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September 11, 2001 Attacks

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  • Kennedy an unforgettable loss [Letter]

    Kennedy an unforgettable loss [Letter]
    There are milestones in our lives by which we record eras in our existence — Pearl Harbor, V-J Day, the first man on the moon, 9/11. We compare other dates to these important dates in current events. One of those events happened 50 years ago this...
  • Kennedy assassination an indelible memory [Letter]

    Kennedy assassination an indelible memory [Letter]
    The recent articles about America of Nov. 22, 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been wonderful; it was such an important time in American history. However, one very universal memory has been left out from the baby boomers just...
  • As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI

    As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI
    The armed gunman walked up to a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport and fatally shot a TSA officer and wounded three other people before being shot by responding police. The events earlier this month...
  • The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]

    The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]
    American drones have been operating since 2004 in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, my motherland. But on Nov. 21, a drone fired missiles at a religious seminary in Hangu, a settled area in mainland Pakistan, killing five men in...
  • Aberdeen celebrates Christmas, Santa Claus pays a visit

    Christmas, along with a sharp chill, was in the air in Aberdeen Saturday as residents turned out for the city's annual Christmas Street Celebration. The 2013 Christmas Street Celebration included the annual holiday parade and tree lighting; this year's...
  • Clarksville's Basslers say goodbye to family farm, Haysfield Airport

    Clarksville's Basslers say goodbye to family farm, Haysfield Airport
    At age 86, Alfred Bassler can still climb nimbly into the snug cockpit of his Kolb Firestar ultralight, a single-passenger plane that resembles a three-wheeled go cart suspended from a fixed wing. The plane's lightweight construction and simple rudder...
  • Duck Drop, fireworks tradition continues this year in HdG

    Duck Drop, fireworks tradition continues this year in HdG
    It's almost the end of 2013 and in Havre de Grace that means it's time for another New Year's Eve celebration tonight, Tuesday. As has happened nearly every year since the millennium, a duck and fireworks will be part of the turn of the year, a...
  • Havre de Grace drops duck, welcomes 2014

    Havre de Grace drops duck, welcomes 2014
    The skies over Havre de Grace were joyously bright for the first minutes of 2014 as one fireworks after another went off over families gathered on the campus of Havre de Grace Middle School. The families came from throughout Harford County for the city'...
  • The Iraq War: Was it worth it? [Commentary]

    In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The American people were being told that invading...
  • Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'

    Ex-CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
    When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness. The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
  • Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]

    Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]
    Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques. The...
  • Countering violent extremism [Commentary]

    Countering violent extremism [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, 28-year-old Todd Wheeler Jr. of Glen Burnie was arrested on charges of making explosives. Had they detonated, the radius of the blast could have caused extensive damage, deaths and injuries. Also this month, Ellicott City resident...