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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 October 4th
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.