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Don't Rush Me

From the suckee to the sucker: Scram!

New mosquito threat spreads in Michigan

We media types love (with a capitol LOVE) it when a "new" disease is discovered somewhere in the world. It has probably been that way since the beginning of the modern era of journalism....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Here to provide you more interest than a bank

I'm among the dullest knives in the drawer, but I didn't need our electrical supplier to tell me how hot the last 30 days were. I got even hotter when I saw their most recent bill was $90 more than the same period in 2009....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Open search

With the new school year approaching, Clarkston's search for a new superintendent is heating up. For an example of how not to do it, how about Oak Park Elementary District 97, outside Chicago? They recently wrapped up their superintendent search, ending up with Clarkston Schools' ex, Al Roberts....more >>

Letters to the editor

Thanks for help with...

...golf outing Dear Editor, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance would like to thank all those who participated in the 17th Annual Golf Outing at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center on June 18, 2010....more >>

Spiritual matters

Trust in God even in today's political atmosphere

This week's primaries have opened up the fall election campaigns. As the country now approaches the midterm elections, we will receive a barrage of information about the candidates....more >>

Letter to the editor: Just say 'no' to medical marijuana

Dear editor, Please, just say "no" to drugs in our community. No. There are no existing Michigan state laws mandating cities, townships or villages change ordinances to accommodate those who want to grow, distribute or sell illegal, mind-altering drugs - AKA medical marijuana - in our communities....more >>

Letter to the editor: Questions about residency remain

Dear editor, Has Tiffany Weber-Phillips really "lived" in Lake Orion since April 2006? I don't know the answer to that question, but the Lake Orion Schools community deserves an answer....more >>

Letter to the editor: Road costs 'not fair' to taxpayers

Dear editor, After reading your July 28, 2010 article (It's not fair, July 28), I can see why local cities and states are going broke. Also has "common sense" disappeared from our society? Why has this situation even gotten to the point it has? When the Atwater Commons Homeowners Association decided to put in the access road for their homeowners to easily access their own property, who made the decision to connect it to the rear parking lot of CVS and Applebee's in the first place? It's not fair or right for the local taxpayers to absorb maintenance costs of this road....more >>

MC -- The Hammer

Living small

I got all caught up. House hunting is exciting more square footage, bigger lot size, massive kitchens, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, tiled bathrooms, marble counters, vaulted ceilings, bonus rooms, four-car garages and the list of desirable features goes on (and on and on)....more >>
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Born July 31st
1816: George Henry Thomas, Union general during the American Civil War.
1837: William Clarke Quantrill, Confederate raider during the American Civil War.
1867: S.S. Kresge, American businessman.
1901: Jean Dubuffet, French sculptor and painter.
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
July 31st
in history
1703: English novelist Daniel Defoe is made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire The Shortest Way With Dissenters.
1760: Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, drives the French army back to the Rhine River.
1790: The U.S. Patent Office opens.
1875: Former president Andrew Johnson dies at the age of 66.
1882: Belle and Sam Starr are charged with horse stealing in the Indian territory.