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Talent, effort will drive basketball team

The weather is rapidly cooling, causing sports teams and fans alike to move indoors, making the basketball court at Lake Orion High School the new popular venue. One team filling that space is the Lake Orion High School boys' basketball team, which is looking extremely athletic, talented and ready to have a successful year according to new Head Coach Tom Risi....more >>
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Wrestling team filled out, ready for season

By Gabriel Ouzounian Review Staff Writer Team depth is deceptively important in many sports - those lacking it often do worse than appearances convey. Fortunately, Lake Orion's wrestling team will not have to worry about filling the ranks for the 2011 season....more >>
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Dragon skaters shoot and score two league wins

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor Lake Orion's varsity hockey team found its scoring touch last week in two big OAA league wins. The victories over defending league champ Farmington and Stoney Creek came after the team split two close, low-scoring games against Traverse City West and Warren De LaSalle in a Thanksgiving holiday tournament in Traverse City....more >>
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Lady hoopsters split first two games of new season

By Joe St. Henry Review Editor After thumping Linden in its opening game of the season last week, Lake Orion's girls' varsity basketball team got a taste of its own medicine three nights later, losing big to rival Clarkston....more >>
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Champion wrestlers return to mat to defend crown

It's time to strap on the headgear and roll out the wrestling mats. Fresh off a come from behind victory over Novi Detroit Catholic Central in the Division I state finals, the Wildcats started practice on Monday, Nov....more >>
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Young cheer team has lofty goals for season

Last season was a big step for the Wildcat varsity cheer program. They won the Oakland Activities Association White division, qualified for regionals with a fourth place finish at districts and had a good showing at regionals despite finishing last....more >>
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Swimmers ready to surprise folks with talent

The varsity boys swim/dive team is finding a home in the Oakland Activities Association blue division. Entering their second year in the blue division, varsity swim/dive coach Jackie Rank thinks the 2011-12 Oxford Wildcats are going to surprise some people this year....more >>
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Bowlers hunting for league titles this season

Expectations are high for the varsity boys and girls bowling teams. According to varsity bowling head coach JR Lafnear, it's a "league title or bust" mentality for the varsity girls team, while he expects the boys to turn the corner and contend for a league title....more >>
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Born October 7th
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
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1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.