July 11, 1994
Calvin Arthur Backus, a retired stationary engineer and volunteer in veterans' affairs, died Thursday of kidney failure at Knollwood Manor in Millersville. He was 70.A longtime resident of Odenton, Mr. Backus retired in 1988 as a power engineer for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. He worked at all the county's public schools during his 23 years of service, said his daughter, Margaret Bovat of Severn.He was a former president of the Maryland Chapter No. 14 of the National Association of Power Engineers.
July 12, 1991
.TC ANNAPOLIS -- After a while, you get so you can tell the difference. The tap, tap, tap, slam is the introduction of a hungry spot on the other end of the line; larger white perch dispense with the preliminaries.But, too often there is the different kind of tap before the slam It's more deliberate; the slam is harder, and the fight is even better. Fun yes, but twice already it has prompted Pete Backus, Harry Leavitt and I to move to another location.Before the mid-1980s, who would have thought anglers woul leave waters where rockfish of 1 to 3 pounds -- occasionally larger -- were feeding?