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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 11

Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 59 degrees. Thursday night there is a chance of showers, with a low around 35 degrees.

2. Vice presidential debate

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan will face off in their only debate tonight at 9 p.m. Check local TV listings for coverage.

3. History re-enactment

A re-enactment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dexter with Judge Samuel Dexter portrayed by resident Mark Olexa and Carol Jones as Millicent Dexter. Rich Schlanderer, an eighth grade English teacher will portray Col. Harrison Jeffords. The re-enactment will begin at 8:45 a.m.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Wednesday night:

  • $3.87 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.87 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.89 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Oct. 11, 1962: On this day, Pope John XXIII convenes an ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church—the first in 92 years. In summoning the ecumenical council—a general meeting of the bishops of the church—the pope hoped to bring spiritual rebirth to Catholicism and cultivate greater unity with the other branches of Christianity. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

Nancy J. Van Blaricum October 11, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Your report on the re-enactment at Forest Lawn Cemetery should have stated that it was for the 8th grade students instead of making it seem that it was open to the public. Nancy J. Van Blaricum, Treasurer, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Daniel Lai October 11, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Hi Nancy, I apologize for the confusion. Thanks for letting me know.

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