| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:37 PM
While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Libya, North Vietnam a contrast in military response
To the editor:
I am outraged at the recent handling of events in Benghazi, Libya, and am reminded of a very different reaction by the American government when it had the opportunity to rescue its...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
| Dec 12, 2012
Roy Laine Montgomery carried a quiet hurt and shame with him for 68 years, ever since the World War II veteran's country wrongly imprisoned him.
He was one of 28 African-American soldiers falsely convicted in connection with the lynching of an Italian...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:43 AM
The Chambersburg area’s annual POW/MIA Service of Remembrance will be on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Letterkenny Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Ave.
The service will be followed by memorial dedications at the adjacent Franklin...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:23 PM
With the number of World War II veterans dying at the rate of more than 600 per day, it was a rare occasion to have two veterans of the conflict together in Chambersburg on Thursday.
World War II veteran and best-selling author of “Hell’s...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Michigan House members voted Tuesday to grant disabled veterans, prisoners of war and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients a free recreational passport to all state parks and boating access points.
Motorists in the Great Lakes state must purchase an...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1991, Jan Thompson attended a reunion of World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in the Philippines. She accompanied her father, one of those veterans.
"I was just dumbfounded at what I heard," she said. "I walked out saying, 'Why doesn't...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Documentarian Shola Lynch, who previously profiled Shirley Chisholm's groundbreaking run for president, turns her lens on another significant African American female figure from the early '70s in "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners." Applying her...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A convict signed a contract to play professional baseball...while still in prison! For at least a century (and very possibly longer than that), a very popular sport within prisons in the United States has been organized baseball.......