| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Tom Fegely, the late outdoors editor and writer for The Morning Call, once told Bob Danenhower and Rick Weaknecht that if they could make a go of their outdoors show for five years, then it would be a success.
The pair of avid outdoorsmen —...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature.
The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
| Sep 9, 2011
Instant disgust erupted as word raced through the community of veterans at Royal Harbor, aTavares retirement development: Someone is flying the American flag upside down.
Displaying Old Glory with the stars at the bottom is a universal symbol of dire...
| Jun 1, 2014
The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business.
Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it.
The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
| Sep 13, 2013
As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by.
She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
One of the drawbacks of a life captured on film is the irrefutable evidence of time passing. The camera can hide many things, but not the fact that people, even famous people, grow old. Right before our eyes.
With the possible exception of Robin...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded,...
| Nov 10, 2013
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.
| Nov 17, 2013
Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
| May 26, 2014
Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:18 PM
On Monday I was lucky enough to be assigned to a news conference by Sen. Bob Casey up at the VFW Post 7293 in Whitehall Township.
Sen. Casey, who was there to talk about problems in Veterans Affairs and a bill he wrote to address them, is one of the...