| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Charles Leonard Fitzpatrick, a retired postal administrator and Navy veteran who survived an emergency landing in a storm off the Aleutian Islands during World War II, died of heart disease July 7 at his Catonsville home. He was 92.
Born in Baltimore...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Tuesday of this week was the 63rd anniversary of a key event in U.S. history, though it happened half a world away on a peninsula that's attached to the northern Chinese region of Manchuria.
That peninsula remains a household word a generation later, as...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:38 AM
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.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:49 AM
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.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There are many ways to describe Merriweather Post Pavilion's M3 Rock Festival — passionate, sweaty, loud, over-the-top, sartorially questionable. Sometimes, it's even romantic. Just ask the Australian couple that got engaged while in attendance...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96.
Born in Baltimore, he was...