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  • Obama is a traditionalist on marriage

    I have been watching President Obama's dance about gay marriage. His adroit pirouette, punctuated by bows to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community and dips and flourishes to the anti-gay marriage groups, has been disingenuously described by his...
  • Sandra Schmuhl and Christopher Long married April 30

    Sandra Schmuhl and Christopher Long married April 30
    Sandra Rachel Pauline Schmuhl and Christopher Douglas Long were married April 30. The bride is the daughter of Susan Compton-Maddox, of Darnestown, and the late Karl Schmuhl. The groom is the son of Douglas and Carole Long, of Laurel. The ceremony was...
  • Privatization of buses would be a disaster

    In his call for the privatization of Maryland Transit Administration buses, ("End the MTA monopoly," April 14), James A. Dorn several times refers to his disdain for unions and so-called "low-income riders who determine the state of mass transit."...
  • Arthur E. Petersen Sr., educator

    Arthur E. Petersen Sr., educator
    Arthur Everett Petersen Sr., a pioneering African-American educator whose career with Baltimore County public schools spanned four decades and the era of segregated schools, died July 6 of a heart attack at his West Baltimore home. He was 94. "Arthur...
  • Is Obama too smart to be a good president?

    Is Obama too smart to be a good president?
    As devotees of Barack Obama know all too well, qualities that made him so attractive as a candidate — an affinity for subtle arguments, a tendency to carefully weigh his options — have at times proved less useful in his role as president. That...
  • John William Gryder, educator

    John William Gryder, who taught chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University for 40 years and was a civil rights activist, died Jan. 26 of complications from dementia at Roland Park Place. He was 85. The son of a Pacific Electric streetcar motorman and a...
  • Francis N. Craig

    Francis N. Craig
    Francis N. Craig, a retired Edgewood Arsenal scientist, died of respiratory failure Thursday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. He was 100 and had previously lived in the Loreley section of Baltimore County near White Marsh. His...
  • Four recent graduates receive $5,000 'Amanda Wins' scholarships

    Tim Higgins and Daniel Shi are the recipients of the Amanda Post "Amanda Wins" River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarships. Tim, a lacrosse player, will be attending the University of Maryland and majoring in biology with the hope of attending...
  • L. Patrick Deering, accountant, dies

    L. Patrick Deering, accountant, dies
    L. Patrick Deering, a retired accountant and insurance executive who worked behind the scenes on behalf of cultural, educational and philanthropic causes, died of leukemia Sunday at his Ruxton home. He was 88. Born on a cattle and dairy farm in County...
  • Arbutus Times Athlete of the Year a winner on track from the start

    Arbutus Times Athlete of the Year a winner on track from the start
    During a stellar track career at Lansdowne High, Yelnats Calvin was a firm believer in the famous quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Calvin lived up to those standards during his senior year, earning Arbutus Times Male Athlete of...
  • When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'

    When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'
    With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University...
  • DOUBLE OH! ... Olson, Oneda share Spring Student-Athlete Award

    DOUBLE OH! ... Olson, Oneda share Spring Student-Athlete Award
    Domination is a foreign concept in the modern-day world of sports. Champions rarely repeat, and the playing field seems more level than ever. There are two exceptions to this rule in Carroll County. Paige Olson began and ended her Century tennis...