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Skilling to talk with school board about having armed security in buildings

While many are calling for stricter gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown Conn. school shooting, the National Rifle Association (NRA) recommends the best way to stop the next killer is to have armed police officers in every school across America....more >>
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The hits keep on coming . . .

After a break-through 2012 season which was capped with a record-setting performance at the Michigan State competition, four members of the Lake Orion High School Marching Dragons have been tapped to play for the All-State Band....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals. Two centuries later, after avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Rome's Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.