Volume 12 Issue 7
February 12-18, 2004

On Our Cover
The Perfect Proposal: A Love Story
Valentine from Bay Weekly Heritage collection
Every Tom, Dick and Harry drops to one knee to propose. That’s not good enough for our author, the unengaged Louis Llovio, who says “If I wanted to wear out a cliché, I’d write for television.” But the search for unique is wearing thin with his would-be fiancée.

My Quest for the Perfect Proposal
by Louis Llovio
Men have one shining moment, the last time in our natural lives we will have any say in domestic matters: The Proposal.

The Race for the White House Goes Pro
Pols step in where grassroots grew

A New Oyster for This Old Bay
If words come, can deeds be far behind?

Now We’ll Never Have Too Much Fun
Guitar king Bill Kirchen heads for Texas

It All Begins with a Pond
For Annapolis’ Park Place, environmental plumbing’s in the works

Way Downstream
In Annapolis, Gov. Ehrlich takes the ax to Office of Smart Growth…

In Virginia, counties won’t let Chesapeake Bay preservation rules west of I-95…

In Montana, the hunt is on for buffalo…

This week’s Creature Feature: Western Maryland’s black bears will be 10 percent less resurgent this time next year, after bear hunting resumes.

Bay Weekly Interview:

Del. Maggie McInstosh ~ with Sandra O. Martin
House Environmental Matters Committee Chairwoman

Between the Covers
Heartspeak, by Vicky and Dusty Rhoades;
reviewed by Sara Ebenreck Leeland