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John F. Kennedy

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  • Why space exploration still matters

    As a child, I remember a coloring book that pictured a "Buck Rogers" rocket that looked like a football with three fins at its base. It was my job to give it life by coloring the rocket blast with yellows, oranges and reds that lifted the craft to stellar...
  • Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks

    Americans still scarred by Sept. 11 attacks
    When an earthquake hit the Baltimore area recently, a familiar anxiety crept over Kimberly Anthony — not unlike her feelings after the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Anthony, a Washington resident, still carries psychic scars from Sept. 11, 2001....
  • War on terror shaped a generation

    For the past few days, I've watched commentators on both the left and the right examine and analyze the reaction of the "American street" to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. Many of those who gathered at the White House and other places of...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
  • SEALs: America's finest

    President John F. Kennedy created the U.S. Navy SEALS (Sea, Air and Land Teams) as an elite force composed of America's finest fighting men, capable of combat operations in any theater and environment. After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush...
  • Carver boys, Liberty girls win state track titles

    The Carver boys and Liberty girls won team titles in Saturday's state championship meet at Morgan State. But the Bears and Lions earned their championships in different ways. No. 4 Carver had no trouble repeating as the Class 1A champion, while No. 3...
  • Getting There: Proposed toll hikes draw hostile reception

    A proposal to impose the largest toll increases in the state's history received a hostile reception from residents Monday night as the Maryland Transportation Authority brought its proposal to Baltimore for public comment. Several dozen people turned out...
  • A growing religious tolerance in U.S. politics

    A growing religious tolerance in U.S. politics
    Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations. Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
  • Proposed toll increase is not small change

    The level of the proposed increase in tolls is outrageous during this austere time and is expected to generate an additional $77 million per year. Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) toll revenue supports Maryland's tunnels, bridges and turnpikes....
  • Picture perfect presidency

    Picture-perfect presidency Take a picture, it'll last longer – much longer than any president's stay in the White House. A recent exhibit at the National Geographic Museum is proof. With dozens of stunning photographs, "The President's...
  • This Day in Orioles History: April 8

    April 8, 1963: President John F. Kennedy threw out the first pitch at D.C. Stadium before the Washington Senators hosted the Orioles in their home opener. The Orioles won, 3-1.
  • More than 1,000 protest proposed toll increase for Hatem bridge

    More than 1,000 people from the northeast corner of the state came out Monday evening to tell state officials not to raise the toll on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which they say connects them to their churches, shopping centers, doctors and...