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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - October 30, 1993, Frederick, Maryland Weather becoming Highs around 50. Complete forecast and national map on Page 1993, The Great Southern Printing and Manufacturing Company Good It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive Goethe Vol. 83-No. 274 Maryland 21705 October 6 Sections Press Run Today Post News expands operation an Adamstown manufacturer of electronics officially opened its new filter manufacturing operation on Grove Road in Frederick with a ceremony on employment is expected to exceed 350 when full production is The company now employs more than 250 local president Joe Alberici said the decision to expand into filter manufacturing was a logical because already factures high-quality ceramic materials and the new operation current Partial funding for the expansion was provided with a Com- munity Development Block arranged by the Maryland ment of Economic and Employment Development and the Frederick County will invest million more over the next five years as filter production climbs to pieces per Sixty-one of the new positions funded by the grant will be made available to and income who need training and is an example of DEED and the county commissioners teaming up to retain a successful turing operation in DEED Secretary Mark L. Wasserman block grant will enable to not only maintain its operation in erick but also expand its work Ceramic filters are circuit com- used to control frequencies and are essential in many electronic Cellular for use from two to four ceramic filters in each They are also found in other types of less global airborne collision avoidance paging systems and cable on Page Witching horn Lisa Mercer of Frederick adjusts the hat of the homemade Halloween costume for her 3-year-old daughter Friday evening at the Halloween Festival at Waverly Elementary School in Kids grouped by not calendar Pagan owned witnesses say By GEORGE DORSEY Staff William Robert Fagan owned a large-caliber handgun and made a threatening statement about his estranged prosecution witnesses testified Friday during Mr. Fagan's murder Mr. Fagan's Paul Otto of Mount testified that Mr. Fagan once bullet will take care of I never saw him angry at Mr. told and after her Fagan was like a walking He looked like he was going to shower Mr. 37, is accused in the shooting death of his Deborah Patricia who police said was shot twice in the head Jan. 6, 1992, while her car was parked on Ashcroft an undeveloped subdivision in Mr. Fagan maintains his and police have not been able to locate the murder weapon or any Mr. attributed the bullet statement to stresses Mr. Fagan was and to Mr. Fagan's disgust with his The couple had separated about three months before Christmas and Mrs. Fagan had custody of their two Mrs. Fagan's family had reportedly told the girls Santa wasn't going to visit them at Mr. Fagan's testimony Three witnesses told jurors that prior to Mrs. Fagan's Mr. Fagan owned several including a Magnum manufactured by Smith Earlier this ballistics expert Joseph Kopera told on Pa sic By GLENN McMAHAN Staff SABILLASVILLE county's smallest school is making waves in Maryland by organizing primary grade students according to reading and math ability instead of The idea is not said Sabillasville Elementary Principal Wanda Severance a century students of all ages went to schools where they studied At Sabillasville there are in effect three schools where 73 students ages 5 to 7 study math and language arts Three teachers Nicki Susan Valenti and Karen Adams developed the three teachers decided we couldn't keep doing the same things because we were not getting Mrs. Severance just felt we were moving kids along when some kids needed special Shari Ostrow curriculum specialist for early childhood said traditional classes organize students based on time birthdays and the school on Pare New fuel hits pump Gas prices to rise again By TERESA FRANKLIN Staff Motorists soon will be traveling down a familiar road digging deeper into their wallets to pay for A month after a gas tax prices at the pump are expected to increase at many area service stations because of a Clean Air Act requirement that only gas with an increased oxygen content is to be sold in the which includes Frederick The in its second is in effect from Nov. 1 through according to Michael a Maryland Department of the Environment In he the requirement is not in effect farther west of Frederick The requirement does not apply to Prices at local service stations have already begun to as shipments of the required gasoline have begun to station managers and owners The increased cost of the required gasoline will be passed along to the consumers at East Street 1297 East owner Frank Reluzco he the price increases will be added to each grade of his gasoline in two He said he will pass on a total of 3 cents per including a 2-cent increase effective on On Friday the prices for self-serve unleaded gasoline were per gallon for the lowest per gallon for medium and per gallon for premium according to one of his The prices will be increased one more cent per gallon on PE defends its request for rate hike By DAN BURNS Staff BALTIMORE Potomac Edison on Friday went before the Public Service Commission to defend its request for a rate hike that would push the average electric up per The company is seeking an increase in the fuel rate portion of customer's electric The rate now is 1.23 cents per kilowatt hour and PE wants that raised to 1.313 cents per The fuel the smaller portion of the covers the company's cost of coal to fire its The average for a customer using kwh per will be 83 PE spokeswoman Cyndi Shoop That increase has already been added to the bills of the PE customers in Western Ms. Shoop If the commission denies the the company will refund customers the amount they have PE is also seeking a temporary surcharge to recover million in fuel charges that have been through Sept. 7, the date the petition was filed with the Ms. Shoop The average cost to customers for the surcharge will be If approved by the the surcharge will go into effect in January and last 15 Staff photo by Sam Yu Firefighters work to put out a fire at 30 S. Court St. Friday Court St. fire ruled suspicious From Staff Reports A dog trained to detect flammables was called to assist in the tion of a house fire in Frederick Friday The blaze that damaged two second-floor rooms at 30 S. Court St. has been ruled suspicious by fire Officer Robert Kane was leaving police headquarters about p.m. when he spotted the was just pouring out of the he kicked in the front door and went inside to see if anyone was Officer Kane said the smoke was getting thicker as he started up the was he said of Driven back Officer Kane said he also checked the but didn't find United Chief Warren Stevens said no one was home when the fire Deputy Fire Marshal Jim Woods who is handling the investigation called for an arson dog to Index Real of The Post are printed each day on 100% recycled The newspaper also Is Court ruling opens way for policy State Farm Bureau leader speaks By SUSAN G. SUMMERS Agriculture Editor WALKERSVILLE With less than two percent of the population producing the U.S. food it is necessary that farmers be politically That was the message from Maryland Farm Bureau President Knill during Friday night's Frederick County Farm Bureau is more important now than ever to be involved in your trade on Pane Don't forget to set your clocks back From Staff Reports People will be turning clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday or before they go to bed on Saturday as light Savings Time In addition to changing the a national home fire safety campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs urges everyone to change smoke detector batteries at the same smoke detectors cut the risk of dying in home fires by nearly 50 percent by providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to State Fire Marshal Rocco J. Gabriele Although smoke detectors are in most Maryland it is mated that nearly one-third do not work because of worn out or missing Mr. Gabriele dents must check the smoke detector itself by pushing the test he In 1967, Congress adopted the Uni- form Time Act which instituted light saving WASHINGTON The Supreme Court opened the way Friday for the Pentagon to ment its don't policy allowing expulsion of declared homosexuals but preventing of recruits about The justices granted the Clinton administration's emergency request to temporarily limit enforcement of a federal order banning military discrimination against homosexuals For the order will apply only to the sailor who the Pentagon's policy and the government's appeal of the order will go very pleased that the Supreme Court has stayed the ruling and limited its affect to a single Defense Secretary Les Aspin said in a statement released at the hope tc have in place soon the new U.S. policy on homosexuality in the military which focuses on conduct rather than Government lawyers argued that U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. of Los Angeles lacked the authority to issue a nationwide In response to Judge order on Sept 30, the Pentagon instructed units to stop barring But Friday's action means the on Montgomery superintendent's son charged in two gang rapes By SONIA BOIN Montgomery County Bureau ROCKVILLE The 16-year-old son of the Montgomery County School Superintendent Paul L. Vance has been charged with rape in two incidents police characterized as gang One of five Germantown agers charged in the Paul Vance Jr. was released on Each of the has been charged as an police According to court one of two alleged 14-year-old victims said the Vance youth and two of the others belong to a gang called which seeks to have sex with as many girls as The gang allegedly engages in a practice called ning where all the boys have sex with the same The victim's statement was cited during a bail hearing before gomery County District Court Judge Edwin The judge imposed a 7 a.m. curfew as a condition to the Vance youth's The boy's Dr. Vance and on Pago
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