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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland U.N. dispatches BACSHOME 6-2 win brings O's back for 13-game series B2 AACC planning arts Environmentalists honorWinegrad ARCHIVES .-'3-1 2. 'UAUREL- AVE L ..M707 PAGE All JULY 24. MD 350 flame to light up area ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA Annapolis will get to Hie Olympic flame first-hand next v The flame bound for the 1996 Olym- ryic Games in will travel on a 1 84-day torch relay .through stopping in Baltimore and Annapolis on June organizers said yesterday. Araving in Los Angeles next April symbolof.the. Olympics will be carried by horse- steamboat and wheelchair the nation until it reaches the Atlanta for the opening ceremony on July. 19. An as-yet unidentified runner will bring the torch into the stadium and light the.flame that begins the Centen- torch relay will .celebrate our nation coming together to serve as hosts to the President Clinton ..said in remarks taped for an NBC special that aired yester- day. Olympics are about people succeeding when they work hard and play by the Mr. Clinton said. truly American and next they'll come alive in Atlan- About pass the flame from torch to torch along the route. Enough of the slender which feature 22 reeds bound by brass are being made so that each carrier can buy theirs for about More than half of the torch bearers will be chosen by local United Way and will be chosen in a program developed by The Coca- Cola an Olympic sponsor. Details of both programs have not been com- pleted. The other runners will be former Olympic and others selected by Olympics organizers. The first 1996 torch will be lighted by the sun in then flown to the United States for the relay. The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games designed the route to present rich sampler of American culture and The relay will begin with a celebra- tion at Los Angeles Memorial Coli- site of the closing ceremony at the 1984 games. Winding across the country through towns large and the torch relay will make stops in such places as birthplace of the legendary Olympian Jim Thorpe. It will take a steamboat ride up the Mississippi River and stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and Niagara Falls. The torch relay will follow the route of the Boston Marathon and will pass through Mount Va.. home of George Washington and Cape Canav- Fla. The relay arrives in Georgia at the Port of Savannah on July then makes a final nine-day trek to Atlanta. The spectacle wasn't recognized by 'the Greeks in 776 who only marked the games by a few TORCH. Page SPLASH AWAY THE HEAT '_ .By Hanson The Capital Chris son of Joan Gallo and Steve Pope of Admiral cools off by keeping afloat In the Admiral Heights Swim Club pool. The pool will continue to be a good place to be because there's no relief In sight. Temperatures will be In the iow tomld-90s all with plenty of humidity. Fpr see Page Bl. Her questions about PQW are answered By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff wore a C-shaped' aluminum bracelet engraved with the words Walter Estes For almost three she wondered whether Lt. a Navy officer who had been shot down over Vietnam on that was dead or alive On the Annapolis resi- dent met the last man to see Lt. Estes Cmdr. Doug the pilot of their fighter jet Cmdr. Clower survived the explo- sion that killed his radar was taken and spent years in a POW camp. could have just Ms. Protani-Ready said. Cmdr. Clower attended last week- end's Nam-POW reunion of veterans who were held prisoner in Vietnam. The reunion was held at Loews Annapolis where Ms. Protani- Ready works. Cmdr. Clower declined to be inter- viewed for this story. The bracelets were handed out by the thousands in the late '60s and early of Ms. Protani- Ready's friends and family wore similar bracelets to show that the men whose names they bore were missing in action but not forgotten. After she received her bracelet in Ms. Protani-Ready wore it through junior high school and a few years in she said. was the '60s. You did stuff like she said. But as the '60s turned into the '70s and everybody else learned about while Ms. Protani-Ready still wondered. she knows. By J. Henson The Capital Denlsa ProtanHtoady received a POW-MIA bracelet In 1968 and wore tt for without finding out the fate of U. Walter Ectes whose name was Inscribed on the metat strip. The Armapods resident finally teamed he had teen killed In a flight over North Vietnam when she mat a former buddy of his at a reunion of former POWs In Annapolis Thursday. Ms. Protani-Ready thought she to be someone had found her missing man when the But because Vietnam POWs mem name Estes turned up on the guest orized huge lists of details about list for the but it turned out Page parents on the rise Unpaid child support hits million in county By BRIAN WHEELER StafifWriter1 To Ltv Jerry the three packed drawers in the county Sheriffs Office say it all. When he started as. a deputy 12 years a single file folder contained all of the warrants for so-called down. Now 700 the warrants fill up three drawers. and more people are entering the he said. of cases has just gone up and Across the county's judicial the story is the The number of requests for child support has exploded in the last two decades. Where people asked for such payments 20 than will need court-ordered assistance this state figures show. That jump also has spurred a more troubling an equally swift rise in the amount of unpaid child support. Through last more than million went uncollected in Anne. Ar- undel and local figures show that the shortfall is growing at the rate of around million a month. The county isn't alone in that re- state figures show. Larger coun- Child support up In the last the number of child support cases has experts say. A look at the number of cases and money collected by the county's Domestic Relations Division.. 1 Total cases I Collections total In millions Domestic Relations Circuit Court Capital graphic ties such as Prince Baltimore and Montgomery have larger child support debts. And the city of Balti- worse off than all the saw Page sailing don't mix well By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer When it comes to the eternal struggle between powerboaters and powerboaters have at least one advan- they're much less likely to be hit by lightning. That is according to a recent study by BOAT U.S.. the based boating group. A review of the organization's insur- ance statistics for the past five years found that in any given six out of sailboats were struck by light- ning. By only two in cruising-style powerboats were hit by lightning in any given year. For or small it was only one in a lot sailboats get hit then said Bob an editor with the Technical Services Department of BOAT U.S. The tiatistict were developed-by- reviewing claims from the boat- ers insured by BOAT U.S. across the nation. A sailboat's the.Iong metal pole. used to support the forms a convenient target for lightning because it is usually the highest object on the water. When a line of thunderstorms rumble powerboats have a natural advantage because they can move quickly to Mr. Adriance said. see it coming and they head but they get stuck out he said. Lightning strikes usually pose more of a risk to the electronic but boaters do occasionally have close Mr. Adriance said. Last lightning struck a VHF antenna on a small powerboat on the Potomac River. INSIDE 2 24 Anmdel Report Bl Lonery Precautions ensure vacation isn't thieves' holiday Broadneck A6 Monday's Old. A8 Movies............ B7 Obituaries... A7 Police Beat 812 Sports......... A12 TeteviSKXi AlO tides........ AS A9 All All 82-6 A9 All Circulation..................26S-48OO From Kent 327-1583 Ail other departments. 268-5OOO By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer While a Pasadena family was away on vacation last some burglars were hard at work. Dunng the middle of the day on June burglars broke in looking for televisions and _ Neighbors spotted the intruders and called police. An off-duty county police officer found the burglars in the house and cornered them in a bedroom before arresting them. The on Bedford Road in Sunset is a particular problem during the summer when resi- dents leave their homes for vacations The owners of the who were in Florida at the were contacted by relatives and neighbors. Detectives in the Eastern District have estimated that during June and roughly 18 percent of all breaking and enterings occur at homes left unoccupied by vacationers. Detective A SAFE HOME fluctuates up and down a he with one week having a full load of break-ins while the next has almost none. In most investigators aren't as fortunate as in the Sunset Beach case. where the suspects were arrested and gave statements to detectives. The intruders had not had time to remove a television and VCR. They While on police recommend taking several measures to protect your home as well as your belongings while Arrange for your home to look lived using lights or noise to indicate activity. Leave a key and alarm instructions with a trusted neighbor. efgmtnmi fM.U yuui ana reium Store valuables in a safety deposit box. Double-check locks on all windows and particularly basement doors and windows. Test smoke and burglar alarms. Consider having ad phone calls forwarded. dropped the equipment along with cold beer from the on the kitchen floor when confronted by Cpl. Henry McClung. who had spotted them in the house. The intruders had broken in through a bedroom window of 52.225 breaking and enterings last 30 percent occurred in the months of August and said Mike state police spokesman. August recorded the with or slightly more than 10 percent of the annual total Of summer vacation-time bur- glaries are the most significant devel- opment in some while the city sees a seasonal boost in thefts from automobiles. 'We get several a said Sgt John Grob of the city police Criminal Investigation 'it started as Page ;