25 YEARS AGO
The governor is comparing apples to oranges when he recently suggested an oyster moratorium, according to watermen, packers and natural resource officials.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer said last week that a moratorium on oyster harvesting would benefit the trouble oyster population much like the 1985 ban on striped bass fishing helped rockfish make a comeback.
But critics are quick to point out rockfish were not victims of disease. Oyster bars have been ravaged by the parasites MSX ad Dermo, diseases dangerous to the oyster, not humans. Watermen point out that left alone, oysters will die, so they might as well be har vested.
A man’s death does not necessarily mean an end of life, especially for Robert Eakle.
Three days after his 59th birthday, Eakle suddenly died from a brain aneurysm on Nov. 19, 1992, according to his widow, Suzi Eakle.
Suzi, who had been married to Bobby for 21 yers, recalls those horrible moments at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., where a doctor told Suzi her husband was clinically dead. A nurse later asked if the couple ever considered organ donation.
Now two women in the Midwest cn see thanks to Eakle’s corneas, and a 35-year-old mother of two children in Washington, D.C., is now living a healthier life with Eakle’s liver.
One of Eakle’s kidneys went to a 35-year-old computer analyst who was on daily dialysis before his transplant. A 24-year-old D.C. man who had been ill since he was 12 received Eakle’s other kidney.
Suzi and their five children have never regretted their decision.
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Four Mid-shore post offices are among 28 in Maryland being reviewed for possible closure by the United States Postal Service.
Post offices in Chester on Kent Island, Claiborne, Taylor’s Island and Wingate, which have vacancies in the position of postmaster, may be closed after a lengthy review and appeal process beginning with questionnaires being sent out this week.
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Fire companies from three counties battled a three-alarm fire in one of the grain dryers at Wye Mills Grain Co. last Monday afternoon.
The fire began around
10:30 a.m., about five minutes after the dryer was turned on, according to Manager Lyn Morris. The fire took two hours to control.
The dryer was damaged extensively and 2,000 bushels of soybeans were lost in the fire, Morris said.