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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland HOWELL MICROFILMS P. 0. BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 Tomorrow's Cooler For tee page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 234 OCTOBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET MONDAY is the last day voters can register for the November general election. The Board of Elections Office at the Arundel Calvert and Northwest will be open from a.m. to 9 p.m. HOME OF THE WEEK THE MORITZES have re- added to and sub-' tracted from their Bay Ridge house. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT BALLET WEST'S perfor- mance at the Kennedy Center is near-perfect but that's not good enough. Page 18. STATE DOCK WORKERS from Maine to including about in ended a tteee-day strike when management agreed to extend an expired contract for 45 days. Page 4. PRESIDENT JIEAGAN said two American hostages in Le- baase ffiigM have bee to make statements 3emaii ing that the United give their case more attention. NASA announced yesterday that it plans its next shuttle flight on Feb. 1988 and issued a cargo manifest that does not accommodate a pay- ing customer for ZW years more. Page3. SPORTS THE ORIOLES clinched last place last night with a 6-3 loss to the Tigers. Page 21. PEOPLE FROM NOW swimming will be just for says 75- year-old Gus who has recorded miles in the more than any liv- ing human being. is my grand said who climbed from the murky Monongahela River near Thursday after his last for-the- record dip. the last one of my career for marking up miles. I'll still swim for my own but I'm not going to count who has been swimming for 59 years through ice and floods on Pittsburgh-area is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as log- ging the most swimming miles in a lifetime. swum the equivalent of around the world and more than halfway Brickner said. like to be remem- bered as the living legend of Pittsburgh For a look tt other people in the see ptge 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit 732 Pick 4 M41 INDEX 5 52 pages Calendar 8 Classified Ads 28-51 columns 19 Crossword Editor uls 10 Entertainment 17-18 Hornet 13 Movte listings 18 Obituaries 11 PobceBett n RcUgkn Sports 2125 Stock 27 Tetevtafofl MORE THAN times a someone js in Arme Arundel General Hospital's Photo by Boil Ofibert room. In the By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer The doctors and nurses in the emergen- cy room at Anne Arundel General Hospi- tal routinely face the ultimate challenge preventing imminent death. there is a lot moJre to running an emergency room than saving lives. Not every patient's problem has the priority of a heart attack or a but the emergency crew still has the task of treating them in an expedient manner. As a the unit's performance in some ways is judged on the same basis as a fast food restaurant. public relations hitter is how long people have to wait to get in and get said Dr. Kenneth chief of emergency services. More than times a someone is treated in AAGH's emergency room. The busy season runs from Memorial Day to Labor accounting for nearly one- third of a year's traffic. The emergency room staff treated patients during this year's summer sea- not including those who were seen by their private doctors in the unit. And it's the sheer numbers that pose of our biggest Gummer- son said. It's not especially on summer e on quick cieeisions for the emergency room to treat 70 patients In an 8-hour period. From the viewpoint of the emergency room that is Gummerson said. the AAGH emergency room is more efficient than the average one in the United according to Gummerson. the average wait before being treated in a hospital emergency room is four to six hours. At patients usually are in and out within two hours. And if a patient has to wait an hour before receiving an initial system is breaking on Page Col. Young Asians excel i By PETER WEST Staff Writer Young girls outperform young boys in their school work but boys close the gap and overtake them as they according to a study of equity. in the county school system. That finding was one of a myriad of conclu- sions drawn from the 212-page study soon to be distributed to each county school. it can be used to gauge how students are. performing compared to the system as a according to researchers. Among the findings of the study released this week by the Board of Education Girls outpace boys on standardized tests and report cards until they reach the eighth when boys close the gap and later outperform girls.on Scholatic Aptitude Tests. who make up 1.4 percent of the total school outperform all other groups in test and participation in extracur- ricular activities. v Though black students are more frequently disciplined and are suspended from school more often- than-white and Asian their drop- out rate roughly is comparable to their proportion of the student population. Blacks make up about 14 percent of total but accounted for 15.7 percent of dropouts in While Asians and Hispanics take part in junior high school sports at a greater rate' than blacks are not represented at a comparable to their proportion of the general population in senior high school athletics Girls outnumber boys in high school curricular activites other than sports by a 2-to4 margin. Among students in the gifted and talented and advanced whites and Asians strongly represented while blacks were dispro- portionately underrepresented .and their partici- pation is declining. White students make up approximately 85 percent of total enrollment and accounted for just over 92 percent of gifted and talented enrollment at the high school level between 1983-85. Black while constituting approxi- on Page Col. Low oil prices settle in for winter By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Business Writer Home heating oil prices in the county have fallen and are projected to stay comparatively low through the winter. In line with the general drop in petroleum last year's typical price for No. 2 fuel oil of per gallon is down this year to roughly 77 cents per gallon. supply and price of home heating oil should remain plentiful and said Robert Fairbanks. president of R.S. Leitch a heat- ing oil distributor in Edgewater. Prices across the Baltimore-Wash- suburbs of Maryland are below last year's and should stay said Blackie president of SMO one of the region's largest distributors. But retail prices in the area are still as much as 30 percent higher than in other parts of the United States. in New England are get- ting delivered prices of 59 cents per said Edwin as- sistant director of the Citizens Labor Energy Coalition in Washington. Buyers a non.profit Washing- ton-based consumer is selling heating oil for 60 cents per gallon throughout the Annapolis area. The only reason local retailers' prices are higher is compe- Rothschild said Three companies Hessick Fuel Oil A.P. Woodson Co and Steuart Petroleum Co dominate nearly 80 percent of the market for home heating oil in the Baltimore- Washington Rothschild said. While none of the big three are market leaders in the Annapolis they set the region-wide pric- ing tone. When wholesale oil prices plum- meted earlier this the major heating oil distributors in the mid- Atlantic region yawned at said Jason Adkins. director of Buyers Up. Buyers which is a branch of consumer advocate Ralph Nader's' Public Citizen maintains a constant price margin and its price according to wholesale price changes. That consumers pay a Adkins said. The cooperative currently has 000 many of them in Annapolis. idea is here to stay and Annapolis is one of the first places we really got it Adkins said. In Anne Arundel one in three homes depends on oil. Mids eying homecoming victory By JOE GROSS Antedate Sports Editor Homecoming revelry will continue today when most of the Naval Acad- emy graduates in town for fun and flock to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Sudium for the football game between the Midshipmen and Kickoff for today's game is sched- uled at 2 p m Most of the 33.000 or expected will arrive at stadium much earlier to get in full rcorniag of Uilgattng and reminisc ing before heading to their teats The fooball game will be second- ary to the totalizing for many of those in attendance The fact that is 0-2 and a Division I-AA team won't help That Navy is a 35- pvtot favorite suggests the game will tetaNUuna thriUer The game will be televised nation- ally -80 stations in 33 ttates by the Freedom Network aod can be in thai area oa channels 24 and It wiD also be broadcast on WNAV-1430 radio Midshipmen. will try become the first Navy team since the 19M season to have a 3-1 record No Navy team has even been 21. as thuooe HDce ittl. Dartmouth tad Navy have played only four times with the first game being in 1929 and the last coming in when the George Welsh-led Mids relied to a 42-7 victo- ry. Dartmouth has never beaten but did battle to a 0-0 tie in 1939 .Dartmouth head coach Joe Yuki ca. in his final year as coach at the Hanover. N.H.. has a W-43-1 record in eight seaons and two games His career however. is a respectable 10M9 3 in 21 years While guiding the Boston College football team from to won eight of nine garnet against Nivy Today Dartmouth team like ly to have a tougher time than did the Boston College teams of the 1970s The Big Green are smaller than the Midshipmen and have much leu depth in the rntical areas Dartmouth does have an adequate patting fame-directed by senior qmarterfcaek David Gabiaoelli The MI ft ft Col. GAME TO SHIFT TRAFFIC Annapolis Police are warning local motorists to watch out for congested traffic during the Navy-Dartmouth homecoming game Kickoff is 2 p m but traffic will back up several hours earlier around the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Police will redirect traffic near the stadium before and after the game Before the both lanes of Taylor Avenue will be one way from Rowe Boulevard to the stadium After the game. Taylor Avenue will be one way leading to Rowe Boule- vard. Motorists should also be aware of brief traffic blocks while the Brigade of Midshipmen marches to the game Tbe midshipmen will leave Gate 4 at noon and march to the stadium's DOTTED LINE ehowt route mkte will take to game. Scoreboard entrance via Rowe Bou- levard While the stadium parking lot it in use. the city bus shuttle wiU operate from the Tawes State Office ing parkini lot ;