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Sun reporterWallis Warfield Simpson, the Baltimore divorcee for whom the king of England gave up his throne, used to slip quietly into Sykesville to visit relatives, hoping the press would not follow. And Betsy Patterson, whose whirlwind romance with and marriage to...
Rachel Alexandra stumbled at the start and struggled down the stretch, but the heralded filly was still good enough to beat surging Mine That Bird to the wire in the 134th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The stirring, one-length...
During the late summer of 1918, Americans were gripped by news from the European front as World War I neared its end. They didn't dream that a larger, more deadly battle would soon be fought on U.S. soil. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about 500,...
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Sun ReporterIn a world where violence is shunned and the noises seldom get much louder than the rhythmic clip-clop of horse hooves on pavement, 18 shots rang out in a one-room schoolhouse, hitting 10 children and killing at least five. In a place where...
sun ReportersAgunman carrying 600 rounds of ammunition burst into a one-room Amish schoolhouse yesterday, ordered out the boys and several women, bound the girls and shot 11 of them execution-style, killing at least four. Then the gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV,...
This year marks the first time the Maryland Million will be run without legendary broadcaster Jim McKay, the man who was raised in Baltimore and dreamed up the event that started in 1986. But in all likelihood, the event will bear his name starting...
Special to The Baltimore SunI grew up in Pennsylvania, near Valley Forge and Independence Hall, two of the most exalted places in American history. But it was always a little town to the west that stole the show - Gettysburg, where thousands fought to the death for the very soul...
Los Angeles Daily NewsThe surest bet in this year's Oscar race also is its biggest surprise. And that itself is something of a surprise. Sissy Spacek, after all, is a five-time Academy Award nominee and even has won the statuette before, for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in...
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Sun StaffTwo Frederick County horses have been euthanized and a Howard County emu chick died after all three developed symptoms that have since been linked to the West Nile virus. The cases are the first West Nile viral infections in horses reported in Maryland...
Associated PressATLANTA - For reasons health officials cannot explain, this year's victims of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus are younger than usual. The median age for this year's infected patients is 55, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a...
Sun StaffMosquitoes trapped near Cox Creek in northern Anne Arundel County have tested positive for the West Nile virus, the first appearance in the state this year of a disease that killed seven Maryland residents in 2002. State officials battling a rain-...
Sun StaffMaryland health officials say they may stop testing dead birds for the West Nile virus this year because of federal budget cuts and the knowledge that last year the disease spread to every county but one. Last year, the state lab tested 1,650 dead...
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