| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp.
The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps — so named because they continue to be valid...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The exercises were intended to open up the chest and diaphragm. Arms overhead, deep breaths in and out. Jaw loose, face loose. Next came voice exercises, the sopranos and altos, tenors and baritones going up and down the scales.
On a rare balmy day in...
| Jan 14, 2014
Wizards owner Leonsis explains arena roof leak
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis wasn't in attendance Saturday at Verizon Center for his team's fourth straight home loss, but he did address roof leaks that contributed to two delays totaling 57...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:52 AM
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Navy lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer James C. "Jimmy" Lewis as the recipient of the fourth annual Tewaaraton Legends Award.
"Jimmy Lewis is a natural selection for the fourth Tewaaraton...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century.
But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Some things just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly.
This summer, Francis Scott Key's original manuscript for "The Star-Spangled Banner" — America's national anthem — will be reunited for the first time with the flag that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business.
On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:13 AM
As owner of the Laurel production company Breasia Studios, Jamal Lee has worked with award-winning musicians, large corporations and major film studios. On Friday, he met with another notable client: President Barack Obama.
Lee was one of nine small...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Government employees and local businesses may not be the only ones affected by Tuesday's federal government shutdown. Students at some Harford County schools may lose the most fun part of their educational enrichment — field trips to Washington, D....