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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Subway fire kills 300 in former Soviet state A2 Giants top Redskins in battle of ineptitude SEE SPORTS Dl Rre damages home in Admiral Heights Bl TOMORROW OVERCAST MONDAY OCTOBER MD 350 Safety first City police offer advice for young trick-or-treaters By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer As Halloween trick-or- treaters make their way from house to house tomorrow area police will be on the watch with extra patrols in residential areas. Capt. John city police said Annapolis has had an absence of Halloween problems in recent years. year was quiet no incidents at he said. Despite the tranquil police plan a higher-visibility presence during trick-or-treating hours. During prime hours of 5 to 9 motorists are warned to be slow down in residential neighborhoods and be prepared to stop suddenly if children dart into the street. Around the similar patrols are police said. have been instructed to pay particular attention to Tesidential said Officer Randy county police spokesman. Trick-or-treaters are advised to walk on the left side of the facing if there are no sidewalks. Children and parents are also advised fo use flashlights along with reflective clothing. State Highway Administration officials are loaning trick-or- treaters reflective safety vests like those used by road workers at night The vests are available until 4 p.m. today at the SHA office near Parole at 138 Defense Highway. Residents are asked to return the vests Wednesday. police and other officials have several pieces of advice for Go in groups. Have all small children accompanied by parents. Wear reflective Page schools top local issues By Mark M Odell The Capital during Halloween happenings In Sevema Park on 2-year-old Rachel Chapman of Arnold and Linda Hakans of Sevema Park clown around by drawing ghost faces on rocks. The sponsored by the Greater Sevema Park Chamber of was held In Sevema Park Village. Students from Chesapeake Academy and Severn School helped with face painting and painting gourds. Merchants also donated pumpkin muffins and participated In Hne dancing. At a scene from Crofton's HaHowsen parade on Walking along Crofton Parkway are Htlle Peterson of Crofton with her and and their friend Michelle daughter of Sandy and Rick Richards of Crofton. The Petersons' Princess tags along. The sponsored by the Crofton Krwarrts started at the Oreen and ended at Crofton demerrtafy School. By George N.UHKfckow-The Capital ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer Crime remains a top concern among county followed by overcrowded schools and according to a poll conducted by Anne Arundel Community College. The released this morning by the Center for the Study of Local also found that the fire libraries and garbage collection were considered the best values provided by county govern- ment. The twice-a-year telephone sur- vey of 386 residents was conducted Oct. 16 to 19. The margin for error for each answer is 5 percent. The top problem facing the county is according to 26 percent of respondents. The finding continues a trend reflected in four previous AACC polls during the past two in which 20 to 25 percent of respondents also rated crime as the county's top said Dan the center's direc- tor. Some respondents said police don't seem to investigate crimes such as thefts very or they become jaded to incidents in high-crime Mr. Nataf said. while not wide- does he said. But publicity might also be to blame. Asked how big a problem crime is in their own neighbor- 38 percent of respondents said the problem was and 20 percent said at do get the impression that it's an easy Mr. Nataf said. School overcrowding was the second-largest with 14 per- cent of respondents citing it. Con- cern about taxes was next at 13 with growth and governmental both at 11 percent. Pollsters also asked what resi- dents considered and buys amortg county services. The The top problem facing the county is according to 26 percent of respondents. The finding continues a trend reflected in four previous AACC polls during the past two years. The community at 88 percent. The county Fire Department and each at 79 percent. Garbage at 72 per- cent. The county Police the Department of Recreation and Parks and senior services were also favored by at least six out of 10 respondents. as the county em- barks on a once-a-decade effort to update its General Development seven out of 10 residents polled hadn't heard of it. Despite newspaper stories and word of more than nine out of 10 said the county should make greater effort to announce the plan to the poll found. The biggest problem the plan should tackle is traffic which 41 percent said was and 43 percent described as More than three out of four resi- dents said development was a very serious or somewhat serious con- cern. School overcrowding worried seven out of 10 residents. Among statewide reducing taxes wasn't a major concern. Gov. Parris N. Glendening has cautioned about reducing taxes because the impact of federal budget cuts is unclear. Taxes shouldn't be cut at according to 31 percent of the poll's Page State reductions leave community colleges in peril INSIDE AIIUNDIL City permit appli- cations available on Internet. U. Cape officials await results of audit M. Halloween brings out the worst in teen-agers. Mating season brings deer out of into danger ASSOCIATED PRESS Community traditional- ly the gateway to higher education for students from low-income famil- may be in danger of pricing themselves out of the market. Tuition and fees are increasing across and the number of students enrolled in community col- leges is decreasing. A drop in state support is getting much of the blame'for the prompting two Senate and House subcommittees to start work on a plan to put more money into the two-year colleges. Members of the subcommittees are acutely aware that they've ta- ken up their task at a difficult time when the state is talking about not increasing them. Federal aid is being revenues are growing and GoV. Parris Glendening and legisla- tive leaders want to cut the state income tax. But Del. Henry said community college problems are so severe that lawmakers must act. have to find some he said. 'Tuition in some schools has gone up as much as 100 percent in six In when the state paid about 34 percent of the budget of commun- ity the General Assembly decided that amount should be in- creased in the future to 48 said Kay executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. But despite the good the 188.1 million included in this year's budget will cover only 28 percent of costs. gone steadily Ms. Bienen The inevitable result has been higher tuition and fees. Over the last five average Page Courts consider ban on photos of victims. A4. MONDAY'S Attention Deficit Disorder is easy to misdiaghose. Bl. Dave Johnson set to be- come Orioles' latest manager. Dl. 4 Arundel Report Bl Fair Winners C8 Broadneck........... 85 Lottery.............. A4 Calendar............. A5 Monday's Child... B3 Classified....... Cl Movies....... B4 Comics................ D5 Obituaries......... A7 Crossword........... C7 Police Beat......... A7 Death Notices..... C6 Sports........ Dl Editorials............. A6 Television.......... 64 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable. CtaMlflwl....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From 327-1683 AN othtr depMtiiMfite.. 2684000 7. By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter So far this three deer have been hit by planes at BWI Airport and many others have been struck and killed by cars. It's a problem that will probably get worse now that it's mating season for whitetail deer. long as Maryland continues to we're going to have to deal with deer being struck with cars. It's a problem said Doug deer project leader for the Wildlife Division of the state Department of Natural Resources. Last deer were hit by cars in including 125 in Anne Arundel County and 87 in Queen Anne's. The numbers were lower in with deer being struck in 33 of them in Anne Arundel. There weren't any figures immediately available for Queen Anne's in 1993. There are some precautions peo- ple can take to avoid the animals. flic photo by DfM W' Troao lone Iwwt probtsm for MpscWty during nuttof wWch run from mld-Octobsf to If you drive by a deer on the side of slow because another may show up. But Mr. Hotton recommends against swerving to avoid hitting a because people can lose con- trol of their cars and hurt them- selves and others. you have to hit a he said unfortunate for the deer and for County police Officer Steven Mat- who works out of the South- ern District station in agreed. During mating when deer are at their most the station Fife   

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