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  • Korean War hero's story resonates with family, friends

    Don Christman still remembers the story behind the photo you see on this page. He and some other boys were playing at their William Penn School playground in Bethlehem when a Morning Call photographer showed up. With the first day of school approaching,...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero

    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Council members share thoughts about duty, loss

    As the Newport Beach City Council meeting commenced Tuesday night, three large images of a smiling young man were displayed next to the country, state and city flags at the dais. More than 20 lifeguards, some dressed in their red swim trunks, looked on...
  • Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting

    Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting
    When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' 'William Shatner's Brown Bag Wine'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' 'William Shatner's Brown Bag Wine'
    "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). Derek Waters and Jeremy Konners' anthology comedy, Internet-born and cable-polished, returns for a second season on Comedy Central. The premise is a process and the process is this: A person, typically a...
  • Lehigh Valley D-Day hero honored for sacrifice

    If you visit the Cambridge American Cemetery in England, you'll find a new visitor center that includes a Sacrifice Gallery with panels honoring 17 individuals who lost their lives in World War II. One of them is Technical Sgt. William R. Benn, one of...
  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • What It Takes To Be A Hero

    I just read Colin McEnroe's column on Robin Willliams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman [Aug. 17, Opinion, "Why Grieve Them? Robin Williams And Philip Seymour Hoffman Are Heroes"]. I realize Mr. McEnroe has been a longtime contributor to the newspaper, yet I...
  • James Foley and other heroic journalists in war zones

    To the editor: The execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is an evil, despicable act and a harrowing reminder of the heroism of our war-zone journalists. ("Militants blame U.S. for their apparent beheading of U.S....
  • McEnroe Missed Mark On 'Heroes'

    Colin McEnroe's Aug. 17 column "Why Grieve Them? Robin Williams And Philip Seymour Hoffman Are Heroes"] reveals how Colin is a work in progress and needs to understand better the definition of "hero." Indeed, the nun featured in the same edition of The...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...