| Oct 15, 2011
Two things prompted me to write this particular column, sharing memories of the early 1960s. One was seeing Caroline Kennedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman" talking about her new book based on the interviews her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, gave...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
With almost every regulatory hurdle cleared, planners believe they are about two weeks away from sinking a 563-foot former Navy destroyer off the coast of Maryland to create the largest artificial reef on the Eastern Seaboard.
The Arthur W. Radford,...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:01 PM
One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history.
The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 12:14 PM
On February 3rd, 2010, Robert Gordon sold his home at 202 Severn River Road in Severna Park, Maryland to Kenneth and Jennifer Mangano for $1,350,000.
According to his practice's website, Kenneth is a specialist member of the American Association of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 PM
When Lt. Col. Henry Beatty looked out over the earthworks at Craney Island on the morning of June 22, 1813, the vision of imperial might that stretched before his eyes could hardly have been more daunting.
Tall-masted British warships filled the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
I've been thinking a lot about gun tubes over the past few weeks while completing the stories for my current series on the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads.
Though far smaller in size and armed with far fewer guns, the 15 American gunboats that attacked HMS...
| Jun 19, 2013
Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine.
Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:20 AM
Even after almost 70 years, Ray Micin-ski, of South Bend, wonders if he was shaking because he was cold or because he was scared.
It was the morning of April 16, 1944, and he was a 19-year-old gunner’s mate on the USS Gandy, a destroyer escort....
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In a bid to expand film and television production in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg along with the city’s film commissioner Katherine Oliver on Monday announced the opening of five new soundstages at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn Navy Yard....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Gabriel Kahane, best known as an indie singer-songwriter, was his own charismatic singer-songwriter Saturday night in the West Coast premiere of his affecting "Crane Palimpsest" at the Alex Theatre.
As he does in a club, he used a microphone and wore...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:08 AM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there.
Instead of promoting happy hours and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Sioux Falls: The funeral service for Eugene Adolph Otto, 86, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 214 Seventh Ave. S.W., in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Hyle Anderson...