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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative

    Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative
    Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees. Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
  • Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor

    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor
    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty member and an innovator in artificial-limb technology, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. He was 86 and had lived on...
  • Mark Joseph steers an award-winning path to Yellow Cab's second century

    Mark Joseph steers an award-winning path to Yellow Cab's second century
    Yellow Cab, which has operated in the Baltimore area since 1909, has been named taxi operator of the year by the industry's trade group, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. Behind the wheel is Mark Joseph, a graduate of American...
  • Duct tape as home decor sticks with DIYers

    Duct tape as home decor sticks with DIYers
    When Sandy Finley needed gifts for colleagues recently, a store-bought picture frame simply wouldn't do. Instead, she whipped up a little something in pink and black, using a product originally made to keep ammunition cases dry during World War II. "I...
  • Abe Bortz, historian, teacher, book reviewer

    Abe Bortz, historian, teacher, book reviewer
    Abe Bortz, the Social Security Administration's first historian and a voracious book collector and reviewer, died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Pikesville. He was 93. Dr. Bortz grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from high school there in 1937 and...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13

    The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13
    Oct. 13, 1996: In the first contest between the Ravens and the team that deserted Baltimore nearly 13 years earlier, Indianapolis prevails, 26-21. Vinny Testaverde throws for three touchdowns for the Ravens, but quarterback Jim Harbaugh leads the Colts to...
  • 'Patches' Jarrett Lickle, children's TV personality

    'Patches' Jarrett Lickle, children's TV personality
    "Patches" Jarrett Lickle, a popular children's television personality who later performed at Cockeysville-area restaurants, died of cancer late Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Sparks resident was 87. Mr. Lickle played a guitar-playing...
  • Howard students prove they know their history

    More than 260 Howard County middle and high school students participated in the county’s ninth annual History Day Competition on Saturday, March 16, presenting their historical research that related to the theme “Turning Points in History:...
  • Rosella M. Beeler, department store saleswoman

    Rosella M. Beeler, department store saleswoman
    Rosella M. Beeler, a retired department store worker and homemaker, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Manor Care Health Services in Ruxton. The Campus Hills resident was 91. Born Rosella Mary Fischer in Baltimore and raised on Kenwood Avenue in East Baltimore,...
  • Improve your financial savvy at Money Matters Fair [Elkridge]

    Howard County Councilman Calvin Ball will host the seventh annual Money Matters Fair in partnership with Howard Community College, the Howard County Library, Howard County Public School System, Making Change and Friends of the Howard County Library. The...
  • George Platt, theatrical producer

    George Platt, theatrical producer
    George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills. Born in Baltimore, he...
  • Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance

    Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance
    Philadelphia Showy orchids In advance of the famed Philadelphia Flower Show, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is featuring "Enchanting Orchids," an exhibit featuring plants grown by experts from the Pinelands Orchid Society. In addition to these...