Volume 16, Issue 36 - September 4 - September 10, 2008

Presidential Personas
You can tell a lot about people from their writing. Despite their differences, Sens. John McCain and Barrack Obama share a common interest in public image, which is conveyed in their signatures. - Each writes his first name larger than his last. - Each signs in the center of the page with big initials. - Ambiguity obscures both signatures and individual letters within their text, lending privacy to the signatures and loopholes to the messages.
by Jane C. Elkin
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Local Flavor Benefits a Regional Gem
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s annual benefit dinner and auction this weekend is “a celebration of Southern Maryland.”
by Margaret Tearman
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Getting Around:
Stories on the Move

Riding in a horse-drawn carriage, even the most unassuming person is transformed into a celebrity. Tourists take photos and small children yell Horsie! As your coachman drives you through the streets of Annapolis, strangers driving cars wave out their windows.
by Erica Stratton
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Baring Their Beliefs
A week after the peek-a-boo protest of over-packaging by staff at Lush Cosmetics, the store has won the plenty of attention.
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Curtain Call:
john & jen
Forty years of a family by two actors and two musicians.
reviewed by Davina Grace Hall
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What's Inside

Letters to the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Earth Talk
Powered by sun: How to link your house to the source.

Bay Reflections
by by Dotty Holcomb Doherty
Ode to the 101 Ways of 2008.

News of the Weird
by Chuck Shepherd

Free Will Astrology
by Rob Brezsny

2008 Home & Garden Guide

2008 Bay Weekly Dining Guide

Bill Burton
First grade is a rite of passage — for Grumpy and for Grandpops.

Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle
Viva September! This month the sporting life can be too much fun.

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll
Guarding the southern sky: The red giant Antares.

The Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin
Is your soil alive or dead? Sustain it with organic matter that feeds soil microorganisms.

by Alice Snively
Set your compass for an old ferry crossing: Crab Creek on the South River.

© Overture Films
Don Cheadle and Saïd Taghmaoui star in the cerebral action-adventure Traitor..

Movie Reviews
Mark Burns Traitor: An action flick with brains. Who expected that?

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