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In early April I was privileged to view a televised news story celebrating the arrival of the first cell phone 40 years ago. That antiquated gadget was a large, cumbersome piece of equipment — quite expensive and only affordable to a limited...
Two Annapolis sailors, Jeff Borland and Tim Williams, took advantage of favorable winds on their home Chesapeake Bay waters to take the lead in their classes Saturday at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta. Borland leads the nine-boat Etchells class...
Orville and Wilbur Wright, of Dayton, Ohio, had been working on their flying machine for some time, but without visible success. Finally, in December of 1903 they were able to get the plane off the ground for an extended distance at Kitty Hawk. They wrote...
Of all the columns I've written for this newspaper over the last couple of years, none has elicited a more heated response than the one published in January 2006 about the Great War of 2007. Indeed, it still gets quoted back at me more than a year and a...
Change of SubjectPsychologists have learned that we rank fatal events by roughly squaring the death toll per event. An automobile accident with one fatality is seen as one fatality. One hundred accidents with one fatality apiece are still seen as 100 deaths.......
TribLocal - Glenview ╗ NewsBurglaries A $165 global positioning system was stolen Nov. 22 from a vehicle in the 2200 block of Strawberry Lane. The resident confronted the burglar, …...
Gustave Whitehead was either the first person to fly a powered, heavier than air machine — besting the Wright brothers by more than two years — or a delusional dreamer whose bat-winged soapbox never slipped gravity's bond. Believers on...
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...
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary. Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
It started as the kind of delivery Pat Schoenberger, an Annapolis sea captain, had made many times: Pick up a client's motor sailboat, ferry it to Florida and return home in a few weeks' time. A brilliant morning sky beckoned as Schoenberger and Jim...
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Converse, Texas: Loren A. Weishaar, 76, died Feb. 12, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was a resident of Converse, Texas. áHe was born March 4, 1936, in Leola to Arthur and Ramona Ruede Weishaar. Loren was president of the senior class at...
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