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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Shutdown No new IRON Tyson knocks out Mathis late in the 3rd round Cl MKhb ndTyton tpvtat ntytln PWy. Decision time for landfill fund SEE ARUNML REPORT Dl DECEMBER Tanker mishap disrupts traffic Streets closed for 6 city wedding must move A tanker containing gallons of gasoline ran over street lamp i tor yesterday afternoon. By J Henson The Cap tal I a traffic light on Church Circle at West closing part of the Annapolis circle By BRIAN STEINBERG and BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writers A tanker loaded with gallons of gasoline knocked over a traffic light and a street lamp yesterday afternoon at Church closing parts of four streets for six hours and forcing a quick change of venue for a wedding ceremony The which occurred as the tanker turned from West-Street into the circle at about 12.30 also forced power to be shut down along a section of the circle for more than 1Vt hours the accident cut into pre-holiday business for some An napolis retailers The owned by M Lynch Transport of Bel was headed for a Shell station In Eastport After the the tanker sat atop live wires for 2 Vj hours The accident closed parts of the as well as Duke of Glouce- Northwest and West streets until 6'36 p said Capt Leonard Clark of the Annapolis Fire Department Traffic was diverted onto Cathe- dral and Calvert streets Emergency crews siphoned the gasoline into an empty truck and towed the back of the truck off the which were -lodged under- neath its frame and tires. Power was cut off from 4 37 p to 617 pm Officials set sandbags across West and Franklin guarding against the chance that the gasoline might leak out onto the pavement and spread to the circle Authorities also evacuated St An- ne's creating temporary ha- voc with the wedding plans of Brian Marquardt and Joanl both of Annapolis The with 135 was scheduled to start at 5 30 p but crews were still working at the time The ceremony was moved to thfe Governor Calvert House on State where the reception was to be said Marie wedding Page County hospitals have bed surplus By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Up to one-third of the 600 beds at the county's two general hospitals won't be needed by the end of the state health planners pre- dict The local surplus of between 112 and 217 projected by the Mary- land Health Resources Planning reflects state and na tional trends fueled by managed health care to shorten hospital stays and eliminate overnight stays for many commission spokesman Pamela Barclay said f up to 45 percent of the state's licensed acute care beds might not be needed by the year the report said While regulators look for more ways to encourage hospital down- sizing and local adminis- trators said they are already res- ponding to the decreased demand for hospital beds Officials at Anne Arundel Medi- cal Center and North Arundel Hos- pital said Friday that both facilities have already decommissioned doz- ens of empty beds They have reno- vated the space for other uses or to make semi-private rooms as the evolution in health care delivery continues In the hospitals are essen- tially 300-bed facilities on paper administrators said They are focusing more on same-day surger- home care and community health programs licensed for 329 but we have open about 275 said James R president of Page but not lacking vision Despite ill Pearson continues to voice city ideas By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer They called Paul Pearson the who transformed Annapolis His grand vision and free-flowing which helped push the city toward the future while preserving the earned him the but nearly destroyed him in the process need Paul It's time for his visions right now Those visions he calls 'my crazy said his Anne as she comforted him one recent day in the corner of a nursing home room A series of three strokes has damaged the left side of his body and more or less imprisoned him in the nursing home room The man who brought high class dancing back to Annapolis and who revived its oldest buildings through a good measure of persuasion is confined to a wheelchair and attended by a speech therapist Over his bed is the cover of a local magazine that recognized him for changing the face of On a wall is a poster advertising a jazz band at his favorite project the King of Prance Tavern The 70-year-old takes a deep breath and forces out the but understandable words s frustrating It's so frustrating Friends have not forgotten him. People he worked with or who simply knew of his work have sent more than in often accompanied by long notes of praise The reasons for the outpouring are a long and complicated tale of communal triumph and personal tragedy After a stint as a farmer in Montgomery County thft father of three daughters came to Annapolis in By J Henson The Capital Paul who was credited with changing the face of Is confined to a wheelchair after three strokes. Despite HI and financial he continues to voice to shape the city. Mr. Pearson practices bsHroom dancing In 1988 with friend Maty Soria outside the Governor Calvert House. The buUdlng was one oT five neglected structures that he photo Burbs swipe the study confirms But city retailers are eating up automobile shoppers By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Annapolis residents are turning to the suburbs to buy virtually except fancy meals and cars That finding was among many confirmed for the first time in Annapolis Strategies for Economic a report released Friday It recommends the city aggres- sively market its en- courage a conference re- serve waterfront space for maritime and improve West Street to encourage development Its greatest may be Its detailed look at the city's economy and area residents' spend- ing patterns gives us base-line data we've never had so we can stop guessing about what's out said Mary the city's economic development who researched and wrote the re port with consultant Ursula Powid ski The report was released on gives us base-line data we've never had so we- can stop guessing about what's out Mary city's economic development head Her replacement is Susan formerly special events manager for the San Jose Mercury News and promotions director for The Capi- tal Ms Burkholder said the repdrt gives her successor and the Cfty Council to follow. It lays out a series of recommendations about various parts of the area's economy The section on retail is based in part on a mail survey sent to households in the city and adjacent communities The 297 respondents seem to con firm what downtown merchants have long suspected Suburban malls are taking away much of their Ms JKWness Burkholder's last day in office SWT M percent of the respon will head the state's business re dents said they most frequently cruitment efforts at the Department shop for clothes in the Annapolis of Business and Economic Develop Mall compared to just 6.6 ment Page WEATHER 4825 LOW Mostly sunny today. Cloudy tomorrow M St. Louis Super Bowl memories and a less than graceful departure from Washington aren't at all on Mark Rypien's mind this week as the Rams host the Redskins Cl ON Redskins vs 1 p m. on channels ONI WANT Familiar figure heading grocery chain Bl ON THI Mental health Fact and fiction Bl' INTRO TO MTERNBIi Avoid the shop the cybermall M Gifts that keep on beeping. M 'I f F LETS FACE With winter those beards are back El Instances of frogs m food take big jump El' Recalling 98 years of holiday memories B4 Don't kiss your travel miles goodbye Et iNnrx Arundel Report Dl A1011 Business Oamfied Comics Cap Camera Circulation Bl Lottery A4 11 Movwt E2 Gl ObiluanM 02 F12 Poke Beat 02 261-7000 2W4MO ;