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Posted on 03/27/2002 7:08:13 PM PST by Tumbleweed_ConnectionEdited on 07/12/2004 3:52:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
"Selling time," yells Bob Cage, the 78-year-old tobacco auctioneer, signaling the beginning of the day's bidding at the Planter's Tobacco Warehouse in Upper Marlboro.
Mr. Cage has been at the center of Maryland's annual tobacco auction for 50 years, he says, and his rising and falling singsong voice announces the prices with a fluidity borne of experience.
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Come to think of it, we should send Maryland to Canada in exchange for the province of Alberta. Albertans think more like Americans, whereas Maryland doesn't. America could claim the beautiful ski resort of Banff as their own, as well as some more farms and a couple NHL hockey teams, while Canada would have an influx of Socialists to add to the millions already living there- sounds like a fair trade to me!