Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Glendening to Cold snap warms up skiers SALVI SPEAKS Clinic shooter seeking death or priesthood A2 Suspect wvjrtsto tell story to Barbara Walters. County pensions challenged Bl Grocery robber gets time DCTO ARCHIVES L A U F E L hV AUFE_ n WET DETAILS PAGE All FRIDAY JANUARY 1995. MD HOME 25C 33C flu symptoms blanket county By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Anne Arundel County residents- ap- parently exchanged more than presents with friends and relatives over the holidays. Area doctors and pharma- cists report treating droves of patients with the flu or other wintertime ill- nesses Although officials aren't expecting a rough flu season like last the season is hitting the with a said Dr. Robert an Annapolis pulmonary spe- cialist. Debate on center heats up By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Backers of a proposed conference and community center at Taylor Ave- nue-and West Street in Annapolis told the City Council last night that it Is needed to revitalize a deteriorating commercial neighborhood. But speaking against a bill allocating to study develop- ment possibilities for a vacant tract near the said a conference center is a dangerous bet with tax- payers' money. More than 90 people crammed into City Hall to hear and give opinions on the'proposed center. object of the was the site study that also is to look at the environment and appraisals of then-acre tract. Aldermen will vofe on the study money Monday when they meet in regular session. The only decision made last night was a verbal agreement among aldermen pushed by Terrie De- R-Ward to proceed with a large traffic circle at the judged to be one of the worst in the city by Planning and Zoning Director Eileen Fogarty. Not counting city staffers and alder- 31 people spoke their minds the conference center or study at the first City-Council hearing tm-thr issue. Supporters said the center would attract conventions to fill shops and restaurants on sluggish and would serve as a catalyst for redevelopment along inner West Street. A center cost- ing up to million would be built with bonds and repaid by a boom in tax revenue from new business activity the center would bring to the going to take urban revitalize- tion to get this corridor back into the said Penny executive director of the Greater Anna- polis Chamber of Commerce. must be done. I think that's what you're hearing now and what you've been hearing all said Rick 'representing the Anne Arundel Trade Council. But opponents claim the center's rough design is flawed because it relies on shuttle buses to carry convention- eers to hotels around the city rather than having hotel facilities on site. The cost of holding a convention there would be too high to attract opponents said. only benefits derived by the Page seems to me a light switch got flipped about two weeks he said yesterday between patients always hard to tell whether it's actually the influenza virus versus some other virus coming or bacterial respiratory he said. Other doctors' offices also reported Tilled waiting although some said they expect it to get worse later in the flu which normally begins in November and lasts through Febru- Workers in some local pharmacies said over the-counter and prescription remedies are practically jumping off the shelves last couple of weeks our volume has been very said Mark a spokesman for pharmacies at GiaTit Food Inc Two popular antibiotics were in short supply the last few but stores are now getting extra he said. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has confirmed two cases of influenza in the county and 13 statewide through laboratory said department spokesman Tory Leo nard Both Anne Arundel Medical Center and North Arundel Hospital report full houses The county school system has not received reports of widespread ill however got tots of said North Arundel spokesman Kevin Murnane. The hospital's emergency room is seeing 50 to 70 more people a day than with most of them coming in with complications from the such as he said 'Patients with previous heart prob lems see'm particularly taxed by the wintertime he said. The flu also can cause problems for elderly people or those with breathing problems. Page HEALTHY TIPS FOR COLD AND FLU SEASON Here are some family tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu according to an educational program used at chlld-care Wash your hands with anti- bacterial soap for as long as It to sing the ABCs to ensure proper cleaning. Sneeze Into your shoulder If a tissue Isn't available. Sneezing Into your hands Is one of the easiest ways to pass germs. Use paper not and throw them away then wash your hands. Get tots of rest and eat plenty of fresh vegetables and whole Disinfect areas frequently such as kitchen counters and door knobs. Wash toys that frequently end up In mouths regularly In soapy j By David W Trozto The Capital Jewry MOMS and his. Sue of Annapolis hold newborn born Saturday. Taking a break from virtually fDund-the-clock feeding from Art and Ell as big sister age peeks over her mom's shoulder. Couple delivers triple play H H Br j By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer About the only way Sue Wilkins can tell her sons apart right now is the hospital bands. Fraternal triplets Ari Eh Benjamin and Zev Jacob Moses were bom within 20 minutes at p.m. respectively on New Year's just in time to give their parents three additional deductions for the tax year. They are the second through fourth dJjaren for Ms. Wilkins and her Jerry a pair of attorneys who instantly outgrew their three-bedroom home in I can't tell'them Ms. Wilkins said. know one of them has darker The 34-year-old mother on Tuesday was between a tag-team feeding and loading the triplets into side-by-side car seats in the family's new Buick Roadmaster wagon to leave the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. have three different blood so that's how we know they're Moses said. all in perfect Doctors don't attribute the trio to fertility and they were born without a Cesarean-section in the world of mulitiple hospital spokesman Jill Bloom said. Roughly one in to natural pregnancies results in triplets. One in 80 natural pregnancies results in twins. The hospital sees multiple births more frequently than typical because it is set up to handle such high-risk deliveries. Page SauerbreyV list of dead coining back to By. TOJJDSP ANGLER Staff Writer With her election fraud trial scheduled to begin Monday in questions continue to be raised about Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey's allegations of voting improprieties. According to a lawyer .for governor-elect Parris N. one of Mrs. Sauerbrey's investigators has acknowledged that only six of the 37 dead people her lawsuit alleged voted in the Nov. 8 election have been verified as deceased. according fo published at least four of thdse 37 dead voter's- listed by her Election Inquiry Fund' were found to be alive and two of them said they voted for Mrs. Sauer- brey Mrs Sauerbrey's representatives de- clined to comment on any noting that their allegations will be aired at the trial. SAUERBREY George an attorney for Mr. yesterday asked county Circuit Judge Raymond G. Theime Jr to establish a cutoff date for further allegations of voter calling Mrs. Sauerbrey's lawsuit a Judge Thieme ruled that the Republican camp had to finish making its specific allegations by noon today He said he would not allow evidence of voter improprieties found after that time to be admitted in the trial prejudice Mr. is if the whole scenario changes Sunday the judge said Judge Thieme also ruled that he will hear the case rather than appointing a three-judge panel as requested by- Mr. Sauerbrey. And he opted to allow a TV camera in the courtroom an unprecedented move for a county judge. of the nature of the he don't see how I can exclude Mr. Nilson said that while taking depositions from some of Page INSIDE lHdOWSr-1 opt to-hraKe of the winter season. Awaken your creative talents and participate In some of 1995's most popular crafts. INSIDE 2 24 EnterMnNwit Annapolis......... Calendar........... Classified Club Comics.............. A6 AID AS Lottery.................. A4 B7 Obituaries.........All A7 Police Beat...........All B6 B12 Television.......... A9 Aldermen to decide whether J to fund study of proposed conference center. Death Notices.......B12 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also recyclable. ClaMlflad.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..266-5000 CcpKalpnphfc For a city that bills Itself as the hotbed of lacrosse It's been some- what of an embarrassment. The Balti- more Thunder has managed just one winning season In the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. How can the Thunder consistently be one of the worst teams In Second-year head coach Skip Uchtfuss says there are several good but he knows fans don't want to hear them Which Is why Uchtfuss has committed to bringing a winner to the Baltimore Arena this season. B2. Capital-Gazette Foundation gives in grants Philip publisher of The today announced that more than in .grants were awarded to community organizations in 1994. lot of good people in our community are doing extraordinarily good things and deserve Mr. Merrill said. grants are intended to put something back into the community from which we have all benefited in many Mr. Merrill said the community grants tend to focus on areas involv- ing educational excellence and to help people who need help the most Since the Capital-Gazette the charitable arm of Capital-Gazette has awarded million in grants to charitable organizations in the area. This year's grant recipients in- Johns Hopkins University. Chesapeake Bay Foundation The University of Maryland. Community Services for Autis- tic Adults and Children. United Way of Central Mary- land. Bello Machre residential care center for the dis- abled. Annapolis Boys and Girls Club. Junior Achievement. Severn School. Anne Arundel Medical Center Hospice. Anne Arundel General Barker Foundation adoption agency. United Cerebral Palsy. 1 Providence Center for the devel- opmentally disabled. Crownsville Hospital Center Warm-a-Heart Fund. Shady Side Rural Heritage Soci- ety. Arundel Habitat for Humanity. I YMCAjCamp Letts. Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. National Rehabilitation Hospi- tal. Annapolis Chorale. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The Salvatioh Army. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Mu- The Hammond-Harwood House. Included in the in grants during 1904 were In scholar- ships for Capital-Gazette Newspapers Academic All-Stars. The program each year recognizes academic excel- lence in each of Anne Arundel County's public and private schools. The which also owns Washingtonion makes similar grants to Washington-area organizations.