** FILE ** Todd and Lorie Richmond speak to a reporter at the University of Chicago on Dec. 19, 2008. They both had surgery on the same day at the University Medical Center, a decision they reached after years of failed diets. (Associated Press/Brian Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)
** FILE ** In 1932, Americans were not afraid that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be too ill, too nice, too soft or too socialist for the presidency — they were afraid of starving to death in the Depression. (Associated Press)
Owen Benson, 8, from Denver, Colorado, waves his flags while attending the last day of the Democratic National Convention takes place at the Invesco Stadium in Denver, Colorado, Thursday, August 28, 2008. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)
**FILE** Iraq War veteran James G. Elliott sits alone following his testimony of his experiences while taking the smoking cessation drug Chantix, before a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2008, for a hearing titled "Why Does the VA Continue to Give a Suicide-Inducing Drug to Veterans with PTSD?" (The Washington Times)
The American Medical Association has advised college campuses since 2006 to warn women about the hazards of spring break after surveying 644 young women to find that three-fourths of them "use drinking as an excuse for outrageous behavior."
** FILE ** Michael Kim of Columbia, Md., prepares for his first airsoft game. Many participants have military experience or are in law enforcement and play to keep their skills sharp. (The Washington Times)