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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Walk of 4 extra seconds per step By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS do bebeve their computations con to take this letter as encourage through age 80 will live an average The doctors recruited 15 phy people wanted to take this as encouragement to walk rather than ride elevators at I would be very Dr. D. Herrington By ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON What would happen if a man cbmbed stairs about the same as sauntering to the top of the Empire State Building three times each week for 45 years7 The if a pair of calcula tor-wielding Baltimore doctors can be is that he might live an extra 2V4 years That's an addition- al four seconds of waking life for each step taken the doctors who came up with those figures don't take them entirely seriously But they do bebeve their computations con tarn a sober message about the health benefits of exercise Drs Brent G Petty and David M Herrington of Johns Hopkins University outlined the statistics in a letter in today's New England Journal of Medicine Theirs was one of several commenting on a major study on exercise and health published in the journal last spring was a tongue-in-cheek re- sponse to the but I think the message is one that has some validity for the average Herrington said people wanted to take this letter as encourage ment to walk rather than elevators at I would be very pleased The two began their calculations after Dr Ralph S Paffenbarger Jr of Stanford presented research on nearly Harvard graduates He found that men who burned up calories a week in such activi ties as sports or stair rates one-quart er than the least active people intne study A man who starts exercising this way at age 35 and keeps it up through age 80 will live an average years longer than a sedentary the study concluded Petty and Hernn-gton applied these findings to stair climbing Their calculations work this way Climbing 70 stairs expends 28 calories 6f energy This means it's necessary to walk up stairs a week to get rid of calories Since there are 22 steps between floors at the hospital where they this amounts to about 228 flights of stairs each or 38 floors a day during a six-day work week The doctors recruited 15 physi- nurses and administrators to figure out how long it would take to do all this stair climbing They found that the volunteers averaged just under 37 seconds to climb 70 stairs This means it would take 41 7 minutes per week to expend or 36 1 hours a year According to the previous re- a man who exercises off calories a week between ages 35 and 80 lives roughly 2 5 or 916 2 longer than an inactive man It would take 101 6 days climbing stairs with eight hours on Page Col. HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL Mr Tomorrow's Cloudy For see page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 185 AUGUST 1936 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE U.S. NAVY'S Steel Band from New Orleans will present a free concert at 8 tonight on the astroturi field at the Naval Academy. Grand- stand seating is free In case of the event will take place in Mitscher Hall AREA THE SCHOOL BOARD de- layed its vote on a no- play rule for athletes. Page 35 SEVERNA PARK RELIEF from Ritchie High- way traffic woes is years away. Page 45. LIVING WOMANSHIP teaches sail- ing skills. Page 13. STATE MARYLAND officials face the prospect of distributing millions of returned tax dol- lars. Page 4. NATION THE HOPE that artificial hearts would become common- place dimmed with the death of William J. Schroeder Page 2. SAILING SHANE St. Clair is traveling the nation's inland waterways. Page 31. SPORTS TWO GRAND SLAMS aren't enough for the Orioles. Page 23. PEOPLE A BRITISH actor has been issued the next license to kill as James Agent United Artists officials an- I nounced yes- Timothy who has per- formed for I the Royal I Shakespeare I was selected I to play m the next Bond Liv- ing said Albert R producer of most of the 007 films. a Welsh will succeed Sean Connery and Roger Moore ai the durable agent In the films George Laienby appeared in one Bond film. For more people in the ptge J LOTTERY v Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit Pick 4 SJ71 INDEX 6 72 pages Calendar Classified Ads columns BdtorUls EDtertftiattneat For the Record Police Beat Sating SetentPsA Sperts Television listings 15 4A-71 71 70 10 4042 11 11 31-32 For refusal to respond 23-33 37 Fire personnel face charged CHRISTINE NEUBERGER refused to answer a call when dis- here to do a lob and we are dealing with everyone Among the reasons By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer A West Annapolis fire volunteer and a paid firefighter will be charged today and face likely discip- line for refusing a fire call last county fire officials said For smaller roles in what may be the first time a county station reject- ed a fire another volunteer and another paid firefighter will be re- officials said. West Annapolis Fire Department refused to answer a call when dis- patched in the early morning hours of July 22 The as other companies learned at. the was triggered by a defective home alarm system in The a waterfront commu- nity off Route 178 sitting in the firehouse you have no way of knowing whether it's a malfunctioning alarm call or the real said county Fire Admin- istrator Joseph M Connell here to do a job and we must treat them all as the real thing Warning all fire personnel that the incident showed poor Con- nell said the investigation will con- tinue in an attempt to confirm that a battalion chief in charge acted prop- erly that morning really want to send a message out to' all our people career and volunteer that this was bad judg- ment of all people involved and we are dealing with everyone Connell said As an outgrowth of the investiga- fire officials said they will seek legislation to force owners of alarm systems to repair defects promptly Connell would not release the names of those involved in the inci- citing the confidentiality of personnel matters During their investigators found that several factors may have led to refusal of the a m call FIRING LINE Rifle mentor teaches teens By MINDY SKINNER Staff Writer For about three hours each Tom Carpenter does something that restores some of his faith in human nature it cheers me the St Margarets resident standing in the shade near the range where he has taught teen-agers how to handle rifles for 36 years a time when we're rebably informed that half of the high school students cheat and the other half take drugs it can't be all bad when- we have young persons like these who are wilfingto try. and put up with some heat and discomfort to gain a Carpen- ter said Now Carpenter has been the mentor for Junior Rifle Club age 11 through at the Anne Arundel Fish and Game Club in St Margarets for so long he is teaching a second generation of students Middlpftged men often appear at the club and don't you recognize Frequently those students from yester- year are bringing in their own children for shooting lessons. A certified small-bore Carpenter also was plebe rifle coach at the Naval Academy for three years consider it a the soft-spoken trainer said one thing I can do to teach young persons how to behave properly with firearms If they don't encounter them one they'll encounter them another way The 30 dub members practice from 1 to 4 p m on Sundays April through Thanksgiving at the located along the backwater of Mill Creek The only cost is for ammunition and awards Not aD members practice every but attendance inevitably rises in September as hunting season approaches They fire the 22-caliber rifles from positions kneeling and offhand or striving to become steadier and more accurate As their skills and scores improve the club members earn patches from the National Rifle Association on Page Col TOM CARPENTER as 15-year-old Donald son of Mr. Nord of shoots from the kneeling position. Carpenter shows son of Mr. and Mrs. Merlon English of Severna his target pattern. by J and Mrs. Ron Tony Navy to begin installing anchors Among the reasons that the alarm system at Way setting off the call. On Julu the day before the controversial West Annapo- bs did respond when the alarm at the same address malfunctioned have some citing factors that may have come into play that night. the bottom bne is you can't pick and he said on Page Col. Gas prices rising By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Local consumers can expect to pay slightly higher prices for gaso- line and heating oil in days ahead as oil companies react to a new OPEC production-cutting agreement. But the likelihood of a long-lasting upward creep in fuel prices is industry observers said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreement is too flimsy to analysts said. U S oil companies will exploit the current hysteria-over it to skim higher profits they said. But oil prices probably will not rise dramatically and may even stay at low levels as the agreement unravels. whole thing in OPEC is sort a tempest in a in my view My scenario is still the same price of oil will continue to sometimes at current said Russell energy investment analyst for Alex Brown Sons a Baltimore investment banking firm. Some analysts that the new OPEC accord marks a turnaround that could push gasoline prices significantly higher looking at price increases of 15 or 20 cents a gallon in the next one or two said Vic Rash- executive director of the Ser- vice Station Dealers of America in D C While experts disagreed over long- term local service station owners said gasobne prices will rise in the next one or two weeks In several service sta- tion owners were notified yesterday that wholesale prices were going up night I got a call from Shell for a l-cent Increase I got another call for a l-cent said Michael F owner of Eastport Shell at Sixth OB Page Col. By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The Naval Station will begin sink ing S.OOO-pouod mooring anchors in the Severn River next week to ere ate an Inconspicuous hurricane hole for military ships Buried in the mud in Greater Roved 21 anchors and chains wffi be attached to Navy Academy training chips wbeo severe weather threatens The rest of the no one should notice them In response to complaints by boat- ers and nearby property the Navy designed an underwater an- chorage that wouldn't hinder naviga- tion or detract from the scenic waterway acceptable to said Clif ford past president of the Serera River Association That group and communi- ty association protested original pUns to install 21 buoys in the river for the anchorage. They said the plastic buoys would pose safety problems to watertkiers and boaters and spoil the aesthetics of the river The devised Jby Navy officials and property re- quires only one buoy off of Eagleaest Point The buoy will replace a sail- ing marker already in the water Near the the anchors and riser will be planted m two lines 200 yards apart A half-inch weighted bne will at the chains to the buoy when a hurricane is the line will be hoisted near the raising chains to attach to the academy's Yard Patrol boats we wouldn't have any Andrew said felt this was lesser of two evils I don't think we can complain too much about Adjacent property owners have said they don't mind the Navy riding out storms in the area But some feared the hurricane anchorage eventually would become a permanent mooring for Navy ships The Navy nid all boats will be removed within 24 hours after a hurricane watch is lifted The U S Army Corps of Engineers approved that plan late last month The anchorage will be used pri- marily for new lOS-foot yard patrol worth S3 million used to train according to Cmdr Stephen H acade my public affairs officer M Page Col MAP SHOWS location of ;