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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives

    Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives
    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ticketmaster fees are a necessary evil

    It's safe to say that Ticketmaster doesn't have many fans. The service, which handles ticket sales for venues large and small across the nation, charges fees on its transactions that seem to bear little relationship to either the cost of the tickets or...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails, the Belgian Harrier at the Oregon Grille

    Great Baltimore cocktails, the Belgian Harrier at the Oregon Grille
    Erik Brown, the wine and beverage director at the Oregon Grille, wants you to forget any preconceived notions you may have when you set foot into his bar. Forget the Hunt Valley restaurant's fine dining reputation; the scenic, horse country setting; the...
  • Samuel L. 'Sandy' Frank

    Samuel L. 'Sandy' Frank
    Samuel L. "Sandy" Frank, a retired Baltimore clothing manufacturer executive and World War II veteran, died Feb. 28 from cancer at his Roland Park Place home. The former longtime Mount Washington resident was 92. The son of Henry Frank, who headed A....
  • Tie on your sneakers for Rockburn Elementary's PTA [Elkridge]

    There's still time to pick up your rack packets and participate in the Rocky on the Run—5k Run/Walk, on Saturday, March 23, to benefit the Rockburn Elementary School PTA. Proceeds from this event will support student-focused school programs....
  • 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...