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   Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - May 23, 2010, Annapolis, Maryland                                 FIND OUT WHO EARNED READERS CHOICE AWARDS  INSIDE TODAY S PAPER  ^tiuL, ERSSri  )ICj  South River girls reach state finals  SPORTS / B1  SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010   WWW.HOMETOWNANNAPOLIS.COM  — Annapolis, MD  $1.50  Do you want to know if you will get cancer?  Home genetic testing sparks debate over interpreting results  By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer  Whenever genetic counselor Aimee Martin wants to determine if a patient carries a cancer gene, she researches the family's medical history back two generations and weighs the odds before ordering a blood test.  Martin explains the BRCAl gene for  breast cancer and the BRCA2 gene for ovarian cancer, and counsels her patients on what the results could mean. She sends off a blood test, and social workers are on hand to discuss unfavorable results when the tests come back.  The service has been available at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Parole since 2007. Now officials at Walgreen Co. are considering selling over-the-counter genetic test kits, and Martin is concerned about patients using the tests without the guidance of an expert.  "(Consumers) should be cautious about buying one of these tests and maybe speak with somebody if they're concerned about (a gene) in their family," Martin said. "With these particular tests, it's not clear how extensively they're validated and what agency is governing them or the validity of the tests. There's always a possibility they could get positive results or false negative results."  Walgreens announced previously that it would sell Pathway Genomics' home testing (See GENE, Page A9)  BUDDY GUY ELECTRIFIES BAY BLUES FESTIVAL  Blues legend Buddy Guy belts out a number at the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival yesterday. Guy headlined the first day of the popular weekend event, which is being held at Sandy Point State Park. Other acts performing before Guy included The Yardbirds and Tinsley Ellis. Today's hoadliner is music pioneer Chuck Berry, with music from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The festival is held rain or shine and price for a ticket is $65 at the gate. Children under 10 will be admitted free with a paying adult. For more photos, see page AlO. For more information, go to  www.bay  blues.org.  By Joshua McKerrow — The Capital  eens can take more from summer jobs than a paycheck  Local leaders say some can be career shaping, others just fun  By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer  When Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen was 18 years old, he spent a summer working on his grandparents' blueberry farm in Michigan.  For six months he serviced tractors, irrigated fields and prmed the blueberry bushes. Then one day, he saw the first berry of the season.  "I popped it in my mouth, and nothing tasted so good as that blueberry because I had been working for months," he said. "Tasting that first blueberry, that was great."  Summer job time is creeping up on local students as the last day of the school year approaches in June. And while some teens may resent the  usual offerings of fast-food or babysitting work, local leaders say take heart.  Most of them have worked tough and sometimes monotonous summer jobs, but eventually they found success — and jobs that didn't require a lawn mower.  Take County Executive John R. Leopold. He said he spent summers gophering for a printing company, counseling at a camp in Maine, and loading purchases from a department store into customers' cars over blazing hot parking lots.  One summer Leopold worked in a cafeteria in California's Yosemite National Park, then hitchhiked home (See JOBS, Page A8)  Among local leaders who can recall doing grunt work during their teenage summers is Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen, pictured here at age 18 working on his grandparents' blueberry farm in Michigan.  Council pushes short-term leases  But mayor sticks to long-term success as goal for Market House  By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer  City aldermen are pushing Mayor Josh Cohen to strike short-term Market House deals with merchants, move them in and start earning rent as soon as possible.  But Cohen said his priority remains ensuring the long-term success of the beleaguered historic property. He only wants to settle on short-term leases if he's certain they won't scare off businesses that want to run the Market House for decades.  "I think we find ourselves back in the position we were in a year ago. I do like the idea of bringing in short-term tenants now," Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson, D-Ward 4, said during a City Council work session Thursday.  She said that short leases — the mayor has special authority to sign them without approval from the whole council — can tide the city over until permanent tenants can  • A look at the Market House proposals. Page A13  (See MARKET, Page A13)  Courtesy photo  Coounissioniig Wetk  'Liberty first, sleep second, work third'  Local mids look forward to leaving, but are thaiiliiul for academy time  By EARL KELLY Staff Writer While the Naval Academy may produce a steady stream of excellent officers and open career paths that few other institutions can match, some local midshipmen who will be graduating Friday say »BlueAngels they've had enough, info and a thank you very much. schedule of  Some of these mids commissioning sat down with The week events. Capital recently to talk Pai® CI about their time at,the academy, and their plans and hopes for the future.  Their desire to get on with their lives came through loud and clear when they discussed the hat toss, a traditional practice at the very end of commissioning ceremonies. That's when graduating seniors throw their midshipmen's hats into the air and don their  (See MroS, Page A6)  WEATHER  73 61  HIGH  LOW  SHOWERS: Some sun tomorrow. C2  «ni^  FREE 30-day  South River Fitness  00UP0N/C3  LIFESTYLE  DO YOU WANT TO BE IN PICTURES?  Friends open acting school. D1  INDEX  Four sections, 40 pages  Calendar......A5 Puzzles........C12  Crossword ... D5 Editorial.....A12  Business......C5 Lottery.........A4  Obituaries ... C2 Television .... C8  Classified............410-268-7000  Circulation..........410-268-4800  From Kent Island .. 800-327-1583  ¥  w-  #   

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