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Veterans Day

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  • Lake County Fair to open July 23

    Lake County Fair to open July 23
    Monkeys ride on the backs of dogs. Men race riding lawn mowers on hard-packed dirt. A rooster sits on a fence people watching. It must be the Lake County Fair. The 86th annual event will open July 23 and run through July 27, featuring new...
  • Delray city workers may get an extra day off

    Delray city workers may get an extra day off
    Delray Beach city workers may have an extra paid day off this year. Mayor Cary Glickstein said he wants to give employees Veterans Day off. Delray’s human resources officials conducted a survey of several cities and found that Delray is the only...
  • Arrested in 1 killing, man says he was a cartel hit man for decades

    RICHGROVE, Calif. — In March 2013, a man with brooding, mahogany eyes and a walrus mustache traveled from his home in California to visit relatives in Alabama. The trip did not end well. When a business acquaintance insulted Jose Manuel Martinez's...
  • Crescenta Valley Briefs: Teen suicide prevention talk at CVHS, GPD to host ID theft prevention talk, Vietnam vets to be honored

    A free discussion titled “Teen Suicide Prevention” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta. Ilin Magran of Healthy Start/Student Support Services and...
  • Even at 25, there's no jumping-off point for Baltimore's world-record holder in jump rope

    Even at 25, there's no jumping-off point for Baltimore's world-record holder in jump rope
    Stephanie Harshman whips the white-wire jump rope around as fast as she can, creating the blurry outline of a full revolution and generating the high-pitched howl of a large gust of wind. It's the double-under, a move that explains itself: two revolutions...
  • Burb's Eye View: Swimming with yard-sale sharks

    Burb's Eye View: Swimming with yard-sale sharks
    The sharks were circling. I spread the chum as neat and symmetrical as I could. Beaded necklaces were laid in tight lines toward the sidewalk, waiting to be gobbled by the first of the deal-seekers. Next came the stacks of video games — two piles,...
  • VFW struggles through generation gap

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future. The service organization is...
  • Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam

    Steve Hancock: Vietnam Vet, Avid Runner, Haunted By Vietnam
    Michelle Hancock remembers her father sitting in the dark in the living room listening to Billy Joel's ode to the Vietnam war, "Goodnight Saigon," as the sound of the helicopter rotors thrashed through the speakers and filled the room. Steve Hancock would...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays

    Mother's Day is the mother of all touchy holidays
    Mother's Day, like motherhood itself, is fraught with peril. There are so many ways to get it wrong, so many opportunities to disappoint and be disappointed. Those who bristle at all the gaudy consumerism often invoke such platitudes as "Every day...
  • Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday

    Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday
    The men and women who took part in America’s “secret war” in Laos will see their history captured in bronze Saturday when a monument to their service will be dedicated at Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication caps a...