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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Brewers hand O's 12-4 loss SEE Adjustments make home wheelchair accessible Dl Teen calls TV admits murder A3 MICROFILMS BOX ''15. .LAUREL '.MB SATURDAY AUQUST Mb It's not the humidity it's all in your head KN1GHT-RIDDER NEWS WASHINGTON Forget about record high sweat drip- ping in your eyes and outrageous summer bills. The'National Weather Service has a different twist on the heat wave sweeping muchrf _ the Although It seems unusually it's all in your head. than fiaVe a meteorologist with the climate analysis center at the National Weather Service based in Camp What a relief. It's not as hot as we think it vas very cool in May and early when we had a lot of rani and floods in the he said. All of a it's My and the hottest months of the and it feels 10 times Mr. who admits he'd some- times like to wear'Bermuda shorts to especially as the area broke a it's hot. But really that's what people should expect. It's Dave meteorologist 22-day record for above 90-degree tem- peratures this said humidity is partly to blame for the perception that this summer Is unbearably hot. he is the attention the news media has drawn to the weather. Warm moisture in the air interferes with the body's' ability to cool itself. Sweat has nowhere to evaporate. The result- a uncomfortable clamminess. Record highs dotted My weather like freckles on a sunburned beach-goer- On in the mercury shot up to 112 degrees. That same folks in La weren't imagining the they were baking in 106-degree weather. July 15 was a banner day for boiling 37 cities endured record rangtarfortFW to 106 degrees in Conn. And on July residents in Phoe- nix melted as the mercury sprinted up to a breathtaking 121 degrees. Miskus laughed at the suggesC tion that a giant hole in the ozone layer above the United States to capp- ing a beat wave. it's he said. reaUjr that's-What people should expect. June 21 marks the summer the time when the sun reaches its- northernmost point over the earth. In- Page Le seeking items vietimized By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer After receiving more reports of peo- ple defrauded through lost-pet adver- county police are warning residents to be wary. The which has branched from New York to and goes back at least five evolved'from advertisements placed by pet owners who were seeking return of their said Officer Liz Shaffer of the Western District Team Police unit. wire she said. Don t not going w j re to set your back. money. mQe of YOU Ye not the schemes have tO involved pet own- she said mer- getyOUr chandise or other material has also i. MA in DaCK. the lost-and-found Officer is fair Oflfi- LiZ Shaffer Shalfer said. ______________ On July a Lothian woman told county police she had sent money to a man who told her he had her bracelet. Donna Catterton had offered a re- ward of for the bracelet She was called by a man who said he had bought the bracelet at a pawn shop. was get your bracelet and I was believing this Ms. Catterton said. She wired money to the then waited. And waited. was thinking that I might have done something but I wasn't thinking straight because I really wanted my bracelet Ms. Catter- ton said. She remains disgusted about the as well as another that was attempted by another caller the same day. St'AM. FagTSTCJ Capital photo Jeremy and Matthew Naytor we all-terrain vehicle to check wetlands for mosquito larvae as part of Jhe Maryland Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Control Program. A West River man believes the vehicle causes too much damage In the areas. ATV use to be restricted in mosquito program By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter The state-run mosquito control program will bypass properties where owners don't want all-terrain vehicles cruising through wetlands as a result of a West River man's complaints. a said resident Ste- phen Reed. Last he called police after a state Department of Agriculture ATV checking for mosquito larvae along Johns Creek crushed vegeta- tion. Mr. Reed called for improved driv- er complaining the ATV crashed environmentally valuable plants all over the area rather than using one path in and the same one out. State environmental officials have said wetlands regulations don't re- strict the use of ATVs on and the mosquito control program is exempt from the anyway. Cyrus chief of the Mosqui- to Control Program in the Depart- ment of said workers have been told to stay off properties posted with signs. Next community associa- tions considering agreements for mosquito control will be clearly noti- fied that ATVs could be used in field he said. Workers will skip properties where the owners don't want ATVs used. have to have the under- standing of the communities that if some of tftose properties are sites where mosquito larvae are found and we're prohibited from going they could have a potential increase in the adult mosquito Mr. Lesser said. But Mr. Reed said workers should find more environmentally friendly ways to check for mosquito larvae. Page Decline in population worries wildJiie omcials By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Worried about continuing declines in breeding offi- cials yesterday cancelled this fall's Canada goose hunting season and warned the ban could remain in effect for at least three years. The state Department of Natural Resources said the cancellation was ordered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife which also set new require- ments for other hunting seasons. Hugo executive director of the Wildfowl Trust of North America in Grasonville said the ban was bad for the state's particularly on the Eastern Shore. Kent Island and other communities received thousands of dollars each year from goose he said. Most goose hunting is on the Eastern although sportsmen said some occurs on the Patuxent River. But hunters and conservationists alike recognize the Canada goose popu- lation has dropped he said. reaching the same point that we did with the striped Mr. Gemignani said. time to do some- thing and it seems protection is the only way we can do that right The federal agency took the action on the recommendation of the Atlantic Flyway which consists of rep- resentatives from the 13 states on the Atlantic between Maine and Florida. Migratory Canada geese head south to the Atlantic from breeding grounds in Quebec in late September. Maryland last year had a 354ay hunting season in late and from mid-December through mid- January. DNR officials said they will an- nounce new dates and bag limits for snow geese and other waterfowl next week. Some of those seasons may be extended. Mr. Gemignani said the DNR is wise to examine the impact of other birdsjxi the Canada goose population. He saS 'an explosion in the number of snow geese and mute swans put tremendous pressure on the birds. At least one Canada goose hunter agreed the measure might be necessary to ensure the fowl's viability. Sen. John Who took his sons hunting for Canada geese this past said he has seen a declining number of Canada geese on recent hunting trips. someday would like the opportun- ity to go goose hunting with my grand- he adding neither of his 23 and 20 years old. yet have children. The Associated Press contributed to this story. Attention to detail separates wheat from the chaff INSIDE A 1-year-old boy 'is bitten- by a mouse in city housing. Bl Report.... 81 lottery............... A4 Calendar............. 84 Movies........'...... B4 Classified......C6. D4 Obituaries........... A9 Comics............... B5 Police Beat........ Crossword CIS Religion.......... B6 Death Notices......CIS SporB................Cl-5 Editorials............. AS Stocks.___........B2-4 Television.......... A7 Portions of The Capital are printed eacfi day on recycled pacer The newspaper also is recyclable CtouhVd....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From 327-1583 An other departments 2684000 StaffWriter Twenty years Orlando Ridout V was working construction in a sub-zero Wisconsin winter when he derided a career change might be nice. Now an architectural the Annapolis man is seeing the project of his working life come the building of a revolutionary threshing barn first designed by George Washington. Mr Ridout used Washington's own notes taken from pages of letters and sir volumes of diaries to draft plans for the under coostnictMB ifi Meant never work with this kind of documentary support he said. really respect what was able to Before Washington's invention in separat- ing wheat grain from chaff took plenty of rime and labor. One way called for men in a bam to whack the wheat with then clear away the straw by hand. It was horrendously hard work. The other method used horses to walk an circular track crashing wheat beneath their hooves ft cookm't be done in bad weather Washington combined both then threw in an ingenkm twist of his own. His 16-sMed threshing bam stored wheat in the center Workers stalks into a circle ran were no factories in the so they had to make everything themselves. And that's pretty much what we're doing Janna intern the second where horses trod over it. The grain then fell through slots in the floor to a basement storage where it was collected and packed in bins The innovation led to permanent changes in farming. When Mr a 41-year-old employee of the Maryland Historic Trust was tapped to research and design the project on his own it was the assignment of his career. After he gave up on frost-bitten house-building in 1975. the Anne Arundel County native came back East to enter school at the University of Virginia. He thought he wanted to become a restoration but the academic side of architecture hooked him. He joined the trust after and spent five years Queen Anne's County to study record historic buildings. WlflT a sinfle he was able to tell when he'd found something special. the whole point of field survey to stand at the end of a driveway and know pretty much what you're getting he said. From he worked on projects like the Octagon Museum in D.C.. and the restoration of the Third Haven Meeting House in Easton Maryland's oldest known building. None of that was quite like the bam. Project coordinators chose Mr. Ridout because he was wefrwsed with Washington's papers. America's first president was a compulsive writ- and he left exhaustive notes about how he ran his farm. The thrill of the thresher was that Mr Ridout knew exactly how it was built down to the number of nails a worker used in a day level of detail is real he said. The bam.is going up on the banks of the and for the most workers are using the tools and techniques of the tote 16th century. Interns from the Future Farmers of America dress in period costumes and use hand- two-person saws to cat the much of Vi   

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