| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Viera de G. Williamson, a volunteer and longtime active member of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died Oct. 10 from complications of dementia at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living. She was 86.
The daughter of Russian Count Alef de Ghize and Eleanor...
| Oct 17, 2012
However you read the polls, the 2012 presidential election is turning into a nail-biter. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are just about tied among likely voters.
The bump Mr. Romney got from the first debate seems to have been...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:57 AM
James R. Adams, a giant on Madison Avenue during the years immediately after World War II, once said that advertising is the "principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the Earth." Surely, the three weeks prior to an election give further...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Robert M. Coulbourn III, a retired industrial designer who had been active in the affairs of several Baltimore-area Episcopal churches, died May 23 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 87.
The son of a salesman and a...
| Jun 4, 2012
Maryland politicians are dismayed by the latest closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill and the loss of its remaining jobs, but on a broader national scale the die was cast in the 1970s, when extreme hubris in the U.S. steel and fabricating industries...
| Jun 3, 2012
Bill Internicola had to show his papers.
He received a letter last month from the Broward County, Fla., supervisor of elections informing him the office had "information from the state of Florida that you are not a United States citizen; however, you are...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 1:53 PM
I recently came across a local newspaper headline from May 18, 1945, noting, "German Prisoners For Farm Work."
The idea that Carroll County was the home of German prisoners of war during World War II was nothing new to me. I had heard many oral...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Dr. Elizabeth A. "Betty" Edmonds, a longtime city public school principal who was fearless in her efforts to straighten out troubled schools and later joined the faculty of Coppin State University, died May 21 of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Egypt has sought and found accountability for Hosni Mubarak's many crimes ("Life sentence against Egypt's Mubarak caps fall from war hero to convict," June 2). While this is cause for celebration in Egypt, it raises a disturbing contrast with how we...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89.
The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening.
In an era when communism and the nuclear...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:08 PM
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort.
But the worst of it, Howard...