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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 October 26th
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
1947: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 26th
in history
1881: Three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Revisiting 'Doc' Holliday.
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.
1942: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific. Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.