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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Holiday feast minus the fat SEE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl GETTING WELL Orioles deal Goodwin to Reds for pitcher David Wells Cl reconl ot mi Ambulance crash draws lawsuit Dl TOMORROW BREEZY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER MD 354 Losing weight is best exercise ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO The best exercise for your heart is pushing yourself away from the a new study suggests. Losing weight by itself works better than aerobic exercise by it- self in reducing heart-disease risk. The message is to do both. feel that exercise is benefi- but particularly if you're over- you need to in conjunction with weight said Dr. Leslie I. of the Univer- sity of Maryland School of Medi- cine Dr Katzel and his colleagues studied 111 ages 46 to who were healthy but obese that 20 to 60 percent overweight The men were divided into groups' one for weight loss without the second for exercise without weight and the third for no weight loss or exercise After nine the weight- loss group had dropped an average of 20 while members of the exercise group had improved their flfneas by 16 percent to find that weight loss clearly pro- duced more benefits than exercise Levels of also called HDL im- proved 13 percent in the weight-loss against virtually no change in the exercise group. Blood pressure dropped 8 per- cent in the weight-loss com- pared to a 2 to 3 percent drop among exercisers a yardstick for dropped 9 percent among Jreight-loss while there wjiTMj change among exercisers on these we feel you really flfced to lose weight to decrease your chances of developing heart dis- Katzel said .The Jesuits are expected to be the same among who are being studied separately Shoppers swarm stores Great bargains stretch holiday shopping season Bv E GULLIVER Business Writer Connie Blatkwell and Lois Mea dows were at Annapolis Mall when the doors opened yesterday and they already had been shopping for three hours Their day began at 6 a m at Homestead Gardens in Davidson- where there was a half-price sale on Christmas items They dropped Mrs Blackwell's at then headed to the mall By 9 30 a m they were resting on a bench Beside them were a 3 foot tall Santa and four bags of pur chases the spoils of what they called the biggest day of the holi- day shopping season Some people live for the first dav I like this day better Mrs Blackwell said 'We re going to go take all our stuff and come back with the kids They were among the thousands of shoppers who flooded area stores yesterday and gave retailers an expensive gift heavy sales but at prices cut to the thinnest of margins Stores have always cut prices of Christmas ornaments and wrap pmg paper on Dec but now those cuts extend to everything from candy to computers While downtown stores were with most sales beginning next department stores bustled with the results of a pub- licity blitz Macy's and JC Penney advertised discounts of 20 to 50 percent More and more shoppers are postponing traditional holiday gifts to give themselves some sav ings I told my husband Don t buy me anv clothes You can get twice as much the day aftpr for the same monev Mrs Blackwell said I ve spent todav at halt pncr They even shuffle their work schedules for what has become an annual event We ask for the day off every Mrs Meadows said. Others plan the post Christmas sales as a 364-day head start Edge Page Photos by J Henson The Capital and Beverly Uth 0f Bowie compare pwcnaaae during their chopping trip to dww ehoppen bach to atoraa on the day after Chriatm w. Amto Slrk of Lothian and hla etapaon Werta shop for bargalrta at Amwpofto MaH yaatarday. Md. facing identity crisis over crabs Second in a series ASSOCIATED PRESS Crabs are to Maryland what cheese is to Wisconsin. Dine in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and clawed cuisine tops the menu. Order an Eastern Shore-brewed Wild Goose lager and a crab is on the label Visit the governor's man- sion in Annapolis and the ubiqui- tous decapod adorns the fountain For years visitors have arrived at Baltimore-Washington Internation- al Airport to be greeted by a 10-foot iron statue of the official state crustacean and left with bother I'm T-shirts But as the supply of Maryland's most prominent symbol dwindles to alleged overharvesting and a lack of coordination with neighbor- ing Marylanders are fac- ing an identity crisis we really need to do what would be a responsible stew ardship of this resource would be to avoid a biological said Bill fisheries scien- tist at the Chesapeake Bay Founda- the driving force behind regio- nal conservation efforts The foundation describes annual crab catch figures as a chronicle of overharvesflng. Three out of four adult crabs are trapped each year. In it took twice as many crab pots to catch the same number of crabs as in 1984 wife range of scientific data offers eajfy-waming signs of poten- tial trotfMtTorthe blue Johtt R. secretary of the state Department of Natural said earlier this month. Page INSIDE Talks to end federal budget shutdown set to resume A2 4 M aafM Arundel Report Dl Editorials A10 Ask a Vet A5 Lottery A4 Calendar A6 Kent Island A9 Capital Camera B4 Military News A6 Chefs Choice Bl Movies B4 Classified C4 D2 Obituaries All Comics f B5 Police Beat All Crossword 06 Sports C13 Death 84 Television A7 Dog's World A7 County A8 I____ Portions of The Capital ve printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 The changing face of Parole Rich in rapid growth has cut into old community By KAREN E. CARSTENS Staff Writer Large framed photos of three generations hang above the mantelpiece in the living room An open door provides a glimpse into a second room filled with sports trophies and other mementos collected over a lifetime a continuous flow of traffic whizzes by on West Street The peaceful interior of the house in marked contrast to the bottling activity. family moved here from Baltimore in said William 76 only time I left was when I was sent to Europe in from 1943 to we were married even before said Pearl his wife Like many longtime residents of this 130-year old community of nearly they're now silver haired and but still very much involved m church and other activities Straddling the city-county the Parole community is bordered by Old Forest West Route 2 and Chinquapin Round Road It's a neighborhood with a Three hi thalr Paroto neighborhood. From Franca Phtdall and daughter Rhonda with husband Marvin and cMldran and 13. strong sense of identity and pride in its history would say it's one of the oldest and most coherent communities in said Rhonda Plndell- 41 But it's alto an area facing great change The surrounding commercial particularly the shopping centers and Annapolis have experienced rapid growth in recent years There's a fear that the close-knit community Is gradually dissolving as younger generations move away and development encroaches think that most people thought was good at the time It was quita an said France Page
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