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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Main St. debate revived by island SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl SILENT BATS O's get only three hits as Brewers win 3-2 B2 On O's vs. Yankees at p.m. on Jackson accused of HOWELL BOX lLAUREL MICROFILMS 1558 MD 20707 PAGE All MONDAY AUGUST MD 350 Center to keep drivers a step ahead By the end of the traffic jams between Baltimore and Washing- D could become a distant mem- ory. When the million Chesapeake Highway Advisories Routing Traffic Center is up and computers will map out alternate routes for driv- ers within minutes of highway acci dents and state transpor- tation officials said The traffic three years in the is slated to open Aug 30 near Baltimore Washington International Airport in Linthicum Computers to devise routes around traffic jams Transportation officials say closed- circuit cameras mounted on poles will accidents and transmit the pic- tures to the traffic center Using a technicians will then be able to call up alternate traffic plans and adjust electronic traffic signs alerting drivers cf other routes really an amazing-example of said Steve act- ing director of Washington operations for Metro Networks which sup- plies traffic information to 41 radio and TV stations in the area. have to wait and see if it's as good as it's sold to but it has the potential of speeding up the Now that federal laws are limiting highway transportation of- ficials are looking for new ways to cope with traffic jams About a dozen or so states already are using computer tech- nology to ease congestion The traffic center will be linked by a million fiber optic network being built by MCI Communications Corp Video cameras and radar detectors will relay images to the while traffic officers and sensors will monitor speed and traffic volume The center also will monitor road conditions on the Capital and Balti more Interstate 95 between the two Interstate 83 and Route 50 during snowstorms Drivers will get up-to the minute road reports from the electronic signs as well as radio and television stations and the state's travelers advisory radio service Traffic information will also eventu- ally be available on car and home officials said you're trying to do is make a smart said James Costantinor executive director of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Washington-based organization promotes using technology in transpor- tation I Hal Maryland's highwaj said he hopes other East Coast states will build similar That would make it easier for making road trips during the Virginia is now developing a 24-hour traffic operations center The plans to double the number of cameras- it already has on Interstate 66 and Interstate 95 Becoming a team By i Henson Capital me photo Wearing tropical white uniforms and bearing and the pletaes and their older midshipmen leaden advance across the Naval Academy's Worden Reid. Academy drill instruction unites plebes By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWriter When rows of midshipmen in gold braid and high collars fill grassy Worden Field during the Naval Academy's formal dress their swords and rifles give the spectacle a decidedly anachronistic feel In their mids design microprocessors and run nuclear reactors Why this Civil War-era tableau0 Why spend hours each week actmg like automatons'' Staff Sgt Fedenco Barriga has an answer leadership The academy's head drill instructor sees parade drill as a metaphor Tor the jobs the future officers will hold in the fleet they'll have learned through drill to work together as a good team the 13-year Marine Corps veteran said Dunng Plebe Summer Sgt Bamga is responsible for turning more than young civilians into functioning military personnel who will parade about a dozen times a year before admirals and other VTPs mam problem we have in drill is getting them to act as a unit so when a command is given they all react the he said problem here at the academy with having 4 000 individuals is that some will modify certain evolutions to make them 'look better' My job is to fix that quickly' The plebes' first parade of their military career took place July and the drill instructor offered a measured appraisal of the performance he said plebes are right about where they should be But he said the older mids who are responsible for training the plebes have to sharpen up their tuning This is another of the benefits of drill at the academy Giving college juniors responsibility to lead and instruct a squad of incoming freshmen Sgt Bamga's primary job is to tram the upperclass called delayers who train the plebes In a late-spring refresher course on Sgt Barriga works to focus them on how to properly teach drill So that they don't have to go back after a few weeks and say 'Oops we forgot that little he said Sgt Bamga arrived at the academy last July to begin a three-year tour By he is a driver for amphibious tracked personnel earners a duty which he performed in the Persian Gulf War The Los Angeles native was part of the Marine expeditionary force that swept across the desert to Page Byj Henson Capital The Naval Academy's head drill Staff Sgt. Federlco Inspects the plebes at their first formal dress parade on Jury 21. Sgt Barriga Is responsible for whipping over civilian teen-agers Into properly military march- Rain welcomed with open arms By BRADULEY PENISTON Staff Writer North winds and stormy remnants of Hurricane Erin brought if tern relief to parched area residents this weekend after a record stretch of 90-degree weather Under stormy skies that knocked down power lines and dropped 276 inches of rain over the the temperature reached 82 degrees yester breaking the 25-day heat said Amet a National Weath er Service forecaster at Baltimore- Washington International Airport The area can expect a handful of cloudy days before the heat kicks back in later this he said Today's temperatures will reach the low while tomorrow will be a few degrees Mr Figueroa said No rain is expected either day But by clearing skies and temperatures in the mid-80s will set the stage for a return to hot hazy humid weather with possible afternoon thunderstorms on Thursday and Fn he said The weekend s which began late Saturday night and continued for about 10 hours was a goodly amount but not a record Mr Figueroa said Average August rainfall for the area is 3 29 inches he said Leftover weather patterns from Hur ncane Erin combined with a cold front to bring the cooler weather which will stick around a few days longer than expected he said The storms that brought the rain also left people without power yesterday including 4 400 county resi dents said Baltimore Gas and Electric Co spokesman Peggy Mulloy The storm started knocking down power lines and interrupting service about 9am but all power had been restored by midnight she said The ram came at the right time for area farmers 11 help a whole whole lot said Carroll a U S Depart ment of Agriculture statistician who records Maryland crop weather data Page Crabs are feeling too ByMARYEHENILOYD StaffWriter Area crab lovers and water- men hope cooler weather this weekend will bring better luck harvesting the popular crusta- cean Crabbers who started with a slow season that rebounded in June are reporting another dip in supply in the last several weeks talked earlier this year about how the water's got to get warm enough for the crabs to said Robert H president of the Anne Arundel County Watermen's Associa- tion the water's too The water thermometer on his boat last week showed water temperatures of 84 degrees the highest Mr Evans could recall The higher temperatures deplete oxygen levels in the water 'It's been said Johnny who crabs out of Annapolis some buyers said the heat is also taking its toll at their end of the crab cham Crabs are dying sooner after being caught because of the heat need to buy and sell pretty said Grog purchasing manager for Anna polls Seafood Markets He usually buys crabs Thurs day to last through Saturday I'd lose more than half Page INSIDE 2fl Arundel Broadnpcv Calendar Can Cam Class fied Comics C ossword Oath Notices 81 46 45 A8 87 B6 813 B13 EdrtonaK Lottery Movies Obrtuanes Police Be at Sports Television Ag Ali All B25 49 41. Por ons The are Drifted day or recycled oaoer npwsoaoer also s 'ecvcianie Ctaastftad 268-7OOO Circulation 268-48OO From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5OOO By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer the time manv patients see Dr Jacob Teitelbaiim have gone through 000 to 000 worth of tests and medical treatments And they still don t know what may help end their unusual fatigue They have tried magnetic resonance imaging endoscopy physical therapy chiropractic and alternative therapies They've .seen infer. tious disease specialists and psychia tnsts DT Teitplbaum an Annapolis inter nal medicine specialist is one local physician trying to come to grips with Chronic Fatigue Synrirrsne ttitn an intemt sparked hv his own illness 20 years ago the 43-year-old Cleveland native is on a quest to put help into the hands of healers and overcome fatigue-syndrome those who need healing Last month published a book on the subject From Fatigued to Fantas tic He is on his second research study to document that his approach works and he lectures at professional associa tion meetings Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the label given to many people for their debilitating tiredness and other svmptoms The mysterious and. controversial malady leaves some 75 to 287 adults out of every 100 000 feeling wiped out a recent study says Their brain is foggy they re achy they can't sleep they have bowel prob- lems just a whole slew of symptoms that don t make sense DT Teitelbaurn said ftut 10 years after the syndrome was identified medical researchers have neither a specific test for diagnosing it nor a scientifically proven method of treatment said Dr Charles W Lapp medical director of The Cheney Clinic in Charlotte N C which specializes in the syndrome Doctors diagnose the syndrome through confirming a patient has at least six general symptoms and by eliminating other possible causes That keeps patients bouncing from one spe ciyVist to tlw wpwf ts W As researchers seek to quantify who has the symptoms and to design studies for measuring patient improvements they are missing opportunities to help people DT Teitelbaum said He and others say many symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fi hromyalgia a muscle disorder often Page By Dawl W Dr Jacob E. Teitelbaum talks wfth patient Pam of Crofton In Ms area office Dr Tcrtofbaum In but has taken special Interest In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   

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