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  • Bible in Obama inauguration on display

    Bible in Obama inauguration on display
    Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham...
  • Maryland House's historic art to be preserved, but won't return

    Maryland House's historic art to be preserved, but won't return
    The Maryland House on I-95 near Aberdeen may be known more for its fast food and bevy of bathrooms than for fine artwork, but its murals portraying Maryland history, that have adorned the travel plaza for more than 40 years, have a significant history...
  • Korean education administrators visit area schools

    Korean education administrators visit area schools
    Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly...
  • Letter: 'Shades' available through other outlets

    Editor: Regarding SHADES OF GREY/Harford County Public Library As a Harford County taxpayer and the holder of a Masters in Library Science I would like to offer the following observations: HCPL has, through its intelligent and sensitive selection...
  • Editorial: Good stories

    A geographical blessing we in Maryland share is our proximity to our nation's capital. Regardless of politics,Washington, D.C., is a majestic city whose stature in national and world history is on par with the likes of London, Rome, Tokyo, Madrid,...
  • Day Trip

    Day Trip
    Philadelphia International Flower Show With a theme based on the islands of Hawaii, this year's International Flower Show brings a taste of the tropics to Philadelphia. White sand, palm trees and hula dancers all have a role as the show, sponsored by...
  • Daylight savings wasn't always the norm

    It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S. Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....
  • Norman Henley, teacher

    Norman Henley, teacher
    Norman Henley, a retired Russian-language and world literature teacher and academic editor, died of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 96 and had earlier lived in Remington and Charles Village. Born in...
  • Ellicott City: Burleigh Manor student wins first place in state contest

    Ellicott City resident Jisoo Choi won top honors in her category at the state level of the Letters About Literature contest — a national contest that encourages young readers to write a letter to an author expressing how the author and book...
  • Friday Buffet: First look at 'Assassin's Creed III' gameplay, 'Minecraft's' record-breaking week and more

    Friday Buffet: First look at 'Assassin's Creed III' gameplay, 'Minecraft's' record-breaking week and more
    News Roundup •••• "Minecraft's" release on Xbox Live has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. Early sales figures project that the game sold over 400,000 copies in the first day it was available. [Major Nelson] ••...
  • Senior Circles: Jung's theories give meaning to an aging population

    When I was in college, many moons ago, I remember studying Carl Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss psychiatrist who was the founder of analytical psychology, in a cosmology class and again in a child development course. As a point of information, "Cosmology is the...
  • Mary Lee Steadman, editorial assistant

    Mary Lee Steadman, editorial assistant
    Mary Lee Steadman, who assisted her late sportswriter husband, John F. Steadman, in the production of his six books, died June 1 of dementia at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 83. The daughter of a firefighter and homemaker, Mary Lee Kreafle was born...