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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Ito saying 'bye to O.J. O's SOAR Orioles end beat 8-3 Cl On Mote vs. onHTS. Bay Fantastic .PAGE Alft. DCTO ARCHIVE WEDNESDAY AUGUST MD Felix barrels toward the Tropical storm's headed our way By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer While North Carolina braced for a frontal assault by Hurricane area residents today began preparing for high a tidal surge and a deluge of rain expected to buffet region late tonight. Central-Maryland was under a tropi- cal storm warning this morning as the sprawling hurricane remained on- a track to hit the North Carolina coast late tonight or early tomorrow morn- ing. Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Windmill Point in the bay all the way to New Jersey. A hurricane warning was in effect from Windmill Point south toSouth Carolina.- There were no plans as yet to evac- uate Ocean but residents of the Maryland resort town were hunkering down for strong winds and rain. Coast Guard helicopters in Ocean City were searching for a swimmer who was hit by a wave and disappeared under heavy surf early this morning. The heart of the unusually wide storm was 175 east-southeast of r neadlhe T west-northwest at 14 mph. Sometime around midnight the outer edge of the hurricane is expected to hit Anne Arundel bringing as much as 4 to 6 inches of rain in the form of a tropical storm. will be a large area of and we're talking' about under- said Richard a fore- caster with the National Weather Ser- vice at Baltimore-Washington tional Airport By normal heavy storms bring only about 2 inches of rain at a Mr. Diener said. The storm- is expected to hit the outer of North Carolina tonight and could stall there or move north. bad news. We're going to have to watch where it goes from If it goes the farther offshore it goes the better off we'll Mr. Diener said. _ Winds to come from the_ northeast at 30-40 mph with heavier gusts. The direction of the wind will push tides and waves directly into Annapolis making it a poor refuge for boaters. City Harbormaster Rick Dahlgren this morning began issuing warnings to boats tied up to City Dock and at moorings to find a safer spot. The city's moorings are not designed TON and-boaters were being asked to find a creek to the bad weather. is the time to do because tonight is going to be too late. People tend to look around them and see the Page AP photo Traffic backs up on the bridge from Naga Head to N.C. yesterday as residents and visitors flee the path of Felix. PRESS N.C. Islanders who ignored an evacuati6n_order tied down their nailed .boards' over .win- dows and braced worst today as' Hurricane Felix and its 80 mph winds barreled toward North Carolina's Out- er Banks. going to said Joe .manager of Teach's Lair Marina on Hatteras Island. about 20 of 100 boats remained at the marina yester- day. feel like I've got a responsibility here with he said. Felix is expected to hit the North Cafolina-caast early tomorrow morn- said meteorologist Dan Bartholf in' Newport. The heart of the unusually wide was' miles southeast of Cape Hatteras at 8 a.m. heading west-northwest at 14 mph. Rainfall estimates once Felix .hits land at 5 depending on how fast the storm moves. it could be worse. Hurricanes often gain strength over .the warjn waters of the Gulf may -jiot happen.with in the. weakest category of storm as measured by wind speed. it doesn't look lilte it's going to strengthen. Right now the signs don't show said Michelle meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane warnings or advisories were .issued from North Carolina to and.a tropical .storm warn- ing posted along'th6 Jersey shoreline. storm is very big and wide- said Tom- state emer- gency management going hit everywhere along the coast in some Only two .roads connect the Outer Banks to the and sand and water covered some sections of pave- ment as thousands of residents and heeded orders to evacuate. A. steady stream of bumper-to-bumper traffic thinned out by late yesterday. In an estimated people left .._the_ fragile. 'coastal Mr. Dift said. On Hatteras skies thickened with heavy gray clouds and white- crested waves smacked the pilings of alop I Water sold briskly everywhere alpng the coast. Shelves were bare at a Carolina Beach grocery store where 840 gallons hMbeeft gold by -ftt aCisctJuWltotrmMwpiSa nearly every shopper grabbed a jug of watef before checking'but. At least four people have died in rough surf since the arid lifeguards closed East Coast beaches as far north as Maine. In 32 miles south of New Page Pharmacist without license gets probation By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer A pharmacist blamed for the poisoning of three newborn babies at an Annapolis hospital last winter was found guilty of practicing without a license yesterday and placed on probation. But if Susan Kron successfully completes her 30-day her misdemeanor conviction will vanish and leave her without a blotch on her criminal record. Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. granted the 46-year-old former Crofton resident probation before judgment less than a month after prosecutors dropped a more serious charge against her. After the a relieved Ms. Kron emerged from the Annapolis courtroom. be glad it's over with. That's all there is to Ms. Kron said. The verdict closes one chapter in a case that began Jan. 31 when three babies in Anne Arundel MedicaJ Center's critical care unit were accidentally injected with morphine. Hospital officials discovered the mistake when the children experienced breathing problems Weeks they linked it to Ms. a night-shift supervisor who they said placed the powerful sedative instead of a harmless thinner in syringes used to flush intravenous lines. None of the three children experienced additional long tied to the overdose. The case a national accreditation panel's decision to downgrade the hospital's seal of approval. Ms Kron. who has since moved to has denied KRON. Page INSIDE ARUNDEL District Court Judge Rasm won't seek Circuit Court position. Dl ASK a vet........ Calendar Campus News Cao Camera Classified Comics........ Crossword Deatti Notices Cog's ........310 Edrtonals........ B5 Entertainment 45 Lottery B6. D10 Kent Island.. CB. Movies B7 Police Beai D8 Television DID Tides 810 West County A14 B8 44 410 88 48. 415 B9 The Parham Year 1 Observers give school chief an A for but a B- for results By LESLIE GROSS Staff WriteY When county school Superintendent Carol S. Parham attends conferences across the her counterparts recognize the name of her school the nation's 47th largest They remember the 1993 student-teacher sex scandal that put teacher Ronald Walter Price behind bars for 26 years. But she doesn't shy away from the recognition. don't think we can be the ostrich and bury our heads in the sand. It's become a point of personal pride for me. I needed to get out... to say I'm proud of the Anne Arundel County she said. as the chief executive of the school colleagues and critics cite moving past the Price scandal as her greatest achievement. As part of the she has opened up the cloistered Board of Education headquarters at Riva Road. broken down previous barriers with the County Council the county said Michael school board member. But observers are also quick to point out problems wifli great Impact on the classroom lie ahead for the county's first female and first black superintendent Violence and discipline are chief among but there are also issues of overcrowding and ever-present budget concerns. her first she hasn't done a bad job with the problems she walked into already on the said Rita Lowman. president of the County Council of PT As. By David W. Trozzo The Capital Carol S. superintendent of county talks at her Annapolis area home. She moved to the county from BNcott City after being appointed. goes into various classrooms. I've seen that with any other superintendent... think at this point she's talked more and there has not been a lot of Some of her greatest critics are her the county Board of Education. satisfied with the PR aspect of her job. Now I want to see her mature as a superintendent on a day-to-day school board member Thomas R Twombly said. too focused on administration. not Rqt Mre. RflrhJ77it mnnly's fourth superintendent since 1984. defends her front-line approach as what the schools need. faced tremendous issues some issues that superintendents never she said. Finding credibility Mrs. Parham replaced C Berry who was dismissed during the fallout that followed revelations about Price. One of first ctfiont was to implement a series of recommendations by an independent investigator that were drafted to head off another student-teacher sex scandal. It meant enacting a tough employee discipline criticized by teachers as a aimed at them. That tough stance helped to establish credibility for the school Mr. Pace said. Page ;