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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 >>

News Briefs

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 March 1st
1904: Glenn Miller, big band leader during the 1930s and '40s.
1914: Ralph Waldo Ellison, African-American author (Invisible Man).
1917: Robert Lowell, Jr., poet, won Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for Lord Weary's Castle.
1921: Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator.
1921: Howard Nemerov, writer, another Pulitzer Prize recipient.
March 1st
in history
1960: 1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
1968: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.
1969: Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.
1974: A grand jury indicts seven of President Nixon's aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.
1985: The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a nuclear winter.