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Dispensaries OK in my book as long as they are regulated

I'm pleased to see Oxford Township has been taking a rational, logical approach to the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries, instead of just prohibiting them. However, now it seems the fate of dispensaries is going to come down to whether the township board is willing to spend the tax dollars necessary to craft its own regulatory ordinance or take the cheap and lazy way out by just banning them....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What do frogs and bicyclists have in common?

They both get in the way!

So, I finally started reading the book, A Walk In The Woods, by Bill Bryson. Folks have been after me to read it for years . . . well, since 1998 when it was first published. The book is about Bryson's (a travel writer) trek along the 2,000-some-odd miles of the Appalachian Trail....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Shopping with a list doesn't stop duplicating

I can't count the number of times I've been lured into buying stuff without thought. Especially, in grocery sections. I most always shop with a list. Too often I don't look at it until I've got my basket half full....more >>

Feel like doin' some diggin'?

Out Loud: A column by Laura Colvin

Are you into Orion? Do you dig history? You've gotta check out iDig Orion. OK, so call me a little biased, but I love digging through old editions of The Lake Orion Review. It's a lot of fun to see who was doing what 20, 40, 60 years ago or more....more >>
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Born March 28th
1818: Wade Hampton, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
1862: Aristide Briand, premier of France (1909-22).
1868: Maxim Gorky, Russian short story writer and novelist.
1895: James McCudden, the first RAF pilot to receive the Victoria Cross.
1909: Nelson Algren, novelist (The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side).
March 28th
in history
1939: The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.
1941: The Italian fleet is routed by the British at the Battle of Matapan.
1941: English novelist Virginia Woolf throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body is never found.
1942: A British ship, the HMS Capbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.
1945: Germany launches the last of its V-2 rockets against England.