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Kudos: Township gives choices, village lowers price

Boy, the bi-weekly Local Leadership Love Fest isn't going to like my column this week. I'm actually praising two governments, which is going to leave them with nothing to complain and snipe about behind my back....more >>

Jim's Jottings

There were prejudices, there will always be such

Because I've always rooted for the American League in All-Star and league championship baseball games I'm prejudiced. And I see nothing to be gained by having the leagues play each other during the summer....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Hoping for best in school search

Right at the beginning of Clarkston's search for a new superintendent, and some signs are less than encouraging. Reporter Wendi Reardon sent an e-mail to school board members asking about the timeline for the search, and what they want in a superintendent....more >>

Letter to the editor

Keep police to avoid merger

Dear Editor, When citizens approve a millage for the police department, it is generally for the purpose of maintaining or increasing police protection. I must add that Clarkston is Main Street and the police have done a good job of regulating traffic on Main Street....more >>

Heavenly father shows the way

When I was younger my children gave me a T-shirt that I grew very fond of. It said: "Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy." Many people might wonder about the difference between the two....more >>

Medical marijuana unwelcome

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, I am disappointed in the township trustee board for their vote rejecting the ordinance language that would have kept medical marijuana out of Orion , or at least for a time as to see what results it has on other communities around us that already allow its use....more >>

'Everyone makes mistakes'

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, In response to Michele Palermo's letter to the editor about undermining a parent's authority by the officers extending a grace to the teenagers (Decision 'undermines' parents' authority, June 16) Michele, you are completely off base....more >>

What's with high level of pollution reported in Orion?

Letter to the editor

Dear editor, This letter is also directed to Orion Township and state officials, and WPHA board. Upon reading the June 20 Detroit Free Press cover story "Life in Our Most Polluted Zip Code," I was shocked to find Lake Orion among the top 15 polluted zip codes in Michigan....more >>

Google Docs: Free and efficient

A column by Mike Toth

You may have heard about a company called Google, you know the one that allows you to find anything about anything on the internet. Well, they also offer many services for free. One that I would like to bring to your attention is called Google Docs....more >>

MC -- The Hammer

Having fun with big kid stuff

Anyone in Lake Orion selling a three bedroom, two bathroom house on acreage for under $200,000? I want it. *** It's peculiar how doing "adult" things makes you feel very much like an adult....more >>
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Born October 6th
1846: George Westinghouse, prolific inventor, held over 100 patents on creations including air brakes for trains.
1887: Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner.
1895: Caroline Gordon, writer (The Strange Children).
1906: Janet Gaynor, film actress.
1908: Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress.
October 6th
in history
1965: Patricia Harris takes post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.
1966: Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1969: Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.
1973: Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. Only selfless acts of bravery by the 188th Barak Brigade prevented the Syrians from capturing the heights and threatening the entire north of Israel.
1981: Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.