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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 >>

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 >>

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 July 30th
1863: Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
1889: Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
1898: Henry Moore, English sculptor.
1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
1924: William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter's Luck).
July 30th
in history
1787: The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.
1799: The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.