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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Construction On Veterans Memorial In Middletown To Begin In May

    MIDDLETOWN — Sixty-five trees will be planted at Veterans Memorial Park this year in honor of the 65 state soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. Veterans groups and state officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday...
  • A Yale Chaplain's Crimes Of Conscience

    He was a cleric. But was he a criminal? Yale University's chaplain, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr., was arrested several times during the civil rights movement. But his most notable bust was on charges of conspiring to help young men dodge the...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    THE ATTORNEY 3 1/2 stars. A hustler-attorney's life changes when he takes on a case involving a student who was arrested and tortured by the South Korean government in this true story. 2 hrs. 07 No MPAA rating (profanity, mild violence, scenes of torture,...
  • Vietnamese-American women borrow from old, new styles in business ventures

    Gia Ly darts in through the doors of her family's Westminster, Calif., restaurant and hawk-eyes the tables and corners all with a few screen swipes and finger pinches on her iPhone. Ly is navigating a virtual tour she set up to promote her family's...
  • Race announcer Martin Little dies at 67

    Race announcer Martin Little dies at 67
    For decades he rubbed elbows with, reported on, and broadcast the exploits of stock car racing's greats. Saturday, Martin "Marty" Little of Plantation, racing historian and announcer, died of pancreatic cancer at Florida Medical Center. He was 67....
  • When politics enter the sports playing field

    Among the revelations in Betty Medsger's powerful new book, "The Burglary," is the story of how local antiwar activists shrewdly selected March 8, 1971, for their historic break-in at an FBI office in Media. That was the night of the "Fight of the...
  • Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft

    Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
    Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president. That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter

    Jesse Winchester dies at 69; singer and songwriter
    Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville,...
  • Mourners gather for funeral of Ill. soldier killed at Fort Hood

    Mourners gather for funeral of Ill. soldier killed at Fort Hood
    Mourners gathered in Rolla, Missouri on Saturday for the funeral of an Iraq war veteran killed in a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base earlier this month. Friends and family of Timothy Owens, 37, a native of Effingham, Illinois, attended a...