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New playscape

Ben Foster, at left, and Christopher Tremblay try out the new playscape at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve off Davisburg Road in Springfield Township. Springfield Township Parks and Recreation are preparing for the new Springfield Farmers' Market at Shiawassee Basin Preserve, 10 a....more >>
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Red Cross training

Larry D. Blevins of Independence Township taught CPR and first aid for more than 20 years with the U.S. Navy. Now he offers it to local residents with Lay Responder Training, which he founded last January with Janice Grier and Allene Mack....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
1992: Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.