The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.
JET magazine, the pocket-sized source of news about blacks since 1951, has bowed to the ages and gone digital with a new app. But its debut digital issue this month makes clear that JET is no longer the magazine for anyone who claims to be at least middle-aged.
In times of emergency, the U.S. government and the American people respond vigorously and generously. But food aid is not only about such short-term responses. Long term development work can help prevent or lessen the impact of these emergencies.
Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from the Germans.
David Scheffenacker has quite a rare book collection in his house in north Roland Park, and he sometimes shares it with schools and book clubs, as he will next month in Howard County. The collection focuses on history and the great explorers like Lewis and Clark.
Column extols some noted celebrities from Laurel and their current careers. The Laurel Trap-Neuter-Return program, a community solution for community feral cats, needs assistance from neighbors in finding unsterilized cat colonies.
Katherine E. Rafalko, who was a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91.
George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the Otterbein section of the Inner Harbor.
Endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided serious consideration of military spending, a major cause of our difficulties. Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57 percent of the discretionary budget, more than those of all other departments and agencies combined. The U.S. military has twice the budget as the seven next nations combined. We could have an effective military at a far lower cost. Why are expenditures so high?
Members of the Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution – from left, Emily Andrews, Dotty Meyer, Barbara Adams and Ginny Carlin – accept a proclamation from Harford County Executive
Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including Baltimore, where the scheme unraveled last summer.
Tucked behind a ruined grain elevator at a pier along an industrial stretch of Baltimore's waterfront lies a still-gleaming white vessel that was once one of the nation's proudest maritime achievements — the only nuclear cargo and passenger ship ever built in the United States.