| Nov 3, 2012
Frank Martin Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor and World War II veteran, died of an infection Nov. 1 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 94 and had lived in Canton.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Vernon,...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:18 PM
A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there.
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Stewart A. Bain, a retired real estate broker and World War II veteran, died Dec. 16 of congestive heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Catonsville resident was 91.
Stewart Angus Bain was born in Boston and...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:57 PM
For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
"Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said.
His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:38 AM
There are currently three excellent exhibits at the Montpelier Arts Center. Cedric Williams, whose works are shown in the Library Gallery, has created mixed media abstractions using photographs and natural materials to depict changes in abandoned...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Dennis H.L. Sherman, a retired tailor who was also known as "The Tie Man," died Dec. 14 of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 87.
"I first met him when I was in middle school. Back then I used to wear ascots, and he thought that was so cool,"...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I got lost on the way to the church.
A few weeks ago, I was heading down Wolfe Street into the complex that is Johns Hopkins Hospital when I drove past Ashland Street. I had to stop at a Citgo station for directions to get back on track.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Dr. Daniel C.W. "D.C." Finney, a retired Baltimore surgeon and World War II veteran, died Monday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lutherville resident was 88.
Dr. Daniel Clarke Wharton Finney — who was known as "D.C." ...
| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Using their keen eyesight, octopi stare at the world from two beady eyes. They maneuver through the sea with four pairs of bilaterally symmetrical arms that bear suction cups. They possess a hard beak — similar to that of a parrot, the only hard...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:39 PM
World War II veteran John Dicks, 86, has already given his country so much. And yet he finds that he wants to give more.
The Baltimore resident volunteers two days a week at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center, a facility within...