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Honesty tops wishlist for new superintendent

Responses were quick as the small audience listed skills and characteristics they wanted in their next superintendent. Honesty, effective communication skills, active listener, sense of humor, nondictator, and treating everyone with respect came from the audience as Richard Dunham from Michigan Association of School Boards quickly typed it onto the list Monday night during the community forum....more >>

Survey: LOHS teachers worried by modified block

But administrators claim new plan for class scheduling is 'best of both worlds'

A big change at the high school, over three years in the making, is about to debut. Back in 2007, a committee examining the possibility of penny-pinching scheduling plans came up with a modified block concept....more >>
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Born July 1st
1903: Amy Johnson, English aviator.
1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
1915: Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
1915: Jean Stafford, American writer (The Mountain Lion).
1916: Roland Robert Tuck, British fighter ace during World War II.
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in history
1945: The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established--the first such agency in the United States.
1950: American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.
1961: British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1963: The U.S. postmaster introduces the zip code.
1966: The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.