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sun reportersIn late July -- less than a week before he was to return home from Iraq -- Army combat medic Sgt. David J. "Joey" Davis of Lisbon learned that his one-year tour of duty had been extended until after Thanksgiving, perhaps until February. Military...
Tags: Iraq, Rodeo, Alaska, Disasters and Accidents, Vehicles
sun reporterThe honor guard carried Sgt. David "Joey" Davis' flag-draped casket out of the church yesterday and hoisted it onto the back of an antique fire engine. It seemed a fitting way for the fun-loving volunteer firefighter and combat medic to go out -- second,...
Tags: Fires, U.S. Army, Alaska, Disasters and Accidents, Vehicles
Associated PressLISBON, Portugal -- Portugal planned a national day of mourning Tuesday for Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three shepherd children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima. The 97-year-old Roman...
Tags: Portugal, Cults and Sects, Death, John Paul II
Sun ReporterFor three days in Howard County last year, 29 veterinarians from Maryland and around the nation honed their homeland-security skills by practicing the rescue of a tame llama named Dexter and his sidekick, Karma, a Tennessee walking horse. Clad in...
Special to The TimesOn the fringes of Lisbon, in the picturesque section of Belém, are two shrines that every year draw hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. The more imposing is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Manueline-style monastery that contains the tombs of venerated...
Tags: Salt, Death, All Purpose Flour, Dunkin' Donuts, France
Times Staff WriterBAGHDAD -- The would-be assassin lay in wait outside the fence of the military compound, biding his time in the early morning darkness Sunday until the right moment came. The day was already hot as the soldier headed toward an open-air restroom. The...
Tags: Iraq, Vehicles, U.S. Military, Death, Crimes
Sun Architecture CriticArchitect Peter Chermayeff was 38 when he got a phone call about the possibility of designing an aquarium for Baltimore's waterfront. Housing commissioner Robert C. Embry Jr. had visited Boston's popular New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, and...
Special to The TimesFor 20 years, my friend Vicki Sullivan had been talking about the red roofs of Lisbon. She caught a brief glimpse of the Portuguese countryside on a one-night layover decades ago and had been determined to return ever since. Now, with both our youngest...
Times Staff WriterAgostinho Miguel Teixeira, a heroin addict, spoke in amazement about what happened when police caught him shooting up with a friend the other night. "They started to help us," the 28-year-old said. "One of them turned on his flashlight and pointed to our...
Tags: England, Drug Use, Drug Trafficking, Fines, Medical Services
Editor's Note: The following essay is excerpted from a speech by Susan Sontag given April 7 at the Los Angeles Public Library upon receiving the library's annual Literary Award. -------------------- Long ago—it was the 18th century—a great...
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