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Keiser's Role: A Column by Trevor Keiser

Is Georgia on Skilling's mind?

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters" Albert Einstein Over the past several weeks, I've received several phone calls and had many conversations with members of the public (including other public officials) inquiring about whether or not Oxford Schools Superintendent Dr....more >>
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Don't Rush Me

One good turn deserves another

. . . and can some body take this song and put some music to it?

Last month was Community Paper Month here in Michigan and across the vast fruited plains o' America. We had a contest for folks to write an essay on community papers and got some good ones, too....more >>

Jim's Jottings

A lot of be glad about until I got addicted to TV news

I'm glad I got to live those first 87 years of my life. When I break them down to periods, there are some that really stand out. Like those early one-room school times of total innocence; then a 10-year span of war and illness, that got me to some really great married years....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Fall sports

It might be hard to believe but it is time - time for fall sports. Despite the low temperatures and rainy days August has arrived and this week marks tryouts for athletes participating in fall sports and football players going back to the field with two practices a day....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Support for Obama Dear Editor, I am offended by the rant of the once esteemed publisher, James Sherman, Sr. ("President's plan pocked with lies, not leadership," July 30). I would expect such unfounded trite from Fox News, not from a man of education....more >>

A Parent's Perspective By Arina Bokas

What future for our kids?

Whether we think about it or not, in the last 20 plus years since we experienced our K-12 schooling, a lot has changed around us. Our kids are much different from us "then." What they know and how they view the world may make them different learners with different needs and expectations....more >>

Spiritual Matters

What drives your life?

You are driven by something. Right now you may be driven by a problem or a deadline. You may be driven by guilt or fear or the need to impress and succeed. You think, "If I could just have that, if I could just get there, then I would be happy....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1939: Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.
1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.