Miscellaneous

BY Marc Shapiro
September 3, 2014

Faith leaders from various religions and denominations wrote President Barack Obama a one-sentence letter about potential executive action on children and families who have fled to the United States from Central America. “While we celebrate the potential of executive action to alleviate the suffering caused by our nation’s broken immigration system — particularly in light CONTINUE »

September 3, 2014

Baltimore and Maryland will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the birth of the national anthem with dozens of events, many of them free, from Sept. 10 to 16. The week-long event features tall ships and Navy ships in the harbor, Blue Angels flight demonstrations and festival villages set up at CONTINUE »

September 3, 2014

Deep resentment of Britain’s attempts to control and interfere with American international trade was a major impetus for the U.S. Congress to declare war on Great Britain in June 1812. After defeating Napolean in April 1814, Britain turned its full military force on battle with the United States, invading by land and by sea. Americans CONTINUE »

August 20, 2014

Those who have had to cope with the death of a loved one know that stress sometimes can be twofold when family members find out a funeral’s cost. The average price for a direct burial in the Baltimore area is just under $1,800. This is how some of the Baltimore/Washington-area funeral homes compare:  CONTINUE »

Dairy
August 7, 2014

14 graham crackers, divided 1⁄4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1⁄2 packages (4 ounces each) semi-sweet chocolate* 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, not defrosted 1 3⁄4 quarts of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, softened* 10 ounces miniature marshmallows, divided 2 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush 8 1⁄2 crackers to form CONTINUE »