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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties

    Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has Maryland family ties
    Soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton has a few prominent Marylanders — and American celebrities — in her family tree. Middleton, a commoner who marries Prince William on Friday, is a distant cousin of "The Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis...
  • Calvert Ross Bregel Sr., trial lawyer, dies

    Calvert Ross Bregel Sr., trial lawyer, dies
    Calvert Ross Bregel Sr., a renowned trial lawyer and lifelong outdoorsman, died June 19 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The Glen Arm resident was 84. The son of an attorney and a homemaker, Mr....
  • Osher Institute to preview fall classes on July 7

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University is a 50-50 proposition this fall, when Osher offers adults 50 and older nearly 50 classes and activities for "cultural and social enrichment." Though classes will be held at TU, the preview of...
  • Robert Gates' disappointing legacy

    Robert Gates' disappointing legacy
    CIA Director Leon Panetta becomes secretary of defense Thursday, taking over Washington's largest and most powerful bureaucracy with a budget that amounts to nearly 60 percent of discretionary federal spending. He will be stepping into the shoes of the...
  • Bin Laden was a legitimate military target

    Dan Rodricks is correct in maintaining that Osama bin Laden did not receive justice through the legal system ("Bin Laden death: Call it execution, not justice," May 4). Bin Laden did, however, get justice in the sense that he got what was coming to him....
  • Boston performance part of July 4 celebration for Catonsville residents

    Boston performance part of July 4 celebration for Catonsville residents
    "She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows, sign her letters with X's and O's," sang Sgt. 1st Class Erica Russo as she smiled and swayed in front of a small group of backup vocalists. As her strong alto voice belted out the familiar notes of Trisha...
  • Bin Laden's death: A 7th-grader's view

    Bin Laden's death: A 7th-grader's view
    Osama Bin Laden's death reminds me of a middle school essay competition I participated in last fall. It was titled: If you could choose to go back in time and witness any historic event, which event would it be and why? Thinking of the agony of Sept....
  • In Alger Hiss case, William L. Marbury was a lawyer's lawyer

    I was amazed to read in Frederick N. Rasmussen's "Alger Hiss' trial still stirs readers" (June 26) the opinion expressed by Timmerman Daughtery that Hiss made a major blunder in hiring William L. Marbury as his counsel. As Ms. Daughtery put it, "if he'...
  • Remembering Rosie the Riveter

    Remembering Rosie the Riveter
    Wilma Ferrebee was still in high school in 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the nation on the heels of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. "I can still hear his voice saying we're at war," said the 65-year resident of Laurel, who...
  • Dr. Edward Barczak, obstetrician-gynecologist, dies

    Dr. Edward Barczak, obstetrician-gynecologist, dies
    Dr. Edward Michael Barczak, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies during his 40-year career, died Tuesday of cancer at his Timonium home. He was 85. The son of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker and a...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • Clara W. Armour, switchboard operator, dies

    Clara W. Armour, switchboard operator, dies
    Clara W. Armour, a retired switchboard operator and world traveler, died July 18 at Sinai Hospital from complications of a fall. The Windsor Mill resident was 93. The daughter of a farmer and a homemaker, Clara Wall was born in rural Rockingham, N.C.,...