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  • VFW struggles through generation gap

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future. The service organization is...
  • Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs

    With President Obama in San Diego for a political fundraising event Thursday, a national veterans group called for him to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, mired in scandal over alleged lapses in medical care. "The president is here in...
  • Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before. He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq. But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...
  • Youth Scene: UPS rolling in tourney

    Through its first two games in Laguna Beach Little League postseason playoff action, UPS had its offense rolling in the AAA Division tournament. UPS opened the postseason Saturday and never looked back in overwhelming Lumberyard, 11-0. In a must-win...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    'Live-lining' rockfish Monday, May 19: Capt. Wayne Morgan will discuss "live-lining" for rockfish at the regular monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gunpowder VFW Post 10067,...
  • The Harbor Report: Hear the cannons? It's yacht season again

    By now, I am sure you have all heard the squealing sounds of the buffing wheels, as people clean and wax their boats for their yacht clubs' opening day. Opening day in the harbor started last weekend with the Lido Isle Yacht Club, American Legion...
  • VA says more veterans may use private medical services

    Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...
  • Myles R. McComas, businessman

    Myles R. McComas, businessman
    Myles R. McComas, a World War II veteran who was the founder and president of Carpet Land, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 94. The son of Ross McComas and Florence McComas, Myles Ross McComas was born and raised on...
  • Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive

    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive
    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, a retired CSX executive and a collector of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad memorabilia, died Monday of lymphoma at Howard County General Hospital. He was 87. Charles Norman Murphy was born in Baltimore into a B&O family. His father,...
  • Around Town: Let's think about our veterans

    Memorial Day is almost here and what a long strange ride 2014 has been. The Senate committee hearing testimony of Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, has concluded. Shinseki was called in after CNN investigated the 40 preventable deaths at...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...