June 2, 2011
Artscape, Whartscape, Scapescape — there's been so many -scapes lately, it's hard to keep track. But it's almost impossible confuse any them with Starscape, the overnight electronic and dance music festival that's now in its 13th year. Celebrated annually at Fort Armistead Park, Starscape begins at 2 p.m. Saturday and ends at 6 a.m. Sunday. Major headliners of the genre will perform, among them, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Uncle Jesse and Daedelus. DJ Steve Aoki will also be there.
August 21, 2009
: Should the white man accused of beating a 76-year-old black man who was fishing at South Baltimore's Fort Armistead Park be charged with a hate crime? Yes 75% No 17% Not sure 8% (1,520 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Should Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the terminally ill man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and killing 270 people in 1988, have been released from prison to die in Libya? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
August 20, 2009
A white supremacist accused of beating a 76-year-old black fisherman goes by the nickname "Hitler" and has a tattoo of the Nazi leader on his stomach that also reads "He lives," according to police and court records. Court documents released Wednesday show that the victim, James Privott, suffered a fractured eye socket and lost two teeth in the South Baltimore attack, which suspect Calvin E. Lockner told police "wouldn't have happened if he was a white man." Lockner, who faces 19 criminal charges including attempted first-degree murder, was ordered held without bond as new details about his criminal past emerged.
August 20, 2009
Here's the scene on a hot Wednesday afternoon at the end of the wooden pier at Baltimore's Fort Armistead Park: A newly arrived immigrant from Vietnam struggled to reel in a 2-pound catfish from the murky depths of the Patapsco River. A black man from West Baltimore put a net in the water to capture the writhing fish. A white man from Arbutus grabbed the line and hauled it in. Then all three men - from two generations and three cultures and races - stood over the pail and admired the biggest catch of the day. Less than an hour earlier, a city judge had denied bail to a white man who police said came to this park early Tuesday and attacked a 76-year-old black fisherman while yelling racial slurs.
January 8, 2009
On January 6, 2009 MARY McINTYRE (nee Pennington) BOWIE beloved wife of the late Washington Bowie V, devoted mother of Jane Allan Bowie, Washington Bowie 6th, Marion Eliason Bowie Robbins and Landon Armistead Bowie. Also survived by two grandchildren. Service and interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to The Maryland Historical Society, 227 W. Monument St., Baltimore 21201. Arrangements by Henry W. Jenkins & Sons.
November 23, 2008
For those who love Maryland's place in American history, there is no more precious artifact than the oversized American flag that flew triumphantly over Fort McHenry in the dawn's early light on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, after a futile British assault that marked one of the turning points in the War of 1812. The flag and the fort were center stage when Francis Scott Key framed "The Star-Spangled Banner" a song that much later became our vocally challenging national anthem. Major George Armistead, who commanded the American force at Fort McHenry, commissioned Mary Pickersgill, a Baltimore flag maker, to sew a flag "so large that the British will have no difficulty seeing it from a distance."