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Tobacco is not porn

Only in today's world could a store that sells tobacco be equated with a business that deals in pornography. Case in point, the Oxford Village planner has suggested adding businesses that deal in tobacco to the "adult uses" category of the municipality's zoning ordinance because there are some concerns about having "family unfriendly uses" in the downtown area....more >>

Letters to Editor

Some thoughts from an 'imperialist dog' As a Baby Boomer I always loved hippie rhetoric, but never really understood what it meant. Thanks to the Oxford School District and Confucius Institute now I understand the meaning of capitalist/imperialist dog....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

Back To The Basics

Yours truly tries to apply outside of the box thinking to education, local government, business and life

In case you didn't know this newspaper hosts a few business networking groups. We call 'em Coffee Clubs and you can find out more about these local business groups by liking and following our Facebook page (www....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Journey of a liver

I soaked in the news calmly but inside I was bursting at the seams - last Thursday would be my last visit with Veslav Stecevic, M.D. My liver looked good. Losing 90 pounds had reversed the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), also known as fatty liver....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader says 'let good people do good things'

Dear Editor, When will you stop? Seriously, haven't we heard enough from Mr. Johnston? For years all he has offered is criticism of everyone and everything without a single REASONABLE solution....more >>

Spiritual Matters

With love should come action

With Valentine's Day near our thoughts turn to love. I remember falling in love with my wife - oh what a feeling such romantic love is. And now 35 years later I still feel that love, but I have learned that lasting love in marriage is commitment and action more than a feeling....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1776: The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.