| Sep 8, 2013
BUCKS COUNTY, PA. — Oscar Hammerstein II was in a slump. After co-authoring some of Broadway's biggest musicals of the 1920s, including "Showboat'', his work flopped in the 1930s. The lyricist and his wife, Dorothy, began to search for a country...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:05 PM
When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The Don José Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, marked 60 years in the national society with a celebratory tea at state DAR headquarters in Glendora. Members of the local chapter prepared tea sandwiches and desserts to serve visitors,...
| Oct 7, 2013
When the British army woke up on the morning of Oct. 7, 1781, one of the most decisive moments in the Siege of Yorktown and the winning of American independence had already come and gone.
American and French troops digging under the cover of darkness...
| Oct 9, 2013
The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels.
But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...
| Oct 19, 2013
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
My son needed toadstools. In 20 minutes.
We had just been through a hot, dry spell, and I had no idea where I'd find them, but extra credit in honors biology was on the line, so I put on my Super Mom cape and leapt to the rescue.
I called Roger's...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Remembrance, Dedication days
Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Henry K. Daly, a retired Howard County businessman and World War II pilot, died Monday of heart failure at Annondale, his Woodbine home. He was 93.
The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad accountant and a homemaker, Henry Kenneth Daly was born in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Nearly four decades ago, Baltimore's fledgling shock trauma center saved the life of a 29-year-old prosecutor. The young lawyer returned months later to ask the medical staff how he could repay their effort.
"Run for office," center founder Dr. R...