| Sep 23, 2014
Otis M. "Jim" Long, a retired Maryland state trooper who survived the sinking of his aircraft carrier during World War II, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital of complications from a fall. He was 87.
The son of Nathaniel O. Long and Vera M. Long, Otis...
| 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...
| 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!"
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity.
The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits...
| 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....
| Aug 27, 2014
Kerry Freeman, 80, of Boynton Beach, has fulfilled his lifelong ambition by writing and publishing his first novel, "Triple Score."
A character study and mystery about four friends and a series of triple accidental deaths in the small town of Sebring,...
| 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 1, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Russell J. White, a retired trial attorney who won an acquittal in a nationally watched case in 1980 in which his client was accused of shooting boys throwing snowballs at his house, died of complications from dementia Wednesday at the Heart Home in...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Today's Watchdog column shares the tales of two Lehigh Valley area veterans whose benefits claims languished at the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits center in Philadelphia.
The claims regained life after the Watchdog asked about them and a...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt's tale about becoming Hollywood screenwriters could be a feature-length script.
He worked as vice president of a financial services firm in suburban Philadelphia, locating missing heirs and lost shareholders for...