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  • Syria conflict brings attention to chemical detection

    Syria conflict brings attention to chemical detection
    In a world of tanks and fighter jets, chemical hazard detection devices aren't exactly high profile. But nothing brings them into the light like a sarin gas attack. Officials at Smiths Detection, which makes detectors locally and overseas that are...
  • Iran's charm offensive

    Iran's charm offensive
    President Barack Obama's critics lost no time in calling him naive for welcoming talks offered by Iran's president aimed at reducing tensions between their two countries over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was...
  • Graw Days are coming to HdG Saturday

    It's Graw Days, dear readers, On Saturday in downtown Havre de Grace. The sixth Graw Days Festival sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street Inc. will run 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. as a day-long family fun event celebrating the historic period in the city when...
  • Farcical 'peace process' in the Middle East

     Farcical 'peace process' in the Middle East
    Your recent report described a so-called "peace process" between Israelis and Palestinians that is, in fact, a complete farce ("Israelis, Palestinians intensify talks despite scepticism," Oct.7). Israel doesn't want a two-state peace settlement with the...
  • Climate change consensus

    Climate change consensus
    For the average person, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the depth and breadth of the threat represented by climate change. Flip around the cable TV channels, and it's not hard to find completely contradictory views of the issue. And at a time when...
  • Dinner is served...tonight by the ladies at the HdG VFW

    Dinner is served, dear readers, Tonight (Friday) by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8126, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas, applesauce, roll and dessert ($10). The VFW Lodge is at 300 North Lodge Lane, 410-939-4578....
  • Maryland political, Jewish leaders reflect on Ariel Sharon

    Maryland political, Jewish leaders reflect on Ariel Sharon
    Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006. Sen....
  • The Iraq War: Was it worth it? [Commentary]

    In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The American people were being told that invading...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • Native Americans' true past informs their future

    Native Americans' true past informs their future
    Every major cultural, ethnic and racial group in the United States sets aside time to celebrate its heritage and accomplishments. Some notable occasions like Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza serve as reminders that we are a pastiche of nations and histories,...
  • After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone

    After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone
    On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
  • Putin played Obama like a fiddle

    Putin played Obama like a fiddle
    "One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...