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Political math

One of the main reasons we hold elections is to divine the Will of the People when it comes to choosing representatives and deciding on important issues. If Candidate X gets more votes than Candidate Y, the people want Candidate X....more >>

The Orion Beat - Lives in the balance

Congratulations to the LOHS Football team. A top four finish is a great achievement and a testament to the hard work and passion of the players, coaching staff, parents, and fans. But are we as psyched about our freshman honor trio who will sing at the State finals on January 17? How many of us went up to Ford Field on Nov....more >>

Leave Lake Orion, and other on track school districts, alone

Anybody who has an interest in Michigan's public education system knows there are school districts in this state that are struggling mightily and others that are doing a commendable job preparing our young people for the future....more >>

A thank you from Orion FISH

I just wanted to take a moment and say I am thankful for everyone who continually helps FISH by donating your time, monies, groceries, talking about us to your neighbors, friends, and families....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Veterinarian goes lite on Shayna's eating routine

Editor's Note: Still full from Thanksgiving dinner and disappointed by Michigan's loss to Ohio State, Mr. Sherman decided to run a 'best of' column from Nov. 29, 2006. Enjoy! No dog we've ever owned heard us say "kennel" when we referred to a dropping off point when we were leaving town for a while....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Sometimes I just don't know

I've said it to more folks than I care to remember. "It" is this: At this point in my life, I am less about the story and more about doing what is right and helping folks out. A goodly while back a family in Orion Township contacted me in need of help....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Farewell to Hostess

I should probably put a warning on this so I guess this is it - if you are hungry don't read the first part. Go ahead and skip to the end. If you haven't heard by now Hostess is no more....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Library millage prompts letters

Heartsick over defeat, but appreciative of yes votes Dear Editor, I am just heartsick the millage proposal on the ballot for the newly established Clarkston Independence District Library didn't pass....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Lost money, found America

This is a story that could only happen in a small town, and only because it was two days before Thanksgiving. I know it is true because it happened to me. We've all been there: rushing through an already crazy busy day and it's only 10am....more >>

Fitness matters

Expert answers to health, wellness questions

Question: I heard that snacking during the day can cause weight gain. Is this true? Answer: We tend to associate snacking with negative impacts on our weight and overall health as snack foods have a reputation for providing unwanted, empty calories and fat....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Questions to ponder

In the wake of the 2012 election, I question what we are doing to our fellow human beings? Is raising the most money for the long campaign expenses really necessary or justifiable? What characteristics constitute a good man or woman, a good leader, a good negotiator, even a good politician? Is the killer instinct a qualifier for leadership? We say we need to stop bullying; yet we teach bullying tactics by example and possibly interpreted as courage and strength....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
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in history
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.
1943: British troops in Italy enter Naples and occupy Foggia airfield. The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
1944: The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.
1946: Twelve Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials---Karl Donitz, Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.
1974: Five Nixon aides--Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon's Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell--go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.