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Don't Rush Me

Social media is a seductive mistress

And, I succumbed

You know, it wasn't that long ago (actually it was exactly one year and four months ago -- I know, cuz I just looked it up) that I railed against the ominous intrusion in our lives that was then and is now Facebook....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Community staple

I found myself in limbo a few weeks ago. I was done with where I had been and had a few hours until my next appointment. Because I was already close to where I needed to be I didn't want to go home....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Offerings from Helen, Mickey, Joe K., then me

In Helen's offerings this week, are items from church bulletins, like . . . The fasting and prayer conference includes meals. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Voters already spoke on library issue Dear Editor, Let's see if I understand. We had a good Independence Township library governed by an obsolete state law. The millage was low and the general fund was used to fill gaps....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Readers support Aliaga for state rep

Dear Editor, Our Statewide Primary Election is coming soon on Aug. 5. We are supporting a great candidate for the 43rd District State Representative, Jose Aliaga. Jose has local experience serving as an Independence Township Trustee....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Options to fund library

Libraries should no longer be funded by millage. If they are managed effectively and are truly a viable entity, they can exist as a non-profit with a Enterprise Fund. The Clarkston Independence District Library is going to eventually lose its millage funding....more >>
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Born October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
October 20th
in history
1944: U.S. troops and on Leyte in the Philippines, keeping General MacArthur's pledge I shall return.General George C. Kenney pioneered aerial warfare strategy and tactics in the Pacific theater.
1945: Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to present a unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public hearings on alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify is Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denies that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refuses to label anyone a communist.
1968: Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1973: Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States, following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.