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  • Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation

    Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation
    Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has...
  • Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
  • Fortunately For Me, Old Is The New Young

    There are now more people age 65 and over in the United States than ever before, and this group is increasing at a faster rate (10,000 per day) than the general population. The only state that showed a decline in the 65-and-older demographic was Rhode...
  • For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be

    For players, AFC championship the 'epitome' of where they want to be
    For the fans, Sunday's AFC title game between the Ravens and New England Patriots is just another step to the Super Bowl. But those who have played in a conference championship for Baltimore say that, psychologically, the game means much, much more....
  • Most rural Marylanders say, 'War? What war?'

    Most rural Marylanders say, 'War? What war?'
    Nobody asked me but . . . This news, via MarylandReporter.com, might come as a shock to members of the General Assembly who believe the O'Malley administration is waging a "war on rural Maryland": A poll by OpinionWorks finds that 62 percent of...
  • 3 teens killed in crash were recent high school grads

    3 teens killed in crash were recent high school grads
    The three recent high school graduates, in a Chrysler Sebring sedan, were coming home from a birthday party. The 55-year-old warehouse manager, driving a black BMW convertible, was returning from dinner and cards at a friend's house. Their vehicles...
  • No injuries or delays as private jet overshoots BWI runway

    A small Gulfstream private jet overshot a runway Monday night at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, causing no injuries to the two people aboard and no delays to commercial flights. Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for the Maryland...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high temperature around 62 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight with a low temperature around 41 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute....
  • Traffic: 2-vehicle crash on I-95 north near Caton Ave.

    Traffic: 2-vehicle crash on I-95 north near Caton Ave.
    As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on I-95 north near Caton Avenue, due to an accident involving two vehicles. Accidents were slowing traffic at Manor Road near Sweet Air Road in Phoenix, the outer loop of I-695 at I-795 in Baltimore County and...
  • John B. 'Jack' Owens, boat builder

    John B. 'Jack' Owens, boat builder
    John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in the family-owned Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later established a real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home. He was 96. Mr. Owens was born...
  • 1908 Illinois race riot was impetus behind founding of the NAACP

    When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908. The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...