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  • Hickory Ridge village manager retiring after three decades

    Jane Parrish arrived in what was then one of Columbia's smaller villages, the Hickory Ridge of 1980, so early in its development that it didn't yet have its own community center. Its office was farther north on Cedar Lane in the village of Harper's Choice, within Swansfield's neighborhood center.
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...

    Highlights from the NAACP's history

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. In 1986, the NAACP moved its headquarters from New York City to Baltimore. Historic events 1909: Feb. 12, the National Association for...

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer
    Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...

    PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent

    PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent
    Donald L. Taffner Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S. Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...