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  • The royal treatment

    The royal treatment
    Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so...
  • Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

    July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday: ** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming. Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
  • No August vacation for events of historical significance [Eagle Archives]

    Historically, the month of August in Maryland is known for its hot and humid lazy southern days, and a slower schedule. It's the time often referred to as the "dog days" of summer. Although many say it is a quiet time of the year usually reserved for...
  • The lady was a champ

    The lady was a champ
    MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87. Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters

    Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters
    On her first official day of work, Julia Marciari-Alexander heads down to the basement of the Walters Art Museum to say hello to a room full of squirmy 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds attending summer camp. A girl with curly, brown hair looks up from the strand...
  • 'Terrorist' is in the eyes of the beholder

    Rafael Medhoff's commentary notes that when the British held the Palestinian Mandate there was much Arab unrest in the face of increased Jewish immigration, and mandate authorities resorted to punitive measures to suppress it and to deport its leaders ("...
  • In American newspapers, headline writing has a tendency toward the prosaic, Briton finds

    It's a fair cop. Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany. From...
  • Facebook: One billion served

    Facebook: One billion served
    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone: One billion active monthly users. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most...
  • Letter: Remember this when you vote

    Dear Editor: As we approach the November elections, it is very clear that there is a stark contrast in the vision, principles, and philosophy of the two major parties. Both clearly have major differences in the direction they wish to take our country and...
  • Split the difference

    Beryl Adcock, an estimable editor whom I had the good fortune of meeting at the first American Copy Editors Society conference in 1997, sends an inquiry: "Seeing a lot of 'different than' in news stories. Is this another old 'rule' we needn't be concerned...
  • Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4

    Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4
    Scratch the surface of the altar at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium and see the English underpinnings that have led the church to host a British Garden Party and Fete each year. Steeped in classical Anglican tradition, St....