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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Governors back move to balance A9 HOWELL MICROFILMS PD BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 ELBOW ROOM Large Lothian family needs extra space Dl Dining room can handle a family of 8 kids Broadneck edges 59-56 SEE PAGE Cl BREEZY PAGE A7 SATURDAY JANUARY ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 33C victim's parents By BRIAN WHEELER 'Staff-Writer For 'almost a Paul and Lillian Seipp thought they knew who killed their son. A Glen Bumie truck appar- ently riddled with guilt stepped for- ward just before Christmas in 1993 and confessed that he drove the tractor- trailer that ran down Paul Seipp Jr. Months 'the driver was charged in connection with the 33-year-old dance instructor's death. But now more than 21 months after Mr. Seipp was found dead.along the side of Baltimore Annapolis Boule- vard prosecutors have dropped charges against Steven J. Paytbn and are asking police to reopen their No one etse' has been charged in connection with the and .the Seipps wonder whether anyone ever will feel like we're starting all over Mrs. Seipp .said last .sitting in the kitchen of her son's Pasadena home. hurts. It really Although he initially said he was responsible for the Paytpn pleaded not guilty last month in Dis- trict Court in maintaining that he was high on cocaine when he made his Prosecutors dropped the case against but not only because the confession may have been tarnished. They said none of their evidence backed up the story Pay ton told police.' If they had fried the they would have lost. problem we had a case where all of our evidence pointed to not Assistant State's Attorney Anne C. Leitess said. Payton may have been involved in but not in the way he has Like the latest many of the details surrounding the death of. Mr. Seipp have been plagued by ques- tions. After he was found around 5 on March lawn of a Glehwood-area police quickly determined that he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. He died from head injuries. But other puzzling aspects of the case also emerged. His body was found with socks but no shoes. He had been involved in a car accident around the previous charged with less driving and resisting and released from police custody around Neither relatives nor police could discern a reason why someone would Page A8J PAUL SEIPP .death still a mystery. WORLD WAR n MEMORIAL SITE state Senate President Thomas V. Qov. William Donald Schaefer and Treasurer Lucille listen as governor-elect Parris Glendentng during yesterday's dedication of site on which Maryland's World War II memorial will be erected. The memorial In the Route 450 median Just north of the Naval Academy Bridge wttl overtook historic Annapolis and the Naval Academy. At Mr. Qlendenlng chats with Lt. Gen. Jamas F. adjutant general of during the ceremony while Rep. Wayne looks on. ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter With a trial set to begin Monday challenging the results of the gover- nor's lawyers representing Re- publican Ellen R. Sauerbrey asked to resign from the case yesterday. The Election Inquiry Mrs. Sauerbrey's team of said it will retain local attorney... John R. Greiber and University of Baltimore law school professor Byron L. Warn ken to replace them. County Circuit Court. Judge fnorid G. Thieme Jr. has set a hearing for 9 this and was expected to approve the withdrawal of Lee T. Ellis and Richard Leon. In a brief prepared Mrs.. Sauerbrey's investigatorsv who allege that voter fraud and irregularities cost Mrs. Sauerbrey the election said it was. in their to sever relations wjth the lawyers. has become increasingly clear since we engaged the firm of Baker and 'Hosteller that their approach to the Mrs. Sauerbrey's team will retain local attorney John R. Greiber and University of Baltimore law school professor Byron L Warnken to replace the departed lawyers. rtion of our election challenge was at great variance with Ellen the statement said.- Neither attorney could .be reached for comment. Mr. from the firm' of Coun- BaradeU kosmef 1 and Mr. Warnken will join New Jersey lawyer John 'Carbons in trying the case. He has- been working with the Election Inquiry Fund for months. A delay of the trial at this point would be damaging to all with Page new emissions ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter Computer.glitches at 19 vehicle emjs- .sions inspection stations yesterday forced Motor Vehicle Administrator W. Marshall Rickert to destroy test notices and delay the start of a contro- versial new Although the. new stations officially opened inspection notices for the more expensive tests weren't expected mailed until yesterday. That delay was supposed to giye MVA employees and workers for MAR- TA the company hired to run the a chance to work the bugs out of the system. But yesterday Mr. Rickert acknowl- edged that the bugs aren't being eradi- cated as quickly as he had hoped. is being delayed until I can assure that a quick and accurate test can be the administrator said. He wouldn't speculate about how long it would be until the first notices go but said equipment tests have shown that problems will occur when the facilities are overtaxed. This week hardly anyone has.used the 19 hew facilities in 13 counties and Baltimore city many of-which never opened because they were being used only to retest vehicles that failed the old tailpipe inspections in recent months. The which could last for will help local legislators who have decided to fight the program. Sen. Philip C. D-Brooklyn has long been an opponent of .emissions inspection and says the delay gives him 'a chance to stop the new all plays to our he said. actually.gives us more Page INSIDE Count of birds gives experts cause for worry ARUNDEL A change In the City Charter will be proposed that would give Annapolis the power to create a quasi-private body to build downtown parking redevelopment pro- jects or even a conference center. Bl Just three days shy 'of his 89th Norman Vaughan reached the summit of the mountain In Antarctica that bears his name. .A3. 4 32 pages Arundel Report..... Bl Lottery.................. A4 Calendar................ AS Movies................... B4 D4 Obituaries............. A7 Comics............-....... B6 Police Beat........... A7 Crossword.............'012 B4 Death Notices.......D13 Editorials............... A6 Stocks...................B2-4 Homes...................Dl-3 Television.............. B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also Is recyclable. Claftalfled.......................268-7000 Circulation...... .............268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other By FRANCESJAQUES Staff Writer The good news is that 11 eagles were seep New Year's Day by birders in the annual Audubon Christmas bird count. The bad news is that grassland birds are No meadowlarks or quail were found. has been bleak the past 10 said Dotty an officer of the Anne Arundel Bird Club. terrifying how fast the numbers are This year's count came up with 104 about the same as in the past few years. But the- overall numbers has been bleak the past 10 years. It's terrifying how fast the numbers are Dotty Anne Arundel Bird Club were according to Hal Anne Arundel-count coordinator. long as we break 100 the species we're he said. there is a growing concern for grass- land These are the birds that feed on open fields and brush. Their disappearance is based on loss W habitat. time a wood lot has been cut down there is that much less Ms. Mumford said. Fifty-five birders participated in the Annapolis which covers a 15-mile radius from the Severn Rivdr Bridge. It's one of 20 in the state and _...._..-_ in North and South America held on a pre selected day during the Christ- mas holidays. Numbers in the waterfowl count were exceedingly low. For there were just 5.000 canvasback ducks this instead of the 10.000 to 15.000 normally found. believe that the far northern birds haven't come south yot because the fall and wintpr have been Mr. Wierenga said the waters freeze up they will begin coming down Birders find a small amount of op'ti- BIRDS. Page