The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God on Tuesday, a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open sea.
The first significant new museum of American art in nearly half a century debuted in 2011. But to view Crystal Bridges' collectionâ€”from a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington to Jackson Pollock canvasesâ€”you don't travel to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. You head down a forested ravine in a town in northwestern Arkansas.
Sister Helen Prejean blasts the air-conditioner in her champagne-colored Toyota Corolla, the back bumper held up with duct tape. It's clear why friends insist on driving when they are with her. She could rival NASCAR's Danica Patrick on the gas pedal. Age -- she turned 75 this year -- hasn't slowed her down.