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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 >>
Donald Turner
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.