December 3, 2011
Shawn Kimbro will speak to the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's newly revived Annapolis chapter Tuesday at the Boatyard Bar & Grill. He'll be discussing cold-water jigging as well as Careful Catch Maryland, a program started collectively by the CCA and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on the best way to release fish after catching them. Kimbro will also talk about his self-published book, "Chesapeake Light Tackle – an introduction to light tackle fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. " The Baltimore Sun spoke to Kimbro last week about light-tackle fishing, the Careful Catch Maryland program and his book.
September 20, 2011
100 Years Ago H2 Ohhhh! In the classifieds: "For Rent: Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop and Dwelling House at Cooksville. Best stand in the county. R.H. MERCER. Cooksville, Rd. For Sale: 130 Acre Farm, situated on the Triadelphia Pike, one mile form Frederick Pike. Good Spring close to house, running water in barn. J.S. BROWN, Ellicott City, Md. Route 3. " In the latter ad, it makes sense to have the more efficient watering system for the animal occupants of the barn, who lap it up by the gallons, than for the humans in the home.
December 30, 2010
Officer Americus J. Rambeau wasn't diving for a penny in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday night, but he did swim to save one. Rambeau and other officers from the city police's marine unit rescued a black Labrador mix named Penny from a pier at Harborview Marina after she left her Federal Hill home, crossed Key Highway and leaped into the cold water. "It was the right thing to do. [Penny] was struggling. Exhausted," said Rambeau, who donned a cold-water rescue suit and had to swim under two piers to capture the dog. Penny's owner, Rachel Naumann, who asked to meet the officers from the unit Thursday and hugged them, said she was at work when her roommate opened the front door to sign for a package and Penny got out. She said she spent hours searching the streets.
November 15, 2007
With flu season and the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) staph infection upon us, we are urged to wash our hands frequently, usually "with warm, soapy water." My memories of Bacteriology 101 aren't clear, but I can't recall that warm water kills anything. Soapsuds, on the other hand, do carry nasty things away. Is there any science behind the "warm water" suggestion? You are absolutely right that warm water is no more effective than cold for removing germs. Soap and water don't kill germs, but only wash them off the surface of the skin.
August 21, 2007
NEW YORK -- Like airplanes backed up on a runway, dozens of pending multibillion-dollar corporate buyout deals involving such familiar names as Hilton Hotels and Clear Channel Communications are waiting to take off. But if Wall Street's instincts are correct, the global credit crunch might ground some of them. Plunging stock prices of companies that already have agreed to be bought at higher values suggest that investors believe some deals could be shaky. There's more at stake than big year-end bonuses on Wall Street.
August 8, 2007
As summer wanes and fall is still a promise, we make our annual exploratory trip to check on what we like to think of as our secret blackberry patch. (Actually it's not that secret, since we have permission from the landowner to pick.) We inspect every outcropping of canes, pinching the knobby fruit and nibbling an occasional berry to gauge ripeness. Lucky for blackberry lovers, this succulent and prolific fruit can be found throughout North America. Blackberries aren't ready for picking until late summer or autumn, depending to a great degree on region.