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  • Mayfair, chopped apart and languishing, needs a creative approach

    Mayfair, chopped apart and languishing, needs a creative approach

    I was seated in the Hippodrome Theatre a few weeks ago and it struck me: If forces in Baltimore brought back this venerable theater in 2004, why can't the chopped-up Mayfair Theatre be preserved? Baltimore's department stores were still open for business when the Mayfair closed in 1986. They, too,...

  • Anita Ward, baker and business owner, dies

    Anita Ward, baker and business owner, dies

    Anita Ward, who founded a popular breakfast and lunch spot known for its glass case of her baked goods, died of cancer Nov. 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 66 and lived in Middle River. Born Anita Giani in San Francisco, she was the daughter of Carlo Giani, a fish and poultry dealer...

  • Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens-Patriots game

    Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens-Patriots game

    Click on the photos above to see the three battles that could help decide who wins Monday's game against the Patriots at Foxborough.

  • Remembering John Glenn, up beyond the wild blue yonder

    Remembering John Glenn, up beyond the wild blue yonder

    People of a certain age -- old enough to remember seeing it all unfold on black-and-white television -- will appreciate, perhaps more than others who read about him in his obituary today, John Glenn’s place on the mantle of 20th Century American heroes. It’s hard to explain to those who grew up...

  • Rev. Rome B. Matthews, Baptist pastor emeritus, dies

    Rev. Rome B. Matthews, Baptist pastor emeritus, dies

    Rome B. Matthews, who founded a West Baltimore church and also served as a marriage counselor, died of heart disease Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital. The former Pulaski Street resident was 85. Born in Farmville, Va., he was the son of Otis Matthews, a farmer, and Cornelia Matthews. He attended schools...

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