Melvin Morris, 80, received a Medal of Honor this month. Why is he receiving it belatedly? Because he was discriminated against during the time of the U.S. War in Vietnam.
Soon we'd be snaking through the freight yards and pulling into the Amtrak platform at L.A.'s Union Station. It was a dramatic opening scene - almost cinematic - filled with promise.
On Mar. 9, Cuba and the world lost a remarkable revolutionary figure, Melba Hernandez Rey, age 93. The cause of death was complications of diabetes.
Tony leaves behind the books and wonderful diaries he wrote and the enormous admiration and the friendship of millions of people.
"I cannot see an animals' expression - eyes, behavior, purring, etc. - and convince myself that it's anything other than a thinking, feeling, emotional individual."