| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Tom Laughlin, who died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 12 in Thousand Oaks at age 82, was one of those only-in-Hollywood stories. After acting in small parts on films and TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, he turned filmmaker with a series of "Billy...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Sometimes Death isn't really the end.
In the early ‘70s, Detroit brothers David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney picked up some instruments and started bashing out scrappy, high-octane rock tunes under the name Death, recording a handful of tracks before...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Lou Reda, whose production company is know for programs such as the History Channel’s “World War II in HD” and “Vietnam in HD,” will pay tribute to the men and women who have protected our nation over the years during......
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book.
I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...
| Nov 3, 2013
(Editor's note: This is a longer version of a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday features section.)
Deann Groen Bayless has spent nearly three decades in the Chicago restaurant business and says she has never felt dismissed or...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Every American president has to weather occasional political gaffes. Whether their own or those committed by associates, they cause temporary embarrassment or pain but are ultimately survivable. Loose lips may sink ships, as was often said...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:09 PM
For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action.
One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne.
He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor for an American civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005.
It would not...