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Gracias! Mexico donates books to schools

Lakeville Elementary got some experience in the realm of international relations Monday as the school played host to representatives from the Mexican Consulate in Detroit. Consul of Mexico, the Hon....more >>
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Lakeville takes peace pole pledge

In schools across the nation, the sight of students standing with hands placed over their hearts, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is a familiar one. However, on Monday, Lakeville Elementary students started a new tradition by reciting a different pledge to a utopian symbol....more >>

Plan in works to help at-risk kids raise test scores

Plans are being put together to intervene with at-risk students to help bring up the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and ACT test scores at Oxford High School At the community forum held on Tuesday, Sept....more >>
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Run kids, run!

As fast as their little legs could carry them, Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary students (shown on this page and Page 9) ran laps last week to raise funds for their respective schools....more >>
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Running for fun and funds

Lakeville Elementary students took a break from their studies last week to run laps on the playground. Not only was it really good exercise, but the annual "Fun Run" event raised money for the school....more >>
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1910: Dorothy Kirsten, opera singer.
1921: Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan.
1927: Bill Haley, rock 'n' roll musician.
1935: Dalai Lama [Tenzin Gyatso], Tibetan religious leader, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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1770: The entire Ottoman fleet is destroyed by the Russians at the battle of Cesme.
1788: 10,000 troops are called out in Paris as unrest mounts in the poorer districts over poverty and lack of food.
1835: John Marshall, the third chief justice of the Supreme Court, dies at the age of 79. Two days later, while tolling in his honor in Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell cracks.
1836: French General Thomas Bugeaud defeats Abd al-Kader's forces beside the Sikkak River in Algeria.
1854: The Republican Party is officially organized in Jackson, Michigan.