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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • New Windsor teen is ambassador for Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees

    Bob Nobles III plans to be a Santa's helper this year. He will distribute toys and other gifts to young people who come to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's upcoming Festival of Trees. But it won't be the first time that the New Windsor teenager has put...
  • A colossus crumbles

    A tweet this morning from @WoodenHorse Pub caught my eye: "Reader's Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash & trying not to default. Downgraded by S & P this month." To anyone growing up on the 1950s and 1960s, seeing that tweet is like...
  • Gary A. Mullen, telephone operator

    Gary A. Mullen, telephone operator
    Gary A. Mullen, a retired Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. telephone operator who had been a longtime active member of the Civil Air Patrol, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 70. The son of a court clerk and a...
  • 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...
  • Frances F. Trader, billing head

    Frances F. Trader, who worked in billing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sept. 28 of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 89. A daughter of Italian immigrants, Frances Fina was born in Baltimore and raised in Little...
  • 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...
  • William E. 'Ned' Eakle, Howard County executive and administrator

    William E. 'Ned' Eakle, Howard County executive and administrator
    William E. "Ned" Eakle, former Howard County executive and county administrator, died Tuesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. The former West Friendship resident was 86. "We lost a part of our Howard County family — a great...
  • 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...
  • Charles L. Hayes, Monumental Life executive

    Charles L. Hayes, Monumental Life executive
    Charles L. Hayes, former secretary and senior vice president of Monumental Life Insurance Co., died Feb. 3 of cancer at the Brookshire Hospice in Hillsborough, N.C. The former Towson resident was 85. Charles Lawton Hayes was born and raised in...
  • Dr. William Blake, UM School of Medicine professor

    Dr. William Blake, UM School of Medicine professor
    Dr. William Dewey Blake, a retired University of Maryland School of Medicine professor who was chairman of the department of physiology, died of cancer Sunday at his Bath, Maine, home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 94. Born in Summit, N.J., and...
  • Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed

    Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed
    The state Board of Public Works delayed action Wednesday on a $205 million contract under which a Canadian-based company would replace CSX Transportation as the operator of the MARC Camden and Brunswick rail commuter lines. The item was withdrawn from...