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  • Byrd's legacy of jazz continues to soar in Annapolis

    The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
  • John F. Kennedy forever a part of the Harford Co. legacy

    John F. Kennedy forever a part of the Harford Co. legacy
    In life and death, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago Friday, had numerous ties to Harford County, beyond the Northeastern Expressway that traverses the county and bears his name. Kennedy campaigned in Harford when most local...
  • Less was best when it came to Kennedy coverage Friday

    Less was best when it came to Kennedy coverage Friday
    I am not going to go deep on live TV coverage Friday of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy in Dallas. I was a TV columnist at the Dallas Times Herald during the 25th anniversary and I have endured all the media...
  • Howard County joins in mourning JFK [History Matters]

    From a Times article about the death of President Kennedy: "Howard County joined this week in mourning for President John F. Kennedy, slain by an assassin's bullet on November 22. "Court House, banks and business were closed on Monday, proclaimed a...
  • Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader

    Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader
    Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
  • Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]

    Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]
    One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any...
  • HoCo Farm Bureau had a big 1924 planned [History Matters]

    January 1965 Trouble with Saigon From the Washington Notes section of the Times: "U.S. WARNS S. VIETNAM The United States has warned South Vietnam's military leaders that continued U.S. support is based on existence of a Saigon government "free of...
  • War on Poverty has yielded results [Letter]

    Fifty years ago this week, in his State of the Union address to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a new "War on Poverty." The legislation he proposed and was ultimately passed by Congress made reducing poverty a national priority. As a...
  • The unfinished war [Commentary]

    The unfinished war [Commentary]
    Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
  • The poverty war at 50 [Editorial]

    The poverty war at 50  [Editorial]
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...
  • A local war on poverty [Commentary]

    A local war on poverty [Commentary]
    This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. … It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest nation on...
  • Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff

    Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff
    Randy Edsall was a 38-year-old defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars when wide receiver Keenan McCardell arrived as a free agent for the 1996 season. McCardell, who came from the Cleveland Browns, became one of the most valuable...