CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

November 24, 1992

New technology helps diagnose dizziness

Severna park audiologists have a new technology to battle dizziness.

It's called ENG MASTR, a computer-based instrument that helps speed diagnoses of the causes of dizziness, and eventually, its treatment.

Unexplained dizzy feelings or other balance disorders afflict up to 40 percent of the population at some time in their lives, said Kimberly L. McGeady, an audiologist at the Chesapeake Hearing Center. And most of the causes of dizziness can be readily treated after they are diagnosed, she added.

The ENG MASTR system, or electronystagmography, is a method of recording and analyzing eye movements, which are closely related to balance. Using the ENG, audiologists can artificially create dizziness, which will generate predictable eye movements.

By analyzing those movements, an audiologist can focus on specific neurologic causes of a disorder that causes dizziness.

Gunman holds up Arnold pizzeria

A gunman robbed an Arnold pizzeria early Saturday, county police reported.

Investigators said the gunman walked into Papa John's Pizza in the 1400 block of Ritchie Highway at 1:20 a.m. and demanded money. He told the clerk to put all the money from the cash register into a pizza box. The robber was last seen running around the back of the building.

He was described as a white man, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair. He was wearing a dark blue shirt and jeans.

Suspected cocaine found at Old Mill High

County police seized a small bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine from the grounds of Old Mill High School Saturday afternoon.

According to the police report, an officer was working security detail at the school when a coach brought him a small bag with white rocks in it.

The officers took the bag to Eastern District station to be destroyed.

POLICE

* Arnold: A resident of the 1100 block of Silverleaf Drive told police that vandals broke into his home Monday and stole appliances valued at $4,190.

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