| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Elly Wierda, a volunteer who was a member of the Dutch Resistance during World War II, died July 7 of cancer at her Rock Hall home. She was 88.
Born Elly Klein Bog, the daughter of a wealthy textile company owner and a homemaker, she was raised in...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Was I the only one to notice last week that right here in Howard County, Maryland, USA, a 17-year-old was "secretly arrested" by federal authorities in July of 2011 for "alledgedly" sending emails to provide terrorist support. The important word here...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:33 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president.
I have been involved with independent party politics since 1992, fighting with my colleagues against the powers that be (in...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:55 AM
Michael Chrvala's current students were 3 years old on Sept. 11, 2001.
They didn't see the hijacked airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, or the plane plow into Pentagon, and they didn't hear news reports about the jet that...
| Sep 20, 2011
100 Years Ago
In the classifieds:
"For Rent: Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop and Dwelling House at Cooksville. Best stand in the county. R.H. MERCER. Cooksville, Rd.
For Sale: 130 Acre Farm, situated on the Triadelphia Pike, one mile form...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:32 PM
It wasn't until Ellen Lightman began to take care of her mother in her final years that she learned that the frail woman used her nightly prayers to whisper words of their family's painful past.
"Every night, she prayed that the last few seconds of her...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In 2008, I wrote a book called "Liberal Fascism." That title came from H.G. Wells, one of the most important socialist writers in the English language. He believed, as did his fellow Fabian socialists, that Western democratic capitalism had outlived its...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Seventy years ago today, Japan launched a surprise attack on America's Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drawing the United States into the second World War. More than 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack, including four Marylanders, all of whom...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago.
The lifelong Baltimorean will reconnect with cousins in the Czech Republic...
| Oct 5, 2011
Bad for ESPN's image
Hank Williams Jr. is free to speak his mind, as he should be. But if you are ESPN, you have to ask whether you want someone with his opinions and history representing your company.
In his most recent...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.
First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...