This Week's Features:
In the Shadow of Virginia Tech, I Remember the University of Texas.
A Memoir by Sandra Lee Anderson
History and community come together at Shady Side. by Ben Miller
Writers and designers take honors. By Carrie Madren
Cut it tall and let it fall
As you fire up your lawnmower or oil up the pushmower for the first time this year, consider making your lawn healthier and easier to maintain.
ExxonMobil reprises Big Tobacco’s strategy of obfuscation
Cows naturally produce bovine somatotropin in their pituitary glands, and traces are secreted by the animals when milked. More popularly known as bovine growth hormone, bovine somatotropinin interacts with other hormones in cows’ bodies to control the amount of milk they produce.
The red in this supergiant is for infrared
The waning moon rises late in the evening at week’s end, cresting the southeast horizon at 9:45 Thursday night, then roughly an hour later each following night. Thursday and Friday the moon travels in good company with Jupiter and the red supergiant Antares of Scorpius.
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The next best thing to a fish is a fish story
Technically the day wasn’t a total skunk.
The beginning had been so promising. Mike and I arrived promptly on schedule at Leo James’ Marina on Mill Creek, where Mike’s boat was berthed.
Where We Live by Steve Carr
I’m out there, and so is my email
E-mail has been driving me bats lately. I actually like this amenity of modern life because, unlike the phone, I can deal with it on my own terms. I can ignore it, or I can monitor it regularly to make sure I’m not missing anything. Because it involves writing, rather than talking, I find it a very satisfactory way to communicate, both socially and professionally. It’s convenient.
A new generation of nuclear energy steps closer to Calvert County … League of Conservation Voters calls Gov. O’Malley’s first 100 days a honeymoon … Eating up Maryland’s forests: gypsy moth caterpillars next in line after emerald ash borers … St. Mary’s College of Maryland puts their computers to sleep early … and last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature: From Charles County, proof that not everybody that looks like a turkey is a turkey…
No Gas Tanker Parade on the Bay
We were pleased to see Gov. Martin O’Malley come out strongly last week against the plan by a Virginia company to build a liquid natural gas terminal at Sparrows Point in Baltimore, just across from Anne Arundel County.
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A Writer’s Return
Neglected creativity is like an untended garden
By Paul Renstead
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