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  • Graduate gets a scare as uninvited serpent drops in on college commencement

    An article in the June 11, 1964, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported an unexpected guest at a graduation ceremony. A three-foot blacksnake nearly broke up the commencement exercises at Catonsville Community College on Sunday, June...
  • St. Frances' Smith is 'average Joe' with above-average talent

    St. Frances' Smith is 'average Joe' with above-average talent
    At first glance, it's probably hard to see Rahshaun Smith and say he's an underdog. He stands 6 feet 3, weighs 230 pounds and has a deep, booming voice. His nickname is Shaq — and it was given to him at age 12. On the football field, Smith...
  • Claude L. Callegary, presidential adviser

    Claude L. Callegary, presidential adviser
    Claude L. Callegary, a retired Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 of respiratory failure at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92....
  • Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says

    Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says
    The president of Harford County's Army Alliance told community leaders Monday federal budget cuts and the uncertainty of any future BRAC process raise plenty of questions about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground. "The defense budget is really critical...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory

    Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory
    Former Towson resident Bob Knowles promises "shock and awe" June 13 when Pickersgill Retirement Community hosts a Flag Day Ceremony featuring patriotic songs and readings, and 260 flags from all over the world. The flags are not just a stunning...
  • Cornerback Kareem Ali Jr. commits to play at Maryland

    Cornerback Kareem Ali Jr. commits to play at Maryland
    Kareem Ali Jr., a four-star cornerback out of Sicklerville, N.J., announced Thursday that he’ll attend Maryland. Ali had other offers from Penn State, Michigan State and Florida, among other schools. A U.S. Army All-American and member of the...
  • Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel

    Franklin W. Trapnell, Army colonel
    Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
  • Voters in two Harford districts to select new county council representatives

    Voters in two Harford districts to select new county council representatives
    Voters in the greater Aberdeen and Havre de Grace areas will have the opportunity to select new Harford County Council representatives in this year's election, as seats in the two council districts covering the communities are open. The first round is...
  • The key to Dundalk's future: jobs [Letter]

    The key to Dundalk's future: jobs [Letter]
    Patricia Warble's letter laying blame for the negative transformation of Dundalk to greed, neglect and opportunism truly misses the point of what ails Dundalk and its surrounding communities ("Dundalk needs more than a new marketing plan," June 12)....
  • Programs and brochures tell a lot of history

    So much organizational history is to be found in old programs and brochures that were printed many years ago. Fortunately, we have received many such documents from the Printing Press, where they were stored. Even a book, printed in 1969, tells of the...
  • More about the Aberdeen Room activities

    Last week we talked about recent donors to the Aberdeen Room. Since we wrote, more information items have arrived that we want to acknowledge. Ruth Peters brought in a scrapbook that was found in the old Southern Methodist Church on West Bel Air Avenue....