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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Conner ready to defend Cl America's 4 p.m. FULL COLOR Landscaping a key feature in Annapolis-area home Dl Foster is Dole's 1st hurdle A2 OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 Capital TODAY BREEZY DETAILS PAGE A9 ft V Tf VWfct SATURDAY MAY MD Healing the wounds Doctors assist in rescue in Okla. By CHRISTINE RODRIGO Staff Writer It took Dr Edward S. Bessman a week to figure out why it was so quiet near the bombed-out federal building in Oklahoma City There were no birds Dr Bessman of Millersville was one of 56 people from Maryland who spent 10 days in Oklahoma helping in the rescue-and-recovery mission. He and his colleague from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Dr. William P arrived there April the day after the and returned April 29 They made the trip as members of the Montgomery County Collapse Rescue which responds to local and national emergencies. The trip to Oklahoma City was their first mis- sion outside the state Only when the birds returned a week alter the blast did Dr Bessman realize why the six blocks around fllfr Alfred P Murrah Federal Building been so eerily quiet Walking through the area they had seen on the news less than 24 hours before was said Dr Fabbn of Columbia. For three all one could see was shattered glass covenng the streets and sidewalks and glistening m the he said So 165 bodies By David W Trozzo Trie Capital Johns Hopkins doctors Edward S. Bessman of and WflHam P. Fabbrl of Columbia recently returned from a 10-day trip to Oklahoma City. The doctors were part of the Montgomery County Collapse Rescue Unit sent to aid In the aftermath of the federal building bombing. 'It was like the ninth circle of Dr. Edward S. Bessman have been found. Two adults are still missing Realizing that there would likely be few survivors in the the two emergency physicians focused their attention on the well-being of other members of the task making sure they were getting enough rest and food and helping them cope with the stress of the operation role was to play mother Dr Bessman said f The doctors averaged four to five hours of sleep a night on cots at the city's convention center There was a drastic difference between the cordoned-off federal building and the convention Dr. Fabbn said The convention center was bus- tling with people who were so pner- ous that task force members said they were overwhelmed When a Red Cross worker learned tljat Dr Bessman's mother and wife celebrated birthdays while he was flowers were ordered imme- diately Someone who overheard Dr Fabbri mention that he wished he had sneakers offered several pairs in different sizes Southrvest Bell and Cellular One provided cellular and offered free long-distance calls to anywhere in the world so the volun- Page Red Cross nurse ready to do her part for victims ByJ Henson The Capital Diane Fttzpatrtck of a registered prepares to leave for Oklahoma City as a volunteer wtth the Red Cross. She will assist as many M 500 famHIes toft homeless when their apartment budding was destroyed by the bomb that damaged the federal building. By FRANCES JAQUES Staff Writer Dealing with emotional scars left by the Oklaho- ma City bombing will become a 16-hour a-day job for a Crownsville nurse who leaves today for a two-week Red Cross disaster relief tour. Diane Fitzwater readily admits to feeling some apprehension and nervousness as she prepares to assist residents displaced by the massive explosion at the downtown federal building a lot of grief and a lot of mental health work said Mrs. will take months and months for people to get over this deliberate She expects to be assigned to work with families that were forced from their homes when the blast destroyed their downtown apartment building A registered Mrs. Fitzpatrick is a mem- ber of the National Disaster Services Human Resource System of the Red Cross This is the first time she has been sent on a disaster mission was asked to go to California to help after the flooding but couldn't get she said Mrs Fitzpatrick is executive director of the Mid- Atlantic Association of Community Health Cen- a membership trade group located in Arnold a lot of grief and a lot of mental health work needed. It will take months and months for people to get over this deliberate Diane Fitzwater Red Cross volunteer The Arden-on-the-Severn resident was asked on Wednesday by the Central Maryland Red Cross in Baltimore to make the trip In her years of being a Red Cross she has taken all of the classes needed to work in disaster including operating a shelter and driving special vehicles In addition to helping heal emotional Mrs Fitzpatrick will work with families who have lost their homes and most of their belongings in Page INSIDE WJZ anchor dies of cancer 54 pages Arundel Report Calendar Cap Cam Classified Comics Crossword Editorials Homes C7 Bl Lottery A6 Movies D17 Obituaries D6 Police Beat B7 Religion C17 Sports A8 Stocks Dl 5 Television A4 A7 A As B8 Cl-6 B2-4 B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000 ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Emmy award win-ing television news anchor Al A...I.A of cancer He was 54 Mr a news anchor for WJZ- TV in was diagnosed with lung cancer in March and had been undergoing chemotherapy He was admitted yesterday in criti- cal condition to Johns Hopkins Hospi- tal The cancer had spread beyond his lungs said Karm a hospital spokesman Mr Sanders grew up in St Louis and joined WJZ TV in 1972 after several years of radio and television broadcast ing in his hometown Five years after moving to Balti he joined Jerry Turner td co- anchor newscasts at 6 p m and 11 p m The two were partners until 1987 when Mr Turner died of cancer Mr Sanders was joined Denise Koch in 1988 by co-anchor was a giant in the said WJZ General Manager Marcellus Alexander street reporting was among the best and his writing unsurpassed WJZ-TV was awarded numerous awards during Mr Sanders' tenure He and Mr Turner were ranked one of the top three anchor teams in the country by a leading trade magazine Mr Sanders won his Emmys in 1993 and 1994 for his regularly featured specialty 'Picture This His interests outside of work in eluded locomotives and underpn vileged children He received a liberal arts degree from Harris Teachers Col lege in St Louis in 1963 Mr Sanders is survived by his and three children Brandon 23 Christopher andTisha 18 Smoking ban calls light up phone lines 24 formal complaints filed under nation's toughest law By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Maryland regulators have fielded more than questions or com plaints since the nation's toughest smoking ban want into effect March state officials said Workers registered 24 formal com- plaints as of said Carolyn regulations coordinator for the Labor and Industry Division of the state Department Of Licensing and Regulation The complaints indicate that someone was smoking in an estab hshment that was not one of the to the smoking she said She said that her office had received more than phone calls in and fewer so far in May certainly has slowed down in the last two she said. Brenda administrative aide to Sen John R-Severna said the office has not received phone calls or letters about ing ban in the last few weeks But many confused constituents had called in she said The ban outlaws smoking in almost all including prisons even com- pany vehicles occupied by two or more people But it allows smoking in hotel rooms and in all taverns and although restaurants without bars must have enclosed smoking areas The calls to the state have come from a variety of and employees who were asking for clarifi- cation or calling to Ms West said The state is not punishing violators for the first six months following the she said The enforcement process starts with letters to employers who are the sub- ject of complaints are writing to employers and trying to ascertain how they can come into compliance with Ms West said there is no response or an unsat- isfactory she are following up After the letters are the depart- ment will perform inspections If a site is in she the department will tell the employer to come into compliance without issuing a fine But if the employer has not come into compliance by the time a second inspection is then the de- partment may issue a citation with penalties the initial six we expect to treat this as any other regula- tion to be with penalties assessed and citations she said By Keith Hammack For The Capital County work last night to untangle a security truck caught In power lines belonging to the utility pole caught beneath the vehicle. The Inside the truck at the time of the escaped without serious Injury. Samaritan injured in bizarre accident AL SANDERS Emmyt In '93 and '94. By LIAM MCGRATH Staff Writer A good Samaritan was hurt last night as he tried to aid a motorist involved in a bizarre two vehicle acci dent that brought down power lines near Baltimore Washington Interna tional Airport The wreck which occurred at 7 12 p forqed authorities to close West 1 Nursery Road as rescuers and power crews worked to free a Westinghouse security officer trapped in his vehicle by the tangled perilous web of electn cal lines Both drivers escaped serious injury but the Samaritan Kenneth Warren of Glen suffered apparently severe injuries to his right leg when he was undercut by power lines being dragged by the security guard's ve hide County police and witnesses gave this account of the wreck which oc curred near Elkndge Landing Road in Linthicum Brian Autry of 1723 West Nur sery Road fell asleep at the wheel of his car near his home The southbound car crossed the center line and went off the striking a utility pole Mr Autry s brown 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier landed atop the pole and amidst power lines in front of the house at 1717 Nursery Road West said Earl Warren Kenneth s brother and who lives at the home with his grand mother We heard a crash At first we thought it might be a tree said Mr Warren 29 We went around to the front and my brother started talking to the guy We were worried about live wires Mr Warren said four or five motorists had seen the accident and stopped along the roadside when the Westinghouse security truck also heading began to pass the scene County police Officer Chuck Haertig said the security truck marked K 9 but Page
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