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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Initiative for homeless and destitute needs volunteer help [Elkridge]

    If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, look no further than the volunteer opportunities at HOPE For All, a wonderful initiative that tends to the local homeless and less fortunate. Distribution Warehouse No. 146 — open every...
  • Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran

    Harry F. Hansen, highly decorated veteran
    Harry F. Hansen Sr., a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed in the initial wave of troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later became a Baltimore businessman, died on Memorial Day from complications of a stroke at Howard County General Hospital....
  • Havre de Grace increasingly a wedding destination [Havre de Grace]

    Today, dear readers, Is World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) but June is on the horizon. "Come on June" is the chant at schools and colleges to end the academic year. Congratulations to the Class of 2013. June brings graduates, June bugs and June brides....
  • Swastika painted on roadway in Lutherville

    A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday. "As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in...
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
  • Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor

    Howard H. Seliger, Hopkins biology professor
    Howard H. Seliger, a retired Johns Hopkins University biology professor who fulfilled a childhood fascination with fireflies by later investigating the science behind their light-making properties, died of coronary artery disease Dec. 20 at his Mount...
  • James C. Constable, businessman

    James C. Constable, businessman
    James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96. James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
  • Maryland lawn and garden supply distributor announces layoffs

    Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format. CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to...
  • March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team

    March: A Blue Ribbon School, a championship team
    A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building...
  • How long will the world wait while Syria's Assad slaughters his people?

    How long will the world wait while Syria's Assad slaughters his people?
    Human rights organizations believe that some 70,000 innocent civilians have been killed by the government in Syria's civil war and a million more have fled their country as refugees. Another million internally displaced people are wandering around...
  • Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene

    Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene
    Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was...