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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               County jail all jammed up Bl Blaze destroys car LOUGANIS Olympic diver reveals that he has AIDS Dl What's causing bad Cl Brushing up with the young OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW WINDY PAGE Ali THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1995 ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 33' AAMC druggist claims innocence By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer A pharmacist fired from Anne Arundel Medical Center said she is not to blame for three babies accidentally receiving morphine last her attorney said yesterday. say this is how it but they don't have the syringes to prove said T Joseph a prominent Glen Burnie attorney representing Susan E. of Crofton. says it didn't happen by anything she he said. Hospital investigators and county prosecu- tors said last week that Ms Kron mistakenly filled five to seven syringes with a morphine solution Instead of a blood-thinner mixture commonly used to flush intravenous lines. Each syringe coatained 25 milligrams or between Moth anflfyrtb. a teaspoon of AAMC Carolyn Shenk On 31 thw in the Annapolis hospital's critical- care nursery experienced breathing problems They had to be temporar- ily placed on ventilators after receiving one to three doses of the morphine officials said. Hospital officials have said the babies recov- and two have been discharged. a lawyer for one set of parents has contacted hospital workers about a possible lawsuit Nurses told investigators a pharmacy techni- cian delivered the syringes during Ms. Kron's night shift after the unit ran out overnight Several years the hospital began requir ing a daytime pharmacy worker to fill large batches of syringes with the material to avoid Dr Stanley chief of said last week. But Mr. Touhey said hospital officials ha- ven't'produced any witnesses or such as syringes containing morphine. AAMC also lacks records tracking any syringes used in the unit or any prepared by Ms Kron that he said And medical records of one of the babies show that its mother had been given an opiate during which could account for tests showing he said. To charge the veteran pharmacist crii with reckless endangerment a felony able by five years in prison and a JSH is Mr. Touhey said. Even if investigators can show she not a shred of evidence anything she did was reckless or he said. Page ROLE MODELS These 6 local blacks are worthy examples for all of us Mentors who made a difference TROY SMITH DALLAS EVANS KlRBY McKlNNEY MATTIE HARRIS LOLITA CHAMBERS- LAMKIN DELORES QUEENE By I Henson The Capital Although 30-year teacher and principal Delores Queene she's still In the classroom taking time to read to students. she's with third-grader Jahlll at Tyler Heights Elementary School. By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer As a teen-ager in Annapolis 50 years ago Delores Queene was banned from borrowing books at the county library and forced to sit in the back of city buses Those are the 63-vear-old woman's first memories of discrimination Despite racial barriers two strong and intelligent parents gave urtut- goals she aspired to Today the area woman has been a teacher and principal for 30 years They encouraged us to do anything we wanted Father never had a job that paid a it was the kinds of things he did 'she said have a role model is a way of encouraged us to do anything we wanted. Father never had a job that paid a it was the kinds of thingsJhejdidS'. Delores Queene getting a feeling that you can do what you want to do too Like Mrs Queene there are local black leaders in tne business service and school communities who are models for today s children In recognition of Black History The Capital talked with six men and women named as shining examples by their peers A common thread joined the group They all had strong families that provided built in mentors something that s not always the case today And they all agreed that there s Testimony leans toward elected school board ByTODD SPANGLER Staff Writer County Executive John G Gary Jr last night pleaded for the authority to name new school board but the weight of testimony before local legislators was clearly in favor of an elected board During a three-hour Mr Gary and members of the county's legislative delegation floated proposals to change the way local school board members are selected But with the exception of a few most favored letting voters decide That's the only way to make board members accountable to the said Harwood parent Delia Glenn would feel more confident that my interests are being best served if my independent representative were an integral part of the decision-making she said But some particularly Del Michael E D argued that it makes no sense to elect school board members when they have no financial authority over the deci sions they make Money matters are still handled by the county executive and the County Council In what will undoubtedly be the most significant issue to be decided by the delegation this session lawmakers be gan considering four measures to change the school board appointment process Currently the School Board Nomi- nating Convention sends recommenda- tions to the who picks members But he s not required to select the convention s nominees That has caused consternation on County Executive John Gary Jr. pleaded to local yester- day tar the authority to name new board members. many fronts and fueled demands for an elected board Mr Busch suggested legislation ere atmg a nominating commission and forcing the governor to pick one of three recommendations Del Robert C Baldwin R Crownsville wants to give Mr Gary the power to choose new but allow the County Council to give rec ommended names to the nominating convention Mr Gary wants even more power Page After condo residents concerned f g models Children need attention early on That s not any different for blacks whites Hispanicsor said Lolita Chambers Lampkm. a legislative aide to a state senator Page By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer In the wake of a brutal weekend assault on an Eastport woman in her condominium top city police officials meet tonight with Severn House residents concerned about safety Police have no suspectsn thf as_ lefi hospitalized with a severe head injury She was in serious but stable rondi lion this morning at the Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Haiti more a spokesman said The woman who is a nurse was found inside her apartment in the 700 block of Fain iew Avenue around 4 p m Saturday If the time of the scream reported by a resident just before 1 a m Saturday marked the timp she was attacked she lay injured for almost I'i hours before being found police Several residents of the complex contacted this week were reluctant to talk about the incident and those who did IfllK dldft't want thpir names uspd But a resident in the building next door said heard two screams that night He remembers them as being sometime around midnight when he was half asleep After the screams he heard the sounds of tires squealing in the park ing lot as a car drove away 'There was one then a Page 4 Classed Crossword Owffi Notices Editorials C6 Lottery C12 SevemaParv C12 County A10 TeteHson 86 W 05 Saliva on glass allowed in B trial Pr Staff WMter _ uton wffl he aflowed to use a plan of DKA evtdcux when the murder trial of Scotland Eugene jvfe rated ywerttay. two toys of iMribfSt Circuit Coart UrMrraMtat a running fevoet in the Winchester of two stain Washington lawyers tflt a Jury. seems to me that there to mBWMn throughout the court that tt it auepted tt said. 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