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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Deadly Sarajevo blast jeopardizes peace talks A2 GET compete in 20th annual 10-Mile Run B2 Too little office space sends firm to Baltimore Bl OCTD ARCHIVES LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 DETAILS' PAGE All MONDAY AUGUST MD 350 License loophole may be closed By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer The Maryland Board of Pharmacy wants to close a loophole in state law that it claims leads only to an occasion- on the for licensing violations. Citing a recent case involving a pharmacist who dispensed medicine for four months at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with an expired the board said it is hamstrung when trying to discipline unlicensed pharmacists. AAMC pharmacy case prompts law review Because it can only discipline li- censed pharmacists or those reapply- ing for the board cannot take action against Susan E. board Secretary-Treasurer Melvin Rubin said. AAMC officials blamed Ms. Kron for the mistaken drugging of three new- born babies and fired in February for the license lapse. Board members are asking Gov. Parris N. Glendening to seek legisla- tion allowing them to sanction pharma- cists without licenses. The eight-member made up of pharmacists and a consumer represen- is appointed by the governor with advice from the state health criminal courts have dis- ciplinary but prosecution is pharmacists and prosecutors said. And even if a court handles a as it did in the incident involving Ms. the sentence may not be harsh enough to discourage other said David executive director of the Maryland Pharmacists Associa- tion. The board could better police phar- macists if it had authority to pursue what busy prosecutors and judges may consider lower priority be said Ms. a former night-shift super- was sentenced this month to 30 days probation for practicing with an expired which is a misdemea- nor. initial feeling was it's turned over to the state's and the state's attorney presses Mr. Rubin said certainly sounds more ominous board it isn't working The board does not make public unproven charges against pharmacists or whether one has reapplied for a pharmacy license. But Ms. who has since moved to has said she will not continue pharmacy work in Maryland. The former Crofton resident has Page WELCOME BACK On the first day of school this lab technician Debra Patr gives thMcradar Ashley SemMy welcome back hug white third- grader Brandy Hlnton watts bar turn at Walter Bamerrtaty School. They were among the nearly end mwdw school tho county who tMgta school thto week. Moat Men iMnioowfSf with thf oxcoptton of The Capital Small grants keep piling up to help the bay In 10 million given Governor's tab hits Gov. Parris Glendening couldn't live with the peeling chipped water stains and rotted rug. In his private the wood floor was the walls had large and the Persian rug had a gaping hole. The Reception Room had similar which came to light last winter when Mr. Glendening decided to include a portrait of Spiro T. Agnew in the gallery of former governors who line the walls. we moved the portraits around to make room for governor that's when the wall fading The governor's suite hasn't been renovated since a project by then-governor Wiiliam Donald became said Deputy Chief of Staff Michele T. who oversaw the project. This workers have been redecorating his office suite and public Reception Room in the historic Mary- land State House in Annapolis. The project will cost taxpayers Chippendale-style furniture has been which Cathy the governor's interior designer de- scribed as traditional pieces in good The bought for includes a wing tray writ- ing center two end two sofas and five arm chairs from Interior Concepts. After soliciting the state had the wood floors sanded and refmished for the antique fireplace refur- bished for and the bluish-gray walls covered with a beige patterned wallpaper for including installa- tion. Something also had to be done with the made in northwest Persia in 1890. Water seepage and dry rot had destroyed the weave in part of the rug hidden by a plastic mat beneath the governor's said Gerald P. an assistant secretary at the Maryland Page Think about government grants and hundreds of thousands of maybe come to mind. Not at the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Try to an Anne Arundel County middle school for storm drain painting. Or to Elkton Middle School to restore a wetland. In grants that seldom top a few thousand the trust has doled out about million since it was founded 10 years ago to promote clean- ing up the Chesapeake Bay. And in a rare twist for a government the money is all given volun- mostly by Marylanders who buy Chesapeake Bay license plates or make a donation when they pay their income tax. The trust was intended from the beginning to take a different approach from other government programs that poured millions of dollars into big programs operated and funded by gov- ernment trust was created to promote public awareness and participation in restoration and protection of the Che- sapeake said Thorn the trust's executive director Trustees decided early on that the best way to do the job was to give lots of small donations to grass-roots organi- zations that would involve as many people as possible in cleaning up bay pollution. Environmental groups get of the but so do civic scouting groups and fraternal clubs. The trust began receiving 67 requests for money and handing out 33 grants during its First three years. In the past two applications were and 908 grants were given. During its 10 the trust has given money to plant underwater install shore erosion and clean up streams and rivers that feed into the bay. One recipient of a 1994 grant was the Severn River an organiza- tion of community associations along the river in Anne Arundel County. The organization got to match its own contribution for a mailing to all boat owners on the Severn River seek- ing their help in keeping the river clean. think the Chesapeake Bay Trust is absolutely fantastic. I don't know what we'd do without said Steve president of the association. it's the difference be- tween being able to do a project or not doing a project. don't need million-dollar grants to make a Mr. Carr said. Money also goes to schools to buy send children on environ- mental field trips and train teachers. The largest grant awarded last year was to support a Chesapeake Bay Foundation program that helps schools develop environmental projects along neighboring streams. Page INSIDE A pedestrian is Jolted in a hit-and-run crash. U O's shut out the 40.12 Fatal accident reig- jrrttes worries over intersection. A7 ttMMfc Maryland's economy falls behind the nation's. A4 Honor roll. A8 Lottery................ A4 Monday's Child.... A5 Movies........ A8 Obituaries.....All Police Beat........All Sports..............B2-5 Television........... A9 'AfundcJ Report..... 81 Births..................All Broadneck......... A7 A6 Classified........... B7 B6 Crossword...........B12 'Death'Notices...... A6 AID Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also Is recyclable. ClMtMed....................268-7000 CkCNtoUon..................2664800 From Kant 327-1663 'AH other Sparse crops suffering for lack of rainfall By CODY mphvthe hundreds of of soy- beafcs planted in two counties by JJB. Toney of Davidsonville and his sons look healthy enough. The vines are as they should be. Their leaves in most spots are a rich shade of green. But there's a and Mr. Toney won't know its magnitude until the beans are harvested in November. don't sell the he said. Pods are too undersized or a bean or two short of the usual num- three. At the end of a simmer in which a new record for consecutive 90degree days was set and rainfall fell at a below-average situation is critical. There is no relief in sight this week. By the end of area rainfall lagged nearly 6 inches below the 23tt inches that would have been normal fir the year's first seven months. Normal rain for August is 332 and 247 laches has been measured at BWI Airport so far. pumpkin of the is probably the powest pumpkin crop we've had in Papa John's farm all but 0.3 inches fell in a 24-hour period on Aug. 6. in this said Dick National Weather Service meteorologist Sti'lnyfaeans and pumpkins at Papa John's farm to Severn Jimmy who runs the 340-acre is getting about 25 bushels per acre of string beans down from 170 bushels ex- nfuttnjt pectefl. 8 to 12 tons of pumpkins per acre are harvested. be lucky if we get half a ton per Mr. SchiDingtr said. pumpkin because of the is probably the poorest pumpkin crop By Mark OdM Ctpfttf JiBi Tonsy of MMHiBOfiviWr who wiiii Ms eons soyDMNM in iMfj flow off Cuitial AVWMW tnd on hmdraih of In AnmW and PitoM Gwrijt'i toPJs of vfciM wMi podM too too we've had in The lack of rain also is resulting in an early fall getting a lot of calls saying 'Why are my trees turning said John certified arterial with Wye Tree Experts in Annapolis and Severna Park. The causes all heat-related may be'bacterial leaf sun scald or simply weakness. trees are not because they lack water. they're not able to hold onto their leaves as Mr. Blake said. He recommends morning waterings of the area under a tree's then fertilization. Back in Davidsonville in a field near Central Mr. Toney up- roots a soybean vine with 25 to 30 some no larger than a paper clip. In a good such a vine might carry 100 pods as fat as a finger. On the bright the Toneys lost only some wheat yield when harvest- ing in early July's wet weather. Their feed having benefited from rain at the right also is in relatively good shape. Mr. Toney said. nothing you can do about Some aren't so sanguine on the Eastern where huge losses are projected in sweet corn and other Fife ;