Volume 12 Issue 25
June 17-23, 2004

Family Values
A father’s tale turns a family story into history
by Louis Llovio
Silvio had escaped Cuba once legally and then again as a wanted man. To save his father, he now had to return to his homeland.

Dock of the Bay
Wading In to Clean up the Bay
Ten Million Oysters Find Sanctuary in the Patuxent
The Plant Professor
Way Downstream

With renewable energy, you might save in two ways

Bill Burton on the Bay
Toxic chemicals put Patapsco catches on the warning list

Chesapeake Outdoors
Beauty and the Beast in the Bay

What Are These PCBs —
And Why Are They Messing Up Our Dinner?

Letters to the Editor
For the Bay, Hope Renewed
Outfoxing the Faxers

Bay Reflections
Leash-Law Violator
by Vivian I. Zumstein

On Our Cover:
Lawn Mowers Race at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department
Riding lawn mowers speeding at up to 60mph duke it out on six tracks for trophies, a national points championship, bragging rights and to benefit Rebuilding Together, an organization repairing the homes of the elderly and disabled