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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot

    Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot
    Capt. Carl F. Keener, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot and World War II Navy veteran, died July 25 from complications of a lung infection at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Timonium resident was 87. Carl Franklin Kenner was born in...
  • Seafood, produce on tap this weekend in HdG

    Yawn, dear readers, Today, Aug. 10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column, and read on.....yawn. Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 67th anniversary of several...
  • Letter: Repaved street latest sign of progress in Arbutus

    On Sept. 13, the Arbutus Business and Professional Association celebrated the completion of the Leeds Avenue repaving project and the beginning of the East Drive repaving project with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, many elected officials and community...
  • Letter: Honor America's POW/MIA on Sept. 21

    The sheer number of Americans listed as missing in action — more than 73,000 in World War II, 7,900 in Korea, hundreds during the Cold War, nearly 2,000 in Vietnam, and even on today's modern battlefields — is difficult to grasp. Thus, it...
  • Radio Control Modelers can't get enough of piloting battery-run aircraft

    Radio Control Modelers can't get enough of piloting battery-run aircraft
    Like any good pilot, Jack Stites prepared his plane for takeoff by inspecting the wings and body and by moving the wing flaps to make sure there were no obstructions. Satisfied with its air-worthiness, he piloted the red-and-white plane as it took off...
  • Elliott Franklin Sears, engineer

    Elliott Franklin Sears, engineer
    Elliott Franklin Sears, a World War II veteran who later worked as an assistant chief engineer for the Navy Department in Washington, died Sept. 5 of heart failure at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. The longtime Woodmoor resident...
  • Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator

    Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator
    A liquidation firm won the bidding for Sparrows Point, offering $72 million for the Baltimore County steel mill — less than a tenth of what the complex sold for just four years earlier — and realizing the worst fears of its roughly 2,000...
  • What Michael Phelps can teach us about international relations

    What Michael Phelps can teach us about international relations
    Watching the Olympic Games, I find one phenomenon particularly striking. After an event, athletes who literally seconds before had been attempting to trounce one another in competition suddenly start hugging each other. An outsider might wonder about...
  • 50 years later, still trying to find themselves

    Conceived during World War II, we 690-plus, mainly blue-collar teenagers commenced in 1962. From Parkville High in Baltimore County, we leaped into careers, college, marriage and the military with an enthusiasm our parents, who tended to be housewives...
  • Don't blame Obama for the world's problems; blame yourself

    Not long ago, in the "Readers Respond" column, one of your readers said that President Barack Obama's "failure to prevail" in the recent debt ceiling fiasco "speaks to his failure in leadership." It clearly does not. The debt ceiling "crisis" is not new...
  • Just like his father, Mitt Romney doesn't know when to stop talking

    Just like his father, Mitt Romney doesn't know when to stop talking
    Every political candidate commits a gaffe from time to time. It becomes a major cause for concern when a pattern sets in that creates a negative image with voters. That's what is happening with Mitt Romney right now in the wake of his hapless remarks at a...
  • Spencer T. Kelly, hairstylist

    Spencer T. Kelly, hairstylist
    Spencer T. Kelly, a former hairstylist who owned and operated Spencer's Salon and was a combat veteran of World War II, died Aug. 8 from complications of dementia at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. He was 92. The son of farmers,...