Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
e Board members get hospital contracts By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer Anne Arundel General Hospital regularly conducts business with firms represented on the hospital's Board of according to state records and hospital officials The practice has accounted for transactions worth nearly since 1982 Hospital officials say there is noth- ing unethical about doing business with who set hospital poli- cies and control spending. are not ashamed or con- HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 cerned about our mode of opera- said AAGH Administrator Carl Brunette The firms that the hospital deals with giving us the best price and the best and that is the most important he said The transactions carried out dur- ing the last four years include bank loans of more than million and consulting work on employee fringe benefit plans. In AAGH has contracted with one of its board members to rent space in a Kent Island shopping center for a new health clime Rent will total under the five-year lease According to interviews with hos pital officials and disclosure state- ments filed with the state Clark-Melvin an Annapolis insurance re in commissions relat ed to the hospital's group insurance and annuity programs during the year ended June 1985 During the John B Melvin was chairman of Clark Melvin and a hospital trustee Clark Melvin received in fees and commissions related to AAGH's employee benefit plans dur- ing the year ended June 1983 Garnett Y then chairman of the also served on the hospital board during the period Annapolis Bank Trust Co issued a million loan to AAGH during the year ended June 1985 Edward F Mullen Sr director of who also owned stock m the bank's holding served on the hospital board during the year The total amount of interest that will receive for the loan cannot be calculated at this because the interest rate fluctuates with the prime lending said DeLany AAGH's assistant administrator for finance So the hospital has paid nearly in interest on the five-year he said Farmers National Bank of Maryland conducted business with AAGH worth during the year ended June 1983 Theodore J Berger was executive vice president of the bank and a hospital trustee during the period The transactions involved short term Fawkes said The lease involving the Kent Island health clinic is for space rental in the new Kent Towne Mar ket on Route 50 Hospital trustee Robert DeStefano holds a 50 percent ownership stake in the shopping complex AAGH is being charged 50 per square foot to the square foot facility for j resulting in a total rent of over five years on Page Col. LAUREL MD 20707 Tomorrow's Clearing For see page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 202 AUGUST 1986 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET locally grown fruits and vegetables will be sold at the Farmer's Market from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow near the Arundel Center. AREA THE PRESIDENT of the county police union wants drug testing of officers. Page 37. CITYSCAFE THE LAST PATROL paid a visit to Annapolis. Page 37 KENT ISLAND QUEEN ANNE'S County public school students say goodbye to summer. Page 21. CHEF'S CHOICE KIDS AND PIZZA seem to go together. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT MARYLAND HALL is offer- ing arts courses for adults and children. Page 34. STATE MARYLAND basketball coach Lefty Driesell will not be indicted in the death of Len Bias. Page 4. TWELVE BLACKS were killed in South Africa Page 2 SPORTS THE ORIOLES lose to Seat- 5-2. Page 25 PEOPLE COMIC ACTOR Ted who recalled the prims he'd met in broad- casting for his Emmy-winning role as the nincompoop newscaster on Mary Tyler has died of can- cer at 62 But the role that brought him fame was a mixed blessing and who went on to star in two of his own comedy was dismayed that some people expected him to be a loud-mouthed buffoon in real life who starred in the short-lived Knight and Close for died at his Pacific home yesterday with his wife of 38 and tbeir three children at his side Knight won in 1973 and 1976 for outstanding per- formance by an actor in a supporting role in comedy For a took at other people in the news set ptge 3 LOTTERY drawn Three-digit Pick 4 tin INDEX 4 41 Classified Pood lest Television Hughes appoints 2 to board By PETER WEST Staff Writer Ending nearly two months of Gov. Harry R. Hughes yesterday reappointed incumbent school board member Patricia A Huecker to a second five-year term. Hughes also passed over Joseph S. Belt the second-place candidate at this year's School Board Nominating to ap- point Nancy W. Gist to fill the school board seat vacated this week by John C Wobens- mith. who resigned from the school board was appointed by Hughes to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for State Universities and Colleges. Mrs. a former assistant principal at Annapolis Senior High will serve out his which expires June The selection of a 51-year-old Severn ends fears by the county chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that the board would have no black representative. Both Belt and Mrs Gist are black. a county property rehbilitation specialist who lives in said Hughes' appointment was a skillful compromise that satisfies the various factions in the most recent school board appointment dispute. have no hard feelings he JOHN C. WOBENSMITH moving up. NANCY W. GIST surprise choice. PATRICIA A. HUECKER reappointed. said. goal was met We wanted a black on the board and has paid her dues Mrs. Gist said she was informed of the appointment Monday. She added that the suddeness of the ap- pointment hasn't given her .time to formulate a plan of action just want to she said just want to get to work Mrs. Huecker recently was elected presi- dent of the board by her peers. She said her priorities for her upcoming term are to reduce class to redraft the board's policy manual and to comprehensively redistrict the school Mrs. Gist was excellent she said But think the and I in are going to miss John Wobens- mith. He brought a lot of knowledge to the Mrs. Gist's name did not appear on the slate at this year's nominating although she did attend the May meeting Hughes is not bound by law to adhere to the convention's choices or their order Mrs. Gist's was on the list of contenders at last year's said Constance R. the governor's appoint- ment's secretary comes from an area that is not represented geographically on the board Del. John who has been involved with revamping the convention speculated that perhaps Mrs Gist's experience as an educator and her relatively strong showing at the previous convention made her a better choice than Belt Huecker just murdered everyone this year and I Uunk tried to find a black candidate who had a strong he said Mrs. Huecker won 281 of the 351 votes cast at this year's convention. Belt garnered 44. The remainder went to Gloria of Annapolis. Jean president of the county chapter of the said she was oa Page CoL the pet of Mary Carol Childers of looks like a winged as he spreads his tail and legs jumping into the water to fetch a stick thrown by his mistress. She put Guffers through his paces at a College Creek pier recently. Skiing death Manslaughter trial starts Pfeoto By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Stephen Aaron Luck was a tireless his mother says So it came as no surprise when he wanted to make one more run on the Severn River that day But the May outing turned out to be his last Within Luck fell off his single ski and was struck in the head by the propeller of another boat His friends watched in horror as the 18- year-old floated mortally wounded next to his splintered ski and torn life vest But was the accident unavoidable7 Or did the boat operator who hit Luck needlessly cause the accident by speeding and driving too closely7 A Circuit Court jury yesterday began bearing testimony in the boat manslaughter trial of the Joseph DiPiazza of Severna Park a tragedy that could and should have been Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K Anders told the jury who was also pulling a maintains that he was driving safely Luck's death was purely an accident that occurred in a narrow area congested with defense attorney Michael Mitchell said But one who was in the boat pulling said she ques tioned DiPiazza's driving and pre dieted the accident Cindy Boyer 18 of Severna Park testified that she was watching Luck and another friend Russell Millsrd ski side-by side behind her parents' 20-foot inboard boat Her twin was at the helm as they circled a small island near the community of Point Field Landing. Earber that they had wanted to ski around the island known as but Cindy Boyer said it was too crowded At 4 p m the throng of boaters had thinned and she and her sister thought it would be safe for Luck and Millard to ski In his red 15 foot outboard motor DiPiazza casually waved to the Boyer boat Connie Bover although not knowing waved back ac cording to her sister red boat then came around the corner and crossed over our Cindy Boyer testified was going really because he was gaining on us Within seconds after DiPiazza pulled into the Boyer Luck lost his balance and fell Cindy Boyer testified screamed to my sister that that boat was going to run over she said boat was almost on top of him He made a sharp turn causing the back of his boat to go into Aaron The 12 person jurv appeared moved bv the testimonv as several members clasped hands over their mouths as Cindv Bover descr.bed the attempts to revive Luck The Arnold resident and on Page 12. Col 2 hurl in boit crash. 11. Heart Association targets killer salt TEE ASSOCIATED P1E8S WASHINGTON The American Heart Association ii prescribing lea- ner lest salt and fewer calo- ries for those who want to survive the higb-fat American diet responsible for of etch day. The voluntary diet reeomaMadations influence eat- lag baMts MtiMnHa. rflstarday is- soed revised catting for farter on fat and cbo- and alcohol and gear the suggestions more toward each indi- body weight rather than suggested of certain of food farther reducing terot the new say people should cut sodium consump- tion by eating than a level teaspoon of salt daily And they sfcMld restrict atoobol consumption to lass than the equivalent of two botn or two glasses of wine each TW the first to eight ytan. also include the association's first reeommenditioni on sodium The high-fat Ameri- can diet renains a major factor in developing heart and blood vessel disease despite 2V percent drop m the heirt disease death rate over the 20 the association than 63 million Americans suffer from one or more of heart and blood vessel and this year almost 1 million people will die a resuM of cardiovascular said Dr W Virgil Brown of Momt Sinai Medical School in New past chairman of the committee which drafted the Some particularly those who are well-educated and are moving toward the heart association diet goals first established 25 years he said other segments of the population need to twitch to more lower-calorie con taming a variety of low in cholesterol and Brown said at a newt briefing Among the recommendations Limit total fat to less than 30 percent of total a drop from the 30 to 40 percent suggested be- fore The average American now 40 percent of his or her from fat Cut saturated fats to leu than 10 percent of total down from the current average of 15 percent to 20 percent Proteins should account for i5 percent total Carbohydrate intake should make up 50 percent or more of total calories The recommendations empha sice consuming or restricting certain kinds of in proportion to the total calories a person needs each day to maintain his or her ideal weight Brown said past guidelines focused too much on eating or not eating certain amounts of food and may not M Page Col.