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  • 75 years of history at Belcamp-Riverside

    Looking out toward the shore of Bush River while traveling on Route 40, just south of Aberdeen, is a community that made history 75 years ago. We used to call it Belcamp; now it is called Riverside. Incredible history! Along with most of the world,...
  • Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems

    Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems
    As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in his sixth...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • High school students give Naval Academy a test drive

    A few hundred high school juniors gathered in a ring around a hawk as it devoured a squirrel Tuesday morning at the Naval Academy. Brandishing their smartphones, the crowd groaned and cheered at the action. "Take a picture and move on," an academy...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • 'No soldier left behind' [Commentary]

    'No soldier left behind'  [Commentary]
    Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009? A positive aspect...
  • U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]

    U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned. His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
  • Gilman graduate ready for Big 33 Football Classic

    Gilman graduate ready for Big 33 Football Classic
    ¬†Sheldon Johnson came to Gilman as a sophomore, weighing about 300 pounds. That’s the kind of size football coaches love if it’s muscle weight, but Johnson appeared slow and out of shape in 2011. “He was just too heavy to be an...
  • Report says midshipman had been drinking prior to fatal crash into creek

    Report says midshipman had been drinking prior to fatal crash into creek
    A midshipman who crashed his SUV into a creek and drowned in February had been drinking at an Annapolis bar earlier that night, a Naval Academy investigation found. Midshipman Max Allen, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., had ordered a burger and...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention [Commentary]

    Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention [Commentary]
    In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for the...
  • Obama at West Point [Editorial]

    Obama at West Point  [Editorial]
    Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
  • Laurel health and wellness ambassador puts words in print

    Laurel health and wellness ambassador puts words in print
    Carl Powell was a high school junior in the Pittsburgh area when his father had a stroke in 1977. "That scared the hell out of me," Powell said. "I saw what effect of not being healthy could do. He was 40 and he never walked again." Powell weighed...