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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor

    Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor
    Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
  • William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member

    William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member
    William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
  • Maryland lawn and garden supply distributor announces layoffs

    Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format. CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to...
  • March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team

    March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team
    A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building...
  • Charles Wells, printing firm owner

    Charles Wells, printing firm owner
    Charles Nelson Wells, a retired owner of a printing firm and a World War II veteran later honored for his service with a Congressional Gold Medal, died of a blood disorder Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Lochearn. Born in Baltimore and...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist district leader

    The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist  district leader
    The Rev. John Paul Buchheister Sr., a retired pastor who had been a United Methodist Church district superintendent, died of cardiac failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and had lived in Lutherville. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • Death penalty offers mercy

    Death penalty offers mercy
    This is why I believe in the death penalty ("Lori, O'Malley, others ask death penalty's end," Feb. 15). As a combat infantryman in World War II, my function was to kill people of whom I had no knowledge. If I was extraordinarily good at this, my actions...
  • James R. LaVey, Boy Scout advocate

    James R. LaVey, Boy Scout advocate
    James R. LaVey, a retired systems equipment engineer who was also a decorated World War II gunner and longtime Boy Scout advocate, died Saturday of pneumonia at his Timonium home. He was 87. "He was a giant among Scout volunteers and was a kind friend to...
  • Letter: Withdrawal from Iraq has jeopardized chance for giant shift in Middle East

    I was pleased when the U.S. won its war against Iraq, which hopefully meant the establishment of the first democratic nation in the Middle East. That would be an accomplishment for the whole world to behold. The outcome placed Iraq in the category with...
  • History matters

    100 Years Ago Errant engine A Serious Railroad Accident "The passenger train that left Camden Station a few minutes before 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Frederick, Winchester and intermediate stations was derailed in Union Dam tunnel, two miles...