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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Forbes forum coming here Bl The future of Laurel Park JOE KNOWS Smith nets 33 in Terps' win over Clemson Cl Longtime barber shop closes Dl A decline in county crime MICROFILMS p'b 15 -'2 j LAUPE'- MD emphasis FEB. Naval Academy sails toward iiiiioremQ id through programs By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWHter The keel's the .same the 43-year-old Honor Concept the Naval Academy has been refitted and rebuilt. A year after honor tribunals met to decide the fate of 106 mids embroiled in the 1992 cheating academy officials are sailing ahead with changes to the honor system and the academic curriculum. The sweeping changes don't come cheap. During this milltetven new character development an academy spokesman said. On orders from Navy Secretary John the academy established a character development office last year to direct the new programs. The office will grow this year to 15 including eight said retired Capt. Glenn the office's acting director. The academy spent about in fiscal year 1994 to get the office started and will spend million in fiscal year said Karen academy spokesman. __ the new on etfircs'are'lnfegrffy development In discussion- groups of 15 claslffates.ttiids wrangle With thorny ethical conun- drums drawn from sources ranging from Hato to contemporary naval officers. One morning a the entire Brigade of Midshipmen breaks into groups and for 90 the academy comes to a grinding halt. Run largely by civilian professors outside of the mids' chain of com- the seminars are wildly informal by academy classroom standards. The mids read a selection from the textbook under a facilitator's loose discuss it. There are no predetermined answers in these discus- sion and that's just the Capt. Gottschalk said. A black-and-white environment In a military environment where regulations the ability to reason about morality Capt. Gottschalk said. He cited a University of Minnesota study in which researchers tested the moral reasoning powers of students at civilian colleges and military academies. Although students at civilian colleges generally become Page CLASSROOM EDITOft'S This Is the second In an occasional series of stories based on a survey of the county's teachers distributed for the Capital by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County. Evidence of bad behavior has sscfyvfnmlast 5 v_7 By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Julia Pruchniewski has seen enough as a high school teacher to make anyone wonder what's happened. There was the boy who got up in the middle of her English class to spit out the Just she sent a girl to the front office for being tardy for the third straight day. she '.Don't you f- mess with you're not my the South River High Schoolteacher said. will look a teacher right in the face and 'You can't do anything about this.' We have all these rights for students and we don't emphasize enough what the students' responsibilities 'They wjII look a teacher right in the face and 'You can't do anything about We have all and we don't emphasize enough what the students' responsibilities Julia SouthRiver teaefrer threatened to send a student to the office the student had some fear that they were being punished by tftr school administrator. And By Bob Gilbert The Capital At South River High JuUa Pruehnlewakl h one of many toacftera frustrated by disruptive and disrespectful students. Her Job roaming the halls and admonishing students who are not In class after the bell rings. public schools share Ms. Pruchriiewski's frustration. Disruptive and disrespectful students are the biggest problems facing teachers according to a survey by The Capital. Of the county's 407 re- sponded to a confidential questionnaire distributed by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County for the newspaper. While the survey is not a scientific assessment of all teachers' it found that behavior is the top concern of many. Forty percent of teachers who responded said disruptive students are more of a problem than they were 10 or 15 years ago. Twenty-three percent said lack of respect is a problem. Eighteerr percent said violence and drugs is more troublesome than ever. Problems with disruptive students' range from those who. have no idea of appropriate behavior to administrators who fail to punish the teachers said. used to be a time that if I some punUhment bat 1t doesn't neces- sarily happen said John Kurpju- president of the county teachers asso- had students say to 'Send me to the I don't care. Nothing will hap- see that nothing happens and they test he said. Evidence that the teachers' concerns are justified has grown dramatically in just the last four years. Most surprising is the number of student assaults on teachers and which grew by 273 percent from 15 to 56 between September 1991 and June according to county school board figures. And so far this school year there havp been 57 student-on-staff surpassiijg last school year's record. Page A sampling from Amje Arundel teachers. A8 Vandalism major in county By P.J. SHUEY StaffWrtter Tom manager of Safelite AutoGlass in doesn't need a calendar to figure out school holidays or snow days. He just looks into scores of windows shattered with BBs smashed out with baseball bats. doesn't take them long to he said. a pretty commentary on isn't On about one quarter of business comRfr car or get sad knocked the hatchback window completely out. I don't know how they did it. They must have come back with bat or somet resident has risen to a third this month. Feb. 10 and 11 were big days for vandals with almost 50 car windows shot out with BBs in Glen Burnie and and with claiming dozens of boxes in Sevema Park. But despite the recent spate of van dalism. county police said there hasn't been a dramatic increase in property destruction this year. occasionally have these things said C i Randy po- lice spokesman. .Ve have mailbox incidents occasio lly come But the recent incidents are more than le said. The number of incidents so far this year and the amount of money spent on repairs are already quite considerable As of Feb. the county had seen 739 Page Chain drugstores want discounts equal to a bill is before the Md. Senate By Georp N. Luntekmv TtM Capital of Cape tt Ctato bays Ma Heart A IdhJkAl B local MaVBwavj By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer When John Stout buys his heart he goes to the Safeway supermarket near his Cape SL Claire home even though ft might cost more than buying it through the mail. a matter of said Mr. 71. The retired ARINC finance manager says it's alana mgttpr nf life ftnfl ripath Pharmacies often won't dispense his refills until he nears the bottom of the Mr. Stout said. Yet Mr. Stout's ticker can't risk having a refill delayed by the Postal Service. Safeway and other pharmacies supporting a proposal under consideration by Maryland lawmakers believe Mr. Stout's purchase should be cheaper. And they would if drug makers offered discounts on equal terms to all middlemen. Drug manufacturers now shift to customers of retail pharmacies the cost of providing deep discounts to managed-care such as health maintenance and to mail-order they say. The bill co-sponsored in the Senate by John C. requires sellers' discounts to be based on uniform conditions tor all buyers. For discounts volume purchasing or prompt payment couldn't be offered tO HMLJS 9T1G cACilluc Hearings on a companion bill in the House are scheduled Tuesday before the Economic Matters chaired by Del. Michael E. Busch. D-Annapolis. believe it will lower the prices for our said Franklin a lobbyist for the Maryland Association of Chain drugstores. Some chain pharmacies have bought Pace Cloudy and damp today and tomorrow. M Orioles news The Orioles are interested m re- signing Gregg ff the club's career save leader makes progress retiabytaung sore right elbow. The pitcher worked owl tor the Ortotes at Towson State University during alM wnfiw. u Political pressures and the up-front costs of closing military bases Keep the Clinton administration's draft closure lisfshorter than expected. The to be made official on spares facifties in important political states. Al tYOUl Separating the winners from the losers among board games requires a historical dedicated gamesters say. The first mark of true as they say of is now they withstand the test of tt Awncw Report. 01 BUHKM..........Bl Cap Camera... FJ4 CMttMed.....Fl-14 Comics 61 Editonals A10-11 LAtery...............M Mcwm..............E2 -------27t-7MO   

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