| Dec 5, 2012
Frank Lopez Sr., a decorated Marine whose nightmares from the Vietnam War led him to launch a drive for a memorial honoring fellow San Jose servicemen who gave their lives in the conflict, died Nov. 24 of illnesses stemming from exposure to Agent Orange,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative."
But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Mike Dalton starts his day at a Department of Veterans Affairs office in Oakland doing something he couldn't do a year ago: He signs on to a computer and calls up an application for disability compensation.
With a few mouse clicks, he pulls the...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Sixty-one families pressing wrongful death claims against Pratt & Whitney took their case to the state Supreme Court Thursday, fighting to remain part of a lawsuit blaming the jet-engine maker for a cluster of brain cancer deaths.
At issue is whether...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:40 AM
American wheat farmers sell most of their crops to customers in Japan and Europe and other nations that don't want their people eating genetically modified foods.
And that's why a lot of wheat farmers are freaking out about news that a strain of...
| Apr 9, 2011
As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home.
And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:22 AM
This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:01 AM
There will be a mixture of nine veteran, mid-career and new writers working this July at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Theresa Rebeck (Broadway’s “Seminar,” “...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Nearly 40 years ago, a haunting photograph of a naked Vietnamese girl running in anguish after being severely burned in a napalm bomb attack on her village became an iconic image of the Vietnam War.
But most who have seen the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:55 PM
With so much recent news on genetically modified corn varieties, its a wonder anyone can keep up. But lest you end up the only one at the cocktail party tonight without the latest GMO corn scoop, here's a primer on the new developments.