Volume 12 Issue 8
February 19-25, 2004

On Our Cover
A Canyon River with Pines and Figures
by Grafton Tyler Brown

At the Walters Art Museum Graham Auditorium, discover the work of the first African-American artist to work on the West Coast. Largely unknown by Easterners, artist Grafton Tyler Brown moved west in the late 1800s and painted the dramatic scenery of the Canadian and American Northwest.10am-5pm Tu-Su but 8pm 1st Thursdays @ 600 North Charles St., Baltimore. $8 w/age discounts: 410/547-9000 • www.thewalters.org.

Publish or Perish
Today’s authors needn’t pine away for lack of a publisher ~ by Sonia Linebaugh
A true tale of the dos and don’ts of publishing on demand

A Tale of Two Hurricanes
Five months post-Isabel, one business prospers; another struggles to reopen

Humor Alert
In a serious world, Capitol Steps in the right direction

For Calvert’s 350th, Bay’s Bard Sings a New Song
Listen all you Jimmys, You Sallys and you Sooks! I got some information that ain’t in any books!

Way Downstream
In Annapolis, Constellation Energy Group sinks your electric dollars in Volvo Ocean Race…

In Calvert County, Cove Point liquid gas terminal, on Chesapeake shores, expands to hold twice as much gas…

From Washington, bad news for chocolate lovers: witches’ broom and black pot rot endangered the global supply of cocoa…

This week’s Creature Feature: In Germany, bank security cameras caught a cow last week. But she wasn’t a crook; just an errant wedding guest.