Regional Recap, June 1, 2011

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Fire Officials Stress Water Safety As Heat Rises. As the temperature heats up, fire officials said they want to make sure everyone stays safe while cooling down in the water.Local search crews said they have been busier than ever with more cases of drowning, water rescues and missing boaters.The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said crews have responded to several water-related incidents in the past few weeks, and they want to remind every boater to be safe. Chris Harvison said he still remembers the last conversation he had with his brother, Mark Harvison, who went missing Saturday after a boating accident.

‘Mr. Belding’ To Appear At Bowie Baysox Game. Hey, hey, hey. What is going on here?The Bowie Baysox said Dennis Haskins — the actor who played Mr. Belding on the teen show “Saved By The Bell” — will appear Sunday at Prince George’s Stadium. Haskins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the 2:05 p.m. game and will sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.The team said Haskins’ appearance is part of Educator’s Appreciation Day.The Baysox are the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.

Volunteers Sought For Anne Arundel Emergency Exercise. County Executive John R. Leopold is encouraging residents to participate in a full-scale emergency exercise at Arundel High School in Odenton this month.”We have seen disasters recently in the Midwest and South that happen quickly with little notice, leaving communities devastated,” Leopold said.”It is important to test our capabilities so that Anne Arundel County is ready for any emergency situation,” he said. “The more volunteers who participate in this exercise, the closer it will feel to an actual event.”The emergency sheltering exercise will take place June 17 and is sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Social Services, Department of Health, American Red Cross and other partners.

Cancer Link To Cell Phone Use Raises More Questions.  Scientists and medical experts are considering the possible connection between cell phones and cancer, and experts believe new information released Tuesday has raised yet another red flag and the need for a lot more research.The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, said radiation from cell phones could possibly cause cancer.

 

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