| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Joseph Ellsworth Smith, a longtime auto mechanic and a Baltimore County school bus driver for 35 years, died Wednesday at HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie.
He had suffered from dementia and kidney failure. He was 87.
Mr. Smith had worked at...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:04 PM
I need to take a moment to tell you about Brad Marvel, a trained, certified, proud and professional automobile mechanic. I think I should add the he's sincere and earnest, and emphasize that he's a human being — a person, not a corporation.
I had a...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Question: What is the most guaranteed applause line in American politics today?
Answer: Anything that allegedly benefits that fine group of Americans known as the middle class.
Want proof? Well, just about every other sentence uttered at the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Ben Baker's summer doesn't include mornings of sleeping in or days of lounging on the couch playing video games or watching TV. The 17-year-old Howard High School rising senior is spending his summer as an apprentice grease monkey, working on Howard...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:25 PM
In a recent copy of The Record [sister paper to The Aegis], the county executive describes the area that he would like to erect a new Havre de Grace High School as a triangle near Lilly Run and in front of Harris football field. Some years ago...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Cockeysville resident was...
| Jul 6, 2011
Visitors who stop by Bill Stromberg's one-man art show at Charlestown retirement community this week will find peaceful maritime images, realistic portraits and paintings that recall the American southwest.
Thirteen of Stromberg's works form an exhibit...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:06 PM
For as long as Thomas Mech can remember, the Saturday after Thanksgiving was reserved for hunting. As a boy growing up in Dundalk, Mech recalled how his father and some of his neighbors would drive down to the Eastern Shore and up to Cumberland or...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you're reading this column over breakfast or are inclined to a queasy disposition when faced with a story that involves medical procedures gone awry and hospital bills piling up for these procedures, be forewarned. A reader from California's question...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The deadly fire at an auto mechanic shop near Compton that killed a mother and her 12-year-old daughter appears to be accidental, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina said Monday.
He said it would be very difficult to re-create the site to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:09 PM
For 10 hours, crews combed the rubble in a charred auto mechanic shop near Compton, looking for a mother and her 12-year-old daughter who disappeared in a pre-dawn fire Monday.
A search-and-rescue team pushed through "pack-rat-like" conditions inside...