| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Most cultural critics have a natural appetite for controversy. But some subjects are so contentious that they strike fear in the most courageous writers. The nightmare scenario: Your editor calls you and says, "Kanye has a new song called 'Hitler's Shorty...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:06 AM
SOUTH BEND - Jennifer Eaton didn't set out to be a hero. Time and circumstance, however, intervened and her destiny was sealed.
It was late afternoon, June 11, a Tuesday. Eaton, of Granger, was sitting in her sport utility vehicle along Riverside Drive,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:04 PM
“I do not support the building of a new stadium in Hagerstown. But if by some miracle it gets approved, can you please have it built by the same people building the library downtown? That way it will never be finished in my lifetime.”
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:43 PM
SANTA ANA — Last year it was Mike Carpenter's 25-foot eagle putt that proved to be a memorable, heroic shot for Big Canyon Country Club's Jones Cup victory.
This year, it was head pro Robert Pang who stepped up with the seemingly improbable...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Henry Cook, Somerset Volunteer Fire Department president, honored the heroic efforts of Somerset Borough resident Dave Halverson during the council's monthly meeting Monday.
Halverson pulled a man out of a burning car on March 18. The car...
| Jun 25, 2013
The old North Street School is a reminder that it hasn’t been so very long ago that black and white schoolchildren were not permitted to take classes together.
And the late Robert W. Johnson, a member of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen, is a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:31 PM
More than one year after the death of U.S. Army Capt. Scott Patrick Pace, the Brawley Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted that the basketball court in the old high school gym will carry Pace’s name.
The naming is long...
| Jun 21, 2013
With the popularity of superheroes in comic books and movies, the idea of what actually makes a "hero" is a constant source of debate. In comics, the answer is often made obvious. The "heroes" wear the most colorful costumes. The "villains" are cloaked in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
LEBANON, Mo. -- Spc. Stephen Marcum was awarded the Purple Heart medal for his service in Afghanistan, but came home to face even more struggles in the Ozarks. On Friday, however, he and his family celebrated a special milestone at a public ceremony....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:35 AM
My son is a police officer. He recently performed a heroic deed that was picked up by the media. I'm incredibly proud of him for it. It goes without saying that police officers perform heroic deeds every day.
I also happen to be the father-in-law of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
GRANGER – A Granger woman is being called a hero after jumping into the St. Joseph River and saving a young girl's life.
Jennifer Eaton, a mother of four, says she just keeps replaying what happened Tuesday afternoon in her head.
Eaton was at...