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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Drag gang leaden DEVILS New Jersey Is Lord Stanley's new home after 5-2 icing Cl Local arts get Wg boost from grants Dl JUNE Parole Woodies soon a By DAVE GULLIVER and THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writers Woodies we're sorry to see you Regret was the almost universal sentiment as customers left the Woodward and Lothrop store at Parole. Plaza yesterday with their purchases. Cincinnati-based Federated De- partment Stores announced Friday that it had finalized an agreement to buy. the store and 10 then convert them into Macy's stores. While shoppers were happy to learn that the new owners would spare nearly all of the Parole store's 228 they were still saddened at the department store's demise. hate to see it I've known Woodies since I was a little said Bernadette Schied of Annapolis. shopped here since the '70s. They have very courteous a real sincerity in their service-that I don't find Employees yesterday had no com- ment. A manager directed inquiries to a company spokesman. The sale was just one more step toward the end of the prestigious 115-year-old Washington and Baltimore-area which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec- tion in January 1994. Cliff Arter of Edgewater said he got his first charge card at Woodies and would miss going there.- Page been appalled at what I've seen girls and boys wear to public do not believe uniformity is the answer to any of the problems facing this Parents favor uniforms But many students say school dress code would not jbe cool TlMM Advlwry By Dtvid W. Trozzo Tto. Capital uniforms proposed by ttw CountywMe CltliMi ML- Todd Kitotlan Almfran MdMafhM all age 10. By LESLIE GROSS StaffWriter Whether it's short tight ripped jeans or T-shirts with pictures of marijuana leaves students in Anne Arundel County schools sometimes come to class dressed inappro- many school officials and parents say. But it's the overemphasis that children place on clothing in general that prompted the County- wide Citizens Advisory Committee to call for an experiment with uniforms in the classroom. If all students dressed the children would be more open to meeting new people and not choose friends based on brand names or fashion said Rita president of the County Council of PTAs. Four schools have volunteered to give it a and the county school board is set to debate the iwwc next month. A majority of readers responding to a call-in survey by The Capital agree. would instill a sense of unity and cohesion among return the ftcus to academics and neutralize teacher expectations and biases based on quality of Individual one caller .said. In the unscientific 80 percent of the 178 readers who responded Wednesday and Thursday said they support the idea of uniforms in county schools. The issue has apparently drawn a generational line between parents and school offi- cials with adults rooting for uniforms and students reluctant to change their wardrobes. Of the 141 96 percent were while 'a majority of the 30 or so students who called said they were against wearing uniforms. Callers and others interviewed by The Capital argue that uniforms would place all students on the same level. Parents would save while academic student self-esteem and behavior would improve. Most supporters it would prompt a needed shift back to academics. think children should go to school for an not for a fashion a Crownsville woman said. Some students did agree with the uniform but more felt they should have the right to choose their clothing as freedom of expression and a crucial part of personality development. have the right to express who they are with their said a former private school student who now attends Magothy River Middle School. a uniform is a pain. Wearing the same outfit every it drags. It's And the debate goes beyond butting heads between adults and children. The proposed pilot project raises issues about Page What county readers responding to cad- in had to A7 Rebuilding a son's heart As toddler awaits third family can only 'pray for the best' By MARK DAVENPORT StaffWriter Christopher Harden's tiny lungs weren't functioning on their own. The stitches in his heart had bled for a and he had suffered a fit irfseizures on another. Respirator tubes still obscured the B-month-old's face a week after his second ppen-heart but hisjexpression was looked ajt us like he hated are you doing this to said his father. John and Debbie Harden of Severna Park had begun to doubt their decision to their son's life. They sat for hours each day on wooden ienches at Children's Hospital of wondering whether Christopher's two-year heart-rebuilding procedure was worth his pain. i Had Christopher been bom 10 years Jiis parents would have had no choice. His of a left ventricle would have killed him within days or weeks if be didn't receive a heart transplant. But they were offered a ihot at a new procedure to rebuild their son's heart in three surgeries over the child's first two years. Doctors laid out options within a day of Christopher's birth on Dec. when his congenital condition was diagnosed. Doctors told the Hardens they coulB allow Christopher to die naturally or try to the odds and find a transplant donor. If th.eyfciarf a heart and successfully tranipbnfed Christopher would face the lifelong possibility of rejection. they could put Christopher through two years of intense medical treatment that would still leave him with an uncertain future. said it's a lot to put a child it's a lot to put yourself Mr. Harden said. didn't think about that comment until we were sitting on those Risky procedure Debbie Harden delivered the apparently beihhjr baby boy at Anne Arundri Medical 4 vnp 1 vOIW IMHgfft By W. Trow CaptUl Afkam kk VDf DM nm m Couple leaves church gift of million By BRADLEY PENISTON Broadneck Staff Writer In one of the largest recent gifts to an Episcopal two parishioners known for their modest lifestyles have .left St. Margaret's Episcopal Church property and securities that could be worth S2 million. Edwin M. and Zoe longtime members of the named it as the largest beneficiary in a will that is worth more than according to attorney Charles M. the will's executor. The actual value of the bequest won't be known until the estate is evaluated in a few ..In a June IS letter informing the congregation of the The Rev. Mary D. Glasspool wrote that the Halls' example of simple living and a nonextravagant way of life is an inspiration to all and in very real way made the gift The church rector said the gift may be the largest in church's 303-year while Maryland diocese said the gift was one of the largest in recent memory. could safely say it's one of the largest in the last' said the Rev. Stanley P. planned-giving- officer for the Diocese of Maryland. Richard Serota. an information management officer the Episcopal Church's national headquarters in New said that although information about gifts to individual' churches is only complete for 1991 to the gift may be the- largest or second-largest bequest in the nation during that time. Mr. who died in was a retired Naval Academy professor of English and naval history who invested in real- Page HALL 67 LOW WARMt Partly sunny today and tomorrow. M O's 6-5 Jose Canseco reached second base on a botched rundown and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Troy O'Leary in the ninth Inning as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 6-5. Cl Birds host p.m. onhTS. ON Keep your belongings safe at home. II DAVI Engineering the perfect cookout. II Taking steps to better health. M Denver a boom town once again. BS THI mSHM A look at company publications. SI MONEY Time to rethink Investing In munis. M Chamber follows downsizing trend. M COMPUTALKi Congress attempts to regulate the Net Bl 90 Arundel Report Dl Editorials........A8-9 Business..........Bl Lottery...............A4 Books................E3 Movies..............E2 Classified.....Fl-15 Obituaries.........02 Cip Gamers.....F16 Police Best........02 CHmMUrt...................MS-7000 ;