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    What a difference a few 80-degree days can make. Dale Knupp, who lives in La Plata, Md., and who fishes the upper tidal Potomac River as often as possible, launched his boat at the Smallwood State Park boat ramps in Mattawoman Creek this week and, thanks to his electronic depth sounder, discovered that the surface water temperature had reached almost 60 degrees.

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President Obama gives a "hook 'em horns" sign as he speaks at the University of Texas in Austin. On Monday, Mr. Obama visited several Texas cities to gather Democratic votes.

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  • Associated Press
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White speaks at the National Council of La Raza luncheon Monday in San Antonio. Mr. White has been canvassing off the beaten track, and promises to "shoot straight with people."

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    Bill White's got the monogrammed cowboy boots, the worn jeans and the ability to appear at ease connecting with Texans he doesn't know but dearly needs in his race to be governor.

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