March 2, 2011
Bryant Bennett's article, "U.S. strikes at Mexican cartels in wide raids" (Feb. 25), was indeed welcome news, following the unfortunate death of the American special agent Jaime Zapata and the wounding of another agent. In my opinion, this would never have happened if our government had sealed the Mexican border years ago and eliminated the distribution and utilization of these drugs and weapons by so many Americans, young and old, which is basically far more damaging to the safety and welfare of our country than some of our overseas military conflicts when you consider they are actually destroying the hearts and minds of so many of our young people, who no doubt, will be the future foundation and salvation of our United States.
September 24, 2010
Just prior to World War II, while working as a U.S. Immigration Border Patrol officer on the U.S./Canadian border at Chateaugay, N.Y., my father stopped and inspected a car as it entered American soil. The man's Germanic accent, dress, behavior/deportment and foreign pronunciation of the letter "Z" (as "zed" in the word zebra) set off a red alert, and my dad informed the driver that he would have to inspect the trunk. "Oh, I forgot to tell you, I have a man back there!" the driver said.
May 13, 2010
Hastings, the injured harbor seal rescued in Ocean City in January, returned to the Atlantic waters this morning after months of rehabilitation. The seal was tagged with a satellite transmitter before his release on the beach in the Ocean City inlet in front of a crowd of onlookers. The transmitter will allow scientists to track him and learn more about migration and feeding patterns. When Hastings was released, Aquarium spokesperson Jen Bloomer said, "He looked around a bit … then he spotted the water and headed toward it. His head was up as he went through the waves.
April 4, 2012
It's our second results show of the season; who's going home? It's got to be one of the "24 is the new 21" scores, right? That'd be Jack, Gladys, Melissa, Gavin or Sherri. I'm thinking Melissa. We start with a performance of Seal, covering "Lean on Me. " I'm, alas, of the generation that first knew this song as a Club Nouveau song . Forgive me - I have mended my ways and am now a huge Bill Withers fan. I'm perfectly fine with listening to Seal sing most anything, even a straight-forward cover like this one. Just getting my first look at Brooke's dress - I think this was the alternate design for Dale Arden's wedding dress in "Flash Gordon.
September 16, 2011
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways. The state has spent more than $131,000 and countless hours of study in a bid for the Marine Stewardship Council's seal of approval, a symbol of sustainability held by about 10 percent of the world's fish species and fish products — including the cod, haddock, hoki and pollock sold by 7,000 McDonald's restaurants in Europe.
April 16, 2003
On April 14, 2003, LOIS BOSLEY SEAL, beloved wife of Walter Joseph Seal, devoted mother of Eric R. Seal and the late Steven E. Seal. Loving sister of Shirley B. Coffman and the late Edward O. and Kenneth V. Bosley. Loving grandmother of four and great-grandmother of 11. Friends may call at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1211 Chesaco Ave. on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held Thursday 9:30 A.M. from the funeral home. Graveside Service will be held Thursday 4 P.M. in Pope Cemetery in Gorman, MD.