Volume VII Number 50
December 16-22, 1999
Our Cover: Matching what they want with what
they get. Among the possibles and purchases on NBT's creative shoppers'
lists: butterfly house, Hawaiian shirt, gardening basket, shop vac, Wallace
& Gromit video, peace briefs, space ball, holiday wreath. Illustrations
by Jim Hunt.
- Dock of the Bay
Give a Gift of Goodwill * Giving Christmas Its Claus: Calvert
County's Santa Family * In the Mix for a Musical Christmas * Ideal Gifts:
A Newton Apple from the Johnnies * Unwrapping the Top Gift of the Season:
Alex Haley * plus, Way Downstream, From Chicago, a prize for Maryland as
one of the nation's smartest growth states In Seattle, Starbucks decides
it's environmentally friendly enough In New York, paying top dollar to
dine on polluted rockfish In China, still seeking Big Foot plus, last but
not least, this week's Creature Feature: From Britain, the latest word
on how to deflate a human helium balloon.
- NBT's 11th-Hour Gift Guide
Shopping Solution: How We Spiked the Tough Ones on Our Lists From the father-in-law to the family
dog, not a puzzler stumped NBT's creative shoppers. Read on for inspiration.
- Editorial The Grinch from Richmond
- Letter to the Editor Concerned with Deale
- Commentary Front Lines of Literacy The Gift of Reading
- Burton on the Bay The Spice of Shopping for the Spouse
- Chesapeake Outdoors All an Outdoorsman Wants for Christmas
- Not Just for Kids Fairhaven's Crafty Christmas Girls
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