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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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The Oxford Leader
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Born February 1st
1878: Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1901: Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
1902: Langston Hughes, African-American poet
1931: Boris Yeltsin, The first president of the Republic of Russia and prime minister of the Russian Federation.
February 1st
in history
1587: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
1633: The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy.
1793: France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands.
1861: A furious Governor Sam Houston storms out of a legislative session upon learning that Texas has voted 167-7 to secede from the Union.
1902: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the open door policy.