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  • Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • James Franco had to uncool it

    James Franco had to uncool it
    When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
  • High-tech train safety effort is approved

    A collision-avoidance system that transportation safety board investigators say could have prevented the fatal collision of two trains in Placentia nearly five years ago was approved for use on freight trains by federal regulators Monday. The system,...
  • Wesley L. McDonald dies at 84; 4-star Navy admiral led 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada

    Wesley L. McDonald dies at 84; 4-star Navy admiral led 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada
    Wesley L. McDonald, a four-star Navy admiral who commanded the 1983 invasion of Grenada for the U.S. military and who as a pilot led the first airstrike against North Vietnam in 1964 after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, died Feb. 8 at his home in Arlington,...
  • Should the U.S. help broker peace?

    Today's question: Should the goal of the peace process be a lasting peace or management of the stalemate? Does the U.S. have a role? Click here to read previous exchanges of this week's Dust-Up. Point: George E. Bisharat The United States has a moral...
  • John W. Ripley dies at 69; Marine received Navy Cross for heroism in Vietnam War

    Retired Marine Corps Col. John W. Ripley, a Vietnam war hero who was awarded the Navy Cross for risking his life to blow up a strategic Highway 1 bridge that halted the advance of North Vietnamese troops and tanks during the 1972 Easter Offensive, has...
  • Walter M. 'Wally' Schirra Jr., 84; flew in three NASA programs

    Walter M. 'Wally' Schirra Jr., 84; flew in three NASA programs
    Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who followed his barnstorming parents into the sky as a Navy combat pilot and was the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, has died. He was 84. Schirra, who had been battling cancer,...
  • Jeanne M. Holm dies at 88; first female Air Force general

    Jeanne M. Holm dies at 88; first female Air Force general
    Jeanne M. Holm, who played a pivotal role in opening up the military to women and who was the first female general in the Air Force and the first woman in any military branch to become a two-star general, has died. She was 88. -------------------- FOR...
  • PASSINGS

    John Tsukasa Tanimura Co-founder of farming partnership John Tsukasa Tanimura, 88, a founding member of the farming partnership Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods Inc., died April 27 at his home in Salinas, his family announced. The cause of death was not...
  • Forget the two-state solution

    There is no longer a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forget the endless arguments about who offered what and who spurned whom and whether the Oslo peace process died when Yasser Arafat walked away from the bargaining table or...