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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Annapolis SevemaPark 23 Chesapeake 13 Queen Anne's 10 Broadneck 7 St. Mary's 15 Loyola 6 1995 baseball playoff action Sn SPOUTS Cl Pasadena home a blockbuster HDWELL f-D BOX LAUREL OCTOBER MD Welfare program breaking the cycle ewSocial workers tap 3 coimnunity resources By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Without a decent Wendy Smith couldn't afford day care for her two children. Without a place to send her she couldn't get a decent job. Hers was the classic welfare the cycle of poverty that traps millions of single moth- ers. But six months some members of her church helped the Arnold woman put together a resume. They gave her rides to job interviews. They helped her find scholarships for day care. She found a job. She found affordable day care. She lives I on a strict budget that has allowed her to end a four-year dependence on taxpayers' money. So while Congress debates reforming social work- era in Anne Arundel County said they've found a way to reduce their welfare rolls by at least a quarter by channeling money through social organi- zations. The innovative Community- I Directed Assistance Program taps into the vast resources of 1 various churches and service organizations. felt I had exhausted all my family and then there was this ray of hope 1 where I received assistance With things I had no idea said Ms. whose name has been changed for this story at the request of the county Department of Social Services. For a six-month group members offer emotional and technical support. Den- bookkeepers and mechan- ics offer services. Members net- work to find jobs that aren't advertised. The dozen or so welfare reci- pients to enter the program during its first year have taken great strides to become inde- with nearly all of mem said Remy special programs man- ager for the county Department of Social Services. Anne Arundel is the first county in Maryland to test the concept and hopes to expand it if Congress fulfills a promise to put federal money under state control. The program serves mostly women who have been aban- doned by the fathers of their Page INSIDE School board to art construction priorities. U M Arundel Report.... Calendar............. Bl Lottery A6 OanMed C7. 05 Obituaries. C6 Police Beat QoMword...........015 Religion DuQi Notices Movies.............. B4 A9 A9 B6 015 Sports AS Stocks .01-4 Television .....Cl-5 B2-4 B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day oh recycled jeper. The newspaper also is ncycMXe. .................268-7000 Fran Kant 327-1683 M ether departments 268-8000 Papal visit to snarl traffic Workmen holtt the crou that wlHaarvaasa backdrop behind the altar hi canter fleM yesterday at Csntoen Yanls In SHA working to ease congestion AP photo By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer State officials estimate that any- where between and 2 mil- lion people will head to Baltimore tomorrow when Pope John gaul II pays a visit. the best advice is to avoid traveling to Charm City if you can help it. Baltimore-Washington Interna- tional Airport will also be crowded because of the pontiff's arrival and and offi- cials urge residents to leave an extra hour for trips. To add to the potential traffic the Secret Service will close parts .of major highways for the pope's trip from the airport to Camden Yards and State Highway Administration officials said Among the highways that could be affected are interstates 695 and Route 295 No final decision has been made on the route the pope will said Chuck SHA spokesman. Message boards and Travelers Advisory Radio will alert motor- ists of he said. To ease the SHA will have a traffic command cen- ter at the World Trade Center in Baltimore. its new opera- tions center in Hanover will work in conjunction with the Maryland Transportation Authority and state police. The SHA will also have special trucks patrolling the roads to aid disabled motorists. An alternative to driving will be the MTA's central light rail line.. Trains will run every 15 minutes from Timonium to Cronv well Station in Glen Burnie be- tween 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anne Arundel County police officers and emer- gency workers will assist in Balti- more during the papal celebra- tion. Five two boats and two buses from the county Fire Page Pope sands message to Amert- can Ticket scalpers out for Cam- den Yards Mass. A41 to take Communion at papal Mass. A4 By David W Trouo Capital Qrosa of Shady who has been working on the water for 22 unloads oyctera harvested near Annapolis. Watermen say the sheltfUh have been plump and plentiful since the 199S-96 season opened but are unhappy wtth per bushel paid by local buyers. The price isn't right Watermen disappointed in sluggish oyster market By MICHAEL CODV Staff Writer J.R. Gross left Parish Creek in Shady Side at 6 a m. one morning this week for a wet day's work tonging oysters. He returned at mid-afternoon with nine baskets of oysters that shucked with a knife emerged fat and tasty in good ehape real good Mr Gross said With market prices lagging at a and with a daily itrait of 15 bushels per the 28-year-old waterman won't get rich on the shellfish. But he'll go back out again. don't really have a choice. I have so much invested in it said Mr who culled for his father at age 6 He now owns a workboat and patent-tong rig hydraulic tongs that grab the oysters together worth about From Kent County to Somer- set with season- opening prices as low as they have in 26 other Maryland watermen are facing the same choice. When the 1996-W opened Me Embittered now by offers of or Ralph Lee of Kent Island and Tommy Burke of Edgewater vow to leave their oystering gear on shore until prices They and others blame low prices on oysters hauled here from the Gulf of Mexico. was quoted oysters from Florida about a gallon cheaper than what I'm selling them for and that's delivered to said Bill owner of the WoodfieM Fish and Oyster a packing house in Galesville Woodfield buys only Con- necticut and Chesapeake Bay which he considers of higher quality. Out-of-state competition is hardship on the said Betty administrator of the state Watermen's Asso- ciation in Annapolis. Many of the Maryland watermen with oyster permits turned early to tonging after a difficult crabbing season. In response to research that seems to indicate a decline in toeicrefc the Depart- loffiiuaT JtoiMsTOai in MT' ilMtlf The oyster season continues through March 31. while soft- shell clamming is allowed year- round Roy a biologist with the DNR shellfish pre- dicts the bay north of Shady Side and the Chester and Nanticoke rivers will be most productive this year because of oyster kills attributed to the single-cell parasites MSX and drnno. oys- termen have come to the Anna- polis area from as far south as the Virginia line we hadn't lost so many they wouldn't have to go up said Fred W. president of the Som- erset County Watermen's Asso- ciation Mr Maddox. 72. guessed that most younger watermen in his area went north. live up there They stay up there all week. It's he said But he hopes that steady ram will reduce salinity in the Poco- moke near Ua SbeDlown home. M8JE and dating. iMflch dont 'Vtttn to Crowds converge on city for boat Navy By JOE GROSS Sports Editor Even though Navy's contract to play football against Virginia Tech this afternoon was signed several years the local sched- ule makers knew it would make for a crowded Annapolis. Buoyed by some fans from the home of Vir- ginia close to specta- tors are expected for the which gets under way at p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Football game crowds will bump up against the or so people in the city for the 26th annual U.S. Sailboat Show. The event is considered the world's largest in-water boat show. Combine the events with the usual weekend and An- napolis could be facing one of its worst-ever traffic scenarios. In Sgt Phillip special events coordinator for city recommended that the public downtown as far as When the game was Naval Academy director of athlet- ics Jack Lengyel knew it was on a boat show weekend. But he couldn't have foreseen the Main Street construction pro- ject that has detoured traffic in downtown Annapolis. He also couldn't have predicted that parts of the Naval Academy itself be undergoing construction. Mr. Lengyel only could have dreamed that Navy's football team would pique fan interest the way it has with its new-found success. With all the forces coming to- Annapolis and all roads leading to it will be crammed with cars and all looking for parking spaces. Drivers headed for the boat show will find some of their parking at Germantown Elemen- tary a short block from the stadium grounds. That means traffic for both events could be taking the same routes. Jim a spokesman for the U.S. Sailboat said signs for boat show parking attempt to separate that event's gathering from the football crowd. really have two different although sometimes the people coming for the boat show will go to the football game and vke Mr. Barthold Today's game Navy vs. Va. Tech p.m. Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.' Can be purchased at the gate. for for end zone. Children under for end-zone seating. Ticket OF Both the Mids and the Hokies are 2-2 this Navy officials are asking fans to arrive early to help ease the flow of traffic In town. Thousands of people will be traveling to Annapolis today for the game and the U.S. Sailboat Show. traffic off Route 50 and through town instead of going all the way to Rowe where the bulk of the football traffic is going. traffic is more of a steady flow throughout the day rather than the surge that conies for the football Mr. Barthold doesn't believe the two activities hurt each other because both are Many people come to town ahead of time and fill hotel rooms in and around the city People already in town for the football game might consider a tailgate party or some other activ- ity that brings them to stadium parking lots early. Cars parked at downtown me- ters past the two-hour limit will be Sgt. Herman warned. As for the game the Virgi- nia Tech football team is playing1 in Annapolis for the first time since 1915. The last time the Mids and Hokies met was in 1967 at Blacksburg. Their other meetings were between 1903 and 1915. _
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