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JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Philippines

JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Philippines

After the Mariana Island campaign (Saipan, Tinian, Guam) during World War II, we began to prepare for retaking the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur, on leaving the tragedies of Bataan, the death march and Corregidor behind, had settled on New Guinea as his base. The promise, "I shall r…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

Unless you are preternaturally geographically attuned, you are probably unaware that Baker, Jarvis and Howland islands, Johnston and Palmyra atolls and Kingman Reef are part of the United States — territories actually.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

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AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

NEW YORK | The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Local doctor raising funds for typhoon victims

Local doctor raising funds for typhoon victims

MUNSTER | As officials assess the devastation from a powerful typhoon that slammed the Philippines, a Munster doctor is scrambling to raise funds to help his native country.  

November 13, 2013 5:02 pm Photos

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Gallery: Devastation and death in Philippines

Gallery: Devastation and death in Philippines

November 11, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Is GOP beginning what Japan did in World War II?

Speakers in the congressional shutdown debate referred to World War II terms such as kamikazi and hara-kiri and assumed readers knew what these terms meant.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

What kind of person falls prey to Internet scams?

Regarding the Sept. 13 article, "Pols not Stranded in the Philippines," I see this as a really poor choice of a phishing attempt. Really, who in their right mind would send money to get a politician back?

October 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

Current maritime conflicts echo earlier wars, launched over history to control global commerce and territory, while underscoring the durable importance of traditional trade routes.

June 15, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Woman gives back to homeland through medical missions

Woman gives back to homeland through medical missions

Lena De Jesus, of Crown Point, reaches out to the underinsured living in the Philippines through medical missions.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo parks have fans from Canada to the Philippines

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department has gained a world-wide audience. At least, on Facebook.

March 21, 2011 2:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

Sometimes life as a pastor seems to be more joyful than others. There are some hills and valleys in the life of the parish pastor. I happen to be on one of those joyful highs right now. It isn't because life is especially easy right now. It's not. It is because of what I have just experience…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Filming mission has dramatic impact on Valpo duo

Filming mission has dramatic impact on Valpo duo

VALPARAISO | Spending six days in Manila filming the work of the Grow International Ministries proved to be an eye-opening, and perhaps life-changing, experience for two Valparaiso men.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
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