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BMX bicycle racing is a way for the Raum family to bond. Timm, father of 3, is the track operator for Hagerstown BMX and races competitively. His wife, Tina, is the office manager. Together with other volunteers, the Raums help run Hagerstown BMX in Hagerstown, MD.
President Barack Obama landed in South Baltimore in a large helicopter shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in advance of a private tour of Fort McHenry.
The president’s second visit to Baltimore in as many years comes as Democrats are defending nearly a dozen Senate seats in the midterm elections. Obama’s unpopularity in battleground states such as Kentucky and Arkansas has buoyed GOP hopes of capturing the majority.
Just moments before, Blue Angels jets streaked across the same skies amid the Star-Spangled Spectacular events.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Christopher T. Assaf, Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-6, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as part of the Star-Spangled bicentennial. The ships’ arrival kick off events celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore — and of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” as he watched the British fail in their attack on Fort McHenry this week in 1814. Officials are expecting at least a million people to attend the events.
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High school sports are (finally!) back, and that means the schedules of the Baltimore Sun community papers’ photographers just got a lot more interesting. Here’s a collection of shots from the first week of sports in Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as the lost to the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Belgian Balloon’s Day Parade, Ukraine experiences peace and war in the same day and surf’s up in Newport Beach, California. This, and more, in the day in photos around the world.
It’s easy to discover why Maine’s catchphrase is, “The Way Life Should Be,” when spending a summer vacation in the northeastern-most state. Cooler climates, clearer seas and quieter environs beckon, offering people any mixture of adventure or relaxation. Nature hikes, charter boats or a round of golf or mini-golf followed by homemade ice cream and window shopping help relieve the stress with a much-needed vacation.