Time to synchronize watches to get a jump on spring events

Neighbors

April 14, 1997|By Lyn Backe | Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I BLESS the powers, whoever they are, for moving the beginning of Daylight-Saving Time to the first Sunday in April, instead of the last. But I'm open to suggestions as to how to get all the clocks reset accurately.

Whom do you trust?

The clock on my computer reset itself automatically, but none of the other seven clocks and watches did. If the computer differs from the Weather Channel, who's right?

I did discover that Bell Atlantic has a time number that gives the time in 10-second increments: 410-844-2525.

I couldn't find anyone to tell me who would warrant the accuracy of the recording, but at least it's a way to get all your timepieces synchronized.

Focus on health

SCAN, the School Community Action Network, is designed "to improve access to health services and quality of health education" for Bates Middle School students and families.

When the mission is accomplished, the school expects improved attendance, grades and behavior at school, home and in the community, said Sharon Mackell of Bates.

Each month, SCAN spotlights different health and human services organizations in the community: Annapolis Youth Services, the Epilepsy Association of Maryland, Family and Children's Services, Open Door, the NAACP and the Parent Involvement Center. Field trips have included the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Washington College.

Bates and SCAN are looking for speakers and presenters to discuss children's physical or mental health for Health Awareness Day from 8 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. April 29. Topics could be self-esteem, nutrition, fitness, violence and drug prevention, stress reduction, dental care or fire prevention.

To volunteer for your agency, or to see how else you can participate, call Mackell at 410-263-0270, Ext. 29.

Accolades for young author

Double congratulations to Adrian Comly, a fifth-grader at Central Elementary School, who won an honorable mention in the Young Author's Contest sponsored by the state International Reading Association Council.

This is the second year in a row Adrian has been recognized in the competition. Her work will be featured at the school's author/artist night Thursday.

Academy calendar

Two free events take place at the Naval Academy this week.

The first is the annual Forrestal Lecture at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow in Alumni Hall. The speaker is Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, the first female head of the State Department. General admission seating is available.

On Saturday and Sunday, the academy plays host to Anne Arundel County Special Olympics.

Swimming events will be held at the Lejeune Hall pool Saturday. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and opening ceremonies are at 10: 30 a.m.

Track and field events will be held at Ingram Field on Sunday. Registration is at 10 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, Sunday's events will take place in Halsey Field House. Information: Sharon Potts at 410-224-1770.

Pub Date: 4/14/97

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