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Opinion

It's All About the Kids:a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

Preparing teens for working world

The New Year is here and many families are focusing on what they can do to make 2014 a prosperous year. Your teenager may be thinking about how he or she can earn money this year for clothing, leisure activities, electronics, spring break, or college tuition....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Camo Out supports 'Hoops for the Troops'

We are a fickle lot, we humans of American descent. I think we forget sometimes how hard the world can be. We live in an area that is fare to middlin' to high rent and bad things can't happen here, to us, the privileged....more >>

Letters to Editor

Readers sound off on open-carry On Thursday, December 12, a man lawfully carried a Glock 9mm handgun into Oxford Middle School to attend a concert a family member was in. He didn't shoot anyone, he didn't violate the law, and no one got hurt....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

The pessimist, the optimist and a Kalohn

I think it was the mid-70's when I first learned there was a Pete Kalohn. He cooked and talked in his father's restaurant in Lake Orion, Gus' Steak House until he opened his own Restaurant, Pete's Roadhaus in Lake Orion....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Polar vortex

With all the talk of "polar vortexes" and almost record breaking snow and ice, I felt the need to check out Roland Emmerich's movie "The Day After Tomorrow." The disaster movie, in which global warming launches an ice age attack on the United States, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for community support of Goodfellows

Dear Editor, The Clarkston Rotary Club would like to extend special recognition to following groups, organizations and businesses for their exemplary support and dedication during this year's Goodfellow newspaper sales and the subsequent "Shoes for Kids....more >>
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Born July 30th
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).
1940: Patricia Shroeder, U.S. congresswoman.
July 30th
in history
1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
1967: General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
1975: Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.