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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • What Steel City can teach Charm City

    What Steel City can teach Charm City
    I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Francis Xavier 'Boots' Hannon Sr.

    Francis Xavier "Boots" Hannon Sr., who fought in Normandy, France, during World War II and drove a streetcar for many years, died of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital on Wednesday. The Catonsville resident was 91. Mr. Hannon, who grew up with his 12...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...