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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland MORE NATIONAL COUPONS INSIDE TODAY AND EVERY SUNDAY Rutgers runs over 27-17 TERPS GO TO 3-0 Cummings throws for 2 runs for another in 31-17 victory Cl Capital's fall home A Canton tab Inside today SEPTEMBER St. John's grads credit classical approach for making it big in the working world Stories of Success By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer I- aside the brick halls of St. John's students are puzzling over Plato and digesting Dante's poetry. Other students at other colleges are probably studying the same but probably not with the intensity of the At John's. arc no etectives. The entire curriculum consists of about covering everybody from Homer to Mark and Euclid to Einstein. ffffbeen that way since 1937 at an Institution just one year shy of its 900th. birthday The classical approach to might seem a bit out of step with today's increasingly specialized job market. But. alumni say the program provided them with the foundation to succeed in the working world. very fine More schools should do what they said Dr. Nicholas Capozzoli. an Annapolis peurologist who earned a master's degree at the college in the 1980s and now teaches there program of study is very illuminating. Very rich. Very Rom doctors and lawyers to company executives and television graduates have thftnd in just about every profession. not our intention to prepare students for jobs But we do a much better than average job of .preparing them. We're designed to prepare them for said college Christopher Nelson A survey conducted in 1993 by an .outside agency ranked St. John's 7 number two in the nation in the .percentage of graduates earning yhDs in the humanities. The school Tanked third in the percentage earning doctorates in math and Robert a Speaker of tbe Novae Newt By W. TTOOO CiplUI John's Is an assistaiit to The two St Joha's in Annapolis and Santa N.M. have 500 students each. think is absolutely said Barbara vice president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association. a great example of diversity in Four prominent graduates recently discussed their lives and what a St. John's education meant to Robert George say sometimes opportunity but sometimes it moves in next So says Robert a 1986 graduate who since January has served as an assistant to U.S House Speaker Newt Gingrich Mr George got his start in politics shortly after the Republican National Committee's director of finance became his neighbor in Annapolis. The who now lives on Capitol handles special writing projects for the speaker. That can entail everything from penning a magazine article to composing letters to the editor. exciting and he said. is a very bright very taken with the power of ideas. It demands a lot of work and research. for someone is similar to acting in a play. If you read the you put yourself into the character. If you're writing for you J look at what's already been written and get an idea of their world Of what he writes typically goes through a review process. The final stop in some cases is Mr. Gingrich's desk. Although he was bom in Page Jailed juveniles seeking leniency By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Rodreco Murray stood before a Circuit Court judge recently to make a barely audible plea. just want to finish my high school get my said the suspended from Annapolis High School since April. The 17-year-old's recent court ap- pearance involved more than a chance to return to school. Like a growing number of youths in Anne Anmdel County who face jail Murray asked instead to be the juvenile court system. A year after the state legislature decided to punish 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for a roster of court officials are seeing a wave of similar requests. Numbers for the last fiscal year knot yet but several ob- tervers fear that the rise in requests noticed at least informally 'threatens to place extra demands on an already-overworked criminal sys- tem. have charged them as but all these attorneys get involved. It's added another step to the said Charles a juvenile case worker who reviews the county's waiver requests. In fiscal year before the juve- nile laws were 27 county teen-agers asked to be spared from the adult criminal system. Five were successful. Several lawyers expect both numbers to fueled by a handful of cases that have drawn community attention In the coming judges will decide whether to issue reverse waiv- ers in several high-profile cases. Included among a 17-year-old who allegedly killed a driver by hurling a rock through his wind- two D.C. teens who police say led them on a car chase across the Bay and two youths who Par of helps Bozzrilaof Woodtond Cntck ft CfftD trap. ntMT crabUnf tfiyv IMW DaMfl CUt by iww Huge fire blazes in Baltimore ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Four firefighters were hospitalized in serious condition late last night after an eight-alarm fire swept through an industrial park in Hampden. The injured were taken to the Shock- Trauma Center at University Hospital in where spokesman Jenni- fer Perry said the names of the injured have not been released. The blaze began around 10 p.m. in an industrial park on Clipper Park Rood near the Jones Falls Expressway and the Woodbury metro station. One of the buildings reportedly col- possibly injuring the fire- fighters. Fire officials said no details were available yet. The blaze reportedly involved sev- eral buildings. Televised reports said some resi- dents had been evacuated as a precau- tion and that firefighters were having trouble getting good water pressure from nearby hydrants. There were also reports of OBvenl transformers explod- ing. Hundreds of Baltimore City and county fire officials were on the scene at press time. Seniors fear cost of Medicare plan By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Michael R. Hagaman Sr. worries that one day he will have to choose between health insurance and some hot meals. 'Everyone sacrifice' is easy to say when you have a six-figure income. We don't have the Ar- nold resident told Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest. Speaking at a public meeting Friday at the Arnold Senior Mr. Haga- man conveyed the feelings of hundreds of seniors who showed up there as well as at hearings in Glen Burnie and Brooklyn Park to voice their fears about a Republican proposal to overhaul the Medicare program. The Republicans say their proposal will save million in Medicare spending over seven years and rescue the popular health-care program for the elderly from insolvency. But edgy many of whom acknowledged the need for Medicare sought assurances from Mr. that they won't be steamrolled by the GOP plan. The Republican plan includes pre- mium increases and incentives for Page Chicken neckers feel pinch of ban By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer A veteran crabber at age Kevin Bozzella of Harwood knows the art of grabbing a crab by the back fin to avoid a pinch. He also knows that by 5 p.m. he and his father must remove their crab pot from Pier 4 in Woodland Beach to avoid breaking a new law. not allowed to crab on the only on the said a second-grader at Lothian Ele- mentary School who crabbed all sum- mer off the pier. His Larry Bozzella of Woodland- and others interviewed this weekend said they hope emergency restrictions will preserve the blue crab for future generations. But several said banning the catch of female crate or placing catch limits on commercial crabbers would have been mare effective and Ins detrimental to chicken neckers and those who use crab pott. A legislative committee last week approved emergency crabbing restric- tions that end the season early Nov. 15 rather than Dec. 31 and limit crabbing hours and days. The move was intended to preserve 20 percent of the female crabs that are typically harvested during the fall. The controversial rules were prompted by biologists' reports that the Chesapeake Bay specialty Is in danger of a population collapse. State officials this fall plan to draw up restrictions for the 1996 crabbing which tradi- tionally begins April 1. should we lose four days and the commercial crabber lose asked Bob Camber of who had six traps baited on the Severn River Bridge Fishing Pier on Friday afternoon. Watermen at a hearing on the regu- lations Wednesday said they would lose as much as one-third of their income under the new restrictions. But Mr. Camber said he believes CRABS. Page BOur CMetan nechera tarn. LOW Cloudy today. Mostly aurtny tomorrow. M Miss Oklahoma Shawntel Smith got the birthday present many young girts only dream about She was crowned Miss America late last night In Atlantic City. NJ. At MARfTNMI Boat builders work to stay afloat. U TRAM School docks In Eastport. aU INTRO TO RfRMRTh Chat takes party Hnes to the PC. Rt OORWTAUb Word macro carries unwanted guest. I America's been dipping for 100 years now. U DAVI Smoking Is a real drag. U MALTNi Ticks carry more thanLyme. IT TtMMb CMI War UVM on m Anmdel ftoport.. Dl EdtortaW....A10-ll Lottery ............A4 CHuffled.....Fl-10 Creuwwd..........E6 OMiMriet........02 PoUcaBeft........02 ;