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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

Of socks and men and boys

Life lessons in the laundry room

While sitting on my the green sofa in my living room I thought of a few things. One. I have actually used this sofa since about 1970, when Grandma Rush moved from her home in Detroit to an apartment in Westland....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A brief chronological look at Detroit

Before Detroit was Detroit, it was what the Anishinabeg tribes called, Bending River. Prior to the 1600s there were no native settlements along this stretch of river. Instead it was a meeting ground -- a place where the Council of Indian Chiefs met to settle tribal difficulties....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Energy never dies

As a kid I would lie in bed at night and think what if there was nothing. No people, no earth, no stars, no sun nor moon in the sky. Strolling through town on assignment one day, I asked passerby's of their strange theories....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Facts show fluoride concern warranted Dear Editor, Kudos to Don Rush on his column regarding toothpaste ("The Super Secret Codeword is (ssh) toothpaste," Oct. 16). The question is IF fluoride in toothpaste is necessary, how much is enough? According to the EPA, "exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Pursue peace with all people

The Bible says, in Hebrews 12:14, that we should "pursue peace with all men." This is an interesting scripture and one we could find very difficult to keep. Surely there are people who God does not want us to pursue peace with! We are living in a time when opinions of people are rampant....more >>
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Born September 23rd
1800: William Holmes McGuffey, educator famous for his book Eclectic Readers.
1838: Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, the first woman presidential candidate (1872) in the United States.
1863: Mary Church Terrell, educator and civil rights advocate.
1865: Emmuska Orczy, baroness and author of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
September 23rd
in history
1945: The first American dies in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon to French forces.Much later, U.S. complicity in the overthrow of South Vietnam's president made it impossible to stay uninvolved in the war.
1952: Richard Nixon responds to charges of a secret slush fund during his 'Checkers Speech.'
1954: East German police arrest 400 citizens as U.S. spies.
1967: Soviets sign a pact to send more aid to Hanoi.Almost flawless in execution, the daring rescue raid at the Son Tay prison camp deep within North Vietnam lacked only one essential ingredient--POWs.
1973: Juan Peron is re-elected president of Argentina after being overthrown in 1955.