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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 >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born November 22nd
1899: Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.
1913: Benjamin Britten, English composer, pianist and conductor.
1924: Geraldine Page, actress well known for roles in Tennessee Williams' plays.
1925: Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player.
1943: Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women's rights pioneer.
November 22nd
in history
1964: Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.
1973: Great Britain announces a plan for moderate Protestants and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.
1980: Eighteen Communist Party secretaries in 49 provinces are ousted from Poland.
1982: President Ronald Reagan calls for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.
1986: Justice Department finds memo in Lt. Col. Oliver North's office on the transfer of $12 million to Contras of Nicaragua from Iranian arms sale.