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  • Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location

    Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location
    Caplan’s was a fixture of Historic Ellicott City for 26 years. But as owner John Caplan shared, “We decided to close our retail business there because the auction and appraisal business had grown to the point where we needed to focus solely on...
  • Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade

    Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade
    Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits

    Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits
    Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
  • Drop the 'two-war' plan

    Drop the 'two-war' plan
    As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
  • Getting past the gloom and doom of a bad week

    Last week was a rough week at work. I've been at this job for more than 17 years, and I can't remember too many like last week. It started off OK, but late Monday night set the tone for the rest of the week. It was Feb. 20, and most people had been...
  • From warfront to homefront for the holidays

    From warfront to homefront for the holidays
    Alerted via Facebook, connected by Skype, Joseph Vencill was able to "be" in the delivery room for the birth of his first child even though he was serving in Iraq at the time. Still, there's only so much you can do by satellite. "I'm not sure how much...
  • For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief

    For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief
    "There's a grief that can't be spoken. There's a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables Now my friends are dead and gone." — Marius, from the musical "Les Miserables" "It's the most wonderful time of the year," Andy Williams...
  • From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo

    From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo
    A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...
  • Julian Samuel Stein Jr., PR executive

    Julian Samuel Stein Jr., PR executive
    Julian Samuel Stein Jr., a retired public relations executive who was an adviser to Gov. J. Millard Tawes, died June 22 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 93. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stein was the son of a...
  • Digital libraries are the future

    Digital libraries are the future
    There are already tens of millions of e-book lovers, and their ranks are sure to be boosted by the latest iPad — along with improved Kindles, Nooks and their rivals. My sister, the retired fourth-grade teacher, has finally succumbed; Dorothy...
  • Latest technology gives Harford firm a 3D view

    Latest technology gives Harford firm a 3D view
    The days of using two-dimensional X-rays to analyze body armor, troop helmets and projectiles have just been put behind Chesapeake Testing. That's because Chesapeake, a small company with its own firing ranges and ballistics analysis equipment, has moved...