In Friday's Anne Arundel editions, the actress who...


July 23, 1993

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ANNAPOLIS — In Friday's Anne Arundel editions, the actress who appeared in Annapolis in October for the opening of the Pathways Chemical Dependency Program at Anne Arundel Medical Center was identified incorrectly. Cathy Lee Crosby appeared at the opening. In addition, the hospital will not move its 12-bed psychiatric unit to Pathways, but rather is considering working some psychiatric services into the program.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Addictions unit scrambles to fill beds

ANNAPOLIS -- Ten months ago, Anne Arundel Medical Center viewed the opening of Pathways, its adolescent addictions treatment unit, as such an event that it dragged local-girl-made-good Kathie Lee Gifford back to Annapolis to take part in the celebration.

Pathways has failed to live up to its advance hoopla -- a victim of bad timing and a health care network that shies away from confining substance abusers to hospitals. Officials at the center are scrambling to find ways to fill its 40 beds.


Those ways include possibly transferring to Pathways the hospital's 12-bed psychiatric unit. Hospital officials have been trying to close that unit for months, saying it is underused, but they have yet to receive permission from the state. Because admissions at Pathways have been so low, hospital administrators abandoned their original plan to treat only 12- to 25-year-olds last month and started accepting adults of all ages.

Developers cooperate in Solley Road effort


GLEN BURNIE -- Nine developers have united to iron out the twists and turns in Solley Road that could bar them from building more than 1,000 homes.

The 3-year-old Solley Road "club" has been negotiating an agreement with the county to straighten the curves, level the hills and add a third lane along the southern end of the narrow street, said Jim Cannelli of the county Department of Planning and Code Enforcement. Although a poor economy has caused one major developer to temporarily withdraw, negotiations with the group continue.

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