Coast Guard Warns Kayakers 

With warm temperatures forecast for this weekend,the Coast Guard is warning winter kayakers of the dangers of coldocean waters. Coast Guard officials issued a statement expressing concern thatnovice kayakers may hit the ocean waters this weekend withtemperatures expected to rise into the 50s on the Maine coastSunday. They say winter is not the time for people who receivedkayaks for Christmas to test their paddling skills for the firsttime. Coast Guard recreational boating specialist Al Johnson sayspaddlers who do venture out should wear a dry suit or a full wetsuit. He says they should be prepared for the painful shock thatcan come with a sudden plunge into the water.