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Don't Rush Me

Dangit! It's Sunshine week.

Even though it's cold outside, the quest for open government heats up.

Despite the still colder than normal temperatures, this week you may see journalists across this far and wide land dancing jigs in the streets and in front of governmental buildings (kilts are optional)....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

A box of cereal doesn't need a sprig of parsley

Why do all the hour-long news shows feel they have to have a segment on cooking? Maybe only the Fox News Channel does it, but all the other channels are liberal, and I ain't so sure maybe they aren't (doing cooking shows)....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Yay spring!

The first day of spring is Thursday and I can hardly wait. This winter has been tough on one who recently acquired a taste for running outdoors on sidewalks not covered in banks of snow several feet deep....more >>

Letters to the Editor

More watch dogs needed in community Dear Editor, In response to: "One man can bring down the government!?" Don't Rush Me, March 5, page 7, great commentary, Don. Unfortunately, indeed, there are not enough folks that stand like a rock....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Info access should be goal for all of us

If you've been watching what goes on in Washington and some statehouses across the country, you might wonder if there's any issue that everyone should be able to agree on whether they are conservative or liberal or libertarian, Democrat or Republican, pro-this or anti-that....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Crosses you carry, good and bad

Whether you are religious or not, there is in every life challenges and burdens we carry that weigh heavy on us. Some of those are what I call holy crosses. They are the burdens we bear because they are the right thing to do....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born January 31st
1797: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919: Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925: Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
January 31st
in history
1935: The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943: The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944: U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950: Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966: U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.