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  • Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements

    Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements
    The plebes looked stunned. Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2015 ran the gantlet of induction Thursday, a process that by any definition appeared to be an ordeal. In...
  • Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry

    Russell & MacKenna Furniture: Maryland's cottage industry
    For a little over a century, starting with the end of the Revolutionary War, Maryland craftsmen were producing some of the finest home furnishings anywhere. Inlaid bellflower furniture, painted furniture, repousse silver, case clocks and other goods...
  • Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr.

    Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr.
    Brig. Gen. Raymond J. Winkel Jr., a retired career Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran who was chairman of the physics department at West Point for more than two decades, died Aug. 30 of cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in...
  • Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity

    Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity
    Katy McCabe spent six years in the Marines, including a 13-month tour in Iraq and two shorter stints in Afghanistan. So when she signed up for last year's Spartan Death Race, McCabe didn't think it would be more difficult than being in the military. "I...
  • Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
    When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out. His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
  • Bel Air's election ought to be bigger than it is for most folks

    Here's an attention-grabbing headline for you: It's election time in Bel Air! Seriously, folks, don't yawn or turn the page. This is big stuff. Of course, you wouldn't know it to judge from the few people who bother to vote in these elections, generally...
  • Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever

    Celebrity traveler: Suzi Cordish shares her valley fever
    Maryland Art Place chairwoman and fundraiser Suzi Cordish doesn't like to sit still for very long. Along with her husband, developer David Cordish, she travels to exotic settings around the world, wherever work and interests take the couple. They...
  • If you go: Visiting the Hudson River Valley

    Getting there Although trains travel to the region (Amtrak to New York, then Metro North to Peekskill), the best way to see the expansive Hudson Valley region is via car. From Baltimore, West Point is about 270 miles. The five-hour drive up Interstate...
  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work

    Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work
    Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...
  • Richie Meade on meaning of Memorial Day

    Richie Meade on meaning of Memorial Day
    As the former head coach at Navy for 17 years and an assistant coach at Army for three seasons, Richie Meade has an enduring respect for this country’s armed forces. So it perhaps was not a stretch to see the new Furman coach get choked up during...