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Harry S. Truman

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  • PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes

    PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes
    Christmas arrived five days early for 7,000 sailors and their families. This is the day they came home from war. The USS Harry S. Truman and four support ships dropped anchor at Naval Station Norfolk, ending a seven month deployment in the Persian Group...
  • Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall

    Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall
    The Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
  • Preston Tucker: The man behind the car

    Preston Tucker: The man behind the car
    A Detroit motorcycle policeman during prohibition, a lifelong salesman and a motorhead since the first car he saw scared his grandfather's horses in 1906, Preston Tucker lived life at full speed. One of his first jobs was as a delivery boy at Cadillac,...
  • Political Landscape: Huff plans to hold the line

    Last time a California governor asked voters for a tax increase, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) offered his support. That won’t be the case this time. Huff, whose district includes the Montrose Shopping Park and parts of La Crescenta, said this week...
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • Walt Kelly's classic comic strip is being lavishly collected, with its Connecticut in-jokes intact

    Walt Kelly's classic comic strip is being lavishly collected, with its Connecticut in-jokes intact
    You're forgiven if you didn't know this, but before Pogo was a punk rock dance move, or an online gaming site, or the Program on Government Oversight, Pogo was a possum. Pogo lived in the Okefenokee swamps and palled around with an Alligator named Albert...
  • Column: A look back at Flag Day

    Wave it proudly, dear readers, Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day. "Flag Birthday" was originally observed June 14, 1885, by school teacher B.J. Cigrand and the students in the Fredonia, Wis., Public School District 6. The year 1885 was the 108th...
  • Pre-Flag Day Etiquette

    Gayle Anderson was live in Aliso Viejo with Boy Scout Troop # 700 with a preview of their Second Annual  American Flag Retirement Ceremony. Their main event is Thursday, June 14th, Flag Day from 7p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at  Orange County Fire Station 57. The...
  • What happened in LCF 10-20-30 Years Ago?

    Ten Years Ago An Ocean View Boulevard resident used a garden hose to put out a fire that engulfed a bathroom. The cause of the blaze was determined to have been a candle that had been left burning unattended. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada...
  • Krause reflects on a life of scouting

    Krause reflects on a life of scouting
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler. In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
  • Getting a ducky start to the new year

    The illuminated duck will drop over Havre de Grace, Saturday, Dec. 31, with fireworks on the Havre de Grace Middle School grounds on Lewis Lane. Thank you Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers for continuing this tradition in Havre de Grace. Happy New Year...