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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Sevema Park girls nab another hockey title Cl NAVY Delaware gets its feathers plucked by 31-7 Cl Pensions run afoul of Dl NOVEMBER Father believes LSD factor in son's suicide By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Adam Price was a Boy an active member of his church youth and hated missing class at Severna Park High School. Yet that's what the 16-year-old did on Sept. when he went home in the middle of the day and shot himself. After learning that Adam had LSD in his bloodstream when he the boy's family believes teen experimentation with the powerful hallucinogenic drug was the real killer. feel it was the only significant PRICE Donald Price said. was This doesn't make sense' because he' wouldn't kill Before the the family saw that would have pointed to him making plans to end his the boy's father said. The high school junior had recently waited overnight with friends for tickets to late-September concerts by R.E.M. and David Bowie. Before his he talked excitedly about seeing the rock shows. feel it was the only significant basically. Everybody was This doesn't make sense' because he wouldn't kill Donald father Police suspect Mr. Price may be and have asked the State's Attorney's Office to determine whether criminal negligence charges can be filed against whoever sup- plied the drug to the high school junior. Mr Price and his wife were away on a trip that week while Adam and his two sisters remained in town Adam left the high school building with- out reason at about p.m. on the Tuesday Mr. Price said. His younger sister also a student at the came home at about to find Adam's bedroom door police said. He didn't answer her knocks. When older sister Rani returned home they broke into Adam's bedroom and found his police said. The family suspects Adam had taken the LSD at became frightened and fled home. LSD's primary effect is to create halluci- nations that a user can't differentiate from reality. The images can become creating intense loneliness or paranoia lasting up to 12 hours. part that bothers me I don't think he would have tried it Mr. Price said. Police ordered the tests shortly after the county police Sgt. Craig Korvin said. They became concerned when rumors circulated in the school community that Adam was part of a group of friends that was experimenting with LSD. Page Race-based busing a bust When new school boundaries take effect in city will die and few will mourn Jt By JOHN KEILMAN Staff Writer William Jones is tired of waiting for the Ih the name of racial his daughter and other children from the Clay Street neighborhood are transported to Rolling Knolls 4 miles They spend up to an hour a Iday in while a few blocks white children walk to school. makes itdifficult for me to participate in school 'Mr. Jones said. if my child gets I can't afford to go Race-based busing was once thought the best way to achieve the American ideal of when new school boundaries take effect in busing will die and few will mourn it. With busing's some say the loftier goal of integration via the schools also will die. 22 years after busing began in some schools are still largely homogeneous. Black studentitest which busing advocates hoped would catch up of still lag behind. Over the black parents grew tired of watching .their children being sent to the while no White students made the trek to city public schools. Black parents have become among the biggest boosters of neighborhood the linchpin of redistricting. Under the new attendance districts approved in many schools will continue to have majority-black enrollments. ._____latwas against the law. Some blacks say racial composition is no longer that important in education. integration rather than racial... that's where the new said Vincent 0. who was sohool board president when redistricting passed. But others have an uncorpfort- Page By DevkJ W. Trozzo The Capital _ i Jones home on Clay with and after meeting school In the name of racial KaW and Other Mack chMran ftom the city are bused W distant schools. PRAYING FOR VETERANS By David W. Troao The Capital At the Veterans Day rededlcatlon of a World War I monument at St. John's Cotlefe MaJ. Chris Breslln and his pray to commemorate those who died for their country. MaJ. Breslln Is a graduate student at St. John's.'For more Veterans Day see Page Dl. Wild r socks with I snow By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer A man trapped between a fallen tree and a live wire off Dorsey Road. Numerous downed power lines and More than Central Maryland homes without power. The first snow of the season. Once Mother Nature messed with a Saturday in Anne Arundel County and environs. A storm that blew through yesterday afternoon and last night sported wind gusts of 57 mph on the Bay Bridge and dropped temperatures by a degree a minute at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Sleet eventually before turning snow that left a half- inch of cover on the ground by 11 p.m. The National Weather Service was predicting 1-2 inches of wet snow and sleet in the area before clearing this morning. Between 3 p.m. and p.m. county police responded to 417 most weather related. officers dealt with serious injury. ne involving At officers were responding to more than 50 calls at once. so busy out you wouldn't believe said Officer Tom county police spokesman. Among the roads closed due to flooding was Route 450 at Rutland he said. Reserve officers were called out to help with .traffic incidents. The most frightening may have been the motorist driving through deep was blocked by a fallen tree in then trapped by a live wire that tell behind. Officers guided still behind the wheel of his through a wooded area to safety. County firefighters and who typically respond to fewer than during a 24-hour answered 237 before p.m. yesterday. Most were for wires some for traffic accidents. fortunate there hasn't been anything too Battalion Chief J. Gary Sheckells said during a lull. the traffic is starting to pick and with Page School Xeroxes costlier than new By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Social Studies teacher Joe Kirby knew his government textbook was outdated when the most recent pres- idential race it explored was be- tween Michael Dukakis and George Bush. Since his school students were second-graders at the time of the 1988 he photocopied infor- mation on Bill Clinton's victory in 1992. The school system's 156 photoco- py machines stay busy most of the time On each student in Anne Arundel County schools re- ceives about copies a year But with the cost of paper doub- ling just in the past critics say producing so many copies as a substitute for old textbooks doesn't make economic or academic sense. don't have booWs to bring said Old Mill South Middle School parent Diane Osborn. have dittos coming out the wazoo. A whole rainforest will croak by the end of the school year with all these The cost of plus creeping closer to the amount the school system spends on books. of aren't used just for reproducing teaching mater rials. They're used for memos. ters to permission slips and other administrative purposes. .teachers' and other school Page LOW COUNDh Partly sunny today. of flurries tomorrow. D2 Terps lose Maryland led 14th-ranked Virginia 11-0 just into yesterday's game and visions of a major upset and a late December bowl game were dancing In the Terrapins' heads. Then reality set in at Byrd Stadium. Cl LETf Competition brings out beast in bistros. Bl TRADE West Street businesses are booming. Bl INTRO TO See what you're missing. M COMPUTAUb Catch the latest wave in sound. M LIFESTYLfc Shipwrecks fill area waters. El The weapon of choice of blowhards. U Porcelain dolls come to life in class. 14 TRAVEL Friendly Toronto rich In attractions. 19 TO pages Arundel Report. 01 Editorials....A12-13 Business..........Bl Lottery..............A4 Classified..... Fl-15 Crossword....... E6 Obituaries.......02 Cap Camera F15-16 Police Beat.......02 Cujasmed...................2M-7000 Circulation.................26M800