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Jamel Chokr graduated with high honors Dec. 12 from the University of Michigan Flint with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in criminal justice and sociology. He was on the dean's list all four years and was nominated for the prestigious Maize and Blue Award....more >>
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Max Michael Ryan Karen and Patrick Ryan of Davisburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Max Michael Ryan. Max was born Nov. 4 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long....more >>

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Meredith Mayberry graduated cum laude Dec. 11 from Central Michigan University with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in English and journalism. The 2006 Goodrich High School graduate served as a summer intern for The Citizen the past four years....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
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1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.