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  • Ms. Edna is still 'comin' along' after 100 years [Fulton/Highland]

    Ms. Edna is still 'comin' along' after 100 years [Fulton/Highland]
    Stephanie Carpentier of Highland wanted to share with the community a very special birthday event that occurred in her family recently. Her mother, Edna Valentine-Staats, a native Virginian, celebrated her centennial birthday on June 21.
  • Policemen injured during demonstration to integrate Oella rink in 1964

    An article in the March 19, 1964 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on a demonstration that led to violence. Three police officers were injured in a demonstration by approximately one hundred integrationists at Vernon's Rolling...

    Dennis H.L. Sherman

    Dennis H.L. Sherman
    Dennis H.L. Sherman, a retired tailor who was also known as "The Tie Man," died Dec. 14 of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 87. "I first met him when I was in middle school. Back then I used to wear ascots, and he thought that was so cool,"...

    Osborne A. Payne

    Osborne A. Payne
    Osborne A. Payne, a former educator who became a trailblazing Baltimore businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. He was 87. "He was one of Baltimore's great unsung heroes,...

    Police deaths up 13 percent in 2011

    Police deaths up 13 percent in 2011
    The number of police officers killed in the line of duty in the U.S. jumped 13 percent this year -- 173 compared with 153 last year -- and for the first time in more than a decade more died from gunfire than by motor vehicle accident. These figures...