Doualy Xaykaothao http://wnku.org en World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division http://wnku.org/post/world-war-ii-vets-honor-their-own-cactus-division When Kansas native Torrence Riggs was only 24, his Army division, the 103rd infantry, entered southwest Germany.<p>"I seen a lot of soldier boys with grim faces, I'll tell you that," he says. "I had one, too."<p>It was 1945, and the people in Germany's Dachau concentration camp had either been worked or starved to death.<p>"Terrible. They were are all just white as can be, and they wore outfits that looked like pajama outfits," Riggs says. "We didn't see how they could walk. They come out, they look like walking skeletons. ... Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 36124 at http://wnku.org World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood http://wnku.org/post/cuisine-and-culture-transform-dallas-neighborhood Can food revitalize an ailing neighborhood? In Dallas, global flavors seem to be playing a pretty big part in one area's transformation.<p>For decades, West Dallas was a ramshackle place: a Superfund site with a cement plant, some crime-ridden warehouses and a modest Latino neighborhood known as La Bajada across a potholed two-lane bridge from the glittery downtown.<p>This place was kind of like a desert with not so much to do, but it had some of the best views of downtown. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 34192 at http://wnku.org Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood Along Korea's DMZ, No Sign That Tensions Are Easing http://wnku.org/post/along-koreas-dmz-no-sign-tensions-are-easing Cold winds blow through pine trees and across nearby mountains. On the horizon are guard posts and cameras. There's little movement, except for wildlife.<p>U.S. Lt. Col. Ed Taylor, lives and works on the Korean armistice line that has divided North and South for almost six decades. He even sleeps in a bed right next to North Korea.<p>"I cannot compare it to anything I've ever done. And I say that with 23 years in the Army and two deployments to Iraq," Taylor says.<p>He commands the only combined U.S. and South Korean battalion on the Korean Peninsula. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:34:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 8981 at http://wnku.org Along Korea's DMZ, No Sign That Tensions Are Easing For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World http://wnku.org/post/kids-japan-adjusting-changed-world Teacher Dave Rowlands is talking to his students in a kindergarten class at Imagine Japan, an English-language school in the Miyagi Prefecture of Sendai City. The school is just a short walk from pre-fabricated homes built for families who lost more than just property in the earthquake and tsunami last year.<p>"What came after the earthquake, was what?" Rowlands asks. "A tidal wave. In Japanese, what do we say? Or in English, actually, tsunami is now used around the world in many languages. Tsunami. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:41:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 8346 at http://wnku.org For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World With Radiation, Doubt Grows In Fukushima Farms http://wnku.org/post/radiation-doubt-grows-fukushima-farms The mountain village of Kawauchi lies partly inside the area deemed unsafe because of high levels of radiation in Japan's Fukushima prefecture. Chiharu Kubota uses a high-pressure water gun to hose down buildings there.<p>Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which suffered multiple meltdowns immediately after last year's earthquake and tsunami.<p><strong>'Nothing Is Better'</strong><p>Kubota has washed about 138 homes and is starting to see people return to Kawauchi. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 8275 at http://wnku.org With Radiation, Doubt Grows In Fukushima Farms