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Students in the Boots to Books class pose with course instructor and cofounder Manuel Martinez (front row, center). A Vietnam veteran, Martinez has been counseling other vets in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Solheim)" The small, tightly knit Citrus Community College in Glendora, Calif., is doing something big for the education of veterans recently returned...
usspueblo
Forty crew members from the U.S.S. Pueblo recently gathered in Vermont to compare memories four decades after North Korean patrol boats fired on them. Their three-week mission had turned ugly in 1968, leading to one combat death and 11 months in captivity. Although the Pueblo retains its Navy commission, the Pyongyang regime has converted the vessel into a tourist site. Still docked on...
poe1
With the votes tallied, the results are in. We ve chosen those authors who best lived up to the master of the macabre s style, and it was a difficult decision to make. Our panel of eight judges which included Erickson s own Poe descendant Nancy Hatfield (nee Poe) reviewed some 250 short stories that encompassed nearly 500 typed pages. Some offered twists of humor, others...
mortgage
Many news reports surrounding the economy are grim. The real estate market is struggling, retirement funds are disappearing overnight, and skyrocketing expenses grab the headlines these days. But it s not all doom and gloom for some of the retired, or those nearly so. Many seniors have succeeded in protecting their finances from uncertain times when they move to a retirement community...
burger
Americans love restaurants. According to the USDA, the average American eats out four times a week. We love the convenience and we love the food. But with the dramatic increase in obesity and weight-related health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure, many believe that it s time to arm the American consumer with the ability to make smart menu choices. Most chain...
patriots
It was on the worn pages of Thomas Wertenbaker s Father Knickerbocker Rebels that Edwin Burrows first encountered mention of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War. The obscure volume, published in 1948, offered only a sparsely detailed account of British prison ships anchored around New York City, just enough to pique Burrows interest. He went in search of more books on the...