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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Jack Feezer, 93, has a lot to recall in his memoir

    Few can picture the 1920s except through movies and old photographs, but 93-year-old John F. "Jack" Feezer Jr. was there, and he is sharing his story in a newly-published memoir, "A Life Well-Lived, Well-Loved, Well-Earned." Feezer is a one-time...
  • Clara Mae Boender, teacher

    Clara Mae Boender, teacher
    Clara Mae Boender, a retired reading specialist and elementary school teacher who taught for 54 years, died of multisystem organ failure Jan. 12 at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 86. Born Clara Mae Crouch in Baltimore...
  • Carroll Radebaugh, greenhouse owner

    Carroll Radebaugh, greenhouse owner
    Carroll Martin Radebaugh, a horticulturalist who was an owner of a well-known Towson nursery and greenhouse, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 92 and had lived for many years at his family's Burke Avenue compound. Born in...
  • Viera de G. Williamson, volunteer

    Viera de G. Williamson, volunteer
    Viera de G. Williamson, a volunteer and longtime active member of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died Oct. 10 from complications of dementia at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living. She was 86. The daughter of Russian Count Alef de Ghize and Eleanor...
  • Obama can't win with fear alone

    Obama can't win with fear alone
    However you read the polls, the 2012 presidential election is turning into a nail-biter. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are just about tied among likely voters. The bump Mr. Romney got from the first debate seems to have been...
  • New speed cameras won't eliminate errors, radar experts say

    New speed cameras won't eliminate errors, radar experts say
    Baltimore transportation officials have set high expectations for the city's new speed cameras, telling state lawmakers the devices won't be susceptible to errors that plagued the system over the past three years. "We won't have this problem moving...
  • Cutting through the smoke

    Cutting through the smoke
    James R. Adams, a giant on Madison Avenue during the years immediately after World War II, once said that advertising is the "principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the Earth." Surely, the three weeks prior to an election give further...
  • Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant

    Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant
    Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89. The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's...
  • 50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike

    50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike
    For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening. In an era when communism and the nuclear...
  • Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador

    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador
    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in...
  • John R. Duffy, police officer

    John R. Duffy, police officer
    John R. Duffy, a retired Baltimore police officer and Navy veteran who witnessed the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ivy Hall nursing home in Middle River. The longtime Perry Hall resident was 87. The...
  • Romney on women's rights: You can't fix a broken wheel by riding on it

    Tuesday's presidential debate was clearly the most spirited debate in recent history ("Obama takes an aggressive stand," Oct, 17). There were times when the tension between the two candidates was palpable. I believe the debate reflects the very different...