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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 October 2nd
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
October 2nd
in history
1931: Aerial circus star Clyde Pangborn and playboy Hugh Herndon, Jr. set off to complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean from Misawa City, Japan.
1941: The German army launches Operation Typhoon, the drive towards Moscow.
1950: The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
1964: Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer.
1967: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, is sworn in. Marshall had previously been the solicitor general, the head of the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a leading American civil rights lawyer.