| Jul 21, 2012
Robert F. "Hop" Crooks, a retired Social Security Administration computer programmer, died Monday of complications from a massive epileptic seizure at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif.
The longtime Oella and Catonsville resident was 65....
| 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,...
| Jul 11, 2011
A Bucks County businessman, David A. Christian, has formed an exploratory committee to run against U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2012. “I plan to speak with and listen to Pennsylvanians throughout the state to examine the opportunities available in this......
| Jul 29, 2011
It pains me to see the herbicide-inspired browning of the once-green vegetation along the shoulders of Routes 309 and 22 on my morning work commute. The pattern is established throughout the region, and probably the state. I understand the need to keep...
| Aug 30, 2011
Democrat Obama talks of reducing growing medical backlogs at VA hospitals and proposing a hiring credit for returning veterans....
| Aug 8, 2012
More than half a century after the United States began dousing Vietnam with Agent Orange, it is about to begin cleaning up one of the most contaminated spots left over from the war....
| May 13, 2009
The women who joined the military after 9/11 probably didn't know about the degrading marching cadences that had been chanted on various bases across America for decades:
. . . I wish all the ladies were bells in the tower.
If I was the hunchback I'd...
| Dec 4, 2009
Part 1 of a Tribune investigation finds that U.S. officials have neglected a lasting problem even as the health fallout has spread. Complete coverage >>
In central Indiana, two sisters struggle through another day, afflicted by a painful condition in...
| Dec 6, 2009
Ted Hutches is hobbled by leg-swelling cellulitis, cancer and nerve disorders that have left his hands and feet numb and prevented him from working for the past 30 of his 71 years.
His two adult daughters, Mary Beth Hoffman and Sherrie Hutches, are...
| Dec 6, 2009
Part 2 of a Tribune investigation finds that for many U.S. veterans, the bureaucratic fight to be compensated for health problems linked to Agent Orange amounts to a new and unexpected war, long after the shooting ended overseas. Complete coverage >>...
| Dec 8, 2009
Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results.