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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house

    Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house
    In a few months, a historic house on a hill in Cape St. Claire will sport a new roof to go with its new paint job and the garden beside it, the latest moves to save a piece of the county's past. The goal is to bring back into use a vacant, dilapidated...
  • State expected to give MARC contract to Bombardier

    The O'Malley administration has chosen a Canadian company to operate two MARC commuter train lines, passing over a competitor whose critics have tied it to Nazi Germany and avoiding a potential fight with Holocaust survivors. The Maryland Department of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • China and Japan provoke a confrontation at sea

    China and Japan provoke a confrontation at sea
    China and Japan are making a mountain of a molehill in their territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku (in Japan) or the Diaoyu (in China). Whatever their name, they're basically just a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Letter: A little respect is in order for the president

    Editor: The coverage by The Aegis of the recent deaths of the brave Sheriff deputies has been moving and inspirational to our entire community. Sheriff Jesse Bane's remarks in today's Aegis certainly were thoughtful, encouraging, respectful, and worthy...
  • Two artists see the world differently at Bernice Kish Gallery

    Two artists see the world differently at Bernice Kish Gallery
    The current two-artist exhibit at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is a study in contrasts. Maxine Taylor's vigorously abstract paintings only incorporate the occasional representational reference, whereas Richard Paul Weiblinger's color...
  • Singapore educators visit Lindale Middle School

    Though 99 percent of Singapore's students pass national exams, a delegation of the city-state's educators recently traveled the globe to Anne Arundel County schools to learn innovative ways to help the other 1 percent succeed. Five educators from the...