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Good-bye, Mr. Nardone. Thanks for everything

It was 20 years ago, but it seems like it was only yesterday. Long before I was editor of The Oxford Leader, I was the editorial page editor of the Shamrock, the student newspaper at East Detroit High School....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Women football announcers are a sure sign of the apocalypse

A while back Michigan State defeated Big Ten opponent Iowa in a football game in East Lansing. The Big Ten Network televised the game. I do not know who was responsible for getting the play-by-play announcer, and I guess it doesn't matter....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

It's a small world afterall . . . no, really

Thai girl makes Don cry.

Not too many women have made me cry within hours of meeting them. I must confess, however, before I left for the evening, the water works were opened up and tears openly dripped down my cheeks....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Run for the hills

With four days until Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, my training is over. I probably should have got in some more. My goal is to finish safely, with a secondary goal of maintaining a technically running pace the entire time....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for supporting land conservancy

Dear Editor, On behalf of the staff and directors of the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, I would like to thank all those who attended and supported this year's Wild Night Out fundraising event....more >>
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Born February 9th
1871: Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
February 9th
in history
1909: France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
1916: Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
1922: The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
1942: Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
1943: The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.