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  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, 'The Grove'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, 'The Grove'
    Well, that was unpleasant. I think we've all become pretty desensitized to the constant slayings of both zombies and human characters on "The Walking Dead," but even seasoned veterans of gratuitous television violence likely were touched by Sunday...
  • The day Kennedy was shot

    The day Kennedy was shot
    It has been 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the life and sudden death of the charismatic young president is being examined again in all the voluminous detail befitting a major anniversary. There are more than 100 new books set...
  • Catonsville resident honors memories of JFK assassination 50 years later

    Catonsville resident honors memories of JFK assassination 50 years later
    Almost every American who was alive when it happened can remember exactly where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Catonsville resident Gus Russo...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • Across a burned bridge to the Kennedy assassination

    Across a burned bridge to the Kennedy assassination
    The assassination of President John F. Kennedy came up one day several years ago, in a jarring way, and at a moment when I least expected it. I was fishing with Bill Burton and Calvert Bregel, two of my older, wiser friends. We were knee-deep in the...
  • Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death

    Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death
    Fifty years ago Friday, Orioles farmhand Bobby Floyd sat in a dugout, wondering why umpires were huddled grimly at home plate in the fifth inning of a Florida Instructional League game. Quickly, word spread. President John F. Kennedy was dead. In...
  • The fog of November, a half-century later [Column]

    The fog of November, a half-century later [Column]
    We were changing classes, walking outside from the "old" to "new" buildings of my high school in Wallingford, Pa., a southwestern suburb of Philadelphia. It was November. It was chilly and overcast. It was Friday afternoon, maybe 10 minutes to 2, or so,...
  • John F. Kennedy forever a part of the Harford Co. legacy

    John F. Kennedy forever a part of the Harford Co. legacy
    In life and death, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago Friday, had numerous ties to Harford County, beyond the Northeastern Expressway that traverses the county and bears his name. Kennedy campaigned in Harford when most local...
  • Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'

    Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'
    As Lee Harvey Oswald, sitting in a sixth-floor room of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, carefully aimed his rifle at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade and fired three times, Joseph R. L. Sterne, who covered the Senate for The Baltimore...
  • On November 22

    Though my memories of the assassination of John F. Kennedy are vivid and have marked me, and I expect never to forget the terrible sound of those muffled drums in the funeral procession, I do not feel compelled to share the mundane circumstances of a...
  • Resigned to guns

    When President Obama addressed the families and colleagues of victims of the mass shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington last week, he lamented what he called a sense of "creeping resignation" among Americans toward the epidemic gun violence that...
  • Bob Lee Swagger and the truth about JFK

    Bob Lee Swagger and the truth about JFK
    In his new thriller, "The Third Bullet," novelist Stephen Hunter sets his sights on an American tragedy that's also the most famous gun mystery of all time — the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The questions surrounding the shooting as...