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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...
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...
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...
Converse, Texas: Loren A. Weishaar, 76, died Feb. 12, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was a resident of Converse, Texas. He was born March 4, 1936, in Leola to Arthur and Ramona Ruede Weishaar. Loren was president of the senior class at...
This spring, China's navy accepted the Pentagon's invitation to participate in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific — RIMPAC — naval exercise to be held off Hawaii. This will be the first time China takes part in the biennial event. Our allies should...
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...
The following items were taken from police reports: La Grange Noise disturbance A woman reported being woken up by sidewalk cleaning and street sweeping May 3 in the 70 block of East Harris Street. Theft A theft valued at more than $500 was...
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...
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStuart Witt, a former test pilot who runs the airport in this weathered desert town, was working at his desk when he heard the explosion. "I turned and looked out the window," said Witt, 54. "There was a trace of dust in the air over by the east-side...
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