MONDAY MAIL: Double trouble blend and bubble

September 22, 2013 

Big Mac

Today's opening is from a Shakespeare play; the title of it is bad luck to say.

Fall

Welcome to the first full day of fall. Your next seasonal change will be the winter solstice at 12:11 p.m. Dec. 21, a Saturday.

If you own a home in Columbus, also mark your calendar for Oct. 1, when your Muscogee County property taxes are due.

Rachelle Rachelle

Do you remember a swimsuit model named Rachel Hunter? I thought I had forgotten all about her, but perhaps I had not, and that's why I misspelled a name in a Sept. 18 story:

Hi Tim,

Just wanted to let you know that my name is spelled Rachelle Hunter (not that I mind being confused with the uber beautiful and talented supermodel Rachel Hunter).

Have a good one!

Rachelle D. Hunter,

Assistant Public Defender, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

Dear Rachelle:

What? Sorry. I was Google-image searching Rachel Hunter.

I apologize, and I will make a note of that for future reference. I'll bookmark one of these photo galleries so I won't forget.

Bass-o-matic

Do you remember Dan Akroyd's ad for the Super Bass-O-Matic 76 blender on "Saturday Night Live"? He just dropped in a bass and ground it up. "Wow! That's terrific bass!" said a model sipping from a glass.

If efforts to restore native species to the Chattahoochee River work out, you'll be able to do that with a shoal bass one day.

A free shoal bass lecture will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Outside World Outfitters, 1025 Broadway. Jenn Collins sends this:

Shoal bass are a black bass species native only to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River system -- and they can only be found in flowing water.

Although this species supports popular fisheries in the Flint River, it has largely disappeared from the Chattahoochee due to a series of 14 (now 12) dams, increased urbanization in the watershed, and competition from non-native black bass species stocked in the river.

Come to the first installment of the Spencer Environmental Lecture Series and learn from Dr. Steven Sammons, Auburn University Research Fellow, how biologists in Alabama, Georgia and Florida are working on the preservation and restoration of this exciting sport fish throughout the Chattahoochee River system. …

Dear Jenn:

What if you go Chattahoochee sport fishing and catch a whitewater rafter? Can you keep it or do you have to throw it back?

Tim Chitwood, tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.com, 706-571-8508.

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