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  • Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

    Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio aviation museum

    (Reuters) - The bike mechanic who designed and built the lightweight aluminum engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft was honored this week with a bronze bust at an aviation museum in Ohio. Charles E. Taylor, a mechanic at the...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • Arthur's core may cross North Carolina's Outer Banks at Category 2 strength

    RALEIGH, N.C. The core of Hurricane Arthur is expected to cross over North Carolina's coast and Outer Banks on Thursday night as a strong Category 2 storm, with wind speeds up to 100 mph. Arthur's expected path has shifted westward and forecasters have...
  • How much is a little magic worth?

    How much is a little magic worth?
    YORK — Gordy Price has always sensed that the book was valuable. Now the York County man wants to find out just how valuable. It's a first edition of a 1909 aviation manual – a bit worn, but in very good condition considering that it's...
  • Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter

    Robert V. Rood, champion powerlifter
    Robert V. Rood, a retired longshoreman and world champion powerlifter, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Pasadena home. He was 73. Robert Vincent Rood was born in Berwick, Pa., and moved with his family to a home on East Hill Street in South Baltimore...
  • Joan A. Spurrier, legal secretary

    Joan A. Spurrier, legal secretary
    Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80. Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
  • Suspect in 2011 Steger slaying hangs self in N.C. jail

    Suspect in 2011 Steger slaying hangs self in N.C. jail
    A former south suburban man charged in the 2011 killing of a Steger woman hanged himself in his North Carolina jail cell Sunday, the second anniversary of the alleged murder. Enrico Mascaro, 21, was charged with killing his friend, 18-year-old honor...
  • Declaring Wright Brothers Not First Doesn't Really Fly

    This was not the year for nonsense at the Capitol. Nevertheless, this session included a bill calling for a day to honor "the first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead. The debate over whether the German immigrant was first to fly a powered aircraft is...
  • Home decor: Use what you have and buy few accent piece for new 2013 look, advises Haynes expert

    Home decor: Use what you have and buy few accent piece for new 2013 look, advises Haynes expert
    If you’d like to start the New Year by transforming your home’s interior look, you don’t have to empty your wallet.  “Rethinking how to use what you already have, perhaps incorporating just a few new pieces or elements, can...
  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum comes to Harford

    The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has been taking the Glenn L. Martin Company rocket age history on the road to Harford County. Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the museum is offering its outreach STEM education program "From Sand...