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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...
  • 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 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...
  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In first few months in England, a friend has brush with royalty [Commentary]

    In first few months in England, a friend has brush with royalty [Commentary]
    I've been to Buckingham Palace before, but not like my friend, Erin Cherneski, and her husband, who recently moved to England from Bel Air. I was there with thousands of other tourists, mostly to watch the changing of the guard, but also to see what I...
  • Ralph R. Baney, sculptor

    Ralph R. Baney, sculptor
    Ralph R. Baney, a sculptor and ceramic artist who taught at Dundalk Community College, died of an aortic aneurysm Jan. 21 at his Ellicott City home. He was 84. Born in Trinidad, he was the son of Baney Seecharan and Bhagia Seecharan. After study at...
  • 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....
  • 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...