Editor's note: Times Columnist Philip Potempa, whose third cookbook "Further From the Farm" (2010) was written with help from actress Betsy Palmer, will present her award Thursday when she is inducted to Northwest Indiana's South Shore Wall of Legends.
Thanksgiving always reminds me of the time I spent up in Schenectady, N.Y. as part of a great concentration of trainees. Our group was considered the best and the brightest, and we conducted work that exploited that situation.
During the summer of 1946, I visited Michigan State University to investigate the possibility of accepting a Jennison Scholarship for football.
My wife Patricia is fond of saying, when nothing better can be thought of, that "we're dragging Arch into the 21st century kicking and screaming." I won't argue with that.
The past week has brought two deaths worth noting and then some.
David Broder, the superstar columnist from the Illinois side of the state line, once called it "the most successful political debut of the century."
Burnham has been called (by me) the cradle of organized crime in America. But what do we really know about this once-bucolic place?
On July 23, 1995, I was so bold as to compare Calumet Region life in 1995 with the way it had been a half century earlier - as reflected in language.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This tale was first told in this space in December, 1981. It has become a Christmas tradition.
Editor's Note: This is Part 5 of "How I Won WWII - After It Was Over."
Editor's Note: This is Part 4 of How I Won WWII -- After It Was Over.
Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of "How I Won World War II - After it Was Over."
OFFBEAT: Like actress Betsy Palmer, East Chicago's Frank Hanak was local notable and he will be missed by many
One of my faithful column contacts and a friend who liked to follow my daily writing was East Chicago notable Frank Hanak.
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