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  • Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]

    Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]
    Letter writer John Wyninger dismisses the effectiveness of limiting gun access with the observation "if only" all violence could be easily erased by gun control ("Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy," Jan. 28). But it can. Well, not all...
  • Cherry blossom festival in the pink for 2013

    Cherry blossom festival in the pink for 2013
    When it comes to spring color, Washington knows how to put on a show. The National Cherry Blossom Festival blossoms each year to commemorate the gift of some 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to the nation's capital in 1912. While the festival had...
  • Teaching the ABCs of literacy in Laurel

    Teaching the ABCs of literacy in Laurel
    In 2003, 14.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 lacked "basic prose literacy skills." That means they were either unable to read or understand any written information in English, or were limited to understanding short prose, "but nothing...
  • Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy

    Obama-Xi summit shows the danger of personal diplomacy
    Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home. While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...
  • Celebrating Maryland Day, birthdays, anniversaries

    Happy Maryland Day, dear readers! On March 25, the English ships Ark and Dove landed in St. Mary's, loaded with the first colonists for Lord Baltimore to settle here in 1634 as a Catholic colony. March 25 is a national holiday in Greece. Greeks and...
  • Catonsville High gets infusion of Japanese culture

    Catonsville High gets infusion of Japanese culture
    Girls in bright yellows, pinks and reds and boys in deep blues and greens zoomed around a conference room at Catonsville High School Thursday in a frenzy to get changed between lunch and fourth period. The 20 students were not Catonsville Comets. They...
  • Dr. Lorenz E. and Anastasia U. Zimmerman

    Dr. Lorenz E. and Anastasia U. Zimmerman
    Dr. Lorenz E. Zimmerman, the founder of modern ophthalmic pathology, who spent his nearly 60-year career studying diseases of the eye, died March 16 of complications from an infection at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 92. His wife...
  • Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'

    Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'
    For more than four years, a team of 40 or so people in Sparks secretly worked for this Tuesday. In perhaps the biggest day in Firaxis Games' history, the design studio releases "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," a richly detailed and immersive video game that...
  • History Matters: Jessup Volunteer Fire Department has a new utility truck

    100 Years Ago For the birds Ads in the Times: "Books on Poultry: Pigeons, Bee-Keeping, Farming-Gardening. The Eichelberger Book Co. 308 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md. "Send us cow and horse hides: To be tanned and manufactured into coats, robes,...
  • Like/Dislike, Billy Woodward, musician/actor

    Like/Dislike, Billy Woodward, musician/actor
    Billy Woodward is living his dream. He has performed in Japan, toured Memphis, and has recorded in Sun Studios, Elvis Presley's original recording studio. For Woodward, Presley has always been a musical influence. "I was immediately drawn to his raw...
  • Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity

    Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity
    I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...