Early Tuesday evening, preparations and tests began for the rescue of the 33 miners trapped over 2000 feet underground. By midnight eastern, the rescue efforts had begun and the first miner, 31 year old Florencio Ávalos, was released.
Do you need a copy of your birth certificate? Are you applying for a marriage license? Or maybe you need to get property, mortgages, deed or lien records? Don’t have time to go to the county offices in Pontiac? Avoid the drive time and standing-in-line time by ordering these records online. The Oakland County Clerk & Register of Deed’s Office has made it much easier to order these and other documents online and to have them delivered to your home.
The Library CARD (Convenience & Access to Records and Documents) Program is a joint effort with more than 25 Oakland County libraries, including Royal Oak Public Library, to assist their patrons in accessing many public records overseen by the County Clerk’s office. If you need more information about this program, stop by the adult reference desk to pick up a brochure, or ask the reference librarian for assistance.
In February 1986, Sweden’s Prime Minister, Olof Palme, was assassinated. Even now, 24 years later, the crime remains unsolved. Between Summer’s Longing and Winter’s End gives us a fictional account of the months leading up to the assassination. Written by a leading Swedish criminologist, Leif GW Persson, the novel is an engrossing story, involving both Sweden’s regular police as well as the secret police.
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