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  • Who's No. 1 — in high school?

    Who's No. 1 — in high school?
    We live in a culture that demands all things be rated and ranked, especially our sports teams. At the end of the season, somebody has to earn the right to raise one of those garish foam fingers and shout, "We're Number One." That seems to count for a lot....
  • Justices join assault on U.S. Constitution

    When President Barack Obama at his inauguration swore upon his word to the "best of my ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," he should have included, "except when I want to ignore it" ("Reform moves ahead," June...
  • Eagle Archives: Celebrating independence, and the history that helped bring us here

    Parades, picnics, family gatherings, speeches and fireworks have always been the standard fare of the Fourth of July in Carroll County. On July 9, 1920, the now-defunct Union Bridge Pilot reported at length about a baseball game in town, but took special...
  • Penn Station's architect designed terminals in Hoboken, Scranton

    I repeated a blooper in my recent column on the 100th anniversary of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station that was caught by a sharp-eyed Roland Park resident and lawyer, John C. Murphy, who comes from a family of Baltimore architects. I had stated with...
  • A story of times gone by

    This column is in honor of my mother, Margaret Copeland Vought Smith, who died at age 90 on Dec. 11. We didn't spend much time together after I moved to Maryland following college in 1971. In fact, the last time we did anything together away from her own...
  • Alumni recall bonds of brotherhood of Strawbridge Home for Boys in Eldersburg

    Alumni recall bonds of brotherhood of Strawbridge Home for Boys in Eldersburg
    As a resident of Strawbridge Home for Boys in 1950, Jim Mathis, at age 13, found himself working on a full-fledged farm with cows, hogs, chickens and horses. He soon learned a few lessons. "Cows don't care what day it is. At the same time every day,...
  • Catonsville High student sees politics from ground floor

    Catonsville High student sees politics from ground floor
    About eight years ago, Reiter Boldt made a current events presentation to his Hillcrest Elementary School classmates. When he came home, he was more shocked that his peers knew nothing about the topic than pleased with his talk, which was likely about an...
  • Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Maryland

    Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Maryland
    For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming. It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich, then a Georgia congressman, hatched the outlines of the "Contract with...
  • Obama visits U. Md. during debt fight

    Obama visits U. Md. during debt fight
    —With the debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling heading into its final stretch, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Maryland on Friday for a town hall meeting the White House said will be focused on the...
  • Arundel DAR celebrates 100th anniversary as county chapter

    Arundel DAR celebrates 100th anniversary as county chapter
    The Rising Sun Inn, a small white building with forest green shutters, isn't easily spotted. The historical marker out front is barely visible from Generals Highway and, if a traveler isn't looking for it, would come and go in the blink of an eye. This...
  • Explorer Scouts hear talk on leadership from Eisenhower 50 years ago

    100 Years Ago Woodbine Notes "Mrs. A.W. Hoffman of Baltimore is visiting relatives near here; Mrs. Eugene Trayer and children visited her sister, Mrs. Fleming, last week; Mrs. M.C. Mills spent one day last week with Mrs. Robert Pickett here; Mr....
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen (and ladies) marks 75 years of municipal aid

    People outside the world of local government may not know it even exists, but the Maryland Municipal League is an important group — it's a statewide advocacy nonprofit that strengthens the role and capacity of municipal government through research,...