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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Nan L. Vickers, pediatric nurse

    Nan L. Vickers, pediatric nurse
    Nan L. Vickers, a retired registered pediatric nurse and avid reader, died Wednesdayof respiratory failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. She was 88. The daughter of a machinist and a homemaker, the former Nan Leimbach was born in Baltimore...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • Letter: Combat death of Lance Cpl. Eugene Mills III raises question about military's role overseas

    Your sad story about the passing of Lance Cpl. Eugene Mills III ("Hundreds attend service for fallen Laurel Marine) is important for many reasons. His young life, and his future, stopped tragically overseas. But what was he doing there? And what are...
  • City Hall challenges census numbers

    City Hall challenges census numbers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is challenging U.S. census numbers that show Baltimore is shrinking, arguing the city actually has 30,000 more residents than reported. If the city wins its challenge — in which it argues that...
  • 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,...