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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • There's still hope at Sparrows Point

    There's still hope at Sparrows Point
    The prospects for steelmaking at Sparrows Point look bleaker than ever. The mill was auctioned off last week for a paltry $72 million as part of owner RG Steel’s bankruptcy two a joint venture of two companies that do not make steel. Instead, the...
  • Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, homemaker

    Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, homemaker
    Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, a homemaker who had been a singer during the 1930s, died Sept. 17 at Sinai Hospital from complications resulting from a fall in her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 91. The daughter of a haberdasher and a Boy Scouts...
  • With Paul Ryan, Romney bets on the wrong vision for America

    With Paul Ryan, Romney bets on the wrong vision for America
    Mitt Romney said he wanted to select a vice presidential candidate who had a vision for America, and that he did. In fact, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan likely beats out his prospective boss in the vision department, having provided the most concrete and...
  • Letter: Yolanda Adams Gospel concert sells out

    Gospel music lovers missed their chances to purchase tickets for this year's "Afternoon of Musical Praise" featuring Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams, slated for Aug. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Post Theater. The concert sold out almost two weeks...
  • Robert Waring McNitt

    Robert Waring McNitt
    Rear Adm. Robert Waring McNitt, a naval officer whose career spanned two wars and who, after retiring from the Navy, was dean of admissions at the Naval Academy for more than a decade, died Sunday of heart failure at the Ginger Cove retirement community...
  • American Legions, VFWs happy they'll get gaming machines

    American Legions, VFWs happy they'll get gaming machines
    A lot of things came out of the second special legislative session of the year. Prince George's Countycould possibly have a casino of its own, if approved by voters in the November election, table games will soon join slot machines in casinos across...
  • After 10 years, White Hall book club stronger than ever

    After 10 years, White Hall book club stronger than ever
    After Anne Bishop's husband, Bob, died in April 2002, she told a friend that she was thinking of joining a book club so she'd have something to occupy her time. That friend and neighbor, Pam Dudek, suggested they form their own book group instead. She...
  • Mildred J. Hailey, homemaker

    Mildred J. Hailey, homemaker
    Mildred J. Hailey, a homemaker and volunteer, died Monday of heart failure at Vasona Creek Rehabilitation Center in San Jose, Calif. The former Linthicum Heights resident was 87. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Mildred Jones was...
  • Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator

    Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator
    Eugene H. "Gene" Shaffer Sr., a World War II veteran, Boy Scout leader and retired crane operator, died Friday of leukemia at his home in Millsboro, Del. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 85. Born in Baltimore in a neighborhood near Edmondson...
  • Graduation parties, concerts, triathlon in Perryville

    Congratulations to my niece and god-daughter, Kelsey Glatts, on her graduation from Sun Valley High School. Kelsey was also senior class secretary. She was a member of the honor society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She received the following...
  • Civil War vets gather for Gettysburg 50th anniversary [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago Gettysburg redux From the social column: "Mr. Kenneth Barnes has accepted a position with the Gas and Electric Light Co. Baltimore. "Mrs. Marriott Shipley in some way slipped in going down her cellar stairway last Sunday morning,...
  • Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade

    Westminster band invited to play in Pearl Harbor parade
    The Westminster High School marching band has performed in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Gov. Martin O'Malley's inauguration parade. But the band has an opportunity that would trump those special appearances. It has been invited to...