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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Two back-to-back crashes at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore on Thursday afternoon left one person injured and closed one of the tunnel's four traffic bores for more than an hour as emergency crews responded, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Emergency personnel responded about noon to the third northbound bore of the Interstate 95 tunnel and found two accidents involving three vehicles and a commercial truck, one just outside the tunnel and one inside of it, said Sgt. Kirk Perez, a police spokesman.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes at Caulk's Field?
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
The Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team announced Tuesday that it will perform in the skies over Baltimore for the finale of the War of 1812 commemoration in the fall of 2014. Star-Spangled Spectacular will be held Sept. 6-15, 2014, and also will include the return of tall ships, Navy gray hulls, and land-based activities. The Star-Spangled Sailabration, which featured the Blue Angels, kicked off Maryland's festivities last June. Open fields and parking lots and the grounds at Fort McHenry were filled with thousands of spectators who craned their necks to watch a practice session and two performances.
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December 9, 2012
Learn about owls Dec. 10 , 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area in Patapsco Valley State Park, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Participants will follow a naturalist on a one-mile hike and listen for and try to call out owls. There will be a discussion of biology, habitat, diet and conservation. For families and individual adult patrons. Meet at visitor center. Ages 16 and up unless joined by an adult. Call 410-461-5005 to sign up. Cost: $5 per person.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
The numerous descendants of Henry Lightner may have inherited the mettle he displayed in battle when they set out to trace their roots, find his unmarked grave and after nearly 130 years honor him with a proper monument. Many had heard the tale of the "Drummer Boy of Fort McHenry," the 16-year-old who joined the militia and played his drum during the march to Fort McHenry, where the decisive Battle of Baltimore occurred during the War of 1812. The drummer, who stood out in a red coat, carried commanders' orders to the embattled troops.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Charles Pomeroy Ives III, a state of Maryland telecommunications worker who immersed himself in history causes from North Point to Carroll County, died in his sleep of a circulatory illness Oct. 20 at his Stoneleigh home. He was 63. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., and raised in Loch Raven Village, he was a 1967 Towson High School graduate. He had belonged to the Boy Scouts. His grandfather, C.P. Ives, was a Sun editorial writer from 1939 to 1973. Mr. Ives earned a bachelor's degree in history at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He worked at Baltimore banks, the Venable law firm and Ciena.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location. Keith Howard, 63, of Astoria, N.Y., was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after a license plate reader near the Fort McHenry Tunnel detected his license plate Oct. 10, said transportation authority spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green. Howard's vehicle had been flagged by New York authorities, who identified him as a suspect in stabbing death of his tenant, Karla Shah Boguwalski, 39, on Oct. 2, according to The New York Daily News, which first reported the story.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
While Fort McHenry's cannons blasted at schooners in the Baltimore harbor Tuesday, the voices of children from several city schools rose above the din. The young singers quivered a bit but stayed on key as they sang patriotic anthems. Four choirs and one wind ensemble performed at the fort's first maritime and musical education experience as the 1814 Battle of Baltimore was re-enacted - with ersatz cannon blasts and authentic smoke - in the background. A few children held their ears or jumped at the suddenness of the volleys, but they kept on singing.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends.. The participants are members of a group called Women Who STAND/Baltimore, formed about two years ago as part of the Baltimore-based global organization World Relief. The bicyclists raised nearly $40,000 through the event, called Ride 365, for organizations benefiting women and girls in Malawi and Cambodia.
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Tim Wheeler | September 14, 2012
With fall just around the corner, it's time for the whirlwind of shoreline tidying known as the International Coastal Cleanup . Now in its 27th year, the volunteer effort sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy involves nearly 5,400 different cleanups around the world, including 10 right here in the Baltimore area, from Lake Roland to Fort McHenry and Fort Smallwood. Many are set for Saturday, Sept. 15, but if it's too late to get in on those others are planned over the next few weeks.
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