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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Baltimore VA Medical Center expands inward

    Baltimore VA Medical Center expands inward
    Landlocked in downtown Baltimore and unable to bear the weight of more floors, the Baltimore VA Medical Center has expanded inward. The seven-story building, which occupies a city block on Greene Street between Baltimore and Fayette streets, has enclosed...
  • Carl Leo Dietrich

    Carl Leo Dietrich, who had been chairman of the music department at what is now McDaniel College and later was a founder of the Columbia Orchestra, died May 24 of a fall at his Naples, Fla., home. The former Columbia resident was 85. "His influence of...
  • Harry E.G. Mueller, engineer

    Harry E.G. Mueller, engineer
    Harry E.G. Mueller, a retired design engineer and World War II veteran, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home. The former longtime Dundalk resident was 93. The son of a gymnastics teacher and a homemaker, Mr....
  • Viera de G. Williamson, volunteer

    Viera de G. Williamson, volunteer
    Viera de G. Williamson, a volunteer and longtime active member of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died Oct. 10 from complications of dementia at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living. She was 86. The daughter of Russian Count Alef de Ghize and Eleanor...
  • Obama can't win with fear alone

    Obama can't win with fear alone
    However you read the polls, the 2012 presidential election is turning into a nail-biter. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are just about tied among likely voters. The bump Mr. Romney got from the first debate seems to have been...
  • Cutting through the smoke

    Cutting through the smoke
    James R. Adams, a giant on Madison Avenue during the years immediately after World War II, once said that advertising is the "principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the Earth." Surely, the three weeks prior to an election give further...
  • Mildred Attman, paper company co-founder

    Mildred Attman, paper company co-founder
    Mildred Attman, who was a co-founder with her husband of the Acme Paper & Supply Co. and later became a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident was 88. The daughter of a successful businessman and...
  • The secret wars

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and the other leaders of Congress' intelligence committees this week issued a strong, bi-partisan statement of condemnation for recent leaks of classified information about America's clandestine operations abroad, including...
  • Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant

    Flora M. Rees, administrative assistant
    Flora M. Rees, former administrative assistant to the dean of what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sept. 25 of heart failure at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. She was 89. The daughter of a barber who owned Miller's...
  • 50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike

    50 years ago, Baltimore and other U.S. cities feared missile strike
    For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening. In an era when communism and the nuclear...
  • Modern pentathlon: Perfect sport for Suzanne Stettinius

    Modern pentathlon: Perfect sport for Suzanne Stettinius
    Like many Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps, Suzanne Stettinius is both training and fundraising in these final weeks before the Summer Games. She's made appeals via Facebook and her blog and, next week, will host a party at a Baltimore County...
  • Gordia Lanman, store manager

    Gordia Lanman, store manager
    Gordia Lanman, a retired department store manager who was honored for her volunteer work, died June 7 of complications from a stroke at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. The one-time Original Northwood and Towson resident was 98. Born Allie...