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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - October 17, 2010, Annapolis, Maryland mm! FREE Halloween dog toy from Canine Fitness Center SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 A Capital-Gazette Newspaper — Annapolis, MD $1.50 Slow to Start, hiring tax credit numbers rise Critics say state program only benefits companies stable enough to hire By ELISHA SAUERS Staff Writer Sarah Mathews is fortunate that, after ahnost six months of collecting unemployment benefits, she'll be starting a job next month. But her new employer is thanking her. "She's a lucky hire," said Mark Mench, co-owner of Kiddie Komer Daycare, who is opening a second location for the business in Odenton on Nov. 1. Mathews, who has a degree and years of experience in early childhood development, will be the director of the new center. She's one of many jobless residents whose boss will take advantage of a statewide tax credit program. And though Mench says the "luck" was finding an ideal candidate to lead his and his wife's new business venture, the tax credit is a (See CREDITS, Page A13) Sarah Mathews bounces her son, James, on her leg at Kiddle Komer Daycare In Glen Burnle. After several months of unemployment, Mathews, who was recently hired by Kiddle Komer to direct a new center In Odenton, will help her new employer benefit from a statewide hiring tax credit program. By Joshua McKerrow — The Capital BAY BRIDGE SCARY? Check out some of the competition AP file photo The William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bay Bridge, better known in these parts simply as the Bay Bridge, was recently named one of the world's scariest bridges by Travel + Leisure magazine. By SHANTE^ WOODARDS Staff Writer It's been said that the Bay Bridge provides one of the best views of the Chesapeake Bay. Not everyone would agree with that statement, however. Because for every motorist who enjoys the sweeping vistas firom that vantage point, there are those who cross between Maryland's Western and Eastern shores with white knuckles, bated breath and a churning stomach. These are the drivers who would agree wholeheartedly with Travel + Leisure magazine, which recently placed the overpass on its list of World's Scariest Bridges. In the October issue, the magazine lists 27 of the worlds' scariest bridges. The article cited the slippery bamboo crossings of Colombia's National Archeological Park, the shaky Musou Tsuribashi bridge in southern Japan and Michigan's harrowing Mackinac Bridge, which connects the state's Upper and Lower peninsulas. "Drivers are notoriously a^id of this bridge, as it's subjected to frequent — and often violent — storms," (See SCARY. Page A7) Courtesy photos Some Of the Other bridges makli^ Travel * Lebute magazine's Ust of the world's scariest brMges Include cloclcwise from above, the Royal Gorge Bridge, Colo.; MacMnac Bridge, Mich.; Seven Mile Bridge, Fla.; Hussaini Hm^ Bridge, Pakls^; AiguUle de Midi Bridge, Ranee; and the Monkey Bridges, Vietnam. Contract talks at impasse Teachers union contends pay for current fiscal year is stickmg point By TINA REED Staff Writer The state superintendent of schools has declared an impasse in contract negotiations between Anne Arundel County Public Schools and its teachers union. The declaration comes after State Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick told the school system and the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County to give bargaining another try last month. At the time, the union had sent a letter to the state saying negotiations had stalled. Negotiation teams from both TAAAC and the schools met again in early October and said they again were unable to reach an agreement. Discussions will now move into a mediated process. The issue at hand revolves around teacher pay in the current fiscal year, which began July 1. (See IMPASSE, Page A13) City may use speed cameras School zones would be targeted By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer You won't smile when you see one of these photos. Annapolis officials are considering putting speed cameras near schools, a move that may reduce the number and severity of traffic accidents and may cost the lead-footed $40. "I think it's a good idea," said county police officer and city Alderman Mathew Silverman. The plans are preliminary, and it's uncertain how many cameras would be used or where they would be posted in the city. The cameras must receive City Council approval first and there are other legal requirements that must be completed, including a published notification and road signs warning that the cameras are ia use. There's also a 30-day grace period once they are in place. (See CAMERAS, Page A14) wmmjM'.u-.mm 69 49 HMH LOW TODAY: Sunny. Sunny tomorrow, too. 02 BUSINESS RMHECLOSUIIES: Probes by states may spark reform; county foreclosures top 1,200. G4 LIFESTYLE CUSSiCS: Mustang club showcases cars and camaraderie. 01 INDEX Four SMtloM, 40 pagts Business.............04 Calendar...........A6 Crossword.........D5 Death Notices ... D2 Editorial..........A12 Health................D3 Lottery..............A4 Obituaries.........D2 Police Beat......All Puzzles.............Oil www.HoiiietownAimapolis.coin Clasalfled............410-268-7000' arculation.......... 410-2684800 Fiom Kant Mand .. 800^7-1583
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