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  • 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...
  • John E. Sparks

    John E. Sparks
    John E. Sparks, an artist, educator and a nationally known printmaker who developed and chaired the department of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 2 of prostate cancer and pneumonia at Meritus Health...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'

    Charlie Chaplin's evolving talent seen in 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies'
    Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age. Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the...
  • Announcements

    "The Doctor is In" Magruder House, 4703 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, will host a display and lecture of medical procedures and practices 200 years ago in commemoration of the Battle of Bladensburg from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the medical tent...
  • Dana Dembrow: Battle a Key moment in history

    Many may not realize that Francis Scott Key, one of our nation's most illustrious historical figures, resided on a 2,800-acre family estate in what is now Carroll County. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of "The Star Spangled Banner,"...
  • American Ballet Theatre donating archives to Library of Congress

    American Ballet Theatre donating archives to Library of Congress
    American Ballet Theatre is donating its sizable archives to the Library of Congress, which will open an exhibition focused on the renowned dance company in Washington on Aug. 14. The exhibition is scheduled to travel to Los Angeles next year....
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MILEY CYRUS Back In April, Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour was the talk of the industry, about how she entered the stage by sliding down a huge tongue and exited......
  • New law on 'unlocking' cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service...