| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Can harmonies help kids learn history? Can rhymes reinforce reading skills? Local educator and La Cañada resident Tim Griffin seems to think so.
A longtime Los Angeles Unified School District teacher with a proclivity for music, Griffin regularly wove...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Nearly four decades ago, Baltimore's fledgling shock trauma center saved the life of a 29-year-old prosecutor. The young lawyer returned months later to ask the medical staff how he could repay their effort.
"Run for office," center founder Dr. R...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Peggy Fitzgerald was the oldest of eight children, born July 29, 1923, in Emmitsburg, Md., at her mother’s home place. Her parents were living in Philadelphia at the time, but her mother returned home to give birth to Peggy.
She was named Mary...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
We inherited the idea of self-defense from England at the time of the American Revolution.
The law sought to avoid violence by imposing a duty to retreat. Simply put, if an aggressor threatened you, and you could safely avoid the violence by safely...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:02 AM
SOUTH BEND - As settlement along the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana increased in the first half of the 19th century, fur traders Alexis Coquillard and Lathrop M. Taylor, who would go on to found the city of South Bend, saw fit to donate about 21...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:58 AM
A trove of approximately 90,000 pieces of personal war correspondence dating from the American Revolution to the war in Afghanistan is set to open at Chapman University in Orange County in November, thanks to a donation from collector, historian and...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Somerset resident Capt. Gratian Yatsevitch (USAR ret.) walked Wednesday pensively on Howe Avenue in Gettysburg.
One hundred and fifty years ago that was his great-grandfather’s encampment on the bloody battlefield. Yatsevitch is a direct...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history.
"Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Dolores (Frye) Martin, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on June 20, 2013, in Oviedo, Fla., of complications from Alzheimer's dementia.
She was born in Petoskey on Aug. 3, 1928, to Frank and Marion Frye and had three siblings. After growing...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
What an irony! Just a few days ago the revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were enough to cause President Barack Obama to admit we need an open discussion about eavesdropping on our own citizens. Now, Mr. Snowden is Public Enemy No. 1 and Mr....