Regional Recap, July 21, 2011

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AA County Superintendent Gets National Attention.  From the White House to the Big Apple, the superintendent of Anne Arundel County schools is participating in a national conversation on arts integration, where students learn basic subjects with dance, art, music and theater woven in.Dr. Kevin Maxwell held talks with the president’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and, in a few days, he’s off to New York’s Lincoln Center to share his views on creativity in the classroom.

Man Working On Power Line Electrocuted In Anne Arundel. A subcontractor working for Baltimore Gas and Electric was electrocuted Wednesday afternoon in southern Anne Arundel County.County firefighters were called shortly before 3 p.m. to 498 Bay Front Road, where a subcontractor was working about 30 to 35 feet off the ground on a utility pole. Officials had said the man went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene.Officials said some of the man’s co-workers were able to get a bucket truck to him, lowered him to the ground and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Paramedics also tried to resuscitate the worker.

Utilities: Take Steps To Save Amid Heatwave. Utilities in the Baltimore-Washington region are urging customers to conserve energy as a heat wave approaches. Baltimore Gas & Electric and Pepco said the region’s power supply is expected to be enough to meet demand. But the utilities are advising customers to take steps to save energy, such as closing curtains and blinds to keep homes cooler and setting thermostats at 78 or higher if health conditions allow.They also advise delaying the use of major appliances until temperatures begin to drop in the evening.Forecasters said a heat wave affecting the central United States is heading east. It is expected to settle over most of the eastern half of the country through at least the weekend.

12 Sickened By Mystery Illness. Health and fire officials are looking into what caused a dozen people to become sick at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday evening.Fire officials said nine adults and three children reported becoming sick at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the facility in the 600 block of West Lexington Street.Investigators at the scene were at a loss as to what made so many people so sick so quickly.

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