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By Mary Knudson | November 25, 1990
Rural Somerset County is full of folks like Joe Reading, who used to dip his bare hands in DDT, still uses other chemicals on his farm and bathes his dinner greens in bacon grease. And Lewis W. Jones, a medical clinic director who smoked two packs of cigarettes a day until recently. And Weltonia Engram, who avoided getting Pap smears because she was afraid she might learn she had cancer.Smoking, diets loaded with fat and salt, exposure to cancer-causing chemicals and poor access to health care may be clues to why one in 321 Somerset residents dies of cancer every year.
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NEWS
December 29, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Frank Keech Turner, a retired chairman of the Bank of Southern Maryland and lifelong resident of Charles County, will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ignatius Chapel Point, Bel Alton, in Southern Maryland.Mr. Turner, 69, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata.He worked 29 years for the Bank of Southern Maryland before retiring as chairman of the board in 1985. Earlier, he was a member of the board of directors of Mercantile Bank and Trust in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2001
More than three months after a Maryland study ruled out a proposed Chesapeake Bay commuter ferry between the Lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland as too expensive, Virginia officials are moving ahead with plans that could provide high-speed service between Crisfield on the Shore and Reedville, Va. Meanwhile, a ferry operator based in Pensacola, Fla., who wants to build the $50 million project without government help, has purchased options on property...
FEATURES
April 19, 1992
Kilted clansmen will gather at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard on Saturday for the 14th annual Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland. The event, which celebrates the cultural heritage of the Celtic people, provides a day of music, dance, storytelling, athletic competitions and family fun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Professional and amateur athletes will compete in the Scottish Heptathlon with such events as the hammer throw, caber toss and sheaf toss. There will be clan challenges, junior highland games and Celtic and kilted mile foot races.
FEATURES
April 21, 1991
The 13th annual Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering will be held Saturday at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard.Family fun is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.--clan challenges, a Scottish heptathlon for both professionals and amateurs, the Southern Maryland Highland Dance Competition and piping competitions.There will also be a Celtic market, living history exhibits, demonstrations and food.Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 7 to 12. The park is off Route 2/4 in Southern Maryland.
NEWS
By Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2008
I've had a lemon tree growing by my driveway in Southern Maryland for at least five years. It's 20 feet tall and bore fruit for the first time this summer. Obviously it can withstand snow, freezing temperatures and drought. The lemons are mostly large and delicious. Isn't this unusual in Maryland? Lemon trees are classified as tropical. They normally need to be placed indoors as protection against Maryland's winters. However, a couple of cultivars are hardy down to 17 degrees, namely, Meyer and Lisbon.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | December 5, 1991
Off the bow of the Patuxent II, a whirling auger scrapes years of accumulated muck from the bottom of Rock Creek.Roaring in the stern, the barge's 365-horsepower diesel engines suck up the debris, beginning its two-mile journey to the disposal site off Tar's Cove."
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 16, 2000
Melissa Kolb scored 20 points to power host Hood past Chestnut Hill, 63-48, in the opening round of its 10 Days Till Christmas Tournament in Frederick in women's college basketball action yesterday. Mandy Fischer added 16 points for Hood. The Blazers (4-4) shot 39.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the line for the game. The Griffons fell to 2-6. College of Southern Maryland 101, CCBC-Catonsville 56: The Hawks, led by Nkem Ifeika (34 points), Nikia Roper (27) and Natasha Denny (27)
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 25, 1992
New Hampshire, Maine, South Dakota. When will they get to real states?In baseball these days, your everyday bum can make a million. The moral is that baseball is the game to be in.It turns out all those people who want Don to return as mayor live in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.Don't worry if you missed the Winter Olympics. They will be showing the re-run in two years.
NEWS
December 23, 2002
"People don't go around buying land when they don't have the money. ... We're not sending the right message." - Baltimore Del. Howard P. Rawlings, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, on the state Board of Public Works' decision Wednesday to spend $19 million to buy land on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Maryland. His comments came during a meeting Thursday with The Sun's Editorial Board.
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