| Oct 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
In recent decades, gun rights and gun control have been high on the list of issues in the cultural war sharply dividing Americans. Gun control's passionate proponents and opponents clash in the media, city council chambers, state legislatures, Congress,...
| Jul 24, 2011
Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75.
Shalikashvili died Saturday...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:39 AM
Although he hasn't lived in Johnstown since the mid-1980s, Tom Walter still makes frequent return visits to his hometown. Few of those trips, however, are likely to be as memorable as Walter's upcoming return to Johnstown next week, when the Wake...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:43 AM
Name — Elliot Hirshman
Age — 50
Hometown — not given
Education — I earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at UCLA.
Experience — Most...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:41 PM
Newport Beach resident CoCo Vandeweghe won her first-round match at tennis' U.S. Open on Tuesday, defeating Alberta Brianti of Italy, 7-5, 6-3, in Flushing Meadows, New York.
It was the first win for Vandeweghe, 19, in the singles main draw of a Grand...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:33 AM
When Alexa von Tobel graduated from Harvard in 2006 and was about to take a job on Wall Street, she wondered whether her first savings priority should be retirement or an emergency kitty.
"I thought, wow, I'm graduating from Harvard and I've never gotten...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Marjorie Elizabeth "Karla" Hill, of Detroit, Mich., age 94, passed into heaven peacefully in her daughter's arms on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs.
Born Feb. 2, 1917, Karla was the youngest of three children born to the late...
| Feb 18, 2012
Major League Baseball's spring training will be in full swing with games starting on the first weekend of March and your Postcards columnist will be reporting from at least one Grapefruit League destination.
But there's another option for baseball in the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award, won for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Today, a controversy exists over the whereabouts of the McDaniel Oscar. In his 1990...
| Mar 2, 2012
After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy.
"Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Date of birth: Sept. 5, 1972
Education: bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University in 1994, law degree from George Washington University Law School in 2001
Occupation: attorney with Stein, Sperling,...
| Apr 22, 2009
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of public charity and how every person "must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." It is a lesson that appears lost on his own children....