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Newport-Bermuda entry deadline arrives

The deadline for submitting an application for entry to the 2010 Newport Bermuda Race (without incurring a late fee) is 5 p.m. April 1.

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Bomb hoax delays cruise ship off Florida

A Carnival cruise ship was held off the Florida coast for several hours Sunday while authorities searched the vessel and arrested a drunk passenger on bomb hoax charges, the Coast Guard said.

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Whale hunting pondered by decision-makers

"Save the Whales!" One of the earliest slogans of the environmental movement, it galvanized a generation of conservationists. And to a significant extent, the campaign worked: A quarter-century after the first anti-hunting regulations were approved, several whale populations have stabilized and a few seem to be rebounding.

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Young competitor signs up for solo circumnavigation

One of Britain's acclaimed young sailors has confirmed his entry into the oldest solo round the world yacht race - the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans (formerly the BOC Challenge).

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Heavy rains, snowmelt may affect Bay health

The heavy rainstorms of mid-March resulted in more than 3 inches of rain across much of Maryland and, if wet weather continues, may result in less underwater grasses, an increase in algae blooms and early onset of dead zones in Chesapeake Bay, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, which is monitoring the water quality for short- or long-term storm-related impacts.

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