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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Mid's rape trial under Cl School projects face delay HEELS No. 1 North Carolina big test for Maryland Dl On No. SUM 9pjn.on Auto rebates are making a return Bl MICROFILMS BOX 1558 MD 20707 TOMORROW WINDY DETAILS- PAGE A7 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7. MD NEW AGE FOR CADE After 20 years in the the Severna Park Republican has been given a powerful role that is traditionally Democratic ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer A bureaucrat's worst nightmare could come true in a Budget and Taxation subcommittee hearing if he finds himself on the wrong side of cantankerous Sen John A. Cade. But at s could always beg the chairman for f20 years in the of t as'the minority party's loudest voice conservative Severna Park Republican is chairman of a budget giving him more power than any Republican in state government since Spiro T. Agnew left as chief executive In an era of partisan Mr Cade generates unqualified respect among the majority Democrats in control of the General Assembly. And hardly a voice in his own party can be heard carping that he is compromising them by working with the CADE Js a unique said House 'TSfinority Leader Robert Kittleman of Howard County. don't think anyone could develop the independence that he's Mr. who assumed the mantle of minority leader from gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. leads a group or House Republicans known in the past for throwing up obstacles to the Democratic leadership's agendas. But under mountain of a man best known for his prodigious memory of budget gruff humor and a paper-thin patience for unprepared GOP in the Senate is a group of fighting the battles they individually wish to wage. It is a Mr. Cade that serves members well. Hard work and a commitment to your as well as a desire to cull your colleagues' wins more battles than confrontation in the Senate. you do he doesn't make any difference what party you're It is that style that landed him the pf a cnhmmm ftteo hearing stafetoudgets for education and By Merit M. Capital Sen. John A. R-Severmr listens to testimony during a Budget and Taxation subcommittee hearing. Mr. Cade this year became the tint OOP senator to be ghfen a role In the Democratic chairing a powerful budget subcommittee. health issues. The position has obvious and strong ties to the Democratic including Budget and Taxation Committee Chairman Barbara Hoffman and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. abilities are said Mrs. D-Baltimore. a problem solver. He's not a bomb Mr. Cade was bornJuly in and later attended parochial schools in Kentucky and Ohio. He won degrees from Xavier University and Northwestern including a master's in business administration. A business and real estate Mr. Cade perhaps solidified his occasionally harsh demeanor and curmudgeonly approach to politicking during his years in the Marine Corps and working with big corporations. His political career began with the Anne Arundel County Charter in and he was elected to the County Council in 1965. In he became the Republican senator from District 33. Since he has pushed for fiscal Page HOME 25C Big chill won t away in a snap By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer After three days of frigid today's flirtation with near-freezing temperatures may have seemed like a relief. But the respite was only with expecting more of bone-chilling winds that have put freeze on outside activities. Today's temperatures were a heat wave compared-to when the low dipped to 5 degrees 3 degrees off a record and the wind chill made it feel like minus you felt you had reason to feel said Amet a National Weather Service forecaster at Baltimore- Washington International Airport. It was so cold that county firefighters were forced to bring buses along to calls for first time this winter. _The buses give firefighters a heated place to hide from the wind. One was used at a blaze that demolished a story farmhouse in Deale early yesterday. The ultra-frigid conditions will return tomorrow with 20-25 mph gusts making temperatures in the low 20s seem like Mr. Figueroa said. It will warm up by but some snow showers should hit the area Thursday night into Friday. There will be little Mr. Figueroa said. The good news in all of this is that no one was treated for exposure yesterday or this morning in emergency rooms at Anne Arundel Medical Center or North Arundel Hospital. The cold was hard on cars. The mid-Atlantic Division of AAA this morning received 500 calls to jump-start spokesman Sharon Perry said. The average for an entire winter day is just 700. The total yesterday reached almost equalling last year's cold she said. And while gas and electric consumption was at its highest level of the it was nowhere near last year's record- setting peaks when rolling blackouts were implemented to reduce said Kathleen spokesman for Balti- more Gas and Electric Co. Electric usage was expected to peak at about megawatts at 9 this morning. Gas usage peaked at about decatherm-hours yesterday. No figures were available for Ms. Nolan said. The set last Jan. were megawatts for electric and decatherm-hours for gas. Another positive omen was that some plumbers were fielding fewer calls to fix frozen pipes during this cold snap than last year I think people have gotten said Doug Branzell of Branzell Plumbing in Annapolis. Page Measure gives governor final say on school board picks By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Bills were introduced last night in the General Assembly reforming the county school board selection process and allowing retail of judges soft on crime issues close to County Executive John G. Gary's campaign. But the school board introduced by Del. Michael wasn't exactly what Mr. Gary wanted. Instead of giving the county executive author- ity to appoint school board theg measure would establish a school board nomi- nating commission and leave the authority to pick board members with the governor. Another General Assembly bill allows recall of 'soft' judges Mr. during his campaign last pledged to push for an executive-appointed school board with recall powers granted to the County Council. Del. Victoria L. intro- duced the judicial recall measure. But Ms. who won her first election in Novem- did not hold out much hope of success for the bill. these things take a lot of she said. may take four It may take more years. I want to get out in front on Recall of lenient judges was a significant issue in Mrs. Schade's campaign as well Mr. Gary's. Throughout the1 election angry resi- dents made clear their belief that criminals were being let off easy by judges. aim is to give the people the ability to do it Mrs. Schade said. we never use it because we have great that's The measure would allow recall of a District or Circuit court judge through a petition sent to the secretary of state and signed by at least 3 percent of voters who cast ballots in the previous gubernatorial election in the area served by the The petition would contain a statement alleg- ing or breach of the judge's oath of The allegations could not be questioned in any legal review process. Voters would be asked in the next election if they wanted to recall the judge. The measure- faces almost certain defeat given that House Speaker Casper R. referred it to the Rules where bills usually die unceremonious deaths. But Mr. Taylor said last night that all measures going to the committee will be consid- ered and then passed on to other standing committees for full-blown hearings and a vote. Mr. Busch didn't give the bill much of a chance. don't think we should put judges in the same posture as he said. would politicize the judicial Mr Busch's school board appointment bill Page INSIDE Hours before his ex-wife and her friend were OJ. Simpson was and at dance reci- witnesiessay. A2 4 a pages Business................Bi-2 Annapolis man plans return to Italy to dedicate monument for U.Stiliers Calendar......... Classified _...... Club Notes........... Comics........ Crofton.......'........ Crossword............ Death Notices Editorials........... B3 C3 B6 06 B4 C7 C8 A6 Lottery.......... Movies............. Obituaries Police Sevema Park Sports...... AS D5 A7 A7 B5 01-4 Television............ 05 Tides................... A7 Weddings... C2 By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer In the 50 years since Nazi soldiers executed two U.S. airmen near his hometown in Lorenzo Pisoni has taken America's heroes as his own Next 12 miles from Vezzano and thousands of miles from his new home in Mr. will dedicate a monument to 2nd Lt. Lucian C. Crutchfield of San and Flight Officer William F. Brooks of N.Y. They were among a crew of seven aboard a B-25 bomber that was shot down on Feb. while trying to cripple a railroad through the Adige River valley. Mr. Pisoni was 7 and was called by family and friends. He was having lunch in a second-story room when he saw each member of the crew bail out and each parachute open. Many years while examining U.S. Mr. Pisoni confirmed that the plane went down at just as he was eating his meal From when Allied bombing began in until the end of the he never saw another plane destroyed. Some of the B-25 crew members were taken prisoner by Nazi soldiers. Others escaped capture with help from anti-Nazi partisans. was risky. The German law com- pelled them to turn them in right away. If they they could have killed them they had to keep the people in Mr. Pisoni said. The feared SS took 2nd Lt. Crutch- the and Flight Officer Brooks into custody. The next Enzo went to his little town's square. He doesn't remember why. Possibly it was the rumor of American prisoners that drew him. He saw the led by two Nazis one and one small. The Americans looked healthy and not at all the monsters de- scribed in Nazi propaganda. The group walked out of south Page By Mark M. TIM Lorenzo the Inscription that will be on monument to faHon MfVlcwviMt whan it Is dacHcatao IMXI month nsaf nto nonMiMNi of Italy. Tho AnnapoHa rnldant WM 7 yoart otd In Fabniary wtwn Nub axsctrtaG two Htafnbafa of a bombof wow. -I i -f i   

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