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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Sparrows Point's cold mill to be used for spare parts

    Sparrows Point's cold mill to be used for spare parts
    An out-of-state steelmaker has bought the most valuable piece of the Sparrows Point plant to use as spare parts, a move that could kill the last hopes that the steel mill might be purchased by an operator and reopened. American Metal Market reported late...
  • If not unions, then what?

    If not unions, then what?
    You wouldn't know it from our nation's debate over Obamacare, but the U.S. has had government-supported health care for nearly 80 years. Not only that, but our nation bolsters a retirement level well beyond the thin safety net provided by Social Security,...
  • Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent

    Mary Alma Lears, Walters docent
    Mary Alma O'Connor Lears, a former Walters Art Museum volunteer guide whose keen eyes alerted officials to a $1 million theft later linked to a gallery security guard, died of lung disease Jan. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson and former Roland...
  • Shirley R. More, social worker

    Shirley R. More, social worker
    Shirley R. More, a retired social worker who earlier had been a Baltimore County public school teacher, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley, where she had moved this year. She was...
  • Love, life and family in 'God's waiting room'

    Here they are, the greatest generation, looking pretty ordinary: armed now with carts and canes, bragging about their grandchildren, complaining about their doctors and relishing their deserts. Every other Monday night I visit my father at the Annapolis...
  • Joseph R. Castoro, businessman

    Joseph R. Castoro, a retired Baltimore businessman and a World War II veteran, died Dec. 5 of multiple organ failure at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. He was 87. The son of a builder and a homemaker, Joseph Robert Castoro was born in Camden, N.J....
  • Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help

    Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help
    The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
  • Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA

    Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA
    Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
  • Harry Ratrie Jr., highway industry businessman

    Harry Ratrie Jr., highway industry businessman
    Harry Ratrie Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who became a leading businessman in Maryland's highway construction industry, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack at a hospital in Naples, Fla. The longtime Baltimore County resident, who moved to Florida...
  • Best coffee table books for the holidays

    Best coffee table books for the holidays
    I hope your holiday gift-giving included some books, and if you're still looking, here are the best coffee-table books I've seen in the past month of so. These are the sort of photo- and graphic-rich editions that look great in a living room -- and that...
  • Who is more evil Instagram or the NRA? Internet is undecided

    Who is more evil Instagram or the NRA? Internet is undecided
    After the past few days, America needs something to be mad at and quick. Luckily the NRA and Instagram have stepped in to help our rage cravings. The NRA has been unusually silent throughout aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its Twitter...
  • Maryland veterans deserve better

    Speaking as a veteran who served for eight years as a Naval Reserve Officer, five in World War II and three more during the Korean Conflict, it was with tears in my eyes that I read The Sun's article, "VA falls short on helping veterans," (Jan. 27) as I...