Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Salvation Army needs help for holidays Bl Stallions bring the Grey Cup home to Baltimore Dl State QB Tracy Ham kisses the Grey Cup. American Joe lobbying for strip clubs A4 DCTD ARCHIVES 313 LAUREL AVE L.AURFL MD MONDAY NOVEMBER MD 350 Federal employees on the job Academy back on even keel By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer The Naval Academy is back to normal operation today thanks to a cease-fire in the federal budget battle reached last night. But even before the end of the shutdown was civil- ian faculty members were told yesterday to report for work as usual because of a three-day ac- creditation review that begins today. certainly happy to hear the The superin- tendent had ordered us back any- so even if they hadn't re- solved we would have been back to said Daniel a biology professor at the academy. More than half the academy's faculty was sent home for four days' last week after the govern- ment shut down when the Republican-controlled Congress and the Democratic White House failed to agree on a spending bill. Beginning the shut- down idled' about of the academy's employees. President Clinton and congres- sional leaders reached agreement last night on a one-day spending bill and hope to finish work on more lengthy budget agreement today. The agreement spells relief for midshipmen and faculty at the especially since it includes back pay for the days the work force sat at home. happy to be going and the fact that they're saying we'll be paid is a nice aspect to Mr. Masterson said. Workers were trickling in on time this morning. so good. There are a lot of relieved faces here. 1 know my staff is happy to be said Noel a civilian academy spokesman who was furloughed. Mr. Milan said there are no plans to make up classes that military instructors covered for civilian professors last week. Ex- ams are also likely to be on Page ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The slumber- ing federal government awoke this morning to be back in the as one worker put it under a deal giving the White House and Congress until Dec. 15 to negoti- ate a balanced budget. Dawn brought the return of a heavy rush hour to Washington as some federal employees ended furloughs and piled into of- fices where tasks had be stacking up since Tuesday. Administration and Republican officials hailed yesterday's break- through agreement to work a balanced budget by 2002 but cau- tioned success is not assured in tough negotiations still to come over the environment and other issues of substantial Republican-Democratic divide. the president and Congress have to agree that any agreement protects those priori- Leon White House chief of said on ABC's Morning think in the long run people are going to say the Republican Congress produced the first bal- anced budget in a House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on This The crisis had left 40 percent of the non-military federal work force shutting national mu- seums and research offices and stopping other government func- tions deemed non-essential for pub- lic health and safety. coming phone said Debora an aide to the director of the Smithsonian's Amer- ican History museum. be backed .up into But glad to be back in the she said. was getting really antsy and Air-traffic controllers and prison guards were among workers who had been kept on the job. The deal calls for balanced budget legislation that would fu- ture secure Medicare reform provide adequate funding for edu- national de- veterans and the environ- If Mr. Clinton and Congress can- not resolve their deep differences in these the government-could again be shut after Dec. 15. The agreement also provides that any eventual budget deal adopt tax policies to help working families and stimulate economic Ginny a computer analyst for the had spent her time off Page The tough talks are just begin- AN EARLY FEAST Whitney daughter of Pete and Dee Robinson of and Justin son of Leslie and Bin O'Malley of enjoy their pre- Thanksglvlng Day feast at Arnold Elementary School. In the week before the students and teachers In the three first-grade classes djscussed made place mats and and prepared foods such as fruit butter and muffins. Classroom mothers helped cook and serve the Thanksgiving lunch. ByJ Henson The Capital Car break-ins a costly problem Police warn drivers to be more careful with property Vets feel cheated by health plan Promise service replaced by managed care By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer When Jan Heaton goes to the Fleet Reserve Club to discuss the Defense Department's new managed-care health she often is greeted with incredulity and anger. To many of the retired Navy veterans approached by the Navy health care it sounds like the government is welshing on its promise of free medical care for career mili- tary professionals. For the first retirees are being asked to pay an annual enrollment fee for one for a family for their medical care. And those who choose not to join the new program could find themselves locked out of Naval Medical Clinic the Naval Academy infirmary that treats thousands of local retirees. I I retired with the expecta- tion of medical care for the rest of my life. That turned out not -to be the said retired Navy Captain Eugene M. Avallorie. medical I'll have to pay which I But the Pentagon says managed care is the only way to control spiraling medical costs. Last the Defense Department final- ized plans for Tricare a new managed- care program that will largely replace the old system nationwide by late 1997. By George N Lundskow The Capital Retired Navy Capt. Eugene M. AvaHone the Pentagon's attempts to make veterans pay an annual medical Insurance fee. retired with the expectation of medical care for the rest of my the AmoM resident said. turned out not to be the retirees people who have generally spent 20 or more years in the service and active-duty personnel and their famil- ies are automatically enrolled in a military entitlement program that generally pays 75 percent of medical costs incurred through civilian doctors and A retiree can opt for free care at military but the waits are lengthy. Under Tricare as in many managed- care participants will generally find their health-care choices narrower but cheap- said Mrs. who advises patients at the academy clinic. In participants must choose their care providers from a Tricare-approved list of military doctors. For many care will be better and more she said. And Tricare promises more preventative med- adding a wellness nurse at the academy clinic and pushing smoking-cessation pro- grams. Some things won't Retirees of all ages will continue to receive free prescription medication at military dispensaries. And renamed Tricare will live on. No more free But free care could all but disappear from the academy clinic. result the will be limited numbers of appointments for people not in Prime and on Mrs. Heaton said. After 1998. there may not be space for nonpaying said Karen an administrator at the clinic. That means older retirees might never again see the inside of a military hospital. Both the old CHAMPUS and the new Tricare kick out retirees who reach age 65 and relegate them to lowest priority on medical waiting lists. The stumbling block is a law that forbids military medical facilities to take Medicare Page By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Assistant State's Attorney Trevor Kiessling made some typical mis- takes when he parked his Jeep Cherokee on a dark stretch of Duke of Gloucester Street one night ear- lier this month. was feeling- a little apprehen- but I think I just shrugged and said 'It's it's Mr. Kiessling said. Hours later when he walked back from Judge Warren B. Duckett's retirement dinner Nov. he briefly mistook a swath of broken glass atop the Cherokee's upholstery for bits of ice. Someone had smashed out the passenger's side vent window and had stolen the cellular phone sitting in plain view on the front seat. Replacing the window and stolen property cost about A veteran Mr. Kies- sling has pursued many smash-and- grab theft cases against juveniles in his 15 years with the office. But he hadn't been a crime victim before. just couldn't believe it was happening to I didn't think I was going to be a victim of he said. Mr. Kiessling was victimized by the most common crime each year in Annapolis. It's also a crime in which police turn to the public at large for a solution. lesson to be learned is not to leave the phone in view. You never really think about it until it hits he said. Almost every day in lesson to be learned is not to leave the phone in view.... You never really think about it until it hits Trevor Kiessling Assistant State's Attorney someone faces the prospect of stolen lost work time and an expensive repair because of an auto- motive smash-and-grab. Vehicle break-ins and automobile-related thefts affect an estimated 900 vehicle owners a year in Annapolis. The toll constitutes about one-third of all serious crime reported to city police. Police say the only effective weap- on against smash-and-grabs is a diligent effort by motorists to hide police said. Toward that city police have started a'n anti-theft campaign called for Auto Larceny Education Reduces Thefts. The funded by a state is overseen by Bob a retired city police lieutenant. City police recorded 158 smash- and-grabs in September and Octo- ber of this Mr. Emory said. The toll was concentrated in downtown an area with a constant flow of tourists and visitors. Mr. Emory estimates that some worth of personal property INSIDE Shuler brings no relief to Redskins. Dl Lottery A4 Military News 64 Monday's Child B2 3 Movies...... B5 Obituaries......... A7 Police Beat A7 Sports.............Dl-4 Television..... 05 Arundel Report.. Bl Broadneck....... Cl Calendar... B4 Classified.......... C2 Comics................ 06 Crossword........ C8 Death Notices...... 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