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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 21, 1997
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- On one side of the football field, 26 people rooted for the De Laura Junior High School Scotties. On the other side, 150 fans cheered for the home team, the Edgewood Junior High Indians -- and 65 of them were in the school band.The crowds were sparser than usual because many working parents could not make it to the game Thursday afternoon. Officials had moved the contest up an hour to avoid a mosquito that transmits St. Louis encephalitis, a viral infection that can cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
State health officials reported Thursday they have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in Maryland for the year. The infected adult lives in the suburbs of Washington. The virus has also been detected in a Washington-area horse, and in special mosquito traps placed in Harford, Montgomery, Prince George's and Talbot counties. Officials at the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the human case was not unexpected - there were 16 reported cases last year. But they reminded people to take precautions by avoiding areas where mosquitoes are prevalent, covering their skin with clothes and hats, using insect repellent, and if possible, avoiding outdoor activities during mosquitoes' most active times at dusk and dawn.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | October 8, 1992
Quiet, unassuming John Sies would rather have the young members of his 4-H Outdoor Fun Club take center stage than be there himself.But it has been primarily through his love of kids and the outdoors that the club has easily melded environmental education and fun."That is a club we are very proud of," said Robert M. Shirley, Carroll County Extension Agent in charge of 4-H programs. "They are addressing one of the real important issues for our country today." They are a bunch of young people and adult volunteers learning something about the environment and doing something about the situation in Carroll County and on a larger scale, said Mr. Shirley.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 8, 2014
The Harford County Health Department and a local advocacy group are warning residents their spring and summer outdoor activities could put them at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States. A bacterial disease, the most common way of contracting Lyme is from tick bites, such as the blacklegged tick, notes the health department, which says the Centers for Disease Control believes there are upward of 300,000 cases of the disease annually. During its meeting Tuesday night, the Harford County Council proclaimed May to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the county.
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By From Staff Reports | June 20, 1995
Poor air quality posed a health hazard in the Baltimore area yesterday and was likely to reach unhealthful levels again today, the Maryland Department of the Environment said.The department issued a "code red" health advisory for Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, northern Harford and northern Cecil counties yesterday.Under a "code red," children and elderly people are advised to limit outdoor activities; healthy people to limit strenuous outdoor work or exercise; and people with heart or respiratory ailments, emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis to limit outdoor activities and move indoors when breathing becomes difficult.
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August 31, 2012
Join St. Mark's United Methodist Church in its annual Emancipation Day Celebration, Sat., Sept. 1, starting at 11 a.m. at Emancipation Park, on Eight Street. Enjoy coed softball games and other outdoor activities at the park and McCullough Field as well as food vendors and music. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. near St. Mark's, 601 Eighth St. Parade participants include local bands and poms squads. As part of the celebration, Laurel city officials will dedicate a podium sign in a landscaped area of the park that details the history of the Grove neighborhood and Emancipation Park.
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By Lori Aratani and Lori Aratani,The Washington Post | August 18, 2009
The idea of "roughing it" has taken on a new meaning. The Coleman outdoors company sells air mattresses with built-in alarm clocks and night lights, and tents outfitted with "integrated lighting systems" and auto-roll windows. For those who can't bear to be unplugged for any length of time, DirecTV has a portable satellite and Kampgrounds of America offers wireless Internet at most of its camp sites. With fewer people participating in outdoor activities, retailers and park officials are doing everything they can to coax them into the great outdoors.
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 1997
My sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, runny or congested nose, and watery eyes are always worse in the spring. Although antihistamines bring considerable relief, are there things that I can do to prevent the symptoms from occurring in the first place?You have described the typical allergy symptoms of hay fever; the underlying cause is a reaction of your immune system to substances (allergens) that enter the body. Antibodies formed in response to the allergens lead to the release of histamine, which is what produces allergic symptoms.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | August 10, 2012
An adult in Central Maryland has been diagnosed with this year's first case of West Nile Virus, according to The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The virus was also detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Montgomery County by the U.S. Department of Defense. Most people with West Nile virus do not show symptoms. Those who do will have a fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands 3 to 15 days after a bite by an infected mosquito.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
State health officials reported Thursday they have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in Maryland for the year. The infected adult lives in the suburbs of Washington. The virus has also been detected in a Washington-area horse, and in special mosquito traps placed in Harford, Montgomery, Prince George's and Talbot counties. Officials at the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the human case was not unexpected - there were 16 reported cases last year. But they reminded people to take precautions by avoiding areas where mosquitoes are prevalent, covering their skin with clothes and hats, using insect repellent, and if possible, avoiding outdoor activities during mosquitoes' most active times at dusk and dawn.
NEWS
October 11, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 13 Festival The first Hispanic Festival of the Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. Event features music, entertainment, activities for children, food trucks and informational tables from community organizations. Information: 410-295-3434 or go to centrodeayuda.org. Women's event Camp Letts' 18th annual Women's Wellness Weekend concludes today. Theme is Spirit, Mind & Body and includes outdoor activities, stress reduction, healthy living and relaxation.
FEATURES
The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Whether you're paddling, pedaling or camping, equipment experts offer advice about how to enjoy the outdoors as safely as possible. Stay equipped. Every renter of outdoor equipment requires that renters follow laws related to sporting gear; shops may enforce additional guidelines, as well. Personal flotation devices are required on watercraft (some shops require renters to wear PFDs at all times) and bike shops make helmets easily accessible. Follow the rules. "Stay to the right, pedestrians have the right of way, the NCR trail is trash-free," says Hunt Valley Village's Kate Wright.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
On Saturday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources celebrated its fifth annual Park Quest event with Rendevous activities for the teams that completed at least 10 quests. Knisely, who helps run the popular event, discussed its origins and goals. How has the Park Quest program grown in its five years in number of participants, parks and activities? Park Quest was developed by two Maryland state park managers in 2008. The program included six quests on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and approximately 150 teams (families)
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August 31, 2012
Join St. Mark's United Methodist Church in its annual Emancipation Day Celebration, Sat., Sept. 1, starting at 11 a.m. at Emancipation Park, on Eight Street. Enjoy coed softball games and other outdoor activities at the park and McCullough Field as well as food vendors and music. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. near St. Mark's, 601 Eighth St. Parade participants include local bands and poms squads. As part of the celebration, Laurel city officials will dedicate a podium sign in a landscaped area of the park that details the history of the Grove neighborhood and Emancipation Park.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | August 10, 2012
An adult in Central Maryland has been diagnosed with this year's first case of West Nile Virus, according to The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The virus was also detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Montgomery County by the U.S. Department of Defense. Most people with West Nile virus do not show symptoms. Those who do will have a fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands 3 to 15 days after a bite by an infected mosquito.
NEWS
By Lori Aratani and Lori Aratani,The Washington Post | August 18, 2009
The idea of "roughing it" has taken on a new meaning. The Coleman outdoors company sells air mattresses with built-in alarm clocks and night lights, and tents outfitted with "integrated lighting systems" and auto-roll windows. For those who can't bear to be unplugged for any length of time, DirecTV has a portable satellite and Kampgrounds of America offers wireless Internet at most of its camp sites. With fewer people participating in outdoor activities, retailers and park officials are doing everything they can to coax them into the great outdoors.
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | August 18, 2007
The seven inmates who were stabbed in a fight Thursday night at the Metropolitan Transition Center were treated and returned to the facility yesterday, segregated from the rest of the inmate population, a state prison spokeswoman said. Maj. Priscilla Doggett said the prison's internal investigators are working to determine why the fight started shortly before 8 p.m. Doggett said the inmates who fought in the prison's outdoor recreation yard were all housed in the same cellblock. After the fight, correctional officers searched their cells and found five home-made knives, but none was believed to have been used in the fight.
NEWS
September 16, 2007
On September 07, 2007, BERT L. BROOKS, 35, died suddenly in an accident in Switzerland. Bert was the loving fiancM-CM-) of Michelle Carlstrom and the beloved son of Ozella Reppert of Essex, Maryland and Bobby Brooks of Davison, Michigan. Bert is also survived by many relatives in Maryland and Michigan. Bert and Michelle resided in Rockville, MD and planned to be married next month. Bert grew up on the Back River Peninsula and was a 1990 Graduate of Chesapeake High School. He operated his own renovation and construction business, Varekai, in Maryland.
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By Sandy Bauers and Sandy Bauers,Philadelphia Inquirer | March 9, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- It's windy. Rain is imminent. The path is muddy. But Patricia Zaradic is loving it all. What's important is that she is out in nature, a place her research tells her fewer and fewer Americans are heading. In the past two decades, park visits, permits for camping or fishing and other data show a pervasive shift away from outdoor activities, the ecologist concludes in a study published recently in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. National parks are still popular; last year, 275 million people visited them.
NEWS
September 16, 2007
On September 07, 2007, BERT L. BROOKS, 35, died suddenly in an accident in Switzerland. Bert was the loving fiancM-CM-) of Michelle Carlstrom and the beloved son of Ozella Reppert of Essex, Maryland and Bobby Brooks of Davison, Michigan. Bert is also survived by many relatives in Maryland and Michigan. Bert and Michelle resided in Rockville, MD and planned to be married next month. Bert grew up on the Back River Peninsula and was a 1990 Graduate of Chesapeake High School. He operated his own renovation and construction business, Varekai, in Maryland.
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