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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Apprenticeships develop skills traditionally A5 O'sSlIDE Tribe scores 3 In 9th to beat 9-6 B2 On on SO. Top pick set to OCTO' CA.Ufi'EL'- LAUREL 'ML' Alt TUESDAY AUGUST MD 350 Felix forces N.G. evacuations Residents chart local concerns fill the air By JEFF NELSON StaffWriter In the midst of the dog days of August a pit bull named Felix is threatening to head this making some area residents a little bit nerv- ous. Annapolis .Harbormaster Rick Danlgren said this morning that boat- ers are already asking about Hurri- cane which battered Bermtfda yesterday. If the storm turns toward .the Chesapeake Mr. Danlgren get a warning notice from the Nation- al Weather Service wliich he will take No such warnings had been issued by this but anytime such a big storm has a chance of coining this way local officials get jumpy. like looking down the barrels of a double-barrel shotgun. I sure it doesnt come this Danlgren said. The risk is magnified by exception- ally high tides'-that accompany full moons. The tide has been particularly high in recent days. Any storm activ- ity- would magnify water levels and endanger boats and docks. storms are the Severn River in any creek that is not exposed to the northeast and has high ground on either side to shield boats from heavy Mr. Dahlg- rensaid. At Fawcett-Boat Supplies employ- ees are tracking the storm on large possible rush on rope for dock and anchor lines. been discussing it but it's too early where it's going to go. people don't come in until they know where it's By Mark M Odell The Capital Mlchele Plainer of Annapolis plots the path of Hurricane Felix yesterday on a chart at Fawcett Boat Supplies on Compromise Street. Ms. Plainer lives aboard a boat and Is keeplng-an eye on the storm. going to said George and the lower bay but did not extend assistant retail manager. up to said Joe A hurricane watch issued this deputy director of emergency ser- morning by the National Weather vices for the county Fire Department. Service included the Maryland coast Page Warning issued as feisty hurricane heads for U.S. ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of tourists were ordered to evacuate two North Carolina islands today as Hurricane Felix headed toward the U.S. mainland after pounding Bermuda. Hurricane warnings were posted from South Carolina to Virginia. storm like this will put the fear of God in said Bermuda tourist Joe of City. Felix caused more than a half-million dollars of damage to the hotel where he was staying. Pounding surf thundered along the East forcing lifeguards to close many beaches to swimmers as far north died in the surf since the weekend. But there were no reports of injuries in Bermuda. The heart of the unusually wide storm was still 460 miles east-southeast of Cape at 11 a.m. moving toward the west-northwest at about 14 mph. And it still was unclear if or when Felix would make landfall. The hurricane warning area ex- tended from north of Little River Inlet in South Carolina to Va. hurricane watch a less severe form of.advisory than a in effect in coastal areas of South Virginia and Delaware on either side of the warning area. storm is -very big and wide- said Tom North Carolina state emergency management spokes- man. going to hit everywhere along the coast in some Residents and visitors on North Car- olina's coastal Ocracoke and part of the Outer Banks were-ordered to evacuatrthiSTnorningr Ocracoke is accessible only by and ferry runs are halted when the sea gets too rough. As early as water had washed over Hatteras1 main highway at Rodanthe at high tide. we cannot physically force Page went wild' Japanese surrender sent Annapolis into riotous celebration By BRADLEY PEN1STON StaffWriter When news of Japan's surrender arrived in Annapolis on Aug. it brought an unaccustomed bedlam to the city after years of strict wartime discipline. Unlike the Nazi peace announcement several months which was received gratefully but with the final act of World War II sparked near-riotous celebration. city went wrote The Evening Capital 50 years ago today. residents state that nothing to equal the demonstration had ever been seen in the ancient streets in all its The celebration preceded the official announcement by several hours. In a two-minute news conference at 7 p.m. on Aug. President Harry S. Truman announced the surrender and declared 15 a national holiday. MOMICBOMB _ flllfl Work or lose your benefits By TODDSP ANGLER StaffWriter Some Anne Arundel County welfare recipients could soon be required to find work or face losing their benefits altogether. Under a plan approved yesterday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Maryland officials will be allowed to implement a pilot project in Anne Arundel and Prince George's as well as Baltimore City. The plan is to determine if welfare recipients can benefit from a stronger push toward work from government. The waiver which allows the state to implement plans different from those required by the federal government also puts into place restrictions on additional benefits given to mothers who have more children. waiver will permit us to implement our own work Gov. Parris N. Glendening said. excited about and we think this program will make a difference in moving individuals and families into The federal waiver was granted to allow Maryland to implement a plan crafted by the General Assembly this year. Anne Arundel County despite the granting of the still expect to see more changes in.social including Medicare and come down from state and federal legislators. of that's going to be rolled into said Frances the county health officer. going to be a very bumpy Mr. who lobbied President Clinton for quick approval of a said the coming changes made it important for Maryland to move toward its own welfare reform. take a different approach and say we are going to give serious assistance to move you into family- supporting he said. Page By George N lundskow The Cacrtai The Rev. Carl W. deacon of St. James' Parish Epttfopd Church In Lothian. saM President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan saved Ms We. United States had Invaded japan to end the the Rev. then a sergeant In the Army Corps of would have participated hi ft. he was part of the force that occupied Japan after the surrender SO ago this week. thousands of servicemen were still in peril and not everyone greeted the news with abandon. Annapolis resident Philip L. Brown remembers tne day as one of quiet joy. celebrated at home with his family To the the war's end meant anticipation of reunions with family and friends in and an end to rationing and other wartime privations. were free to go back to a normal said Mr who recalled the stringent air rain1 preparation at Bates High where he taught In the the celebration raged on. a bumper-to-bumper line continued down Main Street Confetti and shreds of paper fell like tin nans dragged from children beat any article that would make a sailors arm-in-arm in street-wide lines wound across Church Circle somehow managing to wedge between cars without being run The EvenlngVapttal reported. At the Naval the 2.000-plus midshipmen were given two days' liberty and promptly let loose with shouts and bellows. The siren on the academy powerhouse sounded its baritone note for more than an hour while the Navy Chapel added its bells to those of the town's churches Mids atop Bancroft Hall dumped feathers from hundreds of pillows and sent roll after roll of toilet paper spiraling down on the crowds in Tecumseh Conrl ARUNDEL police officers. Bl 2 20 Anjndel Repon Business............. Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crofton Crossword Death Notices Sheriff Johnson wants to rehire retired Bl AV7 B6 69 B6 B8 A9 65 Editorials Lottery Movies Obrtuanes Police Beat Sevema ParV Sports Television Tides MO M B7 All All AS S2-5 B7 All c' The ye cxwfed eacfi day on reeled paoer The newsoaper also is recyclable Classified.............................................268-7000 From Kent AH other departments 288-5000   

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