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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • John R. Cochran Jr., former postmaster

    John R. Cochran Jr., former Washington postmaster and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Stonegates Retirement Community in Greenville, Del. He was 87. The son of a dairyman and a teacher, John R. Cochran Jr. was born in Monkton and...
  • Ellicott City

    Around town Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425. English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard...
  • 'Terrorist' is in the eyes of the beholder

    Rafael Medhoff's commentary notes that when the British held the Palestinian Mandate there was much Arab unrest in the face of increased Jewish immigration, and mandate authorities resorted to punitive measures to suppress it and to deport its leaders ("...
  • Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal

    Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal
    Frankly fake but authentically Baltimore, the Formstone that swaths many a rowhouse may seem low-brow or even tacky to some. But should it be illegal? A proposed overhaul of the Baltimore's zoning code would do just that, banning the faux stone...
  • Lee MacPhail, former Orioles general manager, dies at 95

    Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as the Orioles' general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the...
  • Two war heroes awarded long overdue medals

    Two Army veterans, who tended to comrades injured in battle in wars that were more than two decades apart, received long overdue military honors Friday before an audience of family, friends and some 200 members of the Armed Forces at Fort Meade. Dr....
  • Charles J. "Chuck" Valle Sr., veteran

    Charles J. "Chuck" Valle Sr., a retired sales executive and World War II veteran, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Phoenix, Baltimore County. He was 91. The son of a stonemason and a homemaker, Charles J. "Chuck" Valle Sr. was born in...
  • How much sleep have I lost worrying about daylight saving time?

    A full week later, I'm still savoring the extra hour of sleep I got last Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when daylight saving time officially ended for 2012. Of course, I lost that hour in the days since, lying awake thinking about the history of daylight...
  • William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager

    William C. Ensor Jr., estate manager
    William C. Ensor Jr., a retired estate manager and decorated World War II veteran, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Lorien Mays Chapel. He was 91. The son of farmers, William Clark Ensor Jr. was born in Monkton and later moved with his family to Ruxton,...
  • Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game

    Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game
    Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium. Dozens of veterans, many in uniform,...
  • Veterans honored at Bel Air ceremony Sunday

    Veterans honored at Bel Air ceremony Sunday
    Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and elsewhere gathered at Bel Air Memorial Gardens Sunday afternoon to honor everyone who has ever served in the U.S. military. American Legion Harford Post 39 hosted the Veterans Day ceremony, held...
  • Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor

    Georg H.B. Luck, Hopkins professor
    Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...