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  • Wounded vet to get new home in Hillside

    Wounded vet to get new home in Hillside
    An Army veteran who lost his legs in a roadside bombing hopes to walk into his new donated home in July. It includes the feature he wanted most of allĀ  – an attached garage. After more than a year of fund raising and planning, volunteers in west...
  • Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday

    Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday
    A month ago Jesse D. Reed sent his dad a picture of a half dozen soldiers sitting in a hole a roadside bomb had blasted out of the earth in Afghanistan. "We already lost several trucks," the Army specialist told his father, David Reed. "But don't worry,...
  • Injured warriors face a different fight today

    Injured warriors face a different fight today
    Three years ago, after losing his legs to a roadside blast in Iraq, Mike Fradera lay in a Texas Army hospital bed, going stir-crazy. He craved the freedom that a new set of government-issued limbs promised. Three years later, padding around on his...
  • Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers

    Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers
    Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
  • Community & Clubs: Iraq war veteran to speak at meeting

    On Wednesday, Iraq war veteran David Mayer is going to be at the general meeting of the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, along with his mother and father. He will speak about the organization he is establishing to build homes for veterans who have...
  • A heartfelt homecoming

    A heartfelt homecoming
    NEWPORT BEACH — Three years ago, Glen Mayer was sitting behind an American Legion booth at a fair in Palo Cedro, near Redding, when Bill Dunn happened upon the unexpected welcome mat. Dunn, the 1st vice commander of American Legion Post No. 291 in...
  • Former Hampton Crabber Chris Hanburger an Accidental Hall of Famer

    Former Hampton Crabber Chris Hanburger an Accidental Hall of Famer
    Chris Hanburger had never played organized football before enrolling at Hampton High in the summer of 1957. After four days of practice with the Crabbers, he wanted to quit. "I was done," he says. "I was so sore I could hardly move." Teammates and...
  • Hampton's Chris Hanburger inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Hampton's Chris Hanburger inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Chris Hanburger was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, becoming the fourth former Peninsula high school player enshrined following Warwick's Henry Jordan, Lafayette's Lawrence Taylor and Hampton's Dwight Stephenson. = = = =...
  • Obama honors NASCAR drivers at White House

    President Barack Obama says NASCAR and the presidency are alike: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong at some point during the season. Obama commented at the White House Wednesday as he welcomed Jimmie Johnson and seven other drivers from last year's...
  • Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home

    Quadruple Amputee Veteran Receives New Home
    On the morning of Easter Sunday 2009, Army Specialist Brendan Marracco's vehicle was hit by an Explosive Fired Projectile as he returned to his base in Iraq. Two years later and after several surgeries resulting in the amputation of both arms and legs,...
  • School goes from backdrop to center stage

    School goes from backdrop to center stage
    It was an unexpected burst of glory, and the 1,600 students at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood were basking in it Friday. None of the youngsters knew for certain why a 50-foot-wide image of the front of their school was projected Thursday...
  • The politics of defense

    Today, Carter and Korb begin their Dust-Up with a discussion on the extent to which Congress should intervene in military matters. Later in the week, they'll discuss the Air Force tanker contract, torture policies and more. Where have you gone, Congress?...