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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Amelia J. Brooks, store manager

    Amelia J. Brooks, store manager
    Amelia J. Brooks, a retired store manager and active church member, died Feb. 16 from heart failure at a daughter's home in Buford, Ga. The former longtime West Baltimore resident was 90. The daughter of a cobbler and a housekeeper, the former Amelia...
  • Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces

    Sparrows Point auction brings hundreds to buy mill's pieces
    Hundreds of people gathered on site and online Wednesday for the first public opportunity to buy the silenced remains of the Sparrows Point steel mill — from forklifts and slab haulers to cabinets and snowblowers. Among the hopeful bidders:...
  • This circle is unbroken

    This circle is unbroken
           One of the nicest places to spend an evening in Sarasota is historic St. Armands Circle, which is home to a number of upscale eateries and is the traffic hub between Lido Beach and Longboat Key. If you like Spanish food – and, really, who...
  • Gwen McDade, architect

    Gwen McDade, architect
    Gwen Darwin McDade, a retired architect who worked on the Johns Hopkins medical campus and later designed structures for the State Highway Administration, died of heart disease Saturday at his Glen Arm home. He was 87. Born in Verona, Pa., he was the son...
  • Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous

    Standing up to the NRA? Now that would be courageous
    Richard Vatz takes us on a meandering journey in his op-ed "Who will be our next profiles in courage?" (Jan. 15). He wonders "Where do our current leaders land on the courage criterion? ... Will they recognize, as one of my colleagues puts it, that...
  • Baltimore-born producer to develop Josephine Baker musical

    The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe. She was, above all else, sui generis. Her life is...
  • Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive

    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., BGE executive
    Raymond Griffith Sinclair Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive who was a decorated World War II Marine, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 92. Born and raised in Collingswood, N.J., Mr. Sinclair was...
  • 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...
  • Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator

    Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator
    Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91. Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
  • In NRA-land, we're all crack shots and cold-blooded killers

    In NRA-land, we're all crack shots and cold-blooded killers
    After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into...
  • Rose Ponder, food service manager

    Rose Ponder, food service manager
    Rose Faro Ponder, a retired Notre Dame Preparatory School food service manager who won blue ribbons at the Maryland State Fair for her baking, died of pneumonia Friday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 88 and lived in Bel Air. Rose Faro was...
  • Swastika painted on roadway in Lutherville

    A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday. "As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in...