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  • Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration

    Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration
    The Carroll County Commissioners open their twice-weekly meetings with heads bowed in prayer. Robin Bartlett Frazier began a recent session with words from Joshua in the Old Testament and her hope that the board would "be strong and of good courage in...
  • Park Quest 24/7 leaves Outdoors Girl with lessons, memories

    Park Quest 24/7 leaves Outdoors Girl with lessons, memories
    On the other side of the door, a famished raptor awaited my entrance. A park ranger placed a metal baking pan in my sweaty hands. On it, four dead rodents were arranged in a perfect line: Toll mouse cookies. Dinner was served. And in return I got an...
  • Costa Mesa wants to cut police force by 8

    COSTA MESA — Twelve sworn police officer positions and one non-sworn position face elimination under a proposed Police Department restructuring plan released Friday. City Chief Executive Tom Hatch's proposal to save an estimated $1.35 million a...
  • Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

    Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?
    Getting to know Atlantic sturgeon isn't easy. Case in point: watermen netted a 6-foot, 200-pound spawning female in the James River in April. Thinking it would move toward Richmond to lay its eggs, scientists placed a tracking device in the fish. It...
  • Man struck by lightning in Pasadena listed in critical condition

    Anne Arundel County Police Department received a call at 5:52 p.m. Sunday evening that a man had been struck by lightning at Fort Smallwood Park. A man who was struck by lightning while fishing in Anne Arundel County remains hospitalized in critical...
  • Killer Bees on the attack

    Killer Bees on the attack
    NORTHEAST GLENDALE — After two losses each by one run in prior meetings, Foothill Killer Bees Coach Jason Georges prepared and looked forward to his team's third contest with the Jewel City Arnols Angels. The stakes were higher this time around...
  • 'Captive Hunting' Animal Planet special likely to rile up viewers

    Animal Planet routinely attracts a broad audience of diverse viewers with one obvious trait in common: They love animals. Make that two traits: They're probably all going to be spitting mad after viewing "Animal Planet Investigates: Captive Hunting...
  • Fabulous floors spice up outdoor entertaining

    Fabulous floors spice up outdoor entertaining
    With gas prices soaring, the most cost-effective place to throw a party this summer might be our own backyards. There are a number of inexpensive ways to turn your outdoor space into an entertainment haven. Start with the flooring, which offers a...
  • Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland

    Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland
    — The dock built to hold water-filled tanks of baby oysters stands empty. The new marina for landing fully grown bivalves is being used for now by some crabbers. Encouraged by a new state policy to boost private oyster farming, Jay Robinson and...
  • Tangled up in Kickapoo

    Tangled up in Kickapoo
    For longtime pals Dave and Rob and I, it is time for the annual guys' weekend, an escape to the illusory wilderness that Wisconsin often offers just around a bend or down a lesser traveled byway. The road to our destination foreshadows the weekend a bit;...
  • Would a horseshoe crab harvest ban save the red knot?

    Would a horseshoe crab harvest ban save the red knot?
    It is difficult not to be moved by the plight of the red knot, the small shorebird that migrates 9,300 miles annually from South America all the way to the Canadian Arctic, one of the longest such journeys of any bird on the planet. Their numbers have...