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  • Agritourism takes off in Hawaii

    Agritourism takes off in Hawaii
    HANALEI, Hawaii — It's a warm Tuesday afternoon on Kauai and tourists are lining up — just a few at first, then a dozen or so. Finally more than 100 have gathered, waiting patiently. They're not here to swim with dolphins, snorkel in turquoise...
  • Feds reject new territory for Florida panthers

    Feds reject new territory for Florida panthers
    A petition to reintroduce the Florida panther to part of its historic range in northern Florida and southern Georgia was rejected Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ¬†even though the agency’s own recovery plan calls for expanding the...
  • Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry

    Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry
    On Maryland's Eastern Shore, everything leads back to chickens. The poultry industry is the largest piece of a key sector of the local economy — agriculture — and its reach is broad: from the truckers who move products and the many farmers...
  • Best entertainment value: GOP nomination contest

    Best entertainment value: GOP nomination contest
    Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days. It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
  • Taking a stand, losing the farm

    ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor. The farmers said the company's new contract was...
  • Ribbs back in the driver's seat

    The latest chapter in the remarkable 35-year career of racecar driver Willy T. Ribbs began "in the middle of an Iowa cornfield." Ribbs, the first African-American to drive in the Indianapolis 500, didn't see any helmeted ghosts of Daytona's past or...
  • Ribbs back in the driver's seat at Baltimore Grand Prix

    The latest chapter in the remarkable 35-year career of racecar driver Willy T. Ribbs began "in the middle of an Iowa cornfield." Ribbs, the first African-American to drive in the Indianapolis 500, didn't see any helmeted ghosts of Daytona's past or...
  • Flooding, down trees close roads, delay MARC, light rail

    As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on southbound I-95 at Key Highway, due to an accident. Debris in the road was snarling traffic on U.S. 1 at the Baltimore Beltway, on southbound I-83 at Padonia Road, and the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway...
  • End the ethanol charade

    End the ethanol charade
    Is it just me, or was there actually a time when ethanol was the great, green hope? Didn't Al Gore tell us it would fight global warming through cleaner motor vehicle emissions? Didn't George W. Bush promise this homegrown grain byproduct would reduce U....
  • 'Big chicken' gets smaller

    'Big chicken' gets smaller
    There was a time, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Earl F. Hance recalls, when a beginning Maryland farmer could put a few chicken houses on his land and be assured that the income from them would pay off his farm. Those days are gone, replaced by...
  • Hiking where locomotives once chugged

    Hiking where locomotives once chugged
    Jogging along the Whittier Greenway Trail is traversing a corridor of history, a trip through an era when citrus trees bloomed — and boomed — in the breeze of passing rail trains. I found this trail because I wanted somewhere long and flat...