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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Barack Obama is no Harry Truman

    I read with disgust Jules Witcover's commentary exhorting President Barack Obama to act more like former President Harry S. Truman ("Give 'em hell, Barry," June 25). You must be kidding, sir: Mr. Obama cannot act like Truman because he is nothing like...
  • Grow Baltimore with better walkability, more transit

    I think is interesting that Thursday's editorial, "Growing Baltimore" (Jan. 3), included two paragraphs about how walkability and quality transit have helped to spark growth in Washington, D.C., but only a short sentence about the Charm City Circulator...
  • Back Story: Redwood St. was named for hero of WWI

    Back Story: Redwood St. was named for hero of WWI
    The drivers whizzing along Redwood Street through the heart of the city's old business district, which was once lined with brokerage houses, banks, the stock exchange and the old Merchants Club, probably have no idea for whom it is named. Late last year,...
  • Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer

    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, Sun photographer
    Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80. "Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
  • Christmas tree lights were an extravagance in early 1900s

    One of the first references to a decorated and electrically lit Christmas tree on display in Carroll County may be found in a history of the Westminster Woman's Club, which documents a Westminster Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 20, 1928, at the...
  • Raze the debt ceiling

    Raze the debt ceiling
    The announcement that House Speaker John Boehner has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations is, in one sense, a welcome development. If the Senate agrees, we will temporarily be spared the sort of...
  • Harford library honors Korean War veterans

    Harford library honors Korean War veterans
    The Korean War is often known as the "forgotten war," but local veterans of the bloody three-year-conflict on the Korean Peninsula will be sharing their memories with Harford County residents this weekend, 60 years after the guns were silenced. More...
  • Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground won't be reopening

    Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground won't be reopening
    Army officials are canceling plans to reopen the former Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground as the APG Museum. Adriane Foss, a spokeswoman for the Harford County Army post, confirmed Tuesday that "the Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum will...
  • Letter: Withdrawal from Iraq has jeopardized chance for giant shift in Middle East

    I was pleased when the U.S. won its war against Iraq, which hopefully meant the establishment of the first democratic nation in the Middle East. That would be an accomplishment for the whole world to behold. The outcome placed Iraq in the category with...
  • Back Story: First Memorial Day celebrated 145 years ago

    Back Story: First Memorial Day celebrated 145 years ago
    "We cherish too, the Poppy red / That grows on fields where valor led, / It seems to signal to the skies / That blood of heroes never dies." — "We Shall Keep the Faith" by Moina Michael For many Marylanders, Memorial Day is the unofficial...
  • Arming Syria's rebels

    Arming Syria's rebels
    Having determined that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against his opponents in the country's bloody two-year civil war, the Obama administration is now reportedly preparing to send lethal military aid to rebel...
  • Remembrance at Baltimore's Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Remembrance at Baltimore's Mount Auburn Cemetery
    Dressed in the traditional garb of a Civil War Union soldier, Vince Vaise led the two dozen marchers through Mount Auburn, Baltimore's oldest African-American cemetery. Sword drawn, and a stoic look upon his face, Vaise and his followers snaked...