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Volume 16, Issue 7 - February 14 - February 20, 2008

This Week's Features:

Still Serving after All These Years

How did ships built to haul cargo in the South Pacific during World War II end up fishing for one of the sea’s smallest, but to some most important, fish?

a Bay Weekly exclusive by Ben Miller

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Wonders in the Winter Woods

Migrant birds scratch in downed leaves, and two easily overlooked plants pick the cold months to show off their finery

by Dotty Holcomb Doherty

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Way Downstream

Annapolis wouldn’t, but Maryland may ban plastic bags at grocery store check outs … But in this year’s General Assembly, the Critical Area Law is likely to be the big environmental ruckus … Unwelcome visitors: a World War I naval mine washes up at Cove Point … Update: Fired but still fighting, U.S. Park Police chief Theresa C. Chambers hired to protect Riverdale Park … MovieMaker magazine names Baltimore one of America’s Top 10 filmic cities — despite the last season of The Wire … last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature: In Malaysia, 2008 is the Year of the Rat in more ways than one.

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Earth’s Overpowering Shadow

Cuts off moon’s light source

The waxing moon is the main attraction this week, beginning Thursday amid the stars of Taurus. Not 10 degrees from the moon’s outer edge shine the sisters of the Pleiades cluster, while beneath the moon shines the bull’s red eye, Aldebaran.

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The Winter Vegetable of Grumpy’s Content

How cauliflower reforged my granddaughter’s link to the land

Miracles do happen, yes they do, and one occurred up here in North County on the 9th of February, 2008. Six-year-old granddaughter Grumpy, aka Mackenzie Noell Boughey, and I picked the cauliflower we planted nearly 10 months ago.

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Plan Your Berry Picking Now

Include blueberries in your 2008 garden

A small berry packs a big nutritional punch. Scientists have identified blueberries as the fruit with the most anti-oxidants. As a landscape plant, blueberry bushes not only provide fresh fruit but also have attractive flowers and fall foliage.

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An Embattled Fishery's Historic Fleet

A few months ago, an email arrived from a fellow named Svenn Martinsen in Norway (where else would Svenn be?) inquiring about the menhaden fishing ships plying Virginia waters in Chesapeake Bay.

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The Five P’s

Proper preparation precedes perfection in performance

The five P’s are an old army axiom that carries over into any worthwhile endeavor. Wise anglers will heed its wisdom.

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A Green Grocery Conundrum

Cans or pouches — which is better for the environment?

Food pouches, made from a combination of food-grade aluminum foil, plastic and adhesives, do appear to have some front-end environmental advantages over the cans they are increasingly replacing on supermarket shelves. They are not as easily recycled, however.

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Looking for Mr. Darcy, Finding Mr. Goodbar

True tales of Valentine’s Day Massacres

by Diana Beechener

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Letters to the Editor

  • Does the Puzzler Go Too Far?

  • Double Duty: Yes, Lawmakers Are Human
  • Truth is Weirder than Fiction


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