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Cancer hits close to home

When the Wright family became involved with Clarkston's Football for a Cure in 2009, they never thought one day a football player would be wearing a jersey for one of them. "I was diagnosed last October," said Renee Weaver-Wright, who is a member of the chain-gang during the Wolves' home games....more >>
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Scholarship honorees

Dylan Peck and Shauna Siwicki received the 2012 Steve Howe Scholarship Fund Award. "It was really exciting," said Siwicki. "I wasn't expecting to get the scholarship so it was cool to get it....more >>
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Gridiron beckons return

The countdown to the beginning of the football season is almost over. Practice sessions start this upcoming Monday and the gridiron heroes head to Saginaw Valley State University on Sunday night....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.