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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 August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
1992: Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.