| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century.
But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Readers of Jonathan Pitts' story about Francis Scott Key's manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" being the centerpiece of the Maryland's Star-Spangled Summer celebration of our state's role in the War of 1812 ("Anthem celebration to have rockets' red...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation.
A superior British force was poised to finish off the Americans at the Battle of Brooklyn —...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:38 AM
When soprano Renée Fleming takes to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she will sing to music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
But the accompaniment will be a recording, not a live...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88.
The daughter of William A. McLaren...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The runup to this year's celebration of the "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial took a leap forward Tuesday with the rollout of a pair of websites — one of which shows live video of Fort McHenry offering views similar to what Francis Scott Key would...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 PM
If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92.
"The cause of death was failure to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun.
The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The Pride of Baltimore II and a replica of the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be the focus of Maryland Day celebrations in Baltimore and Annapolis on March 25, according to the Maryland Historical Society.
First, the flag, hand-...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:28 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture has released an ambitious financial turnaround plan designed to resolve within 19 months long-standing problems with attendance and fundraising.
The fixes outlined in the 11-...