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School board meets Jan. 6

School officials have to hit the books after holiday break. The subject: securing a share of $4.35 billion in federal Race to the Top education funds before deadline. Clarkston Board of Education meets Jan....more >>
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North Sashabaw celebrates holidays

Teachers, parents and volunteers brought bags of food and decorations, hosting a Christmas party for North Sashabaw Elementary students, Dec. 17. Kids exchanges gifts, played games, and enjoyed lots of food at their final class gettogethers of 2009....more >>

'Final candidate' selected for LOHS principal

The high school has been without permanent leadership since July, but the search for a new principal appears to be over. According to an email sent by Margaret Hazlett, executive director of human resources, a 14-member committee selected Sophia LaFayette as the final candidate for the position....more >>
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Born October 7th
1885: Nils Bohr, physicist whose model of atomic structure helped establish quantum theory.
1900: Heinrich Himmler, Nazi leader.
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
October 7th
in history
1849: Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he was found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.