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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Hot Maryland camping ORIOLES SLIP Late Texas rally drops Chicago in town tonight Dl on HIS. HOWE.LL MICROFILMS PQ BOX MD FRIDAY JULY MD Bereano No no j is- -1 J t f. 4 _ J- I oJ BRUCE C. BEREANO running out of money. ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Saying no arrangement has been made for their two lawyers for lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano want to withdraw from his federal appeal even though a former chent of his has picked up of the tab. convicted by a federal jury on seven charges of mail fraud last confirmed this morning that which he helped to win a lucrative lottery contract three years has made all of the payments sent to the'Baltimore firm of Weinberg Green The payments were made even though GTECH terminated its relation- ship with Bereano in May follow- ing his indictment. Though he hasn't personally paid anything yet for the services of lawyers Stuart Berger and M. Albert the Annapolis lobbyist said yesterday that he has established a legal defense fund to pay the remaining in the firm. never asked anybody for money for he explaining that he has paid about in other1 legal tosts can't avoid it In a few he'll mail out a fund- raising request to friends hundreds of whom sent letters in support of Bereano to U.S. District Court Judge William M Nickerson prior to his sentencing. 'That list included past and present congressmen and other of- fice as well as lawyers and other lobbyists. Bereano said this morning that the request to the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond by Mr. Berger and Mr. Figinski is the result of GTECH's refusal to pay any more fees. Weinberg Green maintains that the who has watched his practice dwindle in recent has made no effort to settle his bill Before last Bereano had topped all other Annapolis lobbyists in money- making for years were never able to get a satisfac- tory assurance that we. were going to be said Charles 0. Monk the firm's managing general member. have families that need to be fed and mortgages that need to be GTECH picked up the first two- thirds of Bereano's legal since the U S. Attorney's Office began its investi- gation of the lobbyist and his tactics in winning for the Rhode1 Island firm a lucrative State Lottefy Agency com- puter contract. is no-reason I'd -mislead he said. checks went di- rectly But when -toe was indicted by a federal gratfd in May the charges had nothing to do with the Smith fate injury's MUGGY PAGE A9 35C contract. they accused him of mail charging him with funneling thousands of given him employees and family to political then billing clients for the amounts. Because the 'bills to clients and payments from them were sent through the U.S. Postal he was charged with mail fraud. A District Court jury convicted him late last year. T Federal able to directly document only in trans- however. They claimed ently to the jury's satisfaction that a bookkeeper destroyed records of many Pago HEAT KEEPS HAMMERING AWAY By George N. Lundskow Capital Hemanl Magarlnhos hammers blocks that twill mark the crosswalk across the base of Main Street. Those working on the project yesterday guzztod gallons of waiter aiid trying to beat trie heat that fot up to 97 sby of a record. Heat wave no laborer's love By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer n Annapolis' Main Street I reconstruction Carlos Vieira carries from whining saws to a new then melts asphalt with a blow torch in temperatures that have topped 90 degrees for 16 consecutive days. Yesterday's temperature was 97 one degree shy of the record. incredibly with the heat that's already there. Then you use the blow and it makes it worse for said Mr. who works for Fort Meyer the Mam Street contractor. He drinks seven or eight sodas and about 10 cups of water on each 10-hour then goes home to fora a meal and sleep. He doesn't have time for anything but he isn't either. of my friends have he said. For people like Mr. the onslaught of hot weather is more than just a discomfort. They not only have to be careful to avoid heat but also must find ways to keep from thinking about just how hot it is. A thunderstorm forecast for today by the National Weather Service at Baltimore- Washington International Airport appears the only obstacle in the way of a new record for heat least since Friendship Airport opened in the 1950s. The record of 22 straight days above 90 degrees was set in 1988. Last year's longest stretch was 12 at the end of June. The likelihood of rain was 70 percent and 50 percent through tomorrow morning. But there remained a chance the mercury would top 90 before the storm arrived and hot and humid Page Deal would close Parole off 228 By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer A new bid for the Woodward Lothrop chain appears to call for closing the Parole Plaza store and laying off its 228 employees. May Department Stores which owns .said Jt.and offered million for The filed in bankruptcy court in New York calls for May to three stores in Washington and 13 stores'to Philadel- phia. JCPenney would acquire seven Woodies stores in the Baltimore-Washington region. The White Marsh store would be sold to an unidentified company. That leaves four including the one at Parole out in the cold. Woodies and May spokesmen had no comment on the store's fate today. Local managers weren't briefed on the but nonetheless were not another so we Were prepared for manager Allison Godfrey The offer is a painful reversal for the local store. _ On groupjed b Tnenf of Macy'sl offered to buy the chain and keep the Parole store open. Woodies filed for bankruptcy protection in January 1994 and has been negotiating with potential buyers for several months. May Co. previously bid for the Woodies employees but the company rejected the This time the bid is more appealing. May and JCPenney would provide Woodies' creditors with million more than the Federated May spokesman Jim Abrams said. The offer sets up an auction in Bankruptcy Page State stalls expansion plans of group home By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer County planning officiate have yanked the permit for the controversial expansion of a group home for the citing premature approval from the county Health Department. The Department of Planning arid Code Enforce- ment acted after receiving notice from the Health Department about the application for the Kris- Leigh home on Birdsville Road. they're saying is because the state hasn't approved the Health Department couldn't recommend approval for our local said Frank director of the county's permit application center. Licensing officials with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene weren't available this morning to confirm the status of the Kris-Leigh application. Davidsonville who opposed the ex- pansion as out of character with the surrounding were angered when they learned earlier this month that it had been approved. The county announced approval of the permits just as the County Council was to consider a measure regulating the expansion of group homes. Richard operator of described the setback as a mixture of misinterpre- tation and a technicality. He's seeking to increase the number of Kris- Leigh residents to 20 from about 12 while adding a dormitory wing to an existing brick home under square feet in size Mr. Ainsworth and his both of Page ARUNDEL Fire headquar- ters facelift in the works. Bl 4 2S on by community Annapolis Arundel Births Calendar Campus News. Classified. Cl Bl A9 A4 B3 Notices B3 AS B2 A9 A9 A6 BRIAN WHEELER V and MARY ELLEN LLOYD Kro Staff Writers At worst she accidentally grabbed WOT the wrong allowing mor- phine to be injected into three new firs boms' bloodstreams. rolls Police Beat Sports Television Tides Notes M Crossword Portions of Ttie are Dnntecf on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 Circulation ................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 It conld have been a fatal and the former Anne Arundel Medical Center pharmacist still faces a possible lawsuit But did that make Susan Kron a criminal' That's the question several lawyers and medical professionals were asking yesterday after prosecutors dropped the tone felony charge against the former nine-year hospital druggist While most observers agree that Ms Kron. 45. may have been negligent despite her claims of many wonder whether county prosecutors should have brought charges in the st place. charges to ae _mean somebody intended to and we know Susan never did said Donna Scott Ms. Kroti's former super who was named pharmacy direc- tor after the longtime director resigned over the incident 'The criminal charg- es made a lot of us She said hospital workers were hap- py that the most serious charge had been adding that Ms. Kron had been a good worker and was liked by her colleagues. What's clear is that the case of Ms who still faces a misdemeanor charge for letting her pharmacist's license joins a debate over how responsible doctors and hospital work- ers should be for their mistakes ffie consequences of most hospital errors even ones that lead to deaths have been hashed out in civil courts. Those are found guilty can face stiff money payouts but never the threat of jail. a very rare case that ends up in a criminal said Chris- topher P. an attorney who handles many medical malpractice cases could be careless and DRUGGIST. Page Susan Kron county eourthouM flanked by T. Joseph Touncy. ProMcutora oroppod ttw only Mony afalmttlwftod hospital pnarmactet a movw that draw from local W Trtoo   

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