| 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 26, 2014
| 6:16 AM
As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons....
| 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 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go.
Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it.
Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The 5 senses
I have pondered what patriotism is for me. I believe one can touch it, smell it, feel it, see it and hear it.
Patriotism is when I am able to shake the hand of a soldier in thanks for placing his or her life in harm's way for us. It is...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SEATTLE All eyes are on Seattle as it moves toward a $15 minimum wage, the highest of any major city nationwide.
On June 2, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring employers to pay at least $15 an hour in the next three to seven years,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:21 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Roman Luftglas is no stranger to horror: He witnessed civilians murdered in his native Poland, watched his parents marched to their deaths at Auschwitz, and saw fellow U.S. infantrymen killed in combat in the Korean War.
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Bob Strong spent more than 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. But it was his stint in 1954 as Fort Lauderdale's only black lifeguard in which he first brought real change.
His presence as a lifeguard — and the training he gave to others...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:29 PM
THE VILLAGES — Fifty veterans can anticipate an emotion-packed day today as they take part in a Villages Honor Flight trip to visit memorials in the nation's capital. The veterans, each accompanied by a guardian, plus support staffers were to depart...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:56 AM
At least twice a year, Michael Watts would check to see if a burial plot was available at Los Angeles National Cemetery for his father, a veteran of the Korean War who died in August 2009.
But Watts was told there was no space and he would have to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The Korean War began June 25, 1950. Two days later, this cartoon by The Courant's Philip "Flip" Uzanas was published. It shows Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin looking toward Korea with interest. The graves the 20th century dictators Adolf Hitler and...