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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Orioles Mystical cards conjuring up quite a following Cl bubal writ bythe Residents warn county to stick to zoning plans Bl HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD STEAMY PAGE All THURSDAY JULY MD 35C Charge dropped in babies 1-1. H f 'l I r .W fl C f- 1 By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer 1 County prosecutors today dropped a felony charge against a former hospital druggist whose they led to the poisoning of three newborns at Anne Arundel Medical Center. A Circuit Court judge also postponed a decision this morning on whether former Crofton resident Susan Kron failed to renew her pharmacist's li- a jnisdemeanor that .carries a top penalty of one year in jail and a fine. He expects to rule next month. Lack of evidence cited in AAMC pharmacy case Five months after his office charged Ms.-Kron with reckless Assistant State's Attorney Michael 0. Bergeson announced the decision to drop the most significant charge against Mr. Bergeson said the charges were dropped because of a problem with the the allegations of this charge the state would have had to show chain of custody that would bring in people from he But T. Joseph an attorney for Ms. said both sides agreed to drop the charge because prosecutors couldn't show that she accidentally filled several syringes with ''They can't prove he said. don't'think the State's Attorney's Of- fice had a sudden attack of Circuit Court Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. said he would make a ruling Aug. and ordered a pre- sentencing investigation If he finds her he would sentence her that he Ms. formerly of 2116 Lang was the only person charged criminally for art episode in which three received which drew widespread at- also helped to cause the down- town hospital to have its national seal of approval downgraded. On Jan. three babies experienced breathing problems and had to be hooked up to a ventilator after hospital officials said they accidentally received morphine. AAMC briefly shut down its critical care nursery. Hospital officials in 16 news conference pointed the finger at Ms saying she mistakenly put mor- phine instead of a blood-thinner mix- ture into syringes used to flush nous Children under 2 years old usually are more sensitive to the drug's effects than although all of the three who were poisoned were later from the hospital with a clean bill of Prosecutors also charged that the nine-year hospital employee allowed her-license to expire in Septembers Ms. who has since moved li Page Korean War memorial Tis dedicated By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Col. William Showacre keeps a few mementoes of his World War II but nothing at all from his tour of duty in the Korean War. Much the same'could be said of his Memorial is dedicated today on Mall in it will become the first national monument honor- ing the1 men arid women who served m. forgotten Several local veterans of the war called the recognition of their service always thought there should have been one a long .time said Linwood S. president of the Annapolis chapter of'the Dis- abled American Veterans. Mr. who joined the Army on Dec. served during the Korean War as a flight engineer at the medical evacuation base in San Anto- nio. the Vietnam veterans got their but it seemed like they didn't give a damn about the Korea the Annapolis resident said. Lt. Col. Showacre commanded a howitzer group with the 1st Corps north of the 38th which he called the high point of a military career that included years of service in World War H. But in his mind and in the psyche of the American the Korean War was still overshadowed by their heroic efforts in the recent world war. wasn't the urge for souve- nirs like after World War the retired Annapolis resident ex- AP photo Dedicated today In the Korean War Veterans Memorial la composed of a squad of 19 representing all branches of the advancing across a triangular field toward an American flag. Five days of ceremonies surrounding the dedication wfll Sunday. plaining that the fight against Ger- many and Japan seemed more mo- mentous. Korean War was very differ- ent. Few people knew where it was. It didn't affect the standard of living very much. World War II certainly Col. Showacre said. Then there was the U.S. govern- ment's domestic portrayal of the war. The Army veteran has always re- sented the U.S. government's persis- tence in calling the Korean War a conflict. government wanted to play it down as a police he said. KOREA. Page Korean War veterans no long- er government wanted to play it down as a police action. When you're being shot at with artillery and you 're shooting back with it seems like a Lt. Col. Showacre By J. Henson The Capital LT. COL WILLIAM SHOWACRE Teacher fights .By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer When a Severna Park Middle School student called teacher Lawrence Dab- rowski a the teacher thought that reading a success story about a Polish teen-ager would teach the student a lesson. The county Bciard of Education At Tuesday's state Board of Educa- tion Mr. Dabrowski fought a 10-day suspension the county board handed down after the student's parent complained about the 1993 incident. The board make a final decision next month. case is an example of why education is in the turmoil it's said Ronald A. Silkworth of Glen Mr. Dabrowski's attorney. appears that the school was more interested in appeasing an irate parent than in cooperating with the teacher to deal with real discipline Mr. a 26-year veteran science declined to comment.. An administrative law judge recom- mended that the state board reverse the suspension. In spring Mr. Dabrowski over- heard a student him a As a way to teach the student that the term was he gave the student a story from The Capital about a Polish teen-ager living in Maryland who won a two-year according to state and local school records. Mr. Dabrowski also posted the story on the class bulletin board. a way of positive reinforce- Mr. Silkworth said. doesn't matter whether you're black or Polish. You should be proud of your But after the student's mother com- school officials ruled that the case is an example of why education is in the turmoil it's in. It that the school was more interested in irate parent than Jn cooperating with the teacher to deal with real discipline Ronald A. teacher's attorney use of the article was offensive to the student. was a special education said board attorney P. Tyson Bennett. parent was upset that the child was singled out and found it to be Mr. Bennett told the state board yesterday that the local board is not placating The public demands that school systems operate more like with a focus on how to best serve the he argued. principal customer of the school system is the he said. Mr. Dabrowski was suspended with pay during the more than monthlong investigation of the incident. The suspension came on the heels a seven-day suspension for using inap- propriate language to' a student he disciplined. He was also reprimanded for com- paring the term to Page New area code options considered ASSOCIATED PRESS their he said. Different telephone------Each option hat itt anH FREDERICK area codes in the same Maryland household are one possible outcome of plans that will be the subject of a series of public hearings next month. The state's Public Service Commis- at the behest of the telephone is considering two separate options and intends to decide on one by said spokesman Frank Fulton. Either will be more he said Industry experts believe the capacity of .the 301 and 410 area codes will be The first option would simply divide the state into four distinct dialing code a process very similar to the division of the state into two regions in 1991. The second called an code would allow another area code to be added to each of the existing dialing regions instead of drawing new resulting in a iMigit number. Mr Fulton said. Once 301 and 410 area-code capaci ties are new numbers would handed out with the new codes as disadvantages. Bell Atlantic doesn't currently have a said Shan- non spokesman for Bell Atlantic-Maryland. The first option is perhaps less but it would force roughly half the state to go through the same transition that occurred four years ago when the Baltimore area and the East em Shore switched from 301 to 410. It would also almost certainly guar- antee that still more area codes would have to be created in the Fulton said. The overlay which has been used on the West Coast may be more confusing in the but would free officials from having to create new area codes in the future. has infinite capacity to absorb new numbers Mr. Fulton said. Under the overlay next-door even households with more than one phone could have differ- ent area and all 10 numbers Page INSIDE ARUNDEL Court hearing reveals drug dealer's life Bl Heath Shuler still has a lot of wonX to do. Dl SEVERNA Simpler Critical Area Law is proposed. BS SOUTH World War II veter ans' memories are displayed B4 Bl Lottery A-i A9 Movies..... D8 B3 Obituaries.......... All C5 Police All C4 Sailing....... 05 Sevema 86 Arundel Report Calendar Campus News.... Classified....... Comics...... Crossword..... Death Notices Editorials _......... Engagements Entertainment Family Uving..... CL2 CL2 Sooth County W A10 Sports............... Dl-6 C3 Television D8 fides....... Cl-2 Tree Talk.. D7 All 83 fift Pontons of Tne Capital are primed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-48OO From Kent 327-1583 AH other Animal-rights protest s Oscar Mayer 'Weinermobile' By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer The singing on Forest Drive yes- terday definitely Oscar Mayer jingles and anti-meat ditties. In a scenario that seemed more freak show than free exchange of representatives of two rights groups protested an Oscar way supermarket on Forest Drive. The meat product company had scheduled a stop-by the a car decked out as an Oscar Mayer hot dog. Bot the frank- turned tail and left to avoid a confrontation. That didn't dampen the protest any. One protester in a pink pig outfit stiD danced about despite heat. By David W. Trozzo The Capital chant anttflwat slogans daring an Oscar Mayer premotfcmal event at tM Sate way on Drive In Armapois. They were Joined by a protestor IB a pig but the Oscar Mayer WafcwmobBa dMn't stay for Ms dead1 Eat protestors meat is veggie dogs chanted. Surrounded by six city police offi- more than a dozen iiwtubtMS of People for the Ethical Treatment of based in and Protect Animal a group formed in shouted slogans. need jobs and they need said Debbie Frye of Cotambia. PROTEST   

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