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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Hostages freed in Bosnia and Russia A2 Losing streak building as O's continue slide B2 On O'tvs. p.m. on NTS. Trespass policy is challenged by group Bl OCTO ARCHIVES 315 LAUREL LAUREL MD 2D707 TOMORROW HOT DETAILS. PAGE All MONDAY JUNE 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD 35C Chipping away at Social Security Jack Alexander Jr. holds a check that his family's foreign exchange an 18-year-oM French earned while staying at their Arnold home. Next to Mr. Alexander are his and 15-year-old daughter Alicia. Arnold family upset by foreigner's benefits By Manx M Odell The Capital By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer When Arnold resident Jack Alexan- der Jr. opened his mailbox he found an example of what he believes is chipping away at the Social Security trust fund A Social Security benefit check arrived in the but it wasn't for him. It was made out to a foreign exchange student who was staying at his home an 18-year-old German citizen. Last month the Linda Trol- who lives in left the area for but earned several thousand dollars while she was here because of benefits she received through her fath- a retired American citizen Back in the United Mr. Alex- ander's 80-year-old aunt's monthly benefits pale in comparison should a U.S. or attending school under this receive more money than citizens who have worked all their lives for the betterment of the United Mr. Alexander wrote in a letter to The Capital. Security should not be avail- able to he wrote. things shouldn't be on the books. There's not enough checks and But officials at the Social Security Administration say Ms. Trailer's bene- fits are legal. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for receiving Social Security benefits a policy that critics argue creates a loophole that is contributing to the collapse of the Social Security fund. If present contribution and payout rates the fund will go broke by just as the youngest baby boomers reach retirement. But Phil a Social Security Administration said the amount of money being paid out for benefits to noncitizens is not draining the fund. German native George Linda's earned U S. citizenship in the early 1940s when he escaped Page Taking fashion a bit too far Doctor spreads the word about ear piercing By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer His friends did it and he thought it looked so Mark Kaluzienski had the upper part of his left ear pierced with two gold studs. About six weeks the 20-year- oM Annapolis man was rushed to Anne Arundel Medical Center for emergency surgery for a virulent infection. He could have lost all or part of his but a tiny U-shaped scar is all that remains of the ordeal. Now his Dr. Gregory L. Heacock is making a plea for people to stop piercing along the rim of their ears where there is cartilage. in the cartilage the blood .supply is he said. people jjevelop an infection around it takes the blood supply away and cartilage dies. An infection spreads quickly. You can't bring you have to cut it out like a The same holds true for noses people should avoid the cartilaginous areas and keep things the 33-year-old nose and throat spe- cialist said. had no Mr. Kaluzienski said. would never have guessed there would be all this trouble over ear Managers of local jewelry shops that do ear piercing said getting studs or ether types of earrings in ear cartilage is very popular with both men and women. Few knew of any but most shops make cus- tomers sign a waiver before any piercing is done. haven't heard back of any horror said Maureen Dela- part owner of Tare in Annapolis. she said warning people about the risks involved isn't a bad idea. By George M. LundsHow The Capital Mark Kaluztwwkl has rite aar dwcked by Oratory L Haacock. Mr. had to hava amarfeoey bacaiiM of an Infection that set In after ha had the cartilage In the upper part of Ms aar pierced. Dr. of Annapolis Throat and AHorgy advocatas avoiding tMs typa of piercing. Ha J'fWould never1 there would be all this trouble over ear Mark Annapolis good to let people Mr. who works at Kmart in first got his ear pierced when he was in ninth grade. The hole was in his eaiiobe and there were no problems. He got the two gold studs in the same ear at a local shop in April. Things were fine for about two weeks. Then the trouble started. His ear started to sting and got so red and swollen that one of the studs became embedded. He pulled the other one but the pain didn't stop. His regular doctor put him on an but the infection didn't respond to treatment. His doctor then referred him to Dr. at Annapolis Throat and Allergy Associates. He tried another antibiotic. When nothing happened after one or two Mr. Kaluzienski ended up in surgery. Dr. Heacock had to cut away dead tissue and cartilage in a 90- to 45-minute procedure. A couple days Dr. Heacock had to remove more.dead tissue and Mr. Kaluzienski ended up staying in the hospital for about a week for intravenous antibiotic treatment. Mr. Kaluzienski was the first pa- tient Dr. Heacock has seen with infected ear cartilage since he joined his practice two years ago. But as a resident at the Shock- Trauma Center at University Hospi- tal in Baltimore he treated five or six people with the same problem. Most lost pieces of their ear. Dr. Richard A. an nose and throat specialist with offices in agreed there is a risk. think there are definitely some risks in the cartilaginous portions of the he said. it gets it tends to be very Naval Academy workers feeling safe amid cuts By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer As a whirlwind of congressional budget-cutting threatens jobs across the the Naval Academy's civil- ian workers may have found an oasis of job security. But working at the academy has its down sides as some workers said. The number of Naval Academy em- ployees is expected to remain stable at about through the year said Martha academy spokesman 'This is primarily due to the fact that the brigade size has been stabil- ized at she said. Academy workers might have the most secure federal jobs in a region where several military bases are fight- ing for their lives and governmental downsizing will affect thousands of federal employees. A recent report by the University of Maryland's economics department warned that Maryland could lose federal jobs in the next several years. there were times in the past few stormy ones for the when several members of Congress called for cuts to the Naval Academy's budget But Adm. Charles R who returned to the academy superinten- dent's post as the first four-star admir- al to hold the mollified the detractors so has secured a stable budget for the school. That's good news for Annapolis as well. The academy is the county's eighth- largest according to the Anne Arundel County Economic Devel- opment Corp. It pours an annual million in civilian salaries into the local according to an acad- emy report issued earlier this year. The academy employs civilian which includes 315 profes- 694 administrative and staff posi- and 496 wage-grade workers such fear of losing their job. They see their workload practically doubling. Guys were working sometimes five days of overtime in a Fred retired academy worker as pipefitters and other maintenance academy spokesman Tom Jurkowsky said. The number of workers at the acad- emy's public works department has actually risen over the past three Capt. Jurkowsky said But for some the problem is not too little but too much work. Short staff and extra duties have the Bancroft Hall maintenance staff work- ing long overtime hours every said Fred a 22-year academy employee. He retired In February after five years as head of maintenance for Bancroft Hall. in fear of losing their job. They see their workload practically Mr Cook said. were working sometimes five days of overtime in a week. At first the money was but when guys are working at night and on Saturdays they get tired of Mr. Cook said his team was given additional preventative maintenance duties in the 1.4 million-square-foot dormitory last but no new work- ers to help. He estimated the extra work required four or five full-time employees. picking up work and not picking up more Mr. Cook said Page INSIDE Police consider using photo radar. A4 AS All All B24 A9 Arundel Report Broadneck Calendar. Cap. Cam Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Bl Editonals A10 A6 Lottery A4 A8 Monday's Child. A5 AS Movies B5 Obituaries A7 Police Beat. Bll Sports B12 Television Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 Group home expansion meets with resistance By MICHAEL CODY. South County Staff Writer Davidsonville residents stunned by a proposal to expand a group home for the elderly by nearly square feet are seeking a countywide moratorium on such projects. Some 15-20 residents met with Councilman John Kbcko Friday In a garden behind Kris-Leigh Assisted Living on Birds- ville Road. The group home occupies an ordin- brick rambler with room for a dozen elderly in shared bedrooms on a 1-acre hill just steps from the road. Mr. Klocko said he would look into the legality of whether administrative or legislated. the size of the facility. It's going to look like a warehouse in a residential Davidsonville resident going to talk to he referring to the county's Office of Planning and Code Enforcement. like to see what their interpreta- tion is. I've got to believe is something more than was intended in the At least one group home said neighbors were in- truding. no said Virginia 80. not going to hurt their property. This is a well-run you couldn't ask for anything No zoning variance is requested for the proposed addi- which area residents fear will loom over them like a motel or warehouse. A variance request was denied in February to Richard Alnsworth of Baltimore Kris-Leigh's co- who then redrafted construc- tion plans so that only a building permit would be needed. got no quarrel with the laid Jan who hosted last week's meeting at her home on Pace ByDmUW Trtwa CoyndMiafi JotM MOONO wttfi speaks witti Mrsevsja Afaai Ctvic 10 Mar an proposal to experts' a group NORM tortta eMerly. to a   

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