It’s not often one learns an American warship has been named after a friend. That ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, designated DDG 121, now is under construction at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Well into his 80s, my printer grandfather each workday morning would don a tie, business suit with vest and part his hair in the center prior to ambling several residential blocks to his newspaper shop in the Illinois prairie village.
The audience was aghast. Moviegoers packing the theater at the U.S. Naval Facilities in Yokosuka, Japan, were literally stunned as Peter Sellers, playing the mentally deranged and physically crippled Dr. Strangelove, rose from his wheelchair to proclaim the benefits of global destruction — t…
Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle bureaucracy has determined that more than a few of the state’s drivers are more than a little confused — make that terrified — when it comes to mastering that most dreaded of roadway traffic-control devices: the roundabout.
My love affair with honest-to-God department stores has lingered at the terminal stage for years, but 2016 took the cake. Management at what once were the grand palaces of personal shopping just never got it — and they wonder why trade is dying off.
The second — and for many the best — day of Christmastide comes the day after Christmas itself. That, of course, is Boxing Day — a day of social obligation my French-Canadian grandmother never would let you forget.
Recent terrorist attacks in Ankara, Turkey, and Berlin, Germany, add to a growing list of incidents that are becoming increasingly difficult to remember. Does one begin the list with the plane hijackings in the ‘60s and ‘70s, or the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, or the USS Cole a…
How different was the world of 75 years past? Few Americans were looking past tomorrow when the bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, Malaya and the Philippines. In a Sunday afternoon, the world turned upside down and the dreams of millions of people lay shattered.
Let’s shed tears for the handkerchief — it is dying, especially in the United States.
Having to eat crow in the wake of a presidential election prediction goes with the job. I got this one wrong. But it’s a double disappointment when an abiding faith in the judgment of the American voting public gets flushed down the tube in a mob-driven frenzy.
If, as the old saying goes, “ignorance is bliss,” claiming to be proud of such stupidity must be akin to approaching the rapture. How else does one explain the willingness of so many Trump supporters to disregard his childish meanness, misogyny and outright contempt for the Constitution?
Camouflage clothing with its myriad choice of patterns, it seems, is a really big deal, not only for military uniform designers but especially for civilian folks who never took the oath nor the Queen’s shilling.
When it comes to nuclear weapons, or the consideration of using such horrible forces to resolve basic human differences, it generally comes down to the unimaginable “when” and of course, the unknowable “who.”
Finding a certain friend’s or neighbor’s birthday used to be a matter of glancing at the local church calendar — usually hanging over the kitchen sink — where each date in a turnover month sheet contained (in small-point type) a list of congregants’ birthdays or religious festival days.
Ahead of expected and extensive rehabilitation of Children’s Lake, the Boiling Springs destination has been drained and temporary fencing installed near the walking path around the lake.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams said efforts are ongoing at Camp Michaux to restore its native ecology.
Browse Cumberland County homes over 4,000 square feet in size.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Match 6 Lotto" game were:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Pennsylvania Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:
Township police said that following an argument, Babner retrieved a firearm from his vehicle, approached a 16-year-old girl and pressed the gun to the back of her head.
Remains found a decade ago have been identified as those of a teenager girl who went missing in northeastern Pennsylvania more than a half-century ago, state police said.
State Police at Carlisle reported Saturday that a Carlisle man was killed in a Monroe Township crash on Sept. 23.
If successful, $60,000 of the grant will be used to offset a portion of the estimated $293,619 in upfront costs to purchase eight electric battery vehicles.
The current Stanley Security system, which dates from 2012, is nearing the end of its life cycle, Warden Travis Shenk said Friday.
The enthusiasm for Donald Trump's unique brand of nationalist populism has cut into traditional Democratic strongholds like Monongahela, about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh.