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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 April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1847: U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the war.
1853: The first train in Asia begins running from Bombay to Tanna.
1861: Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.
1885: The Sino-Japanese war ends.
1906: A massive earthquake hits San Francisco, measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale.