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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 September 3rd
1875: Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.
1894: Richard Niebuhr, theologian.
1907: Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.
1914: Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.
1927: Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.
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in history
1939: The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.Captain Johnnie Walker was the Royal Navy's most effective weapon against the German U-boat menace.
1943: British troops invade Italy, landing at Calabria.The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
1944: The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.
1945: General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.
1967: Lieutenant General Ngyuen Van Thieu is elected president of South Vietnam.While the military is responsible for fighting a war, its civilian superiors not only wage war but also determine how it will be fought.