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Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
Czechoslovakia had its share of heroes during the 40-plus years the Eastern European nation endured Soviet domination — most notably the reformers crushed during the infamous Prague Spring of 1968 and the protesters whose nonviolent Velvet...
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
The sheer number of Americans listed as missing in action — more than 73,000 in World War II, 7,900 in Korea, hundreds during the Cold War, nearly 2,000 in Vietnam, and even on today's modern battlefields — is difficult to grasp. Thus, it...
On Sept. 13, the Arbutus Business and Professional Association celebrated the completion of the Leeds Avenue repaving project and the beginning of the East Drive repaving project with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, many elected officials and community...
I recently came across a local newspaper headline from May 18, 1945, noting, "German Prisoners For Farm Work." The idea that Carroll County was the home of German prisoners of war during World War II was nothing new to me. I had heard many oral...
The trial of a prisoner charged with killing a state correctional officer will remain a death-penalty case, an Anne Arundel County judge ruled Wednesday, after hearing that the victim's DNA was found on the prisoner's clothing and that witnesses linked...
Tags: Lawyers, Trials, DNA, Anne Arundel County, Death Penalty
This Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama will follow a long-standing presidential tradition of pardoning a pair of turkeys. Unfortunately, he has largely neglected another presidential tradition: pardoning human beings. Our Founding Fathers entrusted...
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The...
I frequently disagree with Dan Rodricks' views on criminal justice, but his column on November 30th ("Calvin Ash, political prisoner?") was particularly disgusting. To claim that Calvin Ash is a political prisoner is an insult to all those who are being...
Tags: Prisons, Criminals, Wars and Interventions
When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick. Decades later, the...
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