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  • Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer

    Alonzo P. Hairston, lawyer
    Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94. The son of the Rev....
  • Morrie Turner dies at 90; artist created 'Wee Pals' comic strip

    When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...
  • John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge

    John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge
    John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge. "He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
  • Burb's Eye View: Burbank presents a banner day for new veterans

     Burb's Eye View: Burbank presents a banner day for new veterans
    The blue banners that line Burbank's streets contain few words, but say volumes about the city's military history. In stark white letters they thank active-duty military personnel, a simple message for those who serve. Take the one honoring Michelle...
  • Don't miss: Red Tail pilots monument at Orlando Science Center

    Don't miss: Red Tail pilots monument at Orlando Science Center
    WHAT: Orlando Science Center will dedicate its monument to the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen on Monday and celebrate the veterans with activities throughout the weekend. The dedication of the 12-foot spire (pictured is a photo illustration)...
  • Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry

    Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry
    With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex. Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • Burbank salutes area veterans

    Burbank salutes area veterans
    Hundreds of Burbank residents flocked to the McCambridge Park War Memorial on Monday to honor U.S. military veterans for generations of service to the nation. Sponsored by the city and the Burbank Veterans Committee, the event began with a flyover by...
  • Workers at LAX's historic Proud Bird restaurant plead to keep it open

    Workers at LAX's historic Proud Bird restaurant plead to keep it open
    More than a dozen employees of the Proud Bird restaurant and their supporters urged the Los Angeles airport commission on Thursday to spare the eatery and its aviation displays from closure next week. "I've only been there a year, but I landed a job...
  • Air Aces: Military Channel’s new series relives great aerial battles

     
    Air Aces: Military Channel puts viewers in the cockpit of the most storied fighter pilots who fought in some of history's most dangerous aerial battles. Premieres Sunday, Aug. 4, with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 9pm ET/PT. Military Channel...