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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Two arrested In New Jersey DCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL 20707 PERFECT PLAN Quest for design ideas ends in success Dl Susan and 'Cap'Mona built this Annapolis edges 78-74 SEC Cl PAGE A7 SATURDAY JANUARY 21. MD HOME 25C 33C Glendening plans modest spending hike ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter With a promise to raise no taxes during his Gov. Parris N Glend- ening yesterday offered lawmakers a budget that includes only modest in- creases over last year and prepares for a rocky economic future. Mr. Glendenmg's address to the Gen eral Assembly is also sure to generate the first battles his administration wul be forced to fight He proposed remov- ing obstacles to Medicaid-funded abor- tions and suggested eliminating a state welfare program to save million. Compared to his broad policy outline delivered two days earlier at his maug the governor's speech on his 5 billion budget was filled with specific including plans to place in reserve million in anticipation of a shortfall the following year Mr. Glendening's address to the General Assembly is also sure to generate the first battles his administration will be forced to fight. He proposed removing obstacles to Medicaid-funded abortions and suggested eliminating a state welfare program to save million. He said he's willing to work with legislative leaders on the details of his but refused to move from his stand on a relatively austere spending plan. bottom line will not he said. The introduction of the budget plan coincided with the presentation of the million construction budget which includes more than million for the building of a new District Court on the site of the Elks lodge on Rowe Boule- vard. Other local The Capital projects included in the plan 8 million for property acquisi- tion and design of a central kitchen and maintenance facility for the state De- partment of Correctional Services in Jessup million for expansion of the Medford Memorial Armory on Hudson Street in Annapolis million for site work on the proposed Ordnance Road detention cen- for the county Mr. Glendening proposed many pro jects and grants for the three jurisdic tions that backed him in the guberna- torial Baltimore city and Mon- tgomery and Prince George's counties. With most of the state's population in those three he was able to win the governor's race by a narrow mar- gin. purely he said. The projects include million in crime prevention grants and million for a central booking facility in Balti- more He also planned to give his home Prince million to Page Budget funds for Anne Arundel projects Here are the top 1 0 local The Capital improvement protect liujded in the proposed state t Protect _ Annapolis District Court Jessup Corr. Complex and Medford Memorial Armory County Detention Center N Community college science building Cox Creek waste water treatment plant Andover Middle School Severna Park Middle School Annapolis waste water treatment plant Crownsville Hospital Center waste water treatment plant I SOURCE State ot Maryland Capital graphic By Bob Gilbert The Capital TroOper Steve living and tow truck operators Inspect a stolen car that crashed In a yard off Locust Avenue In Annapolis after the driver allegedly led state police on a high-speed chase down Route 50 yesterday morning. Court date delayed by car chase By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY StaffWriter Christopher M. Gisriel was in a big hurry to get to District Court in Annapolis yester- day morning for a hearing on whether he violated his probation for a 1993 car-theft- conviction. So much state police that he led several troopers on a 100 mph chase on Interstate 97 and Route 50 after they tried to stop him for a stolen car. The HandaUstown man was arrested at gunpoint by Trooper Phyllis Wert of the Annapolis barrack A trooper first spotted Gisriel on south- bound Interstate 97 just after and tried to pull him over for speeding. But Gisriel allegedly sped up and began weaving among the lanes of traffic and out onto the shoulder as he merged into traffic on Route 50. As many as five state police cruisers joined the chase. When Gisriel exited onto Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis from Route Trooper Wert forced bin to veer off onto Farragut Avenue. She followed hjmxtown Farragut and he subsequently lost control at the intersection with Cedar Park ran through some fences and ended up in a yard in the 300 block of Locust Avenue. The a 1995 Eagle had been reported stolen from a dealership in Spring- sometime after 9. Gisriel was charged with felony and misde- meanor unauthorized use of an automo- bile and malicious destruction of property. A passenger in the a 15-year-old Randallstown was released to his par- ents without any charges. Gisriel and his passenger weren't Page Woman avoids jail for bilking alumni group By DAVID PEDREIRA StaffWriter A former employee of A the Naval Academy Alumni Association who bflked the group out of more than was sentenced in federal- court yesterday to three months in a halfway then three months under house arrest. Deborah avoided jail as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors In a hearing in U S. District Court in Balti- Judge William Nickerson also ordered Rogers to pay a restitution of and placed her on probation for five years. Prosecutors agreed to the bargain because of the long term of probation. five years the court is going to be looking over this woman's Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Bauman. slip-up and she will be back to where she was or Rogers admitted last October to embezzling more than from the alumni association while working there in 1992 and in a scam that included free cruises and trips to Disney World. She faced a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a think it's a fair result in a difficult Mr. Bauman said. previously of Rockwell Court in will serve three months in a federal halfway house when a bed opens up for her. She'll be allowed to leave the institution and work during the day Rogers will then be confined to home arrest for three months. She'll have a felony convic- tion on her permanent which could affect her right to vote or sit on a jury. Retired Navy Cmdr. Dave a spokes- man for the alumni said members were pleased that the two-year ordeal had finally ended. just happy the thing's behind us and we're ready tomove he said. The charges against Rogers stemmed from an Page Developer faces fine for runoff at Weenis Creek By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer The developer of a housing project near Weems Creek faces a fine after its stormwater management system broke down during a heavy downpour early a county official said. County inspectors discovered the failure of a stormwater pond during a routine check of the Windgate project off Bestgate Road. They issued Windgate Development of a viola- tion notice It will be followed by a civil citation and a fine. a punitive said Lisa spokesman for the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement. clearly sends the mes- sage that the county is very A company official said the failure may have resulted from a misunderstanding. certainly understand the need to protect the said Karen R. project manager for Windgate. She said project engi- neers followed county guidelines in setting up the system. pride ourselves on following the letter of the the she said. The Weems Creek and Severn River water- sheds are considered especially sensitive by county The Annapolis area is folly urbanized by asphalt and other hard surfaces. inspect all construction projects on Weems Creek and the Severn River immediate- ly after Ms. Ritter said Heavy runoff was a problem -for Weems Creek years of improvements to Route 50 And when a stormwater management pond failed at nearby Annapolis county staff took pains to restore the damage done. we are especially attuned to Weems Page INSIDE ARUNDEL A strong Histor- ic District Commission Is needed In the head of the National Trust for Historic Preservation said this week. Bl 4 One-of-a-kind houseboat draws stares from City Dock onlookers Arundel Report..... Bl Calendar................ B6 D6 Comta................... B8 Crossword............ D1S Death Notices.......D15 Editorials........... A6 Homes..................Dl-5 Lottery.......... Movies........ Obituaries.... Police Beat.. Religion..... Sports........... Stocks.......... Television A4 B4 A7 A7 B7 ....Cl-6 ....B2-4 B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also Is recyclable Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kent 327-1683 All other By MAHK DAVENPORT StaffWriter Some onlookers came because of the red pirate flag. Others wanted a closer look at the intricate wood carvings. Still others wondered how someone could fit a small house onto a set of pontoons. Pete aka Captain says people come to gaze anywhere he drops including City Dock' yesterday does tend to bring smiles to people's the native said of his floating A steady stream of people of glanced at the boat as they walked by. Then they turned again. Then they walked up for a closer look at the details Mr. Mason has added keep finding things as you said John who walked over from Armadillo's restaurant -on his lunch break. quite seen some weird things in the but I've never seen anything like this. It looks like a Victorian Harold A. Annapolis Annapolis resident Harold A Molz found the fish scale siding most fasci- nating. seen some weird things in the but I've never seen anything like he said. looks like a Victorian house It's actually a cottage salvaged from an eroding shoreline on Cape Cod. Mr. built the two fiberglass pontoons and the platform then put the cottage on top It served as a Huck Finn-style party barge during Massachusetts summers as he gradually built the breakfast restroom and back porch. When a friend sold him an old ship's ladder for Mr. Mason decided the craft needed a second which he constructed as he would a deck. Twice he's a contractor when he's not out playing On top of the he attached various ornaments he collected or built such as Scylla and the two dragons who adorn the front of the cabin. of the ideas came out of a six- pack of he admitted He chartered it for parties in Nlassa- chusetttfor a while including sev- Page ShMtoll of tafcM a look at floating tot at dty Dock yesterday. 't   

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