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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
An article in The Sun yesterday stated incorrectly that the humpback whale sighted in the Chesapeake Bay this week was one of a group of whales that has spent several months in Virginia waters. In fact, researchers have not determined whether it is one of the Virginia whales.The Sun regrets the errors.A state veterinarian has identified a whale that has been hanging around the Bay Bridge as one of a group of humpback whales that have spent the last few months in southern Virginia waters.Dr.
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Dan Rodricks | April 9, 2012
If we're serious about getting the invasive snakeheads under control before they eat all the other fish in the Chesapeake watershed, then let me suggest that we get serious about the bounty. Those $200 gift certificates from a major outdoors retailer are nice, but there are only three of them, and those who catch a snakehead have to enter a drawing to win them, and the drawing isn't until November. That's not much of an incentive. Let's engage in some bigger thinking about this.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2002
Virginia fishery managers voted yesterday to expand an existing sanctuary for blue crabs, placing a 900-square-mile swath of the Chesapeake Bay off limits to all crabbing from June 1 to Sept. 15. A spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said the enlarged sanctuary, which goes into effect Saturday, will allow 70 percent of all the bay's adult female crabs to live long enough to reproduce. It will also match Maryland fishery managers' decision to speed up their state's share of agreed-upon cutbacks in the two states' blue-crab harvests.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2003
Perdue Farms Inc., the Maryland-based poultry giant, was fined $80,000 and has agreed to upgrade a processing plant in Virginia to settle charges of water pollution. The settlements were with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. They stem from alleged water pollution from wastewater at Perdue's Accomac, Va., processing plant, according to the government agencies. Perdue's agreement with the state to upgrade its plant is subject to approval by the Virginia Water Control Board on June 19. "These are significant violations," said Dr. David Gussman, a senior enforcement specialist for the Virginia DEQ. Perdue is accused of discharging up to 30 times the permitted amount of ammonia into a nearby creek because of equipment malfunctions.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
A state veterinarian plans to use a variation of fingerprinting in an attempt to identify a whale that has been hanging around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as one of a group of humpback whales that have spent several months in southern Virginia waters.Dr. Cindy Driscoll of the Department of Natural Resources said she is gathering photographs of the 35-foot whale that has been seen near the bridge this week. She will send the photographs to the Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., where scientists have been monitoring and photographing at least eight humpbacks.
NEWS
By ASCRIBE NEWS SERVICE | January 11, 2001
GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. - Virginia Institute of Marine Science scientists Kimberly Reece and Nancy Stokes have developed molecular diagnostic tools to detect Pfiesteria piscicida and related organisms in water samples. The tools were developed using funds for Pfiesteria research provided to VIMS by the Virginia General Assembly and a grant from Environmental Protection Agency. The researchers used the tools to look for Pfiesteria in water samples collected during September and October by the Department of Environmental Quality.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | May 1, 1995
TILGHMAN ISLAND -- The striped bass had spawned up the bay a ways and, while headed south to the ocean, noticed the good ship "Pleasant Merchant" pull alongside. Despite the earliness of the hour -- reveille had been a very angry knock on the door at 5:30 a.m. -- the folks aboard seemed wide awake and talking up a storm.The bass thought, "Gee, I think that's state comptroller Louis Goldstein. I think I'll join him. I voted for him in the last election." Even Democratic fish vote in this state, right, Ellen Sauerbrey?
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | April 9, 2012
If we're serious about getting the invasive snakeheads under control before they eat all the other fish in the Chesapeake watershed, then let me suggest that we get serious about the bounty. Those $200 gift certificates from a major outdoors retailer are nice, but there are only three of them, and those who catch a snakehead have to enter a drawing to win them, and the drawing isn't until November. That's not much of an incentive. Let's engage in some bigger thinking about this.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | May 12, 1991
Fishing was especially good last week in Virginia.According to Jack Redinger of Seahawk Sports Center in Pocomoke, "The hot spot for flounder was Wachapreaque. Saturday [May 4] was an especially good day. Every boat we talked with had at least seven or eight flounder. Quite a few had their creel limit of 10. Quinby, Chincoteague and Folly's Creek also saw good flounder catches."He said that the flounder were taking frozen shiners and live bull minnows.Sea trout, as well as speckled trout, are also showing up in the bays around Virginia.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2003
Perdue Farms Inc., the Maryland-based poultry giant, was fined $80,000 and has agreed to upgrade a processing plant in Virginia to settle charges of water pollution. The settlements were with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. They stem from alleged water pollution from wastewater at Perdue's Accomac, Va., processing plant, according to the government agencies. Perdue's agreement with the state to upgrade its plant is subject to approval by the Virginia Water Control Board on June 19. "These are significant violations," said Dr. David Gussman, a senior enforcement specialist for the Virginia DEQ. Perdue is accused of discharging up to 30 times the permitted amount of ammonia into a nearby creek because of equipment malfunctions.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2002
Virginia fishery managers voted yesterday to expand an existing sanctuary for blue crabs, placing a 900-square-mile swath of the Chesapeake Bay off limits to all crabbing from June 1 to Sept. 15. A spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said the enlarged sanctuary, which goes into effect Saturday, will allow 70 percent of all the bay's adult female crabs to live long enough to reproduce. It will also match Maryland fishery managers' decision to speed up their state's share of agreed-upon cutbacks in the two states' blue-crab harvests.
NEWS
By ASCRIBE NEWS SERVICE | January 11, 2001
GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. - Virginia Institute of Marine Science scientists Kimberly Reece and Nancy Stokes have developed molecular diagnostic tools to detect Pfiesteria piscicida and related organisms in water samples. The tools were developed using funds for Pfiesteria research provided to VIMS by the Virginia General Assembly and a grant from Environmental Protection Agency. The researchers used the tools to look for Pfiesteria in water samples collected during September and October by the Department of Environmental Quality.
TRAVEL
By Diana Friedman and Diana Friedman,Special to the Sun | October 1, 2000
When a friend heard that my husband and I were planning a vacation with our two young children in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was surprised. "Isn't that the spa / resort town where people go for romantic interludes and relaxing getaways?" she asked. Well, yes. Berkeley Springs is known for its upscale spas, budget-busting accommodations and eclectic art galleries, but it's also family-friendly and affordable if you know where to look. The more I learned about this small town just two hours from Baltimore, the more convinced I became that it could be an ideal family destination.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord and Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The commonwealth of Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to order the state of Maryland to clear the way for a project to draw drinking water for Virginians from the Potomac River above Washington. In a lawsuit filed directly with the justices, bypassing lower courts, Virginia argued that Maryland officials are insisting illegally on veto power over a water intake tube that would extend beyond Virginia's shore to the Potomac's main channel. Maryland owns the river under a 1632 land grant from King Charles I and has jurisdiction over construction projects that affect it. The ownership was upheld by an arbitration award approved by Congress in 1879.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | May 1, 1995
TILGHMAN ISLAND -- The striped bass had spawned up the bay a ways and, while headed south to the ocean, noticed the good ship "Pleasant Merchant" pull alongside. Despite the earliness of the hour -- reveille had been a very angry knock on the door at 5:30 a.m. -- the folks aboard seemed wide awake and talking up a storm.The bass thought, "Gee, I think that's state comptroller Louis Goldstein. I think I'll join him. I voted for him in the last election." Even Democratic fish vote in this state, right, Ellen Sauerbrey?
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
An article in The Sun yesterday stated incorrectly that the humpback whale sighted in the Chesapeake Bay this week was one of a group of whales that has spent several months in Virginia waters. In fact, researchers have not determined whether it is one of the Virginia whales.The Sun regrets the errors.A state veterinarian has identified a whale that has been hanging around the Bay Bridge as one of a group of humpback whales that have spent the last few months in southern Virginia waters.Dr.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord and Lyle Denniston and Joel McCord,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The commonwealth of Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to order the state of Maryland to clear the way for a project to draw drinking water for Virginians from the Potomac River above Washington. In a lawsuit filed directly with the justices, bypassing lower courts, Virginia argued that Maryland officials are insisting illegally on veto power over a water intake tube that would extend beyond Virginia's shore to the Potomac's main channel. Maryland owns the river under a 1632 land grant from King Charles I and has jurisdiction over construction projects that affect it. The ownership was upheld by an arbitration award approved by Congress in 1879.
TRAVEL
By Diana Friedman and Diana Friedman,Special to the Sun | October 1, 2000
When a friend heard that my husband and I were planning a vacation with our two young children in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was surprised. "Isn't that the spa / resort town where people go for romantic interludes and relaxing getaways?" she asked. Well, yes. Berkeley Springs is known for its upscale spas, budget-busting accommodations and eclectic art galleries, but it's also family-friendly and affordable if you know where to look. The more I learned about this small town just two hours from Baltimore, the more convinced I became that it could be an ideal family destination.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
A state veterinarian plans to use a variation of fingerprinting in an attempt to identify a whale that has been hanging around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as one of a group of humpback whales that have spent several months in southern Virginia waters.Dr. Cindy Driscoll of the Department of Natural Resources said she is gathering photographs of the 35-foot whale that has been seen near the bridge this week. She will send the photographs to the Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., where scientists have been monitoring and photographing at least eight humpbacks.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | May 12, 1991
Fishing was especially good last week in Virginia.According to Jack Redinger of Seahawk Sports Center in Pocomoke, "The hot spot for flounder was Wachapreaque. Saturday [May 4] was an especially good day. Every boat we talked with had at least seven or eight flounder. Quite a few had their creel limit of 10. Quinby, Chincoteague and Folly's Creek also saw good flounder catches."He said that the flounder were taking frozen shiners and live bull minnows.Sea trout, as well as speckled trout, are also showing up in the bays around Virginia.
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