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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 26th
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
1947: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 26th
in history
1942: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific. Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1954: Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.
1955: The Village Voice is first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
1957: The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the nation's most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accused Zhukov as promoting his own cult of personality and saw him as a threat to his own popularity. Red Army Assault on Berlin.