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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | June 21, 2006
Ralph Curtis Hammer, a noted shellfish biologist who led the old Maryland Tidewater Fisheries Commission's efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's dwindling oyster population, died of Alzheimer's disease Sunday at Genesis ElderCare-The Pines in Easton. The Centreville resident was 92. Mr. Hammer was born in Franklin, W.Va., and raised in Cumberland, where he graduated from Allegany High School in 1933. He earned a bachelor's degree in zoology in 1940 and a master's in 1942 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
Natural Resources Police officers recovered another 1,500 yards of illegal fishing net containing 300 pounds of striped bass Wednesday night in Eastern Bay off Kent Island. This is the eighth time in three weeks that patrol boats dragging grappling hooks have snagged submerged nets. The total length of confiscated nets is 5.5 miles and the weight of the poached striped bass, also known as rockfish, is 12.6 tons. NRP Sgt. Art Windemuth said the latest nets had been in the water for some time because officers found decomposing mud shad in them along with live striped bass.
NEWS
September 26, 2013
I read Victoria Weiskopf's letter in The Sun with growing amusement ("Progress comes slow to a space-age town," Sept 25). One would be forgiven for assuming that Ms. Weiskopf and her significant other retired to Virginia's Eastern Shore because, after due diligence, they found the region's lifestyle to their liking. But this is, apparently, not the case. She bemoans the region's "obstacles to real social progress" and its lack of support for a "progressive culture. " In fact, so oppressive do they find their present (meaning not liberal)
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1998
Maryland hunters set a state record during the spring wild turkey season this year, bagging 2,589 bearded birds to exceed the 1996 mark of 2,541.This year's take was 5 percent more than taken in 1997, when hunters killed 2,454 birds."
NEWS
February 21, 1991
Graveside services for Mildred Tunis Kemp, who operated a guest house on Eastern Bay near McDaniel until she was 90, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.Mrs. Kemp, who was 97 and lived in McDaniel, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton after a short illness.
SPORTS
July 14, 2000
Fishing report The locations Piney Run: Panfish action is terrific, says Clyde's Sports Shop in Lansdowne. Minnows, worms, and waxworms are your best bet. The weed beds are getting thick, with fish hanging out along the edges. Try a 4-inch, curl-tail worm rigged Texas style. Circle July 20 on the calendar, the next opportunity at the park for nighttime fishing, and stock up on black jitterbugs. Prettyboy Reservoir: Fish pigs and jigs and plastic worms for bass in the coves and near the deeper foundations, says guide Duke Nohe.
NEWS
February 20, 1991
Graveside services for Elizabeth Tunis Kemp, who operated a guest house on Eastern Bay near McDaniel until she was 90, will held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.Mrs. Kemp, who was 97 and lived in McDaniel, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital of Easton after a short illness.She had started her guest house in the early 1920s with her husband, D. Earle Kemp, who also operated the family farm for many years before his death in 1970.The former Mildred Tunis was born in Baltimore but reared in Elizabeth City, N.C., where her father was in the lumber business.
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | September 20, 1994
KENT NARROWS -- The manatee -- Florida's official state marine mammal -- has turned up in Maryland waters for the first time.The state Department of Natural Resources is asking boaters near the Chester River and Eastern Bay to be on the lookout for, but not to approach, the 7- to 10-foot-long manatee, or "sea cow," sighted several times over the weekend.A large, aquatic creature found primarily in Florida's warm waters, the manatee is an endangered species. It surfaces to breathe and is susceptible to injury from boat hulls and propellers.
NEWS
February 20, 1991
Elizabeth Tunis Kemp, who operated a guest house on Eastern Bay near McDaniel until she was 90, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital of Easton after a short illness.Graveside services for Mrs. Kemp, who was 97 and lived in McDaniel, are to be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.She had started her guest house in the early 1920s with her husband, D. Earle Kemp, who also operated the family farm for many years before his death in 1970.The former Mildred Tunis was born in Baltimore but reared in Elizabeth City, N.C., where her father was in the lumber business.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
The annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament will be held this weekend, and if reports from last weekend are any indication, some extraordinary catches could be brought to the scales at the Ocean City Fishing Center tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday."
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