Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - January 20, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland
Partners In Care celebrates 20 years of service, enriching lives
By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer
Ratherine Edgar depends on the kindness of strangers. But once they meet the Pasadena resident, who will turn 100 in October, they don’t stay strangers for long.
She and hundreds of other senior citizens get a helping hand from the all-volunteer Partners In Care, now celebrating its 20th anniversary helping seniors maintain their independence.
Edgar gets an occasional ride
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Partners In Care will hold an anniversary kickoff open house at its Pasadena headquarters at 90B Ritchie Highway. Call 410-544-4800 for more info.
to doctors’ offices and other appointments via Partners In Care’s Ride Partners program, the most popular of the organization’s handful of efforts.
She got a lift to the dentist
last week from Delores Reuter, a Partners In Care volunteer for 18 years. Reuter has chauffeured the nonagenarian before and they soon became like fast friends.
“I know she uses Estee Lauder,” said Reuter, who used to be a cosmetics buyer for the now-vanished Hutzler’s department stores, as the diminutive Edgar nodded.
Soon Edgar was chatting away about her past. “I was born on
(See CARE, Page A7)
99, of Pasadena, left, shares a light moment in her dentist’s waiting room with Partners In Care volunteer Delores Reuter, who gave Edgar a ride to her appointment Wednesday. Reuter has been a volunteer with Partners In Care for 18 years.
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Schools chief opposes slots money legislation
Says proposal would take away from other uses
By TIM PRATT Staff Writer
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell is saying “no” to a proposal to reach into a fund fed by slot machine money to spend more on school security.
Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasa-dena, last week introduced a bill to make money in the state’s Education Trust Fund available for addition al school security personnel and equipment, along with mental health services for students and parents. Kipke filed the bill at the request of County Executive John R.
But Maxwell and his administration don’t want it.
Maxwell has recommend ed the Board of Education oppose Kipke’s bill. The board is scheduled to vote on Maxwell’s recommendation Wednesday night. The General Assembly has yet to vote on the bill.
About $15 million annually of the county’s share of slot machine impact fees is supposed to be used for public safety. The superintendent believes the money could be used to increase school security, schools
(See MONEY, Page All)
EARL WEAVER DIES AT 82
Notoriously feisty Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died at age 82 on a Caribbean cruise, his marketing agent said Saturday.
Weaver took the Baltimore Orioles to the World Series four
times over 17 seasons and won one title, in 1970.
Weaver is beloved in the Baltimore region and will forever remain a part of Camden Yards. A statue of him was dedicated last summer in
the stadium’s flag court, along with the rest of the team’s Hall of Fame members.
“This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles fans,” Orioles owner Peter Angelos said.
FOR A LOOK AT WEAVER’S LIFE AND CAREER, SEE SPORTS ON PAGE B1
Gun advocates rally in Annapolis
By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer
Hundreds of Marylanders joined state lawmakers and activists in Annapolis on Saturday to rally against gun control.
The rally at Lawyers Mall outside the State House was one of many “Guns Across America” demonstrations that took place nationwide throughout the day. Activists planned events in nearly every state capital and promoted them primarily via social media.
Among the lawmakers who spoke at the rally were Del. Don Dwyer, R Pasadena, Del. Steve Hershey Jr., R-Queen Anne’s, and U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R Baltimore County.
Last week, President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence in America, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley declared his own plan, which would ban assault rifles, his “top legislative priority.”
The lawmakers at the rally responded by speaking passionately about holding on to their Second Amendment rights.
“This is the fight of our lives,” Dwyer said, speaking in the middle of a circle of demonstrators. “It’s the definition of what this country will or won’t be in the future.”
A police officer at the rally estimated a
(See RALLY, Page All)
By Matthew Cole — The Capital
Manchester resident Kirby Long, left, holds a sign Saturday afternoon during a rally against gun control at Lawyers Mall outside the State House in Annapolis. Among the lawmakers who spoke at the demonstration were Del. Don Dwyer, R-Pasadena, Del. Steve Hershey Jr., R-Queen Anne’s, and U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Baltimore County.
About 400 show up for ‘Guns Across America’ event
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