Estimates of the number of American Civil War casualties are growing from the conventional 618,222 to something closer to 750,000 as demographic historians deploy increasingly sophisticated computer models. Similarly, estimates of the number of North Vietnam/Viet Cong soldier and civilian deaths in the Vietnam war vary considerably, but are generally placed at about 1 million or more. The American death toll is put at 58,315. Which side won the Vietnam War?
30% 1. North Vietnam won. It drove Americans from the field of battle.
11% 2. Dont know.
48% 3. It was a stalemate, something along the lines of the War of 1812, which ended largely because a distracted super power got tired.
11% 4. America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.
Rochester City Council pledged its support Tuesday for proposed intersection changes at Indiana 25 and Rouch Place Drive.
City officials hope the changes will ease traffic congestion that is expected to come with a new travel center at the southeast corner of the intersection. Included in the changes are a left-turn signal for drivers heading south along Indiana 25 and a right-turn lane that would allow northbound drivers a more efficient way to turn east on Rochester Crossing Drive, formerly an extension of Rouch Place Drive.
Using sparklers on the Fourth of July may be as traditional as cookouts, but they remain one of the most dangerous fireworks each holiday.
Burning at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals - sparklers can cause serious burns. Combined with firecrackers and rockets, they account for more than 50 percent of firework-related injuries each year, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
Rochester Fire Chief Tom Butler says sparklers should always be used under close adult supervision and offers these safety tips to prevent sparkler injuries:
Loud music, bright lights and even brighter smiles set the stage at Rochester High School's track Saturday night for Fulton County's 2017 Relay For Life.
The relay, which sets out to raise money for those affected by cancer, ran for eight hours. Participants walked, danced and partied under the lights well into the night as they raised approximately $21,000.
Rochester will host a Class 2A volleyball sectional for the second straight year, and Culver will host both a Class 1A volleyball sectional and regional and a Class 1A girls soccer regional, according to an IHSAA Executive Committee vote at its meeting Thursday.
Other volleyball sectional host sites of concern to area teams include West Noble in Class 3A, North Judson in Class 2A and South Newton in Class 1A.
In addition to Culver, sites for the new four-team regionals include Norwell in Class 3A, LaVille and Taylor in Class 2A.
Kristina J. McIntyre, 49, Rochester, died Thursday at Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Ashton Hall, Rochester, and Johanna E. McIntyre, Mount Vernon, Ill.; her son, Dustin J. McKee, Rochester; her sister, Linda Martin, Peru; and her brother, Bobby Holland, Peru.
Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 3 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute's expansion of coverage, lobbyists and congressional aides said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran.