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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Duct tape as home decor sticks with DIYers

    Duct tape as home decor sticks with DIYers
    When Sandy Finley needed gifts for colleagues recently, a store-bought picture frame simply wouldn't do. Instead, she whipped up a little something in pink and black, using a product originally made to keep ammunition cases dry during World War II. "I...
  • James F. Barlow, D-Day veteran

    James F. Barlow, D-Day veteran
    James F. Barlow, a retired masonry contractor who drove a weapon carrier at Omaha Beach during the World War II Allied invasion, died Sept. 1 at St. Agnes Medical Center after suffering a fractured hip at his Academy Heights home. He was 87. Mr. Barlow...
  • A letter from the president — or the auto-pen?

    A letter from the president — or the auto-pen?
    During the Republican National Convention in Tampa, a website called Gateway Pundit posted photographs of letters of condolence sent by President Barack Obama to the families of Navy SEALs killed in a horrendous combat crash last year as proof that an...
  • North Laurel/Savage: Civic Association invites you on a picnic

    The North Laurel Civic Association's annual picnic is right around the corner and it should be a fun time for all. They are happy to say that they have received some wonderful donations from the local businesses and residents. A special thanks to Joe...
  • The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13

    The Sun Remembers: Oct. 7-13
    Oct. 13, 1996: In the first contest between the Ravens and the team that deserted Baltimore nearly 13 years earlier, Indianapolis prevails, 26-21. Vinny Testaverde throws for three touchdowns for the Ravens, but quarterback Jim Harbaugh leads the Colts to...
  • 'Patches' Jarrett Lickle, children's TV personality

    'Patches' Jarrett Lickle, children's TV personality
    "Patches" Jarrett Lickle, a popular children's television personality who later performed at Cockeysville-area restaurants, died of cancer late Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Sparks resident was 87. Mr. Lickle played a guitar-playing...
  • Robert T. Brown, Veterans Administration executive

    Robert T. Brown, Veterans Administration executive
    Robert T. Brown, a retired Veterans Administration executive, died Aug. 25 at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson after suffering a fall earlier in the summer. He was 96. Born in Jamaica on Long Island, N.Y., he attended the St. Paul's School...
  • Wanted: Annapolis backyards for wildlife habitats

    Wanted: Annapolis backyards for wildlife habitats
    The sign proclaiming his little urban yard a "wildlife habitat" became more than a label the day Dirk Geratz found the nest of baby rabbits. He'd hoped for robins and butterflies as he checked off the ground cover, the bird baths and the berry bushes...
  • Harry Tsakalos, co-founder of H&S Bakery, dies

    Harry Tsakalos, co-founder of H&S Bakery, dies
    Harry Tsakalos, who put the "H" in H&S Bakery and helped build the company he co-founded into a baking empire that's the largest supplier of McDonald's buns, died Thursday at his Harbor East residence. Family members said he had had Alzheimer's disease...
  • Rosella M. Beeler, department store saleswoman

    Rosella M. Beeler, department store saleswoman
    Rosella M. Beeler, a retired department store worker and homemaker, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Manor Care Health Services in Ruxton. The Campus Hills resident was 91. Born Rosella Mary Fischer in Baltimore and raised on Kenwood Avenue in East Baltimore,...
  • As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season

    As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season
    During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
  • The Orioles -- and Baltimore -- reawaken

    The Orioles -- and Baltimore -- reawaken
    It thoroughly confounds the pundits that the Baltimore Orioles, separated by 15 years from their last winning season, and with a roster dominated by the young and unknown, would host the New York Yankees in a September series with first place on the line....