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  • Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War

    Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War
    Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
  • The Artisan: Local noodle maker on the cutting edge of technology

    The Artisan: Local noodle maker on the cutting edge of technology
    As Shoichi Sayano pulls open the metal drying-room door, a breeze sends ripples down the curtain-like wall of 10-foot-long udon noodles neatly folded over metal drying racks. "I still cut the noodles every day," says the 75-year-old former...
  • A monument to Japanese Americans in the Antelope Valley is restored

    A monument to Japanese Americans in the Antelope Valley is restored
    The phone call to Tom Shiokari came last July. The news was unexpected. But after almost 70 years, a wrong was to be set right and a dishonorable chapter in the history of the Antelope Valley's Japanese American community rewritten. Dayle DeBry, director...
  • Text of John McCain's speech

    Sen. John McCain delivered these remarks Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans: the privilege of accepting our party's nomination for president of the United States....
  • Celebrating a shared history

    Celebrating a shared history
    On an uninviting swatch of arid desert, marked by sagebrush and mesquite trees just east of the California border, the winds of war blew together the fates of two beleaguered peoples. In a now familiar tale, 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from...
  • Betty Jane Williams dies at 89; WASP test pilot during WWII

    Betty Jane Williams dies at 89; WASP test pilot during WWII
    Betty Jane Williams, who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots, an elite group that flew noncombat missions during World War II, and served as a test pilot in Texas, has died. She was 89. Williams, of Woodland Hills, died Monday at Providence...
  • Santa Anita racetrack played a role in WWII internment

    Santa Anita racetrack played a role in WWII internment
    A plaque near the entranceon the sprawling grounds of the Santa Anita racetrack is the sole reminder of the track's place in World War II history as the nation's largest assembly center for Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps. Although...
  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • When Obama should go to war

    When Obama should go to war
    Today's question: Under what circumstances should or shouldn't the United States get involved militarily around the globe? How do we distinguish between the Balkans and Darfur and Iraq and Afghanistan -- or any of the new situations that are going to face...
  • Letters to the editor

    The attacks of 9/11 Re "Adjusting to 9/11," editorial, Sept. 11 The Times writes: "As just one example, is the degree of danger posed by the theoretical possibility that terrorists might put a 'dirty bomb' in a shipping container really great enough...
  • 6-Year-Old Whiz Kid Called Human Calendar

    6-Year-Old Whiz Kid Called Human Calendar
    MIDWAY CITY -- Six-year-old William Dam is a normal boy with one very extraordinary skill: Give him any A.D. date on the calendar and he'll tell you which day of the week it was. The Midway City kid will tell you that 9/11 fell on a Tuesday and Dec. 7,...
  • "Say You're One of Them," by Uwem Akpan

    In Peter Matthiessen's wonderful novel "Far Tortuga," there's a chorus of black turtle fishermen on a doomed expedition to a Caribbean key whose signature exclamation is, "Modern time, mon! Modern time." That was my lament as I read, with open eyes and a...