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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Protecting Michigan's greatest asset: Our children

We all want our children to be successful. Their educational journeys begin at home, but continue in the classroom. A bipartisan bill package from state Reps Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage and Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, works to improve teacher and administrator evaluations....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Readers respond to Rush writing

Washington DC brings out the opinions!

I love alliteration almost as I love it when people, of their own volition, take time out of their lives and read what I've written. And, I love that almost as much as I do when those some individuals then take more time out of their lives (time they will never get back) and write me because of what they've read....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Sounds of spring bring back memories

I was awakened at 12:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning recently by the sound of hot-rodders spinning wheels and racing engines with modified mufflers. I said to myself, "It must be spring!" I live on mile-long stretch of blacktopped road with few houses....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Just the facts

Some say stories in The Clarkston News about all the issues happening in the City of the Village of Clarkston are nothing but negative. But we have just reported the facts, and the things going on are negative....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Reader finds lots of value in library Dear Editor, On Aug. 5 voters in Independence township and the Village of Clarkston will decide the fate of our library. The average homeowner in both the township and the village has been paying $69....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Library millage requests too much, reader says

In response to those who support the second chance, stealth, library tax increase vote on Aug. 5, 2014, Independence Township district library supporters fail to mention that long before the library tax increase proposal was voted down on Nov....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.