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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 November 24th
1826: Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.
1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.
1859: Cass Gilbert, architect.
1864: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.
1868: Scott Joplin, composer.
November 24th
in history
1950: UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas. A Fresh Perspective.
1961: The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.
1963: Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
1977: Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
1979: The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange. Defoliation.