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  • n  a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • n  the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
  • n  someone who fights for a cause
  • n  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
  • n  (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
  • n  (Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
  • n  a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

  • For 2007, PTI's annual celebration of heroes spotlights the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet.
  • Our fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more.
  • What Makes a Hero? In this special issue, an honor roll of European, African and Middle Eastern heroes, PTI salutes those people who remind us what it means to make a difference.
News & Articles

  • Hero's story starts with a dog tag
    Hero's story starts with a dog tag Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:31 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Halfmoon A town historian helped uncover an epic story of a Civil War soldier who was mortally wounded while carrying his regiment's flag during the bloodiest battle on American ...
    June 13, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • ‘Hero’ and ‘Traitor’ Are Not the Only Options
    Hero? Traitor? Lover? Sinner? Plays his music in the sun. Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor? Everyone seems to want to know . And we totally understand why politicians and other notable people are being asked to choose — you're getting a strong headline either way.
    June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Hero or Bad Boyfriend? Edward Snowden and the Personalization of Public Debate
    Edward Snowden, leaker of the NSA surveillance programs, is a hero. No, he’s a narcissistic criminal. Scratch that, he’s totally a hero. Far from it: he’s an alienated loner, a traitor, a bad boyfriend. But also? A smokin’ hottie! Barely a day after Snowden revealed himself as the source who gave information to the Guardian about phone and Internet data collection, the debate over privacy and ...
    June 11, 2013 - Time Magazine

  • Dan Gilbert in The Associated Press
    As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier,Gilbert wrote. "This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating...
  • George HW Bush in Los Angeles Times
    Former President George HW Bush, who was commander in chief in 1991, said, "We already knew he was a hero, one who helped lead our way to a historic victory in the Gulf, but now his family and countrymen know - and history will finally record - that...
  • Wesley Clark in FrontPage magazine.com
    In a television interview a few weeks ago, Clark called McCain "a hero to me" and then said this: "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."

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