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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | June 7, 1997
An Eastern Shore man has been charged with drug possession and weapons violations after sheriff's deputies found more than 10,000 prescription drug pills and two AK-47 rifles in his car and home, a Dorchester County sheriff's official said.Richard White, 53, of Hooper Island was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of trying to sell drugs to an undercover officer in a Cambridge parking lot, said Detective Jeff Biskach.He was charged with drug possession and distribution, and possession of illegal weapons, Biskach said.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2011
Brice R. Phillips, the patriarch of a Maryland seafood empire that began 55 years ago with a simple crab shack in Ocean City/, died Friday at his home in the seaside resort town. Mr. Phillips, who was 90, had been in declining health. The cause of death has not yet been determined. The family business now includes 19 Phillips restaurants, along with a line of retail products sold under the Phillips Seafood name and seafood products for the food service industry. Mr. Phillips, who co-founded the restaurant business with his wife of 68 years, Shirley, remained closely associated with the company even after handing day-to-day responsibilities to a son, Stephen B. Phillips of Annapolis, in the mid-1990s.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 29, 1991
FISHING CREEK -- Tokyo is a strange and distant place from which to announce funding for a new bridge here on Maryland's Eastern Shore.But it was from the Japanese capital on June 15 that Gov. William Donald Schaefer, on a state-boosting trip to the Far East, gave the good news to the faraway home folks on Hooper Island: Their rotting timber drawbridge would be replaced."
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,Sun reporter | April 28, 2008
HOOPERS ISLAND -- For more than a century, the blue crab has sustained life on this marshy sliver of land between the Chesapeake Bay and the Honga River. Income from the harvest pays the mortgage, the electric bill, the tab at the grocery store, even college tuition. But islanders fear that their way of life - long made precarious by unpredictable weather, rising equipment costs and dwindling crab populations - is about to be regulated out of existence. Last week, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced it will end the season for female crabs Oct. 23, about seven weeks early.
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May 18, 1994
Jan TwarowskiEstimator, orchard ownerJan Twarowski, a retired estimator who achieved his lifelong dream of owning an orchard, died Monday of heart failure at his farm in Reisterstown. He was 75.Born and reared in Tuczna, Poland, he attended schools there.During World War II, he enlisted in 1942 in the Polish Army which was under the direction of British forces. He fought in Italy and was decorated with the Cross of Valor.He was discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant and in 1953 emigrated to Baltimore with his wife, the former Magdalena Krzyszczuk, a nurse in the Polish Army whom he married in 1945.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 12, 1996
Chandus Thomas "Chan" Rippons Sr., a retired waterman and founder of a seafood company that bears the family name, died of heart failure Saturday at his home in Hoopersville. He was 80.Mr. Rippons' family goes back five generations on Hooper Island in Dorchester County. He was born in 1916 in Hoopersville and began a career of crabbing, oystering and fishing at 11, quitting school when his father died."He came up through the school of hard knocks," said his son, Chandus Thomas Rippons Jr., who runs the family seafood-packing business that provides seafood -- primarily crab meat -- to Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and New Jersey.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1997
HOOPER ISLAND -- Handel Hutchinson's voice cracks with anger."This is one of the most gruesome things I've ever seen," he says, pointing to a videotape he made last week of six dead swans. "One mother swan was shot laying on the nest with her eggs."Hutchinson and many other residents of this remote Dorchester County island are outraged by the recent killing of a half-dozen mute swans on nearby, uninhabited Barren Island by state and federal wildlife officials. But state and federal biologists defend the shooting, saying it is unpleasant but necessary to control a burgeoning mute swan population that poses a serious threat to several threatened smaller species of water birds.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
For several weeks there have been reports of large numbers of croakers present in Tangier and Pocomoke sounds, although relatively few had been taken on hook and line.Now, however, according to catch reports from the Department of Natural Resources, the hardheads are on the bite, with anglers taking fish to 3 pounds in the sounds and from Hooper Island Straits.Best baits for croaker are pieces of soft crab or bloodworms, and areas of oyster rock or hard bottom close to sharp dropoffs are the best locations.
NEWS
December 20, 1998
M. McNeil Porter, 65, railroad executiveM. McNeil Porter, a retired railroad executive who was president of CSX Intermodal for nearly a decade and oversaw the 1996 shift of its headquarters from Hunt Valley to Jacksonville, Fla., died of a heart attack Thursday in Savannah, Ga. He was 65.Mr. Porter had returned to his native Savannah after retiring in June as board chairman of a CSX joint venture in the Netherlands.He worked for Sea-land Services in various management positions in Alaska, Hong Kong and Japan before becoming president of CSX in Hunt Valley in 1987.
SPORTS
July 8, 1993
SALT WATER OceanInshore -- very good -- The Ocean City Inlet, the Thoroughfare, Convention Center Channel surf have been producing flounder on squid and minnow combinations, but many are under the 14-inch minimum. The north jetty and the Route 50 bridge have turned up sea trout to weight pounds in the late evening on white bucktails and grubs. Kingfish, blowfish, sea trout, ocean perch and small sand sharks are being taken at the Ocean Pier and in the surf at North Ocean City and Assateague.
FEATURES
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,sun reporter | June 6, 2007
Fishing Creek-- --Peel off U.S. 50 south of Easton, follow the signs into Cambridge and leave the motels, gas stations and seafood shops along Route 16 in your rearview mirror. Marsh grass as high as a heron's wings hugs a smooth, shoulderless road. The Chesapeake Bay, its surface feathery in the light of a late-spring morning, breaks into view on your right. A two-lane bridge sweeps traffic onto a small peninsula, where, along the main street, a woman in a sun hat waves. On TV Pirate Master airs at 8 tomorrow on WJZ (Channel 13)
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2005
The Navy is proposing to resume bombing and strafing runs and live-fire military training exercises on islands in the Chesapeake Bay after a nine-year period of relative peace for the ducks, herons and diamondback terrapins that are now their only inhabitants. Officials with the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River said that expanded, year-round, day-and-night military exercises on Bloodsworth Island and three tiny islands near Tangier Sound are necessary because the nation is at war. "Recent international events have shown that maintaining national security and global stability requires U.S. military forces to be ready for ... threats and challenges," the Navy wrote in a draft environmental assessment mailed in the past few days to officials on the Eastern Shore, watermen, local citizens and others with a stake in the area.
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By Kathryn Hansen and Kathryn Hansen,Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 17, 2004
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is scheduled to visit with the first Tropical Storm Isabel victims to receive a replacement modular home on Monday in Dorchester County. Steele and state Department of Housing and Community Development officials are to present the Mowery family with a check to help cover the cost of their new home at 2512 Old House Point Road on Hooper's Island. The money comes from the $7.5 million Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appropriated for the victims of the September 2003 storm.
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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2004
HOOPERS ISLAND - The first time the Rev. Joseph Kelly, a new minister at the age of 39, drove down the unmarked road, he asked a friend, "What am I going to do with my free time?" This was in the summer, weeks before Tropical Storm Isabel came up the Chesapeake Bay like some scourge from the Old Testament. This was in July, when the United Methodist Church first offered Kelly the job of leading two small churches: Hosier Memorial, on the more populated northern end of the three small islands, and tiny Hoopers Memorial, down at the southern tip, where attendance had dropped on some Sundays to just three people.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | December 28, 2003
HOOPERS ISLAND - It has been more than three months since Tropical Storm Isabel ripped apart the watermen's villages of Fishing Creek and Hoopersville on this remote tendril of sand and marsh in Dorchester County. People still wonder whether things will ever be the same. While most communities hit hard by Isabel across the state are well on their way to recovery, these villages are still struggling. The bridge and causeway that link the two communities are open only a portion of each day as road crews make repairs.
NEWS
December 20, 1998
M. McNeil Porter, 65, railroad executiveM. McNeil Porter, a retired railroad executive who was president of CSX Intermodal for nearly a decade and oversaw the 1996 shift of its headquarters from Hunt Valley to Jacksonville, Fla., died of a heart attack Thursday in Savannah, Ga. He was 65.Mr. Porter had returned to his native Savannah after retiring in June as board chairman of a CSX joint venture in the Netherlands.He worked for Sea-land Services in various management positions in Alaska, Hong Kong and Japan before becoming president of CSX in Hunt Valley in 1987.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | July 31, 1994
Eastport Yacht Club's 14th annual Solomons Island Invitational Regatta, the overnight event from Annapolis to Solomons, brought the crews of 162 starters out for a wild ride in thundersqualls, rain, and fairly heavy chop last weekend.New this year was an experiment with course lengths. The PHRF A-0 contenders sailed a total of 67 miles, rounding Point No Point Horn before turning back up the Bay to enter the Patuxent to the finish line, while the PHRF C, PHRF D, and Alberg 30 contestants sailed a 45-mile course straight into the Patuxent from the Bay, rather than using the traditional 55-mile course that carried the rest of the fleet around Hooper Island Light before heading back across the Bay and up the Patuxent.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | July 28, 1991
For the 187 teams that left the starting line in Annapolis on July 19 on the Eastport Yacht Club's annual Solomons Island Race, a 55-miledown-the-bay chase from the Severn River to the Patuxent, it was a lovely night for a sail.Conditions for the race were a pleasant 8-to 10-knot southeasterly breeze at the early evening start, which built and shifted to a 15- to 18-knot southwesterly before dropping offat dawn in the Patuxent River.The initial wind direction and the big shift to the right meant that the course became a long beat followed by a tight reach, with no opportunity to use a spinnaker at any time during the race.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | June 7, 1997
An Eastern Shore man has been charged with drug possession and weapons violations after sheriff's deputies found more than 10,000 prescription drug pills and two AK-47 rifles in his car and home, a Dorchester County sheriff's official said.Richard White, 53, of Hooper Island was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of trying to sell drugs to an undercover officer in a Cambridge parking lot, said Detective Jeff Biskach.He was charged with drug possession and distribution, and possession of illegal weapons, Biskach said.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
For several weeks there have been reports of large numbers of croakers present in Tangier and Pocomoke sounds, although relatively few had been taken on hook and line.Now, however, according to catch reports from the Department of Natural Resources, the hardheads are on the bite, with anglers taking fish to 3 pounds in the sounds and from Hooper Island Straits.Best baits for croaker are pieces of soft crab or bloodworms, and areas of oyster rock or hard bottom close to sharp dropoffs are the best locations.
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