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Edward M. ?weatt
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Clyde and WWtie Stout, Jim Bal
Of all the articles I write for The
Brunswick Beaco" each week, I probably
receive m? feedback from
the fishing reports than all others
combined. Columns finish in a close
There must be something addictive
about articles where the victims are
spots, croakers, flounder or whitings
rather than people who have been
burglarized, run (>ver by automobiles
or robbed at gunpoint.
Given the choice. I bet more people
would rather redd about what was
caught off the local piers last week
than how many murderers were
caught in downtown Shallottc over
Master weekend. Not that there were
any murders in Shallottc recently.
The worse news one could possibly
read in a fishing report is that tlie fish
arc not biting, which doesn't stop
many fishermen from trying their
luck anyway. Fishing conditions
change frequently while bad news
seems to be engraved in stone.
Afterall, "Who's going to believe
what's in thaf old newspaper.
Fverybody knows when the blues
move in the spots leave the shore. It's
as simple as tiu't You don't catch
blues and spots tn the same waters.
That guy don't k"ow what he's talking
It's enough to t'uike a reporter respond,
"Oh yea! Well, hey buddy, I
just work here!"
I occasionally do get to practice
what I preach bV testing the fishing
holes around llolden Beach just to
check my sources' reliable information.
For example, the first fishing
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Beacon durin# 'lie week following
1 called the reporting piers and
marinas enrly Kinder Monday and
found out lluit r'veryone was saying
Die same thing, "I,,e spots ?rc biting
like entry. They're catching the spots
two at a time."
After lasting fried spots all day, I
decided to test the facts in the lnLETTERS
TO THE ED)
To the editor:
A number of disturbing Incidents
Involving hunters hunting from the
right-of-way ?* the roads in
Brunswick Covinty lutve prompted
our neighborhood to petition the
Bniaswick County Commissioners to
enact a law prohibiting such hunting
We are against neltlier hunters nor
hunting, nor dP w desire to stir up
feelings agaiitst the majority of
hunters who are responsible and
respectful of others. But the actions
of a few irresponsible hunters who
endanger the fees and property of
others by hunting along the edges of
well-traveled roads, often under the
pretense of "catching their dogs"
Health Board ,
To the editor
I was nleasCd to see y our edltorta
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(mslw action* ?t (fx- Brunswirl
County Boad of Health I .oca
boards of he*'1*1 have a particular!;
difficult rule *? ptay tn the 19Kb
Public health Issues are increasing);
complex and controversial. and lb
need for xtr?*VK. responsible loc*
The Beacon welcomes letters to
include the water's address I'nder
printed lettm should be legible
libelous iMnwfienU Address letters
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Thursday, April Z5,1985
tracoastal Waterway just down from
njii Jjjjiion iiffor urnrl/ II ainc riarjr an/1
cold, but as I told my roommate,
l ill on a Hussion auei some s[ahs.
WiUiin an hour I caught two small
spots, which proves they were catching
two at a time?not necessarily
two on the same hook and line, but
two during the same fishing trip. So
there, tike that if you don't believe
the fishing reports.
Did you know that fishing reports
are also educational? I've heard of
high school students who have clipped
the fishing reports to use In their
current event assignments for
marine biology classes.
You can also learn about such
places us "the Sea Uouy," a popular
offshore hangout for local black sea
bass fishermen. There is also the
"five-mile rock," which is apparently
a large rock five miles offshore. No
one has yet explained to me what the
rock looks like, or how one knows
when they've found the five-mile
Through rain, sleet, snow, or in the
cuse that occurred last September
'luring.Hurricane Diana, The Beacon
will let you know how the fish are
biting each week.
Yes, there was a fishing report in
the Hurricane Diana issue, complete
wlUi pictures of fishermen braving
the stormy waters Just hours before
the hurricane struck the coast. Yes,
they were catching spots.
And yes, 1 Imagine plenty of people
read the fishing report that week,
too. Afterall, It's refreshing, It's light
rending and It's addictive. Good luck
to all the fishermen this season.
must Ik- stopped before a tragedy occurs
At present approximately 50 counties
In tlse state have laws which in
some way prohibit the use of
firearms on or near the public roadway.
We have neither the time nor the
resources to organize a county-wide
campaign But if you live in
Brunswick County and are concerned
about seeing such a law enacted to
protect your homes, lives and property,
we invite you to attend a special
hearing on the subject April SO at 7
p.m. in tin- public assembly building
Mr. and Mrs Dyion Skipper
leadership has never been greater.
1 Congratulations ?it certainly due
lv ujc tuutudhlk vWi'^ ixntu m
> Health (of its commitment to the pro
1 pie c4 Brunswick Count) and also tc
|r jour newspaper (or encouraging
k positive community action
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the editor All letters must he signed am
no circumstances will unsigned letters h
The Beacon reserves the right to rdi
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I couldn't believe it. Green lipstick.
It looked like the yechy slime they
dump on that poor girl's head on
Nickelodeon's "You Can't Do That
I looked at it again. Beside the tube
of neon green there was a yellow one
and an orange one. Punk lip colors to
match those neon high heels?
"Go ahead. Try it on your wrist,"
my friend Jean Newman insisted,
knowing a gullible shopper when she
I did. It was green alright?until it
hit the inside of my wrist. Then it
turned this bright, Hawaian tropical
pink. Too pink for me.
I tried the yellow one that said
"coral" on the lid. Coral? It came
closer to wine or rose on my wrist,
almost the colors I normally wear.
The stuff was addictive.
The third and last tube had orangegold
flecks that were supposed to produce
a frosty gloss. It came out a
pretty shade of peach.
Rubbing hard at my wrist, I heard
Jean add, "It stays on forever. It'll
be on there the rest of the night."
I could hear trying to explain to
supper guests why I had three funny
shades of lipstick swiped across my
wrist. But then longlasting color is
iust what a busy working woman
Put tilt* Marti ilv huvr
This Friday marks the 200th an
nivcrsary of the birtli of J ohn Jame;
Audubon, noted American birc
painter, author, and cxpiorcr
Though Audubon was no real conser
vationLst (in keeping with his time:
when there was abundance ol naturn
resources t, his work has helpcc
make us aware of the beauty am
wonder of birds In their nature
Audubon was the son of a Frencl
naval officer, planter, and merchan
and was bom on his father's plants
lion tn present day Haiti tn 1785. H
was taken to France where he grei
up exploring nature and learnin,
dancing, riding, shooting, and music
After a brief time in the Krench navy
he was sent by his father to Vallc
Forge to escape involvement in th
Napoleonic Wars, in Pennsylvania
he spent most of his time living th
life of a gentleman-hunting, fishing
drawing birds, and going to parties
His room was filled with collection
oi Murieci animals, turds eggs, fYst
snakes, frogs, lizards?until l
resembled a museum
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needs in her makeup, right?
Checking around, I found most of
the women I know had already experienced
"Mood lipstick" and had
lived to tell about it Boy, do they
have some stories. On some people
the green stuff turns hot, hot,
hot?hinting at some secret, passionate
nature, perhaps? On other
women it sometimes turns out a
friendly, wearable pink.
One woman I know thinks the color
may have something to do with how
much you put on.
There's one story circulating about
a man who smeared some on?with
no results. It stayed green.
Maybe it works iike tnat deodorant
in the TV ad?the ad in which the
man wants to borrow a certain brand
of deodorant because it's strong, but
gets told no, because it's "just for
women." A woman's sweat, the ad
suggests, has a higher pH than a
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n (o return to the Brunswick Islands be;
He married Lucy Bakewell. ar
l> Englishwoman who lived in a nearby
t estate When his father's farm wa:
i- lost, they moved west with a partnei
e to set up dry goods stores in Ken
* tucky ana Missouri. Although ne (lie
K well (or a while, in 1819 his business
(ailed, he was arresied and jailed
r. and had to declare bancroptcy. H<
>' lost all he had, including his wife's
c silver and clothes. He was disliked bj
his tn-laws. one ot whom wrote,
* He neglects his material interests
I- and is forever wasting his time
hunting, drawing, and stuffing
4 birds, and playing his fiddle We
* fear he will never be fit for any
d practical purpose on the face of
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man's (they bring out litmus paper to
Actually this "mood" stuff is
Remember mood rings? Depending
upon your body temperature or
pH or both, I can't remember, their
color switched from sea blue, rose or
jade green to angry-looking purples
and even onyx.
Back in high school, they were all
I never understood how they worked.
Maybe that's why I bought one,
since ordinarily I'm not one to go
along with fads.
Watching it turn colors right before
my very eyes was fun, mysterious.
And the manufacturer was on to
something in human chemistry.
Depending upon how I felt?angry,
bubbly, quietly content?the color
changed just like the little piece of
paper enclosed with the ring said it
Green lipstick has that same aura
What I want to know is this: What
does ii mean if ihe given stays
green? I may have to do some experimenting
of my own.
Have you been wondering about
the mystery couple that adopted the
little gas chamber survivor at the
aches for the summer as this sunset sci
For a while Audubon worked al
sign painting and finally got a jot
with a museum in Cincinnati. Tht
Western Museum failed and Audubor
was forced to move seriously to stu
dying and drawing birds. He mover
to New Orleans and from there ei
plored the I-ower Mississippi Valley
making his way as an artist and <
tutor. Money saved from Lucy':
teaching helped him get to Englanc
in 1835 in search of a publisher. Hi
gained success and fame, but it tool
13 years for Audubon to complete th<
project and sell subscriptions for hi
' "Birds of America", publishei
1826-38. He tired of travel and finall;
settled on the Hudson River abov
New York City.
Another U Audubon's works wa
"The Viviparous Quadrupeds o
North America (1M5-S4)" done t
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with Special C
county animal shelter?
"Second Chance," as her new
owners have named the puppy, has
moved uptown. She now has a home
at the beach and one upstate.
Friday morning I goi a call from
Janet Branch, identifying she and
her husband Larry as the new
owners. They're from WinstonSalem.
They own one home at Sunset
Beach and have just built another
beach home on Richmond Street at
Ocean Isle Beach, where they were
staying last week.
Second Chance (Janet said the
name seemed the most logical
choice) already has put on weight,
perked up and even learned to bark.
"She's already almost demolished
a box of Puppy Chow, but prefers
macaroni and cheese," Janet
The puppy's not the only adored pet
in the Branch family. Second Chance
joins a beagle named Precious and a
cat named C.P.
Janet said she'll have to take turns
with the other family pels coming to
the beach one at a time. She's going
to be an Outside uug and pi utilises lo
grow up to a rather good size.
"We'll take very good care of her,"
That I don't doubt: I just wish there
were a lot more Larrys and Janets
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t-ne at Holden Beach indicates.
t collaboration with John Bachman of
> Charleston. This work was turned
? over to Audubon's sons and Dr.
? Bachman when illness made it imDassible
for Audubon to comr.lete the
1 work. He died in 1851 when he was 65.
, Audubon's contributions as an ari
tist, an author of detailed journals,
s and a sportsman gained him an iroJ
portant place in our history. The cooe
servation and education society
k which bears his name continues the
e spirit of his endeavors as it seeks to
s foster awareness and concern of the
i natural environment in a day when
y our resources are not unlimited and
e the pressures of an ever-increasing
population daily deplete our natural
f Happy birthday. John James
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