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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Car care guide full of helpful information I INSIDE Nm'comU Biiarro replace Out land I COMICS Glen Burnie girl is top speller Dl HDWbL Ml RDF1LM5 FO 10 1558 LAUF-E MD ON TV Oklahoma St vs UMass 230p m channels 9 13 Virginia vs Arkansas 445pm channels 9 13 MOVING ON UCLA guns down UNC gets by Kentucky New route for selling autos Bl MARCH Redesign city's Main event Construction work kicks off tomorrow Mam Street reconstruction begins Phasa I I Detailed construcbdn and pattern map on Page A9 Capital graphic By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Nine months after historic preservationists gave concept approval for the reconstruction of Annapolis Main Street the painful pregnancy is almost over Labor begins tomorrow This is where the hard work comes in City Administrator Michael Mallmoff said Police and contractors will close off the lower half of Mam Street at 7 a m signaling the start of a construction process that will last nearly another nine months Gone from the stage are most of the bruising political fights over the design but ahead are the demons of schedules and disruptions for business s a mixture of excitement and fear said Larrv V mcent a Mam Street business net Mr mcent wants to keep the demons off the stage and replace them with eager shoppers and tourists He w ill hold seminars for business owners to help them deal the closing Some owners have already taken steps re not cutting back on staff we're adding staff' said Ted Levitt owner of Chick N Ruths Dell v the Main Street icon We want to make sure that when thev do come down they get very good service Mr Levitt and his late father opposed the massive scope of the reconstruction effort but agreed the road needs to be repaired The elder Mr Levitt died earlier this year On Tuesdav the city will celebrate the start of construction with a groundbreaking at noon A backhoe will be on hand to tear a handful of faded bricks from the bumpy but it will be more than a week before crews from Fort Myers of D C Page Smoking ban ready to ignite Many plan to disobey law By Bob Qltort Caprtal fat both an external and bitarnal ovarhaul beginning tomorrow. Plant call fora new brick surface and underground UtHrUet. At Bob a readies the bottom of ttw atraat. By 1 Henson The Caprtal By TODD SPANGLER A Staff Writer Mechanics vull still be smoking at Midas Muffler on West Street At an antique shop downtown customers can still light up Annapolis Hotel vull allow guests to take their tobacco fix Stnctlv speaking though it will all become illegal tomorrow irnoon At 4 30 p m a workplace smoking ban taken to heart bv two governors and approved the states highest court should take effect giving Marv land the toughest tobacco prohibition in the nation Details must still be worked out Gov Pat ns N Glendenmg and legisla tors are trying to reach a compromise that would exempt bars and hotel rooms from the ban But unless a court intervenes the total prohibition on smoking in every workplace in the state save smoke shops and tobacco research labs be comes official tomorrow r And a lot of people around Annapolis are holding their noses quietly refus ing to comply promising lirm but unassuming disooedience Tell Dennis Claude one of the pro pnetors of Baldwin Claude Antiques on Maryland Avenue he and Ins cus tomers wont be able to smoke in his shop and he has an answer Like hell we won t Mi Claude and his partner Ron Baldwin are both smokers but they usuallv go outside to smoke Some times when it s a particularK cold day thev stay inside Their customers can smoke in the shop if thev like That won I be changing said Mr Baldwin If thev art spending money let them smoke he said You hau to accommodate vour customers BURNING QUESTIONS Here are some questions and answers about the smoking ban scheduled to take effect tomorrow Which workplaces are covered is uncertain because of a conflict between Gov Pams N Glendenmg and lawmakers over the hospitality industry Most indoor workplaces even work vehicles are covered Private homes outdoor work sites tobacco shops and laboratories where smoking research is being conducted are not included How ban With regulations promulgated Bunder the state workplace safety law How will tha ban ba By Maryland Occupational Safety and Health inspectors Can ba panaNzad far Not by the state Only employers are subject to penalties a fine up to Who can flla Employees can complain if employers allow smoking to continue Customers are not covered by the regulations and cannot file complaints Can amployara pravtda Indoor but the smoking room must be totally enclosed and must have a separate ventilation system By the Associated Press But the little antique shop is a good example of the breadth of the smoking ban It dearly would be covered under WJZ-TV has cancer ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Al Sanders one of Maryland's most recognizable and longstanding television news an chors has been diagnosed with can cer WJZ TV announced Friday The television station made the announcement during its noon news broadcast Mr Sanders 54 has been in a local hospital for the last week Vice President and General Man ager Marcellus Alexander said he first learned the'diagnosis from Mr. Sanders' agent Friday morning The staff at the station was notified the midday newscast The St Louis native has been a fixture at the CBS affiliate since 1972 He has oanchc rs casts since April 1H77 Before coming to Baltimore he spent time as an an nouncer and news man for KTVITV and program and operations manager at KWK radio in St Louis Mr Sanders won an Emmy m 1993 for a series of stories on SANDERS born without a brain Mr Alexander would not discuss whether Mr Sanders would return to work at the station and refused to comment on the type of cancer Mr Sanders had been diagnosed with Al is a very well respected well Page Tough to meet kids' diverse needs County teachers say disabled students suffering By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Putting disabled children in the same classroom as other students is forcing many teachers to decide who learns and who doesn t according to a- survey of the county s teachers Without more training more sup port staff separate classes in some cases and smaller class sizes county wide teachers said they cant meet their students diverse needs You want to do your best for vour kjds one middle school teacher said you re not able to Teachers said disabled students suf fer because they don t get the attention they need in classrooms with 25 or 30 students And other students suffer while a teacher tries to make sure a few of the students understand the work It s a problem that teachers said cuts at the heart of their profession You get to the point where you sav Gee do I leave these students with special needs in the dust or do I slow down the whole group just to make sure a few of the students get if said Bud Stupi a third grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementarv School in Severna Park It s unfortunate but it s a deci sion you have to make almost on a daily basis Today the demands of special educa tion are the third biggest problem in the schools according to the survey Discipline ranked as the most perva sive problem followed bv student and parent apathy Of the county s 3 500 teachers 407 responded to a confidential question naire distributed by the Teachers Asso ciation of Anne Arundel County for The Capital Although it was. not a scientific assessment of all teachers views it did find that special education is one of the top concerns among 18 percent of the teachers who responded I don t think anyone doesn t want these kids in the classroom said John Kurpjuweit president of the teachers Association What they don t want is the students in the classroom without the support And what they re getting is more students and less help School officials however said the special education initiative has had widespread success Students are learning how to accept other children who may appear differ ent anrl manv disabled students are EDITOR'S This is the fourth in an occasional series of stones a survey of the county s 3 BOOJeachers distributed for The the Tedchers Association of Anne Arundel County making accomplishments never thought possible said Irene Paonessa director of special education in the county schools Page I What local teachers say. A7 LOW Mostly sunny today and tomorrow 02 The Streak Now comes Cal Ripken s biggest challenge Can The Streak survive The The answer appears to be thanks in no small part to Orioles owner Peter Angelos who has refused to use substitute players Cl IRAQ JAILS Two Americans were sentenced yesterday to eight years in an Iraqi prison for straying across the border from Kuwait the U S State Department reported A2 LOCAL Anne Arundel County banks and savings and loans were evaluated recently by Bauer Financial Reports Inc of Coral Gables Fla A chart details the findings B4 7 71 irunrlp Ppport Dl EHr d Bl Lrtttry A'O 1 M6 E2 riassfprt r1 15 NrttoiWffi A2 3 Comrs HI Ot t Mrps D2 Clawlfled 278-7000 Circulation 268-4800   

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