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Donald W. Evans, Jr. Sp 4 USA - POTENTIAL LOST

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SP4 Donald W. Evans, Jr. USA Medal of Honor BY DUANE A. VACHON PH.D.  One of the great loves in Evans life was the Riverside International Raceway. Only 30 miles from Evans home town, Covina California. During the 60’s and 70’s Riverside was the gathering place of those who loved racing. Nascar raced there as […]

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Smart Road 'Talks' to Cars, Warns of Dangers

Smart Road 'Talks' to Cars, Warns of Dangers

By Carolyn Presutti - BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA — How would you drive differently if traffic signals could tell you when they were about to turn red? Or, if your car could warn you of a pedestrian crossing the road ahead of you? Researchers are working on these advances on what’s called a “Smart Road” in Virginia. […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

  By Jerome Socolovsky - It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and even the U.S. military. Although it’s been around for decades, the mindfulness movement is being called a revolution. Advocates say it reduces anxiety, and it can […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

German Study Hints Diabetes Drug Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

File - Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia during a therapy session inside the Alzheimer foundation in Mexico City.

A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes can stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, although conclusive proof from a more formal trial could be about five years away. Earlier studies have suggested that people and animals given the widely used pill for type-2 diabetes, […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life 'Within Reach' Says NASA

File - Drawing of how exoplanet 'PH2 b' might look from its moon (Univ. Oxford/Haven Giguere)

NASA scientists say they’re closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. At a July 14 panel discussion, several leading NASA scientists outlined the agency’s roadmap to find life and looked back on the discoveries that paved the way. While NASA continues to look for life in the solar system, namely on Mars and the […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Specialist 4 USA - The last measure of devotion

Sp4c Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Medal of Honor, Vietnam

  BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Edward A. DeVore, Jr. was born in Torrance, California on June 15, 1947.  He was 20 years old when he joined the army in Harbor City, California.  DeVore would not live to see his 21st birthday.  He gave his life for his country before he was old enough to […]

July 13th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Cruising Fiji’s Hidden Islands on the Tui Tai

By Rob Kay Cruising on the Tui Tai, a “motor sailor” that plies the Somosomo Strait, between Vanua Levu and Taveuni, is one of the best opportunities you’ll ever have to meet Fijians up front and personal. The Tui Tai was built over 30 years ago by Dan Costello, one of the pioneers of Fiji […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Special Features,Travel | Read More »

Delbert Owen Jennings Command Sergeant Major USA - COURAGE SAVES LIVES

Cmd. Sgt. Mgr. Delbert Jennings, MOH US Army

BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. Delbert Owen Jennings was born in Silver City, New Mexico.  Moving to California with his family,  Jennings was raised in Stockton where he graduated from Stockton High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1956, then came home and said, "I joined the paratroopers today," his mother, Etta Jennings, recalled. […]

July 6th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

LESLIE ALLEN BELLRICHARD, PFC USA - "And God said who shall we send, I answered I am here, send me."

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  PFC Leslie Allen Bellrichard BY DUANE A VACHON, PH.D.  Bellrichard was born on December 4 1941 at Janesville Wisconsin.  When he was in his early teens his family moved to San Jose California. San Jose was to become his hometown and it was from there (Oakland) he joined the Army. Whilst I did not […]

June 29th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific,Special Features | Read More »

Hawaii High School Football player gets cherished champion ring - 20 years later

Kevin Boehning

MILILANI – Kevin Boehning was a star student athlete and musician at Maryknoll High School in the 1980s, and as a sophmore, was part of the first Pac-5 high school football team that won the Hawaii State Prep Bowl Championship. Pac 5, made up of several small to mid-sized Hawaii high schools including Maryknoll, beat […]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

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