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Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 1:19 PM

You can leave war behind, but war never leaves you. You always carry the memories of the guys who never made it home.And as the years go on, “you start thinking about how much time you have left to do something for these guys,” says John MacGillivray. So, with a handful of other vets, he set out to make sure the local guys killed in Vietnam are remembered.

Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 1:05 PM

In the mid-60s there was a favorite TV show entitled, “The Week That Was.” It gave you the week’s news in capsule form. The star of that series was a familiar name, David Frost. Unfortunately, his presence couldn’t save it and that program had a...

Updated Sep 27, 2016 at 1:09 PM

In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, which is the bigger story?

Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Consider this a challenge. If you could read a column like this one, do a few simple calculations and predict who the next president will be, would you do it? Imagine, being able to avoid the many newscasts and all of the newspaper articles that...

Updated Sep 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Not long ago, driverless cars were more a joke than a realistic prospect. Now, suddenly, they’re here.

Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Do you remember what you were wearing on this day nine years ago?I’ll never forget.

Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM

How can everything turn out so right when everything seemed so wrong? The Rio Olympics had two strikes against it before it even started. The venues were not ready, the bay was tainted with all manner of vile substances, and even the dorm rooms...

Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Let’s not talk about the presidential campaign, which is devolving into a mudfight that’s only likely to get worse. Let’s talk about something the candidates would all be talking about, if our politics weren’t so weird: Our kids and their kids.

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 12:57 PM

The party conventions have come and gone, cementing the state of the presidential race rather than changing it. The Democrats left Philadelphia mostly united, with advantages in money and organization, but limited enthusiasm for their candidate. The...

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM

The year was 1992.

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 10:11 AM

The death penalty just became a whole lot more interesting with Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate. By selecting Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton chose one of the few Democratic governors who, like her husband Bill...

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