| Oct 21, 2012
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:20 PM
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.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:59 AM
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....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:27 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
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...