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Don't Rush Me

Let's show some love to ear wax

In the past I have discussed the logistics of feet sweating something like 91 quarts of sweat a year. I have delved into the mysterious differences between men and women. I have even had the courage to explore what happens to a penny after it is swallowed....more >>

Guest opinion:By Eric Wilson Oakland County Road Commissioner

State needs to raise gas tax to fix potholes

Enough is enough. Enough cold weather, snow and potholes. We've seen more than our share of record cold weather and snow. These have led to icy roads, countless potholes, challenging gravel roads and all manner of unpleasant conditions....more >>

Guest Opinion:Oakland Circuit Court Judge Rudy Nichols

Freedom of association it is a strongly held view by many people, in fact even grafted into our Constitution. It is so engrained that we are often told we should not engage in guilt by association....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Fall on your sword

We all make mistakes. We don't live in a perfect world, and it would be pretty boring if we did. Sometimes when you make mistakes you just need to admit it, apologize and hope you can move forward....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Think you're indispensable? Read this poem...

It seems like our governmental leaders, and would-be DC leaders, are hell-bent on making us a dependent nation. The President is leading the effort to widen the dole base and shrink the work force....more >>
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Born March 6th
1899: Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max Schuster.
1908: Lou Costello, American comedian, partner of Bud Abbott.
1928: Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Columbian-born novelist (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera).
1937: Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, the first woman to orbit the Earth.
1944: Dame Kiri Te Kannawa, operatic soprano.
March 6th
in history
1836: After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.
1853: Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata premieres in Venice.
1857: The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens.
1860: While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.
1884: Over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, present President Chester A. Arthur with a demand that he voice support for female suffrage.