| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 1:53 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:20 PM
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...