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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen

    McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen
    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...
  • McGovern and fellow vets sought peace

    In memory of George McGovern, we should not forget that he was a GI ("Liberal icon fought Nixon, Vietnam War," Oct. 22). Originally, GI stood for General Issue, but it came to represent the men and women who wore a uniform in service to their country. At...
  • Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate

    Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate
    Four candidates for U.S. Senate wrangled over the economy, budget deficits and the state's controversial ballot initiatives in a Wednesday radio debate that stressed deep ideological differences on how to deal with the nation's pressing problems....
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • Franklin W. Littleton Jr., decorated World War II veteran

    Franklin W. Littleton Jr., decorated World War II veteran
    Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air...
  • Remembering Esther Everitt Dombrowski: True blue Bel Air and more

    Remembering Esther Everitt Dombrowski: True blue Bel Air and more
    There was an unfortunate symmetry of sorts to Thursday, Oct. 11, as some members of The Aegis news staff worked on a story about the 40th anniversary of the opening of Harford Mall. Clipping files covering stories written about the mall from the 1980s...
  • Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer

    Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer
    Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88. "Ernie was one hell of a trade...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Seventy-one years ago Friday, on Dec. 7, 1941, Thomas Talbott was in as fine a mood as he can remember. He was 19, a Marine corporal stationed on the balmy Hawaiian island of Oahu. His unit, assigned to secure the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, was...
  • Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity

    Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity
    I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...