| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
| Aug 6, 2014
It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently.
The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The nurses at Emory Hospital who are caring for the two U.S. Ebola patients around the clock are not immune from fear. No nurses are. The truth stares us in the face every time an indiscriminate killer like Ebola or any horrific strain goes viral....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Curt Simmons remembers Oct. 10, 1964, quite well.
That's the day his long wait to pitch in a World Series finally came to an end, and even though his St. Louis Cardinals lost to the New York Yankees that day in the Bronx thanks to one last special...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:32 PM
In the beginning, not even Elliott Gould understood what director Robert Altman was doing. Gould was a young actor with just three movies on his resume back in 1969, and here he was on the set of a wartime comedy called “MASH,” with a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was.
Republican Rome learned that...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
The U.S. has pledged to get rid of all stockpiles of land mines except those to defend South Korea, the State Department said Tuesday.
The decision to exclude the Korean peninsula follows a commitment the U.S. made in June that it would not make, keep...
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Holly W. Bennett Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. construction coordinator who had a second career playing Santa Claus, died Monday at his grandson's Halethorpe home of complications from dementia. He was 84.
The son of Holly W. Bennett Sr....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
In the Sept. 19 Room for Debate, conservative commentator Cal Thomas decried the lack of patriotism in contemporary America. He praised a series of booklets initiated in 1923 and liked a platitude-filled quote by Daniel Webster.
Talk is cheap. I think...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:43 PM
My son called me last evening. He asked me, "Mom, you were very young during the Second World War. How would you rate what is going on today with what went on in the early 1940's, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the lowest?"
I answered, "A 15!"