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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast

     The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast
    The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
  • Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it. After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
  • Nationalism can unite or divide: New Voices

    I am proud to be an American. I bleed red, white and, blue. I live the American dream. This strong sense of pride that we feel in our country is encompassed in the concept of nationalism. We are united under one cultural identity. We share the same...
  • ISIS plan, SeaWorld, and Christians: Letters

    ISIS plan, SeaWorld, and Christians: Letters
    No to Obama's ISIS plan Bomb, and build a mercenary army, to punish ISIS. That is our president's proposal for dealing with the new brutality of Middle Eastern sectarianism. What are the easily predictable results? Collateral damage, innocent deaths,...
  • Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?

    Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?
    On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest. A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...
  • Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination

    Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination
    Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

    Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...
  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more
    A classic Hitchcock thriller is spoofed in "The 39 Steps" at Long Beach Playhouse, "Lost the Musical" sends up the hit TV series at the Lillian Theatre, and life is a "Cabaret" at North Hollywood's Crown City Theatre. Plus, Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-...
  • Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters

    Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters
    In the 1920s, it was a nice little golf course, enjoyed by the locals and played by a president — until it was trashed by a hurricane. On Thursday, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will open its state-of-the art, 8,000-foot south...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut's Iron Corner

    Connecticut's Iron Corner
    I was still tying my shoes at State Line Car Wash this morning when two guys from Lakeville pulled up in separate cars. Rick DelPrete, retired history teacher and athletic director from the Hotchkiss School, was on hand to show me the remains of the...