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Give NOTA a break

I'll be honest, I've never liked the way Downtown Development Authorities are funded in Michigan. In a nutshell, DDAs get their money by capturing tax dollars from other entities' millages....more >>

Don't Rush Me

SwameeDon proven right. Again!

Attack of the 'reality' TV

Every once in a while I like to go back and read old columns, see if any loose ends need to be tied, corrections or updates need to be made. Usually I don't like reading the old stuff, because -- well a lot of it sucks....more >>

Letter to Editor

Resident grateful for Pearson, state reps. efforts to end Addison's power outages I have just read the Addison Township DTE article and wish to thank Bruce Pearson, Brad Jacobson and Jim Marleau for their efforts to obtain a resolution from DTE for the excessive electric service outages Addison Township continually endures....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 >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Experiences in the D

Before joining The Clarkston News, I had a job in which I had to work in the city of Detroit. I worked in many neighborhoods near Six Mile and the Southfield Freeway. To be honest, I was terrified....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Teacher's sad to see cursive not taught

Dear Editor, In regards to "Writing tells the story, expert says," Jan. 8, I found this interesting and quite relevant. I currently teach English at the community college level. Last week, I returned short essays to a group of freshman and they could not read the comments that I wrote on the essays, telling me "I can't read cursive....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.