| Jul 29, 2014
We just had a birthday. Our 313th. It was a bit of a big deal here, but I am guessing it makes no sense to you. Many things from Detroit do not.
So let me explain. Our 313th was significant because 313 is our area code. Yes. Our area...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
MIDDLETOWN — The 1205th Transportation Railway Services Unit, a U.S. Army Reserve unit activated during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, is holding a reunion this week in North Carolina.
The 1205th was based at the now-closed military facility on...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Two months ago an 89-year-old Andover widow, Carolyn Sheehan, said in this column that she hoped someone in government would let her buy back 11.3 acres that the state Department of Transportation took by eminent domain 27 years ago for a planned...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:31 AM
I hear that word a lot lately. Nowadays. When I first started paying attention to politics, I was sympathetic more with the Republicans than the Democrats. From my vantage point back in the Jurassic period, it looked like the Republicans were the party of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:44 AM
North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:10 PM
SIMSBURY — The sacrifices made by his fellow Marines are never far from Robert Kalechman's mind.
Kalechman, 81, of Simsbury, left active duty a long time ago, having served during the Korean War. But he always thinks of other Marines and wants...