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  • 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  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents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...
  • Rodgers Forge: Lenten season brings slate of activities at area churches

    Now that Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow and we've all declared our love for family, friends and others at Valentine's Day, it won't be long before local Christians begin the six week observance of Lent. Our area churches will inaugurate the Lenten...
  • 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,...
  • An interfaith road trip to promote understanding

    An evangelical minister, a rabbi and an imam rent a van. What sounds like the start of a joke is actually a national tour we began together on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, to improve interfaith cooperation and address a rising...
  • 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...
  • 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...