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  • Recovered from an earthquake, the Washington Monument is set to reopen

    Recovered from an earthquake, the Washington Monument is set to reopen
    The cracks have been repaired. The stone has been patched. The elevator is fixed. The 500 tons of scaffolding have been down for weeks, and the lawn is freshly mowed. On Monday, 994 days since an earthquake shook the Washington Monument from top to...
  • Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]

    Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]
    Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...
  • Research project, and book, reflect local pride for Arnold resident

    Research project, and book, reflect local pride for Arnold resident
    Alberta Stornetta loves history. Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project. But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Mansion's lawn fills for Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

    Mansion's lawn fills for Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
    Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel. "We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier...
  • Post Office workers labor under increasing loads in 1914

    An article in the April 18, 1914 edition of The Argus reported the need for more help at the post office. In spite of the increase in the volume of mail coming to the Catonsville postoffice, including the load of parcels post packages, the Postoffice...
  • Orville Donnelly, retired physician

    Orville Donnelly, retired physician
    Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...
  • Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]

    Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
  • Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness

    Inaugural 5K seeks to boost limb loss awareness
    Laurel resident Lisa Willis is looking forward to wearing a royal blue and lime green ribbon to brighten the spring landscape during the Limb Loss 5K Community Walk/Roll at Granville Gude Park on Saturday. Organized by the newly formed Amputee...
  • Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray

    Carroll commissioner 'willing to go to jail' over right to pray
    A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she was willing to go to jail for her beliefs. “...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...
  • In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]

    In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]
    Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully." The...