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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Curbing chocolate Hunts has moves to prove it's top summer force Dl Tourney final Truxtun Park. Is your child's car seat SEE FAMILY LIVING Cl CLOUDY .PAGE All THURSDAY AUGUST MD 350 By J. Henson The Capital The Beglnagaln tourist sailboat Joined everyone else on City Dock In fleeing Felix. Boats anchored up In creeks and coves to escape the expected arrival of tropical storms associated with the hurricane. The city was not under a watch or a warning for the hurricane or storm this morning. Felix a big tease so far ASSOCIATED PRESS N.C. Hurricane Felix .dawdled off the North- Carolina coast going from a creep to a virtual halt and infuriating many who re- mained in the storm's path ready for this storm to come already and said -Fran Crutchfield of Nags Head. had our In Nags people slogans on the plywood boards they used to cover their windows. spread across three sheets of YOU Cat The huge never a fast slowed from 14 mph yesterday to. nearly stationary at 8 a.m. today. It was aboutlSO miles eastnorth'east of Cape Hatteras in the skinny Outer Banks islands. The unusually wide storm also be- gan to shrink. Hurricane-force winds of 75 which had extended 115 miles from the were reduced to a 9ft-mile radius. Forecasters were haying a hard time of if Felix's center would hit land. If Felix moves along a north- northwest track as its .eye would make landfall late Friday night at the North Carolina-Virginia said Martin a forecaster at the National Weather Service Hurricane Center in Miami. But with the hurricane's surround- ing bands of wind and coastal .North Carolina and Virginia are in for a battering said Jerry deputy director of the Hurricane Cen- And at Felix's sluggish the lashing could be a long one. As of this wind speeds along the Outer Banks were only If storm gets it should spare county By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer -'After a day running around getting ready for the impact of Hurricane area residents got a whole lot of nothing today. By early this all of Arundel County and the northern Chesapeake Bay appeared to be off- the hook. -No severe weather Watches or warnings were in effect for the area. Some fearing the worst last night. City Dock and Annapolis Harbor were but local creeks were of boats seeking refuge from the apparently 'Approaching Yacht clubs had hurricane com- mittees frantically moving boats as television crews trotted around Eastport. The Annapolis Yacht Club even canceled its popu- lar Wednesday night races. A tropical storm warning is still in effect in Ocean but authori- ties reopened the beaches today at 10 a.m. after closing them indefi- nitely yesterday. Vacationers are still required to go no further than ankle deep in the pounding Ocean City po- lice will decide daily whether the beaches will be opened or. Beaches are open only between 10 a.m. and pjn. when lifeguards are'on duty. At all other police are shooing beachcombers from the sand. Emily a 19-year-old college student from Severna jog-after-arriving in Ocean City for her vacation yester- undeterred by already rising winds expected to reach 40 to 60 mph. thought it might not so Page Many year-round islanders ignored evacuation and chose to ride out the storm. Some coastal residents showed little respect yesterday for a Category 1 the mildest kind of hurricane. If its winds drop to 73 it will be downgraded to a tropical storm. it had been coming like at 120 people would have said Larry Grubbs. it's down to 80 mph. That's about the speed of the northeasters we get here. That's not One concern as Felix approached the coast was the fate of the 125-year-old Cape-Hatteras at 208-feet the nation's tallest. The zebra-striped sentinel is perched 80 feet from the said James a lighthouse volunteer who works at the nearby National Weather Service office in Buxton. A stalled storm could erode the sand and endan- ger the he said yesterday. In Virginia near the North liner dents gathered at Ocean Eddie's tavern to toast the storm's teasing ways with a mysterious green drink they called Felix. beverage is like the joked patron Rocky LaLiberte. may or may .not hit you the next around 20 with gusts of nearly 30. Gusts aboveJjO mph had been reported overnight. Waves 2 miles offshore topped 20 and rough surf had killed at least four bathers as far north as New Jersey since the weekend. As many as vacationers and residents fled the Outer Banks and other for hundreds of miles inland at the peak of tourist season. N.C. the only highway on the Outer was closed yesterday cutting off Hatteras and Ocracoke islands from the mainland. For updates on Hurricane in- cluding the latest satellite photos and advisories from the National Hurricane check The Capital a supplemental version of the paper pub- lished on the Internet. Our Internet address is tal Feeling residents sue firm By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Banking on an ex-governor's it promised to create a an insurance company and a fast-food chain. more than 40 people who bought into the lavish promises made by the Invest Maryland Corp. are instead suing the Annapolis-area firm for alleg- edly bilking them out of millions of dollars. In a million filed Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court in the investors said the firm's chairman and others have pocketed more than million in investments. The lawsuit also names former gov- ernor Marvin Mandel. It contends that while acting as Invest Maryland's the Arnold resident didn't inform investors of widespread prob- lems that led the company this summer to-stop selling its stockTA preliminary hearing was held Tuesday. The lawsuit charges that the firm's chairman and Dennis K. McLaughlin. together with others to devise and participate in a plan of deceit and feel like it was the intent to come to Maryland and just bilk us out of the money And I resent said Deale resident Carole who bought a in the firm worth Most tif tlrcr plaintiffs tn tiw lawSsull live in Anne Arundel County or on the Eastern Shore. CaTtfe M. Turner of Galesville and Kyle E. Goss of Pasadena. Invest which works out of a Defense Highway has already come under heavy fire this year antid reports that it didn't disclose past failed ventures that Mr. McLaughlin ran. Among them are companies in Louisiana and Texas that also are named as defendants. SURVIVING THE FIRST YEAR Capital Lombw who wffl start her second year of teaching at Jessup Elementary School this offers advice on how to survive the first year of teaching to the county's new teachers. The group of about 150 teachers yesterday wrapped up three days of orientation at the Carver Staff Development Training Center In Crofton. New teachers get lessons from 'old' O By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer n his first day of school last rookie teacher Bruce Davis learned an No seating chart equals no control. calling them by 'the third student in the fourth said the cooking teacher at the Center for Applied Technology. know what you No That was one seemingly but crocial message that a group of 150 new cotmty teachers heard yesterday as they wrapped tip three days of orientation at the Carter Staff Development training Center inCrtftoo. This more than people applied for 250 teaching positions in Anne Arundel County. About 230 have been hired so and the rest will be selected in the next few said Suzanne Q. supervisor Tanned and the new teachers listened as staff presented hours of information about multicultural classroom management and salaries and benefits. answered new eighth grade teacher Jocelyn when asked how she felt about the first day of school on Aug. 28. smile until Christmas. I kind of might take that to she said. About half of the new teachers are recent college said Pat teacher specialist. The others are experienced teachers who have switched school systems or newcomers wno have made career changes. started out not knowing what to Ms. Jones said. job is to make them feel About two-thirds of the new hires are women and between 10 and 15 percent are a higher percentage than the applicant pool Ms. Hoffman said Yesterday they had a chance to grill three teachers who were new to the system last Page Glendening aide pushes ally's raise Two of Gov. Parris Glenden ing's top secretaries are under fire again from legislators. Michael J. Knapp of the state personnel secre- tary. has proposed a pay raise for friend and colleague Frank W. who already receives as Maryland's secretary of labor. licensing and regulation. The two have known each other since working together in Prince George's County government. Legislators criticized the proposal yesterday. surprised that they continue to make these kinds of but these boys have to learn that this is not Prince George's County This is the state of said Del Howard P. chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. many times do you have to put your hand in the cookie jar until you asked Del. Robert L. a critic of the governor. not talking about something in isolation. We're talking about two people whose presence is problematic to begin Mr. Knapp and Mr. Stegman could not be reached for comment. If the salary increase is Mr. Stegman would be making about less than the state's public safety less than the transportation secretary and less than the health secretary Page A INSIDE ADUNDEL Principals get onus to improve student performance. Bl 4 Arundel Report Calendar Capital Camera Classified Comics Crossword Son Editorials Family Living For the Record Lottery Classified Circulation Bl Military News A8 Movies Nanes IP C6 Obituaries C5 Police Beai C12 Sailmg........... C17 Ssvema Parv B5 South County AID Soorts Cl 3 Television B2 3 Tides 46 08 88 All A7 All W 67 Dl-6 D7 All A9 268-7000 268-4800   

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