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  • Service project raises $4,000 for guide dogs

     
    From Southeastern Guide Dogs: Austin Knapp, 18, of Sykesville, Md., as president of that state’s Children of the American Revolution, needed to complete a service project but was having trouble determining what to do. His grandparents, Vanra and Chuck...
  • For Rufus, winningest bull terrier in breed history, life as a retired show dog is still busy

     
    Rufus is the most decorated bull terrier in the history of the breed, a celebrity ambassador and one of the busiest therapy dogs in the country. With his enduring popularity and hectic schedule of public appearances at age 10 (that's......
  • Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

    Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home
    On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco's vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs,...
  • Wounded vet to get new home in Hillside

    Wounded vet to get new home in Hillside
    An Army veteran who lost his legs in a roadside bombing hopes to walk into his new donated home in July. It includes the feature he wanted most of all  – an attached garage. After more than a year of fund raising and planning, volunteers in west...
  • Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers

    Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers
    Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
  • Community & Clubs: Iraq war veteran to speak at meeting

    On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
  • A heartfelt homecoming

    A heartfelt homecoming
    NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat. Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
  • Vets with PTSD Learn to Fly Fish

    Vets with PTSD Learn to Fly Fish
    Tens of thousands of soldiers are being treated right now for post-traumatic stress disorder. There's no one way to help ease their daily suffering so local groups are thinking of creative ways to help them. One of those organizations is "Project Healing...
  • Injured warriors face a different fight today

    Injured warriors face a different fight today
    Three years ago, after losing his legs to a roadside blast in Iraq, Mike Fradera lay in a Texas Army hospital bed, going stir-crazy. He craved the freedom that a new set of government-issued limbs promised. Three years later, padding around on his...
  • Former Hampton Crabber Chris Hanburger an Accidental Hall of Famer

    Former Hampton Crabber Chris Hanburger an Accidental Hall of Famer
    Chris Hanburger had never played organized football before enrolling at Hampton High in the summer of 1957. After four days of practice with the Crabbers, he wanted to quit. "I was done," he says. "I was so sore I could hardly move." Teammates and...
  • Wounded warriors travel with Bealefeld to New York City

    Wounded warriors travel with Bealefeld to New York City
    The bus carrying Cody Stanton and other wounded soldiers breezed up Interstate 95 on Tuesday to the site of the former World Trade Center in New York, with an escort arranged by Baltimore's police commissioner. The side door opened, and Stanton, who lost...