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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Werner Fornos

    Werner Fornos
    Werner H. Fornos, who fled post-World War II Germany as a teen and became an advocate for global population control after serving in the Maryland House of Delegates, died of diabetic complications Jan. 16 at his home in Basye, Va. The former...
  • Elvira 'Bette' Kennedy, businesswoman

    Elvira 'Bette' Kennedy, businesswoman
    Elvira Elizabeth "Bette" Kennedy, a World War II veteran who with her husband co-founded Dawn's Office Supply, died Friday of a heart attack at Emeritus of Towson on North Charles Street. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 89. The daughter of...
  • Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW

    Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW
    Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
  • Buildings and people of the past remembered

    How often, when we pass the fine municipal building in Aberdeen, do we think of what once stood there? If we can remember before 2000, there was a structure that held so much history within its walls. It was at the turn of the century that the City of...
  • Virginia B. Machovec, cashier

    Virginia B. Machovec, a retired city public school cafeteria cashier and longtime hospital volunteer, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 92. The daughter of a Cross Street Market worker and a homemaker, Virginia...
  • Fiscal crisis ahead is self inflicted [Commentary]

    Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing. And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
  • Raymond Thompson, foundry worker

    Raymond Thompson, foundry worker
    Raymond Ellis Thompson, a retired foundry worker active in the Oliver neighborhood, died of cancer Jan. 15 at his East Baltimore home. He was 91. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bond Street, he was the son of Edward Thompson, a laborer, and Emma...
  • Higher taxes better than higher debt

    Higher taxes better than higher debt
    American workers got an unpleasant surprise this month when they received their first paychecks of 2013. The typical full-time worker, who earns about $40,145 a year, found that his two-week paycheck was $30 lighter than his last check of 2012. The lost...
  • B&O had storied passenger service

    B&O had storied passenger service
    Joseph J. Snyder has more than a passing interest in railroading and especially the venerable Baltimore & Ohio, whose storied passenger service is the subject of his recently published book. The B&O invented the passenger train. On Jan. 7, 1830, a...