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  • TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads

    TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads
    The descent of American presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant, argued the 19th century writer Henry Adams, was enough to raise doubts about the theory of evolution. Anyone looking to debunk Darwin today could find ample evidence in the...
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865 an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book

    Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book
    Hitler's secret plot to blow up trains, factories and bridges in the Northeast was dubbed Operation Pastorius, after the founder of Germantown. The local reference was appropriate. When two four-man teams of Nazi saboteurs traveled by submarine to...
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...
  • Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
  • Eric Scott returns to Coliseum, with a Roman legion

    Eric Scott returns to Coliseum, with a Roman legion
    Wearing a Los Angeles Romans baseball cap and dark blue jacket that has a giant L.A. logo stitched on the side near his heart, Eric Scott leans back in a chair blocking the entrance to his coaching office. Twenty-five players are gathered around in...
  • Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon

    Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon
    AVON — A two-person performance the explores the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and his top general during the Civil War will be on Dec. 13, the Avon Historical Society has announced. "Audience with President Abraham Lincoln and...
  • Christmas denied? Then reopen schools

    Christmas denied? Then reopen schools
    In reference to the recent decision by the Montgomery County Board of Education to take religious holidays off the school calendar ("Montgomery eliminates references to all religious holidays in school calendar," Nov. 12), it should be noted that in 1870,...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Thumbnail Look At Army

    Official name: United States Military Academy (Army) Location: West Point, N.Y. (6,763) Enrollment: 4,592 cadets Founded: 1802 Nickname: Black Knights Colors: Black and gold Famous Army athletes: 1945 Heisman Trophy winner Doc Blanchard, 1946...
  • Dr. Donald A. Morrison, orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Donald A. Morrison, orthopedic surgeon
    Dr. Donald A. Morrison, a retired orthopedic surgeon who had been a partner with Towson Orthopaedic Associates, died Oct. 6 of complications from dementia at Arden Courts of Towson. The longtime Lutherville resident was 82. The son of Allan A. Morrison,...