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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...
  • IndyCar faces challenges as it continues to rebuild

    IndyCar faces challenges as it continues to rebuild
    When they sweep through the streets of Baltimore next weekend, driving some of the most powerful cars in the world at speeds that make their sport as dangerous as any, the IndyCar drivers will be mostly anonymous. Two veterans who have dominated the...
  • Loch Raven: Resident tells historical 'Wright' stuff through musical theater

    Loch Raven's got talent! Loch Raven resident Debi Wynn, along with fellow performer Ellis Woodward, recently wrote "Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers," a one-hour musical telling the story of the Wright brothers and their quest to fly. The two,...
  • Charles Futrell, 92, journeyed from Laurel High coach to champion triathlete

    Charles Futrell, 92, journeyed from Laurel High coach to champion triathlete
    Charles Futrell, Laurel High's head varsity football coach in the 1940s and 1950s, was once in a contest in which he was the only Spartan casualty. "At one of the games he was only injury since he bit a hole in his tongue and could not stop the...
  • William R. 'Bucky' Buchanan Sr., judge

    William R. 'Bucky' Buchanan Sr., judge
    Judge William R. "Bucky" Buchanan Sr., who served as a district judge and as a circuit judge for Baltimore County, died Friday of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Stoneleigh resident was 86. The son of an...
  • Havre de Grace: Relax for Labor Day weekend at farmers market

    Happy Labor Day, dear readers! Legislated as a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was begun in New York by labor leader Peter McGuire to honor the American worker. Remember the spirit of Labor Day and make your weekend celebration less work to have fun....
  • 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...
  • Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives

    Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives
    Another cigarette tax proposal is coming our way — and I'm all for it. As a father, a clergyman and a member of the community, I wholeheartedly support the new Healthy Maryland Initiative proposal to discourage tobacco use through cigarette tax...
  • 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...