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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Corrections and Clarifications

    Photo captions accompanying an article in Saturday's editions of The Baltimore Sun about the visit of the Coast Guard tall ship Eagle contained incorrect information about the vessel's 75th anniversary. The ship was built in Germany in 1936. It was...
  • View: Baltmore can thrive if it cuts taxes like NY, SF, Boston

    View: Baltmore can thrive if it cuts taxes like NY, SF, Boston
    Of the four cities whose football teams played for league championships yesterday, Baltimore was the only one to steadily lose population through the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Boston, New York and San Francisco all lost thousands of residents in the three...
  • America's Next Great Restaurant -- catching up with an Episode 1 recap

     
    I really wish I was watching America's Next Great Restaurant. It sounds like a fun show. I asked for a volunteer to write recaps for Dining@Large, and Bob Swank stepped up.Thanks, Bob Swank!!Bob'll start writing day-after recaps beginning tomorrow....
  • Young-at-heart 'Golden Girl' Jackie Dunphy keeps on dancing

    Dolores "Jackie" Dunphy, who celebrated her 85th birthday last month, is a dancer by heart. Born Aug. 19, 1926 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dolores lived in Baltimore near Patterson Park with her parents, a sister and a brother. She attended school at St....
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago War related This social note was in the Dorsey section of the paper: "Mr. Thomas A. Kingsbury accompanied by Prof. F. H. Spieker and son Edmond of Baltimore, spent Sunday at the Old Historic Fort McHenry." Next year will be the...
  • Penn Station's architect designed terminals in Hoboken, Scranton

    I repeated a blooper in my recent column on the 100th anniversary of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station that was caught by a sharp-eyed Roland Park resident and lawyer, John C. Murphy, who comes from a family of Baltimore architects. I had stated with...
  • Md. Holocaust survivors take rail fight to Congress

    Md. Holocaust survivors take rail fight to Congress
    It wasn't until Ellen Lightman began to take care of her mother in her final years that she learned that the frail woman used her nightly prayers to whisper words of their family's painful past. "Every night, she prayed that the last few seconds of her...
  • James Monroe Cannon III

    James Monroe Cannon III
    James Monroe Cannon III, former reporter and foreign correspondent for The Sun who later became a top Newsweek correspondent and an aide to New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and President Gerald R. Ford, died Sept. 15 from complications of a stroke at...
  • Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett

    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett
    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett, a retired Baltimore Sun news photographer whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Homewood at Plum Creek, a Hanover, Pa., retirement community. The former Ellicott...
  • Exec disrespects community pillars, private property

    I was dismayed by our county executive's comments regarding the proposed Clarksville Commons project. A few observations are foremost in the mind of this citizen and longtime resident of this area. The Kendalls have been a part of our community longer...
  • Samuel A. Rittenhouse, BGE electrical engineer, dies

    Samuel A. Rittenhouse, BGE electrical engineer, dies
    Samuel A. Rittenhouse, an electrical engineer who had been general manager of engineering for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Aug. 8 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Blakehurst retirement community resident was 93....
  • Cecil George Mateer, machinist, dies

    Cecil George Mateer, a retired machinist and Royal Navy veteran, died July 28 of pneumonia at Lorien of Bel Air. He was 90. Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Mr. Mateer ran away to the sea when he was 13, and served onboard windjammers as a cabin boy....