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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Two Marylanders to win Citizens Medal

    Two Marylanders are among about a dozen people from across the country who will receive the Presidential Citizens Medal next week, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, the White House announced on Friday. Janice Jackson, a Baltimore resident,...
  • Is there a World War going on?

    Editor: Someone once wrote that "war is hell!" Is this a worldwide, unnoticed, undeclared war now in existence? If there is a World Wide War, why is there only silence, why isn't the media reporting it? If there is a World Wide War are the Political...
  • Pasadena man charged in theft of Glen Burnie cemetery markers

    Pasadena man charged in theft of Glen Burnie cemetery markers
    A Pasadena man was charged with stealing bronze grave markers that vanished from grave sites in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie, according to Anne Arundel County police. Dustin Landon Grogan, 42, of the first block of Wishing Rock Road, is...
  • A year of challenges for city residents

    A year of challenges for city residents
    A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
  • Stewart A. Bain, real estate broker

    Stewart A. Bain, real estate broker
    Stewart A. Bain, a retired real estate broker and World War II veteran, died Dec. 16 of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 91. Stewart Angus Bain was born in Boston and...
  • The shameful treatment of foreign children in U.S. custody

    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...
  • Capitol College creates new scholarship

    Capitol College announced last week the creation of a new scholarship in remembrance of Brig. Gen. Harold R. Johnson, the college's fifth president. The Brigadier General Harold R. "Johnny" Johnson and Marcia Baciu Johnson Scholarship was created by...
  • Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician

    Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician
    Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and...
  • Baltimore woman among Obama's Citizen Medal awardees

    Baltimore woman among Obama's Citizen Medal awardees
    Janice Jackson remembers being a 20-something flirting with the young men who worked at the Baltimore rehabilitation center where she visited her brother as he was recovering from a car accident that left him paralyzed. Three years later, they would be...
  • Dennis H.L. Sherman

    Dennis H.L. Sherman
    Dennis H.L. Sherman, a retired tailor who was also known as "The Tie Man," died Dec. 14 of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 87. "I first met him when I was in middle school. Back then I used to wear ascots, and he thought that was so cool,"...
  • A light in the darkness

    I got lost on the way to the church. A few weeks ago, I was heading down Wolfe Street into the complex that is Johns Hopkins Hospital when I drove past Ashland Street. I had to stop at a Citgo station for directions to get back on track. There it...