| Apr 25, 2008
NEARLY four years ago, when Phil Donahue, the onetime king of daytime television, set to make a documentary film about the war in Iraq, he knew he'd be telling a story of shattered hearts. What he never guessed was that the project would break his own....
| Apr 25, 2008
ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...
| Aug 1, 2008
Wendy Hoffman (Kristina Lear), an earnest screenwriter with an attractive, low-key style, wants to tell the story of injured vets at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Capt. Gray Whitrock (Michael James Reed), a strapping military guy with a prosthetic foot...
| Dec 27, 2007
It was just what American soldiers had been longing for -- a patrol vehicle designed to withstand the powerful roadside bombs that have killed more service members than any other insurgent weapon in the Iraq war.
But as the Defense Department hits its...
| 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?...
| Sep 2, 2007
Los Angeles is chronically short of park space, a civic failure that generations of leaders have only glancingly addressed. In 1930, the brilliant but ignored Olmsted-Bartholomew plan envisioned a county where every resident enjoyed easy access to...
| Sep 16, 2009
Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly...
| Feb 9, 2009
Using ancient Chinese medical techniques, a small team of military doctors here has begun treating wounded troops suffering from severe or chronic pain with acupuncture.
The technique is proving so successful that the Air Force will begin teaching...
| Nov 26, 2007
It sounds like a nice idea, but before you add "Any Wounded Soldier" to your Christmas card list, keep in mind that your well wishes will likely wind up in the trash.
In-boxes are flooded this time of year with mass e-mails urging us to remember our...
| Jan 11, 2007
Late Monday evening, Andrea Caldwell sat in front of a computer in her mother's Gloucester home, fighting to push aside her emotions.
It's not easy, the 22-year-old said Wednesday, to plan a funeral for your twin brother. To work out the details of a...
| Jan 15, 2007
Standing at a podium overlooking a flag-draped coffin, the Rev. Douglas Nagel told hundreds of mourners gathered in Gloucester's First Presbyterian Church on Sunday not to think that Army Spc. Eric Thomas Caldwell's life had been taken from him.