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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Centreville -- Anxious for results in the state's Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced plans yesterday for spending nearly $20 million and concentrating the research of 30 state, federal and private environmental agencies on improving the Corsica River - a small Eastern Shore tributary that scientists hope will serve as a model for baywide projects. Ehrlich, who outlined the program during a news conference at Conquest Farm, a 250-acre protected property, was surrounded by an approving crowd of scientists and officials from state agencies and nonprofit groups who have formed a partnership designed to remove the Corsica from the federal government's list of "impaired waters."
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September 28, 2005
NATIONAL Ex-FEMA director blames La. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown told a congressional committee that much of the blame for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina falls on a dysfunctional Louisiana, where turmoil continued yesterday with the New Orleans police superintendent's abrupt resignation and officials backtracking on early reports of violence at the Superdome and the convention center. PG 1A Abu Ghraib guard sentenced After less than 90 minutes of deliberation last night, a military jury sentenced Pfc. Lynndie R. England to three years in prison and a dishonorable discharge, the third-harshest punishment handed down among the nine soldiers charged with abusing Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison.
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By Nancy Noyes | August 2, 1992
The PHRF fleet may have been short on competitors, but the courses were long in the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's annual Summer Race to the Corsica River Saturday, and the reciprocal Corsica River Yacht Club Summer Race the following day.* * * * *$ KEE WINS REGATTA Annapolis Star sailor Jim Kee graduated from the ranks of novice skippers when he won the annual Star Class Novice Regatta at West River Sailing Club last weekend.Kee, who has earned several novice trophies in regional regattas, joined the class about three years ago.Under the Star class rules, a novice is defined as one who has never competed as a skipper in a world championship regatta, or placed first, second, or third in a Star class-sanctioned event.
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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Centreville -- Anxious for results in the state's Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced plans yesterday for spending nearly $20 million and concentrating the research of 30 state, federal and private environmental agencies on improving the Corsica River - a small Eastern Shore tributary that scientists hope will serve as a model for baywide projects. Ehrlich, who outlined the program during a news conference at Conquest Farm, a 250-acre protected property, was surrounded by an approving crowd of scientists and officials from state agencies and nonprofit groups who have formed a partnership designed to remove the Corsica from the federal government's list of "impaired waters."
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
CENTREVILLE - State environmental officials are investigating allegations that a company hired to run an ailing sewage treatment plant in this Eastern Shore town falsified records, allegedly backdating reports to cover the fact that no one was working weekends. The investigation began two weeks ago when the Maryland Department of the Environment received a complaint about Miller Environmental Inc. The company was brought in last spring to run the plant after revelations that the previous operators had routinely dumped untreated sewage in the Corsica River.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 6, 1995
Annapolis Yacht Club's Summer Regatta in J/22s last weekend was dominated by Dave Zinn and his team on Fine . . .Whatever, which cleaned up in the five-race series with finishes FTC of 1-1-2-4-2 to top the 25-plus boat fleet in tight competition.The margin of victory over second-place Drew Donald and his team on Frolic was 12 points.In the sticky weather, consistency was the key to success, and results for most of the other top teams were a mixed bag of finishes, while Zinn's crew stayed mostly in the top two.Donald and his veteran team managed to win two consecutive contests in the series, however, staying out of the double-digit finishes that hurt the rest of the top contenders.
NEWS
September 28, 2005
NATIONAL Ex-FEMA director blames La. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown told a congressional committee that much of the blame for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina falls on a dysfunctional Louisiana, where turmoil continued yesterday with the New Orleans police superintendent's abrupt resignation and officials backtracking on early reports of violence at the Superdome and the convention center. PG 1A Abu Ghraib guard sentenced After less than 90 minutes of deliberation last night, a military jury sentenced Pfc. Lynndie R. England to three years in prison and a dishonorable discharge, the third-harshest punishment handed down among the nine soldiers charged with abusing Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | July 31, 1991
The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron teamed up with the Corsica River Yacht Club over the weekend to provide a memorable regatta.GIYS managed Saturday's 18.34-mile race from Baltimore Light to the Corsica River, and CRYC played host for a dinner/dance at Conquest Farm Saturday night, followed by a 19.76-mile race back from the mouth of the Corsica River on Sunday.With starts for four PHRF splits, as well as a multihull divisionand cruising one-design classes for Alberg 30s, Tritons, and Cal 25s, the race drew 46 starters Saturday and Sunday.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 8, 1993
Drifting was the story at last weekend's Corsica River Yacht Club's 53rd annual regatta.Forty-four crews in seven classes took off from a starting line north of Sandy Point for a ride up and over into the Chester River to finish at the mouth of the Corsica.Although there was light but decent breeze at the start, and again at the finish of that race, doldrums in the mid-section added to the challenge -- and frustration levels -- of the event.Those problems paled in comparison with the next day's Corsica River Race Back, produced by the Magothy River Sailing Association, when nobody managed to finish in non-existent wind and a strong current.
NEWS
October 1, 2003
Virginia S. White, a retired legal secretary who was active in community organizations, died of heart failure Saturday at Heartfields at Easton, an assisted-living community. She was 86. Born on a farm near Centreville, Virginia Saulsbury moved with her family in early childhood to her grandparents' farm in Cordova. She was a 1934 graduate of Cordova High School and attended Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. In the late 1930s, she began her secretarial career in Baltimore, working for Baltimore Coal Co. In 1940, she married James Benjamin White.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2004
CENTREVILLE - State environmental officials are investigating allegations that a company hired to run an ailing sewage treatment plant in this Eastern Shore town falsified records, allegedly backdating reports to cover the fact that no one was working weekends. The investigation began two weeks ago when the Maryland Department of the Environment received a complaint about Miller Environmental Inc. The company was brought in last spring to run the plant after revelations that the previous operators had routinely dumped untreated sewage in the Corsica River.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 6, 1995
Annapolis Yacht Club's Summer Regatta in J/22s last weekend was dominated by Dave Zinn and his team on Fine . . .Whatever, which cleaned up in the five-race series with finishes FTC of 1-1-2-4-2 to top the 25-plus boat fleet in tight competition.The margin of victory over second-place Drew Donald and his team on Frolic was 12 points.In the sticky weather, consistency was the key to success, and results for most of the other top teams were a mixed bag of finishes, while Zinn's crew stayed mostly in the top two.Donald and his veteran team managed to win two consecutive contests in the series, however, staying out of the double-digit finishes that hurt the rest of the top contenders.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 8, 1993
Drifting was the story at last weekend's Corsica River Yacht Club's 53rd annual regatta.Forty-four crews in seven classes took off from a starting line north of Sandy Point for a ride up and over into the Chester River to finish at the mouth of the Corsica.Although there was light but decent breeze at the start, and again at the finish of that race, doldrums in the mid-section added to the challenge -- and frustration levels -- of the event.Those problems paled in comparison with the next day's Corsica River Race Back, produced by the Magothy River Sailing Association, when nobody managed to finish in non-existent wind and a strong current.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | August 2, 1992
The PHRF fleet may have been short on competitors, but the courses were long in the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron's annual Summer Race to the Corsica River Saturday, and the reciprocal Corsica River Yacht Club Summer Race the following day.* * * * *$ KEE WINS REGATTA Annapolis Star sailor Jim Kee graduated from the ranks of novice skippers when he won the annual Star Class Novice Regatta at West River Sailing Club last weekend.Kee, who has earned several novice trophies in regional regattas, joined the class about three years ago.Under the Star class rules, a novice is defined as one who has never competed as a skipper in a world championship regatta, or placed first, second, or third in a Star class-sanctioned event.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | July 31, 1991
The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron teamed up with the Corsica River Yacht Club over the weekend to provide a memorable regatta.GIYS managed Saturday's 18.34-mile race from Baltimore Light to the Corsica River, and CRYC played host for a dinner/dance at Conquest Farm Saturday night, followed by a 19.76-mile race back from the mouth of the Corsica River on Sunday.With starts for four PHRF splits, as well as a multihull divisionand cruising one-design classes for Alberg 30s, Tritons, and Cal 25s, the race drew 46 starters Saturday and Sunday.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
CENTREVILLE -- State environmental regulators say traces of a banned pesticide found in soil, water and sediment samples taken at an abandoned Eastern Shore dump near here are within acceptable standards and pose no threat to public health or groundwater. The tests, conducted by an independent laboratory, were ordered by the Maryland Department of the Environment last month after rusted barrels that once contained the chemical Toxaphene were found in a wooded ravine adjacent to a 300-acre spray irrigation field that is part of Centreville's new wastewater treatment system.
NEWS
By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | March 8, 2006
After 20 years of writing children's books, Annapolis resident Priscilla Cummings might have a breakout young adult novel on her hands. Her 2004 book Red Kayak has been generating a buzz in library circles. Voice of Youth Advocates, a magazine for librarians, called the book "a gem." The New York Public Library put it on its 2005 list of notable books for teens. Now the American Library Association has placed the book on its 2006 list of Best Books for Young Adults. Cummings said she is delighted with the recognition.
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