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Don't Rush Me

It's all the rage: cumalitive voting

Mayor Daley was ahead of the curve by 50 years!

I didn't believe it when I watched a local FOX News video. It had to be a joke. And, I guess it still could be -- but the more I looked into it, the more information I found to back up that "one-man, one-vote" could be a thing of the past....more >>

Don't Rush Me

ARRRRG! I hate politics, governments, et al

And, don't forget Don't Rush Me The Show is on our 411 site. Check it out!

I can tell this is gonna be a rough period in my life. I can see into the future and behold a time of turmoil, grief and -- oh yes, election time politics. I hate politics. I don't trust, admire or really like politicians and their bureaucratic brethren who run government....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Another time the judge got it right

Last March, the Waco, Texas Environmental Quality office received a complaint. It was alleged that David Cousins leased out a hunting cabin and allowed hunters to defecate in the woods....more >>

Keiser's Role

Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Election surprises

Our office phones rang of the hook after our last editorial hit news stands. Even Independence Township Trustee Neil Wallace came into our office Wednesday morning looking for a paper....more >>

Letter to the editor

Support appreciated

Dear Editor, To the residents of the City of the Village of Clarkston who supported us on Aug. 3 and again at the City Council meeting on Monday night, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and say thank you! To the residents who, for whatever reason, are not in favor of retaining the Clarkston Police Department, we ask you please keep an open mind on this topic....more >>

Letter to the editor

Show care to servicemen

Dear Editor, This past June, a Congressional Committee heard the following: Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) voiced concern. "The increase in suicides by military personnel in the last few years is alarming," he read from his opening statement....more >>

Spiritual matters

We are not despicable in God's eyes

The other day my family and I went to see the new movie, "Despicable Me." This is an enjoyable tale about a villain named Gru who attempts to pull off the biggest heist in history using three orphan girls but finds his heart changed by their innocence....more >>

Letter to the editor: 'Election marked by unified effort'

Dear editor, On behalf of the Election Commission and myself, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who assisted with the August 3, 2010 Primary Election. Lake Orion Schools, the Township Library, as well as many local churches provided outstanding community support by hosting a precinct and we are truly grateful for their generosity....more >>

Letter to the editor: Orion pub extends boat challenge

Dear editor, Some may be fearful to race in a dragon boat, some may wonder who will win the coveted dragon prize, others ponder what all the hype is about. One thing is for sure, when the dragon boats come to Lake Orion on August 28 and 29, Matt Moore, of the Orion Sports Bar, and his team will be ready to challenge any bar or team that has the guts to go up against them....more >>

Letter to the editor: Village pres. recommends coffee club

Dear editor, I've always been concerned for the health of our village businesses. In my many conversations with business owners I try to keep in mind the organizations, groups and committee resources that are in place and available to help them....more >>

Letter to the editor: 'Make marijuana legal...period'

Dear editor, I shake my head when I read editorials in The Lake Orion Review about keeping the "evil" marijuana out of our community. Although I don't use marijuana, I was in full support of seeing it become legal for medicinal purposes....more >>

Letter to the editor: Backpacks needed for back-to-school

Dear editor, Back-to-school shopping can be so expensive and when you're on a tight budget, it can be very difficult to get your children the items they need. That's why Oxford/Orion FISH is starting to collect donations for the annual School Backpack Drive, scheduled for Aug....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1689: James II's 15-week siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure.It was a shaken and demoralized English column that returned to its northern Irish base at Newry on the evening of May 28, 1595.
1740: Thomas Arne's song Rule Britannia is performed for the first time.
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.