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Co-Editor's Column - Playing on hard mode

Sometimes life takes a nasty turn and nothing ever seems to get better. It's times like this that giving up and letting responsibilities slide or outright fall becomes easy. This can come along with a variety of perceived reasons ranging from "I've bitten off too much, I should tone it back" to "lets see how they manage without ME....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Over medicating our youth?

Local drug peddler says we're pushing too much to our kids

Once again, I love my job. One of the cool things about being Johnny-On-The-Spot, Ace-Reporter, and Award-Winning-Columnist of Don't Rush Me fame, Don Rush, is community contact. Readers write! They write me, they write opinions, articles and books....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Mike and Bubba dominated our news

TV News & The Masters

I don't remember what television news program I watched most in the past half century, but it wasn't 60 Minutes and Mike Wallace. Reading about his passing this week makes me a little sorry I missed his interviews....more >>


You know who you are

Dear Editor, This letter is for the girls who stole my lawn ornaments (and not just mine, you wrecked a lot of yards). And for what? You can't talk about it-except among yourselves....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Costly decisions

I am a person who weighs every pro and con before making a decision. Thinking things through may be a good quality, but it has taken awhile to sit down and address the upcoming $20 million bond proposal for Clarkston Community Schools....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader sees no future in bond

Dear Editor, On May 8, the Clarkston School Board will ask voters to approve a $20 million bond issue. They propose to use 10.5 million of those dollars to upgrade technology. While I believe that our children should be provided with every possible opportunity to prepare them for a successful future, I do not believe that this will be facilitated through this proposal....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Bond invests in kids, reader says

Dear Editor, Did you attend the school district's technology showcase? It was exciting to see how many different ways our teachers are using technology at various grade levels to engage students in learning....more >>

Letter to the Editor

A call for doing what's best for kids

Dear Editor, As a parent of two Clarkston graduates and a teacher in this fine district, I am saddened to read the personal attacks that have accompanied the letters regarding the bond issue....more >>
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Born October 7th
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
October 7th
in history
1780: Colonial patriots slaughter a loyalist group at the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina.
1849: Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he was found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.