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Don't Rush Me

Were I the great and powerful Oz . . .

oh the fun we could have

I wrote this bit of a slacker-post-holiday Don't Rush Me column, last Tuesday. Then I erased it (or, more honestly, back spaced over the already typed letters) and decided a different tact....more >>

Letter to Editor

Politics, labels ignore problems In reading CJ's June 25column I find it amusing how often the word conservative is used interchangeably with the word Republican and the word liberal is used when referring to Democrats....more >>

My Way

Here's to life, liberty and the protection of property

"It is not a little disquieting to realize that in private property there survives the last domain of privacy of any kind. Every other wall has been overthrown." "Ideas Have Consequences" by Richard M....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Life's joys come from a well-maintained lawn

It's amazing to me how the makers of lawn keeping tools, fertilizers and seeds constantly aim their messages toward people who detest yard work. Like: "Use our products and have more time to enjoy life!" The picture that follows is of man sitting on his duff in a lounge chair in his yard....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Kudos to Pat

I would just like to say how much I admire Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle for helping soldiers through their trying times despite his own personal tragedy, the passing of his son David, a veteran (see story on Page 1)....more >>

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Letters to the Editor

CNews thanks for serving community Dear Editor, On behalf of our nearly 600 members in the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce, we would like to recognize and thank The Clarkston News for their service promoting local commerce, free enterprise and public service....more >>
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Born September 5th
1638: Louis XIV, The Sun King of France who built the palace at Versailles.
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
September 5th
in history
0: The Fire of London is extinguished after two days.The Great Fire of London! Oh the miserable and calamitous spectacle!
1664: After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.
1792:
1804: In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1816: Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.