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Annapolis Capital Newspaper Archive: January 12, 1995 - Page 1

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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               -v r- Cook case testimony is Bl KISSES America's homes have gone touchy-feely Cl really makes a mothers and nannyssay. Hockey's back on MICROFILMS EOX 1558 MD 20707 TOMORROW MILD DETAILS PAGE All THURSDAY JANUARY ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 33C Let the show Curtain lifted on 1995 General Assembly session ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer leaders had promised a quiet but if the bills filed at yesterday's opening of the General Assembly were any lawmakers could have their hands full for the next 90 days Welfare lobbying an end to legislative scholarships these three controversial issues were among those addressed by legislation introduced on the first day of the 1995 session Anne Arundel County's House now controlled by elected Del Phillip D R its chairman and Del JohnR as vice chairman In a speech to the 141 newly sworn-in House Speaker Casper R D Allegany provided a clue to the reasons behind so many hot issues coming to the fore so early election that brought us all here has been described by some as a he said That is but I do believe that the voters spoke in a profound way last November about therole they wish government to play in their They spoke specifically in terms of electing new members to the Senate and the House of sending 82 fresh faces to Annapolis And they increased the percentage of Republican representation to 56 up from 36 percent last year The mood of the the strong showing of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R Sauerbrey at the polls and the conviction of lobbyist Bereano on federal mail fraud charges could be felt amid the enthusiasm of a new session starting Mr Bereano's fate which won't be determined until a federal judge sentences him in April is tied to bills introduced yesterday by the House Commerce and Government Matters Committee to reform lobbying at the State House The measures would require lawmakers and lobbyists to disclose all gifts passing between them and would extend to three years the statute of limitations for violations of the state s election law Page Photos by J Henson The Ciptui Del. Phillip showsjhls the proper way to me the microphone prior to the swearlnffln ceremony at the opening of the Oeneif I Assembly teuton yesterday at theStata House. Democratic Governor-elect Pants N. Glendentog chats with Hilda Mae Snoops as Gov. William Donald Schaefer listens to the proceedings on the opening day of the General Assembly yesterday. ASSEMBLY Full-page legislative guide to the 1995 GeneraJ Assembly. See Page AS Behind-the-scenes workers are equipped for onslaught State House nurse Carolyn McCoy opens for business yesterday In the basement clinic shortly before the General Assmebly opened Its yearly session upstairs. The Sevema Park resident has worked there for over 20 helping to treat everything from the upset stomachs of visitors to the of togfclators. By TODD SPANGLER and THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writers As wide-eyed new lawmakers and well- heeled lobbyists crushed onto the first floor of the State House yesterday to soak up the pomp of the General Assembly's basement dwellers in their hidden offices preparedifor the onslaught The 90-day session always startspn January's second Wednesday like ftis glad handing In hallways and the first ceremonial speeches And the workers begin dispensing everything from amendments to simple directions and first aid What follows is a glimpse of lifefupstairs and downstairs at the state's main legislative building. It was Henry Kissinger who said bower is the great RzepkOwskL These he assured were just friends. The legislature's youngest delegate offered champagne to a couple offemale other friends ahd relatives in his new tiny 215B in the Lowe House Office Building It's not much of an but ft has a good view of the State House Mr. a 23-year-old Republican from Pasadena the beginning of his first term by breaking open two bottles of bubbly and almost unable to stop for people who crowded into the room. to a great tenure in public he toasting himself The young women who showed up to watch his installation as District 32 delegate stayed fora while One had been his sophomore prom he one wanted to know when he would be free for lunch He told her he thought things would be slow in the session at first In the his Del Mary Ann D-Glen is helping him crossing party lines with the GOP freshman even as the House speaker took the first quorum call of 1095 Ann Love had to push me and remind me to he yesterday was also opening day for Joyce Little at the tiny basement canteen In between selling bags of she was busy checking supplies and arranging creamers on the counter The smell of hot dogs permeated the air The Annapolis resident has worked for the company that runs concessions at many of the state and county buildings for Page Scheibe may be probed Judge questions ethics of county attorney's land deal By BART JANSEN Staff Writer The colinty Ethics Commission could investigate a contcq versial 25 year-old land deal involving County Attorney Phillip F Scheibe to determine whether he should step down Mr a former two term County Council member who also was county solicitor in the late was involved in a 1968 land deal that earlier sparked a criminal investiga- tion and a civil lawsuit No charges were ever filed Jim executive director of the five-member Ethics said the group could recommend that County Executive John G Gary Jr. dismiss any employee for serious violations of the ethics code The county's code was amended Dec 12 to prohibit any employee from using his position for gain or the gain of another Mr who appointed Mr Scbeibe to his said the deal was no reason to rernove him from office don't think I in going to throw away this man's experience as a county as a county attorney and as a private attorney for one instance of bad judgment 25 years Jvlr Gary said But E Mackall a former Circuit Court judge who presided over a civil trial about the land deal in compared Mr Scheibe's appointment to the fox guarding the henhouse always been foreign to my way of thinking that we should profit personally by being in public Mr Childs said Page Sauerbrey's lawyers lose to judge again By BRIAN WHEELER s ODflSPANGLER Staff Writers As Ellen R Sauerbrey's challenge to the Nov 8 gubernator- ial election drew to a close a county judge stung her again by refusing to hear a witness who would have questioned the validity of thousands of votes Circuit Court Judge Raymond G Thieme Jr denied an appearance by Postal Service official Robert Krause of Crafton because his name did not appear on the original witness list filed by Mrs Sauerbrey's attorneys Mr Krause was expected to testify about the Postal Service's Matronal Change of Address list The Republican's attorneys have alleged that some votes in Montgomery and Prince George's counties could have been disqualified because voters were registered at addresses where they no longer lived Mrs who lost to Democrat Pams N Glenden ing by is challenging as many as 12 000 votes that she says were miscast John M her lead asked that Mr Krause be substituted the interest of justice' for another witness who was unavailable Page INSIDE 4 M pages Calendar. Classified Comics Crouword Death Notices Editorials Entertainment Family Living For the Record Lottery B5 Movies C6 Obituaries C3 Police Beat CIO Sevema Park C12 South County A10 Sports C4 Television Cl-2 Tides B2-3 Tree Talk A4 Vignettes C5 All All B6 B45 01-6 C5 All AS A6 Portions of The Capital are -printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also Is recyclable   

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