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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Questions arise in slaying Bl Victim devoted life to kids THURSDAY UNPLUGGED Could your family survive without TV for a Cl Annapolis upends Arundel Dl HOWELu IIIPOFILMS FO POX 1558 LAUFEL ID d0707 TOMORROW SHOWERS DETAILS PAGE A1B APRIL 20. MD 35C A search for survivors Day of babies ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY The dav started like any other warm spring morning in downtown Oklahoma people driving to work dropping off kids at day care pouring cups of coffee sitting down at computer terminals In a their routine was shattered and it became a of blood and death and women crying for their babies buried somewhere under the wreckage of a nine-story building It was the kind of carnage seen in the Middle .East not the Midwest It was like Beirut Everything was burning and flattened said Dr Carl Spengler one of the first on the scene The blast shook the entire city shattered windows and ripped awnings off buildings five blocks away Billow ing smoke darkened the sky as an inferno raged on the street and parked cars went up in flames The force of the blast blew the front of the federal building 50 across the street where it slammed into another building and slid onto a park ing lot With the front sheared off some federal workers in the front offices tumbled out onto the street One man landed in the 30 foot wide crater ere ated the car bomb A woman lay on the burned to death At the back of the building the body of a man was perched in the remains of a second story window the tilted sill covered with blood Rescuers later covered part of his body with a blue cloth the blast made a deafening roar as the building caved in Ceilings sandwiched with floors and bodies fell along with refrigerators and potted plants to the basement hope is well find some more survivors.'7 Oklahoma Gov Frank Keating At least 36 200 missing in Okla. bombing AP pliotos A member of the Sheriff's Department astUU a child and a woman Injured In blast In Oklahoma i A day-care center on the second floor that held as many as 40 children was demolished At least 12 were pulled out dead and two alive Their plastic toys were thrown along with the twisted metal file cabinets and insulation to the street below At the YMCA dav care center across the street children survived But their faces and heads were covered with blood the result of shattered windows Strangers on the street held children that weren't theirs waiting for parents they didn't know Hundreds of frantic people some with shirts in bloody shreds and in their stocking feet streamed out of downtown buildings Many cried hold ing their bleeding heads and each other fearing the fates of their missing CO workers One bloodied man walking along the sidewalk several blocks away said he was walking home but he didn't know Page f A fireman near explosion-damaged can near the bombed bulMlng. ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY With hopes dimming rescuers armed with tinv cameras and listening devices searched for survivors today in the bloody rubble of a bombed federal building The FBI and police mounted a vast manhunt for the bombers A full dav after a car bomb taiiM-d horrific destruction to the Allied P Murrah federal building the confirmed death toll stood at 12 of whom were children Fire Chief Gary Marrs said late this morning There seemed no doubt that the death toll would rise although no one could say by how much Chief Marrs said he didn t know how many people remained unaccounted for and that it might take as long as six days to find all the bodies in the building He said more than 700 people have called special telephone numers to notify authorities that they were safe No one knows precisely how many people were in the building at the time of the blast Mayor Ron Nonck has noted that it had A capacity ol 900 Dr David TugRle a pediatric sur geon at Children's Hospital of Oklaho ma said this morning that he believed there was only a remote chance anyone else would be found alive At this point they're not hearing anything Mayor Ron Nonck said of the searchers re not giving up Hundreds of rescue workers were operating at an excruciatingly slow picking brick by brick in hopes of finding survivors without loosing ma tenal that could further injure people inside or destroy evidence that could lead to the killers BOMBING. Page Annapolis police probe bomb threats. A16 Diagram of explosion site COVERAGE INSIDE It has happened to Jerusalem to Beirut to Belfast and London It happened again in Japan And now it is happening to us Experts on the mass psychology of terrorism warn that the whole country has been and is headed for a painful bout of survivors syndrome PJ COPY Workers in government buildings throughout the nation worried about their own safety as the death count climbed Oklahoma where an explosion tore apart a federal office building CHILD It was every working parent's worst nightmare innocent children slaughtered in a day care center Psychologists predict that parents and children around the country will struggle to cope with feelings of helplessness and even guilt stemming from yesterday's bombing in an Oklahoma City federal building where at least 12 children died Capital graphic students will be moved to ease overcrowding By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Roughly students will be going to new schools as early as this fall under a plan to move children out of some of the county's most overcrowded buildings The redistrictmg which chang- es school attendance areas was adopted last night by the county school board in a 7-0 vote Board member Maureen Carr York abstained The countywide plan is the first of its kind in more than two decades It also calls for at least million worth of school construction and reno which board member Thomas E Florestano called the and of the plan To make room so fewer children would have to be the plan would add five schools and six wings to existing schools Ten more buildings would be renovated Many of the boundary changes would occur in pockets of Severn and where some schools have seen dramatic enrollment surges Other such as Fort Edge- water and the Broadneck Plan could go into effect this fall would see more construction to handle increases The plan was created out of an informal pact with parents that said the board would move children one time and leave them alone for at least five years a general this is a five-year recognizing that there has to be some said Michael school board president of that tinkering still includes creating attendance areas for Adams Park Elementary School before its 1997 reopening in downtown Annapolis much of the plan hinges on funding the board gets from the County Council for school construction come a long but there's still some problems that have to be dealt said board member Joseph Foster The plan is based on a series of recommendations from a 12-member committee which studied the issue for nearly a year before handing its report to Superintendent Carol S Parham She adopted a large part of the proposal before submitting it to the board Not everyone is happy about however Parents in the Odenton community of Seven oppose a plan to shift their children to the Meade High School system from the Arundel High School system Two parents from Sev- en Oaks already have sued the school board school officials describe the plan as a necessary evil About one fourth of the county s 120 schools already are considered over according to state capacity ratings Enrollment is expected to jump from the current to by and the number of overcrowded Page A look at the In each feeder district. A6 Teachers protest Laurie Cook's firing. Bl Students testify on violence In county schools. Bl INSIDE SOUTH The buyer of 73 acres on Glebe Creek off Loch Haven Road In Edgewater is seeking county approval for a 23-home subdivision C G Aben of Harwood proposes a forest-conservation easement on 10 acres of the parcel Another 44 acres in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area would be left vacant possibly to be devel oped later 17 Arundel Report Calendar Capital Camera Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Editorials Entertainment Family Living For the Record Bl Lottery C7 Movtes C8 Obituaries CIO Police Beat 06 Sevema Park C16 South County C9 Sports A14 Television D8 Tides C14 Tree Talk B2 Vignettes M D7 A15 A7 B6 B7 015 D7 A15 B5 B4 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified................268-7000 Circulation...............2684800 From Kent 327-1883 seal of approval downgraded MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Anne Arundel Medical Center's national seal of approval has been downgraded following an incident in January in which three babies were mistakenly drugged The designation given by the Joint Com- mission on Accreditation of Health- care Organizations is assigned to only 1 percent of the hospitals the Chicago-based agency com- mission spokesman Cathy Barry said The action was based on results of an unannounced inspection on March 3 that found AAMC had outdated policies for its pharmacy and lacked a process for verifying that pharma cists were according to a copy of the survey released by the hospital. The Annapolis hospital's state li- cense and its payments from insurers or governmental sources aren't af- fected by the said Carol director of licensing at the state Department of Health and Men- tal Hygiene But the move is a black mark on the reputation of the 103-year-old hospital barely three months before the scheduled opening of its 128 million Rebecca M Clatanoff Pavilion on Jennifer Road The new slated to open July will allow the downtown hospital to move its birthing facilities to Jennifer Road Moving qufckly to assure the com- munity that the 300-bed hospital re- mains hospital officials this morning provided copies of a tran- script of the inspector's comments and the commission's recommenda- tions Psfe   

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