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Looking for a comeback

Icers learned a hard lesson on the rink in their opening game of their Thanksgiving Showcase when they lost in the third period to South Lyon Unified, 8-6. "The first two periods we played well," said Clarkston Varsity Hockey Coach Bryan Krygier....more >>
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Ace-ing the season

Spikers rewrote the history books during their 2011 fall season - making it into the Final Four in the run for the MHSAA Volleyball State Championship. Their run at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek ended to Lake Orion, Nov....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
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1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.