As we move closer to working out the details of formulating a state budget, tough decisions must be made on spending finite resources to ensure that taxpayer dollars go toward bettering the state and making improvements for Michigan residents....more >>
They're all in my rockin' column (and it ain't fair)!
Not too long ago -- on one of those subzero, Polar Blast Days we experienced -- area business man Ed Adler called me. Before answering said call, I first doubled checked my schedule to make sure I had the time to converse with Ed....more >>
Upset about chamber firing Bills as director Holly Bills was amazing at her job as exeuctive director of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce! She not only was great with our business, but not one person I have spoken with while mentioning her name, has had one bad thing to say....more >>
There was a question posted recently on a local Facebook page concerning Lake Orion Schools and its coaches. The question asked if it is better to have a coach with integrity or one that has a winning program....more >>
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 >>
When I go to the movies, it's to escape the world in which I live and work. Catching a 3D screening of "The Lego Movie," however, left me with a sense of deja vu. That feeling was strongest the third or fourth time the plastic minifigs broke out into their hit song "Everything is Awesome!" "Everything is awesome!" they'd sing....more >>
As I look out my office window, I see a snowdrift that is over three feet tall. In a 24-hour period recently, our region experienced snow, rain, ice and even "thundersnow." It seems this winter has dished-out every conceivable scenario for bad weather....more >>
1907: Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist (The Conformist, Conjugal Love).
1908: Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist.
1916: Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author.
1929: Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive.
1944: Rita Mae Brown, novelist.
November 28th in history
1925: The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
1935: The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
1937: Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.
1939: The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.
1941: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saves the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attack.The Grumman F4F Wildcat.