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  • Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

    The Panama Canal officially opened on Aug. 14, 1914, when the SS Ancon sailed the newly constructed 48-mile waterway from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. That path linking the two bodies of water on the Isthmus of Panama is mentioned a number of...
  • Md. shifts on marijuana

    Md. shifts on marijuana
    State officials may be struggling to develop a program that would allow sufferers of certain painful, chronic conditions to use marijuana under the auspices of clinical research, but it's clear that Maryland voters are way out ahead of them in their views...
  • Marijuana legalization is a moral imperative [Letter]

    Marijuana legalization is a moral imperative [Letter]
    Regarding Edward Davenport's letter expressing concern over the impact marijuana legalization will have on the African-American community ("The cons of legalized marijuana," Jan. 17), he fails to understand that the current prohibitionist policy is the...
  • Traffic fatalities down, but not far enough [Editorial]

    Traffic fatalities down, but not far enough [Editorial]
    Traffic fatalities may have been down in 2013, but we'd be better off with none. In 2013, 21 people were killed on roadways in Harford County, down substantially from the 31 killed in 2012. Over the past eight years ending with 2013, the number of...
  • How much screen time is best for kids?

    How much screen time is best for kids?
    It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or...
  • Lewis C. Strudwick, law partner

    Lewis C. Strudwick, law partner
    Lewis C. Strudwick, a former partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler who had a penchant for drawing whimsical cartoons and a taste for culinary oddities, died Jan. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease at Heron Point retirement community in...
  • JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire

    JHU plan to pay graduate students more but trim their numbers is under fire
    Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow...
  • Collectors find plenty of Laurel memories

    Collectors find plenty of Laurel memories
    Nostalgia among those who grew up in Laurel has caused its memorabilia to become a hot collectible. Every imaginable collectible is available, such as old photos, postcards, T-shirts, and even some Laurel Police Department patches. There are a few...
  • Harford Historical Society plans special open house Jan. 18

    Harford Historical Society plans special open house Jan. 18
    The Historical Society of Harford County will open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 18, to share it rich collections detailing the history of the county. The special open house, called "History on Parade," will present an extensive collection of authors,...
  • Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]

    Black Americans have fought for Republic since its founding [Eagle Archive]
    Monday is Veterans Day, a day to pause and remember that the freedoms we enjoy have been paid for by the service in harm's way of our country's nearly 22 million veterans. "African-Americans have served in all of America's wars," according to local...
  • Under Armour to acquire MapMyFitness

    Under Armour to acquire MapMyFitness
    Under Armour took a huge leap forward in the fast-emerging fitness technology market Thursday with plans for a $150 million acquisition of MapMyFitness, creator of the MapMyRun and MapMyRide mobile applications and websites. What would be Under Armour'...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...