News of interest to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties that appeared in the daily Post, Aug. 8 to 14
Sunday | 8
Sailors Race, Rest, Celebrate
For the crews who sail overnight from Annapolis to St. Mary's City in the annual Governor's Cup Yacht Race, the morning after is a time of snoozing on boats, beaches and benches around the St. Mary's College of Maryland campus as they revive themselves for the all-day party that follows the all-night regatta.
Tuesday | 10
St. Mary's Soldier Killed in Iraq
Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., a soldier with an Army transportation unit in Iraq, was killed in Najaf when his convoy was attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. The 24-year-old, who grew up in Leonardtown, was the first Southern Marylander to die in hostile action in Iraq. His wife of one year and parents live in Leonardtown.
Wednesday | 11
Virus Infects Teens at U. of Md.
Doctors identified the highly contagious norovirus as the likely cause of a weekend outbreak that sickened more than 100 teenagers who were attending a two-week program on the University of Maryland College Park campus. About 100 teenagers and conference staff members were hospitalized Sunday night with nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms.
Thursday | 12
Review of Bay Cleanup Sought
Three U.S. senators -- Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Paul S. Sarbanes (D-Md.) and John W. Warner (R-Va.) -- are calling for an official review of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort after reports in The Washington Post that the government agency leading the cleanup has overstated its progress. The three senators asked the Government Accountability Office to assess the Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal and state partnership directing the bay restoration.
Thursday | 12
Year's First Case of West Nile
Prince George's County health officials reported the region's first human case this year of the West Nile virus. The Washington region usually experiences most of its cases of the mosquito-borne illness between mid-July and the end of October.
Friday | 13
Waldorf Man Killed in Iraq
Rick A. Ulbright, 49, of Waldorf, a civilian polygrapher working for the Air Force, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq, U.S. military officials said. Ulbright, who was retired from the Air Force, was a contractor for the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base.
Saturday | 14
Bluegrass Keeps 'Em Coming
Campers rolled into Leonardtown all week for L'il Margaret's bluegrass festival, which began Thursday and ends this morning. Fifteen years ago, Joseph and Margaret Goddard started this bluegrass festival from scratch. Their sons cut the lumber for the barn-like stage where the bands play. They cleared the hay from a corner of their 160-acre farm in St. Mary's County so people could park.