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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 February 27th
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
1930: Joanne Woodward, actress (Rachel, Rachel, The Three Faces of Eve).
1932: Elizabeth Taylor, actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
1934: Ralph Nader, consumer advocate.
February 27th
in history
1939: The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
1942: British Commandos raid a German radar station at Bruneval on the French coast.
1953: F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.
1962: South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem is unharmed as two planes bomb the presidential palace in Saigon.
1963: The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.