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  • Tell it to the Marines

    Dear Ex-Marine, It was wholly a pleasure to be told again that there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former Marine -- because once a Marine, always a Marine. The same principle applies to judges, physicians and military officers. Semper Fi and all...
  • Obama reelection the result of increasingly diverse electorate

    PARIS -- Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's reelection victory was its social and class character. The president was reelected by a majority of American minorities. He won 93 percent of the African-American vote, which is hardly surprising,...
  • Nicholas Oresko dies at 96; Medal of Honor recipient

    Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday. The World War II veteran was 96 and had been the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor...
  • Teen shot riding bike on North Side street

    Teen shot riding bike on North Side street
    A teenager riding a bike was injured when someone jumped out of a car in the Uptown neighborhood near Harry S. Truman College and shot him, police said. Police were called to the scene in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue about 7:15 p.m. and found...
  • A day for Old Glory this Saturday in Bel Air

    "On June 14, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year-old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance," says the National Flag Day Foundation on its website. "This...
  • Barack Obama is no Harry Truman

    I read with disgust Jules Witcover's commentary exhorting President Barack Obama to act more like former President Harry S. Truman ("Give 'em hell, Barry," June 25). You must be kidding, sir: Mr. Obama cannot act like Truman because he is nothing like...
  • Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing

    Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing
    Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian. For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
  • (Small) body of presidential knowledge

     
    Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
  • Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success

    Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success
    Roger Williams, a pianist who was one of the most popular instrumentalists of the mid-20th century and who hit No. 1 on the pop charts in 1955 with his arpeggio-strewn "Autumn Leaves," has died. He was 87. Williams died Saturday at his Los Angeles home...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should outsource

    Because of the monopoly they have on providing services to residents, most municipal governments provide those services at too great a cost. If municipal governments had competition, free market forces would determine the cost of those services. That...