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NFL Foundation donates $200K to pay turf debt

With a $200,000 matching grant from the NFL (National Football League) Foundation, The Oxford Turf Committee is one step closer to paying off the remaining debt of Oxford's High School's synthetic blue turf, according to Turf Committee Chairman Jim Reis....more >>
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Author says wizard is in us

By Samantha Kraska Leader Intern As Dorothy said when she clicked her heels in Oz, "There's no place like home." But for American philosopher and author Dr. Jean Houston, there's no place like Upland Hills....more >>
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Born October 4th
1862: Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
October 4th
in history
1777: At Germantown, Pa., British General Sir William Howe repels George Washington's last attempt to retake Philadelphia, compelling Washington to spend the winter at Valley Forge. Posing as a gunsmith, British Sergeant John Howe served as General Gage's eyes in a restive Massachusetts colony.
1795: General Napoleon Bonaparte leads the rout of counterrevolutionaries in the streets of Paris, beginning his rise to power. Napoleon takes charge.
1861: The Union ship USS South Carolina captures two Confederate blockade runners outside of New Orleans, La. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.