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  • I was wrong

    No one appreciates better than a copy editor the human propensity to error. Ands thus when an error is made by a copy editor, the right thing to do is to fess up forthrightly.  Item: Last week I wrote on Nicholas Kristof's dropping the middle initial...
  • The cussedness of the English speaker

    In a charming book by David and Hilary Crystal about sites in Britain important in the history of the English language,* there is a passage on Dryden and Swift and the eternally recurring and eternally hopeless call for an academy to regulate the...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • In a word: prate

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  PRATE Prate is a venerable verb in English, and it might turn...
  • Back Story: World War II Sun program found, will be rebroadcast

    Back Story: World War II Sun program found, will be rebroadcast
    For 70 years, two reddish-colored 16-inch vinyl records rested undisturbed in a large cardboard box in the publisher's vault in the basement of The Baltimore Sun building. The box was shipped by Railway Express from the Newark Phonograph Record Co. in...
  • The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today [Commentary]

    The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today [Commentary]
    Some of you may recall my intense interest in the life, times, victories and tribulations of Sir Winston Churchill. Arguably the most celebrated statesman of the 20th century, Churchill was both a product of his times and a visionary on behalf of...
  • In a word: bairn

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  BAIRN When my twins, Alice and John Paul, were young, I...
  • Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast

    Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast
    (Originally published December 26, 1943) For an hour yesterday, over a radio network that extended through Maryland and into Pennsylvania and Virginia, a special Sunpapers’ Christmas broadcast brought to their folk and friends back home the voices...
  • World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'

    World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'
    At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
  • McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job

    McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job
    (Originally published January 25, 1944) Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers. McCardell...
  • Geraldine G.M. Dell, artist

    Geraldine G.M. Dell, artist
    Geraldine G.M. Dell, an artist who actively supported and volunteered at various cultural and educational institutions, died Oct. 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 65. "She was a very talented and vivacious lady in every sense of...
  • A renovation gives a Cross Keys home British style

    A renovation gives a Cross Keys home British style
    David Young's townhouse in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys has all the hallmarks of a country gentleman's London retreat — and the style fits him like a pair of fine English leather gloves. Prior to the spring of 2006, the 74-year-old retired...