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RICHMOND, Va. — Gone are the days when only a bottle of wine — or maybe a bottle of the hard stuff — would suffice as a gift to bring your holiday party host.
Is it possible that Kerry and Obama are so naïve about negotiating with Iran that they really think that they have pulled off something wonderful with the Islamics? Have neither of them heard about tawriya, an Islamic doctrine that allows lying in virtually all circumstances where the Islamic wishes to keep their true intentions secret from Infidels (nonbelievers)?
I was 4 ½ years old when I delivered my first news report.
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
The Tempe Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Veterans Day beginning at 10 a.m., and the parade will travel northbound along Mill Avenue from ASU Gammage to Rio Salado Parkway.
Fallen Royal Air Force and American pilots will receive recognition at a memorial service at Mesa Cemetery on Sunday morning.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
A series of Veterans Day events meant to honor those who have served in the armed forces are scheduled to occur in Gilbert and Mesa between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
Editor’s Note: As part of the Tribune’s sponsorship of the Higley Unified School District’s sixth-annual Veterans Day celebration, we are proud to present the text of Higley High School senior Morgan Getts’ upcoming speech at Friday’s event.
As part of my duties as President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I have the opportunity to talk to leaders across the nation about a number of important issues. Many of the topics affect nearly every city, large or small. Airports is a topic that is right at the top of this list.
John McCain is still seething about the government shutdown and those darn conservative upstarts who caused it. For no good reason, the lives of thousands were interrupted in “real and painful” ways.
Students in Mesa have until Nov. 14 to contribute their literary skills to the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
Every year from the end of World War II through the 1990s, the typical American drove more miles each year than the year before. But for the first time in two generations there has been a significant shift in how many miles we are driving each year.
Neither Sen. Rafael (Ted) Cruz nor Sarah Palin are particularly good about details, but they need a basic history lesson regarding the World War II memorial. It’s true that this is “the peoples’ memorial” and that is because it was built with taxpayers’ funds. It has also been considered advisable that some provision be made to maintain the memorial, to wash off the pigeon flop and graffitti, and to fence the memorial to keep people like Rafael and Sarah from climbing on it for recreation. Rafael and Sarah believe in the “free lunch” philosophy and think that memorials build themselves and maintain themselves out of thin air. If Rafael and Sarah truly believe themselves, the memorial should have been built with private funds, and maintained with private funds also. Of course, that would mean that visitors would have to pay admission fees to visit the memorial, and it might not look so shiny if admission fees were inadequate, and it might close altogether if people lost interest in it. As a veteran, I find this repugnant.
“Thanks to extreme Regressive’s like Rep. Matt Salmon the Republican party will soon become as extinct as the Whig party.”
As thousands of German Jews sought refuge both before and during World War II, many ended up in Japanese-controlled Shanghai. The story of these roughly 23,000 refugees is chronicled in the 2002 documentary “Shanghai Ghetto.”
“The 87 year old driver that killed one person and injured 10 others in Gilbert was impaired. Impaired by her age.”
As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor?
“CNN claims that the federal government is not spending $300 million dollars a day since the shutdown. Fox News states that the government is borrowing $300 million a day less since the shutdown. What we have here is a difference in perspective.”
If you lived in a comfortable home in 17th century France or 19th century England, your chairs might well have been embellished with nail-head trim. It was a clever, decorative way for craftsmen to secure materials to upholstered furniture.
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows author J.D. Salinger, left, after the Normandy invasion with his fellow counterintelligence officers from the film "Salinger." Harvey Weinstein is developing a feature film about J.D. Salinger to follow the recently released documentary. The Weinstein Co. announced the plans Wednesday, Sept. 18, saying the film will focus on the author’s life between his World War II service and the publication of “Catcher in the Rye.” The film will examine “the effects war can have on an artist.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company)
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.