Volume 16, Issue 39 - September 25 - October 1, 2008

Taking the High Way: 100 Years of Maryland State Roads

When we hop into our cars and head to school, work or play, we might think about the cost of fuel or how the car is running. But who thinks of the road? But the roads we take for granted have been more than three centuries in the making. And a century in the paving, which corresponds with the Maryland State Highway Administration’s centennial. by Margaret Tearman continue reading...

Finding Southern Maryland

New Trails Guide points the way.
reviewed by Margaret Tearman continue reading...

Vice-Presidential Personas: Average Joe vs. Smooth-Talking Sarah

It has been said that good leaders surround themselves with good people. Judged on the unconscious truth of handwriting, both vice presidential nominees complement the leaders of their team.by Jane Elkin
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Getting Around: Stories on the Move

If you ride the bus on Annapolis’ Brown Line, arrive a half-hour early. With luck, you may catch the late arrival of the bus prior to yours.
by Erica Stratton continue reading...

What's Inside

Letters to the Editor

Letter from the Editor
What Have We Done with Music Notes?

Earth Talk
Playing the Green Card: Can an environmentally stressed America still welcome the world’s tired, poor and huddled masses?

Dock of the Bay
The healing powers of the Chesapeake … Clear-cutting the power path … Weird neighbors … Smartening up our grid … Up-cycling your popped corks … This week’s Creature Feature: The puss caterpillar invades Calvert.

News of the Weird
by Chuck Shepherd

Free Will Astrology
by Rob Brezsny

2008 Home & Garden Guide

2008 Bay Weekly Dining Guide

Bill Burton
Grumps takes her lumps: I want her enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks.

Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle
The arc of the pendulum: My luck has swung the wrong way.

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll
Autumn’s celestial fish: Brilliant Fomalhaut shines like a sentinel in the south.

The Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin
Are you killing your boxwoods? These evergreen imports are picky customers.

Where We Live
by Steve Carr
Rockfish Republicans vs. the National Federation of Independent Businesses: Two Shoreside interests square off.

Movie Reviews

Jonathan Parker on Ghost Town: Comic subtleties, quiet cleverness and Ricky Gervais fix smiles on our faces.
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