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  • Harry C. Rhodes

    Harry C. Rhodes
    Harry C. Rhodes, former Queen Anne's County schools superintendent who oversaw the peaceful integration of that county's schools and who played a pivotal role in the community college movement in the state, died Monday of heart failure at the University...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises

    World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises
    Thirty-one days, 64 games, 12 cities, 171 goals and one bizarre assault, with Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting an Italian opponent. This World Cup had it all. Brazil, the host country, proved to be better at party planning than at soccer (who would have...
  • Local volunteer historian receives national award

    Gloucester volunteer and historical committee member William Lawrence has been chosen to receive a national award of merit for leadership in history from the American Association for State and Local History. Lawrence was honored for his dedication to...
  • Biggest dam project in San Diego County history is complete

    Biggest dam project in San Diego County history is complete
    It now may not seem like it in these drought-stricken days, but history indicates that someday rain and snow will return to California in sufficient quantity. The state may again have enough water, maybe more than it needs in a given year. With that...
  • Mike Trout — already an all-time great?

    Mike Trout — already an all-time great?
    Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ted Williams……Mike Trout. He's 22 years old and those are the names being associated with him. The best of the best. After an All-Star game performance not seen since 1934, now is a good time to...
  • What the 9/11 museum could learn from two Latin American memorials

    What the 9/11 museum could learn from two Latin American memorials
    It is difficult to say at which point during my visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum I went from somber to irritated. Was it at the umpteenth piece of mangled wreckage? Or at one of the overwhelming displays, cluttered with everything from a man's watch to...
  • Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago

    Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago
    "Santa Fe" (Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95) Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year

    Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year
    There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. His No. 10 jersey is the most prevalent on any given night in...
  • Pennsylvania lawmaker portraits to include criminal history

    Pennsylvania lawmaker portraits to include criminal history
    (Reuters) - Visitors to the portrait gallery at the Pennsylvania state Capitol in Harrisburg will see more than simple images of the state's past lawmakers - new plaques unveiled on Tuesday include a listing of any well-known criminal history as well....