Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
A crush for crabs SEE ENTERTAINMENT Frostbuig welcomes Skins to new training site Dl Valet parWng moved after complaints Cl DCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 2Q7Q7 CLOUDS PAGE Ail FRIDAY JULY MD 35C weekend we had a family a barbecue. that won't happen Oble stepfather of the sisters Crash at bus stop devastates family Raymond C. was driver of the car. The children of Karen from Michael not. Jasmine and Dartah whom were ASSOCIATED PRESS AP photos Kelsha Renee Chanel Chastity both of whom were and Charles Edgar Dorsey who was severely Injured. Itor- sey and Karen Fields were and best friends. They did almost everything to- including walking every morning with their six children from their apartment complex to the bus stop to go to work. They were standing at that bus stop yesterday when a red Mazda sports sedan jumped a curb and plowed into the family. The force of the crash literally knocked the children out of their shoes and scattered bodies al- most 150 feet. Five people were and a fam- ily was left devastated. weekend we had a family a barbecue. that won't happen said Obie stepfather of the sisters. Mrs. and her. two daughters. 3-year-old Chanel and 7-year-old Keisha. were killed. Ms. ran to safety clutch- ing her 9-year-old son but her .two Other 4-year-old Jasmine Little and Darian were among the dead. Mrs. Dorsey's Charles Edgar Dorsey was in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center With a punctured lung and broken police said. A woman unrelated to the 35-year-old Vicky was treated at Sinai Hospital and a spokesman said. Ms. a nursing said she was waiting for the same bus when the car careened toward them. The children were laughing and jos- tling each unaware of what was about to happen. were all singing the same a little children's song and everybody had a Stuart said. car was going very fast. It hit me first. Then he proceeded to hit everybody Page 5 uncovered 2 3 teen girls investigation continues in posh Maryland suburb ASSOCIATED PRESS men teen-age were dead in a neighborhood. house in a posh suburb of Washington. .ii'' Montgomery County police said thto- Everybody moming. everybody. You hire a A'man found outside the home when painter and yOU die. ThJS police was taken in for poHce spokesman Ann Evant said. Police ie investigating the deaths as Gary stunned neighbor A number of broadcast reports said four.of.ih arid stabbed. Police received a 911 call from the house about but the hung Ms. Evans .said. Officers checked the found nothing unusual and she said. A second 911 at about brought officers back. Ms. Evans said one of the dead men is thought to be the owner of the identified by a published report as David a podiatrist. The other man was a accord- said police _the wife of the man thought To'be the home's owner. The woman and another one of the couple's children were in Ocean City at the time of the killings and returned overnight. Stunned neighbors clustered outside the home. a close said Gary one of the neighbors. knows everybody. You hire a painter and you die. This is 2nd opinion sought in pension decision By BART JANSEN Staff Writer Fearing that the county could lose miUions of dollars from a recent deci- sion by the county a pension watchdog panel voted last night to seek an outside legal opinion in the case. Members of the Pension Oversight Commission argued that County Attor- ney Phillip F. Scheibe's ruling for one worker could allow hundreds of others to transfer untold years of service into county pensions. action of the county attorney opens the door to an absolute raid on the treasury if this incompetent deci- sion Commissioner Charlie Brown said. He threatened to personally Tile a lawsuit against Mr. Scheibe's decision -i.. under a county contract in between a state job and her permanent county post. Mr. Scheibe initially said on March 29 that the 71-day contract prevented her from transferring nearly four years of state service to the county pension program. But he changed his mind a week later and said that since the contrac- tual job was the same as the permanent one. the gap shouldn't count against her. The decision means she'll collect million if she lives to age rather than about without accord- ing to a calculation by The Capital based on her salary and years of service. IT It wasn t reversed. Commissioners were also upset that Mr. Scheibe didn't attend their meeting to answer as he had agreed. He restated his opinion in a letter to them and said he would reply to any written questions. ''He is said Mr. who offered to drive Mr Scheibe to the next meeting. The county attorney's decision in- volved former public information offi- cer Louise L. Hayman. who worked tnr Toroca gnthorlanri lenged the decision because under state law years of service should not be transferred for pensions if a worker has break in The contract explicitly stated that Ms. Hayman wasn't a member of any county pension plan. Ms. Sutherland proposed getting an opinion from the state Attorney Gener- al's Office interpreting the state law. but Mr. Scheibe rejected the idea. Page INSIDE AfHMDEL Westingnouse Diant may be part of deal. Bl Classified....................268-70OO Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5OOO Annaootis Classified Club Notes Cofnics OttSSwwl eafr No Sen Cl Bl Lottery. C3 82 Cll r.u Tries A7 AID All 01 B3 All C3 Naval Acad Foundry molder busy keeping school shining By BRADLEY PEN1STON Staff Writer Mike Berrill keeps the NaVal Academy in and he's one busy man. As the academy's foundry Mr. Berrill pours the bronze signs and plaques for its buildings. He also turns out an annual bumper crop of the bronze Joe strips for the lists brigade athletic heads of the engineering department that hang all over campus. know the every time you turn around there's another list of Mr Berrill said. And when he's done with that. he rushes to fill the great demand for his brass academy-seal bookends and desk nameplates for the academy's top BERRILL P one even commanders were getting them. Now there are some captains who he said. got to the point that I was inundated and they had to back Tucked away in a corner of the vast machinists' room in the labyrinthine basement of Rickover Mr. Berrill's foundry is small but fully equipped. It's one of the few left in the as Mr. BerriD is one of the last sand-cast fuuinliyiiitJH A craft sandcasting By George N. Lundakow Thf Capital Naval Academy foundry molder Mike Benin a nearly-finished sat of boofcands bearing the academy seal. Mr. one of the country's last experts hi makes the bookemts and the brass and bronze signs that hang afl over the academy. uses impressions of a carved object to create metal versions of the trast modern industry uses expensive dies' to mass- produce metal items. you wanted just they'd make and they'd charge you a Mr. BerriU said. The academy spends J60.000 a year to pay Mr. Berrill and ran the academy spokesman Debbie Carroll said. To make a sign. Mr Berrill glues a Naugahyde face to a beveled piece of then painstakingly glues metal letters on the artificial leather To prevent molten bronze from seeping between the letters and the he .allLwith a few.coats of varnlsn. Then he packs a metal frame with several pounds of synthetic sand and makes an impression of the sign in the sand. Melting several pounds of he pours the hot metal into the sand cavity and lets it cool A coat of acid turns the sign black or and then it's time to hand- polish the letters into bright legibility. This rs his most time- consuming task The hookends that are in snch high demand are even more although unlike the signs. academy's seal takes hours to polish and he said. The like the ones the academy superintendents have on their are the least of his he said. Set in the plates have few letters and require little demanding file work. Although he's one of the last of a dying the 52-year-old moMer loves his job. 'TVe been working in brasses and bronzes aD my he said.