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  • Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy

    Pearl Harbor anniversary: It still lives in infamy
    Today, marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan and the official entry of the United States into World War II. These stories are excerpted from the book, "Home Front Baltimore" (Johns Hopkins University Press). Watching "the...
  • Charles O. Smith, health care analyst

    Charles O. Smith, health care analyst
    Charles Orestus Smith, a retired CareFirst Medicare contractor who was an avid fan of the opera and symphony, died Jan. 3 of a heart attack at his home in the Northway Apartments in Guilford. He was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, Mr. Smith...
  • Japanese ambassador tastes American education in visit to St. Paul's

    Japanese ambassador tastes American education in visit to St. Paul's
    For many students who take a foreign language, the highest authority they have to answer to is their teacher. But for some of the 220 students who study Japanese at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, Monday offered an opportunity to show their...
  • Quick thoughts on international signings

    Quick thoughts on international signings
    With news that the Orioles have agreed to terms with Japanese lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, that they are pursuing Taiwanese lefty Chen Wei-Yin and that they attempted but failed to sign Korean Chong Tae-Hyon, it’s obvious the club’s international...
  • Sorry for 2011

    When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year. 5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again,...
  • Michael Phelps reportedly forgot his Speedo on Tuesday night

    Michael Phelps reportedly forgot his Speedo on Tuesday night
    Pardon the interruption, but if you need a quick break from the non-stop NFL speculation, allow me to pass along an odd story about Michael Phelps, who is having a rough week at the world swimming championships. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist...
  • Taking a whirlwind tour through foreign texts

    July kicks off with an Independence Day celebration, so it is easy to associate the whole month with all things American. Why not break the mold this summer? Choose one of these works of foreign fiction to finish off your July with an international flair....
  • The oddities of Otakon

    The oddities of Otakon
    A man in black wields an enormous hollow cross packed with phony handguns while checking out Barnes & Noble's graphic-novel racks. A futuristic Marie Antoinette, in a regal gown with bared cleavage and midriff, balances a huge rectangular headpiece with...
  • The hermit kingdom's changing of the guard

    The hermit kingdom's changing of the guard
    The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il leaves a cloud of uncertainty over North Asia and complicates efforts by the U.S. and its allies to halt the nuclear weapons program that is the principal legacy of his 17-year rule. Kim was a canny and...
  • Brewing trouble in Asian waters

    Brewing trouble in Asian waters
    Although Americans wish to focus on the anemic economy and upcoming election, the wider world may intervene. Competing claims over sovereignty in the waters around China — the East China Sea and the South China Sea — threaten to transform from...
  • Seafood, produce on tap this weekend in HdG

    Yawn, dear readers, Today, Aug. 10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column, and read on.....yawn. Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 67th anniversary of several...
  • Hiroshima bombing still misrepresented by government propaganda

    I was initially elated that a letter writer had remembered the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ("The atomic age turns 67,"Aug. 9). But elation turned to disappointment as the author went on to recite the myth, perpetrated by...