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Notes and Quotes- October 24, 2021

Axis Sally: A Traitor or Not? By Tom Morrow In 1933, well into the Great Depression, Ohio-born Mildred Gillars followed her lover to Europe looking for work. When ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 17, 2021

Ma, Ya Made My Pants Too Big … By Tom Morrow The first time I realized I was getting old was when I could no longer keep my ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 10, 2021

The American Army’s Expedition to Russia By Tom Morrow Here’s a story not often told … maybe not at all: when the U.S. Army invaded mother Russia. “The ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 3, 2021

‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ By Tom Morrow When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in 1934 in baseball-crazy Japan, some in the U.S. sporting world ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 26, 2021

An Actor Who Was The Unlikeliest of Heroes By Tom Morrow One of Hollywood’s venerable stars, who was featured in dozens of movies, television and radio shows was ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 19, 2021

A Disease That Will Sneak Up On You By Tom Morrow Historically speaking, a 19th century malady that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s modern society ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 12, 2021

War Often is the Mother of Invention By Tom Morrow World War II brought a number of innovations and inventions out of necessity to America. The original creation ...

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Notes and Quotes- September 5, 2021

A balancing act to end a war By Tom Morrow In 2007, I asked Oceanside’s Clarence Baer what he did for Uncle Sam during the great World War ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 29, 2021

A Gridiron Call Never To Be Forgotten By Tom Morrow On my “Most Unforgettable Character” list, the late Fred Swearengen of Carlsbad had all of the qualifications to ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 22, 2021

The Well-Lived Life of Victor Mature By Tom Morrow One of my favorite interviews was with the noted movie star Victor Mature, who for the last 30 years ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 15, 2021

Our local World War II Heroes of Yesteryear By Tom Morrow Over the years I’ve written a good deal about our heroes of World War II – local ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 8, 2021

The ‘Boys’ Who Covered World War II By Tom Morrow Few journalists have ever witnessed world history more closely than Edward R. Murrow and William L. Shirer. Together, ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 1, 2021

An Audience To Remember By Tom Morrow There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 25, 2021

The Rise and Demise of the Daily Newspaper By Tom Morrow The history of the American newspaper is far too large to jam into an 800-word column, but ...

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Notes and Quotes-July 11, 2021

‘I Shoot for the Stars!’ (Occasionally He Hit London) By Tom Morrow One of the more controversial decisions of post-World War II was bringing to the U.S. a ...

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