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Weekend headlines February 18, 2008

George Washington, slaves harvesting grain, Mount Vernon (background) Source: Lemercier, circa 1853, Library of Congress via Wikipedia Commons Consumers may not be able to avoid cloned food San Francisco Chronicle Health advisory lifted near San Quentin following sewage spill Chronicle [Los Angeles] on brink of tough law to make big buildings green Chronicle State plans Bay Area pesticide spraying Chronicle Palm trees in Antioch falling prey to arsonist Chronicle BRT, Parks, Southside evoke heated response Berkeley Daily Planet The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird New York Times Book Review