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Paul Greenberg has been fishing striped bass since childhood. As an adult, he received the International Association of Culinary Professionals' award for his New York Times Magazine article on Chilean sea bass. Courtesy of Paul Greenberg hide caption

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Tom DeBaggio, a herb and gardening expert, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 1999. 1999 File photo/Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Perriello visited constituent Irene Lewis last week to wish her a happy 105th birthday. Her granddaughter says Lewis still plants her own tomatoes. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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GOP Gunning For Virginia's Perriello In Midterms

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A 'Patchwork' Tour Of New Orleans With Anders Osborne

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Anxiety Runs High Among Gulf Coast Fishermen

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The brown pelican, which completely disappeared from Louisiana by the 1960s largely because of DDT, was listed as an endangered species — but then young pelicans were transplanted from Florida and the species gradually recovered. Now environmentalists are worried that the oil spill may reach the the Breton National Wildlife Refuge where brown pelicans nest. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Mose Allison: Train, Babe, Brain

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Whale Kills Trainer At SeaWorld

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Half-Pipe Routine Highlights Dangers At Games

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Switzerland's Defago Wins Downhill Gold

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Marines Continue Afghan Offensive

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Forces Launch Operation In Afghanistan

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