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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Arrest made in Tokyo subway gas DOOR'S OPEN Caps lose 6-5 as Penguins finally hit their stride B2 Drug deals must be revealed Bl TOMORROW SOME SUN DETAILS PAGE All MAY MD 35C Neighbors aid woman attacked in home By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Neighbors canie to the rescue of an Annapolis woman this- morning an intruder attacked her inside her Granada Avenue home Next-door neighbor Tim Elliott man- aged to get the injured victim from the house at 120 Granada Ave. and at- tempted to trap the suspect inside The who escaped but was subsequently captured nearby by po- was identified as Larry C. Turner of 466 C Captains Anna- polis. Mr. who was still being interviewed by was charged with assault with intent to murder and first-degree police said. The woman began screaming at Capital graphic about a.m. from the screened-in back porch in the quiet neighborhood of modest homes near Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Mr Elliott kept the intruder at bay with an iron flowerpot hanger just -got her out and my next thought was to keep him trapped m the Mr. Elliott said at the police station later this morning. was yelling at the 'You're not coming out this said Bill Mr. Elliott's father-in-law Mr. Dammeyer said he was in his pickup truck headed to a nearby wood- pile to split logs when his son-in-law yelled for help. The Intruder ran to the front of the house and kicked out a window while Mr. Dammeyer joined the fray and threatened him with a shovel. adrenaline was really going. I heard Tim call out for help and 'Get something.' I had a hammer in the glove but it was too far to so I just grabbed a shovel out of the Mr Dammeyer said Another Bill joined in the as did Eric a neighbor and columnist for The Capi- tal was completely silent like a caged Mr Smith said. Mr Elliott came to .the front to help Mr. and the intruder bolted from the back picking up a butcher block from the kitchen on the way out the door. In making his he struck Mr. Smith in the head with the butcher block. Page Annapolis police evidence technician Officer Marcla Rullman dusts a shredded screen door on Granada Avenue for fingerprints this morning after an Intruder pounded his way through neighbors armed with garden tools. Police ran the man down on foot behind Maryland Hall. By George N The Capital It's not just for lunch anymore Leisurely meals now in the past By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Let's nor do lunch. The venerable midday dining once a 60-minute break centered around food and free has been reduced to just another notch on the time clock. Come high for you won't see Wayne Shumate at a local diner or bayside cafe. Mr. a Pasadena doesn't eat at a .table with fancy cover or sit on a leather chair. he perches on a 5-gallon paint bucket. On a similar he spreads out a sandwich of fried salmon cakes and raw along with chips and and eats. He never takes more than a half- and he never leaves his work site. of the time we're at a place too far he said. an inconvenience if we run out to get At a NationsBank branch in Severna staffers said they choose the same daily luncheon spot without desk. Some enjoy take-out from a nearby Taco Bell or 7-Eleven. Others bring prepared lunches from home. Lunch begins at 2 not noon. Why has the long lunch gone out of Tom Burke of Eastport enjoys his lunch at Cfty these according to area and Concerns over economics and health may prevent people from enjoying themselves as they once said Brendan a spokesman for the Maryland Restaurant Association. Witothe D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest ______________ issuing what seems like monthly warnings about the dangers of Mexican Chinese food and movie people may be more inclined to bag he said. their area doesn't have a broad By J. Henson The Capital A leisurely lunch appears to be the exception not the rule businessmen. he most convenient isn't the most At Gity couples have luncheon picnics on cement walls. Others buy meals from restaurants and sit on the steps. But no one seems to linger for a long time. don't have a _____________ 'ot money. I'm a budget said Malke Rosenfeld of who works part-time in a Street law office and with a local dance troupe. She finished a salad at City then hurriedly returned to work. don't have a lot of money. I'm a budget Malke Anfiapolis Some eateries have changed service practices to accommodate the trend. For at Chick and Ruth's Delly on Main partner Stuart Goldstein said customers in and rush Judges and state senators who come fool he said. get their they enjoy themselves and they but they certainly don't hang He has noticed an increase in phone he said. The restaurant has increased the number of cooks on duty during the lunch he our in an attempt to give people full knowing they have less Page HMO's tactics for enrollment investigated ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE State officials are investigating alleged and possibly tactics used by some health maintenance organizations 'to attract Maryland's Medicaid patients. Investigators for the Attorney Gener- al's Office said the HMOs may be lying and using bribery and forgery to at- tract would-be clients. One HMO and individuals working for that HMO and several others are being said Carolyn McEl- deputy director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Patients who don't speak English have been enrolled by marketers who speak only Ms McElroy said Many patients are wrongly told they don't have to change or that they must sign up with an HMO to keep their benefits. Marketers have been routinely taught to screen patients for health a practice known as to select the healthier and less costly she said. Under the HMOs are not al- lowed to but their state contracts do not forbid them from inquiring about a patient's health. Ms. McElroy wouldn't identify the HMO and marketers under investiga- tion. The five HMOs that provide health care to the state's Medicaid recipients are Chesapeake Health Columbia Medical Optimum Prudential Health Care Plan and Total Health Care. Marketers are employed by HMOs but are not sales agents because they do not collect money There are Medicaid patients in roughly a quarter of whom are already in HMOs. The re- mainder are all potential targets for HMOs. An HMO gets paid roughly a month for an average patient and for the fiscal year that begins July the state will pay million to HMOs' serving Medicaid according'to state officials. In where roughly half of the state's Medicaid recipients the city health commissioner has been getting complaints about marketing abuses for nearly three years. of the practices are unethi- Dr. Peter Beilenson said. should be more concerned with provid- ing quality of care and access to that care for needy rather than just signing them up for business put- In Montgomery and Prince George's the head of five clinics said many of the Medicaid patients have been misled. Some are Hispanic and illiterate in their own language. for those folks who could read and write it wouldn't do them any because the forms are only in said Mark execu- tive director of Community Clinic Inc. From last July through the state's HMO hotline received 106 com- plaints from patients about marketing. In the last the state health department has confirmed 39 cases of forgery involving 31 HMO marketers. The investigation into unethical marketing practices comes a time when state health officials are planning to put the entire Medicaid population into HMOs. Page Plaque holds the stories of fallen niids By George N Lundskow The Capital Midshipman 1st Class Stacte L Mllark talks about losing her then eight at the dedication of a plaque earlier this spring at the Naval Academy In memory of midshipmen who died before graduating. Listening In the Memorial Hall ceremony from commandant of midshipmen Capt. Randy Dean Robert H. and retired Capt. Ron president and CEO of the Naval Academy Alumni Association. By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Lisa Winslow was just months away from graduating from the Naval Academy when she drafted a tender letter thanking her parents for the gift of life. She never mailed it. On Dec. Midshipman 1st Class Winslow and two other raids died when their car struck a tree that had fallen across Ritchie Highway. The academy mourned its as it has grieved for each of the 222 young men and women who have met un- timely deaths while attending the school. Earlier this the acad- emy dedicated a bronze plaque in its sacred Memorial Hall to the memory of those who died before graduation The accident that killed Midship- man of Bowling also took the lives of Midship- man 3rd Class Autumn of and Midshipman 3rd Class Robin of Fla. The class of 1994 dedicated a garden to their memories at the Scenic Overlook near the Naval Acad- young individuals came to the Naval Academy to serve their and it is only appropriate that we honor them in Memorial Adm. Charles superintendent emy but the plaque brings their names together with those of their fallen comrades At the March 30 Mid- shipman 1st Class Stacie L Milark described the loss of her brother and eight classmates are certain things we are powerless to the honor of your child's the valor of your child's commitment to and the nobility of their sweet she told several hundred par- and academy officials young individuals came to the Naval Academy to serve their and it is only appropriate that we honor them in Memorial academy Superintendent Adm Charles R. Larson told the gathering. Each midshipman's name is etched into a brass strip beneath a marker indicating his or her class' graduation year. At its March 30 the plaque bore 221 names in an fateful list that extends back to the 1850s. The number is one shy of the total. A strip has been ordered for Midship- man 1st Class Mark T. Harper of Midwest who died in an Annapolis car wreck on April 15. The arrayed in uni- form tell of scores of different stones Under of is Midship- men 1st Class Jeffrey W. Mascunana's strip Hours before he would have the 23-year-old native was struck and killed as he tried to flag down a truck on Interstate 695 near Curtis Bay Page INSIDE To some residents of the Birchwood neighborhood in Arnold who want to repair a community the Americans with Disabilities Act is a fine idea run amok. AS The Orioles are not going exactly the way new manager Phil Regan had envisioned they might. The 3-1 loss yesterday in the series finale against the Cleveland Indians epitomized the man- ager's thoughts. B2 2 2t Arundel Report. Broadneck Calendar........ Capital Classified........ Comics.............. Death Editorials 81 Lottery A5 Monday's Child A8 Movies B14 Obituaries.. 87 Police Beat B6 Positive Parent 812 Sports...... B13 Television A10 Tides A4 A7 A9 All All A6 B2-5 A9 All Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................2664800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments. 268-5000   

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