| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Mabel Hilda Young, a retired Baltimore City public schools administrator who was present at the desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, died of complication from surgery Nov. 19 at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 84.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:58 AM
The famous maxim that "the more things change, the more they remain the same" is not always true. Sometimes, things get worse. Consider, for example, the recent efforts of Gov. Martin O'Malley to influence the resolution of an environmental lawsuit...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as...
| Dec 4, 2011
100 Years Ago
Rolling out the welcome mat
In the Times social column:
"Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis have returned to their home on Rolling Road after...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:20 AM
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
With these words, President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Seventy years ago today, at shortly before 8 in the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II.
But two days before the attack,...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:07 AM
I was not around for the conception of the Dictionary of American Regional English and was only generally aware of its long gestation. And though I was not present for the accouchement, I did get to attend the christening yesterday.
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.
Many conservatives feel like this is the most important election in our lifetimes because we...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Through the holiday season, Toby's Baltimore Dinner Theatre is offering such an entertaining, surprisingly relevant classic version of "Annie" that it is worth a half-hour drive for Anne Arundel county residents.
Based on the Harold Gray "Little Orphan...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist who had been married to former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec.16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium.
The former longtime Easterwood Park resident was 94....
| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
Happy New Year!
Oh, I'm sorry....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...