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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Session sure to bring money to area AS MIDS EXPLODE Freshman Heary scores 26 in 101-83 rout of VMI B2 Navy ran away with game In second half. New club for owner of OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW- WARMER DETAILS PAGEA13 JANUARY ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C NEWSSTAND 33c Sauerbrey alleges sloppy election Voters left on rolls mostly in Baltimore By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Although thousands of ineligible vot- ers were identified in Baltimore less than 50 were found in Prince George's and Montgomery a worker for Ellen R. Sauerbrey testified is morning. the second-day of Mrs Sauerbrey's battle to become Maryland's governor resumed in an Annapolis courtroom with Douglas a data processor for Mrs Sauerbrey's Election Inquiry taking the stand With the inauguration of Mr Glend- ening set for Jan county Circuit Court Judge Raymond G Thieme Jr. said he will end the trial Friday No matter how he an appeal is likely Mr. Dallio's testimony followed the admission yesterday by a Baltimore City election official that tens of thou- sands of people may have been wrongly left on the voter rolls there. Mrs. Sauerbrey's challenge relies heavily on allegations of shoddy ballot procedures in Baltimore But lawyers for Governor-elect Par- ns N. Glendening and the state ques- tioned the validity Mrs. Sauerbrey's challenging the database from which they were drawn will be replete with errors if Deputy Attorney General Ralph S Tyler said Barbara administrator of Page Glendening if election held today By Bob Gilbert The Capital Surrounded by Ellen R. the Republican candidate for governor In the Nov. 8 arrives yesterday at the county courthouse In Annapolis to begin her challenge to the balloting. She lost by votes out of 1.4 million cast to Democratic Governor-elect Parris N. Glendening. ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA If the election were held Governor elect Parris N Glendening would win by a wide mar- gin over Republican Ellen R Sauer- according to a new poll Mr Glendening would receive 58 percent of the vote to Mrs Sauerbrey's 38 percent with 4 percent according to the poll released yester day Mr Glendening officially won the Nov 8 election by just 5.993 but would win by more than votes if the election were to be conducted again according to the which has a margin of error of 35 percentage points Half the 809 randomly selected regis- tered voters polled by Mason Dixon Political Media Research said they voted for Mrs Sauerbrey in the elec- tion The erosion in the Republican's sup- port may be the result of the attention given the lawsuit she has filed to overturn the claiming voter fraud and other analysts said The bulk of this change is the result of a perception that she's a sore said Jairies Gimpel. assistant professor of government and politics at the Uni versity of Maryland College is really losing m the court of public The poll conducted for The Page ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN FOREST DRIVE By Bob Gilbert The Capital Baltimore GM and Electric Co. employees Bob left and Roland Adams saw apart sections of a utility pole knocked down by a car early this morning at Forest Drive and Spa Road m Annapolis. The accident caused a major traffic Jam as police closed Forest Drive hi both directions. Utility pole blocks commuters By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer A car knocked down a utility pole at Forest Drive and Spa Road in Annapolis early this trigger- ing widespread traffic congestion for rush-hour commuters throughout the city. A motorist driving a Ford Escort Westbound on Forest Dnve ran off the road and slammed mto a utility pole at around a city police said. Commuters were tied up for hours after a segment of Forest Drive one of the city's mam traffic arteries was closed in both directions for several hours vehicles trying to go any- where in the Forest Drive corridor were tied up There's no real bypass without affecting the rest of the said police Sgr. Philip who was supervising traffic control at the scene. The impact of the 'collision splin- tered the pole in three a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co official said When the pole it dragged down power and utility lines that run to the pole from across Forest Dnve. Officers had to immediately block off the intersection of Spa Road and Forest Sgt said. As many as 18 officers worked traffic control this morning at several traffic away from the closed segment of Forest he said an extremely important inter- section for this city. We've got five ANNAPOUS 'Unfunded mandates' put strain on city By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Sitting at his desk in city Engineering Chief 'Joe Baker is faced with a dilemma To meet the Americans with Disabil ity his crews would have to tear up every intersection in the 300 year old city and build ramps for wheelchairs The city simply can't do it cannot afford to go out whole- sale and put in handicapped ramps at every he said juris diction will be able to comply with that provision of Laws such as the Disabilities Act are called two words little known outside of the halls of power but reaching more ears every day Although such mandates are often it is impractical to expect local governments to pay for them some officials say are nice ideas but if you're the entity dreaming up these you should pay for said Stephen associate director of the Maryland Municipal League Federal and state mandates cover everything from police training to water to the number of stu dents allowed per teacher in to vehicle emissions testing And they also require the city to test its water for lead and copper and for a chemical used only in Hawaii even though the system has already tested negative for such po lutants one of those things the constitu ents don't really know a lot about They know-we're spending a bunch of money and they're not getting a lot for said Del Phillip R Mayo Most of the time mandates come without money How many are there9 Over 1 000 mandates on local governments have been identified by the and the WHAT THEY COST Some of the costs to Annapolis taxpayers from unfunded mandates In most recent Sediment Stormwater management- Safe drinking water Police Critical Areas Covered trucks- the Maryland Municipal Department of Fiscal Services. Municipal League said 125 have significant fiscal on cities. The league reports that unfunded mandates in Annapolis cost the city million in the most recent figures available That equates to per person But there may be light at the end of the tunnel for beleaguered bureaucrats and their budgets as taxpayers demand less government and cheaper taxes going to be a more conser vative edge to the said Senator elect D Annapolis are going to be asking the question That seemed like a good idea but can we still afford he said Another nice idea is the testing of stormwater that has produced lots of paper in Annapolis but no evidence of pollution have mountains of data but it doesn't mean Mr Baker said Page Congress moves forward on bill restricting federal pro- grams. A2 INSIDE Mike perhaps the greatest third baserhan In baseball was the overwhelming and only choice yesterday for election to the Hall of Fame. B2 2 2S pagM Clinton taps 2 at academy for promotion Arundel Heport Business Calendar Classified Club Notts. Crofton Crossword Death Notices Bl Editorials A5-7 A10 Movies B8 Obituaries A10 Police Beat... B7 Sevema Parti AS Sports B12 Television B12 Tides A12 A4 All A13 A13 A9 B2-6 All A13 Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kenf 327-1583 By DAVID PEDREIRA Staff Writer President Clinton has recommended that two Marine Corps colonels sta tioned at the Naval Academy be pro moted to brigadier general academy officials said this morning Marine Col Charles F Bolden Jr the academy's deputy commandant and Marine Col Mike the char acter development were two of 14 officers tapped by the president this week for promotion to general They still must be confirmed by the U S Senate before being promoted Both men are members of the acad emy Class of 1968 They returned to Annapolis last year as members of a new leadership team designed to re store the institution's integrity follow ing a grueling 18-month cheating scan dal If confirmed both men would be leaving the academy sometime this year to take command assignments elsewhere in the Marine Corps Col who has lived in Annapo lis for the last eight years said he was honored by the promotion but had some regrets about leaving the area consider ourselves Annapoli Col. Hagee said of his wife and two children was a little sad reading I had to leave the acad emy The 50 year old colonel was tapped for the new post of rharactpr develop ment officer last year in the wake of the 1992 theft of an electrical engineer ing exam He became the point man for the school's new four year character devel opment program Page 'i