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  • 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...
  • 'Australia'

    "Australia" offers everything from a cattle drive to Nicole Kidman's rendition of "Over the Rainbow" to hordes of Japanese Zeros zeroing in on screaming children during the early 1942 attack on Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory, two months after...
  • Visitor center planned for USS Arizona Memorial

    The USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who died Dec. 7, 1941, in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is the most popular tourist attraction in Hawaii. Now a $52-million visitor center is planned,...
  • Monitor Sanctuary head leads Graveyard of the Atlantic expedition

    Investigators from the Newport News-based Monitor National Marine Sanctuary are playing a leading role in a three-week research expedition designed to study the wrecks of ships sunk off North Carolina in 1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic. Using...
  • World War II

    World War II
    After months of debate, the attack on Pearl Harbor left no more doubt. America was in the war. Most Chicagoans talked with bravado. "We'll whip 'em in two weeks," prophesied a Notre Dame junior over a glass of beer at a Loop bar. "Don't be silly," the man...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: Wanda Sykes performs in her HBO special

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 11 - 17 in PDF format This week's TV Movies FUNNY LADY: In the new special 'Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me,' the comic performs at the Warner Theatre in......