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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Havre de Grace: Relax for Labor Day weekend at farmers market

    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....
  • Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives

    Cigarette taxes saved my kids' lives
    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...
  • Shirley R. More, social worker

    Shirley R. More, social worker
    Shirley R. More, a retired social worker who earlier had been a Baltimore County public school teacher, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley, where she had moved this year. She was...
  • Love, life and family in 'God's waiting room'

    Here they are, the greatest generation, looking pretty ordinary: armed now with carts and canes, bragging about their grandchildren, complaining about their doctors and relishing their deserts. Every other Monday night I visit my father at the Annapolis...
  • Joseph R. Castoro, businessman

    Joseph R. Castoro, a retired Baltimore businessman and a World War II veteran, died Dec. 5 of multiple organ failure at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. He was 87. The son of a builder and a homemaker, Joseph Robert Castoro was born in Camden, N.J....
  • Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help

    Deadline looms for Sparrows Point workers to seek help
    The effort to connect former Sparrows Point workers with training for new careers gained more urgency last week as the final hopes of the steel mill reopening were dashed — and as the deadline to apply for the help or forever lose it fast approaches...
  • Salesman helped make a name out of National Premium and Natty Boh

    Salesman helped make a name out of National Premium and Natty Boh
    Whenever you drink a National Premium or Natty Boh, think of Jerome "Jerry" DiPaolo, the colorful National Brewing Co. salesman and executive who helped make it one of the most recognizable and respected beers for more than 40 years in Baltimore and...
  • Harry Ratrie Jr., highway industry businessman

    Harry Ratrie Jr., highway industry businessman
    Harry Ratrie Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who became a leading businessman in Maryland's highway construction industry, died Dec. 8 of a heart attack at a hospital in Naples, Fla. The longtime Baltimore County resident, who moved to Florida...
  • Best coffee table books for the holidays

    Best coffee table books for the holidays
    I hope your holiday gift-giving included some books, and if you're still looking, here are the best coffee-table books I've seen in the past month of so. These are the sort of photo- and graphic-rich editions that look great in a living room -- and that...
  • Who is more evil Instagram or the NRA? Internet is undecided

    Who is more evil Instagram or the NRA? Internet is undecided
    After the past few days, America needs something to be mad at and quick. Luckily the NRA and Instagram have stepped in to help our rage cravings. The NRA has been unusually silent throughout aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its Twitter...
  • E. William Scriba, former T. Rowe Price vice president

    E. William Scriba, former T. Rowe Price vice president
    E. William "Bill" Scriba, a former T. Rowe Price treasurer and vice president who dedicated himself to supporting the Johns Hopkins University, died Aug. 28 at his residence in an assisted-living community in Sunnyvale, Calif., of undetermined causes....
  • Edward A. Branning Jr., veteran

    Edward A. Branning Jr., veteran
    Edward A. Branning Jr., a retired Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. switchman and World War II veteran, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 88. The son of a funeral director and a homemaker, Mr. Branning was born in Baltimore...