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+ C SECI&apos;ION Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Li'fe "  +'> ,< Health Kids, others can Run 4 Recess Saturday C5 Fcrm All the latest in agriculture C6 & C7 Out & About Back Alley Tour is this weekend C8 , t ] li , i i . h Carrying on. Bob Marley's legacy Reggae pioneers head to Charles Town Friday night WILLIAM RICHARDS The Wailers are led by Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who performed with Bob Marley and The Wailers starting in the 1970s in Jamaica. The Wailers kick off a U.S. tour this week and will perform Friday in the H Lounge at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff t CHARLES TOWN s much as Aston "Family Man" Barrett loved playing Bob Marley in Ja- starting in the 1970s, Related story, D 1 explained Barrett in a news release about the tour. "It's the messageof roots culture and reality. "It is for all ages and for past, present and the future so even if to wow au, the people can't feelit musical- the reggae ly, they'll feel it spirituaUy; Music ' 51 vd tblili otte ow 6f Barbecue's as close as your slow cooker Growing thirtgs ,,tsta. $10w-00kerBarllecue is deeply root, ed CHRISTINE MILLER FORD  CHARLES TOWN - Hungry for bar- becue but don't want to wait till you have leisurely weekend free to get out your ll? Look instead to your slow-cooker, which will let you wrap up a busy workday and come home to a tender, slow-cooked roast. in the comfort Of your kitchen, you'll be ale to transform the beef into shredded barbecue sandwiches in a snap. - .' You can put together a sweet and tangy homemade cole slaw to top your sandwich "and then serve alongside a chilled side dish that's an upgrade on the traditional three- bean salad (this one's made with - count 'em - four kinds of beans: green, wax, lma and kidney). ' It's a quick, easy meal that packs a sum- iertime taste any day of the week, any- tme of the year. 1 (3 l/2-pound) eye-of-round roast, cut in half vertically 2 teaspoons salt, divided 2 garlic cloves, pressed 1 (10-ounce) can condensed beef broth 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed) 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 Tablespoons steak sauce I teaspoon coarse ground pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Sprinkle beef evenly with 1 teaspoon salt. Stir together remaining i teaspoon salt,' garlic and next seven ingredients. Pour half of mixture into a 5 1/2-quart slow cooker. Place beef in slow cooker and pour remain- ing mixture over beef. Cover and cook on high for seven hours. Keeping the beef in the slow cooker, use two forks to shred the roast. Serve in rolls or buns. Makes 12 sandwiches. I Slow-cook a beef rast for easy barbecue sandwiches - no grill necessary. | See BBQ Page C3 The Home Depot was humming on a recent Sun- ' day afternoon as people filled their carts with all manner of flora and bags of compost and mulch with a few garden hos- es and flower- pots thrown in for good mea- sure. There were even peo- ple clustered around the re- volving seed rack, confident i n putting a dried, dead-looking speck into the soil and actually getting something green and Vibrant popping uP through the ground in a couple of weeks. I have always felt the urge to play in the dirt when the days 'ii grow warm, the result I'm sure of coming from a family of farm- ers. Used to be that every fam- ily had a farm- er in it, but now we are a nation of people work- ingin cubicles, generations re- moved from those who See GROWING Page C2