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Taking steps to fight cancer

For a local team of walkers, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk is a family affair. "I did my first one with my mom and kept doing it," said Ashley Gresock of Independence Township, preparing for her third walk....more >>

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RUSH Regatta coming soon

Team RUSH of Clarkston High School is preparing for their annual RUSH Regatta, starting at 10 a.m., Satudary, Aug. 14 on Deer Lake. Races start about 12 p.m. The robotics students spend weeks designing and building the cardboard boats, as well as developing a business plan for sponsorships....more >>

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Walk at county parks

Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers prizes and motivation to walkers of all ages in its 2010 Walk Michigan program. "This is a non-competitive program to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles," Parks Helper Ted Benfield said....more >>
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Born October 8th
1890: Eddie Rickenbacker, U.S. fighter pilot in World War I, aviation pioneer.
1895: Juan Peron, Argentinean dictator.
1917: Rodney Porter, British biochemist and Nobel Proze winner.
1926: Cesar Milstein, molecular biologist.
1941: Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader.
October 8th
in history
1871: The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O'Leary. Fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames raged for more than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were killed in the fire; 98,500 people were left homeless; 17,450 buildings were destroyed.
1897: Journalist Charles Henry Dow, founder of the Wall Street Journal, begins charting trends of stocks and bonds.
1900: Maximilian Harden is sentenced to six months in prison for publishing an article critical of the German Kaiser.
1906: Karl Ludwig Nessler first demonstrates a machine in London that puts permenant waves in hair. The client wears a dozen brass curlers, each wearing two pounds, for the six-hour process.
1919: The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives pass the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Bill.