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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]

    Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]
    The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ("Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's...
  • Connecting With The Connecticut River In Cromwell

    In the early part of the 20th century, commerce started to turn away from the Connecticut River and focused on the ribbons of roads and highways that started to crisscross the state. Many towns and cities along the river followed suit and turned their...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • John Williams will conduct a new version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year. In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
  • World Cup showcases national anthems

     World Cup showcases national anthems
    Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4th of July fireworks

     Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> of July fireworks
    For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4. "When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
  • Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park

    Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park
    Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial. Baltimore County...