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Oh man, a rerun!

Editor's Note: As this nightmare of a winter continues to drag on, I find myself with nothing else to do but watch reruns on TV. So, I figured why not rerun a column. Enjoy this one from December 5, 2012....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Duck Dynasty beards, No Label politicians and Bruno Mars?

Your hero puts 'em all together in one big, fat Don't Rush Me column!

I remember there was a time -- actually most of my adult life -- when I would grow a facial hair. Yep, back before the TV show Duck Dynasty made beards popular, yours truly had a nice, manicured one....more >>

Letter to editor

Offended by anonymous letter in mailbox On Jan. 27, I received in my mailbox an unsigned open letter on the topic of the Oxford school district's plans to build a dormitory for international students....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

This is how it works, in too many places

Obama is not a strong supporter of the United States military

First, too often we voters are not offered really good people on a ballot. Second, companies do not always hire totally fair, unprejudiced, honest firms to help them reach new growth goals....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Who, now?

With a stage production like "Peter Pan," Clarkston drama students will be sure to put their best British-type accents to use Captain Hook's evil threats just wouldn't sound the same otherwise....more >>

Letters to the Editor

A call to reconsider emphasis on parking rules Dear Editor, In regards to "Parking confusion downtown," Jan. 29 edition, it's clear that parking downtown should be an important issue for local business owners and the community, but in this election year many hope that we can focus greater attention on perhaps more substantive issues affecting our local and national communities....more >>
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Born April 26th
1875: Syngman Rhee, South Korean statesman.
1893: Anita Loos, novelist and screenwriter (Gentleman Prefer Blondes).
1894: Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader.
1900: Charles Richter, physicist and seismologist.
1914: Bernard Malamud, novelist and short story writer (The Natural).
April 26th
in history
1865: Joseph E. Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee to Sherman.
1915: Second Lieutenant Rhodes-Moorhouse becomes the first airman to win the Victoria Cross after conducting a successful bombing raid.
1929: The first non-stop flight from England to India is completed.
1931: New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits a home run but is called out for passing a runner, the mistake ultimately costs him the home run record.
1937: The ancient Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain is bombed by German planes.