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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               A tasty Just say cheese SEE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl O'SFALL Twins end Orioles' win 6-3 Cl On O'shost Twins at p.m. on NTS No contract for teachers SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Dl IJflll TOMORROW HAZY DETAILS. PAGE A13 WEDNESDAY JULY 5. 1995. MD 35C Holiday death toll reaches 6 By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer A fire and five unrelated traffic accidents .'took the lives of six people and injured two .others in the area over the extended holiday Two men were killed in separate motorcycle yesterday on south county and a pedestrian was struck and killed in Queen Anne's County last night. A fourth person died in a fire in Pasadena yesterday and two elderly Odenton 'women were killed in a collision with a county dump truck Monday. The dead and injured Henry of 1320 River Road in died yesterday in a 7 a.m. fire at his home that has been traced to a broken pipe on a woodstove. James Joseph Beacom of 7139 East Bradshaw was pronounced dead at the scene of the fiery motorcycle accident at a.m. yesterday in Edgewater. Gary Otho of 5089 Lerch Shady died at the scene after his motor- cycle drifted off of the road at p.m. yesterday in Shady Side. Carroll of 23172 Baywood was killed after he was struck by a car on Route 213 in Chestertown last night. Kristene H. of 1103 Jennifer was injured yesterday when her car overturned in a 4 p.m. collision at Forest and Gemini drives in Annapolis. Blanche Viola and Phyllis Ellen both of died Monday after their car was struck by dump truck in Glen Burnie. Jerome Burkett of the driver of the dump was taken to North Arundel Hospital where he was treated for minor leg injuries and a hospital spokesman said. Mr. Nevrkla died after lighting a fire in his woodstove that spread to the rest of his said Battalion Chief J. Gary county Fire Department spokesman. Rescue workers were called by a neighbor at a.m. When they they found the house engulfed in Chief Sheckells said. A second alarm was and firefighters tried to enter the one-story bungalow but were blocked by flames. Mr. Nevrkla was found near the front door of the residence. Fire investigators said the victim's daughter had dropped him off at the house around 8 p.m. Monday. He told his daughter that he was cold. After Mr. Nevrkla built a fire in a the stove pipe apparently broke and fell into the igniting the floorboards and other com- Chief Sheckells said. A neighbor told police he noticed the fire when he heard a boat possibly blown by a boater who had seen the flames from the house. The front of the where the stove was was engulfed in flames when the neighbor first saw the fire. The victim was discovered just inside the Page Flag-waving lit time Severna Park and Galesville parades go 4th despite rain By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer rumbling rain didn't stop July Fourth parades in Severna Park and Galesville precipitating the .usual bumper crop of lawn chairs and funny hats and flag-draped iflcycles. In Severna area residents celebrated small town life with the community's 23rd annual Independence Day sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Business owners and community groups marched through the tree- lined streets down Baltimore- Annapolis Boulevard waving enthusiastically to friends and neighbors perched on lawn chairs and wiggling tiny American flags back at them. been doing this for 12 so we learned our lesson. Bring enough poppers to keep the kids spectator Jim Hart said. Everything that makes up Irving in America was on display from the Boy Scouts to mom's aerobics the home heating oil company to the Earleigh Heights Fire Company. Even cable company vans and a UPS truck took part in the parade. Mr. Hart came down from his new By George N LundtKw The Cspttjl Tom traasmar of tha Club of Savama puHt hto ton through ttw commimtty parada yaatarday. Daeoratad lawn chain and lamonada warn tha rate for the community Fourth. Saa Paga Dl for seams from tha Shady Stda home in Pasadena to hang out with his former neighbors from Whitney's and together they staked out a section of sidewalk near the reviewing stand on Riggs Road. Mr. Hart rode herd on t heavy handful of kids including Patrick and Grady Hart and their pals Jake Becky and Johnathan Thompson. All were loaded down with Bang a paper wad that explodes when it hits the sidewalk like a mutant spit ball. Jake worked a twirling toy with two rocks that exploded sparks and noise when he managed the trick of whacking them together. Page By i. Henson The Capital Gary Murray coven hlimerf and and from tha raJn aa may maka tha trak homa from tha Naval Acadamy aftar laartiing flrawonta wwa waahad Rreworks rescheduled An unexpected and steady rain washed away fireworks in Annapolis but Hie show should go on tonight. the weather man will be a little more accurate After sitting in the ram for five I was still hearing reports a 30 percent chance of said Fred city fireworks coordina- tor. City officials postponed the popular show for a day at about lerday aRer fire- works technicians said the rain would interfere with the electro- nic firing mechanisms. The schedule remains un- changed for today's rain date show. Fireworks will go up at 915 p.m. and the Naval Acad- emy Band will perform at 8 p.m. Ptge i i iA. 'J By J. TIM Captui aaBamaat VldCjf Dr mHU nfvHJrf WVW 10 HM pOTVUV da.........Day waaai B WI waterless for five hours By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Any wait at an airport can seem like a long but for passengers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday it must have seemed like an eternity. A water line break cut water to the terminal during the forcing the Maryland Aviation Administration to close restaurants and restrooms for more than five hours. sure it caused a problem for some BWI spokesman Adri- ertne Walker-Pittman said this morn- ing. Fortunately for the airport and the the Independence Day holiday is not a particularly heavy travel period. Ms. Walker-Pittman had no figures on yesterday's airport but she said that the holiday traditionally pales in comparison to Memorial Day. Thanksgiving and Christmas travel loads. The water line break occurred at about 1 apparently when the ground gave way beneath the pipe on airport property near Interstate 95. Heavy rains and construction may have been contributing Ms. .Walker-Pittman said sounds like it was caused by heavy she said. Waterwas not restored to the termi- nal until almost 6 p.m. The .incident is still being investigated by state avia- tion officials. Although there were no construction crews working at the airport they were called in during the after- noon to help repair the break. Ms. Walker-Pittman said that no other restroom arrangements were made for passengers waiting for such as installing portable toilets out- side the terminal. Most of the terminal's restaurants closed once the water was lost. How- a cart was used to sell hot dogs to passengers waiting for their planes. Given how long the water was shut off and rains that could have delayed flight many passengers must have been glad to get on their flights to use on-board facilities. was one of those things that we had no control Ms. Pittman- Walker said. Injured Salvadoran on minds of locals By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Some three weeks after he darted into the path of a car and was critically Rodolfo Velasquez lies para- lyzed in a Baltimore hospital bed. The 18-year-old Salvadoran man and Annapolis resident will never be able to walk or even breathe on his own But as a humanitarian sev- eral Annapolis residents are trying to arrange for a visit from his who live in a remote village thousands of miles away in El Salvador in Central America. in a very bad said Anne secretary to Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins. Mr. Velasquez remains in critical condition at the Shock-Trauma Center at University Hospital in where he was transferred the day after the accident The collision left him with neck and internal injuries Mr. Velasquez is a dependant meaning he's paralyzed from the neck down and needs a respirator to accord- ing to a medical report. Mr. Velasquez was with a group of friends trying to cross Solomons Island Road near Somerville Road at around p.m. on June 7. He was struck by a car when he darted out into traffic. He was flown to the Prince George's Hospital Center in and trans- ferred to shock-trauma the next daj After the mayor was asked to Booth faxed a package of informa- tion to the U.S. Embassy in San Salva- dor on June 22. The packet included a prognosis of Mr Velasquez's medical condition from his shock-trauma an invitation to the parents from a local family member and a cover letter signed by Mr. Hopkins. The mayor's office also asked Sen. Barbara for help A Page INSIDE Dead rockfish turn up In Classified. 268-7000 alarming numbers. Cl Circulation Arundel Report Ask a Vet Calendar Capital Camera Chef's Choice Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Dog's World Editorials Dl Engagements B6 Honor roll B4 Kent Island D8 Lottery B13 Movies D2 Obituaries B5 Police Beat. D5 Sports D7 Television B6 Tides A12 West'County B8 A6 AS B7 A13 A7 A13 C14 B7 A13 AID Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable   

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