Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Boat builder set to locate in city Bl QB SHUFFLE Eagles' player moves take focus off Shuler in loss Dl Glendening opposes Indian gambling DETAILS PAGE All MONDAY NOVEMBER MD 350 Library checks out future County system tries for balance with tight budget By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Like greeters at warehouse- style department volun- teers meet patrons at Anne Arun- del County Public Library branches these days with an ex- planation of a million computer system. The on-line system has revolu- tionized the 75-year-old library. But it hasn't changed the basic question would-be borrowers have asked libraries for years. The book you're looking for is it on the shelf at your local And if it how quickly can you get your hands on it' But the answer and library patrons' satisfaction has little to do with the new computer system. With more than 1 million vol- umes at 15 the Anne Arundel County Public Library doesn't pretend to be the Library of Congress opposed to an archive or in some people's an aca- demic library we should never buy anything that people will not pick said David C. the library's chief of public ser- vices and branch management. A recent test of the library's collection confirmed that princi- ple. Students who enroll in an Anne Arundel Community College sur- vey course on the American novel are assigned six books. The most- familiar from Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven to Toni Morrison's were on the shelf last week at the Annapolis branch. The by Prank isn't owned by the system and is available only via interlibrary loan from the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. The library went with an assist from the Severna Park on a modern drama read- ing list. The remaining two books were also available from Enoch the urban backup to suburban libraries statewide. suppose people grew up with different models of and that certainly is the large city with the central said John president of the county Library Board. system wasn't developed as a result of any centralized planning. It just Although the hodgepodge result means there are some 79 percent of 386 residents de- By Michael Cody The Capital Volunteer David features of the Anne Arundel Public Library's computer system to Lindsay Wooten and her rather Sim Wooten of Annapolis at the Eastport-Annapolls Neck branch. Borrowers can request materials from throughout the check on fines and search a data base of magazines and newspapers. scribed the library's service as good when surveyed by the com- munity college's Center for the Study of Local Issues last month. Of more than 40 great bookl-on the St. John's College senior-year reading list from Mollere's Misanthrope to Joyce's The Dead the Annapolis branch carried half. Another five were on the shelf at other branches. Kitty librarian at St. is perturbed by the li- brary's in-between status because she sees education sometimes by serendipity as one of its most important functions. you're reading for or know what you they're she T you want people to know about really good litera- you've got to have it there... because if it isn't people will never find it by Because of limited such an approach would pose problems in any library officials But it's made even more difficult in tight-budget times. The library requested more than million from the County Council for new materials this year and got million for its 16 .branches instead. That's down ntifeOOO from 1990. question 'What do you Marshall said. He can recall when 100 copies of the latest best-seller were pur- chased for the Annapolis branch alone. 65 copies might be Page By Michael Cody The Capital Donna Duran Alls a bag wKh books for her 4-year-old son Alex at the Broadneck branch library. The Arnold who takes her children to the library about every three borrowed Spanish-language tapes and a book on El Salvador to prepare for a trip to Central America. -TV State plans for tobacco suit attacked ByP.J.SHUEY Staff Writer An Anne Arundel County law- maker has called oh Gov. Parris Glendening to withdraw plans to sue tobacco charging it is Inconsistent for a state 'that benefits from tobacco and pays to promote is said Del. Robert C. R-Millersville. Mr Glendening announced the proposed lawsuit last inviting law firms to help the state recover million in Medicaid payments for tobacco-related illnesses. The lawsuit was criticized by tobacco maker Philip and on Wednesday drew a letter to the governor from Mr. Baldwin. has been involved in tobacco sales since the and at one time our citizens even used tobacco as he wrote. institute suit against the receivers of tobacco products from Maryland's fields is to admit the culpability of Maryland in the 'evil deed' which results from that Del. Robert C. Baldwin institute suit against the receivers of tobacco products from Maryland's fields is to admit the culpability of Maryland in the 'evil deed' which results from that ac- tion Diane spokesman for Mr. said the lawsuit was prompted by health and noted that the governor's pre- vious anti-smoking includ- ing the smoking drew criticism but have been supported. governor believed then and continues to believe that we need to protect those who may die from she said. Mr. Baldwin said the state contin- ues to draw sales tax revenue from tobacco products and also continues to support programs promoting to- bacco products around the country and around the world. as a are paying for somebody to travel and sell and the governor is going to sue he said. Mr. Baldwin's 33rd District en- compasses some of the county's most productive tobacco including parts of south and west county. For this fiscal the state is projecting million in receipts from tobacco according to the Department of Fiscal Services. The state's tax rate is 36 cents per 20-pack of cigarettes. pipe chewing tobacco and snuff are excluded from state taxes. Florence who raises tobacco in Davldsonville with her said the lawsuit isn't consistent with other efforts by the state to draw tax money off of tobacco products. just the farmers but the state relies heavily on that reven- she said. are they going to get that revenue if they cut tobacco She said the governor's proposed Page Tragedy mars area weekend fires darken Thanksgiving holiday By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Violent accidental shoot- ings and fires marred Thanksgiving Weekend 1995 a holiday some county residents would rather for- get Among the weekend's An 11-year-old Severn boy was killed Friday afternoon when a shotgun being held by a 12-year-old playmate accidentally discharged A robber who beat up a gas station cashier in Pasadena as she struggled for her life was shot to death by county police early Satur- day morning. A 59-year-old Glen Burnie man was wounded by his 14-year-old grandson in a hunting accident in Odenton Saturday morning. A fire left an Annapolis family homeless and killed their dog last night. A group of masked men Friday night robbed an Eastport house occupied by a trio of men suffering from mental illness A 39-year-old Glen Burnie man was seriously burned when his propane-fueled car caught fire in Howard County Friday afternoon In the weekend's most serious a would-be holdup man was shot to death by a county police officer at a Pasadena service station after he attempted to grab an offi- cer's gun Ronald of no fixed was pronounced dead at the Shock-Trauma Center at Uni- versity Hospital in eight hours after a confrontation with two county police officers Mr. Chisley was shot once in the abdomen about 412 a m during an attempted robbery of Ed's Shell service station at 103 Mountain police said. After Mr. Chisley drew a hand- gun and announced a the female cashier sounded an alarm and grabbed for the gun. Mr. Chis- ley struck her several times in the Crashes snarl traffic ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE A multi- car pileup on Interstate 95 that injured seven people and a series of minor accidents on Interstate 70 in Western Maryland brought holiday travel to a crawl as hundreds of thousands of motorists tried to make it back yester- day for work and school Travelers found smooth sailing at BWI where about people a day traveled through the Lin- thicum facility over the four- day weekend. Maryland Aviation Administrator Ted Mathison said yesterday that travel was with no major delays. Approximately ve- hicles were parked at the airport over the weekend. Elsewhere in Anne Arun- del an otherwise calm holiday weekend on county roads was marred last night when a Gambrills man was struck by a car near Crofton. The state's biggest week- end pileup occurred on Inter- Page head When the two officers Mr. Chisley rushed at and one of the officers shot him. The still unnamed officer was put on administrative duty pending a routine investigation In the other fatal a funeral will be held tomorrow Page INSIDE ARUNDEL Unusually warm temperature's on the way to area Bl Pat Gillick may be Orioles' new general manager B2 Navy to detail tower removal plans A6 Model's death was no acci- autopsy shows A3 2 26 patfm Aruhdel Report Bl Lottery Broadneck Calendar Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Editorials A6 Monday s Child A7 B7 B6 B12 Movies Obituaries Sports B13 Television A10 Tides A4 A5 A8 All 625 A9 All Portions of The Capital printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 Clinton speech to be broadcast The four major television networks will broadcast President Clinton's address tonight about sending U.S. troops to Bosnia on a peacekeeping mission. NBC and CNN will carry the speech live from the White House. It is scheduled for 8 See Page A2.