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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 August 22nd
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
1935: E. Annie Proulx, writer (Postcards, The Shipping News).
August 22nd
in history
1642: Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
1849: The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.
1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.