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Let's hear it for the boards! Let's give the boards a hand!

Normally, I use my column space to criticize the actions of local governments and officials. And 99 percent of the time, they give me plenty of things to write about. Bless their corrupt, inept and lazy little hearts....more >>

Don't Rush Me

You can get the straight poop on T.P. here

Or, why bidets are, uhm, better?

You know I'm just like you (even if you're a chick). I am just an average Joe and every time a new year comes around I kinda want to do things better. And, if I can't do better, then maybe just doing them a little different will work, too....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Late gift ideas to be ignored (reprint from the first week in 2006)

It's been over three weeks since Jottings has been live, and in a way that's good. Had we been live recently, chances are we would have offered two gift ideas that would lighten your change drawer, while being totally unnecessary....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

Snow day magic

When flakes fell outside the front windows of The Clarkston News office last week, I thought of snow days. Those glorious unexpected holidays from school meant sledding, fort building, and cracking through the icy surface of what had been a puddle just the day before....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Life is circular, transcendent, as Mayans knew

For those of you who may not have noticed, the world ended last month. Not the physical world, as many had predicted, but the world as we know it. This may not be news worthy as it happens all the time, "I die every day" (1Cor 15:31) says the Apostle Paul....more >>
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Born December 27th
1822: Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist.
1829: Hinton Helper, southern abolitionist who wrote The Impending Crisis.
1901: Marlene Dietrich, German-born singer and actress.
1943: Cokie Roberts, American broadcast journalist.
December 27th
in history
1956: Segregation on buses in Tallahassee, Florida is outlawed.
1968: The United States agrees to sell F-4 Phantom jets to Israel. By that same year the jet was incorporated widely into the Air Force inventory.
1979: President Hafizullah Amin of Afghanistan is ousted and murdered in a coup backed by the Soviet Union, beginning a war that will last more than 10 years.
1983: President Reagan takes all responsibility for the lack of security in Beirut that allowed a terrorist on a suicide mission to kill 241 Marines.
1984: Four Polish officers are tried for the slaying of Reverend Jerzy Popieluszko.