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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Vicious storms kill at least 12 in California A2 MATCHING UP Terps head west in Navy snubbed by NIT B2 Don DeVoe's Navy team will stay home during tourney time New stoplight for Bay Dale Drive SEE PAGE A6 1 OCTO Olapttal TOMORROW DETAILS PAGE All LAUREL HD 20707 MARCH MD HOME 25C 35C computers linked to cancer By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Could your microwave oven or home com puter be contributing to Anne Arundel County's high cancer death rate9 Research is inconclusive on the health risks of electric and magnetic Baltimore Gas and Electric Co officials fold the county Cancer Control Task Force last week But task force members likely will continue studying the given concern expressed bv local Chairman Patricia Trov said is one suspected cause of and one that certainly has been suggested to us by a lot of people that it be one thing that we look at Ms said 'We have to look at it ourselves before we discount it ourselves Bonnie L an environmental scien- tist with BGE said that studies including one of U S power workers released earlier this vear reveal conflicting informa- tion about possible links between electric and magnetic fields and brain cancer or leukemia there is an association it is probably a relatively small effect much like aflatoxm in peanut butter she said Were not talking about smoking and lung cancer Low amounts ot aflatoxin A cancer causing chemical are found natuialh mpeanuf. is one suspected cause of and one that certainly has been suggested to us by a lot of people We have to look at it Patricia Cancer Control Task Force Latei 'hi'. Protection i V1 scheduled to an ised on tlv which found an association between brain cancer and magnetic fields The agency maintains that evidence of a relationship between EMFs and some types of cancer cannot be but isn't complete enough to draw meaningful conclusions Electrical fields are produced all the time bv the presence of electi ical charges and can be easily shielded Magnetic which pass through are created by the move ment of the electrical charges and vary based on the current Laboiatou lesearchers know pi mini i I'l-i N such as increased lie in n-. 'nd In i But thin know whether those translate into health effects Ms Johansen said Still local lesidents remain unconvinced Annapolis residents opposed BGE's plan to expand its Tyler Avenue substation beginning in 1991 sending the issue to court before the power company eventually won approval Some task force members asked whether the power company has information about how exposure to EMFs have changed over the years Logic dictates that exposure has increased as the nation's usage of electricity has risen over i1 Ms Johansen said But magnetic 1 measurements date back only about 15 Page Runnin' for the green By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer It was a beautiful day to go for a jog irith a beer in Eastport The sun was out and more than screaming fans in funny hats 'had lined Severn Avenue for the 14th annual running of the Green Beer I People dressed in goofv green garb 'flecked to Eastport to catch a colored ZeoJd one and speed straight up Severn Avenue. been training heavily I start 'feydrinkmg lots of beer said Cindy Kramer of winner of the women's race. Marmaduke's Pub sponsored the social called Green Derby Day It marks the unofficial beginning of spring with reggae streets and competition v It'sthekickuffofSt Patrick's Day said master of ceremonies Tod Mack. And it's the one day out of the year that people running down Severn Avenue with a cup of beer head toward the police Contestants gathered on a side pinned on their entry and hoisted a paper plate topped with a single cup of sickly green- looking brew 'They tried to get us not to drink it by telling us it came out of a dirty bucket. It didn't said contestant Alex Russm of Annapolis Mr. Russm took the race at a leisurely sipping to come in dead last but happy An example of the fierceness of the competition is that all contestants must now wear green knit gloves. Past runners cheated by covering their bare hands with glue to keep their frays of beer from falling over. The races themselves were run by radio-equipped organizers who propped the runners on the complex rules can enter We pretty much make up the rules as we go but there are two- have a good do everything you can to win within the said starting line Pace Runners In the men's division fit under way In the flnt of Green Beer Races hi EMtport. Photos by George N The Capital At Uw Ramsey of AmepeUs tor hand hi the DO often NOT wntr WINW nvf Area gets 1st taste of spring By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer The weekends unusually warm temperatures brought hikers to area trails picnickers to local and residents with'green thumbs back to their sleeping gardens At Gernor's Nursery and Garden seeds started flying off the shelves and delivery trucks laden w ith soil and mulch rumbled off to serve local gardeners for all sorts of gardening sQpplies especially vegetable kind of all of a sudden broke said Phil one of the Annapo- lis nursery's owners. Saturday temperatures at Baltimore-Washington International Airport ranged from a high of 60 to a low of said National Weather Service meteorologist Jose Morrero Yesterday the mercury climbed from 34 degrees in the early morning to 65 degrees in the and temperatures today were expected to reach into the low 70s Although Mr Morrero predicted sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s through the mercury will eventually return to the low normal for this time of he said. you'd like it to stay this this is just a teasing for he said The balmy weather drove people to area carwashes More than cars came through the Great American Car Wash on Ritchie Highway In Sevema Park over the employee Karen Kunkel said really good for us We usually don't get that many unless it's after a snowstorm and people want to get the dirt off their she said shook off winter rusti- ness and flocked to area courses yesterday. Although morning frost prevented the Dwight D Eisenhower Golf Course from opening until 8 hundreds of golfers packed the Crownsville course almost until said assistant golf pro Ronnie Car- baugh But despite the sunny few boaters made it out onto the water during the weekend was more pedestrian traffic than boat that's lor said Annapolis Deputy Harbormaster Paul Coletnan. of the people haven't put their boats back into the water INSIDE AMJNML The county has harted work on a West River housing development due to allegations that deeds were forged Bl. REAMN. Sandy the wife of former Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny told a group of incest victims that she had been a victim at the hands of her father as a 5-year-Qld A4. Young workers more likely to call in sick 2 24 Arundel rolls Beat Death A8 A4 A9 All All B25 A9 All Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified...................268-7000 Circulation................2684800 From Kent 3271583 AH other 288-8000 KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS Generation Xers may have yet an- other reason to whine A new survey says twenty-somethings are more like- ly to abuse sick days than boomers and the 50-and-older set The Gallup poll of 671 adults commis- sioned by Accountants on a temp agency in Saddle N found that one-fourth of employed Generation Xers call in sick one or two times a year when they're really not Xers are twice as likely to feign 4llness as boomers to and four times as likely as 50-and-older folks Xers aren't dubbed slackers for nothing people are focused on quality of said Scott associate professor of business at Pennsylvania State than quantity of Or at least work life it have no loyalty to ward the especially when they find themselves in entry low-paying jobs. no sense of Sid who will soon turn said of his peers. He has called in sick once since he started working at Borders Book Shop in Philadelphia seven months ago was really he quickly added Besides differences among age the nationwide con- ducted in December but released late last also found that part-time employees' are more apt to take advan- tage of sick days than full-time employ- ees and that easterners are more likely to call m sick than residents of other especially midwesterners knows Carter spokesman for Accountants on said of midwestem morality can you call in sick when you work with a cow9 But the most curious survey finding involved 18- to 29-year-olds While 25 percent of Xers called in sick once or twice a only 14 percent of 30- to 39-year-olds and 13 percent of 40- to 49-year-olds did that Among those 50 and only 6 percent pulled one or two over the boss To be this isn't a phenomenon unique to Generation Xers don't think this is a new Mr Snell said According to younger workers whether Xers or boomers have always shown less job commitment than older workers
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