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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Protecting residents from scams and fraud

In a perfect world, Michigan residents wouldn't have to worry about scammers, phony charities, fake investment advisors, and other individuals and companies who attempt to mislead and rip off Michigan residents....more >>

Guest editorial - Oh say can you see?

Attending school in the innocence of the 50's meant we were not troubled with all the regulations that are now running rampant in our society. It meant that every morning we would take time to recite the pledge of allegiance and every classroom was decorated with an American flag....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Book sale succeeds! Thanks!

Thank you, community, for another successful book sale. In these trying times it is rewarding to see so many used books recycled and reread. We had thousands of books and after the book sale Grace Center of Hope picked up our leftovers....more >>

Letter to the editor

A vote for Angela Nasso

I support Angela Nasso for Lake Orion School Board because she is nonpartisan, open-minded, and understands the delicate balance between fiscal responsibility and educating our children for the challenges of tomorrow....more >>

Don't Rush Me

From the Archives

Block the border! Inspect all vehicles! Too late, they're here.

While Don ponders the Life's great mysteries he didn't write a column this week. So, while he gets in-touch with his inner grouch, here one from the archives, October 2010. And, hey whatever happened to the bedbug problem? * * * For a while now I've been reading about the increase of "undesirables" in the states south of us....more >>

Jim's Jottings

2 Topics:

Ballot props and Phyllis Diller

2 Topics: Ballot props and Phyllis Diller Now that I have my absentee voters ballot in hand I can assume a whole bunch of others do, too. Of course I have an opinion on the six constitutional proposals....more >>

Editorial

No more blowing off board duty

As the new Independence Township Board is elected and seated next month, we deserve a promise four years of dedicated service. This is something we once took for granted. Not anymore....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Reopen a case of O.J.

Maybe O.J. Simpson didn't do it. I know the standard narrative from 20 years ago. Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ron Goldman were murdered by someone armed with a knife. O....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Support for Brooks's campaign for Congress

Dear Editor, A few years ago there was a popular experiment in which they put a frog into a pot of boiling water and the frog immediately jumped out. Next, they placed a frog in a pot of cool water and the frog just swam around....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Call for new blood on Clarkston Board of Education

Dear Editor, I am very concerned about the direction of the Clarkston Schools. The board president seems to be very focused on doing a board self-evaluation. I'm not sure any more time needs to be spent on that....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Taste of Clarkston all-around huge success

Dear Editor, A huge thank you to all involved in Taste of Clarkston this year! We estimate about 17,000 visited Taste of Clarkston enjoying a gorgeous fall day, great food, music and entertainment in the Historic Village....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Fundraiser raises over $4,000 for veteran projects

Dear Editor, Our Fall Fundraiser was a huge success! Besides having a great time, we raised a total of $4,498. We will split these funds equally with the Auxiliary and the SAL and they will be used to support our Veteran related projects....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Real change starts with individuals

During the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American History. His speech, known as the Gettysburg Address, was to recognize the awesome sacrifices made during the Civil War in order to preserve the Union and to liberate the slaves in the confederacy....more >>
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Born October 25th
1888: Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
October 25th
in history
1854: During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.
1916: German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria. Eagle of the Aegean Sea
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.