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  • George F. Carter, Army colonel

    George F. Carter, Army colonel
    George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
  • Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium

    Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium
    Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players? Don Markus: After...
  • We have failed Egypt [Commentary]

    We have failed Egypt [Commentary]
    Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...
  • Stop by HdG shops for last-minute Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
  • Monument restoration crews make 200-year-old discovery

    Monument restoration crews make 200-year-old discovery
    Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it? Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens...
  • Against Virginia, Terps seek to keep momentum rolling with another win

    Against Virginia, Terps seek to keep momentum rolling with another win
    The Maryland basketball team has teased its fans — and its coach — many times this season. The Terps have often followed promising performances, such as Saturday's 83-71 win over Florida State at Comcast Center, with perplexing ones. More...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 2 World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water...
  • Traffic jams not just a NJ thing [Letter]

    Traffic jams not just a NJ thing [Letter]
    As I've followed the news about the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, I am probably not alone in being moved by one of the stories that emerged from the release of emails among his staff. A woman had complained to The Port Authority of...
  • 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...
  • Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize

    Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize
    I have been scratching around for something from the annals of Maryland politics that matches that bizarre story out of New Jersey, but I just don't have it. Nothing beats Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides conspiring to cause a four-day traffic jam...
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
  • You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]

    You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]
    Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy." While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...