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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Annapolis, MarylandCapital saturday december 18, 1999 Region Boot Camp guard charged with assaulting teens Hagerstown a a guard fired from a state run juvenile Boot Camp in Western Maryland has been charged with assaulting two teen age inmates in the first criminal Case stemming from reports of viol ent discipline. Kenneth d. Craddock 29, of Ellerslie in Allegany county de dined to comment yesterday on allegations that he grabbed and bruised the throats of two boys Ages 16 and 17, at the Savage leadership Challenge Camp in August. But or. Craddock said he was eager to testify at his trial april 19 in Garrett county District court. Anybody who can possibly think knows there Are two sides to any he said in a Telephone inter View from his Home near Cumberland. Reports that guards routinely brutalized delinquents at the state s three military style youth Camps led to the ouster of department of juvenile Justice Secretary Gilberto de Jesus this week and investigations by the state police the Fri state legislators other authorities. The Garrett county sheriffs department charged or. Craddock on sept. 10 with two counts of child abuse a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and two counts of second degree assault a Misdemeanour punishable by up to 10 years and a Fine. He was fired for using excessive Force and is free on Bond. The criminal charges against the guard were mentioned thursday in a report by a gubernatorial task Force appointed to look into Alle court oks 12-Lane Span nations of abuse in the Wake of a series of articles in the Baltimore Sun. The Garrett county state s at Torney s office dropped the child abuse charges and added two More assault counts oct. 26. Deputy state s attorney Daryl Walters said the assault charges were More appropriate but added that the child abuse charges could be reinstated pending further investigation. No final decision has been made either Way with respect to these he said. Regional digest Jim Mccomb chairman of the Maryland juvenile Justice coalition which has called the Camp program institutionalized child said it was hard to understand Why the kind of actions alleged in or. Craddock s Case would not warrant child abuse charges. The actions attributed to the guards As it was described it seems to me fall Well within the definition of child or Mccomb said. The task Force report released thursday by gov. Parris Glenden Washington a sup porters of a. New 12-Lane Woodrow. Wilson Bridge scored an important court Victory yesterday when a three judge . Court of appeals panel overturned a lower court the panel ruled unanimously that Federal officials have fully com piled with the environmental pol icy act the historic preservation and the clean air act. The higher court also agreed a 12-Lane 8pah is necessary to meet the re Gion s transportation needs the . District court had ruled in april that extensive environ1 mental tests must be completed Leucott City a ending a week marked by trouble for Linda Tripp her lawyer signalled a Poss Ible delay in her jail. 18 trial Date saying he. Needs More time to pre pare her defense on state wiretapping charges. There s no need to Rush into a Hal date.1 Tripp lawyer Joe Murtha said yesterday after Mary and prosecutors called their last production. Witness in a we Klong pretrial heart i can envision another week of Jig highlighted by tech Many Monica Lewinsky proceedings which lire on hold said in ail interview or. Mudra of until january confident the Case is free of taint used on various defences to the Howard county circuit judge from mrs. Tripp s immunized state wiretapping charges suggesting Diane Leasure increased mrs. Ments to or Starr. Before construction could be Girt and that a 10-Lahe alternative should have been explored More thoroughly. The Wilson Bridge is one of the worst Points of traffic congestion in the said rep. James p. Moran d-va., in applauding yester Day s ruling. We have no Choice but to build an adequately sized american automobile association spokesman Mantill Williams called the court decision a great Victory hot Only for Washington commuters but for All Drivers on the Eastern Seaboard. The Federal drawbridge on the capital Beltway links Alexandria va., with Prince George s county along interstate 95, the major North South route on the East coast. It was designed to carry vehicles when it opened in 1961 and now handles More than engineers have warned that heavy trucks will have to be banned from the present six Lane Span by 2004. It s very Clear the facility is going to have to be replaced very Maryland Secretary of transportation John Porcari said. The court ruling removes the next to last Roadblock to getting the Bridge replaced in a timely he said. Mrs. Tripp s july 30 indictment was an example of vindictive or Selec Tive prosecution based of her cooperation in. Ken Starr s probe of president Clinton or. Murtha also suggested mrs. Tripp had no Choice but to turn Over the Lewinsky tapes to or. Starr As soon As a prosecutor sighed an immunity order compelling their Tripp s Legal peril this week ruling she was not protected by immunity when she gave or. Starr her secret tape recordings of phone conversations with is. Lewinsky 7 mrs. Tripp has not testified at the pretrial hearing and or. Murtha said he s inclined not to Call any witnesses but he suggested the immunity Issue could delay the trooper Hurt investigating Beltway crash Forestville a a Maryland state trooper was among four people injured during an Accident yesterday morning on the capital Beltway in Prince George s county. Trooper Renee e. Kendrick was outside her car during a routine traffic Stop on the Beltway s inner Loop near Allentown Road when another car lost control her patrol car said state police spokesman Pete Piringer. The Impact of the crash knocked trooper Kendrick s car into the car she had stopped which spun around and struck the trooper. She was taken to the Shock trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore where she was treated and later released. Three motorists were admitted to area hospitals for treatment. Doctor Burns his hmm contracts in protest Havre de Grace Havre de Grace dermatologist David Jaffe set ablaze nine of his contracts with health maintenance organizations yesterday to illustrate physician frustration Over the strict oversight of doctor s decisions or. Jaffe who is president of the Harford county medical society said he wanted to Send a message to managed care companies that require patients to obtain pre authorization before they can see a specialist or obtain certain treatments or surgery this is a Quality of care Issue not a Flani Anciani he said about 40 people from his office staff patients physicians govern ment officials and representatives from the state medical society watched As or. Jaffe doused the papers with Oil and set them on fire div Jaffe Drew support from Havre de Grace mayor Phillip j. Barker port Deposit mayor Wayne lobbyist Vincent Demarco who represents the Maryland citizen s health initiative education fund efforts to bring Universal health care to. The state a he also had the blessings of the state medical Board. Or. Jaffe is an advocate and a Good said Michael Preston executive director of med Chi the Maryland state medical society the problem wit h you r Standard 3 0 v window is that it comes in so Many different sues. If you writ or rect will you i invt of or pc Nvvf Hunter Mike term. Park Al. To Ken do inc Mali Unni to you dont kit to and Uit our either id Ike Onn Elci to your qty you 11 Nerer Jet Dindi Tail ire Ryan per Leaf. Exactly right. Lowest Rice see with installed sales Cau m. Are limited because their employers choose their health plans. Maryland lotteries prawn last night pick 3, jl-o4 pick 4, Cash a fahd 01-os41-20-21-27-29 r.-. Big game Ball 24 drawn yesterday pick 3, 9-7-8 pick 4, ing found 29 possible cases of excessive Force child abuse or assault at the Camps in just the past four months. Three other guards also were fired for excessive Force Over the past two years but the report concluded that most reported abuse went unpunished. Or. Glendening has closed the Savage Camp and ordered military style treatment at the others sus Pended pending a program reorganization. Stopped trains irk rail town Harrington Del. A after complaints from motorists that stopped trains have blocked Crosstown traffic for Tod Long police arrested the local stationmaster. And next time warped Harrington police chief John Horsman he will try to get on the train and arrest any engineers aboard police said a Norfolk Southern train sat motionless for 13 minutes Early wednesday of the tracks which bisect the town violating a 1989 ordinance limiting delays to 10 minutes. A stationmaster John Melvin was arrested for blocking the Roadway with a train. He. Could be fined Between and ?250 i the violation stands up in court. Chief Horsman said he has gotten numerous complaints from about trains blocking roads. Norfolk Southern which took Over Conrail operations june 1, has had some problems with traffic said company spokesman Frank frown. We Are trying smooth put our traffic flows on our feel ing he added. Chief Horsman will meet Norfolk Southern officials next week to talk about the problem of trains Block ing roadways police cruisers a fire trucks and ambulances have been unable to respond to some Calls when trains Block roads leading to to other Side of town. R by fighter command no flight experience required fighter style acrobatics sightseeing cruises Over the Shenandoah Valley Harper s ferry Skyline drive the Shenandoah River of your flight create a romantic getaway. 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