| Sep 10, 2011
Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York, but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many...
| Sep 17, 2011
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
| Jan 24, 2013
Midway through his inaugural address, Barack Obama proclaimed, "A decade of war is now ending." A cynical listener might respond: "And a new decade of war is about to begin." Obama sounded pacific notes Monday. But it will be a huge surprise if he can get...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON--Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in discussing his new book, has had a lot negative to say about how President Obama and his national security team operated during his own involvement with them. But after having served under several...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:08 PM
CANNES, France -- Paradox! This is how it goes here: Just as the weather deigns to become a thing of sun-splashed French Riviera wonder, the 66th Cannes Film Festival responds with an 8:30 a.m. world premiere of "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Dale Benson, a Chicago actor whose career spans six decades, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award at the November ceremony, the Jeff Awards committee said Friday.
Benson has long been known for his comic work, especially in suburban farces. He...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township responded to my recent stories about World War II heroes by sending me the remarkable account that he researched and wrote about his high school friend George Lawall.
The compelling subject line on his email was...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:03 AM
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,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Captain Edward Morris Fitch, Jr., age 93, joined our Heavenly Father on June 9, from natural causes.
Born in Phoenix, AZ, August 26, 1920 son of Edward Fitch, Sr.& Lillian Ann Fitch. Loving husband to Beverly for 62 years. Devoted father to Edward,III...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Jill Ellman was only 8, but she remembers military officials heading up the driveway and knocking on her family's door with the news that her father's Air Force bomber had crashed off the coast of Newfoundland.
The news had barely sunk in when the...