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  • Pages from the Past: Gun's blasts scared off chicken thieves in Catonsville in 1911

    An article in the Nov. 11, 1911, edition of The Argus reported an alert resident didn't hesitate to take aim at intruders threatening his chickens. Chicken thieves have been operating in the neighborhood of Catonsville this week. They visited the poultry...
  • Anne Healy, headmistress

    Anne Healy, headmistress
    Anne Healy, a visionary educator who as headmistress led the way in integrating Roland Park Country School and oversaw its transition into the computer age, died Wednesday afternoon of post-polio syndrome at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Guilford...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • Cardinal George: Doctors 'couldn't find any evidence of cancer'

    Cardinal George: Doctors 'couldn't find any evidence of cancer'
    Medical tests have shown that Chicago's Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, he said in a wide-ranging interview, though doctors have advised the Roman Catholic archbishop to skip two Christmas Day traditions dear to him. Because months...
  • Bill Murray scoffs at doubt

    Bill Murray scoffs at doubt
    For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
  • Shot Truck Rolls Through New Orleans Offering Free Vaccines

    Shot Truck Rolls Through New Orleans Offering Free Vaccines
    Most of us have seen food trucks stopped along busy streets, but have you heard about the shot truck? There's one making stops throughout New Orleans, vaccinating children for free. Vanessa Bolano takes us inside. “Alright, here we go, quick pinch....
  • Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell

    Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell
    Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
  • Open the windows again

    Open the windows again
    The polio vaccine was not my idea. Nor was the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church. The first idea protected my physical health. The second idea continues to protect and preserve my Catholic faith. At the time the council was convened by Pope...
  • Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration

    Henrietta Lacks honored in 15th annual Turners Station celebration
    Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday. Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her...
  • Phyllis Ruffcorn Larzelere

    Phyllis Ruffcorn Larzelere
    In Memory of Phyllis Ruffcorn Larzelere Phyllis Ruffcorn Larzelere passed onto her eternal life five years ago on September 14, 2007, at the age of 83, after a happy, active and spiritual life.  Phyllis was born on July 3, 1924 in eastern Montana to...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...