Annapolis Capital, December 18, 1995

Annapolis Capital

December 18, 1995

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Republicans outline 1996 agenda Bl 'SKINS WIN Victory knocks St. Louis out of the playoffs Dl Classroom of the future open TOMORROW SLEET DETAILS PAGE AID MONDAY DECEMBER MD 2nd shutdown angers workers Furloughs won't affect academy By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Civilian workers at the Naval Academy and Fort George G. Meade will go to work as usual daring the partial federal shut- officials said this morning. All Department of Defense ac- tivities have been funded for fis- cal 1996 through a defense appro- priations bill that went into effect Nov 30. Fewer of the county resi- dents who hold federal jobs will be furloughed during the second shutdown of the year because many federal agencies have re- ceived funding since the first shutdown ended Nov 19 But local veterans' disability and pension checks could be de- layed If no more budget agreements are reached between President Clinton and Congress by Thurs- the Department of Veterans Affairs will not have to send out veterans' benefits by Jan officials warned An estimated local veter- ans and survivors receive cash benefits of million per said Milton Maeda of the VA's Baltimore office I That office will be open as but manned by reduced staffs The Social Security office in Annapolis will be fully staffed and open as Manager Christine Lord said The governor's office was try- ing to determine the status of federally funded state em- ployees During the last shut- Gov Parris N. Glendening guaranteed to pay state employ- ees furloughed by the federal government. Some federal con- tractors may also not be paid during the shutdown. of federal force sent home ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Federal work- many expecting to be sent came to work this morning angry that a second partial shut- down of the government would dis- rupt their work and their lives so close to Christmas. This the initial jolt won't be nearly so strong as when the federal government shut down last month and furloughed employees The shutdown that begins in earn- est today will affect about federal about 13 percent of the total. They still had to show up for work but were to be promptly sent home They follow National Park Service workers who were fur- loughed over the weekend absolutely La- bor Department staffer Walter Mar- tin said on the way into his office this morning a lot of work to be done that's not being Before the last con- gressional leaders and President Clinton promised that furloughed workers would be and they were. But there have been no prom- ises this and some workers are worried than 1 worry about the impact for employees wjio live from paycheck to said Linda who works for the Federal Communications Commis- sion I'm very fortu- nate We still have food on the table and can pay the Many workers said they were frustrated that they won't be able to do work the public depends on. The administration has promised that Social Security and Medicare checks will be paid on time Pass- ports for trips to places like Paris may not get but as in postal service will not be affected and vital workers in public health and safety will stay on the job In the long this Page WELCOME TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE Gov. Parris Glendening and his Frances Anne Hughes greet the Gtormons of Rlva during an open house at Government House In Annapolis yesterday. The family members center to Ray son wife holding and 11. By George N Lundikow The Capital Freezing rain targets area By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer With the official start of winter four days Central Maryland is bracing for a potentially danger- ous ice storm that could disrupt traffic all day tomorrow Bad weather will debut as rain tonight and convert to freezing rain as temperatures drop Snow may fall some time after be- fore freezing rain returns in time for the morning rush hour. is going to be a winter mess. will stick hard and said Dick Diener. forecaster with the National Weather Service at BWI Airport going to screw up screw up braking the whole thing Motorists' and pedestrians' trou- bles won't end tomorrow as flurries are forecast through Wednesday. Is a large Mr. Diener said State Highway Administration and county Department of Public Works crews are on with Baltimore Gas and Electric officials monitoring computer reports Such reports provide up-to- is going to be a winter mess. will stick hard and fast. It's going to screw up screw up braking the whole Dick forecaster the-minute information on a storm's effects Public Works employees are working with a forecast of up to fl- inches of sleet after spokesman Betty Dixon said They've got tons of 200 tons of sand and tons of and-sand mix on but hoping for lots of rain it gets up to 34 we're going to be looking at more slush' and rain so that's what we're hoping Mrs. Dixon Miserable conditions are more Page Mother's death renews debate on euthanasia ASSOCIATED PRESS What constitutes euthanasia and should it be legal in some Those are questions raised by last week's reports of a Severna Park woman who may have helped her chronically ill mother die in South Carolina. Frances has been charged with murder in the death of her Lillis of Fripp Island. Mrs Brooke's sister testified that Mrs. Brooke acknowledged giving her mother a fatal injection of insulin. But Mrs Brooke's lawyer has said Mrs McRee administered the dose herself Mrs. McRee was in chronic pain from spinal nerve degen- eration and a doctor testi- fied would assume that we will see more as the population grows old- said Beaufort County prosecu- tor Randolph Murdaugh III. particularly going to see it in this because we are the area where everyone is coming to retire country's got to come to grips with the end of said former solicitor Dick Harpootlian. going to have to face country's got to come to grips with the end of life. Society's going to have to face the courts are going to have to face it.'' Dick former solicitor the courts are going to have to face The controversial nature of eu- thanasia could make things tough for Mr Harpootlian said sure Randy Murdaugh is going I gotta get 12 people to unanimously agree to convict be- yond a reasonable he said Mr Murdaugh said his main concern in the which will go before a grand jury in is that no autopsy was conducted and Mrs. McRee's body was cremated. The case is unlike the assisted suicides involving Dr Jack Kevork- ian Mrs Brooke is accused of actually killing her ailing which is known as active eutha- said George a Uni- versity of South Carolina philoso- phy professor and humanities direc- tor of the Center for Bioethics Mr Khushf said there are legal and moral distinctions between that and assisted in which a person provides an ailing person with the tools to commit suicide Both of those issues also are different from the question of whether life-support machines ec life-sustaining drugs can be with- held from a dying Mr. Khushf said issues are often blurred he said the case of the active taking of it seems that a certain moral boun- dary is crossed that is not crossed in the' case of withholding or with- drawing treatment Murdaugh agreed she wanted to commit you can stand behind the door and Page INSIDE Arundel Report Broadneck Calendar Capital Camera Classified Comics Crossword Dr Gott Editorials Bl Honor roll C12 Lottery A6 Military News CIO Monday's Child C5 Movies C4 Obituaries C9 Police Beat A7 Sports A8 Television C2 M A7 B23 C3 A9 A9 D14 C3 268-7000 _0 Clendening spends on furnishings Gov Parris Glendening has bought new draperies sofas and a pool table lor the governor's mansion and converted some of the mansion s private quarters into meeting rooms for staff and dignitaries The cost to taxpayers at a time When Mr Glendening himself is warning of tight fiscal times he claims require slashing the state wtrk force and cutting benefits to the disabled itwns have been purchaMd for durhf the ikfrt a billiard table costing drap- eries costing and three cocktail tables valued at according to pub- lished reports Mi Glendemrtg also has spent in taxpayers money to refurbish his offices in the State House and authorized another to furnish his Baltimore offices. The money for the purchases came from the mansion's operating budget. The furniture that was replaced was used to buUding or trartfcrrtd to Belkov of Interior Concepts in who was paid to help select the furnishings. rooms sort of naturally evolved after we started using them for -said Michelle Mr Glendening's deputy chief of staff Most of the money spent on the mansion was used to redecorate private living quar- ters where Mr his wife Fran- and son Raymond live part time Their ftfattry home it In University Park in Gwrp't County. The purchases were used for four rooms on the first said Ray a Glendening spokesman The rooms have been converted into occasional meeting areas for Mr his staff and visiting dignitaries certainly want to meet with heads of companies in surroundings that are appropriate and Mr Feldmann said can look at the price tags for these improvements and see anything that is Fife ;

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