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  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Federal prosecutors consider new charges against alleged document thieves

    Federal prosecutors said in court Friday that they're contemplating additional charges against two New York men accused in multistate thefts of historic documents uncovered this month when police said the pair targeted a Maryland museum. The revelation...
  • Detention hearing delayed for alleged document thief

    A detention hearing for Barry H. Landau, one of two men charged with stealing dozens of valuable historic documents from archives and museums in New York and Maryland, was postponed Monday so federal investigators can search his Manhattan apartment a...
  • Judge rules that indicted document collector can go home pending trial

    A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years. The...
  • Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted

    Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted
    The drunk-with-debt metaphors, like our debt itself, don't appear to be going away any time soon. We spend like drunken sailors. The debt-deal is like curing a drunk with vodka. And from columnist Jonah Goldberg this week: "The tea party is like the...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • They'll always have Paris

    They'll always have Paris
    "Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95 In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
  • State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

    State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration
    It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the...
  • Franklin County History

    Founded: 1785 History:   Franklin County was founded in 1785 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. Since the 1980s, much of the residential growth has been around Smith Mountain lake, attracting many commuters and many retirees. Franklin County is...
  • Corkboard: National Duck Out for a Drink Day

    Since the earliest days of our foundation, our forefathers and their forefathers have celebrated something resembling National Duck Out of Work for a Drink Day. It's always day of camarederie, merriment, and spending 15 minutes away from what, even...
  • Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus

    Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus
    Breaking from the tradition of beginning the school year with the city's Blue Ribbon recipients and highest performers, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso personally welcomed back students and staff who will take part in radical transformations at...