| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Unmistakable topicality and human interest infuses “From Wharf Rats to Lord of the Docks” and “To Begin the World Over Again,” now playing in rep at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Writer-performer Ian Ruskin’s solo shows...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:25 PM
"Major Crimes" (TNT, Mondays). The sequel to the beloved "The Closer" begins its second season this week, with Mary McDonnell back as Capt. Sharon Raydor, the head of a fictional Los Angeles Police Department unit devoted to ... major crimes. The transfer...
| 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 5, 2013
| 6:58 AM
A trove of approximately 90,000 pieces of personal war correspondence dating from the American Revolution to the war in Afghanistan is set to open at Chapman University in Orange County in November, thanks to a donation from collector, historian and...
| 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...