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Vol. 9, No. 28
July 12-18, 2001
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Dear Bay Weekly:

What a great article [“Summer Reading: Why Hold a Book When It Can Hold You — Spellbound?”: Vol. IX, No. 27, July 5-11]. I’ll have to show everyone at my library. I’m so pleased you followed up on Barbara Mertz.

And you wrote about my favorite company, Recorded Books Inc. They put out the best quality recordings and are a real pleasure to listen to. I just wish they got the contract to record Harry Potter. Thanks so much for sending me my own copy of Bay Weekly.

Great job, as usual,

- Denise Pritchett, Bowie

Editor’s note: It was reader Denise Pritchett who called our attention to Maryland writer Barbara Mertz, a.k.a. Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters.

Dear Bay Weekly:

I’m trying to find some information about chicken manure. I started reading your article on chicken manure that farmers can get from the Eastern Shore while waiting at the hospital for my husband to come out of surgery. I never got to finish the article, and when I went back to find the paper, it was gone. If you could let me know how I can find out about the manure, I would greatly appreciate your time and interest.

I’ve only been able to read your paper a couple of times. Can we get it delivered at home?

Thank you.

-Kathleen Evans, Lusby

Editor’s note: The article you’re looking for, “That’s Not Just Chicken #*!@,” ran in Vol. IX, No. 22 on May 31. The person to contact at Maryland Department of Agriculture is fertilizer transport project coordinator Norman Astle: 410/841-5874.

In answer to your second question, you can subscribe for $30 for one year and $50 for two. But if you use “Eight Days a Week” to plan your free time, you might be disappointed since local postal delivery is often slow. A sure bet is to pick up your Bay Weekly every Thursday at one of our 400-plus delivery stops. In Lusby, try the library, the Southern Calvert Community Center, Vera’s White Sands, Frying Pan Restaurant or the Faststop. You can also find us on the web back through 1998 at www.bayweekly.com.

Dear Bay Weekly:

I just moved into the Town Center Apartments in North Beach, and being a good, patriotic citizen, I purchased flags to decorate our flower urns for July Fourth.

I put out two flags on Monday morning, July 2; someone had stolen one of them by afternoon. I put out two more on Tuesday, July 3; during the day, both disappeared.

How dare they?

I went through a range of emotions: shock, disbelief, anger, disappointment, rage and sorrow.

I just hope whoever took the flags will enjoy them and treat them with the respect that I do.

- Lydia M. Troy, North Beach

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Bay Weekly

Fertilizer FoundFourth Flags Filched; Senior Shocked