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Letter to the Editor:Voters should decide hot-button issues

There are three issues that should be decided by the American voters. Gay marriage, immigration, and Obamacare. These issues are being rushed into play by the current administration as payback for votes their party received without studying the consequences....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Community center wanted

I was just out at the Seymour Lake Township Park trying to play tennis. The courts have huge cracks and weeds are growing up through them. I've lived in Oxford for 25 years and I thought someday when I retire I'm going to play tennis....more >>

Thanks for the story

On behalf of the Oxford United Methodist Church, I would like to thank C.J. Carnacchio for the great story he wrote in the July 3, 2013 issue of the Oxford Leader ("Church looks to lease space to new Christian school")....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Former Clarkston woman transforms herself

Created on-line fitness course

Life happens to the best of us. Sometimes fortune smiles warmly upon our faces . . . and other times (most oft the time) it has a way of kicking us in the teeth. The trick, of course, is not only how we deal with the bloody lip, but also how we handle life when things are flush with goodness....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What good are cats anyway?

There was a time, oh, not too many years ago that I lived with a killing machine -- and sometimes that murderous mammal even slept in the same bed as I. When the lights would go out and the family would be tucked safely under the covers, it usually began....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Float or sink?

As you get older, or maybe it's just me, time seems to fly by. The days and months go too quickly. It seems it was only a few weeks ago school just let out for summer vacation and students from Clarkston High School's Team RUSH were separated into eight teams and began pondering designs for the annual Rush Regatta....more >>

Burn regs still hazy for residents

Burning in Independence Township is still a hot issue despite a new permit policy approved last year. Township Supervisor Pat Kittle said some residents are confused about what is and isn't regulated by it....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Cable access clarified, actions flawed

By Joette Kunse As one of the five volunteer members of the Public Access Television Committee that was appointed by the township board to advise and make recommendations, I'd like to clarify what the monies received from the cable companies to the township are intended for including the rules of their use by local government....more >>
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Born March 2nd
1900: Kurt Weill, German-born composer (The Threepenny Opera).
1904: Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children's books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
1923: Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.
1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).
March 2nd
in history
1908: An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.
1908: Gabriel Lippman introduces the new three-dimensional color photography at the Academy of Sciences.
1917: Congress passes the Jones Act making Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and makes the inhabitants U.S. citizens.
1923: In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.
1930: Novelist D.H. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Vence, France, at the age of 45.