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Letter to Editor: Opposed to ORV park

Why are the only options that include ORV use being presented at the charrette? During Charrette #1, it was quite clear that the majority of Oxford residents do not support ORVs in this proposal....more >>

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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

Some white trash we need to avoid

And, I ain't talkin' about my relatives in West Virginia

Last week I was invited to cover a presentation in regards to weight management. I wasn't sure the invitee, Jessica Green, was trying to tell me something, or she wanted press for the event....more >>

Editorial

Main Street doing fine without Main Street

The call to join Main Street Oakland County in last week's front pager "Clarkston champion needed" has its heart in the right place, but isn't needed right now. The Oakland County program would require $35,000-$75,000 in fund-raising to join....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Get help early

As beautiful as humanity can be-it can equally ugly - but these kinds of things must be talked about. I know this girl who was severely sexually abused for quite some time as a child by her mother's boyfriend....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.