| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91.
Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:59 AM
After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Rose Faro Ponder, a retired Notre Dame Preparatory School food service manager who won blue ribbons at the Maryland State Fair for her baking, died of pneumonia Friday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 88 and lived in Bel Air.
Rose Faro was...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 1:57 PM
A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday.
"As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in...
| Oct 31, 2012
As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded -- and the media only want to talk about who's up and who's down -- the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
J. Dennis Carper, a Baltimore County marina owner and yacht builder who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke and dementia complications Dec. 25 at his Essex home. He was 91.
Born near New Castle, Va., he worked on the family farm at...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Veterans Day is a red-letter day on a few restaurant calendars.
Mission BBQ will observe Veterans Day on Monday with a "Freedom isn't Free" event. The Glen Burnie restaurant, which has announced the opening of a second location in Perry Hall, will offer...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Among the things produced by post-World War II consumer-driven culture was artist Roy Lichtenstein, who loved to chronicle its commercial products and other pop cultural attributes. The National Gallery of Art's big and cheerful Lichtenstein retrospective...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Elizabeth G. Kirkpatrick, a homemaker who had been an Army nurse during World War II, died Oct. 29 from complications of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The longtime Ruxton resident was 91.
The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker,...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was flabbergasted by Stanley Glinka's recent letter criticizing President Obama's performance in office ("Obama made U.S. weaker, more vulnerable," Oct. 31). He obviously lives in a different country than the rest of us.
Let me point out that over...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:15 AM
I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:38 PM
I am not a Democrat nor Republican. I'm what my voter registration calls "unaffiliated."
I like to think that it allows me to accept and consider anything political, from all sides. In addition, I have a very pragmatic outlook on all things.