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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Boys athlete of the year a HAPPY END American pilot gets a hero's welcome at home you were all behind -i Carnival season about to heat up SEE ENTERTAINMENT TAB HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 30707 SOME SUN PAGE A13 FRIDAY JUNE MD 350 Report pinches school funding By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer If school officials thought the county tightened the belt on funding this education budget could be down- right snug next year. The Board of Education could spend by increasing teacher-student limiting selections and cutting more- central office to- report released' yesterday by Couifty Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s transition team. -The school system- is sound and of producing suc- cessful the report but in light of a growing revenue gap over the next five will have- to- choices. are areas to look said Robert G. Kramer of a transition team member. .are not easy savings. They are trade-offs given the fiscal given the tax given the growing school Increasing the teacher-student ratio by one student across the board could reap savings said. Teachers' salaries and benefits make up 85 percent of the education Kramer so personnel ah area the schools must look to cut It does save but a student's ability to learn could be said Kenneth administrative assistant to the assistant superinten- dent for instruction. Such an increase in the ratio Would add one or two students to every class. Other such as would be cut before classroom teachers are he said. Just increasing the ratio by one student sets a dangerous said John president of the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County. do they draw the It's just dangerous to consider a county with that attitude toward he said. Page PICKING AND GRINNING 'V By Mark Odeil The Capital Picking Juicy strawberries this Vyeek at the Mount Airy U-PIck Farm on Qavldsonvllle Road from Mitchell Joshua and Brady aU of the Crofton area. The which have been picked by customers tor the past two will last about another week. transton 'road map' Fewer benefits for new jail among proposals ByBAHTJANSEN Staff Writer We hope to use this County government workers should o rnarl man ThbrA get fewer health benefits. 3S a roaa map. I Here The new jail in north county should afC HO SOlUtronS tQ house maximum-security inmates. OUT problems in And the planning department should proval for development These were among some of the pro- posals packed into a 78-page transition report prepared for County Executive John G. Gary Jr. to use this as a road said Mr. who hadn't read the report yesterday. are no easy solutions to our problems in govern- George C..Shenk who headed the nearly volunteers who spent thou- sands of hours generating the report since the November said con- servatives learned that demand for services far outweighs available money. The report didn't include a ground- breaking proposal like the years ago for former executive Robert Neall to reorganize entire depart- ments. message is that services will be limited in corning years as taxpayers demand more effi- cient Mr. Shenk said. solves no he said of the report. raises many Some of the most controversial pro- posals are arranged under the Person- nel where suggestions fo- cused on motivating a veteran work force. In the committee decided workers' benefits are richer taxpayers can now A lack of turnover leaves workers topped-out in John G.Gary county executive their pay scales and entrenched ui their which is unhealthy than there is a lot of pressure not to the report said. Privatization and greater flexibility in job descriptions are among the such as the. county paying 80 percent of health costs for retired should also be the group said. extraordinary tenefit is virtu- ally today in the -private and the county contribution should the committee said. But union officials argued that bene- fits offset lower salaries and hazards of .government jobs. in the private sector do people run from asked county police Officer Dennis P. presi- dent of Fqaternal Order of Police Lodge 70. problems are traditionally related to the tour of LeRoy president of Anne Arundel Professional Firefighters Lo- cal said supervisors review rank- and-file workers under the current system of 'If officials are interested in reducing the ranks of senior Mr. NeaLI Page YMC A V troubles began 25 yearsago By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer The county YMCA's sudden closure last month follows 25 years of poor inadequate accounting and overambitious according to former organization officials. .The momentum behind the collapse after 128 years of service was an ambitious building plan in 1970 that left the Y with a debt problem from which it never they said. bottom line we weren't our money he .said. should have been spending it on other Few financial records exist from previous if they ever existed at all. In an independent auditor reported that the Y's expenditures and revenues were largely unrecorded. Unknown to organization many popular programs were being By the when the Y sold off its ill-fated facility on Hilltop Lane in board members were grap- pling unsuccessfully with a financial picture that wasn't quite clear to them. the final we didn't do as well as we thought we said county Circuit Court Judge Warren B. Duckett a former Y chairman. until -the programs were audited last year that the fact was current Chairman Gary Paul said. Over the mounting debt and poor management began affecting the charity's and membership dropped from in 1979 to in 1985 to in 1989 and. finally Page INSIDE Clay Street resi- dents appreciate ftl Scholarships for Scholars Amapefe______Cl Baby face...... Calendar------ Campus News Classified...- of The Capita are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable. CfQSWOTu S3 A6 C6 82 CS Cl-4 Tides i Clrcalatton Engagements __. 03 From Mnt Honor rod...-...... 82 Lottery................ A4 MiKaryNews- All Obtaartes_____A13 Pofce A13 Sports-..............01-6 C4 A13 ____ C3 268-7000 2684800 327-1583 7_ Baby's lucky ride home Car advice of nurse help save newborn from collision By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer David Daniel.Drennan might consider playing the lottery when he gets older. The Churchton now 3 weeks was pretty lucky his first day alive when he was being taken home from Anne Arundel Medical Center. That's when a nurse helping his hospital recommended that they move the child safety seat from the front to the rear seat. just 'I don't know if you feel the same but I feel would be a lot better to put the baby in the back said Tammy Jo the baby's mother. Minutes later on Mayo a car pulled in front of Ms. Fowler and her David hitting the front passenger side where the baby would have been. Ms. Fowler was a I'm just a very car- seat-conscious said Ms. who has a 3-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. truly want to keep a sign in my car whenever I see a child unrestrained to hold up that 'It's the law to have a child She often sees parents driving alone with their baby in the front probably because it allows them the our biggest concern was the and everything was fine but the passenger side was aH bocUed Mr. Drennan said paramedic saM that the baby would have been severely father... betieves she's an angel sent from Ms. Fowler satd of fte nurse. Mr. still excited about the birth of his first mid he and By Marie Ottell The Cacfflal A car Mat and the advice of a none at Arme AruMtef Medical Center may be ttie reason little David Daniel Drennan lived pajat We firet dayf Cliuiclrton. Pictured ateo wlfli David ta Me. Fowler's other 4-year-old Matthew Wren. B feacll the baby while driving. parents often won't have the child strapped in properly or the seat she said. Yet car-seat safety Is one of the biggest issues in preventing injuries to the Annapolis resident said. read in safety information from police departments and car-seat manufacturers that the safest place is in the back Ms. Eisman said. the baby's mother are continuing to recover from sprains and strains from the so he's off from his job as an appliance repair technician for a few The a Mitsubishi was a total he said. But the family learned a valuable lesson that the safest-place for the infant in a car is in the middle of the rear seat The Susan was on her first week on the job at AAMC. But she said she typically uses every chance she gets to educate parents about car-seat safety. _ afwaysbelieved it was Important to put the baby in the front seat even after taking parenting preparation classes through the hospital AAMC spokesman Carol Dreyfuss said hospital instructors recommend putting the child seat in the back seat. She cooldn't accodnt for why the family believed otherwise. Officer Randy county police said Maryland law   

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