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Daddy was a China Marine ... Also

AT THE LIBRARY IN CARROLLTON AT LUNCH I PICKED UP A DONATED BOOK that caught my eye. It was “The Rape of Nanking (China)” by Iris Chang, whose antecedents escaped the infamous massacre. 351 more words


Another Unexpected Farewell Along the Road to New Bethel Church

Each time I pass the gray with white trim house near where the paved road begins in the Ricks community off Miss. Hwy. 35 leading in and out of the New Bethel Church community in which I have resided for many years now, a wave of nostalgia touches me — if a massive heart attack hadn’t taken his life several weeks earlier, if the weather were warm enough, Jerry might’ve been relaxing on the front porch swing. 298 more words


Watergate Historian Kutler Dies; Sued to Release Nixon Tapes

(MADISON, Wis.) — Watergate historian Stanley Kutler, who successfully fought for the release of President Richard Nixon’s secret tapes, died Tuesday in Wisconsin. He was 80. 247 more words

Pillsbury Doughboy Inventor Rudolph R. Perz Dies at 89

Pillsbury Doughboy creator Rudolph R. Perz died Wednesday aged 89. He invented one of the most iconic characters in modern advertising for the home baking brand. 170 more words

Man Killed by Mother-in-Law's Falling Headstone at Pennsylvania Cemetery

An elderly man visiting his mother-in-law’s gravesite in a Pennsylvania cemetery was killed by her tumbling headstone on Monday.

Stephen Woytack, 74, was fatally crushed at St. 177 more words

Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams Dies in California at 95

(PATTERSON, Calif.) — Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in California. He was 95.

His daughter, Penny Williams, says he died Monday of natural causes at his home in Patterson. 85 more words

Missing UC Berkeley Student Found Dead Near L.A. Freeway

The body of a missing UC Berkeley student and soccer player was found by police near a Los Angeles freeway Saturday.

Eloi Vasquez, 19, was reportedly hit by a car on California’s Interstate-10 after he attended a fraternity party near the University of Southern California. 74 more words