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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 October 26th
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
1947: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
October 26th
in history
1954: Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.
1955: The Village Voice is first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
1957: The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the nation's most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accused Zhukov as promoting his own cult of personality and saw him as a threat to his own popularity. Red Army Assault on Berlin.
1958: The first New York - Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York - London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.
1970: Gary Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury first appears.