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  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm enough to melt the wax, so his numbers would stick. In between, he wrote poems on the backs of the tally sheets. He remembers when he showed up for work one day just as a co-worker's foot was being amputated; it was caught in the machinery and it was the only way to free him. Weaver thought, I gotta get a safer job. He did, relatively speaking, and worked the next 14 years on the packing floor and, later, in the warehouse of Proctor & Gamble's factory in Locust Point.
  • The American obsession with smuggling, from the Boston Tea Party through today's drug trade

    "No taxation without representation"-that's understood to be a patriotic rallying cry of the people who became the founders of the United States of America. Early Americans, so the story goes, protested taxes by the British as part of defending their...

    Boyertown's Develin at home with Patriots in Super Bowl

    Boyertown's Develin at home with Patriots in Super Bowl
    The NFL is filled with seminal snapshots that tell stories that words, by themselves, could never do. There was Chuck Bednarik's celebration over an unconscious Frank Gifford; Dwight Clark's leaping grab of a Joe Montana pass in the back of the end...

    Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...

    Former college president Robert H. Chambers dies

    When McDaniel professor Ethan Seidel was recruited to help find the replacement for the college's president in 1984, he said the process was long and difficult until he met Robert H. Chambers III. "The search had been long and we had seen a couple of...