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  • Two ships collide in Chesapeake Bay, third runs aground

    Two ships collide in Chesapeake Bay, third runs aground
    Blame it on the full moon. On Tuesday, high winds led to the collision of two vessels in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship running aground in the Chesapeake Bay. The 79-foot rig vessel Petite and the 1,065-foot container ship MSC...
  • New tour, new material for comedian Demetri Martin

    "A drunk driver is very dangerous. Everyone knows that. But so is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive." That's just one of approximately 10 million jokes that the wildly prolific standup comic Demetri Martin has written over his career. His comedy...
  • Change of seasons clears lakes of ice and also drives sap out of maples and anglers to the river

    Spring had been planned by ticking off the days until sap ran. Somewhere in the middle of this, or around it, rivers would break free of ice, or warm up, and fishing dates were on the calendar. This was before winter hung on forever, and snow remained...
  • Oft-maligned Alabama rigs catch the attention of bass

    SHELL KNOB, Mo. Bill Babler rared back and launched a long cast with a multi-lure contraption that some bass fishermen jokingly call a "chandelier rig." With a weighted jig head, five wires extending from it and plastic baits attached to those leaders,...
  • A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say

     A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say
    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation. They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal...
  • The Harbor Report: Loosening the belt again at boat show

    I am writing my column aboard a 757 headed to Miami in an effort to sell a 2009 Tiara 3900 power boat. As I review the boat's specification sheet, in preparation for the boat's inspections, my mind returns to a few of the observations I noticed around the...
  • Boat builders reducing prices to get more buyers aboard

    If you think of a boat as an awfully expensive toy, well, some folks in the marine industry would like it to be more affordable. For Brunswick Corp., the nation's largest recreational boat builder, that means every new model should cost the same or...
  • Latest signal not missing plane, Australia says

    SYDNEY The latest signal reported in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet in the Indian Ocean probably did not come from the plane, the body coordinating the hunt said Friday. "The signal reported in the vicinity of the Australian Defense...
  • South Florida fishing report

    Fishing report LAKE OKEECHOBEE Bass have been caught flipping the reeds and grass on the outside edge of the lake. Soft-plastic jerkbaits and swimbaits also were catching fish on the outside grass lines and inside the grass when the wind blows....
  • Crown Princess cruise ship with sick passengers arrives in San Diego

    Crown Princess cruise ship with sick passengers arrives in San Diego
    SAN DIEGO — A cruise ship from Los Angeles pulled into San Diego Thursday morning with several dozen passengers sick with flu-like symptoms. Most of the passengers on the Crown Princess will enjoy a day of shopping and sightseeing in San Diego....
  • Fishing opens statewide in Pennsylvania this weekend

    You couldn't ask for a better weekend to get out fishing than what is predicted for this Saturday and Sunday. While we've been fishing in the Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania since March 29, and in New Jersey since last Saturday, the rest...