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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Veterans Day a time for area veterans to remember service

    For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps. "Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said. His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort...
  • Ellicott City

    'Flowers for Algernon' Mount Hebron High School presents its fall production of Daniel Keyes' novel at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, at 9440 Route 99. Tickets and information: 410-313-2880. Luncheon Glen Mar United Methodist Church...
  • Montpelier/South Laurel: Myriad of mixed media works await at arts center

    There are currently three excellent exhibits at the Montpelier Arts Center. Cedric Williams, whose works are shown in the Library Gallery, has created mixed media abstractions using photographs and natural materials to depict changes in abandoned...
  • Dr. Daniel C.W. "D.C." Finney, surgeon

    Dr. Daniel C.W. "D.C." Finney, surgeon
    Dr. Daniel C.W. "D.C." Finney, a retired Baltimore surgeon and World War II veteran, died Monday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lutherville resident was 88. Dr. Daniel Clarke Wharton Finney — who was known as "D.C." &#...
  • Senior Circles: Behind enemy lines in 1944 — a harrowing tale of escape in Holland

    We commemorate the surprise attack by the Japanese on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack forced the United States entry into World War II. Americans, who grew up during the difficult times of the Great...