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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Police standoff ends peacefully SEE ARUNDEL REPORT 2 Americans held in Iraq for 4 months freed A2 Moyer lift Orioles to 3-2 win B2 fJCTO ARi.ihlVFS LAUREL rCT n n V SHOWERS PAGE Alt JULY MD 35C Nation bakes as death toll rises Relief is in sight locally By THERESA MNSLQW StaffWriter The sizzle will finally i Today and tomorrow should see the last gasps of the recent heat with highs near 90 according to the National Weather Service at Baltinwre- Washmgton International Airport' After it will drop the mid- 80s for the the a far cry from the record-setting 102 -degrees at the. airport oiit of the forecaster Bob Melrose said. going to be The mercury reached 92 and a steady wind made it even more tolerable. The slightly cooler temperatures should come as a relief to emergency room workers at both county hospitals. From Friday through 24 people were treated for dehydration at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Bur- nie. All were released after spokesman Kevin Murhane said. At Anne Arundel Medical Center in Heat wave kills 118 people in Chicago By The Capital Patrick uses an electric fan to keep cool at his lemonade stand on Halsey Road In Admiral but even that didn't stop him from drinking up some of his profits during the heat wave. Patrick Is the son of Gerrl Malloy of Annapolis. 'Things should cool down this with temperatures today and tomorrow hovering around 90 and then dipping Into the mld-80s through We're out of the It's going to be Melrose released over the including nine who came in Saturday. In investigators were at- tempting to determine whether a 39-year-old man's death in a closed van Saturday was heat-related. As thunderstorms moved through the western part of the state last gusts reached 35 mph at the although no rain fell there. The combination of rain and heat knocked out power to customers in Baltimore Gas and Eletric Co.'s service area between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. this said spokes- man Nancy Kaplan. The highest toll in Anne Arundel County came yesterday morning when residents were without power. All county customers had their power back by 11 p.m. yesterday. Only a handful elsewhere remained without power this morning. Electric usage peaked Friday and Saturday at which was 135 megawatts short of the all-time summer record set' in BGE spokesman Karl Neddenien said. The relief is coming from a combina- tion of small cold fronts currently colliding with the Bermuda High and hot air mass from the.Midwest 'that brought the record heat. The best chance of rain or thunder- storms in the Annapolis area this week was expected this afternoon and to- night. By tomorrow the rain will probably hit the Eastern Shore. Mr. Melrose Humidity will hover around 50 per- cent this and nighttime lows will be in the 70s. By it was already 81 degrees at the airport at about 8 a.m. this morning. The slightly cooler temperatures yes- terday forced the state Department of the Environment to downgrade its TTcodeTed' to and code yellow in various parts of the state for the first time in four days. There code reds last month. A code orange alert was expected to be issued but that also could be downgraded to code yellow by this afternoon depending on where tem- peratures said Quentin a MDE spokesman. Code orange indicates air approach- ing unhealthy levels because of a buildup of ground-level ozone. Code red means the air quality is unhealthy. Page ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO The beeping of back-up signals permeated the quiet-neighbor- hood surrounding the morgue as police vans unloaded tKefr scores of heat wave many The death toll in Chicago from five days of 90-plus-degree heat rose to at 118 by including two elderly sisters found lying together in bed An air conditioner whirring at the front of the house hadn't sent enough cool air into the officials said. ''The true scope of this problem has not yet been accounted said Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Edmund Donoghue. feel confident that death toll going above 200 and could reach --'-The-SfrtJeaths -yesterday raddedto others -ip the city since pushed the national death toll from heat and storms to at least 213. Among those who died was an 80-year-old Pennsylvania man who had been out sealing his tar driveway in 94-degree heat. The death toll topped that of when at least 96 deaths from the Plains to the East Coast were blamed on but didn't approach the estimated from a 1980 heat cool air was rushing It was 92 degrees yesterday at Baltimore-Washington International compared to 102 a record on Saturday. Boston enjoyed a high of 78 down sharply from 100 on the hottest it has been since .1977. In autopsies performed yesterday revealed that heat contrib- uted to the death of 15 said Jeff a spokesman for the city .Health Department. In New York 11 of heat-related causes in the 24 hours ending at 8'a.m. said Ellen true scdpe of this problem hgs not yet accounted for. We feel confident that death toll ingoing above 200 and could reach Dr. Edmund medical examiner spokesman for the medical examiner. The rose to 102 degrees in New York on breaking old record of 98 set in 1983. The heat spurred a record calls to New spokesman David Bopkstaver said. The high in New York on yesteri day was 84. In Mayor Richard M. Daley urged people to check on their elderly friends and to cool off in air- conditioned libraries and at beaches. Most of the Chicago victims were many of whom lived in homes with little or no cooling systems. workers-discovered- a-mHitary veteran in his in his sweltering North Side home early yesterday. His dog also had died. In the same Gaby Kuhn checked on her neighbor Mabel Swan- Friday and found her dead near her walker. had just set up all of her fans the day said Ms. who noted that her neighbor a had refused offers .to stay with others in air-conditioned homes. Other heat wave victims in Chicago Page A Crime rises with heat. A2 Seniors set to cycle statewide 3QO-m ile trip doesn't deter avid bicyclists By FRANCES JAQUES StaffWriter Their husbands call them and amazing.'' Bicyclists Emma and Nancy Ca of Arnold brush aside the comments as they get set for another of their 300-plus mile trips. Both women will be entering the annual Cycle Across Maryland bicycle trip from July 23 through 29. It will be the fourth year they will have bicycled around Maryland. Approximately 80 residents of Anne Aruhdel County will be nftrtiating in the Ccle Maryland trip this year. More than riders are expected to participate ranging in age from 7 to 79. This trip begins in Oakland in Western Maryland and ends at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore. Bat the mountains of as formidable as they seem to the average hiker or loom as nothing more than another challenge for the Arnold neighbors. shehas more time for bicycling. Although they have been neighbors and friends for about 3ff the duo has been bicycling only since 1989. That was the year Mrs. Stinchcomb and her decided to bicycle the 184-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. Mrs. Cavallo asked if she could join them. The trio had such an enjoyable time they have continued their bicycle association ever since. Mr. a retired supervisor for the city Department of Public has dropped out of the serious bicycling. Both he and Mrs. Cavallo's are'very supportive of their wives endeavors.They are always on hand to transport them and their bicycles to wherever they want to go. husbands also taught us how to jdo_ repairs andftow to _____. We gu in. inn VWITJTO-C time to stop and smefl the said Mrs. Stinchcomb. want to enjoy the scenery along the The women don't enter these trips without plenty of they bicycle nearly every day throughout theyear. Before Mrs. Stinchcomb's retirement Jane 3D after 27W years with the state Comptroller of the Nancy CavaBo and Emma StJnchcdmb train tor their weeMong. mRe Cycle Acras Maryland July 23 through 29. The two have been biking together 1989. Next they're thinking about taking op weight training. Treasury's they wouM ride most mornings from 6 to 7 a.m. wasn't enough time for me to so I decided to Mrs. Stinchcomb said. Mrs. Cavalto. 62. a former rrarse at the Anne Arundel Medical now docs physical examinations for insurance companies. This job allows her flexibility in working hours so our said Mrs. Stinchcomb. made a special car rack for transporting the The women have matching criss- cross Schwinn bicycles with 21 including a designed for traveling on hills. Most times when they are bicycling on extended they camp in tents or the Cavallos' pop-up camper. on this summer's trip in Maryland they will be staying overnight at motels. yew a if ip ww HFB ftMiwf w Shore and included a 108-mile day ride from Cetitreville to Salisbury. was pouring doam rain most of the including severe thunderstorms and said Mrs Stinchcomb we kept on going even through water that covered the wheels of oar In addition to the encouragement Page Al Teaching hopefuls inundate schools resumes sent for 250 jobs By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Fresh out of 22-year-old Car- ol Monger a former Annapolis High- School student stands with an Eng- lish degrfee and teachers certification in ripe and anxious to return to the school system from which she graduated. more than 3.000 others have the same thing in mind. Ms Monger is among the pro- spective teachers this year who del- uged Anne Arundel County School system with applications for only 250 available positions when you tell me it kind of scares said Ms. who currently lives in Winston-Salem. N C where she went to think it would be that competitive For the fifth year in a the county school system has been hit with about 12 times the number of applica- tions for which it has jobs A total of 4.100 teachers work in the county schools. It's a glut prompted not only by a desire to enter the teaching profession. but a desire to teach in a rural setting. Ms. like many of the other also applied to nearby dts- rncts including Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Those and other suburban school systems are also experiencing a high number of applica- tions. While the inundation is an adminis- trative nightmare for the personnel this is good news for the school said Suzanne Q. supervisor of professional personnel. If means the staff can select the cream of the she said. The high demand for teaching jobs is she said Whereas teacher shortages have occurred in the now there are more and more people find teaching rewarding and the pay she said And so many people are interested in Anne Arundel because of the appeal of living and working in a slower-paced setting. get a number of applications from teachers working in Baltimore Ms Hoffman said of the TEACHERS. Page INSIDE Calendar Classified Deatti B2 Lottery A5 Monday's CHikJ A6 Movies... B7 Obituaries 46 S0WTS 46 Tevwswy 410 Tides.. 44 49 A6 All 411 82-6 4.7 All CfassMed....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kant 327-1583 Alt other departments 268-5000 The Capital are printed each oaow 3K6 'S   

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