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  • Thanksgiving Day for running as well as eating

    The popularity of Thanksgiving Day running events was apparent on Williams Street in Bel Air Nov. 24. Runners in the 16th annual YMCA of Central Maryland Turkey Trot packed the starting line from curb to curb and 150 meters deep. A half-hour later,...
  • Home from war, still on a mission

    Home from war, still on a mission
    This holiday season, thousands of families are welcoming home children, siblings, spouses and parents from the Middle East. For family members and service members alike, this return marks a long-anticipated and joyful reunion. But for the soldiers,...
  • 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...
  • 150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam

    150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam
    — The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours. But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
  • Naval Academy ranked No. 1 public liberal arts college for second year

    Naval Academy ranked No. 1 public liberal arts college for second year
    The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis ranked as the top public liberal arts college in the country, pushing its traditional rival, the U.S. Military Academy, with which it shared the top honors last year, into the No. 2 spot, according to the annual U.S....
  • 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...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice': another oversold meltdown

     
    Did you hear that Dennis Rodman melted down on last night's Celebrity Apprentice? Major! Meltdown!At least according to all the ads on NBC, ads on the Web, Tweets from Annie Duke, etc. Then when it finally happened, it was weird......
  • Picture-perfect memories

    The photograph Julia Ruble keeps with her is the one she had made into a dog tag for her husband, Pfc. Jacob Ruble, to wear in Kuwait. It's a picture from their wedding day, Aug. 24. Julia wears a glittering tiara, white satin gloves and a spaghetti-...
  • To fool the eye of the enemy

    U.S. troops in Iraq are as hard to spot as science and art can make them. They have camouflage fatigues that blend into deserts, swamps and forests. The only place they stand out is in a city - and they might well have to fight in one this time. But...
  • Daddy's girl

    On the day Alyssa Kreinschroeder's father told her he was being deployed to the Persian Gulf, he said he could be gone for a year. A year is a long time for a girl of 11 to imagine being away from her father, so Alyssa asked him: Was there any chance he'd...
  • News of deaths intensifies families' torturous waits

    The Sun is following several families with loved ones in the armed forces. This is one in a series of occasional articles. Donna Bruce trembled as she climbed the stairs to tell her husband about the grisly Marine helicopter crash in Kuwait. The Bruces...
  • Near capital, troops setting up at airfield

    NEAR ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Edward Sinclair, touring what amounts to a small city he is building on a former military airfield here, hopped out of his Humvee and marched over to a truck parked near a battery of howitzer guns pointed skyward....