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Teachers' window of opportunity is now open

By Audrey Spalding For teachers represented by the Michigan Education Association, freedom comes just once per year — in August. That's because the MEA says August is the only month in which they will allow teachers to choose whether to pay union dues....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Damn. I knew the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge would come a'calling

@#$%&!! I hate this kinda stuff!

Let me put this out, up front before we get too far into what will probably turn out to be a classic Don Rush Diatribe (DRD for those who like communicating in text lingo). I don't really "hate" anything....more >>

Letters to Editor

'Shame on' Addison voters The voters of Addison Township did not pass the millage request for NOTA. Shame on you. We are the most rural of the townships involved and our seniors and handicapped residents need this service badly....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Covering all the bases

The rapid increase in 'cold' calls has increased the 'heat' in my blood cells. These calls must have turned off listeners to the point of having lost their effectiveness (if they even any to begin with)....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Crim runner, finally

It was nice to read in the paper about local kids training with the Crim folks from Flint. Maybe I'll see some of them this weekend at the race. I've been training for the Crim for months now....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support Dear Editor, On behalf of the entire 2014 Library-YES committee, we would like to sincerely thank the Clarkston and Independence Township community for their support of the library millage proposal in the recent primary election....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Hope stems from Christian values

Christian values are important to many of us. We were brought up in a world that seems so different from our world today. Wars and violence create anxiety. We watch what is taking place in other parts of the world and wonder at the looks of anger and hatred we see on the faces of the people, then see the look of anguish at the loss of loved ones....more >>
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Born July 6th
1910: Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer.
1921: Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan.
1927: Bill Haley, rock 'n' roll musician.
1935: Dalai Lama [Tenzin Gyatso], Tibetan religious leader, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
July 6th
in history
1770: The entire Ottoman fleet is destroyed by the Russians at the battle of Cesme.
1788: 10,000 troops are called out in Paris as unrest mounts in the poorer districts over poverty and lack of food.
1835: John Marshall, the third chief justice of the Supreme Court, dies at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracks.
1836: French General Thomas Bugeaud defeats Abd al-Kader's forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.
1854: The Republican Party is officially organized in Jackson, Michigan.