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  • O, say can you still see? [Editorial]

    O, say can you still see? [Editorial]
    Whether "Baltimore — Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" is destined to become the city's official motto, as the City Council recently endorsed, is less important than a troubling bit of information that arose during the council's debate over...
  • The ship that bombed Baltimore [Letter]

    Canada may have given Baltimore a bi-centennial gift the other day when its prime minister announced the discovery of one of two Arctic exploration ships that were lost in the late 1840s. The two vessels, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were Royal Navy...
  • Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting

    Future use of Catonsville site to be discussed at community meeting
    The future of an 11.01-acre wooded parcel of land at the end of Maple Avenue in Catonsville, the site of a historic mill that dates back to 1850, will move a step closer to being determined next week at a community meeting. The meeting will be held in...
  • Commemorations mark Battle of Baltimore and 9/11 attacks

    Commemorations mark Battle of Baltimore and 9/11 attacks
    Amid celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," leaders in Maryland have hammered home a point: If it weren't for Baltimore, American history might well have turned out very differently. "For many Americans, the War of...
  • The legacy of the Battle of Baltimore [Commentary]

    Two-hundred years ago, a Maryland-born lawyer watched as British forces bombarded Fort McHenry at the Battle of Baltimore. At dawn, against all odds, the massive star-spangled banner flew over the fort, signaling America's triumphant defense of Baltimore....
  • Maryland, Baltimore expect millions from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Maryland, Baltimore expect millions from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    The Baltimore Running Festival consistently generates about $40 million in economic impact each year, according to official estimates, and at its peak, the Grand Prix of Baltimore pumped $47 million into area hotels, restaurants and stores. Organizers...
  • Buy some cupcakes and help out the cat club [Clarksville]

    Buy some cupcakes and help out the cat club [Clarksville]
     The Howard County Cat Club invites you to stop by its craft and bake sale at Giant in River Hill on Sept. 20, 2-6 p.m. The gourmet Cupcake of the Month is a yummy-looking Caramel Apple Spice. There will be plenty of other delicious homebaked goodies to...
  • A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]

    A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Billie Holiday's name. The Sun regrets the error.  I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil,...
  • A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]

    A great weekend — if you were in the right place [Letter]
    Sunday was a beautiful day for enjoying the Star-Spangled Spectacular anniversary of our national anthem and the great battle waged against the British at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). Tall ships,...
  • Preserve War of 1812 historic sites [Letter]

    While Maryland is going to great lengths to commemorate the Fort McHenry battle from the War of 1812, little effort has gone into acknowledging several Savage residents: Commodore Joshua Barney in the Battle of Bladensburg or his son-in-law, Nathanial F....
  • 'Goodell mishandled this situation from start to finish'

    'Goodell mishandled this situation from start to finish'
    This should have been a totally tall week for Baltimore — tall ships and Blue Angels for War of 1812 commemorations; the Orioles, ever closer to a division title, back home to play the Yankees; Derek Jeter bidding farewell to Camden Yards; the...
  • Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows

    Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows
    The tall ships — old showboats that they are — danced into Baltimore looking regal and festooned, the stateliest of guests at an affair expected to bring President Barack Obama to Baltimore. "It's a ballet, with a couple hard-rock pieces...