Volume 12 Issue 22
May 27- June 2, 2004

On Our Cover
Picnics with Marie photo by Sonia Linebaugh
Dale and Amy Raymond of Saefern picnic with four-year-old Jack and baby Luke, eight months, at Generals Highway Park, one of the many parks awaiting your discovery or rediscovery.

Picnics with Marie
15 destinations for every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
by Sonia Linebaugh.
Our legendary Marie has her favorite parks and recreation spots not far from her Annapolis home. But this summer she’s vowed to rove farther, becoming an explorer of Bay Weekly territory — the land of Anne Arundel and Calvert counties, caught between the waters of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Memorial Day Memories
As a young soldier, skill, ingenuity and daring made hell bearable for Zane King. by Thomas G. Ratliff.

Dock of the Bay
Flush Tax Signed
Putting Cicadas on the Map
Save the Barns
Ask the Plant Professor
Way Downstream

Snakehead II: A Fine Kettle of Fish This Time

Letters to the Editor
Seeing Cove Point in a New Way
Why I Don’t Shop at Wal-Mart

Is Our Healthcare System Broken?
by Frank L. Fox

What’s the safest way to get a tan?

Bill Burton on the Bay
We’ve made the Patapsco an ugly duckling of a river

Chesapeake Outdoors
Low menhaden numbers may mean unhealthy rockfish

Matthew Pugh’s Music Reviews
Fool’s gold from the Gold Mind Squad