Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Notre Dame falls to Northwestern hi stunning 17-15 upset Cl NATO gets tough on ACTION Terps beat WEEK 1 '95 KICKOFF Redskins hope to shuffle the Cards and Krieg at RFK C1 ON Cards vs. 4 p.m. on 45 City's finance chief Dl Body found in Arnold gully QCTO AFCHIvES LI. M A. PEL MD 7_ SEPTEMBER Workers rack up hours in leave ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter As workers celebrate Labor Day a report obtained by The Capital shows that duftng July one-third of the county Public Works Department took sick time totaling hours. Lengthy illnesses and major surgeries sched- uled during summer months might have bloated the average of 2.4 days off for the 338 administration and union officials said. The department has 998 workers Skk-leave figures for the work force county- wide weren't available Friday Public Works regulations discourage the abuse of sick officials said. Vs of Public Works staff took sick time during July is a battle we constantly struggle said Lisa a department spokesman of what we try to instill is that leave is a privilege and should be treated as Jim president of the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Local said the union won't tolerate abuse of sick leave among its blue- collar members. is no way we condone sick-leave he said union sees the impor- tance of lost productivity Helen president of AFSCME Local which represents clerical said the Public Works Department has one of the county's toughest sick-leave policies don't think they're abusing sick she said Sick-leave policy dictates that workers who take off a Friday or a day between a holiday and a weekend present a doctor's note to excuse the Mr. Bestpitch said Much of the tune off listed in the report came in eight-hour chunks during the week ending July suggesting that workers may have taken sick leave on July to create a four- day Independence Day weekend It couldn't be determined Friday whether or how many doctor's notes were turned in. Another item in the leave policy requires that employees who suffer a injury and seek workers compensation use sick leave for their first three days Mr Bestpitch said. He suggested that a union member never would have leaked the so management must be using it as a weapon in negotiations over a new salary scale with workers it sounds like an attack against the worker's he said But administration officials also were dis- turbed to learn that the leave report became public The 21-page computer printout lists workers' the week during which time was and the number of hours used. The 338 from all are listed in the having taken ranging ffibm one hour to Several weeks. Workers earn about 15 sick days per year and can accumulate them over the years. At least one worker suffers from terminal another had a heart operation and pregnancies would also be officials said Page Clatanoff Pavilion dressed ready By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter Charlie Steele breezes through the teal and peach hallways of the Rebecca M. Clatanoff Banliarteniag swerving to Matt Wdfccanring matt wttfcof signs These final days before Anne Arun- del Medical Center's newest facility opens this week are with details for the retired Ore chief and others who have a hand and stake in the project. After a few false alarms on the facility's opening AAMC plans a dedication ceremony on Thursday. Staff tours on Friday and a public house scheduled for Saturday will allow residents to get a peek before expectant mothers begin filling the 22 hotel-styled birthing rooms on Sept. 14. Mothers who had planned to deliver in the new facility based on its origi- nally scheduled opening date of Moth- er's Day have changed more than 700 diapers by now They delivered in the hospital's notoriously cramped and outdated maternity wing downtown. Expectant mothers who are due now are ready to deliver just about any- said Dr. Joseph D. presi- dent of the hospital's more than 300 physicians. who are due near mid- September are probably the most anx- he said Page OPENING DAY OF RACE WEEK bfMZM fof opMiInf dfly of tto fBfittfl rQt fltOfyf Smith's vision a big hit at AACC College's classes resume Tuesday By LESLIE GROSS StaffWriter Ask any of the 600 or so faculty and staff members at Anne Anmdel Com- munity and they'll say they've received a It's a regular message on their voice mail from college President Martha A. whose range from thank you's to rumor controls to an- nouncements of important campus events. The open telephone mes- the biggest administrative changes since she took over as president in-the springofl994. 'Tin moving it from a power mode of leadership to a relational said Ms. who re- placed retired 15-year president Thomas E. Fibres- tano. Still but beach is more in reach want to get away from the SHHIH Special guide ByJOHNKEILMAN StaffWriter thought I was being really leaving Ocean City by I or 2p.m. It was such a beautiful day. I figured everyone would stay on the beach longer. But I was wrong It was horrible. It took me six hours to get I was driving a cor that had a five-speed and by the time 1 got my leg was 30 cramped I could barely move it. I decided right then I wouldn't buy another car that wasn't an automatic. Sharon an Annapolis bookstore describing her drive home on Labor 1990. If you went to the beach this sum- you probably spent a decent chunk of time feeling trapped. There you stuck in your backed up In fume-fogged air by the Bay Bridge toD plaza. R couldn't have felt any worse But do you remember how it used to Drawbridges. Two-way tolls. Twelve- mile backups. Kent Island stoplights and the corpses of drivers who tried to beat them. Route 50 was the penance Mary- landers paid for their but that began to change in the late 1960s Then-governor William Donald Schaefer put the pedal to the metal with Reach the a public works juggernaut designed to steam-roll all obstacles keeping Western Shore resi- dents and dollars from Eastern Shore beaches and recreation areas.- Eight years and hundreds of millions of dollars Route 50 is busier and faster. Despite mild Reach the Beach remains Maryland's most beloved public spending spree. Page Reach the Beach It took hundreds of millions of dollars and years of but major improvements along Route 50 have significantly sped the drive to Ocean City. Traffic has increased concurrently and bottlenecks remain Some key projects are shown below boxes people put us moving the culture toward a big The change hasn't come without hard work. Described as inclusive and willing to the Glen Burnie resi- dent meets regularly with stu- dent and other college groups. She also holds open office hours twice a month. Colleagues and other observers say that Ms. Smith has followed through on her pledge to prepare students for We In a global not just providing them with a place to earn college credits. She's continued the college's focus on computer technology and worked toward expanding the campus this year. There's more work ahead as classes start Tuesday. Ms. Smith faces a year with several including deal- ing with a tight budget Ms. who is came to the after serving as president of col Dundalk Community College. 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