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Volume xviii, Issue 7 ~ February 18 - February 24, 2010

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This Week’s Features . . .

Shooting for the Moon

Alphonso ‘Hawk’ Hawkins gathered fresh water by the bucketful as a boy in Calvert County. Today he sits second from the top of Maryland’s Natural Resource Police

"When I was in seventh grade at all-black Mt. Harmony Junior High, the Board of Education recruited volunteers to attend all-white Calvert Junior High School in Prince Frederick,” the soft-spoken, hard-built Hawk recalls. “Two students volunteered. I was one of them.”.

Sporting Life

by Dennis Doyle

Five must-have Bay rockfish lures

Fishing season’s just weeks away. So equip yourself with a few of these rockfish baits that have consistently produced on Chesapeake Bay.

Sky Watch

by J. Alex Knoll

The Night’s Brightest Light

Careful not to scorch your eyes

Sirius, searing or scorching in Greek, shines at magnitude –1.4. It burns 25 times brighter than our sun, but that is only part of the reason why it appears so bright. At a mere 8.6 light years away, Sirius is the fifth nearest star to us.

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The Wolfman

The Wolfman is good for a few jolts executed in bold visuals. There are quality frights to be had … so long as you can forgive sloppy storytelling. This dog is feral, an unrefined mauler, in spite of its Victorian airs. But then, that might be enough.

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Harriet Tubman’s Reward

Two new national parks proposed to honor her devotion to freedom.

Tubman must have possessed extraordinary visual and spatial acuity given her ability to find her way through the fields, marshes and dirt roads of the plantation-era Eastern Shore.

Bay Gardener

by Dr. Francis Gouin

This Pine’s No Evergreen

The Norfolk Island pine is a member of the Araucariacea family, and limited to growing outdoors in tropical regions.

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