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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 >>

Opinions

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 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.
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in history
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.
1893: A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.