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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 October 31st
1887: Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Nationalist.
1896: Ethel Waters, actress and blues singer.
1902: Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, journalist and short story writer.
1917: William H. McNeil, historian (The Rise of the West).
1925: Charles Moore, influential post-modern architect.
October 31st
in history
1803: Congress ratifies the purchase of the entire Louisiana area in North America, adding territory to the U.S. which will eventually become 13 more states.
1838: A mob of about 200 attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing 20 men, women and children. Crossing the continent--on foot.
1864: Nevada becomes the 36th state. The story of a killer named Queho.
1941: After 14 years of work, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed.
1952: The United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.