January 14, 2012
Nearly 40 years ago, a haunting photograph of a naked Vietnamese girl running in anguish after being severely burned in a napalm bomb attack on her village became an iconic image of the Vietnam War. But most who have seen the Pulitzer Prize-winning shot probably haven't heard the obscure song it inspired more than three decades later, says Hugo Keesing, a self-taught music historian. "The Girl in the Picture (Napalm Girl)," released by Yanah in 2004, is one of more than 300 famous and not-so-famous songs and spoken-word tracks about the war that are included in a 13-CD anthology assembled by Keesing, a Columbia resident.
December 9, 2011
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at the center. Free. •American Indian Experience. Second Mondays, 1 p.m. Call center to register. •Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week.
July 21, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Whiteacre Road , 9600 block, 4:31 a.m. July 19. Man observed in Verona Apartments Complex laundry room without authorization. Man arrested. Washington Boulevard , 9000 block, 8:51 p.m. July 18. Silver 2005 Nissan Altima stolen. McGaw Road , 8800 block, between 2 p.m. July 15 and 7 a.m. July 18. Entry gained to Wegman's construction site.