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L. Brooks Patterson describes Detroit Water & Sewer as broken

Faith In Action, Ike McKinnon and L. Brooks Patterson

Last week in these parts was -- well, newsflash -- it was cold and snowy. Aside from that, I attended my first State of the (Oakland) County address and my first Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs Quality of Life committee meeting....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

My daddy died at 93: 94 if he'd sanitized

'I don't believe I need to buy Purell to sanitize my hands . . .'

A big percent of Americans can be talked, or sold into anything. Like hand sanitizers, but only if they are used correctly, according to an article I read a few Sunday's ago. Of course, the only reason I read it was to confirm my belief that I should have died years ago from shaking hands and using doorknobs....more >>

Clarkston News Editorial: Closing communication is not the answer

It's come to our attention that this newspaper has acted unfairly. We, of course, disagree. The City of The Village of Clarkston's manager has given notice she will no longer answer questions from this newspaper or its representatives....more >>

Closing communication is not the answer

It's come to our attention that this newspaper has acted unfairly. We, of course, disagree. The City of The Village of Clarkston's manager has given notice she will no longer answer questions from this newspaper or its representatives....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Death by dog

In North Korea if you disagree with the "dear leader" one execution method is death by a pack of starved dogs. Thankful you don't live in North Korea? Although a bit of an extreme analogy, I wonder is America inching towards squashing freedom of speech....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Planning, collaboration keys to school success

By Dr. Rod Rock Great things continue to happen in the Clarkston Community Schools. The district is experiencing positive trends in achievement, finance, planning, co-curriculars, and professional development....more >>

Spiritual Matters

God's law can't be broken

"One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, 'Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?' And he said to them, 'Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
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.
August 23rd
in history
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.
1944: German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1950: Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.