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Harford Magazine

The heroic exploits and mysterious journey of a champion Thoroughbred

Durbar II has been shocking people for more than a century. When the 3-year-old, French-bred, American-owned Thoroughbred won England¿s prestigious Epsom Derby in 1914, despite going off as a 20-1 long shot, the genteel world of English horse-racing was turned upside-down. When he made it out of war-torn Paris in the early days of World War I, at a time when many horses were being pressed into military service, he again bucked the odds. And today, when people hear that this famed Thoroughbred is buried in Bel Air, on the grounds of Harford Community College ¿ well, it¿s safe to say that¿s news to most Harford County residents.

The heroic exploits and mysterious journey of a champion Thoroughbred











Towson

Lutherville man travels to England where uncle died a hero in WWII

Murray Blum, and his 12-year-old son, Jordan Blum will travel to Cambridge England around Memorial Day to witness the dedication of the Cambridge American Cemetery visitors center, where an exhibit honors the heroic deeds of Merchant Marine Lt. Murray Blum, who died trying to save another solder's life in World War II.

Lutherville man travels to England where uncle died a hero in WWII







Obituaries

Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 91.

Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.





Anne Arundel

Andrew Scott Hoffman, 27, of Glen Burnie

Friends and family remembered Baltimore firefighter Andrew Scott Hoffman, 27, who died early Sunday as the victim in a suspected murder-suicide, as a hero dedicated to the fire department.






Business

Lutherville company makes Stan Lee cologne

JADS International's new Stan Lee Signature Cologne trades on the geek popularity of a comic-book-industry icon, whose creations span the good-evil continuum — from Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men to Loki, Magneto and Doctor Doom.

 Lutherville company makes Stan Lee cologne

Harbor of Grace DAR chapter learns about a hero

At the Saturday, Feb. 9 Harbor of Grace Chapter meeting, the membership was treated to a presentation by Dawn Fairchild, "Image of a Hero - Recreating George Washington's Revolutionary War Uniform." Fairchild discussed her construction of George Washington's uniform using authentic materials. Her husband, Bill Myers, attended the meeting modeling one of the uniforms.





Maryland

Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack

During the War of 1812, the upper Chesapeake Bay town of Havre de Grace came under attack and invasion by a fleet of British ships under the command of Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog who had been walking the decks of vessels since he was 9.

Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack














Opinion

Less than glorious: the War of 1812

The War of 1812 gave Americans a confirmed sense of national sovereignty and propelled Andrew Jackson into the presidency. It gave the Navy a motto: "Don't give up the ship." And it gave us our national anthem.

Less than glorious: the War of 1812



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