Insurers Excluded From Superfund Cleanup Deal

Insurers Excluded From Superfund Cleanup Deal      (CN) - Insurers cannot hold up payment of about $17.4 million for New Jersey pollution rooted in the production of World War II equipment, a federal judge ruled.     Cornell-Dubilier Electronics started using polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to insulate the electrical capacitors it manufactured in 1939.     After submerging its products into PCB oils, Cornell-Dubilier cleaned the products with solvents that ultimatel...

Armed & dangerous: 89 year old World War 2 vet shoots armed robber

Armed & dangerous: 89 year old World War 2 vet shoots armed robberPalm Beach PostThe 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot. Lewis was working behind the counter at The ...

‘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. ...