Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
6-year-old averts tragedy SEE BROADNECK AS Seven-run 9th lifts O's over Blue Jays B2 On O's host Twins at p.m. onHTS State wants dredging funds SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl DCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 MONDAY JULY MD TOMORROW BALMY DETAILS PAGE A13 350 ZERO TOLERANCE By N Lundsfow Tht Caottal State Trooper David Heslep hands out a speeding citation yesterday to a driver on westbound Route 50 near where the speed limit la stm 55 mph and will remain that way until resurfacing Is completed this fall. Police get tough with speeders By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer There weren't any fatalities on area roads this but that doesnt mean police werent busv doing other things like writing speeding tickets State police in Glen Burme handed out -15 speeding tickets for exceeding 65 mph Saturdav the first dav of the increase in the speed limit and 71 more vesterdav for exceeding mph Sgt Thomas Williams said State police in Annapolis said no weekend ticket figures were available this morning expect a lot more' Sgt Williams said re hot finished vet Ironically the majoritv of tickets came on a highwav where it the speed limit is still 55 mph the Baltimore-Washington Parkwav he said The only place in the county where its cur- rently legal to drive 65 mph is on 125 miles of far as Maryland drivers today is their day to test the waters. If we can make a real strong impression it'll get them to reduce their speed in the Tfc. Bob state police Interstate 97 Statewide there aie 26o miles of highwav wheie the speed limit is now 65 mph and state police to sti iclv enforce it state police said drivers been fairly' good about obeyfng the law so far. said spokesman Mike McKelvin However he said f ramv weather over the weekend mav have had something to do with it Statewide figures on the numbei of tickets handed out this weekend werent due out until later todav the feeling was that therewas a gieat deal of compliance especiallv on the 65 mph road- wavs Mi McKehinsaid In the'countv the 65 mph zone includes the 125-mile stretch of Intel state 97 from Route 50 in Annapolis to the Ciam Highway New Cut Road exit and 86 miles ol Route .50 from 197 to-Route 3 in Bow le But the speed limit on Route 50 wont change until the when resurfacing bv the State Highwav Administration is completed Wendv Mitchell was one driver who found out how seriously state police are about enforcing the 65 mph speed limit Page Public service requirement still under fire Critics say standards are too flexible ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Th-iee ago became the first state to require all public school students to peifoim service to grad uatefiom high school Education officials believed that re quiring students to help the homeless tutor children and work at soup kitchens would give teen agers a greater sense ot self-worth and spirit of communiU The goal was to leach kids that thev rould make a difference and be good citizens and that had something to offer said Gov Kathleen Kennedv Townsend anpailv advocate ol school service To defuse cnticism about slate mandated volumeen.sm the education depaitmeni let the states U school districts come up with then own plans to meet tho requirement which starts with the Class ofl W The result has been a hodgepodge of standards Students in a Baltimoie middle school earn credit bv woikmg as hall monitors In Can oil and Cecil conn tic1- students can fulfill the mandate bv pailitipatinu in Scout.s 01 JH clubs Shoveling .1 ncighbcn s snow coveied cli ivc-wav as scivice in Alleqanv Countv students choose pioiects thov peifonn CHI then own Most luKJI then seivice requirement attending classes and taking part in a tcac hei -led field ti often to perform choies ciitus of the lOquirement coff- sidei lanitotial Most school svstems have mcorpor aled service into the cumuilum which clevt'lopc'is of the piogiam sav was pait of the plan Bui sonic mlKV ccmsidei it mg li s a w.iv thev around it II s a wav thev got to meeting lequiie SCHOOLS. Page programs run gamut By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer For one of her community service learning projects this year South River High School junior Terl Addeo gave a speech to her class about the shape of the atom Amanda Lofton a sophomore at Southern High helped to feed the homeless at the Light House shelter in An- napolis Other countv projects in- clude helping the build- ing movable classrooms and even just sending awav for in formation from different com- panies and organizations Much like schools across the state-required community service programs in Anne Ar- undel Countv schools run the gamut producing inconsistent results school officials sajd 'It was kind of a bad service proiect. said Miss-Adrieo 16. of her atom report don't even see how it had to do with ice' A strong believer in the ser- vice lequirement Miss Addeo said students projects vaiv trom v ear to vear and class to class Dui ing high school she also volunteered for work on build- ing houses for the Habitat for Humanitv painted a mural in the school hallwav and made colonng books loi elementary school students The vanetv is a function of a subiective interpretation teachers and mixed reaction about the reqiuiement's value LOCAL. Page INSIDE The Capital will not publish tomorrow in recognition of the July 4 Holiday Office hours and publication will resume on Wednesday Fat bubble drugs work against cancer A3. Can Eastern Shore s black majority district survive7 A4. Weiskopf delivers Senior Open victory 82. 412 44 48 413 413 E2 49 Portions of Tne Capital are printed each dav On recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified. 268-7000 Circulation. 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000 caution reduce fireworks injuries Arundel als Capital es Beat L_ By P.J SHUEY Staff Writer Chopping a fmgei off with a butrhei knife is bad enough but its vvuise tiipciackci take1- it off Were verv fiequenth leattaihmg fingers sawed off 01 cut off with it reallv blows them off and theie iMit much we can do said Keith Segalman of Annapolis A hand surgeon at the Curtis Hand Centei at Union Memorial Hospital in also works at the Weems Creek Medical Center neai Annapolis At this time of veai the hand center usiwllv handles about six serious lies en used bv Thoie alreadv have been this season Last week a man in his picked up an which looks as innocuous as thipp firecrackers Aiapped togethei but explodes likp a quarter stick ol dvnamite Thev IP pi em potent Seg.il man said The man lost thippfingeis Also last week a 15 vear old from Pi nice George s County endured sevpie iniunes after picking up an M flO What s woisc is ihe fact that these mini IPS e usuallv to the hand people use most the dominant h.ind in medical parlancp so ihpv clon t just lospfmgeis hul thev lose then wilting the injury rate from Fourth of July fireworks has dropped steadily m recent years and reached an all-time low in 1994. hand as well In most accidents the fuse is too shoit 01 too If its too shon it blows up m the hand bpfoie it gets tossed II its loo long ihiowei goes to find 11 picks 11 up ihinking'thc gone out Theies no qiidhtv with tliesp things Di Spgalmansaid In addition theie aie Inimips that come out ot partv confusion A woman last veai was handed what she thought was a candle but it turned out to bp tneciackei N'ationallv the mjuiv iaip Irom Fourth of Julv firewoiks has diopped steadilv in recent veais nnd i cached an all lime low in 1W Injuups pel 10U.OOO pounds of fire woiks liom i in ItTbto 108 in arroicling in the AmpiK.m 1'vioterhnics Association based on SAFETY. Page By M Odell The Capital Police Capt. Ron Fleishman some of the Illegal fireworks his department has confiscated this year. no quality control with these one doctor said.