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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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....
  • George Platt, theatrical producer

    George Platt, theatrical producer
    George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills. Born in Baltimore, he...
  • Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson

    Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson
    Baltimore County police said Tuesday they were searching for a man whose elderly grandparents were found dead this week in the Pikesville home that the three shared. Vaughn George Pepper, 87 and Marjorie Marie Pepper, 85, were discovered in their home...
  • Wings of Freedom again touching down in Westminster

    Wings of Freedom again touching down in Westminster
    The Wings of Freedom tour — a display and exhibit of vintage World War II bomber and fighter aircraft — is scheduled to make its annual visit to Carroll County from Friday through Monday, Oct. 12-15, at the Carroll County Regional Airport, 200...
  • Students' link to Pickersgill residents is written across generations

    Students' link to Pickersgill residents is written across generations
    Kim Kern, a senior at Loch Raven High School and member of the school's English Honor Society, braced herself for the worse when she was told of the assignment to interview residents at Towson's Pickersgill Retirement Community and write their life...
  • Wendell W. Wichmann, decorated career Army officer

    Wendell W. Wichmann, decorated career Army officer
    Col. Wendell W. Wichmann, a highly decorated career Army officer who fought in three wars, died May 22 of renal failure at Lorien Mays Chapel Health Center in Timonium. He was 96. Wendell Willard Wichmann, the son of farmers, was born and raised in...
  • 'The Graw,' what it was and could still be 100 years later

    'The Graw,' what it was and could still be 100 years later
    With the fifth annual Graw Days celebration coming up in Havre de Grace Saturday, Oct. 13, it's also important to remember this past Aug. 24 just marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Havre de Grace Racetrack, the reason for the celebration....
  • Paul P. Snead, electronics repairman

    Paul P. Snead, a World War II Navy veteran and self-employed electronics repairman, died of kidney failure May 27 at the Dove House hospice in Westminster. The Mount Airy resident was 86. Mr. Snead was born in Pikesville, the son of a homemaker and a...
  • Havre de Grace: It's first Friday time again

    It's June, dear readers! Tonight (June 1) is First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace from 5 to 9 p.m. with shopping bargains, live music, entertainment and fun. Guided historic walking tours of Havre de Grace are available ($12 ticket) on First Fridays...
  • Lois R. Pyle, social services secretary

    Lois R. Pyle, social services secretary
    Lois Roena Pyle, a retired secretary for Baltimore City's social services office who later worked for Baltimore County, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 3 at the Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, Pa. The former Rodgers Forge resident...
  • Preventive wars are tricky to judge in retrospect

    As David Swanson points out in his recent article, the War of 1812 was indeed senseless, born of wanton stupidity ("America's first war of choice: 1812). It served no useful purpose, local battle glories notwithstanding. Not all wars are like that,...
  • Edgewater Marine killed in Afghanistan

    A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday. Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Chase was assigned to the 5th Air Naval...