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  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day
    The annual Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, where officials, veterans and family members come together to honor the state's war dead, is traditionally a somber affair. This year's ceremony will maintain that tone, but carry...
  • Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep,' 'Foxcatcher' take home big honors

    Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep,' 'Foxcatcher' take home big honors
    The longest film in the Festival de Cannes walked off with the biggest prize Saturday night as Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour and 16-minute “Winter Sleep” took home the Palme d’Or. Turkish director Ceylan was visibly moved...
  • CANNES: 'Winter Sleep' Wins Palme d'Or

    CANNES -- "Winter Sleep," Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sprawling, character-rich portrait of a self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and his uneasy relationships with those around him, won the Palme d'Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. It's...
  • Memorial Day 2014: WWII vet remembers one that was left behind

    Memorial Day 2014: WWII vet remembers one that was left behind
    More than six decades after he left military service at the end of World War II, Bill Howland still tears up at one particularly bad memory among many bad memories. An Army medic, he removed the leg of a fellow soldier in the cellar of a French home...
  • Memorial service set for Friday for longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Stiller

    Memorial service set for Friday for longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Stiller
    A public memorial service for David Stiller, a longtime Costa Mesa resident known for his community service, is scheduled for Friday. Stiller's family said the service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Road,...
  • Newport-Mesa has many Memorial Day options

    Monday is Memorial Day, and groups around the county will mark the occasion with events and remembrances. Here are some: The names of military members killed in Afghanistan since March of last year will be read and candles lit in their memory Sunday...
  • Peninsula Pilots prepare for Coastal Plain League season as reigning champ for first time

    Peninsula Pilots prepare for Coastal Plain League season as reigning champ for first time
    HAMPTON — It was just a moment shared with former prep heroes, has-beens and never-weres, maybe a few low-level college jocks here or there and plenty of beer bellies and creaking joints, but it meant a lot to Hank Morgan. When you advertise...
  • Aboard the Midway, a Memorial Day salute to World War II veterans

    Bob Thomas was just 18 when he was sent to join up with Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe, where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forest. Later, as a member of the Monuments Men, he helped rescue cultural treasures stolen...
  • Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City

    Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City
    Teahna Daniels and Terry Jerningan ran blistering 100-meter dash times on a scorching hot track to win expenses-paid tickets to New York City on Saturday. Both beat stellar fields at the Golden South Classic, where temperatures reached 94 at the First...
  • Cory Hahn's life changes with accident, but baseball remains the same

    He had already rolled across the stage to accept his degree, the graduation ceremony halted to create a safe path for his wheelchair, wild cheering everywhere. But Cory Hahn had to take one more test. The former Southland baseball star, who graduated...
  • Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace

    Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace
    Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace. In an image likely to become one of the most...