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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Maryland lawn and garden supply distributor announces layoffs

    Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format. CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to...
  • March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team

    March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team
    A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building...
  • 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,...
  • The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist district leader

    The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist  district leader
    The Rev. John Paul Buchheister Sr., a retired pastor who had been a United Methodist Church district superintendent, died of cardiac failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and had lived in Lutherville. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • 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...
  • James R. LaVey, Boy Scout advocate

    James R. LaVey, Boy Scout advocate
    James R. LaVey, a retired systems equipment engineer who was also a decorated World War II gunner and longtime Boy Scout advocate, died Saturday of pneumonia at his Timonium home. He was 87. "He was a giant among Scout volunteers and was a kind friend to...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Withdrawal from Iraq has jeopardized chance for giant shift in Middle East

    I was pleased when the U.S. won its war against Iraq, which hopefully meant the establishment of the first democratic nation in the Middle East. That would be an accomplishment for the whole world to behold. The outcome placed Iraq in the category with...
  • History matters

    100 Years Ago Errant engine A Serious Railroad Accident "The passenger train that left Camden Station a few minutes before 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Frederick, Winchester and intermediate stations was derailed in Union Dam tunnel, two miles...
  • Sparrows Point's cold mill to be used for spare parts

    Sparrows Point's cold mill to be used for spare parts
    An out-of-state steelmaker has bought the most valuable piece of the Sparrows Point plant to use as spare parts, a move that could kill the last hopes that the steel mill might be purchased by an operator and reopened. American Metal Market reported late...