General Colin Powell is the retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and he also served as Secretary of State. His life story is one that most everyone who has started at the bottom, studied hard and worked even harder can relate to.
Much will be said and written today about 9/11 and the events surrounding this fateful moment in our nation's history.
I contemplated writing this email for the last 24 hours. I would have to once again relive the most terrifying day of my life. I decided to share my story because, in sharing, there is a sense of closure - something that I have been searching for the past 10 years.
I vividly remember the horrific images of the twin towers being struck down. Little did I know that what unfolded on the television screen of my seventh-grade history class on Sept. 11, 2001, would greatly influence my life.
On the sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a cruel act occurred that would shake the world forever. This act happened in a series of four coordinated suicidal attacks against a country typecast as the "best country in the world," the United States of America.
Ten years ago today, our world changed.
Sept. 11, 2001 started like most other days: Get up early, get on the treadmill, turn on the TV, watch a little news and work out before heading off to tackle a myriad of tasks at school.
Two of my brothers were in Washington, D.C., during the attack on 9/11, one inside the Pentagon and one across the street.
During the last few months, I began spending Wednesday evenings at Chuy's in Stevenson Ranch competing in PubQuiz, a regional trivia competition, with the Friendly Valley Social Club, a group of 20- and 30-something center-left local bloggers, teachers and others.
Navy Seaman Katelyn M. Simon, daughter of Linda M. Simon of Castaic, and Donald A. Simon, of Saugus, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
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This week's Helping Hand recipient: new life in His presence church
Bob and Marianna Dorr, of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Frank Dorr to Carrie Rezabek.
The award-winning William S. Hart regiment marching band and color guard spent the last few weeks of summer vacation practicing its 2011 fall marching show. All students returning and new participated in the rehearsals for the new complex routine. "We have designed a performance that promises to be like nothing we have done in the past. We have many surprises for our audience," said director Anthony Bailey. "This is a show that you are not going to want to miss." The 27th annual Rampage event on will be held Nov. 5 on the campus of College of the Canyons. Rampage ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.
LASD – Special Victims Bureau Internet Child Safety Sting Leads to Multiple Arrests
OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.
SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.
Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.
When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.
Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.