Volume 11 Issue 19
May 8-14, 2003

On Our Cover
Mother’s Day Special:
Mothers, Heroes and First Ladies
Pretty as this early 20th century greeting card from the Bay Weekly collection is, motherhood far outstrips any stereotype. From the beginning, mothers have labored to feed, clothe and shelter their children — all the while radiating nurture as the sun casts light. In the midst of her long day’s work, Mother has had her own life to live — time or not — and men to relate to, for better or worse. Without paying much mind to it, she’s had history to make. It doesn’t matter if it ever gets written; every mother makes the history that will be lived out by her children and grandchildren.

Mothers, Heroes and First Ladies ~ by Sandra Martin
“On Mother’s Day — and the other 364 days of the year — meet Women of Achievement in Maryland History, brought to you by former First Lady Frances Hughes Glendening.

  • The Seeds of Good Eating Are Still Growing
    Update: May 6, 1993, Volume I, Number 2
    by SOM
  • Palms Up, Palms Down
    April showers, May flowers: Chesapeake Country sprouts palms
    by James Clemenko
  • This Old House Wants You
    But it won’t follow you home; you’ll have to take it
    by Dick Wilson
  • Way Downstream
    • In D.C., Congressman Wayne Gilchrest prods House of Representatives to preserve Garrett Island, near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, as part of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge…
    • In Virginia, where black and turkey vultures are thriving on roadkill and other human by-products, 1250 sentenced to death for over-population…
    • In Wisconsin, an alligator may make a good pet, but it can’t replace a good watchdog…
    • This week’s Creature Feature: In Los Angeles, ‘Dogs of War’ deserve to rest in peace — and style.