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I'm no sailor. As a matter of fact, I've been known to lose a meal over a vessel's heaving (no pun intended!) deck. It's a practice guaranteed to win few friends. But I do love a good maritime narrative that depicts human courage and conflict and...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Slavery, Antarctica, U.S. Navy, Norway
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIron Man is back in the multiplex in a big way this weekend with “Iron Man 3,” but the character ......
At Harvard-Westlake, a private high school in the shadows of the Hollywood Hills, players from the basketball team heaped praise on the alumnus who this week became the first active NBA player to announce that he is gay. "We have a lot of pride in him,"...
In "The Powers," Valerie Sayers' long-awaited sixth novel — her first since "Brain Fever" (1996) — the great Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio is embarking on his historic hitting streak of 1941, riveting Americans as much as or more than the...
I know a true hero, although he surely wouldn't call himself one. He is the son of a very close friend. He served in Iraq, and is now on duty in Afghanistan. And, like all the other American service people there, he volunteered to put his life on the...
On this morning 200 years ago, a plucky Irish immigrant, John O'Neill, matched wits with British Adm. Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog in command of a fleet of 19 vessels that sailed into Havre de Grace during the War of 1812. O'Neill was born in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who had just sat down on the bench at a north Philadelphia train station often wondered if he was a good person, and perhaps never considered that anyone thought he was a hero to...
Hattie Carroll finally has a seat at the head of the table, and for that she has Hagers-town to thank. It’s an honor the black kitchen helper never had in life, as folk singer Bob Dylan angrily pointed out in his ballad, “The Lonesome Death...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen Kentucky defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh visited John Hardin junior standout Matt Elam this week, he left no doubt about how he could help the Wildcats. “He talked about how he wanted me and I could help head the defense. He watched me...
In the worst of times we often see the best of people. Expected heroes, such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses, usually do what they’re trained to do in emergency situations and do so with valor. Then there are...
Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon was shocking, infuriating, devastating. Three died, including an 8-year-old boy who had waited at the finish line to greet his father. Scores were injured, some losing limbs, in what President Obama labeled "an...
email@example.comJohn Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-year-old World War II veteran is trying to muffle. He said he wears the earplugs to drown out the rumble of a drum that’s played when the congregation sings hymns....
Tags: Emergency Incidents, Explosions, Ceremonies, Flat Feet, Japan
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