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New Baltimore slogan nods to city's star-spangled history
New Baltimore slogan nods to city's star-spangled history

The city may have finally created a slogan that can't be mocked. For years, verbal vandals lampooned well-meaning Baltimore slogans — scoffers turned "Charm City" into "Harm City" and "The City That Reads" into "The City That Breeds," or the more macabre, "The City That Bleeds." Then the ubiquitous "Believe" became "Behave." But the latest slogan — "Baltimore: Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner" — may be so straightforward and dry as to be tamper-proof. "It's a lot better than the others," said John Waters, the cult film director and Baltimore observer, in a phone...

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