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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Entry-level w _ Restaurants r.lCTO ARC HIVES 313 LAUREL LAi.'SFL. MD They're hangin' with Mr. Cooper at Navy SEE SPORTS SECTION Cl Travel agencies feel pinch Dl New liquor law hurts few FEB. isS- Her personal Up to By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer fvery Maureen Jockel finds herself spending up to of her own money on treats and field trips for her fifth-grade students. At Gerniantown Elementary nestleU between some of and poorest sections of AnnapoHsTlhe fifth-grade teacher spends more than any other teacher among the 346 who responded to a survey by The Capital On teachers say they are spending a year on everything from computers to pencils. the school system's By J. Hertson The Capital wr of Mr own JMttl itoM works wtth SUM M he a cookie tor project at Qemtantown Elementary School. she wants to do it Many teachers said it's often easier to pay for new notebooks and other class materials themselves because they get exactly budgetfor classroom materials has only bvef the Uist four forcing parents and teachers to make up for a BulMrs. Jockel the money because what they wanfwlthout the red tape. Buy ing the as Mrs. Jockel describes also allows teachers to do things differently for their Mrs. Jockel's donned Page Softools expenses By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Parents and teachers are doling out an estimated .million a year of their own money to buy everything from books to crayons for students in county public to a survey conducted for The Capital. That amounts to nearly half the school system's current million annual budget for classroom materials. And heads of the teachers union and area parents groups say the private spending could be far The estimate is in on results from 346 of the county's teachers who responded to a confidential questionnaire distributed by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County for the newspaper. A separate questionnaire was also sent to the 105 parent-teacher groups by the County Council of PTAs. WEife the survey a' assessment of the dollars spent by teachers and it provided a surprising indica- tor of just how much schools depend on extra help. teachers and parents are spending for every the school system HMTOR'S This Is the first In an' occasional series of stories based on figures and comments from 346 of the county's teachers in a survey distributed for The Capital by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel The stories are also on surveys and interviews with 23 of the 105 parent-teacher groups. A separate survey of these groups was sent out for the newspaper by the County Council nave to dd this or our kids won't have and we can't allow that to said Rita president of the County Council of PTAS. would just be devastating even though it may hot he right.. the dollars _ ifie- gettfcjg ffiBher spends on classroom materials. And while some argue that their tax dollars should pick up more of the others say they have no choice. The survey of private spending comes as J. County Executive John- G. Gary Jr. and County Council prepare to consider one of the' largest budget increases for classroom als in recent memory. would grow by 59 with Up to. million on new computers alone. v To help cover the 21 positions would be cut at the school board's central office. Superintendent Carol S. Parham recom- mended the and the school board last week adopted them in its g plan fny tjnp npyt yearl which begins July 1. The plan now goes to Mr. Gary and then'to the council who have the final say. Even if approved by the County the plan is the first to make the Materials of Page Remembering the heroism and horror of those who fought 50 years ago... JIMA By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer If valor has a it is surely among the group of U.S. servicemen who planted the famous flag on Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. Immortalized on film and rendered in the Feb. flag-raising has become the classic image of American wartime struggle and sacrifice. But when Glen Burnie resident and former Marine Francis E. Larrimore visits the Iwo Jima Memorial in D.C.. this weekend with other veterans of the he will think not of heroism but of the horror of combat and of good friends lost in one of the bloodiest battles of World Warn. Fifty years ago then-Cpl. Larrimore stormed onto the tiny Pacific island's black-sand beaches with thousands of other Marines in the teeth of dug-rn Japanese resistance. Their capture the 8-square-mlle island and turn it into a forward air base for damaged B-29 bombers struggling AP photo Fifth from U.S. Marina Corps Cpl. William R. a Pasadena with others atop Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. AP photographer Joe Rosenthal snot this photo shortly after taking the fabled Image of five Marines amf-a Navy medic raising the second flag to go up on Suribachi. Far Marine Cpl. Francis E. Larrimore of Glen at and Dan Oarzlnskl pose amid the destruction of Iwo Jima wtth a captured Japanese flag. Near Mr. Larrimore In Ms home wtth a Japanese Nambu machine gun captured during the battle. one of the most famous photos of all time. The cost was Americans died on Iwo and 19.030 mere were wounded. One in three Marines in the 3frday battle was killed or wounded. For the the toll was even more gruesome. Of the island's only survived. Thousands of the dead are still missing. their bones hidden in the volcanic island's intricate web of tunnels. Page AP photo By J. The Capital case may end in court By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer The parents of a baby accidentally poisoned with morphine at Anne Arundel Medical Center are considering suing the Annapolis a lawyer hired by the hospital's head newborn specialist said. And the pharmacist hospital officials fired because of the incident. Susan Kron of Croflon. also ran into problems with Virginia regulatory officials when she worked in Alexandria. according to a television report. Annapolis lawyer David A. Levin said one set of who were not say their baby has been sluggish and may have suffered serious neurological damage in the Jan. 31 incident. Mr. Levin was hired last week by Dr. Sandra Loeb. a neonatologist on contract with AAMC to oversee the critical-care after she and other hospital staff members were contacted by lawyers for.the parents. Three babies in AAMC's critical-care nursery developed breathing problems after Ms Kron filled a handful of syringes with a solution containing morphine instead of a common blood thinrrer used to flush intravenous hospital officials said4ast week. Hospital officials have refused to identify any of the babies or parents. Ms. Kron allegedly grabbed the which was in a labeled bottle. Instead of a labeled bottle of Heparin. the blood that to the opiate in the pharmacy- refrigerator. In addition to firing Ms. Kron. an AAMC employee for 9 hospital administrators accepted the resignation of longtime pharmacy Director Larry A. Bierley of Riva. AAMC also added another refrigerator for narcotics and began purchasing pre-packaged doses of morphine so a mixup of bottjes won't reoccur Licensing officials with iTie state Department offlealtn and Mental Hygienp inspected the and the depart- ment's Drug Control Program plans an additional inspec- tion of the pharmacy later this month. The county State's Attorney Office also charged Ms. Kron with reckless endangerment. a and operating with- out a a misdemeanor. Her license from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy expired at the end of September. Page Our CaratoMMM Imperiled re- veatod at AAMC. A12 day sjrtd sunny to- Orioles news Rick Forney knows how to make a good first impression. After hfe first practice with the Orioles undar Annapolis High graduate wottoo ovarUrtW off thfe mound in tThe NAACP replaced veteran chairman William Gibson with Myrlte the widow of slain civil rights leader Medar Evers. yesterday after agitated rank-and-fite members declared no confidence in Mr. Gibson's leadership. A3 In their Ukrainian hometown. Mikhail and Edic Tsibulevskiy were fairly average kids. They learned chess at age 6. studied with a chess coach the way an American kid might take tenors lessons. 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