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  • Funeral scheduled for last of 28 wrongfully convicted in WWII riot

     Funeral scheduled for last of 28 wrongfully convicted in WWII riot
    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...
  • Eagle Archives: German POWs in Westminster helped harvest the crops during World War II

    I recently came across a local newspaper headline from May 18, 1945, noting, "German Prisoners For Farm Work." The idea that Carroll County was the home of German prisoners of war during World War II was nothing new to me. I had heard many oral...
  • Former 'Family Feud' Host Richard Dawson Dies

    Former 'Family Feud' Host Richard Dawson Dies
    LOS ANGELES -- Richard Dawson, the longtime host of "Family Feud" known for planting kisses on female contestants, has died, his son said in a statement Sunday. He was 79. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this...
  • Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79

    Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79
    (Reuters) - Richard Dawson, an actor and TV host best known for his work on the game show "Family Feud" and sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died from complications of esophageal cancer. He was 79. The British-born actor died on Saturday atRonald Reagan...
  • WWII POW Reflects On D-Day

    WWII POW Reflects On D-Day
    It’s been 68 years since D-Day: A synchronized effort by allied forces to storm the beaches of Normandy and turn the tides of World War II.   While more than 150,000 troops fought on D-Day, thousands more – like Grand Rapids native, Roy May...
  • From Death March to Hell Ships

    From Death March to Hell Ships
    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...
  • Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival

    Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival
    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...
  • Review: 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners' studies a radical

    Review: 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners' studies a radical
    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...
  • Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW

    Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW
    Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
  • Guillermo Martinez: No matter what is said, rights abuses abound in Cuba

    For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned. It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
  • Four ladies from Burma

    Four ladies from Burma
    WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. Zin Mar Aung says she...