| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree.
Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 3:47 PM
At-risk youth in Baltimore city will have an opportunity to join an international network of young people in taking on a royal challenge to improve their lives by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award-Young American's Challenge.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 10:42 AM
John Mackenzie Wilson, who mapped the Eastern Shore for the Maryland Geological Survey, died of a lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, July 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Fells Point resident was 57.
Born in Salisbury,...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:58 PM
William Allen Kroh, who owned and operated marine automobile terminals that handled thousands of autos in the port of Baltimore, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Brooklandville home. He was 80.
"He was a self-made man who had an...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:34 AM
It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent.
Before she turned up, my newspaper career had consisted of listening to Baltimore policemen reminisce about great hangings and covering bush-league statesmen deploring the state of the world.
| Apr 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away.
It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy.
It is the saga of...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 2:03 PM
There is nothing more evocative than looking at or touching an object from, or meeting someone associated with, a dramatic historical event. Simply said, it puts you there.
And that has been my good fortune throughout my life when it came to people and...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604.
As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:07 PM
William John Nauman Jr., a retired Verizon quality manager, died Nov. 17 of a brain tumor at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 78.
The son of a Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. lineman and a homemaker, he was born in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Orem "Jerry" Wahl, the co-owner of a Mount Vernon framing shop who was a theater first-nighter, died of a heart attack Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 73.
Pat Moran, a friend and film casting agent, said he was stricken while in the lobby of...