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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Renovations keep 1890s house going. SEE PAGE 25 HOWULL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 Fans hope Sox don't mimic '78 collapse. SEE 15 LAUREL ousmess Classified Circulation Newsroom MD 20707 2OB-5OOO 268-7000 268-4800 268-5000 Jibe Tomorrow's Sticky For see page 12. VOL. Cl NO AUGUST 1986 25 GOOD FORGET SHOTS for cats and be provided by the ilth Department for sorrow from 1 to 4 the Health Services 3 Harry S. Truman cay off Riva Road NEWS FIRING Seeks top citizen oomi IS couples marry. MAY be os strike by will to bos- Ptgvt works ecPaaU- wlfil pw to ST fer said at he aont sUfrt at of cot- West St. store caves in 'Structural defect' causes collapse By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer A two-story roof collapsed on a West Street carpet store triggering a massive traffic jam in Parole No one was injured in the 11 30 a m which came about 30 minutes after employees of Carpet Country cleared out the building because they heard creaking sounds in the walls. heard structural just like boards pulling said store man- ager Charles H. who taped a for sign on the door and calmly ushered customers out. Carpet Country owner Clifford Lowenstein's learned of the collapse through a police radio in a patrolwoman's car. Mrs. Lowenstein had been involved in a fender-bender on West Street at the same time the store was caving in. When the patrolworaan drove her to the scene of the caved-in at West Mrs. Lowenstein and the officer spent several frantic momenta scanning the sidewalk for store Mrs. Lowenstein spotted her who ran up and embraced her. he had a business on Page Col. Photo by Bob Qllbtrt APT. ALBERT B. BAER Jr. surveys the wreckage of collapsed Injured In the noorvhour but hundreds of people were Country building on West Street yesterday. No one was caught up In the resulting traffic Jam. Farm population aging By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'ore than one rural resident in 10 left the m the first half of the as the -1' in's farm population turned significantly and the government said iTsday. The nation's farm population dropped 11.5 to between 1880 and --ordiag to a. new study by the Census and the Agriculture Department. That means about one American in 45 lives a down from one in seven In 1950 and in four in 1930. would be foolish not to think that the crisis is involved in this said slvin an Agriculture Department opulatlon noting that financial roblems are threatening many farmers with Bankruptcy. consolidation of farms is going on as 'hey lose or decide they are about and Quit So the farm population is still continuing to and the end of the decline is certainly not visible Beale said in an interview. The Population of the United said family members may be more likely now than in the past to move off the farm in the face of current economic the report went Arundel County's waning farm popu- lation reflects that trend. farming parents often discourage their children from farming as a full-time job. Bobby and Steuart part-time farmers in have seven children but none plans to farm for a living. kids love farming and talk about doing but it Just isn't financially Mrs. Plttman said. Eighty-two-year-old Benjamin a DavidsonvUle said it is Just too expensive for young people to break into the business. I started farming 70 years I bought a wagon and a few other pieces of equipment for and I was In business. Now you need a two or three tractors and he said. The land often is the most difficult to obtain because its price is driven up by developers. Walking1 for sold a house and 100 of his acres for back in lltt. Several years ago the new owner was offered for the Watklni With young people leaving the farm to look for more profitable the median age of 38.5 years for farm residents is significantly higher than the median of 31.4 for the nation as a whole. had a fair number of younger farmers come In in the 1970s but many of them are among those who are in trouble now They came in when it was both necessary and possible to borrow large sums of money for land and and find the value of their collateral now having Beale said. the last two we show no further increase in the number of younger farmers. Young people can't get or have changed their minds about desirability of going into the he said. Anne Arundel's farm exten- sion said the big decline in the county's farming came after a severe drought in when tobacco prices plummeted. the agricultural economy the way It most people are not staying with agricul- Garrett said. It is profitable to farm you will see young people coming back into In the farm population had a median age of 20 7 compared with for non- farm residents By the median ages of both groups were about 29 6 years for farm residents and 29 5 for non-farmers DEADLY STING Some people allergic to common honeybees By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer It starts with the sting of an angry bee Within you have trouble breathing is and diiiinesi sets in Death may be imminent stings have tbe potential to kill said Dr Joel an emergency medicine specialist at Anne Aruodel General Hospital Buchanan wasn't talking about the infamoui from South America He was referring to common honeybees and yellow whose venom can trigger life- threatening allergic reactions. At least 90 to 100 people die from such reactions each year in tbe United said Dr James an allergist who practices in Arnold leas than 1 percent of tbe popula- tion Is sensitive enough to tbe venom of hornets and wasps to be in danger of life threaten- ing Banks said Symptom of these wbote-bedy reactions include swelling to tbe confusion sad toetiof faint Tbe most serious reaction is anaphylactic vhfch stood pressure faUa while bstrt setiM etrculation become impaired common are minor allergic wbka affflrt about 4 percent of tbe population and are confined to one area of tbe body. Banks said Those people will exhibit symptoms such as pro- longed tenderness. sweOinf cod itching A or reaction to a sung has symptoms similar to those of a minor allergic though leas Banks said It's fairly common for people to go to AAGH's emergency room for a bee we have started seeing them is the last few Boenanafi said Most patients have either local reactions or mfld system k reactions Buchanan said be could not remember a life threatening reaction being treated at AAGH He recommended going to tbe hospital if there is i iiliaim nl IfniTilnl lirralsai in frrllnf f faintaess. A normal reaction shoals' be treated by applyinf Paje tt. Oat Plebe relief new mids reunite By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Marines dropped from the sky and bands blared patriotism yesterday to celebrate a bunch of newly-toned bodies and straightened spines But most of the plebes just wanted a hug on the first day of Parents Weekend at the Naval Academy More than people arrived in Annapolis yesterday to see bow their daughters and friends had been whipped into salut- ing midshipmen It also was the beginning of the end of Plebe the toughest ordetl most of the participants ever encountered took ooe woman crooned as tbe greeted s young girl to starched dress whites tears welled in the eyei of s strapping young man embracing his mother Just after noon hundreds of reunions filled the lawn in front of Bancroft Hall as plebes beg IB their first liberty after Ore weeks of training fotaif home aid listen to ny said David Streigbt of Can who tost 13 pounds and a beadfttl of curly hair during the svmmer Gerard Sfaaniey of Annapolis said he couldn't wait to be on his parents' eat potato chips and watch MTV Peter Vseto ef Amoid already had planned to treat their to a day on their new boat what she her father joked of their attempt to take her mind off the Navy Anne Arundel County plebes were among the most fortunate during their first liberty They could head home to Mom's cable tele- vision and family celebrations But even those who planned on lunch in Annapolis were reveling They bad made it through one of tbe fastest indoctrination sessions ever Shanley said tbe thing I did well as if not than most people Streight said of tbe rigorous physical and military regimen But most spoke of their accom- plishments more than tbe rough the humor more than tbe pate Streigbt saW bell never forget the grape drink chug-a-tug contests or tearing bis room apart when be had to change uniforms la three Miss Petrpaot mm umbered look- at tbe daily times before sbe conid memorise It to recHe to I can took at it for Sbe said she learned to appreciate littk things brief moments of relaxation and every aeeomplisb- no matter bow shfbt I Psge It Cat
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