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Annapolis Capital Newspaper Archive: January 15, 1995 - Page 1

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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               New eatery joins big crowd Bl StnOtogort Pittsburgh p.m. channels PREVIEW OF TODAY'S GAMES PAGE C1 Supw Bowl berths at stake forthaNFt'a SUPER 4 Dalliaat San Francisco 4p.m. channels DCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 School talks at Baby tossed from i window Found alive after 2-story plummet By P. J. SHUEY Staff Writer A baby girl less than an hour-old was discovered lying on- a storm grate in Meade Village allegedly dropped from a second-story window by her teen-age mother. Hours after the baby's county police charged Michelle Eliza- beth of 1837 Meade Village Apartment with attempted murder and child Her the umbilical cord still was found lying naked be- tween two buildings in the Severn public housing community about he said. The weighing 6 4 multiple skull frac- tures and was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was in stable condition last said Officer Randy county police spokesman. Ms. Savage was also at the medical center last where she was being treated following the child birth. She was to be taken before a District Court commissioner after she was released from the hospital. Officers were first called at p.m. to the 1800 block of Meade Village Circle. One of a group of ranging in' age from 10 to had heard the baby looked around a corner and found the infant on a storm Officer Bell said. The apartment where Ms. Savage lives with her mother is floors directly above the storm grate. Page JAN. By David W. Trozzo The Capital Joan Back watches traffic on Formt Drive near Spa Road from her balcony. Mm. Beck and other area residents are concerned about Increasing congestion on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula's main artery. so many people on the When the one major artery is choked there's major gridlock. If there was ever an I would set out on not get in the Linda Santoro Slow going With more and more development on Forest traffic jams trap residents in gridlock for hours. Here are the average number of vehicles per day according to a traffic study conducted April of last year H Annapolis Neck Bywattr per day on Forest Drive 1. East of Rlva Road 10.415 2. West of Hicks Avenue 3. South of S. Cherry Grove Avenue 4. North Youngs Farm Road I Approximate site of traffic counter Forest Drive a study in gridlock Peninsula residents tired of uncooperative efforts Ferny POINT RD Sounx-Annt DtfWVnint at Putte Worts By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer What would happen if a catastrophe struck the Annapolis Neck forcing all of its residents to That's what Linda Santoro thought about Tuesday as she sat in her stuck for hours on Forest Drive when a utility pole was knocked across the thoroughfare at Spa Road. so many people on the peninsula. When the one major artery is choked there's major the Wetheridge Estates resident said. there'was ever an I would set out on not get in the Tuesday's traffic jam raised awareness for many that Forest Drive has a limited ability to handle the increasing development on the peninsula. The only direct route between Riva and Bay Ridge Forest Drive crosses In and out of city and county Jurisdiction. It is notorious for traffic car wrecks and fatal accidents involving pedestrians. Solutions to the road's problems have to be a cooperative effort between Annapolis and Anne Arundel several area residents and public officials agreed last week. And many of the problems that exist today are because the governments have not collaborated in the past. I've ever seen an example of government gridlock equaling traffic it is Forest said Alderman Carl 0. whose Ward 5 straddles much of the thoroughfare About two years ago the county started a long-term project to widen and improve Forest Drive to five lanes. It should be completed by October according to county Public Works officials. And last month the city approved for study of the corridor. But many residents and officials complain that these efforts may be too late. FOREST. Page Community nmnbera gather to Identify Annapolis' Lawmakers feeling emissions test heat k i J-' T Steamed constituents want action By JOHN ROLL The burning anger many Mary- landers feel over the state's new vehicle emissions inspection program has put the General Assembly on the hot seat Already hypersensitive to the mood of voters after last year's state lawmakers find themselves in an un- comfortable satisfying their constituents without risking the loss of hundreds of millions of federal dollars. in my 12 years of service here have I had so many phone so many angry said Del Martha R-Baltimore who is spearheading an effort to repeal the inspections program. Bruce Poole said callers are unimpressed when he tells them the expanded test is needed to comply with the federal Clean Air Act. tell 'We don't give a damn if you don't comply with the just do KUMA it.' That's how mad people are. People are at the boil-over said Mr. D-Washington. And the testing hasn't even begun. Scheduled to start Jan. the pro- gram has been put on indefinite hold until the private company that operates the 19 inspection stations corrects com- puter glitches. Why are so many Marylanders so reaur- rqst IhMMejpfenned to f rge H7 ijr is required every two tive committee dropped the fee back to in response to voter outcry. Na- motorists spend on average Page Is it getting too violent at Crownsville Statistics reveal a rise in physical attacks By Gcoffe N. tundrtow The Capital The rules for group discussions are posted In the teen meeting room In the Meyer Building of Crownsville Hospital Center. By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer The female patient stormed into the office area at Crownsville Hospital grabbing a telephone. When a nurse who asked that her real name not be told her to the patient struck her on the head with the phone. The other employees ran. Interviews and statistics obtained by The Capital through the Freedom of Information Act paint a picture of a hospital increasingly at risk of violence. State police have been investigating the Dec. 11 death of patient Soo-Jung Kong at the death her family believes was linked to a reported beating by another patient. The State Medical Examiner's Office last week said it was unable to determine through an autopsy whether Ms. Kong was the victim of a homicide or an accident. State police plan to meet this week with the county State's Attorney's Office to decide whether to end the investigation or have a grand jury look into it some Crownsville employees and advocates for the mentally ill say they are concerned about increasing risks for physical attacks between on staff members or by workers on residents. In fiscal the hospital received some 700 reports of physical attacks among patients and staff at the state-run mental facility outside Annapolis. Accidents injuring patients numbered self- inflicted and suicide according to hospital reports. But is that a lot of violence for a facility that admits more than 400 psychiatric patients a year and employs more than 800 The hospital's statistics do not indicate how Page HIM LOW Cloudy today and tomorrow. D2. Hoop action In terms of It may have been a benchmark game for Maryland's basketball team. Ninth-ranked Maryland showed It has become much more than a prass-and-run team In beating No. 14 Wake Forest 76-66.01 NATION STILL Twelve months and more than 250 miles from the epicenter of Southern California's worst Pat Meklnskl still dreams of being burled alive. she will not ride an elevator. She wHI not drive on an Interstate highway. A12 LIFESTYLE not here to have was the general reaction from the Naval Academy to an article called Inside Edge's Second Annual Survey of the Most and Least Fun Colleges In U INIUX AnmMRtport..Di EdK6rWi....A10-ll BuiliMu.............Bl ..E3 Claulftod.... 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