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Ash Wednesday

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  • Crime & Punishment: "Illegal immigrants are terrorists"

    Crime & Punishment: "Illegal immigrants are terrorists"
    “Illegal immigrants are terrorists,” shouted one of 30 or so counter-protestors to a rally in East Haven calling for unity in light of the police racial-profiling scandal. (Other heckles included, “Go home” and, of course, “...
  • March snow? It usually happens

    Any hopes for (or dread of) any significant snowfall rest on March weather known for its unpredictability. Baltimore hasn't seen significant snowfall in the first month of spring since 2009, when a storm blanketed the region with 7 inches. Here is the...
  • 50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away

    50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away
    On a snowy night 50 years ago, University of Maryland senior Janet Holland tuned in to the CBS Evening News not expecting to hear a report on her hometown of Ocean City. "Walter Cronkite basically indicated the city was washing away," she recalled. A...
  • Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett

    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett
    Clarence B. "Curly" Garrett, a retired Baltimore Sun news photographer whose career spanned nearly four decades, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Homewood at Plum Creek, a Hanover, Pa., retirement community. The former Ellicott...
  • Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time

     Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time
    Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
  • Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories

    Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories
    I received a piece of clarification on one of the photos used with yesterday's retrospective of the Ash Wednesday Storm that I found interesting. As one reader remembers it, the "motel" shown above was perhaps a forebear of the condominium towers that...
  • Watch Out! IHOP Free Pancake Day Tomorrow

     
    Prepare yourself. Tomorrow this could be you, your friend, or an annoying stranger eating breakfast at a nearby table. Shrove Tuesday - aka the day before Ash Wednesday, aka "Pancake Day" - isn't until next week but the friendly marketers at the...
  • "Ash Wednesday Storm" struck 49 years ago

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:One of the greatest nor’easters on record struck 49 years ago today. The “Ash Wednesday Storm,” as it came to be known, generated 70 mph winds that piled up 40-foot ocean waves. Ocean City sustained major...
  • Orthodox Lent starts today; spring cleaning, too

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Today is the first day of the Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. It’s also known as “Clean Monday,” a reference to the obligation among the faithful to cleanse themselves spiritually through fasting...
  • Bishop Noonan observes Ash Wednesday at noon mass today

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan will preside over an Ash Wednesday mass today, March 9, at 12:10 p.m., at  St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Noonan will participate in the distribution of ashes, which replicates an ancient ...
  • Why do so many people have smudges on their faces?

     
    If you're paying attention today, you may notice that quite a few of the people around you have what look to be smudges on their faces. It's not your imagination. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent for Catholics...