‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Glendale Preserved

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The city of Glendale can keep its monument to women whom the World War II Japanese army forced into sexual slavery, a federal judge ruled.     Michiko Shiota Gingery, Koichi Mera and his group the nonprofit GAHT-US asked the Central District of California in February to have Glendale remove a 1,100-lb. bronze statue from Central Park, claiming that it poses a threat to diplomatic relations between America and Japan. &...

‘Justice’ likely to ring hollow in death of WWII veteran

A trial date has finally been set in the police killing of John Wrana, the frail, 95-year-old World War II veteran I've been telling you about for some time now. The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 15, in a tiny courtroom in Markham, a bench trial under Associate Judge Luciano Panici, of Chicago Heights, a gruff-sounding man with a mustache and a hard Chicago accent rather similar to my own. He is said to love Frank Sinatra music and is a fan of the famous Italian soccer team Juventus. ...