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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Ctr 1st Marines arrive in Our OF TIME With Giants score to beat Redskins 20-13 down In thtthM Survey shows fewer crabs TOMORROW COLD PAGE AT HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 MONDAY DECEMBER MD 350 Daughter faces murder charges ASSOCIATED PRESS S.C. South Caroli- na authorities are preparing to charge a Severna Park woman with murder for allegedly helping her sick 81-year-old mother commit sui- cide. The case will force South Caroli- na to face an issue that has vexed the nation. Frances Brooke could face life in prison if indicted by a Beaufort County grand jury and then con- Mother's death in S.C. called assisted suicide victed of murder. Reached at her mother's South Carolina Mrs. Brooke said she had no comment. Beaufort C6unty Coroner Curt after consulting with Sol- icitor Randolph ruled Lillis McRee's Nov 25 death a murder A coroner's jury had dead- locked on the question. Mr. Murdaugh said charges will be brought today. bottom line here is that it appears Mrs. Brooke committed murder by over-injecting her moth- er with Dr. Copeland said. Mrs. McRee was in chronic pain from spinal nerve degen- eration and Dr. Kurt Gam- bia testified before the coroner's jury. She died of an overdose of insulin and prescription drugs. No autopsy was performed and the remains were cremated South Carolina's lack of laws on assisted suicide forces the state to deem a case like this either a what a doll Parents search with no success for '95 Barbie By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Caroline County resident Joanne Farina looked in Sears and Wal-Mart without success. Bob Alarie of Hillsmere seat out search parties to Northern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. It seemed the stock of 1995 Happy Holidays Barbies had been wiped out at the Annapolis Harbour Center's Poppets a tiny colony turned up But owner Ljam who gets her dolls frota sources other than the was asking much more than the regular to 135 retail price. Mrs. Farina paid and gladly. By p.m. on what may have been the last 1995 Holiday Barbie in Annapolis was sold. After hunting since September on her daughter Kelsey's then driving an hour to Mrs Farina took home a boxed figure with an upturned collar. She'll fix the collar and let Kelsey play with the Barbie on Christmas morning. pay whatever they need W pay If they want an she said. somebody goes out and finds something and resells they have to make a too. That's only For Holiday Barbies in perfect Ms. Phillips wanted last week. The price may change If she turns up more. don't want to get caught in the middle. That's why I buy a few and sell then see where I'm She acknowledging skill at playing the stock Previous Holiday Barbies have By Bob Gittwrt The Capital Lynn Philllpt of Annapolis Harbour Center holds the 1995 Happy Barbie and a 1988 doll priced Thta wrth a suggested retail price around already worth to on the resale market. Although Mt. to have more In stock next the doll may have been the last for sale In Annapolis last week until a customer put a deposit on It Friday. proven to be extraordinary investments Ms. for last week offered a 1988 doll first in the series for It reportedly has sold elsewhere for like baseball the Cal Ripken said Mr who bought a case of Wheaties on which the Orioles shortstop was pictured out of uniform. just think it's a pretty the Annapolis hair stylist said This year's model wears a lace petticoat under a green satin dress with a shawl collar and holly-leaf plus a necklace and earrings in Christmas colors. Supply and demand for the Holiday Barbie are mismatched aatioBwMa. The Associated Press described a pitched battle at a Wal-Mart in then a shouting match at FAO Schwarz in Beverly Calif. In Mattel has offered vouchers for Holiday Barbies to be delivered by April 30 They'll come with a Barbie portrait that parents may put under the tree. The white Barbie reportedly is harder to find than its black counterpart on the Zoli Nazaari-Uebele's Princess recommends buying the look-alike Fire Fighter then switching outfits. At Annapolis' Enchanted Doll Treasures owner Becky Goodman sold each of approximately 40 Holiday Barbies that were delivered. She's hoping Mattel wfll ship about 20 the rest of her before Christmas. She won't mark them up if they arrive in time retail is suggested Mrs Goodman said Some of Ms having located Holiday Barbies on the shelves of discount trade them in at Poppets for other items. Somewhere in New Jersey or a tireless also roves Once in they're put on display in unopened boxes next to other collectible dolls. Prospective buyers often know exactly what they're looking for. In a recent long-distance for one reserved a Barbie only after confirming that its shoes were visible as packaged. knows it Ms. said of the feverish interest ''Mattel knows what it means to make a Cold sends homeless to shelters INSIDE ByJQHNKEILMAN StaffWriter The savage cold snap that seized the area over the weekend has sent a near-overflow of people into home- less shelters. usual capacity is 16. Right now we have said Toni an administrator at the Light House shelter on West Street in Annapolis. Under a county ters are allowed to add beds when the temperature drops below freez- ing. And the facility operators say they will need them. very full right said a supervisor at Sar- flft House in Fort George G. It the same story at the Helping Hand Street in Arinapolis. x Larry who watts with homeless people fcr tBt dvic group We said he had trouble i for some of them. had nine people telephone me or call to me on the looking for he said. For those working outside or waiting at the low tempera- tures were made even more miser- able by arctic gusts. The wind-chill factor at 7 a.m. today was 12 degrees below said Jose a National Weather Service fore- caster at Baltimore-Washington In- ternational Airport. It is supposed to get gradually warmer this but first it will get worse. all the last three tonight might be the with the mercury dropping into the low- er Mr. Marrero said. Today will see a high in the Upper and tomorrow will get into the 30s. By the end of the the temperature should be in the mid- the norm for this time of year. Although homeless shelters have Mttadding the county could open a building in Crownsville to house the needy if the chill contin- ues. But that is a fairly drastic meas- ure. It didn't happen last Ms. Graff said. So far this the Light House shelter has been able to deal with the extra people. It has six more beds it can roll out before it is completely she said. Shelter officials predict that this Will be a long with cuts in federal social service programs ex- pected to take a toll. But officials say they should be able to handle the increased flow. continue to help people we're helping as long its neces- said Ms. Graff. Area hotftitals did not report any COLD. Page Buffalo to Mt by a of Cal Ripken is honored by Sports Illustrated. Dl 4 tt Arundel Report 61 Births A7 Broadneck Cl Calendar B6 Capital Camera.... 06 Classified C3 Comics C2 Crossword C7 Editorials A6 Engagements 64 Entertainment 06 Lottery B2 Monday's B3 Movies 06 Obituaries A7 Police Beat A7 Sports 01-4 Television 05 A7 Weddings B4 of The Capital are primed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable ClaMMed 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1683 All other 268-5000 HI suicide or a said Mary Faith director of the pro- gram in biomedical ethics at the Medical University of South Caroli- na. Two bills that would have crimi- nalized assisted dying failed to pass the state Legislature two years ago. Mr. solicitor for Al- Hamp- ton and Jasper said this may be the first case of its kind in the state. Earning a murder conviction against a woman accused of helping her sick mother die won't be Mr. Murdaugh said. Mrs. Brooke shouldn't worry about being said Bob a Hilton Head resident Page Governor's big plans creating skepticism Gov. Parris Glendening is making some mighty big promises more money for funding for two a tax cut but lawmakers are becoming increas- ingly concerned about his ability to considering a tightening financial situation for the state. Jn the last Mr. Glendening has committed the state to spending almost million for two football stadiums The a million will be built in Baltimore to bring the Cleveland Browns to Maryland. He also promised Wash- ington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke million for site Improve- ments around a stadium to be built in Prince George's County. the governor is vow- ing to put more money into educa- tion and school construction. He also says he wants to build up a state economic development fund. On when told that federal cuts could consume state housing programs for the poor such as a million fund to weath- erize homes he said his adminis- tration would try to pick up that as well. But he has also promised an income tax cut next further reducing the state's ability to'pay for anything. going to be no matter he said. Mr Glendening says all of his promises are part of a plan to find between public works projects and government reductions meant to stimulate economic Education loans to new tax revenue from foot- ball lower taxes Glendening hopes these are the keys to reinvigoratlng an economy that hasn't fully recovered from the recession of the early 1990s. are incentives that he said Page By 1 The CiplUI BIN Qantt of Ginger chats wrth author LeRoy Battle Mr. Battle copies of of people attended a reception yesterday at Annapolis Hotel. Signing becomes tribute to author By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer What had been billed as a book-signing session turned into a happening as hundreds of admirers streamed into the Loews Annapolis Hotel to pay tribute to LeRoy Battle ofHarwood The N Y native an accomplished Army Air Corps veteran and educator recently wrote the autobiography Of several thousand copies by the were ftild in a three-hour period ending yesterday at 5 p.m. weren't just buying one They were buying four and said Katherlne the publisher. The crowd swelled with alumni and boosters of Upper Marlboro's Jr.-Sr. High BATTLE In 1944   

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