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GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize the phrase “U.S. journalist” concerns geography, not political science?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

"The right sort of sports fan," is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded Spiro Agnew, who had been forced to resign because of corruption.

August 09, 2014 10:30 am

Polish Alliance taking area vets to D.C. ceremony

CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
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
Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

Portage man spent nearly entire Korean War in captivity

For Elliott Sortillo, 79, of Portage, fighting in the Korean War meant fighting for survival. He was a prisoner of war for 30 months, nearly the entire war.

June 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2 hr 37 min | PG-13 | Released June 26

June 26, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

We should remember Staff Sgt. Richard Blakley of Plainfield. And Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith of Anderson, Spec. Gregory Paul Sanders of Hobart and Sgt. Craig A. Boling of Elkhart.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Jersey Boys 2 hr 14 min | R | Released June 20

June 19, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

How to Train Your Dragon 2 1 hr 45 min | PG | Released June 13

June 12, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

The Fault in our Stars 2 hr 5 min | PG-13 | Released June 6

June 05, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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VHS students showed respect for wounded veteran

Take heart, readers! Honor, respect and gratitude are values still being demonstrated by teens in at least one public school, namely Valparaiso High.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Maleficent 1 hr 38 min | PG | Released May 30

May 29, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

World War II veterans are becoming scarce as we approach the 69th anniversary of what we call "The Greatest Generation." Each day the newspaper records the passing of more buddies and shipmates of what was once 16 million men and women in all branches of the services.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

X-Men: Days of Futures Past | PG-13 | Released May 23

May 22, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

Million Dollar Arm | PG | Released May 16

May 15, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

Moms' Night Out PG-13 Released May 9

May 08, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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In Theaters This Weekend

In Theaters This Weekend

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | PG-13 | Released May 2

May 01, 2014 8:34 am Photos

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Remembering Bruce Staehli

Remembering Bruce Staehli

On April 30, 1968, during a battle in the jungles of Vietnam, Bruce Wayne Staehli, a 19-year-old from Merrillville, went missing in action. His body was never found. Paul Banik and John Essex, along with Roy Foreman want to make sure he is never forgotten.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
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