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  • Navy beats Army 27-21 for 10th straight win in rivalry game

    Navy beats Army 27-21 for 10th straight win in rivalry game
    This wasn't South Carolina or East Carolina, Rutgers or San Jose State. This certainly wasn't Air Force, either. A frustrating Navy football season previously punctuated by narrow defeats and botched kicks ended with a sloppy but satisfying 27-21 victory...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • State House dome dazzles after restoration work

    State House dome dazzles after restoration work
    The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas. For all practical purposes, the $800,000...
  • 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...
  • Inspectors work to protect consumers

    Inspectors work to protect consumers
    Jonathan Biedron didn't bother complaining the first time he noticed a difference between the price he was charged for office supplies and the figure posted on the shelf. But when it happened repeatedly — and always in the store's favor —...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • A bureaucratic leash

    One of the first solutions suggested when the subject of government being out of touch with the voters comes up is term limits. By limiting the number of years in office someone can serve, so goes the logic, it is assured new people who are closer to the...