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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland OrangvBowl Nebraska vs. Miami 8 channels Green Bay over Detroit Miami gets by K.C. 27-17 Cl Today's playoff Cotton USC vs. Texas TWi channels Penn Stats vs. Owgon channels Sugar Bowt Florida VB. Florida State channels OCTO E1- Z-1 LAUFEL A- JAN. New gas to pump up prices in new year By DAVID PEDREIRA Staff Writer Alan Petrasek uses a lot of so he had trouble swallowing news of an impending nickel-per-gallon price hike at the pumps. Especially considering the average price of gas has already jumped 14 cents a gallon in Maryland this year. hard on people who have to buy a lot of said Mr. a Hillsmere con- struction executive who routinely drives to sites in Baltimore and D.C. what are you going to You've got to buy what's at the Starting New Year's what's at local pumps will be reformulated gasoline a costlier fuel that much of Maryland has to use to comply with federal clean air regulations. About 50 metropolitan areas and counties across the country have either been forced or Sgreed voluntarily under the Clean Air Act to use the new fuel. By New Year's roughly a third of the gas sold nationwide will be the cleaner burning blend. County motorists and service station owners are accepting reformulated gas with a mix of resignation and skepticism. Rumors of the cost of coupled with a pipeline rupture in Texas earlier this have hard on people who have to buy a lot of gasoline. But what are you going to You've got to buy what's at the Petrasek already bumped the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel from to in Maryland since last1 January And even oil industry experts aren't -Sure what other effects the cleaner blend billed as the biggest change to gasoline since the removal of leaded gas will have on cars and future fuel prices and demand will determine what kind of costs are passed said Drew executive director of the Maryland Petroleum Council. A survey of 11 area service stations shows that the average cost of a gallon of gas actually dropped 2 cents in the last froiji a season high to But station owners say the dip will probably be short-lived will probably be a 5-cent said Dave owner of Annapolis Amoco on West Street. going to have to raise the price on the The good side of reformulated gasoline is its benefit to the environment. Oil industry execu- tives project it will cut auto emissions by 15 percent. which is processed more than regular gas to take out traces of benzene and other should substantially reduce levels of smog in the Baltimore according to experts. a very big plus for the not only for carbon monoxide emissions but for ozone and other said Susan Page Academy denying hazards But supervisor charges workers' lives in danger By DAVID PEDREIRA Staff Writer The Naval Academy's denial of chronic safety problems in its utility system and lack of resolve to fix them are endangering the lives of a civilian maintenance supervisor has charged. Four serious utility accidents in the last month demonstrate a reluctance by the academy to own up to a dangerous state of disrepair at the 149-year-old said Fred head of mainte- nance at Bancroft the 1.4 million square-foot dormitory for midshipmen. aesthetics of this place is what's he said. it looks everything is Navy officials concede that there have been several accidents at the school in the last month. Federal regu- lators cited the academy for major safety violations in one which left two workers seriously burned. But they insist safety is as much a priority at the academy as it is in the fleet. don't feel there's a safety hazard otherwise personnel wouldn't be allowed to work down said Capt. Tom academy spokesman. is the lifeblood of any Naval officer. It is Mr. pointed to one case in which money was more para- mount 'In the Navy approved a project to replace crumbling pipes and heating units in the eighth wing of Bancroft which houses roughly mid- shipmen. Page The big switch Baltimore's three major television stations switch network affiliations tomorrow. What It means WMAR Channel 2 switches from NBC to ABC. WBAL Channel 11 switches from CBS to NBC. WJZ Channel 13 switches- from ABC to CBS. That means the changes will affect tomorrow's bowl games. Check The Capital's television listings for channels. Family over mansion as Frances prepares to be Maryland's FIRST LADY ByMARYP.FELTER Community News Editor When Maryland's first family-to-be sat down to decide where they would live after dad won the 15-year-old Raymond Glendening added an unusual he didn't want to live in Annapolis. Frances Ann Glendening and her decided to listen to their son and stay in their home in University Park during the week. They will reside in the Governor's Mansion on weekends and in the summer. A student and athlete at Dematha Catholic High School in Raymond wanted fcrttay -close to' _ and his mother thought it was a good idea. been accommodating to all of this Mrs. said in a recent interview in Annapolis. very important to him to be able to come home. He is taking four honors including and has four to five hours of homework at night. He's excited about his dad being elected but that was important to she said. The Glendenings won't be the first to favor their private home. Gov. William Donald Schaefer has preferred his Baltimore family home as well as a Pasadena townhouse during much qf his two terms. And it's not 100 percent certain that Mr. Glendening will be governor at all. A challenge to his election by Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey has yet to be decided. But if the Glendenings move Mrs. Glendening plans a go-slow approach to settling in at the mansion. Ann Qtondtntnfc wife of Oovemor-ttoet Pwife N. stands on House belongs to the the balcony of the Howe overlooking State Ctrcte. MM. CUemfenlng to toadbig her citizens of the state. The people who huband'stfanemoiiteamashepivparesforlMugwratkmonJaii.lB. Page The highs and lows of 1994 By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Upheaval Perhaps that word more than any other describes 1994 in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. What caused the The Republican sweep in the November elections Violent crimes that included the brutal murder of two prominent attorneys in a quiet community outside Annapo- lis. A cheating scandal at the Naval Academy that resulted in a revamping of the way midshipmen are instructed. These are only a few of the past year's pivotal events Others in- cluded the on- going fight for a proposed Wash- ington Redskins stadium in Laur- the county pension the opening of a new bridge over the Severn River and the battle against the some- times crazy weather. been a strange year the the said Robert WiJ- the county's administrative hearing officer. He presided over the Redskins sta- dium hearings and eventually vetoed their ap- plication TOP 10 STORIES OF 1994 Couple Is found shot to death at their weekend home. School teachers faced sex all are acquitted Academy 88 mids punished in wake of cheating on an exam. GOP county executive GOP dominates council. Wild winter followed by a hot mild fall. Pension Plan for 92 officials under- funded by million. Top lobbyist Bruce Bereano guilty of mail he appeals. Stadium County sacks Redskins' plans to build stadium near Laurel. 8 10 Bridge Naval Academy Bridge replaces the old Severn drawspan. New county Plans for jail near Glen Bumie OK'd despite protests. Murder .Although the number of violent crimes dropped in the first nine months of last jtear and homicides declined by 17 several brutal slayings dominated the headlines. The conviction of the highest-paid lobbyist in Annapolis for mail fraud also kept crime in the spotlight. But the murders of D attorneys Jose Enrique Trias and Julie Noel Gilbert were last year's most TOP Page A look at the Top 10 Maryland stories. A4 business outlook for 1995. Bl WEATHER 5232 HIOH LOW Partly cloudy to- day. D2. Quads Donal and Marf Beth Sullivan were forewarned that hers would be an atypical pregnancy. The four bundles that arrived were living proof. Dl. NATION CLINIC A student hairdresser was arrested after shots were fired at an abortion clinic yesterday and charged In a warrant with spraying gunflre'through two clinics a day earlier. A2. LIFESTYLE FOR THE If a little white house with a picket fence Is the American archetypal place to then surely there's a bird feeder out brimming with seeds to attract wild birds. El. INDEX Arundel Dl Books E3 Cap Cam ....F9 Classified ...Fl Comics Gl Classified Circulation A10-11 Hobbles E6 Movies E7 Nation A2-3 Obituaries 02 268-7000 268-4800