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  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    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...
  • Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison

    Historic document thief sentenced to 7 years in prison
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast. The 64-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme

    Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme
    Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that it's colored not in the brick red and Colonial white you've known your entire life, but in lemon gold,...
  • Torture: Wrong then, still wrong now

    Torture: Wrong then, still wrong now
    The images of the burning towers on Sept. 11 are seared into our collective memory. It seemed unthinkable that we could be attacked on our native soil. During our nation's founding, we were also attacked on our soil. And though the British who captured...
  • 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...
  • Highland/Fulton: Hammond Elementary PTA's basket bingo was a huge success

    A few weeks back, the Hammond Elementary School PTA sponsored its second annual basket bingo. Denise Simmerly, a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish of Fulton, was kind enough to fill in the details no the hugely successful event. "It...
  • Another overlooked legacy of Reagan: Gun control

    Michael Collins, in his Feb. 7 op-ed "The overlooked Reagan legacy: decency," overlooked the fact that the late president was a supporter of gun control laws. As governor of California, Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford Act, which prohibited the...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...