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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Day trip: Presidential excursions

    Gettysburg, Pa. Historic Gettysburg Honor Presidents Day with a trip to the town where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address and near Dwight D. Eisenhower's farm. In addition to the Civil War battlefield, there is the Soldiers' National Cemetery...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • A slowed-down way of life

    Founded in 1754 through a land grant to Edward Diggs and Raphael Taney, Taneytown prides itself on local history. It is, after all, Carroll County's oldest incorporated city, and it includes a site where George Washington stayed in July 1791. Many of its...
  • Gibbons' goal: win back fans

    Four days after admitting he used human growth hormone, Orioles outfielder said he has work ahead to win the fans back. Speaking at the team's annual Christmas party for a local elementary school, Gibbons also maintained he is done talking about the topic...