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William G. Sinclair, 89

William G. "Bill" Sinclair, of Waterford, passed away on Nov. 3, 2012 at the age of 89. He was a beloved husband of 59 years to the late Lillian E. "Lee" Sinclair and a loving father of Gaye (Dan) Tedrick of OH, Julie (John) Strouse of Deerfield, Dan (Karen) of TN, Debbie (Bill) Sultze of Oxford, Mark (Kelly) of Goodrich, and the late David A....more >>

Mark F. Carter, 57

Mark F. Carter died Oct. 13, 2012 in Montrose, MI. He grew up in Lake Orion and graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1973. He had a very successful career in construction managing projects (among others) at Ford Field in Detroit, Citi Field in New York City, National Park in Washington D....more >>

Lorezo B. Chavez, 74

Lorezo B. "Lencho" Chavez, of Oxford, died Oct. 21, 2012 at the age of 74. Lorezo was a loving husband to Paula (nee Wright) Chavez for 43 years, and a beloved father of Ronald C. French of CO, Kathy Moore of FL, and Elena Chavez of Oxford....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1954: NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
1955: Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
1960: Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
1962: U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.While the military is responsible for fighting a war, its civilian superiors not only wage war but also determine how it will be fought.