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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               County doubles jobs Tracking economic flow LONGEST DAY Simpson reveals He was hitting golf balls A2 Simpson rubs his face after along day In court. Mids win at Richmond Dl Super hype concludes OCTD ARCHIVES 313 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD TOMORROW WARMER DETAILS. PAGE A7 TUESDAY JANUARY 1995. MD HOME 250 33C Aides take hefty sick leave checks Gov. Parris Glendening's chief of staff left Prince George's County govern- ment with a check for for sick leave benefits he didn't use in 16 years of service. That revelation came just hours after Mr. Glendening bad moved quickly to defuse a contro- GLENDENING versy.over early pension benefits that Chief of Staff Major Riddick and two other aides were to receive. Glendening announced at a news confer- ence in Annapolis that he and his three aides would give up the pensions that had provoked widespread criticism and produced the first crisis for the governor less than two weeks after Glendening staffers give up pension but keep other pay his inauguration. Then came word that Mr Riddick and the two aides also drew hefty sick leave checks. Michele T. Mr. Glendening's deputy chief of received in unused sick leave for her 20 years in county government. The third top Glendening Michael J. Knapp of who has been appointed state personnel refused to disclose how much he received. The three aides collected the payments under a county program that allows workers with at least 15 years of service to cash in 100 percent of their accrued sick leave leave county service Response from who were already dubbing the controversy was mixed not making any more comments on this until I know a lot said House Speaker Casper D-Allegany. worse than amazing. It's coming too fast for me to respond to right Senate President Thomas V. Mike D-Prince praised the governor and the aides for turning down the pension benefits. was hemorrhaging. we're on the way to said Mr. Miller. remains to be seen whether additional steps need to be taken Others were not so however. Del. Phillip D. said he is bothered by the appearance of sur- rounding the pension issue and the new gover- nor. is the second major revelation about the governor first the deficit he left Prince George's and then said Mr. the chairman of the county's House delegation. this the direction we're going to go Another Robert C. Baldwin of said he could not understand how Mr. Riddick could have collected so much in accumulated sick leave before departing county even with 16 years of service. man ought to thank the dear Lord he didn't get Mr. Baldwin said. He said that some of his constituents are already raising questions about Mr. Glenden- ing. question is they hope he doesn't try to do it to the Mr. Baldwin said. Even some local Democrats were openly critical. are probably 100 negative adjectives you could use.... The whole idea is inexcusable and said Del. Michael E. D-Annapolis. Mr. who chairs the House Economic Matters said if something isn't done it will cast cloud of over Page By .Capital think I've really gdt the word out to alumni and parents. Now I'd like to get the word out to the American said Naval Academy Superin- tendent Adm. Charles R. Larson recently. Larson's 4-star clout ing o volumes ByDAVTOPEDREIRA Staff Writer For the Naval four stars have made all the difference. Just seven months into Adm. Charles R. Larson's second tenure as superintendent of the the ISO-year-old school'saouthas been reaffirmed in the Navy community. Congressional midshipmen and Navy veterans give a good deal of the credit for that transformation to the four-star man who has piloted driven submarines and commanded fleets for the Navy since graduating from the academy in 1958. tightened up some things that needed said retted Adm. Charles S. Minter who was superintendent of the academy in the mid- 1960s. know he's a very popular man over Since Adm. Larson took over the academy last he has instituted a four-year character development program aimed at wiping away honor questions left by a 16-month cheating scandal He has cracked down on liberty privileges for and won extra money for a strapped school budget He has also won a pledge from Navy leadership that the academy will receive a stable budget for the next three when many other commands are having their funding slashed. But perhaps more than anything the presence of the four-star admiral has put the school back in the forefront of Navy policy and decision-making. Adm. Larson is one of only 10 four-star admirals in the Navy. He and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Boorda were reportedly neck-and-neck for the Navy's top slot is right on the same level as Mike Pate Faithful fund-raising Churches seek creative ways to stay afloat By FRANCES JAQUES Staff Writer Down in members of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church are donating Clothes and household then selling them on consignment In the men of Mount Moriah A.M.E. and John Wesley United Methodist can frequently be found cooking ribs over their grills and then selling them to anyone looking for a tasty treat. All three churches are raising money for building projects and other endeavors. And like most churches in Anne Arundel all three are in a continuing search for creative ways of raising money. projects outside of regular giving are becoming an increasing said the Rev. Dennis DeBoy of Parkwood United Methodist Church in Edgewater. meetings of EMMA Mayo Ministerial the need for raising additional income through fund- raisers comes up For congregations like Eastport United the past year has stretched the church's ability to raise money. Heavy rainstorms in July dumped up to 5 feet of water into the church basement Destruction of church materials and equipment plus cleanup cost the congregation about none of which was planned for in its 1994 budget of about would have met our expenses if we hadn't had this said the Rev. Carolyn pastor. The church insurance policy did not cover the damage because it was flood- forcing the congregation to dig into Polly member of Cedar Orove United Methodist Church hi walks to a clothes with an armful of Hems which wlH be eoM to benefit the church's biilldmg fund. Many churches are relying on raising projects to help hi meeting budget and special financial needs. its savings funds to cover expenses. In the Rev. Martin L. district superintendent of the United Methodist sent a letter to churches of his denomination in the county asking them to contribute to the Eastport church to help recover expenses. didn't want to cry wolf but we agreed to the letter because we are facing another big expense of replacing our 36-year-old gas said the Rev. Bray. have been generous and we've received about Methodists' have a history of reaching out and helping each In the she has headed teamsof r workers that went to South Carolina after Page INSIDE Friends of Reichardt set up fund ARUNDR South Shore Elementary School parents again domi- nated a briefing on a countywWe school restricting plan they say would split their neighborhood. The South Shore parents demanded to know how a redlstrictlng committee came up with the plan to move their children from the Old MHI High School system to Annapolis High. Cl 4 29 Cl Arundel Report Butlneu------- Ctottffled... dub Notes...... Crofton............. Crossword......... Death Notices. ..Bl-2 Lottery........ A4 C3 Obituaries..... B3 Police Beat.... B4 SewmaPark B6 C7 Television....... C8 A6 C2 D6 A7 A7 B5 ...Dl-4 05 A7 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also recyclable. Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other depattnwnte..268-5000 Ex-St. Mary's athlete will be remembered ByDAVEDPEDREIRA Staff Writer Friends of Kevin the 20-year-old Riva resident gunned down by a disturbed killer in North Carolina last are setting up a scholarship fund in his name. They hope it will raise million in the next three years. The nonprofit which will be managed by three of Mr. Reichardt's close his and former lacrosse will go toward putting needy student-athletes through college. Steve a friend of Mr. Reichardt's who helped develop the said the group wanted to do something that could give a sense of meaning to a senseless tragedy. of the biggest things that crushed me was that Kevin was our brightest said Mr a 20-year-old who went to St. Mary's High School with Mr. Reichardt. was the one we thought would make a difference in the Mr. an honor student and la- crosse player at the University of North was killed last week in Chapel from Dominic Steve Peter Rowan and Kevin Reichardt celebrate the state lacrosse championship they won at SI Mary's High School In 1993. Mr. Reichardt was slam by a gunman last weak In North Carolina. His three friends are setting up a scholarship fund In his name. by a 26-year-old law student whq Went on a rampage on the town's main street with a semiautomatic rifle. Funeral services were to be held today at 1 p.m. at Si Mary's Catholic Church in Annapo- with a reception following at St. Mary's _______________________1 High School. The Rlva resident's death sent shock waves through the where he was a star lacrosse player and student leader. Mr. Schummer and two other close friends Page   

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