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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Flask-shaped juice bottles abandoned Bl GLOVE WORK O.J. contends he doesn't have murderer's hands A2 Infamous Does It fit or Taking a stroll in the park SEE ENTERTAINMENT TAB SUNNY PAGE A12 FRIDAY JUNE MD 350 Child-resistant caps to be made adult friendly ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The government told medicine companies yesterday to qu.it making their bottles so hard to open It will be a boon to struggling senior citizens and actually safer for the children the caps were designed to proteeCregulators said The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously to require that future child resistant tops be made so adults will have an less frustrating time getting them off The change will be the first in child- resistant packaging in more than 20 said Ann chairman of the three-pferspn commission The benefit for It seems that many people who had trouble with the caps just left them off altogether even with kids In the house is a great day for America's chil- she said Ms. Brown said studies show that existing packages pose problems for older many of whom cant muster the strength needed to open them. Most of the must be pushed down and or arrows on the cap and bottle must1 is very much needed. Not just by older but by adults in Jo MRP be aligned and pushed to get the top off. But because the new caps will he easier to adults should have less reason to leave them off or transfer the contents to less secure packaging that endangers Ms. Brown said. As strong evidence for ordering the officials also cited increases in the number of grandparents caring for children and statis- tics showing that one-fifth of all poisonings of Children happen at a grandparent's house. The hew tops will rely less on strength and more on cognitive which Ms Brown said most children under 5 don't have. Con- sumers should begin seeing the nidified in stores as soon as 12 months because it would make it easier for children to get into the Under the Poison Prevention Packaging Afct of the commission tests child-resistant packages with two panels' one of children' under 5 and another of adults age 1ft to 45. Now the adult panel will be made up of people from 50 to 70. JV group of packagers and drug companies had opposed the proposal ission had but agreed to _ __ CPSC officials say packages that'pass both Page Flower dreams wither Day lilies planted by Brownie troop have disappeared Br JENNIFER MCMENAMIN After several hours of hard Crofton's Brownie Troop 299 looked forward to watching the day lilies they had planted grow and bloom at Swann Park But the 19 ages 6 to won't have that chance. Two days after the girls planted the 14 yellow lilies as part of their Adopt A-Park community service the flowers disappeared was riding my bike around the parkway to see if any of the flowers had bloomed and the flowers were just said Meghan who was the first to spot the empty flower bed The 9-year-old said she was surprised that someone would take the which were intended to the community look better The troop then called Kathy District 3 representative to the Croftoh Civic to see if the flowers had been moved markers are still so it does not look like vandalism Mrs Puhak said were just removed Jane a Brownie troop leader and Meghan's said the girls By Liz Mllllgan For The Capital Members of Crofton's Brownie Troop 299 planted yellow day lilies at Swann Park last month. Two days later the 14 plants disappeared. The girls posed with their project after their work. From left Ashley Meghan Klmberty Courtney Byce and Krlsta Koch. had been very excited about last month's which included planting lessons were all talking about how nice it would be to see the flowers bloom during their summer travels to the Mrs Roach said. Elyse a member of Troop said she's upset going to be a junior next so maybe I can do something about it the 9-year- old said Mrs Puhak hopes this theft is not a sign of things to come concerned because of all the landscapmg-around the community we have she said there was a problem with a few day what will happen with the thousands of dollars we will be putting into the community9 just asking the community Page JBereaaio can keep law license By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer The state's highest court this mom- ing ruled that lobbyist Bruce C Berea- no may continue to practice law pend- ing his appeal of a federal mail fraud conviction A majority of the seven-member Court of Appeals rejected a petition to suspend Bereano's law license while the Annapolis lobbyist appeals a con- viction for defrauding four lobbying clients of more than The court issued a simple order rejecting the petition of the state Attor- ney Grievance Commission It did not explain its decision or note how each judge voted very elated I very much appre ciate the fairness shown by the Court Bereano said this morn- ing The well known Annapolis lawyer argued his own case before the appeals court yesterday He noted that U S District Court Judge William M Nick- who handed him a light sen tence took the unusual step of allowing him to remain free while appealing the conviction 'He federal thought there is a likelihood of Bereano said yesterday But the attorney representing the Attorney Grievance Commission said the reputation of the legal profession Lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano can con- tinue to practice taw pending his appeal of a mall fraud conviction. should carry more weight than Judge Nickerson's comments don't believe the comments of the judge at sentencing apply in the Assistant Bar Counsel Kendall Cal houn said s a crime which indi- cates a character trait of dishonesty Bereano was convicted in November Page Rotary club fears crab price pinch INSIDE By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Organi2ers of the Annapolis Rotary -Club's -ammaf-crab feast high costs they pay for the tasty crustaceans will again claw away at the proceeds it donates to local chan ties With dealers and crabbers saying prices last month were the highest they had ever organizers are worried about how much crabs will cost for the 50th annual affair slated for July 28 Catering costs for about 315 bush els of crabs to serve at least expected guests aren t finalized until a few weeks before the event expect to come down some.' event chairman Ron Bnstow said question is how Rotary Club members aren t the only ones concerned about crabs State seafood marketing officials are holding a news conference today with the Department of Natural Resources to reassure Marylanders that crabs are in abundance which is predicting an average year for blue crab has also scheduled public meetings expect to come down some. The question how Ron event chairman through the end of the month to discuss the health of the blue crab population We want people to know they really shouldn t be afraid of going out there and getting the crabs said Noreen Eberly a marketing specialist with the Maryland Seafood Marketing Program Reports of high prices and expected shortages around Memorial Day coupled with dreary weather resulted in an over supply of fresh crabs she said Russell Dize executive-at-large for the Annapolis based Maryland Water men's Association said wholesale prices have dropped a bushel since Memorial Day. although the decrease hasn't shown up yet in consumer FEAST. Page 'Life worth more than Sister run over in the driver gets ticket P BRIAN nrHFFrL- Course helps disabled gol fer compete on equal terms Dl Annapolis Calendar Campus News Capital Camera Classified Club Notes Cl Cones C2 C4 Crossword Cll All Deatti Notices All EM Edifonais B3-4 Lottery A4 C4 Police Beat All C5 Television C3 S3 Tides All Staff Writer Victoria Bond still becomes upset remembering how her sister died a year ago Rosemary Walker had just called the police after a man she had evicted entered her driveway As the sound of police sirens drew she went outside and was standing behind his rented van when it suddenly backed up Ms Walker was run down Her face was an2 one of her feet was nearly severed She died on the spot But most upsetting to Ms Bond is the punishment that a Circuit Court judge meted out to the van's driver two months ago- a fine just said the Laur el who sat through the two- day trial of her sister's kiDer just upsets me to know that somebody can get away with something like this County prosecutors say the case of Victoria Bond stands mar the Severn home when a ran ran her Rosemary last year. The Laurel resWent the vehicle's driver received only a traffic ticket. complaint that Richard N Hubbard is a perfect exam pie of a loophole in Maryland's laws that allows some drivers who cause fatal accidents to waft away practically scot-free Although state legislators m recent years have passed tougher laws for people who cause traffic fatalities especially drunken drivers tney have not imposed any penalties for drivers whose negligence causes an injury or even a death As a prosecutors say they have a toogh bardie to dear in like Mr HubbanTs.
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