| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was … well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.
Rockford's idea of a good time was eating Oreos and fishing with his dad, not spending a lost weekend with some smoky...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| 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,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Frank M. Robinson, a Chicago-born author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87.
Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims.
Webster’s defines disability as “inability...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Some restaurants boast beautiful views of Long Island Sound. Other dining rooms overlook well-manicured gardens or bustling downtown centers.
The Essex Clipper Dinner Train offers a unique view of an ever-changing landscape as the train winds through...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Jerry McNeely, Emmy-nominated television writer and creator of series including "Owen Marshall, Counelor at Law," died Monday in Tarzana. He was 86 and had suffered from Parkinson's Disease for several years.
McNeely was one of TV's busiest writers in...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Ever since he was a child, 65-year-old Edward Mathis of Easton remembers some member of his family serving in the military. So, with that thought in mind last year, he researched the matter and found an unbroken chain that started long before he fought in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front...
| Jul 29, 2014
After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86.
Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...