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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland 10-mile race a runaway hit SEE ENTERTAINMENT ISLAND BURNS Blaze torches thousands of acres near the Hamptons A2 Angels top the NICE PAGE M FRIDAY AUQUST MD Police sweep targets landfill-bound trucks By David W Trozzo The Capital Jhn Haasnar of Maryland Pajpartmeiit of the and county Officer a vehicle to Into momJnc. Tha dump operated by George M. King of put out of service for safety part of a By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer With a helicopter flying overhead and officers hunting back roads for evasive driv- county police this morning targeted trucks bound for a Harwood rubble landfill for the second time in three Up to 40 trucks at a many from New reportedly lined Central Avenue along the route P.S.T. Reclamation landfill operator Presley S. Taylor requires drivers to follow. In the park-aiHtride lot by Davidsonville at least 10 trucks awaited inspection by a.m. Mr. Taylor has forbid- den long-distance drivers bound for his land- fill from using Davidsonville Road. Regardless of where trucks were they were being stopped. you're a commercial you're county police Cpl. David Murray said. He coordinated the aweep at Central Ave- Davidsonville Road and on the Eastern Shore. Trucks pulled over this morning included short dump trucks operated by companies in Mlllersville and Thurmont plus the demoli- tion trucks owned by a Pennsylvania firm. seem to have gotten more rubble trucks here than we did the last Cpl. Murray said. was why we set up in case they did try to Cpl Murray estimated that 40 to 50 trucks were stopped on Davidsonville Road by a.m. Three were put out of service for serioi violations. looking to make sure the trucks a safe out on the Cpl. Murray said.' they're not the inspectors will sidelii Observers reported half-mile line trucks on Central west from tl Patuxent River into Prince George's County Perhaps a dozen officers from Print George's were including motorcyc officers who waved truck drivers to tl eastbound shoulder of the road. Commuters slowed to observe the going but traffic was not Page Accredited status is regained byAAMC By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer A national agency that reviews health care organizations has restored its. seal of approval for Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. AAMC's Martin L was informed in a letter that the hospital's accreditation status had been upgraded by the Joint Commission on Accredita- tion of Healthcare Organizations of ni. The action comes about four months after the hospital was reduced to conditional accreditation a -designation assigned to only 1 percent of the hospitals the agency reviews. we're extremely Mr. Doordan said. was nice to get the letter. glad that this chapter can be closed and any asterisk beside our accreditation is The commission downgraded the hospital based on the results of an unannounced March inspection that found the hospital had outdated policies for its pharmacy and lacked a process for verifying that pharmacists were licensed. The inspection was prompted by a January incident in which three newborn babies were mistakenly drugged. Pharmacist Susan Kron was found guilty earlier this month in county Circuit Court of practicing without a license and placed on 30 days probation. Upon completing the the misdemeanor conviction will be erased. Mr. Doordan said he believed the reduction to conditional status was a that didn't fit the and a product of a negative climate against hospitals at the time. The same day the agency voted on AAMC's sanction it took action against two other hospitals where medical errors made national headlines. Since the spring the hospital took steps to correct the problems the agency cited. The documentation of pharmacy policies was improved as was the training of all pharmacy staff on policies and hospital spokesman Carolyn Shenk said. The agency reinspected the hospital two weeks ago and found it satisfied the required of its recommendations for improvement. approach was to just prove how good we were and we've done Mr. Doordan said. The commission would not provide details on what AAMC did taregain its accreditation status. But spokesman Alice Brown said the hospital addressed where improvements were deemed necessary It was the first time AAMC's status had been downgraded since the commission began keeping records by computer in Page INSIDE by i. Hmqn Tha Capital toft Main St. work takes a breather at the half By TODDSP ANGLER StaffWriter The Super Bowl has halftime. Hamlet has an intermission. So like any great the rebricking of Main Street came to a midway halt last giving city officials and workers a few moments to do some general back-patting. for a halftime pep talk. I can say 'Wow.' It finally Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins said. He was addressing a crowd spread between the new curbsides on lower Main across even bricks that put the old rougher look of the street to shame. Jazz bands played. Showtunes were sung from a stage across the street. Residents and tourists shared curbside seats as performers juggled and staged sword fights. Lemonade and T-shirts and old bricks from the by the sold. But Mr. Hopkins is wrong. Nothing final has happened. Last night's on celebration marked the opening of Main after months of being from Green Street to Francis but the rest of the boulevard is still out of with workers and bulldozers doing their thing behind wire mesh fences west fronvCondult Street to Circle. MAIN Page of Unda Amaada lanaJHai of Boo and Uada County Council accused of illegal cut Battle lines drawn over military retirement changes. At Annapolis........... Cl Death CIO Arundel Report..... Bl AS A9 Engagements..... 84 A4 A9 A9 Births.......... A9 Engagements Calendar.... A6 Lottery.....- Capital Camera.... A6 Obituaries.... Classified C2 PotteeBeet..........- Club Notes....... A5 Sports............ Dl-4 Comics............... B2 Television. Crossword.......CIO TWes B3 A9 Portions of The ant printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper abo to recyclable. ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter The County Council exceeded its authority last spring when It cut the budget of the Ethics ac- cording to a county attorney's opinion. The commission sought County At- torney Phillip F. Scheibe's opinion after the council reduced its budget by 40 damaging the effectiveness of the watchdog panel members sakL Mr. Schdbe concluded that the coun- cil doesn't have the authority to reduce the hours that commission staffers serve because the county charter gives that power exclusively to the commis- sion. He urged County Executive John G. Gary Jr. to ignore the council's cuts in the commission's which went into effect July fulfill the group's request. But Councilman William C. Mutford said the decision could lead to absurdities such as the commis- sion awarding its two staff members in salary for one hour of work. He plans to introduce a bill Sept. 5 designating a pay grade for the com- mission's executive director and secre- who are not currently part of any regular pay plan. The opinion apparently does not have for other indepen- dent agencies funded by the such as the Board of State's Attorney's Office or Sheriff's Office. These bodies were created by sc they compete for county dorian Ukt any other but must be at a Mr. Scheibi said. But the Ethics Commission was ere ated by charter whict makes It more he stid. Page U Council ;