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Kingsbury honors local veterans

Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township celebrated Veterans Day on Monday with some local servicemen. After being treated to a delicious breakfast, the veterans introduced themselves, then listened as students talked about what Veterans Day means, read original poetry and even sang "America the Beautiful....more >>
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Iraq veteran visits Clear Lake

Michael Brennan was just a fresh-faced student at Royal Oak Kimball High School when Islamic terrorists launched devastating sneak attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. on Sept....more >>
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Leonard: Thank you vets!

Leonard Elementary's fifth-graders honored local veterans Friday by inviting them to their school to enjoy breakfast and tell their stories. Students asked the veterans questions about their service, their fears, their accomplishments and what life was like in the military....more >>
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Teacher earns more than $3,600 for classroom

Show me a resourceful teacher, and I'll show you some smart students. Webber Elementary teacher Michele Smyth is just such a teacher. By partnering with education fundraising website Donors Choose, Smyth has garnered $3,631 in materials for her classes....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.