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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               S. River dunks Southern Cl LA. Rams move to St. Louis QUAKE TOLL Japan still at least Preaching gospel of low-fat foods SEE CHEF'S Bl OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 CLOUDS DETAILS PAGE All WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18. MD HOME 25C 33C THE INAUGURATION MARYLAND'S C9TH GOVERNOR Gov. Glendening takes over Democrat 'Today we see change as opportunity' AP photo Democrat Pants N. Glendening was Inaugurated today at 89th governor. Lt Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend looka on in a recent photo taken In ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Parris N. Glendening was inaugu- rated today as Maryland's 59th gover- nor bringing to an end the eight-year reign of William Donald Schaefer and beginning an administration that will1 lead the state toward the 21st century. Mr Glendening a Prince George's County Democrat who weathered a volatile political season and beat back a post-election court challenge from his Republican opponent took the oath of office shortly after noon in a Senate chamber jammed with lawmakers and supporters. He then stepped outside to the west steps of the State House and delivered his inaugural outlining hopes for himself and the state during his four-year term. In his the new governor broadly outlined his election hoping to earn the faith of Marylanders through a program intended to improve protect the environment and create new jobs. we see change as opportun- he said. changes we will make happen will not be measured nor in the next four nor even in the next eight years. The impact of our changes will be measured over Leaving details of his administra- tion's plans for his State of the State speech and his budget proposal to be delivered the governor recom- mitted himself to helping the business community protect jobs. can balance economic growth and the protection of the environment if we recognize they are not and cannot changes we will make happen will not be measured nor in the next four nor even in the next eight years. The impact of our changes will be government service can be driven by compassion for The morning's inaugural events pro- ceeded smoothly as heavy traffic was directed to parking lots around the state and Mass Transit Ad- ministration buses shuttled spectators from the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to the State House. The 229th Army Band performed marching tunes outside the State House during the morning. the Mary- land State Boys Choir sang to law- makers making their way to their 10 a.m. session. The morning's musical performances were followed by a slow procession from the Governor's Mansion to the decades. Parris N. governor be mutually he said. Mr. Glendening also paid tribute to his family. An empty chair stood beside a rose laid upon it symbolizing his deceased parents and particu- larly the late state Sen. George his father-in-law. And he paid tribute to his predeces- sor. look to those who came before Mr. Glendening said. partic- ularly we look to Gov.- who embodied not only for Maryland but also for the nation the notion that on the second floor of the State Schaefer administration workers were removing the last few boxes from bare offices. Mr. Schaefer and his longtime com- Hilda Mae held a 9 a.m. breakfast for Mr. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Although they attended the swearing Mr. Schaefer and Mrs. Snoops were not present at the inaugural address. Press Secretary Joseph in his last day on the said the two would enjoy a quiet lunch the and then leave Annapolis. Although Mr Schaefer and Mrs. Snoops are believed to be moving into adjoining townhouses in his spokesman said he wasn't sure they Page Students continue to score better on state tests By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Most of the county's elementary and middle schools again failed to meet the standards of a statewide testing pro- but school officials say they're making progress toward passing the tests. County students last year continued to score better than the previous year and better than the state averages in every area except eighth-grade reading and according to the Mary- land School Performance Assessment Program report released yesterday. Nineteen of 76 elementary schools met at least one standard in the last school compared to 11 in the 1992-93 school the first year of the program. Severna Park was the only middle school to achieve a satisfactory grade for 1993-94. No middle schools met any standards the year before. Despite the school officials concede that many schools are falling short still have our said Chart which schools met tatltfsctory lewis. A12 Dennis executive director of curriculum. we have a lot of work cut out for but the message is still positive because I think we can get The testing program often is referred to as a report card on public schools. It measures whether students are able to use the information they learn in social read- ing and writing based on a series of rigorous tests given to fifth- and eighth-graders. At least 70 percent of the test-takers in each school are expected to score at a in each subject by 1996. Schools lagging far behind others could be taken over by the state. Even though most county schools failed to meet the officials say they're making improvements in the classroom and it's not likely that any Anne Arundel school will be seized by the state. on the right road and we're pointed in the right said Superintendent Carol S. Parham. have more schools meeting the and we have increased the number of schools thjfe are close to meeting the so in the next assessment program our numbers will continue to she said. Mayo Elementary in Edgewater and Davidsonville Elementary posted the best scores in the county for third scoring at least one satisfactory grade in four of six subjects. They were Page Lawyers9 earnings go through the roof By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Though the number of Maryland law firms hasn't grown much since their earnings have skyrock- a new U.S. Census Bureau study found. In the most recent year for which figures are Mary- land lawyers took in billion a 45.6 percent jump from according to the study. In .lawyers in' the state made million. At the same the number of law firms in the state climbed from to a 17 percent increase. The growth in Maryland's legal profession may seem but census figures show that it hardly compares to other states such as which led the way in tawyier California lawye'3 were paid billion for tbir services in far more than the total spent on legal fees in any other the Census Bureau survey found. That's more than the combined spending that year on auto tanning one-hour photo videotape dettttim and armored car bug hair- day shoe repairs and septic tank cleaning. it is as is widely that lawyers are killing the econo- then California is setting the standard for patient-assisted sui- said Kenneth S. a former San Diego attorney who teaches at the New England School of Law. LAWYERSJ Page INSIDE AMJNDtL A Severn teen- ager who allegedly threw her newborn baby girl from a second-story window Saturday thought the fall would kill according to court records. Dl 4 44 Anindel Report..... 01 Editorials..............A10 Ask a Vet..............BIO Kent Island.......... A6 Calendar................ B5 Lottery........ A4 Capital Camera.... B6 Movies............... B6 Choice Bl-3 Obituaries..-......All Dl Police Beat.... All B4 Crossword........... B9 Television....... B7 Death Notices...... B9 Tides................... All Dors Wortd......... BIO West County.....-. A8 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also Is recyclable. Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kant 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 Plan transforms Navy towers into fish reefs By DAVID PEDREIRA Staff Writer A local wildlife official has suggested that radio towers near Naval Station Annapolis be dismantled and turned into artificial fish reefs He has gotten at least one public official to bite. Sen. Paul S. wrote to Navy Secretary John Dalton asking that officials consider the unusual reef- building project. The Navy Radio Transmission Facility was closed in 1993 by a federal but the huge towers still stand on Greenbury Point So the Navy hasn't received the letter from Mr and even local environmentalists said they weren't aware of the idea. the first I've heard of said Steve corresponding secretary for the Severn River Association. The which would entail disman- tling several steel towers overlooking the Severn River and transporting Ctpttl graphic them to areas of the Chesapeake was conceived last month by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee. was out there because the Navy Is Page Man sold in say feds By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer BALTIMORE Federal pros- ecutors said yesterday that An- thony A. Phillips of Pasadena sold 66 pounds of cocaine and 500 pounds of marijuana during a 10-year drug trafficking career centered in Anne Arundel County. Mr. of 2706 Back Creek was arrested last week by FBI agents and county police. The drugs he sold had an estimated wholesale value of over million. think that Mr. Phillips has been operating in Pasadena for a long time and has quite a Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Manuel- ian said yesterday. Mr. Phillips Is charged with one count of conspiracy to dis- tribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and mari- juana. He appeared yesterday at a detention hearing in U.S. Dis- trict Court. totally Mr. Phillips said last week before a. hearing that was cut short by a dispute over who would repre- Fife   

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