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  • Obama discusses crises with donors, tours Fort McHenry

    Obama discusses crises with donors, tours Fort McHenry
    President Barack Obama laid out a sobering view of the international crises that have beset his administration this year — and tried to make the case for returning Democrats to the Senate majority — at a small gathering of political donors...
  • Former foes U.S. and Britain join in celebrating 'Banner' anniversary

    BALTIMORE Md. (Reuters) - As Americans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their national anthem this weekend, an unusual guest will be on hand for the party: A warship from the same navy whose bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the "Star-Spangled...
  • Big 12, SEC on collision course this regular season

    It's as close to a Big 12-SEC challenge as we're going to get. Two matchups Saturday on Big 12 turf Tennessee at Oklahoma and Arkansas at Texas Tech. One already in the books with Alabama's victory over West Virginia, and next week's Auburn at Kansas...
  • Middletown Marks Bicentennial Of Decisive War Of 1812 Victory

    Middletown Marks Bicentennial Of Decisive War Of 1812 Victory
    MIDDLETOWN — In his portrait by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Macdonough looks the part of the dashing naval commander in a trim blue uniform with gold epaulets and a head of raffish blond curls. Theodore Roosevelt once called the handsome hero of the...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...
  • 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'

    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...