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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 February 9th
1846: William Maybach, German engineer, designed the first Mercedes automobile.
1871: Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.
1874: Amy Lowell, poet.
1880: James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909: Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
February 9th
in history
1916: Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
1922: The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
1942: Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
1943: The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1946: Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.