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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Affirmative action dealt severe blow by HEAFOBREAK O's battle but can't shake free of Angels B2 save. Buddy's loses closing time i i .HOWELL PQ.EOX -155B .LAUREL 2Q707 JUNE MD v CLOUDS PAGE All 35C prisoners to get help By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer A 24 year old south cqunty man spotted dancing beside his car on Rowe Boulevard leads city police on a chase never exceeding the speed limit. A 38-year-old homeless man well-known .to police faces several misdemeanor charges after allegedly qallirig 911- repeatedly for help finding his These are the people mental health advocates arid detention center officials say are inappropriately spend- behind y'l In jail on nonviolent they find few mental health services there. And once they many to experts say. I But a local mental health group last week started a that officials-hope Using in state .the county Mental Health Agency has hired. Psychotherapeutic Ser- vices of Annapolis to begin diagnosing and treating de- tention center inmates and tojine up servicesJhat will_ out onte released. you take a good they've been everywhere -exceptin ongoing mental health Frank Mental Health you take a good they've been everywhere except in on- going mental1 health treat- said Frank Sulli- director of the Mental Health which co- Agency director ordinates services and 0 _____ oversees programs funded folding the mentally ill inmates costs taxpayers money. In addition to jail expenses of S50 a taxpayers pay in lost police and court time and in funds spent on other services. PsychotherapeutiC Services will have two full-time workers at the detention center. They will try to needy inmates signed up for therapy so that when they won't be on a waiting list for services. They also will try to arrange for treatment in jail. Jail officials don't really know how many of the roughly 650 inmates housed at the Jennifer Road Detention Center have mental said Assistant Superintendent Robin Harting. One indication is that Page Event goes off without a hitch by Bob Gilbert The Capital A one of a fleet of guardian watches over some of the 523 swimmers who finished yesterday's annual _..._.....race across the. Chesapeake Bay. At perched outside Hemingway's Restaurant on Kent a crowd waited for the swimmers to make ft from Sandy Point State Park. More than 500 swimmers completed the 4.4-mlle Jaunt. Old Glory inspires range of emotions By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Harry Hasslinger feels that burn- ing the United States flag is to burn the political freedom it stands for. Gill Cochran feels that burning the flag expresses that very political free- dom. Both veterans consider themselves extremely and their diver- gent views represent the strong feel- ings the flag still inspires. country without a still the said Teddy who leads the of Allegiance each morning at his downtown Annapolis Chick and Ruth's As Flag Day approaches on Wed- nesday and Congress considers a constitutional amendment to ban flag spirits arc running high FLAG CODE for the which has had its1ups and downs over the years. Mr. Levitt last month upheld his father's tradition of a Memorial Day singing of the national anthem at the Main Street eatery. His who passed away last was known for wearing his patriotism on his a trait he has passed to his son. The younger Mr.'Levitt convinced his son's elementary school several -years ago to start saying the pledge eacfi When kids go to should know what country they're he said. Instilling patriotism and respect for the flag in children is the root of respect for police 4md Mr. Levitt said. 'It starts with little things like said His efforts are aimed at increasing The flag code of the United States suggests the The flag should be displayed every day. but especially orv New Years Inauguration Lincoln's Washington's Birthday. Easter Sunday. Mother's Day. Armed Forces Day. Memorial Day. Flag Day. Independence Day. Labor Constitution Day. Columbus Day. Navy Veterans Day. and any state holidays. Rags should not be displayed at night unless specifically lighted. Rags should not be displayed in inclement weather unless tl'iey are marte tff a weather fabric. Rags may be washed by in a or dry cleaned as necessary. Rags should be burned discreetly and solemnly at the end of their useful life. The U.S. nag should be higher and of at least equal size as. any local or display flags near it. if the U.S. flag In flown at all other such flags should-be lowered or put The O.'S. when flown' with the flag of another should be of similar size and on a separate pole of equal height. the respect and awareness of the flag he feels has been lacking since the 1960s. Burning the flag should be as illegal as he feels. Page SyDavWW.Trozzo Safalt ZatefcM of 'AffnuWf a vtadant at Broadnack Hlgn Scnoolf holds tfw Anm AnmM County flag daring pre-Rag Day at John's Coflaga. She among ttadanu at tfia wMcft toad up to Rag Day earwnonlai at Fort MeHenry hi BaMmora on At 7 paopta acroM ttw jtatton am tovttad to tor tna By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Bug-eyed and slack-jawed with dirt smeared on theii more- than 523 men arid 'women clambered onto Isiaild a ii-mile swiir across the Chesapeake Bay. Some resembled as much as .the well conditioned athletes they are. But no serious problems were reported in this year's version of the-Great. Chesapeake Baj and every swimmer last or in Darned a. warm welcome. yelled Teal and Lindsey Quinn as Deborah Taylor of New York emerged from the bay. The 12-year-old twins from Queenstown stood for half an hour .in knee-deep clutching .a homemade as they waited for her to' appear. Only 32 of the 555 people- who started the swim failed to finish. was flawless There were nq there we're no glitches. We had a great race director Nabit-saidr- The top male and female finishers share a coach at George Washington -University who predicted their wins. And of who unseated longtime champion James of was 50 pounds overweight a year ago. Mr. Derks crossed the 4.4 miles from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island in nicking the second-place .swimmer by four seconds and outdoing Mr. in third by nearly two minutes. an aging joked the popular Mr. who r said as ever for. this year's the early-race jumble into--a steady pace was the hardest according to Mr. Derks. 2 a lot of .the guys who weren't real fast died and the rest ol us got into a Bambi Bowman. a Sarasota. native and GWD finished in She was the fifth .swimmer and first woman to run across a small beach at Hemingway's Restaurant and up a wooden ramp to the finish line. Hundreds of spectators on shore cheered just as loudly two hours and crews of escort boats tooted their horns as the last finisher clambered from the water. Ed of Hunt Valley -a state handball champion in the seniors bracket had swum about 10 miles per week at a community pool to train for the event. Page A Rare illness found 5 times in county By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer A neurological disease so rare it typically affects one in 1 million people each year has been discovered in five county residents since 1992. Although the cases of Creutzfelrlt- Jakob disease are they appear according to Dr Linda communicable disease chief for the county Department of Health. Only two cases would have been expected in that time period based on the county's population of about 431.000 and the usual frequency of the degener- ative which shows up with' similar signs as dementia but rapidly progresses to death is one of our functions to investi- gate possible but I don't think this was a Dr. .Joe said. it could occur by chance this CreutzfelrfPJakob disease ran re- main hidden for years. It surfaces as abnormal muscle twitches anrl changes in then causes central nerv- ous system according to Dr Joe and scientific literature. Unlike other infectious such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cannot be spread by sharing breathing space or close contact But scientists don't really know how the disease is spread another reason the local cases have gotten attention. For a recent episode of the television show X featured a town where the disease was spread- ing because residents practiced canni- balism Scientists have no evidence linking cannibalism and Creutzfeldt-Jakob dis- but a similar neurological disease formerly common in Papua New Gui- called Kuru was spread through cannibalism. Researchers are intrigued by Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease because un- like most infectious it isn't a bacteria or said Dr. Ebenezer director of the state Health Department's epidemiology and disease control program. It is known as a or Dr David Asher. medical officer of the National Institutes of Health's neu- rological institute and an author of several studies on the said a small percentage of the cases are genet- so some areas with large numbers of people from the same family have higher percentages of cases. the there are clearly families in which the disease Page INSIDE 2 Bl Births Calendar Comics Crossworfi Death notices.. Editorials Lottery A6 Monday's OiW A8 Movies 86 Obituanes A7 Police Beat. Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments.. 268-5000 410 Bll Aft All 62-5 Portions of Catriai are on-.tsd eacli day on recjcW pacer The newspaper also is
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