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TiiMday. ApriMt, 198t Thm 8 tar-Democrat Pag IA regional review Dorchester woman to be secretary of national midwives organization , V. HfT ministrator for the Western Center for Maternity and Infant Care in Baltimore. After working in Baltimore City for more than 20 years, Brinkley said she and her husband, James Burton, decided to seek a more leisurely lifestyle in a rural area. Roth are in- volved Jnjorchester community activities. Brinkley is serving her second term as treasurer of the Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Co. She Is also treasurer of. the local nurse midwife chapter, which includes a group of five nurse midwives in private practice based at Peninsula General Hospital In Salisbury. Brinkley decided to take a position with the state health department because, "I really wanted to get back to client care," after working in administration. ;. One of the popular misconceptions about the health department is that it provides medical care for economically disadvantaged peoole. She has several middle class people among her clients because they like the care she provides. "u s not just poor people wno come to tne neaitn CAMBRIDGE Jeanne L. Brinkley, C.N.M., who lives In South Dorchester County, was recently elected secretary of the American College of Nurse Midwives, a professional organization for the 3,000 Certified Nurse Midwives In the United States. - She is to be sworn-in during the organization's annual meeting later this month in Detroit. Brinkley has been a certified nurse midwife for 11 years and for the past two years has worked on the Eastern Shore for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She provides prenatal, family planning and gynecological services at the Dorchester, Caroline and Talbot county health departments and has clinics on an occasional basis in Worcester and Somerset counties. Traditionally midwives are thought of as specializing in the delivery of babies, but Brinkley leaves' that part of her profession to physicians. "Certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with advanced training who care for women and their Infants during the childbearing, years," she explained. "They Independently manage the care of healthy women and affiliate themselves with a physician for consultation and referral as needed' Brinkley encourages women to take charge of their own health by teaching them how to examine their bodies, eat well, exercise and to obtain appropriate health care. Every other month Brinkley travels to Smith Island, in the lower Chesapeake Bay, for a clinic which mainly serves women from ages 40 to 80. "Some of these women haven't had a physical in years," she said. Among this group are some who have no inclination to make a trip to the mainland, preferring life on the island. While there are few babies born in the Smith Island community, Brinkley said Smith Islanders have relied on mainland physicians for their prenatal care. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, she had held an appointment with the University of uciai uuciii, diicboiu. Directing her comments to women who think they might be pregnant, Brinkley said, "They should register for care as soon as possible. Lack of money should not hold them back." The health department does take income Into consideration in its fees, however. "If you have no money," she said, "we can find a way to pay." Good prenatal care is important to reduce the nationwide problem of low birth weights and preterm labor. Family planning is another service Brinkley offers. "People need to take responsibility for their own lives," she said. Maryland law requires the health department to provide treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and family planning services to anyone requesting it, regardless of age, without parental permission. For. Brinkley, family planning goes far " beyond dispensing birth control. Information is an important part of the service. She also provides counseling to help people find solutions to problems in relationships. "They can just come in and talk," she said. Jeanne Brinkley Is a certified nurse midwife grovldlng health care services on the Eastern bore through the health departments of Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Worcester and Somerset counties. Maryland Scool of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and was a program ad- Pressures force sale of du Pont estate Three treated after accident CENTRE VILLE - Three people were treated at the Memorial Hospital at Easton and released after a Sunday morning accident at the Route 213-Route 301 intersection. Eugene and Rosemary Graniewskl of Alexandria, Va. and Joseph Reno of Westchester, Pa. were treated at the hospital ater a two-car collision at the intersection, a Maryland State Police spokeswoman said. According to police, Reno was making a left turn onto Route 213 southbound from Route 301 when Eugene' Graniewskl apparently failed to stop for a red light and collided with Reno's Chevrolet Camaro. After the accident, Eugene Graniewskl was charged with failure to stop at a red light, the police spokesman said. Injured man released from center CENTREVILLe - A Baltimore man injured in an accident near Centreville on Saturday was released from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center one day later. Allen Solomon was flown to Shock Trauma complaining of back pain, a Maryland State Police spokeswoman said. According to a hospital spokeswoman, he was released from the hospital on Sunday. Solomon had' been driving a Honda Civic when his car was struck from the rear by another vehicle. The police spokeswoman said Solomon had stopped at the Route 213-Route 301 intersection at about 9:20 Saturday morning when a 1979 Ford van driven by Charles McCarter of Christiana, Pa. collided with the Honda's rear. No one was charged in the accident, according to police. BoarjrJjneeting scheduled The Talbot County Board of Education will hold special board meeting on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the board of education office. The public is invited. Man charged with assault FEDERALSBURG An 18-year-old Rhodesdale man was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly threatened a Federalsburg police officer. Darren Gillespie was charged with assault apparently after being told to leave Federal Manor, an apartment complex in Federalsburg. Police said Gillespie was carrying an open container of alcohol, a Federal Manor violation. Officer Gregory Sobus, who works part-time as a security guard at the complex, asked Gillespie and another man to leave the premises of the complex. The two men complied, but returned later that night. After Sobus asked the men to leave a second time, he was threatened by Gillespie, police said. Gillespie was arrested and later released.. Creek dredging cost may climb CENTREVILLE The proposed dredging of Price Creek could wind up costing Queen Anne Colony residents more than originally expected. r . During discusions with the approximately 23 people attending a public hearing Friday, Harold Cassell, wetlands administrator for the Maryland Board of Public Works, said dredging of the creek could force waterfront residents to bulkhead theirproperties. Currently Cassell said erosion along the creek's shore isn't a problem. However, the dredging of a deeper creek channel and the resulting boat traffic could cause shoreline erosion. I In addition to the estimated dredging cost to waterfront residents, Cassell said, "Somewhere down the road (there will be) additional expenses lor water con-,, trol." , .. . The. dredging project is estimated to cost waterfront , residents about $28 per month over the next 25 years. According to Kenneth Kaumeyer of the Department of Natural Resources Water Resources Administration, DNR will review the proposed project and make a recommendation for approval or. denial" to the Maryland Board of Public Works. That board will make the final decision, which Kaumeyer expects within 45 days. New lane could be open May 15 GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Traffic flow Into the Sussex County resort area is expected to be faster and smoother this Memorial Day-weekend, when an additional lane is scheduled to be opened on Delaware 1, the main highway for beach-bound traffic. But major roadwork farther south In Dewey Beach is expected to slow traffic to that resort and other points south. ' The usual traffic Jams will continue, even though they will be a little lighter in some places and heavier in others than last year, officials said this weekend. "Over Easter weekend, we had a traffic jam, even with four lanes open," said Susan D. Stone, president of the Rehoboth Beach Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Work is under way to widen from two to three lanes a 2.2-mile, southbound stretch of Delaware 1 from Delaware 24 to Rehoboth Avenue. The extra lane is part of a project that eventually will widen the entire highway to six lanes. The project was scheduled for completion June 8. However, officials have guaranteed a $5,000 bonus, for every day ahead of deadline that the work is finished on the $3.6 million project, said Allen J. Redden, south district engineer for the state Department of Transportation. He said contractors hope to finish the project by May 15. handles the trust, are required to emphasize the beneficiaries' interests in decisions about the estate. Neverthless, family members are trying to arrange for careful development, balancing different uses, and zonings, "rather than just throwing the land willy-nilly onto the block," he said,. Samuel L. Shipley,' the state nnmAfipotlA Ahairmait anI n pacL WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -Trust fund and inheritance-tax pressures may force the sale of an estate of Delaware' most prominent family and mean the breakup of a 2,000-acre tract described as the region's "last clear vista." William K. du Pont said the sale of 850 acres pf the vast S. Hallock du Pont estate, northeast of Newark may occur as early as this year. "We are not in a position -to create a fairyland," said du Pont, one of three sons now acting as executors. "We are in a position where we have to responsibly liquidate land. And we're struggling." State officials are considering buying about 150 acres of the land to create a bridge between three area parks and preserves. Another 1,150 acres is expected to remain in family control. "That could have a tremendous impact," said House Majority Leader Joseph R. Petrilli, R-Pike Creek Valley. "It was in trust for years, and everyone just assumed It .would be held that way, as open space, forever." Settlement of the estate of Virginia S. du Pont, widow of S. Hallock du Pont Sr., spurred planning for the sale and development, William du Pont said. Virginia du Pont died in January 1984, about a decade after her husband. About 850 acres of the couple's original 2,000 acres are now dedicated to a trust for future generations. "Those raw lands are not good trust assets, in the sense that they don't' produce income," said du Pont. He said that the executors and Wilmington Trust Co., which cciuubi aiik .iiau mail biiu a ar dent of the area, described the land "the last clear vista in the state." Major conservation organizations plan to brief legislators later this month on a proposal to secure some of the du Pont tract for a parkland "bridge" linking the three large public land-holdings in the area. Those areas are New Castle County's Middle Run Nature Area, the White Clay Creek Preserve and Walters. Carpenter Jr. State Park. More women, fewer blacks sa school working in systems By EUGENE W. GOLL Education News Service Something special from Kodak. were black. On the other hand, the number of black students is growing; last year 32.6 of the state's 663,624 students were black. Schools in Baltimore City had 41.1 percent of the state's black students as well as 47.4 percent of all black professionals. If the city's 4,854 black educators are removed from the statewide total, then 13.3 percent of the professionals in Maryland schools are black., Using the same process, 23.1 percent of students in the counties are black. Of the 285 professionals in Talbot County schools, 49 or 17 percent were black. Seventy percent of all educators were women. Of the nine top administrators, a third were black while no women held supervisory level positions. Schools." Of the 47,856 staff people in education statewide, 33,718 or 70.5 percent were women. In a similar 1984 survey, 30,317 or 67.7 percent of 44,793 educators were women. The current, 1987, report shows 99 positions at the superintendent or deputy level. Women were in 16 or 16.2 percent of them. Blacks held 18 or 18.2 percent and, like women, were also represented at the highest levels In ratios below the percentage of- all black professionals. Unlike women, the number of blacks in education has decreased in recent years. This year, 10,251 or 21.4 percent of the 474156 educators were black. Three years ago, 11,233 or 25.1 percent of the professionals BALTIMORE There are more women working in school systems in Maryland; however, women are still not holding down top-level positions superintendent, deputy or assistant. To a lesser degree, director and supervisor positions also remain the preserve of males, especially white males. At the same time, there are fewer black professionals In Maryland school systems. The Maryland State Board of Education surveyed the school systems last October and recently made public the results In "Professional Staff by Assignment, Race and Sex, Maryland Public Wont Chd?FLake, Peel RustOrGorrode Two men escape from jail WESTMINSTER (AP) Maryland State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department searched Monday for two men who escaped from the Carroll County Detention Center, officials said, Jail Warden Maj. 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