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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland _ Experts Kids' penmanship holds key to writing By PETER WEST to write complex Don- how to set a for he Athough there was apparent disa- I have to sit there and struggle OOlna to Staff Writer aid Hofler told almost 100 members eventually memorized the greement among some of the audi- to remember bow to write a I yvniy wt Effortlessly writing 'Welcome to of the Anne Arundel Reading Council cal order of the ence composed largely of female start to doubt Hofler said tO ObatfYlng Aaue Arundel upside down at Baldwin Hall in MUlersville. Hofler said that teaching The simpler strokes of __j ju__i___v_ a flifflsttiit ID _. ___ _ WPSTW asrfWWVrf WVfr CsJW PETEE WEST Staff Writer Effortlessly writing 'Welcome to Anne Arundel upside down and backward as be did when he was a a state reading expert laid kit night that learning difflcul- ties tooald not be allowed to con. found budding writers. going to have to start eosarviag the such as how a grips a pencil and how a piece of paper is before trying to teach a child to write complex Don- ald Hofler told almost 100 members of the Anne Arundel Reading Council at Baldwin Hall in MUlersville. The youngster who has a difficult who has poor does not want to learn to he said. Holler is an associate professor of reading and special education at Loyola College in Baltimore. But he still Is unable to spell with accuracy or to touch type because be cannot team IB order to remember properly how to set a for he eventually memorized the cal order of the spoon. whole language is predicated on he said. exam- the phrase Taint the red is completely different from the Taint the barn Yet when he was a his unorthodox writing was dtegnosed as a symptom of being of touch with polite euphemism for schizophrenia. Athough there was apparent disa- greement among some of the audi- ence composed largely of female Hofler said that teaching writing early in a chad's development may discourage bud- ding writers. A child who knows how to spell but physically if unable to master the flowing bridges and lines of may become frus. trated when words that have been spelled correctly are marked wrong because of poor pensmanghip. 'If I have to sit there and struggle to remember bow to write a I start to doubt Hofler said. The simpler strokes of manuscript are far easier to master than flowing cursive script Yet most schools teach or printing style in the early then follow almost immedi- ately with confusing and frustrating some Hofler said. Hofler surveyed a total of Page CoL how child a before trying to teach complex eeelgnmente. Doiuld Hof Statt reading MKmJFJLMS P 0 BOX LAUREL Tomorrow's For page 0. VOL. Cl NO. 224 SEPTEMBER 25 DONT FORGET THE ANNAPOLIS Environ- mental Commission will spon- sor a landscaping workshop at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Council Chambers at City 100 Duke of Gloucester St AREA TWO SCHOOLS had high lev- els of lead in drinking water. Page 33. TALK OF THB TOWN ANNAPOLIS is about to lose an outstanding businessman and Page 33. DR.GOTT THE DELICATE lining of the mouth can be more affect- ed than the gums by ill-fitting dentures. Page BU eHTERTAINMENT JAMES DALB wffl present an orgatt concert ft the Naval Academy Chapel. Page 29. STATE WO POLICE officers shot tt Havre de Grace never drew their guns. 4. NATION THE SOVIET foreign minis- ter will give a response to President Reagan today before the UN. Page 2. CONSUMER prices rose 0.2 percent in August Page 3. SPORTS NAVY LOSES two backs to knee injuries. Ptge 23. PEOPLE Haing S. who played the Cambodian photojournalist in Killing will portray former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Ngor was quoted as saying a movie on the life of Mar- cos would be produced next year. After the Marcos Ngor be hopes to make a mov- ie dramatizing the plight of his fellow who be said are now worse off than under the dictatorship of Pol Pot in the 1970s. Ngor escaped from Cambod- ia to about a year after the Vietnamese took over the country For a look at other people in the news we J. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit -171. Pick 4 mi INDEX Photo by XHwxen pay for FINANCE DIRECTOR Jim Bradner moved back home with his because It me to. STAYING ON Home market makes it tough for kids to move out By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Junior graduates from college and enters the working world. He's got everything going'for him except a place of his own. Witt the high cost of living in Anne Arundel it is becoming increasingly difficult for young professionals to live atone. More and more of them are returning to their parents' nest to roost. always felt the housing was reasonable and that only the truly homeless were eligible for said Nancy Rosen- who works with youths and has dealt with housing issues for 10 years. it's not just the poor. Young adults are the people getting hit. They're all vying for some rental said Mrs. whose two sons live at home. a segment of the population that we wQl have to According to the Anne Arundel County Board of the average price of a condominium is and a 700. Condo rentals go for a month and bouse rentals are per month. A market survey conducted last year by one apartment complex found that the lowest average rent at six Annapolis com- plexes was a month for onebedroom. These costs are forcing many young including married ones trying to buy their first to temporarily with their parents. tough. These are the people I work hardest said Dee manager of O'Conor Piper IE Flynn realtors in Annapolis. people or couples find it very difficult even if they have a pretty good Job. More and more are staying home because they can't make Many want a bouse similar to the one they grew up but just can't afford it oa Page Col. Vote oii drink age set District may end 'lure 9 for teens By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer If the D.C. City Council votes tonight to raise the drinking age to 21 in the nation's it would eliminate a deadly magnet for the teen- agers of Anne Arundel local officials say. After three Bowie youths were killed in an alcohol-related crash on the Capital Beltway pressure quickly mounted on the District government to follow Maryland and Virginia in raising the minimum drinking age or 3ames 'Li Joined officials from nearby urging patstge of emergency District council 8Mw vote on _ is the last metropolitan urisdiction where 18-year-olds can legally Fall brings an end to drought By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer The Drought of 1MB officially ended early this morning with the arrival of but county farmers are sttfl hoping for a lot more rain to carry them through the coming months. ''There's been sufficient rain lately but it's stffl said Brad a marketing analyst for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. things are on the upward swing and it's about Powers said It would take for autumn to be as bad for farmers as summer. As autumn creeps across the area in the next few painting woodlands with the gold and crimson of changing the weather outlook calls for near or above normal with highs of about 77 degrees. always have summer-like weather the first days of autumn and winter-like weather the first days of said Ken a meteorologist for the National Weather Ser- rice at Baltimore-Washiagton International Airport There is also still a chance for an Indian which occurs when a stretch of warm weather arrives after the first frost The last Indian summer in this area was in 1M4 when temperatures late in the year reached 71 to Shaver said. Foul weather may be lurking howev- er. Hurricane which began in will not officially end until November. For the the autumnal equinox oc- curred today at marking a day that has equal amounts of light and darkness. Leaves should be turning Into their golden ea Page CeL or wine. vitally concerned with driving home after a night of drinking in said Rita Cohen of the local Mothers Against Drunk a group that lobbied for land to raise the drinking age in 2M2. The District stands to lose million ia federal highway if it does not raise-the drinking age by Oct. 1. Until this Mayor Marion Barry's proposal had been expected to fail as it did last year. But the tenor of the debate changed suddenly after the traffic accident that killed Darren D. Patrick D. and Scott B. allot Bowie. Inside the crushed 1978 which struck a truck parked alongside the road on the ponce said they found a cooler of empty been containers and a forged I.D. card. Friends of the victims said later that the three youths had tatted about going to George- town for the evening. Because surrounding jurisdictions have banned alcohol sales to those under Wash- ington has become a for according to Eric Avery of the Anne Arundel County Drug and Alcohol Abuse program. lot of kids today go to Georgetown for a night of dancing and drinking and then they're back on the Avery said. it's not just it's a mixture of things. posing a tremendous problem in this particularly in the Annapolis and Sever- na Park MADD spokesmen say that if the District raised its drinking teen-agers would have a harder time getting served even if they had forged identification. A 17-year-old who can reasonably pass for being It once the law were have to pass for 21. A supporter on the D.C. Council said chances of an emergency bill coming before the council tonight are An emergency bill would need nine votes for instead of just a simple majority. In a memo to council D.C. CJty Council Chairman David Clarke indicated there are enough votes for a simple majority to enact permanent legislation But whether there was enough support to pass an emergency MB remained in doubt Amendments were being considered to make ea Page CeL 4 44 pages. Calendar Oaasifierf Ads colusns Crossword tsAarUiomeot .OMlMritf fifceBeat listings .11-17 21 37-42 43 8 I 0 23-32 M Alderman hits adequacy of wider bridge By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Plant to widen the new Severn Rirer Bridge may not be adequate to prevent future traffic an Annapolis official warned last night Alderman John R Hammond R Ward 1 made hvs comments at a Cfty Council meeting where alder met were briefed by State Highway Administration officials on road con- projects around Annapolis District Kttfhieer Mward ates far Inter- state 91 which will follow parts of the existing Route 3 and link Annap- olis and Baltimore The state fall also will beum adding one lane in each direction on the Severn to reduce traffic congestion The bridge widen- ing should be finished by SKA officials told the council The two are among sever- al pUsoed as part of a 1290 million effort to Improve roads around the Meefcaa I trefjk from SaMaMrt aod avoids the bndge will come down 1 97 wwt of said Hammond who is running for the House of Delegates from Dtitrkt 30 Even with the two new lanet. he saW the bndge may not be wide enough to handle the additional east- bound traffic oo Route which wiQ be widened and recbrtHeart Inter- state teems to BM you're erestsaf 4aaajA Walarf'aT aaal Severn fttdav aasad tattl -tils tyen has potential to create a more serious bottleneck than there it today Meehan denied congestion will worsen on the bridge but conceded life will be difficult for area motor- while the construction continue i going to be a tough situation for everyone while Uus construction is going he said Although state eifkuts have at- tempted to schedule work to reduce the taapaat ea traffic many arvjoeta alaag Roate wifl erertap 800ms to me you'n creating one hock of a bottleneck at tha Sawn River John R. fi-Watd 1
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