| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91.
Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Today's Google Doodle honors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the German brothers who sought out folk tales and published them in collections that included many of our most popular "fairy tales." You won't find many fairies in the stories -- but plenty of big,...
| Jan 1, 2013
Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors
U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Martin Virga is a typical sleep-deprived new father. He checks his progeny early each morning before heading to work and spends each evening with them, sometimes not falling into bed until long after midnight.
Virga, 46, of Phoenix, is the proud papa of...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:05 PM
If you have any doubts about global warming, here's evidence of its existence: a fully ripe, delicious red wine from up north in Germany. Dornfelder is a red grape that typically produces much weaker wine and trocken is the German word for "dry." This...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Jim Rogers ("Government workers deserve no sympathy," Dec. 11) denies sympathy to federal employees who complain about attacks on their pay and benefits. Truth is, federal employees have it good, like private-sector employees in those European "socialist"...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Inge Crist plans to volunteer at Wine in the Woods this weekend, just as she has most years since the popular Columbia festival began 21 years ago.
The Germany native and 54-year resident of Ellicott City, who "picked grapes as a child and grew up...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
To say that my mom is into dogs, boxers specifically, would be an understatement.
And while she's been successful in breeding her dogs and promoting the breed, it's her non-boxer work that makes me most proud of her. For the last 12 years, my mom has...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Marianna Inga Burt, an attorney who represented children, died of cardiovascular disease March 12 at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 80 and lived in the Tuscany-Canterbury section of North Baltimore.
Born Marianna Koenig in Hoganas, Sweden, she was...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Valet Safety Program at Rodgers Forge Elementary School kicked off on April 8 to rave reviews. As we went to press, the program was one week old, so we asked Michael Bayer, Rodgers Forge Community Association officer and a Safe Routes to School...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Franz Xavier Groll, a retired physician who lived and practiced on Eager Street in downtown Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, died of pulmonary thrombosis April 2 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. He was 95.
Born in Aalen in Germany, he was the son...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Besides drinking beer, there are two other pastimes that Bavarians love: driving and sport-shooting, including hunting. Bavarians build BMW's "Ultimate Driving Machines." Bavarians' national dress is hunter green. No one who visits Munich is likely to...