Baker graduates from United States Naval Academy

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U.S. Navy Ensign Kaitlin J. Baker, daughter of Jim and Louise Baker, graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on May 28, 2010, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Ensign Baker successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor […]

Birthdays — June 12–18

12th Jordan Orr 13th Frank Berris, Andrew Halliday, Willie Schrier, Bunny Vos, Dylis Wilson 14th Michelle Doane, Betsy Leistner, Rick Maharry 16th Paula Kruer, Dave Ruehs, Bill Throckmorton, Sharon Zapf 17th Mary Liz Chipman, Alma Madges, Sue Morrow, Shirley Richardson, Judy Wilson 18th Gen Waid Tom Wybranowski

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — June 10, 2010

Peaceful cousins All chimps are not alike. A related species, bonobo, is smaller, communicates vocally and by gesture, and tends toward peacefulness. Geneticists have found that the bonobo DNA profile is closest to that of humans. (Peacefulness??) About 10,000 bonobos exist in the wild in the Congo and nowhere else. As you might guess, they’re […]

The Tax Attic — June 10, 2010

Social Security benefits to dwindle Since The Rockford Squire doesn’t have a writer covering Major League Baseball—and I love baseball—I’m obligated to comment on the Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga’s brush with fame. Galarraga could have had a permanent piece of fame had Umpire Jim Joyce gone to that last eye doctor appointment. But alas and […]

News Bits — June 10, 2010

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on tap June 12-13 The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds everyone that the summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 12-13. On Saturday and Sunday, everyone—residents and non-residents—can fish without a fishing license in Michigan. All other fishing regulations apply. Numerous Free Fishing Weekend activities are scheduled at […]