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Backpack food program at Andersonville

Many children don't get enough nutritious food, even in Clarkston. For students at Andersonville Elementary this fall, Blessings in a Backpack is there to help. The national program is for students receiving free or reduced lunches during the week at school....more >>

School board meetings now posted on website

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meetings are now available to watch online. The link to the board's last meeting, on July 11, is found on the bottom of the district's home page at www....more >>
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OHS grad headed to China to teach history, maybe football

One of Oxford's sons left for China this week to teach students in the Far East about this nation's past and, if there's enough interest, how to wage the 100-yard war. Gerald Wichman III, a 2004 graduate of Oxford High School, landed a job teaching U....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
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.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.