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  • U.S. Mint in Philadelphia gets serious about welcoming visitors

    U.S. Mint in Philadelphia gets serious about welcoming visitors
    PHILADELPHIA - When Tom Jurkowsky joined the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia three years ago, he took the public tour, the same one launched in 1969 when the Mint opened at its current location.
  • City Lights: Vi's memories won't be lost

    Monday afternoon, I sat in a living room a block from the Huntington Beach shore, surrounded by the effects of the life of Vi Cowden. I may be one of the last people to see them all under one roof. Kim Ruiz, Cowden's only child, invited me to visit...

    Betty Ford is dead at 93, founded addiction center

    Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Ford died Friday evening with...

    Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II

    Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II
    "My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives." Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...

    World War II commando from Emmaus recalls combat

    World War II commando from Emmaus recalls combat
    Bert Winzer, the son of florists, graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and made twine at an Allentown jute mill until the Army drafted him during World War II. He volunteered for an elite commando unit of Americans and Canadians called the 1st...