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  • Related story: 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex

    Related story: 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song┬áthat praised drinking and sex. Oh, say what?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa

    O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa
    Few political events in Iowa are more important to an aspiring Democratic presidential candidate than the Harkin Steak Fry. And this year's fundraiser — the 37th and final for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin — is drawing some of its biggest names...
  • Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels

    Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels
    The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon, the rain stopped, and suddenly three F/A-18 Hornets soared past in tight formation over the southeast edge of the Inner Harbor — the show was on...
  • Hampton's Olde Wythe celebrates past with new book

    Hampton's Olde Wythe celebrates past with new book
    HAMPTON — Not many months after the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association published its first history book in 2006, two of the authors met at dinner and started talking about writing a second. Yet even with the unveiling of that brand new volume...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • City's new slogan would honor national anthem

    City's new slogan would honor national anthem
    Oh, say can you see a new slogan for Baltimore City? Councilman James B. Kraft can. He petitioned his fellow City Council members to pass a resolution Monday declaring a new official motto for the city: "Baltimore — Birthplace of The Star-Spangled...
  • Patriotic feelings inspired by anthem

    The meaning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has really changed for the American people since its inception. It was an ode to our resilience against the British in the War of 1812. Over the 200 years, I'm sure it has taken on different meanings. Today it is...
  • Lyrics symbolize resilience, strength

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a symbol of America's resilience and strength. During the War of 1812, when Francis Scott Key watched the British ships open fire on Fort McHenry, he could see the American flag waving in the "rockets red glare." The...
  • Words remain as relevant today as in 1814

    The time is the evening of Sept. 13, 1814, during the War of 1812. The place is the American Fort McHenry on the Chesapeake Bay. The British naval fleet, anchored in the bay, in its attempt to capture the fort begins the attack, continuing the bombardment...