| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Emma Leake Chenoweth was 61 years old when she became the founding regent of the Yorktown chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1922.
But after two years of urgent letters from the national headquarters of the DAR, her age and modest...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the history of American women whose contributions blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality. We look to the past to commemorate their stalwart determination to break down barriers in the face of...
| Jan 12, 2014
The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation.
Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
| Mar 21, 2014
America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial
cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84.
Ms. Pennewell was born to...
| Jan 17, 2014
Monday, Jan 20
MLK breakfast The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Program theme is "The Role of Women in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:39 PM
The 48th annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade scheduled for Saturday is a go as of Thursday afternoon, even with rain in the forecast.
The parade committee met Wednesday and decided not to cancel, President Ed Hanke wrote in an email.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92.
"The cause of death was failure to...