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Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19. He was one of the giants of his era. I knew him well. I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
Are we rushing headlong into new technology with breakneck speed at our own peril? I ask this because I often think we are. It could be I’m just becoming the curmudgeon I thought my dad was. Now I wonder if I’m just becoming that worst of...
From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Dan Brown, when it comes to driving narrative, it's hard to beat a good heroic quest. Whether it's the Holy Grail, the one ring, the ark of the covenant or Moby-Dick, draw up a map, create a barely attainable, possibly...
Jack Pariser has something he's eager to share. Giddy, he steps to the kitchen table and brings back a stack of photos, the top few of which show a gray-haired woman posing with his daughter and others. "The last surviving lady who saved us!" he...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Poetry, Breads, Human Interest, Germany
I'm a 37-year-old single father with a 14-year-old son. I've raised him on my own basically since birth, with help from some good friends and nearby family. Overall he's a good kid: gets decent grades, rarely gets in trouble. Our relationship isn't...
The little girl is only 8, and so she does not yet read newspapers or watch or listen to the local news. But she knew of the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton — some of the older kids she knows had been talking about it. So last Sunday, some...
Feinstein’s proposed gun bill should not be passed To the editor: This is in response to Michael Delaney’s letter to the editor on Feb. 2. I looked up the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938 and I suggest everyone else do so, too. It basically did the...
Tags: Firearms, Politics, Washington, DC, Elections, Government
The stunt involving a fire-spitting stilt walker that went awry at last week's dress rehearsal for Lyric Opera's new production of "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" threatened to steal the thunder from the show itself. That it did not was a tribute to...
Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
It takes little effort to find severe problems with the character of Richard Wagner, the man who was born two centuries ago and, as he was the first to acknowledge, became one of history's greatest composers. It's much harder to dismiss his music, which...
Daily American CorrespondentThe Windber Area High School Drama Club is presenting “The Sound of Music” on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. According to director Julie Abel, the play “is about a postulant that...
Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms. At a hearing before a...
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