| Jul 11, 2011
| 12:00 PM
From The Aegis dated July 13, 1961:
Much of the news on the front page wasn't good this week 50 years ago. Three people – a well-known farmer, a 2-year-old girl and an elderly woman – died in separate incidents.
William Posey Choate, 53, who...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:11 AM
At one point in John Ford's western film "The Searchers," Hollywood icon John Wayne turns to a member of the search party and says, "So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth."
While not in...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 3:33 PM
We all like to share happiness with others, and our neighbors to the south, in Gaywood, certainly brought some to the Govans CARES food pantry last month.
Dawn Katz and Elizabeth Heubeck were joined by neighbors Jim Bealmear, Jim and Kendall Fragetta,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 11:04 AM
From The Aegis of Thursday, April 26, 1962:
A disturbingly large leak of propane gas had Bel Air on edge 50 years ago this week.
The news staff quoted a firefighter in the county seat saying: "Half the town was sitting on a bomb, but nobody lit the...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:57 AM
Five short narrative films, on themes ranging from a modern-day urban cowboy to a scamming extraterrestrial, kicked off the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival at MICA's Brown Center Thursday night.
Maryland's festival remains the only one of its kind...
| May 26, 2012
| 6:17 AM
The father-son owners of Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie are so attached to the legend of John Wayne that they know his boot size and preference for plain brown with a squared-off toe.
They will mark the 105th birthday of America's well-known...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Kim Kern, a senior at Loch Raven High School and member of the school's English Honor Society, braced herself for the worse when she was told of the assignment to interview residents at Towson's Pickersgill Retirement Community and write their life...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Once in a while, a movie adaptation creates a character that is drawn so well it becomes an archetype, a measuring stick for all other similar characters. Think John Wayne, the western tough in "True Grit," which was adapted from the Charles Portis...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:49 AM
When the western and science fiction genres meld in "Cowboys & Aliens," the entertaining result makes the Wild West seem even wilder. It's a wildly preposterous movie, which is exactly what makes it ideal for summertime viewing in an air-conditioned...
| Nov 2, 2008
Was the doctor a genius, delighted with the creations that sprung from his mind, or a hopeless egotist?
Louis Riecke wasn't sure.
But something made him want to believe in John Ziegler, the big scientist with an even bigger ego. Riecke had pumped iron...
| Oct 16, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Some franchises just seem to attract high drama. In baseball, it???s usually the Bronx that???s burning. In football, there???s always seems to be some kind of ruckus on the North Dallas forty. The consensus best team in the NFC before......