| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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 all – an attached garage.
After more than a year of fund raising and planning, volunteers in west...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 2:33 AM
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,...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2010
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...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 10:03 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:46 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 11:53 AM
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."
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
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.
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| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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,...
| Sep 6, 2008
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...
| Mar 17, 2008
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?...