George W. Hilton, a retired college professor who specialized in transportation economics whose definitive books on railroads and shipping also included the seminal history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, died Aug. 4 at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was 89.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Tribune is just the latest multimedia news company to split up its broadcasting and publishing assets, joining Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and E.W. Scripps, which completed such a spinoff just last week. Such separation is gaining momentum as traditional media seek to adapt to the fast-evolving digital landscape.
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive whose passion for military history led him to write four books on the subject, died June 27 of complications from a rare blood disorder. The Chestertown resident was 71.
Hopkins residents have been editing the Harriet Lane Handbook for six decades, but now the pearls of wisdom are professionally published and distributed so widely that they've been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Carl Powell, who owns The Magnificent Body on Sandy Spring Road in Laurel, collected personal stories from those he met around the globe and last fall began to put those anecdotes down on paper. That resulted in his first book, "21 Steps to Magnificent Lilving," which he self-published in April.