Volume 12 Issue 27
July 1-7, 2004


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Whether you play professional baseball, cut grass, dig ditches, star in movies, argue before the Supreme Court or go about your days quietly, simply and anonymously, you may well be living the American Dream; by Louis Llovio\

All-American Fourth Celebration at
William Paca House
It's fitting to hear the Declaration of Independence read at the home of a man who helped put the foundation under the dream of America — and had the courage to sign his name to it; by Louise Vest.

Spotlight the Bay, Not Just Bob

Letters to the Editor
Michele Quesenberry: Beyond the Biker Days
Watch the Grass Grow
Loving 101 Ways
Make that Maryland Geological Survey

Bay Reflections
Don’t Miss Nature’s Fireworks
by Vivian I. Zumstein

On Our Cover:
Annapolis Traditions, by Carol Dyer

Dock of the Bay
Reinventing Annapolis’ Newman Street Park
Giant Seahorse Snagged and Carried Away
Ask the Plant Professor
Way Downstream

Paper doesn’t need to grow on trees

Bill Burton on the Bay
Farewell Bill Schmick: Credibility, integrity and caring were the bywords of the publisher of the Baltimore Sunpaper

Chesapeake Outdoors
Crab numbers holding — but still too low

Pugh’s Music Reviews
Jazzmen Chuck and Robert Redd