| Jun 6, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Despite his efforts to stave off his long-overdue date with justice, indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared before a panel of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Friday. Soon he will stand trial for...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Mykola "Mike" Koropeckyj, a retired noncommissioned Army officer who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died June 5 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
The Edmondson Heights resident was 83.
The son of a Ukrainian...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:18 PM
West Virginia may be known in popular song as "Almost Heaven," but it's a state that's seen more than its share of hell.
A vicious gunfight in the streets of a small town, two men assassinated on the courthouse steps in front of their wives, coal company...
| Jun 26, 2011
Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice...
| Jul 10, 2011
Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there.
The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Someday, members of this year's seventh-grade class at Wilde Lake Middle School might be at the forefront of efforts to eradicate such social ills as genocide, animal cruelty, homelessness and deforestation.
The students are learning about social...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 10:30 AM
As a psychologist who has spent more than a year in the Middle East, I have been following with great interest the commentary following the massacre in Afghanistan by the U.S. soldier last Saturday ("Killings of 16 appall Afghans," March 12).
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:36 AM
The song composed in the Jewish ghetto of Vilna, Lithuania's capital, is defiant. "Mir zaynen do!" it thunders. "We are here!"
For all its bold determination, this song, known as the Partisan Hymn, always used to strike me as unspeakably sad. So few of...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
In response to Ellen Cassedy's "We are here" (April 18), I offer a second opinion.
Can there be hope for a country that claimed the highest percentage of Jewish deaths in all of Europe? More than 95 percent ofLithuania'sJews were annihilated — most...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:13 AM
How much longer can the world stand by while Syrian dictator Bashar Assad murders his own people by the thousands and the streets of Syria's cities and towns run red with the blood of his victims?
If there were any remaining doubt as to whether Mr. Assad...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Bonnie Branch Middle School eighth-graders Nick Kundrat and Matt Yagel point to a bar graph made for their school project examining security at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, which ended with 11 athletes killed.
The graph illustrates...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:03 PM
The fatal shootings at Virginia Tech today brought back memories of the massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007. A number of books have been written about that event; here are some suggestions:
"No Right to Remain Silent," by Lucinda Roy, a former...