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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Franklin W. Littleton Jr., decorated World War II veteran

    Franklin W. Littleton Jr., decorated World War II veteran
    Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air...
  • Civil War vets gather for Gettysburg 50th anniversary [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago Gettysburg redux From the social column: "Mr. Kenneth Barnes has accepted a position with the Gas and Electric Light Co. Baltimore. "Mrs. Marriott Shipley in some way slipped in going down her cellar stairway last Sunday morning,...
  • Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade

    Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade
    The Westminster High School marching band has performed in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Gov. Martin O'Malley's inauguration parade. But the band has an opportunity that would trump those special appearances. It has been invited to...
  • Tommy John surgery: From cutting edge to commonplace

    PASADENA, Calif. — His career is dwarfed by his incision. "It's the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction while using the Palmaris longus tendon," he said. "That's why they call it Tommy John surgery." But it is actually the Frank Jobe surgery....
  • Four more years of decline

    Four more years of decline
    Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without. President Barack Obama's re-election mirrors the self-indulgent, greedy and envious nation we are rapidly becoming. Pollsters Michael Barone and...
  • Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together

    Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together
    I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And soon Newt Gingrich (known as "Newty" as a boy). And, also in 1946, Cher....
  • 10 things to see and do in New Orleans

    Ravens fans are ready to rush New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, emptying their pockets for tickets to the big game and scrambling for a seat on an available flight. With travel packages going for thousands of dollars, you'll want to make your stay in...
  • The virtues of a president with humble origins

    The virtues of a president with humble origins
    Since World War II, Americans have tended to elect middle class presidents. With the exception of the two Bushes — the first of whom lost his second election, the second of whom "lost" his first — both parties succeeded by nominating...
  • Panos' career in print and practice honored by press association

    Panos' career in print and practice honored by press association
    During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK. Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
  • The Interview: Sally Brice-O'Hara

    The Interview: Sally Brice-O'Hara
    As the No. 2 leader of the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. — and Vice Commandant — Sally Brice-O'Hara is the chief operating officer of an organization with a $10 billion budget and 58,000 military and civilian employees, plus 31,000 volunteers....
  • Squarely on the front porch

    Squarely on the front porch
    Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible." For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His...
  • William E. 'Ned' Eakle, Howard County executive and administrator

    William E. 'Ned' Eakle, Howard County executive and administrator
    William E. "Ned" Eakle, former Howard County executive and county administrator, died Tuesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. The former West Friendship resident was 86. "We lost a part of our Howard County family — a great...