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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed

    Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed
    The state Board of Public Works delayed action Wednesday on a $205 million contract under which a Canadian-based company would replace CSX Transportation as the operator of the MARC Camden and Brunswick rail commuter lines. The item was withdrawn from...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley talks taxes but not 2016 at convention

    O'Malley talks taxes but not 2016 at convention
    CHARLOTTE -- Despite widespread speculation about his own national political ambitions, Gov. Martin O'Malley continued to deflect questions about 2016 as he dashed through a packed schedule at the Democratic National Convention ahead of his prime time...
  • Columbia Orchestra kicks off season with Bernstein and Beethoven

    Columbia Orchestra kicks off season with Bernstein and Beethoven
    You don't have to venture farther into the alphabet than the letter "B" to discover the bulk of the Columbia Orchestra's 35th season-opening concert on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Symphonic giants from...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club....
  • Charles F. 'Blackie' Blockston Jr., merchant mariner

    Charles F. 'Blackie' Blockston Jr., merchant mariner
    Charles F. "Blackie" Blockston Jr., a merchant mariner who during World War II survived the U-boat sinking of the freighter Carlton and spent three weeks drifting 600 miles in a lifeboat before being rescued, died Aug. 28 of multiple-organ failure at...
  • Edna Goldberg, Sun reporter

    Edna Goldberg, Sun reporter
    Edna Goldberg, who was the mainstay of The Baltimore Sun's Harford County bureau for nearly two decades, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Courtland Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northwest Baltimore. The Bel Air resident was 91. "Edna...
  • Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative

    Holocaust tapestries at AVAM help explore the nature of narrative
    Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees. Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
  • Adrian W. Rich, businessman

    Adrian W. Rich, businessman
    Adrian W. Rich, a retired Baltimore businessman and volunteer, died Aug. 29 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. The longtime Lutherville resident was 98. Adrian Warwick Rich was born in Graham, Va., which is now Bluefield, Va. He was a 1932 graduate...