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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Howard resident recalls tenure, and terror, aboard USS Intrepid

    As Henry Mouzon Sr. conjures memories of his tenure aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during World War II, he serves notice that, at age 87, his mind is still as sturdy as the 41,000-ton ship that carried him to the shores of East Asia and...
  • J. Dennis Carper, marina owner

    J. Dennis Carper, marina owner
    J. Dennis Carper, a Baltimore County marina owner and yacht builder who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke and dementia complications Dec. 25 at his Essex home. He was 91. Born near New Castle, Va., he worked on the family farm at...
  • 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...
  • Look Mickey, it's a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at National Gallery

    Look Mickey, it's a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at National Gallery
    Among the things produced by post-World War II consumer-driven culture was artist Roy Lichtenstein, who loved to chronicle its commercial products and other pop cultural attributes. The National Gallery of Art's big and cheerful Lichtenstein retrospective...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Unions are not the answer

    Unions are not the answer
    I take issue with much of Lane Windham's recent commentary ("If not labor unions, then what?" Jan. 29) beginning with the fundamental premise that it was the unions that provided us with economic redistribution. Like many other academicians, Ms. Windham...
  • Grace Maynard, antiques dealer

    Grace Maynard, antiques dealer
    Grace Maynard, a retired Howard County antiques dealer, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. She was 91. She was born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills. Her father, William Hard Maynard, who had...
  • Guns, swimming pools and our selective urge to regulate the threats we face

    Guns, swimming pools and our selective urge to regulate the threats we face
    I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people. Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia — the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it....