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Half is better than nothing

With the coming debate over dispatch services, Oxford Village officials would be wise to remember the old saying, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." At the June 16 Oxford Township Board meeting, representatives from the village and Oakland County Sheriff's Department are expected to state their cases as to why they should provide fire/EMS dispatch services to the township....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Memorial Day and red poppies

"Poppies! Poppies! Poppies!" -- Something the Wicked Witch of the West may have uttered in the 1939 movie classic, "The Wizard of Oz" I know Memorial Day is at hand. And it's not cuz I'm a veteran, genius or anything so noble or extravagant....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Some 'laws' I've used to amuse and enlighten

I'm a occasional quoter of Gumperson's Law, which is probably interchangeable with Murphy's Law, McGurk's Law and your own law. All somewhat resemble the "Law" of the armed services, depending which you want to attribute it to, "If something can go wrong, it will....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Tea? Try whiskey.

Tea Party groups are organizing locally, a sign of some local residents' ire with national politics. Seeking a symbol to rally behind against the Obama administration's nationalization efforts, they went with tea the whole Boston Tea Party theme....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Too much whitewash for reader

Dear Editor, "To whitewash is to gloss over or cover up vices, crimes or scandals or to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data. It is especially used in the context of corporations, governments or other organizations....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with center garden

Dear Editor, The new handicap accessible garden at the senior activity center in Clintonwood Park is the result of a fantastic team of volunteers, Independence Township staff, and county advisors....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Frustrations with township leaders

Dear Editor, I read the article about the director of Parks and Rec. in Independence Township going on a medical leave last month due to the stress of his job working with the current administration....more >>

Spiritual matters

Happiness comes from proper priorities

A father was trying to take a nap on a Sunday afternoon in his living room. His little boy kept bugging him. "Daddy, I'm bored." So his father, trying to make up a game to keep his son busy, found a picture of a world map in the newspaper....more >>

Too many special ed. questions unanswered

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, The only thing that I have heard is that five to six special education staff members will be eliminated through the budget cuts. But I have yet to see or hear what positions will be cut and what impact it will have on our children....more >>

Former resident to township: 'Do the right thing' for Becker

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, I just read the article regarding the liquor license application of Mike Becker, along with Orion Township Trustee Joann Van Tassel's comments regarding the license (Township's last liquor license in limbo, May 5)....more >>

Thirteen years at LOCS

A column by Leah Yanuszeski, Review Intern

This wasn't my idea. It was the editor's, to be exact. She suggested I write a column reflecting on my years in high school. Considering I was near graduation, I thought to myself, who would really care if I rambled on for another 200 words about my experiences at LO? But I'll throw in my two cents about the school board, and school district I just spent thirteen years in....more >>
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Born July 3rd
1883: Franz Kafka, Prague-born German novelist (The Metamorphosis, The Trail).
1908: M.F.K. Fisher, food witer.
1912: Elizabeth Taylor, novelist and short story writer.
1921: Francois-Arnold Reichenbach, documentary filmmaker.
1937: Tom Stoppard, British playwright (Rosencrantz and Gilderstern are Dead).
July 3rd
in history
1916: The Battle of the Somme begins. More than 100,000 men are killed in the first day.
1944: The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1945: U.S. troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
1950: U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
1954: Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.