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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Victorian villa is saved from decay SEE HOMES Dl ON TV UCLA vs. UConn p.m channels 13 Kentucky 5 45 p m channels 13 8 is ENOUGH Wake Forest falls to Oklahoma State Cl QCTO ARCHIVES TODAY BREEZY DETAILS PAGE All SATURDAY MARCH ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 35C Massive welfare changes approved in House ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The keystone of the GOP's social agenda cleared the House yesterday as Republicans pushed through the most profound changes in the nation's welfare pro- grams since the New Deal are sweeping away a destruc- tive system and we are putting in a system that can Rep. Clay declared after the far- reaching welfare reform- bill passed by a vote of 234-199. But President Clinton criticized the Flu keeps on bugging residents By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Although winter is officially the season's sickness is clinging on. Local health-care providers said this week they have noticed a recent up- swing in the number of people coming down with the flu and upper respira- tory infections. At Anne Arundel Medical Center in the number of cases has the staff perplexed. like the flu season is starting up again when it's supposed to be winding said hospital spokesman Caro- lyn Shenk. The state health department reports that the official peak of flu season was the-week of Jan. 14 through 21. The state has seen no evidence of the recent but that doesn't mean it's not said Carmela chief of the outbreak investiga- tion division. Her reporting stations only offer voluntary information seen a huge increase in flu- related said Kevin spokesman for North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. Mr Murnane said he went to work Thursday with half his family sick He arrived the hospital to find half his staff had called in sick. In the hospital's emergency room every day this the staff has treated about 15 to 20 patients with 10 to 15 with complications of flu. and about 15 patients with upper respira- tory infections staff have it nurse man- ager Cathy O'Neill said had flu earlier and thought it was over Now we're getting it again The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reports that Maryland had a or moderate flu spread. But Arthur chief of the ear. nose and throat department at Page 45 social programs dismantled in GOP reform package saying it was not reform and was on work and tough on Nine Democrats supported the GOP which dismantles 45 social pro- grams and sends the responsibility for the poor and disadvantaged back to the states with few strings attached. Five Republicans voted against it. including Maryland Rep Constance R-Montyomery. and two Cuban-Americans who opposed a ban on aid to as many as 2 2 million legal immigrants Maryland's four Democratic repre- sentatives. Steny D-St Mary's. Al D-Prmce George's. Benjamin Cardm. D-Baltimore. and Kweise D-Baltimore voted against the bill bill just dumps the problem on the stateb It s an unfunded said Mr Cardin worry this will shift problems from the streets of Washing- ton. D C to the streets of Baltimore Reps Robert R-Towson. Wayne R-Kent. and Roscoe Bartlett. R-Frederick. voted for the bill like to see as many dollars as possible go back to people who've earned those Mr. Ehrhch said The legislation now goes to the where prospects are murky Hearings are just getting under way and lawmakers in both parties have expressed reservations about cutting off assistance to teen-age mothers and other needy families. The which would save billion over five makes funda- mental changes in a web of social programs dating to the Great Depres- sion. It cancels the federal government' promise to provide school lunches cash foster care suppor and child care to the country's needles women and cuts families ol welfare after five and require able-bodied food stamp recipients ti work. There are no however that single mothers on welfare will tx given child care 01 a job as they move from dependency the work force Those are left the states Page Mlltonvllle Elementary School fourth-grader Mark Upton expMra hto science project on the parts of the 2nd ClMt Chrlt and RineQereMlMtne TWV flMQS IMlp JIMfO tnf By George N Lundftkow The Capital Mids take kids under their wings s School. By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer tarched blue and the six midshipmen sat amid whorls of T-shirted grade-schoolers in the library at Sevema Park Elementary The mids helped the students assemble balsa-wood model planes during the school's flight class as science teacher Bob Knapp looked on couldn't do it without he watching the midshipmen handle the noisy roomful of kids It's a sentiment much heard around Anne Arundel County schools Every hundreds of Naval Academy midshipmen spend thousands of hours of precious free time or just spending time with local kids This week handfuls of mids visited Wednesday's flight class at Severna Park judged Millersville Elementary School's science fair and even escorted a few dozen students on a field trip to yesterday. At the Sevema Park Elementary the students chattered excitedly about conversations they'd had with the midshipmen over the eight weeks of the flight class. wants to be a Navy SEAL. He likes the same music as like fifth- grader Matt Ruoff said. go parachuting. They jump from miles Even in the midst of wrestling with delicate balsa airplane curiosity ran high about the young adults in uniform. you ever blown anybody away9 Do you shoot 10-year-old Doug Lehner asked. Taken Midshipman 2nd Class Julie Maynard grinned. A few guns she said. For their the midshipmen are happy to pass along the lessons they've learned. 'How do you get to do these and I tell 'You have to work said Midshipman 3rd Class Frank who hails from Toms River. N.J. For Midshipman 3rd Class Bret it's also a chance to influence the future. nice to give them a positive role said Midshipman who comes from N.Y. is the age when they start watching MTV. Not that MTV is but they're learning right now what 20 years old is supposed to and Page Smoking ban compromise may be near By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer With a statewide workplace smoking ban set to go intc effect Monday Gov. Parris N. Glendening anc legislative leaders yesterday continued to work or exemptions acceptable to all parties. Mr. Glendening said there would be no compromisi until Monday at the earliest But his staff and aides tc Senate President Thomas V Mike Miller and Housi Speaker Casper R. Taylor appeared to move very close ti agreement yesterday. minds are trying to reach a thi governor said The only outstanding issue is how the twkplao smoking ban which would be the strongest of its kini in the nation applies in restaurants. Sources close to the negotiations have already agreei the prohibition would not necessarily apply in bars o hotel as provided for in legislation altering regulatory ban that is on Mr. Glenden ing's desl awaiting his signature or veto. Practically all other workplaces in the state will tx covered by the smoking ban when it 'officially effect at p.m. Monday. At yesterday's news Mr Glendening sait he would enforcement of the ban until Tuesday But his staff made it clear that workers will still be abii to call and report complaints of smoking after effective time. As a practical the state won't be ready to trurj enforce the ban for months while businesses anc workers are educated about the prohibition. Once fully the ban could result in fines ol up to But the governor said he wants to reach a compromise with lawmakers before midnight when he must either sign or veto the legislation sent him by the General Assembly this week The legislative measure which passed with veto proof numbers in both houses exempts much of tht hospitality industry from the ban In restaurants nonsmoking areas would have to comprise as much as 6C percent of the area. Mr Glendening and legislative have been discussing possible compromises acceptable to all so the veto override could be avoided. Page Annapolis is Army too West Point graduates make their home in the shadow of Naval Academy A By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer week before the Army-Navy football retired Lt. Col George R Hayman Jr. placed a sign on his front yard that read ARMY beat As cars passed his Green Street home down to City he heard screeching tires and honking horns A Navy neighbor tried to change the sign three times. little kiris from 'Who is this crazy he said. Lt. Col. Hayman is not the odd ball he's actually one of about 70 alumni of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who live in where they revel in both the camaraderie of being near a military institution and the friendly banter of Army- Navy competition the alumni of the other joked Lt Col. class of '44. make sure people know we Nine years ago retired CoL Allan to contingency a group with about 130 members residing in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. The society holds an annual Founder's Day parties and recognizes high school juniors with a leadership award. The both retired and active also make their voices heard at Army-Navy athletic events. The fact that so many West Point alumni live re is an they at same time it makes sense. Army vets are attracted to Annapolis for various reasons the military community or jobs at Fort George G. Meade or with the federal government. And for it's just Annapolis. just a nice said Lt. Gen. John Cushman of Annapolis. won't find an army alumni in Highland New for Lt. Col. Hayman and others said the Naval Academy was a primary factor in choosing to settle here. a little more friendly when you experience the same things for 40 said Lt. Col. the society's president. H eie thiee of 70 jade ol the UJ. 0Mta MM INSIDE MMINML Should Annapo- lis start getting ready for the Whitbread 'Round the World Race by rebncking the part at the end of City That is one of 20 projects on a million bond bill up for public hearing before the City Council Monday night. 11 Police requested thousands of gas masks and protective gear from the military and underwent secret training in how to use them the day before the deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway. A3 Mi Arundel Report Calender Cap. Cam Classified. Comics Crossword Editorials.. Homes C6. Bl Lottery A5 Movies C16 Obituaries D7 Police Beat.. A8 Religion 017 Sports A10 Stocks... 01-6 Television A4 All A9 A6 Cl-5 B2-4 A7 Portions of the Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also it recyclable. 268-7000 Circulation From Kent 327-1583 Alt other 268-5000   

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