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  • LBJ ring missing from archives

    LBJ ring missing from archives
    When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility. "There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
  • Naper Settlement building gets new identity

    Naper Settlement building gets new identity
    After four decades, the small white building on Naper Settlement's museum grounds has a new identity. What was long known as the Murray House has been transformed into the Hobson Law Office after researchers discovered new information about the...
  • Event to showcase Civil War-era embalming

    Modern funeral homes owe much of their history to the Civil War, when embalming emerged as a way to deliver fallen soldiers to their homes for burial. During a free presentation Thursday in Lake Forest, the audience will learn more about the practice...
  • Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too

    Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too
    He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other

    Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other
    As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot. "It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
  • Maj. Theodore Winthrop Of New Haven, 1st Ranking Officer To Be Killed In Civil War

    Maj. Theodore Winthrop Of New Haven, 1st Ranking Officer To Be Killed In Civil War
    In his first dispatch as a war correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, published in July 1861, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, a Yale man born in New Haven, wrote about his regiment's march from New York to Washington, D.C. Winthrop never got to see his...
  • Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]

    Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]
    Benjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the...
  • Local girl stirs up soup a president would love

     Local girl stirs up soup a president would love
    Illinois may have a budding celebrity chef — or politician — on its hands. Between the two careers, Tess Boghossian, a 12-year-old girl from Palatine and the state's winner in first lady Michelle Obama's annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...