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By JoAnna Daemmrich and Rona Kobell and JoAnna Daemmrich and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2004
Floodwaters from the rain-swollen Susquehanna River have flushed 30-foot trees, gnarled clumps of branches, road barricades and old tires into the upper Chesapeake Bay--a flotilla of debris that is alarming boaters and environmental activists. The U.S. Coast Guard is broadcasting warnings three times a day, cautioning boaters to be on the lookout in the northern end of the bay. Most of the debris, which could damage boats and smash into piers and docks, was unleashed by the heavy rains accompanying the remnants of Hurricane Ivan.
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NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2001
An important Baltimore shipping artery has been blocked after an accident at the eastern mouth of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The Bay Titan, a 115-foot-long coastal tugboat, capsized Friday while turning into the canal from the Delaware River. The vessel is expected to block the 450-foot-wide channel until it can be removed with a crane. A member of its crew is missing and feared dead. The 19-mile sea-level canal, which links the upper Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River, cuts 300 miles from a trip between Philadelphia and Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 24, 2005
North East of Cecil County worked hard to shut down Aberdeen's Robbie Jackson last night. The Indians often triple-teamed the 7-foot senior center and held him to two points. But they couldn't stop the rest of the Eagles. Marlon Jenifer scored a season-best 21 points, Kashif Brown added 16 and Devron Galloway had 12 as No. 9 Aberdeen rolled to an 85-42 victory in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship game at Harford Tech. Aberdeen (18-4) also won the UCBAC championship last year in the conference's first season.
NEWS
By Todd Richissin DTC and Todd Richissin DTC,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1998
NORTH EAST -- Early in the 1960s, Eleanore Benjamin recalls, she and her husband, Herb, plopped down $8,000 for a boxy building on Main Street, painted their name on a shingle and declared themselves open for business.Not every town is clamoring for a business where residents can stop for a bucket of minnows and a haircut, but that is exactly what they created. And despite a couple of crises -- fishing bans and an era of longer hair -- Herb's Tackle Shop has survived.But now the Benjamins are facing something they fear they cannot overcome.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2004
After her team beat Edgewood, 48-45, yesterday in the championship game of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference, Aberdeen senior guard Tameka McDonald kept focusing on the big picture, but couldn't help but enjoy what the Eagles had just accomplished. McDonald and the 19th-ranked Eagles happily posed for pictures at C. Milton Wright, celebrating their status as the first-ever UCBAC champion in girls basketball. The Eagles, who have made two consecutive trips to the Class 2A state semifinals before losing, hope a similar celebration ensues next month in the state championships, but McDonald said last night's title will do for now. "I am so happy that we are the first team to win this," said McDonald, who scored a team-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds and six steals.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
Capt. Herbert Hamilton Ward III, a retired career naval officer who was active in Upper Chesapeake Bay environmental matters and other issues, died March 17 from complications of a blood clot at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The Broadmead retirement community resident was 91. The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, Herbert Hamilton Ward III was born and raised in Wilmington, Del., where he graduated in 1939 from Friends School. He was a member of an accelerated wartime class at the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1943.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1999
Fishermen angling for tarpon or pompano usually have to go to Florida, or the Carolinas, or at least to the lower Chesapeake Bay. But not this year.Wildlife authorities have verified catches of both species this month in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake.They're among a growing list of creatures said to be venturing up the bay as the deepening drought pushes water temperatures and salinity levels higher."We've had a hot summer and very salty conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, and it makes good conditions for these semitropical fish," said Phil Jones, resource management director for the state Department of Natural Resources.
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
By Dan Berger | April 8, 1996
New security measures for Montana include metal detectors on the Idaho border, wolves trained to sniff out explosives and mandatory checking of guns at the coffee houses.Unabomber alone caused this country more grief than all Libya.Cheer up. Shortnose sturgeon have returned to the upper bay.Q. Where is the watchdog? A. In the doghouse, watching.Pub Date: 4/08/96
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
There weren't any keepers yet, but the fish were definitely biting for Willie Edwards one day last week as he trolled along the edge of the Susquehanna Flats. The 72-year-old fisherman from North East said he'd caught "a lot of little rock," or striped bass. The Flats - a vast, grass-covered shoal at the mouth of the Susquehanna River - are a magnet for fish and the anglers who pursue them. But they're also a symbol to scientists of the Chesapeake Bay's resilience, and of its ability to rebound, if given a chance, from decades of pollution and periodic battering by storms.
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