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Reporter's column - Gabriel's Gripes

In two days, I'll have eschewed cigarettes from my life for eight months straight. It wasn't easy, as some would have you believe. I searched for quitting methods for years before and from gum to patches the simple fact was that I didn't really want to stop....more >>

My Way

Proposed streetscape is beautiful -- now, where's the money coming from?

There's no denying that the streetscape concept proposed for downtown Oxford is absolutely beautiful. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it's dazzling, even breathtaking. It's obvious that a lot of time, effort and thought went into creating this plan....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

March madness

Good-bye February. It was fun but now it is time for March, marking the end and beginning of two sport seasons. This week's adventures include the Lady Wolves Varsity Basketball team going for their second consecutive district title in Holly....more >>

Letter to the editor - Conversation on Education's Future

On March 13, Michigan Citizens Advocating for Public Education (MI-CAPE) and Lake Orion Community Schools Involved Citizens (LOCSIC) will host a Lake Orion Community Conversation on Education' Future....more >>

Letter to the editor - Special Olympians offer thanks and promote St. Patrick's Day breakfast

Dear Editor, On behalf of our Lake Orion Special Olympians, I want to thank everyone for your continued support of our athletes! We had a very successful night at Chili's in Auburn Hills....more >>

Letter to the editor - Ceremony inspires Young Marine

Dear Editor, September 11 Ceremony 2011, at the Orion Veterans Memorial, a Young Marine, Noah Chappell, wrote this inspiring description of what he saw and felt when the last wall was unveiled....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Doctor, do I watch too many detective shows?

My most watched shows on television are "The Mentalist," "NCIS," "The Closer" and "Blue Blood." My DVR is programmed to record them. They came to mind recently when I found myself searching for the background of a recently recommended orthopedic surgeon....more >>

Don't Rush Me

OMG WWDD?

What would Dad do?

So, there I was. All snuggled up, warm and cozy under the blankies, lying in bed reading some cheap pulp fiction (Black Rain, by Graham Brown). It was last Wednesday night, around 8:30....more >>

Letter to the editor

Support for ethical conduct rules

Dear Editor, I'm afraid The Clarkston News has misidentified the main issue raised by George Butler's presentation on appropriate and ethical conduct by school board members at the Feb....more >>

Letter to the editor

A call to support children with bond

Dear Editor, I would first like to remind everyone that when we replace negative thoughts with positive ones, we will start receiving positive results! The cost of this bond is minimal and just imagine how it will help give our children the quality education that they deserve....more >>

Letter to the editor

Reader supports following Hyer's precedent

Dear Editor, As a longtime resident, I was shocked to find out that elected members of the Clarkston School Board have to take an oath to give up their first amendment rights to speak freely to those that have elected them....more >>

Raymond James A column by James Kruzan

This year's tax, retirement deadlines

Important Tax & Retirement Planning Deadlines for 2012: Sept. 30 Beneficiary Designation Date. It may be possible for beneficiaries of IRAs and Qualified Retirement Plans to take Required Minimum Distributions based on their own single life expectancy only if the deceased IRA or QRP account owner had a Designated Beneficiary(s)....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Christian nation or nation of Christians?

Many people like to think of the United States as a Christian nation, they even see it as a part of our founding. This type of thinking is very dangerous because it actually takes us, as Christians, out of our proper place in society....more >>
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Born July 29th
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
1909: Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
1918: Edwin Greene O'Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
1918: Mary Lee Settle, novelist.
July 29th
in history
1830: Liberals led by the Marquis of Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king's restrictions on citizens' rights.
1848: A rebellion against British rule is put down in Tipperary, Ireland.
1858: Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.
1862: Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore's Mill, Missouri.
1875: Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina rebel against the Ottoman army.