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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, “...
  • German Chancellor gets a beer shower

    German Chancellor gets a beer shower
    You’ve heard of a dumb waiter, but what about a really dumb waiter? German chancellor Angela Merkel met up with 'stummer diener' while partying with party members on Ash Wednesday last week. Just as she sat down and got ready to get busy with a...
  • 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...
  • Man Finds Image of Jesus on Tortilla

    Man Finds Image of Jesus on Tortilla
    ESPANOLA, New Mexico -- A miracle on a tortilla? That's what one New Mexico man claims! David Sandoval said he discovered an image of Jesus on a tortilla his mother baked for Ash Wednesday. He couldn't bring himself to eat the tortilla, so he posted a...
  • 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...
  • So, what's the deal with lent?

    So, what's the deal with lent?
    You've probably heard about it. It begins on Ash Wednesday the day after fat Tuesday and continues for 40 days ending on Easter Sunday. The religious significance has to do preparing the believer for Easter through prayer, penance, and self-denial so many...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Stay or go' policy puts Australian families on front lines of firefighting

    'Stay or go' policy puts Australian families on front lines of firefighting
    It was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges. John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-...
  • Photo gallery recalls "Ash Wednesday Storm"

     
    Nor'easters can do far more damage than merely burying Maryland in snow. On a Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7, 1962, one of the most intense coastal storms ever to strike Maryland - summer or winter - pounded the region with snow,......