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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Registry available for new baby gifts SEE FAMILY LIVING Cl ON TV Mount St. Mary's va. Kentucky Bp.m channel 13 Maryland vs. Gonzaga Appr. channels 13 TIME TO DANCE Healthy outlook fueling Terps' tournament hopes M IrJ F I Capital TOMORROW SUNNY DETAILS PAGE All THURSDAY MARCH MD HOME 250 35 Cook but fired anywaj Price's wife files divorce papers By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer The wife of Ronald Walter a county high school teacher impri- soned for having sex with several is asking for a divorce Patricia L. Price of Glen Burnie filed formal divorce papers in Cir- cuit Court on Feb. 28 and appears ready to agree to a settlement in which she won't receive any ali- according to court records. The divorce papers said Mrs. Price and the former Northeast High School social studies teacher have been separated since Dec. when they entered into a formal agreement that divided their belongings. Price has been in prison since September 1993. is no reasonable hope or expectation of a reconciliation be- tween the wrote John H. By George N The September 1993 Patricia L filed divorce papers and appears ready to agree to a MttiefltSrtt bi which she won't receive any alimony from Ronald Walter a county teacher Imprisoned for having sex with students. Price Jr.j Jjfrs. Price's attorney. was convicted of sexual child abuse and unnatural and perverted sex practices for hav-' ing Sex with three students over a 10-year period while he was a teach- sports coach and drama adviser. On national television he admitted having sex with eight sparking an uproar and forcing widespread changes in the county school system. In the wake of his the school system was called to task by many critics for ignoring similar charges and several other teachers were accused of similar indiscre- tions. Former school superintendent C. Barry Carter resigned under pres- sure because of the scandal. Despite Ronald Price's televised Page Board votes to ax ex-teacher By BART JANSEN and THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writers Defying a hearing examiner's recom- the county Board ef Educa- tion voted last night to fire Laurie S. the science teacher accused of seducing a student. The 5-2 vote supported Superinten- dent Carol S Parham's efforts to re- move Ms. Cook from the despite the teacher's acquittal on crim- inal charges stemming from the inci- dents. But the board's decision contra- dicted the recommendation of Hearing Examiner William M. who held lengthy hearings in the case Ms. who wasn't present at the board held a news conference late'this mornirfg at the Maryland State Teachers Association building in Balti- more. pretty said her M. Christina Gutierrez. is her and she's going to continue to appeal and Tight. Within 30 she'U be out of a The appeal would go to the state Board of Education after the local board issues its formal ruling within 30 days. The board's ruling angered Ms. Cook's whe called it another example of a 22-month for AP photo A 5-2 vote removed Laurie S. Cook from the classroom. misconduct at Northeast High School in Pasadena. appalled with the Ms. Gutierrez said last night. can't say we're surprised. We're certainly disappointed and She was even angrier this morning after considering the decision further. believe the entire decision was a just like the entire process was a sham. This was a done deal from the John R. president of the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel was also angry. we have a some which is he said t morning of we were rather s prised. it didn't come as a to given the way the Board Education has been making some sions recently. We hoped they woi start being a little more Ms Cook will contin her job in a lab aw from students at the Carrie Weed Science Center in Galesville until I board issues its written Gutierrez said. Mr. Kurpjuweit said he found suspicious that the board didn't everything last night. have some time to find soi rationale to explain their said. this point there isn't t they'll make something But P. Tyson the boan lawyer who argued for Ms. lauded the noti that the easy course would have be to let her remain a teacher reaction is that the board ma a courageous Mr. Benm said. Ms. Parham also said she was gra Tied that the board supported h rather than Mr. FerfV applaud the board's decision r Page Medic aid abortions restricted by House By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Dealing Gov. Parris N. Glendening his sharpest defeat so the House of Delegates narrowly voted last night to restore to the budget restrictions on tax-funded abortions. After about three hours of debate on the governor's billion budget pro- posal the House of Delegates voted 72-67 in favor of putting abortion .restrictions on Medicaid recipients back into the spending plan. Nine of Anne Arundel County's 13 delegates supported the move to restore the restrictions on Medicaid the lifting of which was one of the hallmarks of Mr. Glendening's plan to reform welfare in Maryland. Key Senate leaders have predicted that if the fight to keep abortion restrictions out of the budget failed in the House of Delegates there would be little effort in the other chamber to remove them again. can't fight it in the Senate the House votes to restore the restric- said Sen. Barbara chairman of the Budget and Taxation Committee. the House is unable to protect poor we're certainly not going to fall on our On Monday night Mr. Glendening predicted victory in keeping the re- strictions out of the budget but said that if he it would be an issue he would address every year of his term until he succeeds. am disappointed by the action of the House of and look for the state Senate to make the right decision that a woman's right to choose should not be a matter of the governor said in a prepared statement last hight. The which have re- mained in the budget every year since say Medicaid funds may be ex- pended on abortions only if a recipi- ent's life or welfare is at risk. The restrictions also say a Medicaid recipient can get an abortion in cases of severe deformity of the fetus or a serious risk for the mental Page Local Rosie the had my own thought I was a big shot. During World Wat Betty Whsten worked M women who took up Industrial toft the Riveter Dayi' In her Annapols apartment. By N. UmMkOW The CspttK ftatlaVieaiilaia i by men. aha apart I Annapolis woman shares iher tale of life in wartime By BRADLEY PEN1STON Staff Writer While the men out to the battlefields of WbrW War jacked up the tools and wafted into the pantheon of U.S. wtf heroes as RoSie the Riveter. As portrayed on the cover of the Saturday Evening Rosie wore a bandana and overalls. Grease nudges dotted her face like badges ofnonor. And when her wartime duties were she had produced unimaginable amounts of materiel for the American war machine. Her success on the assembly lines would blur forever the line between and work. YMterdty WM the Riveter Day' in Maryland. Almost 250 women who worked in Maryland defense factories gathered at Duudalk Community College to celebrate their wartime feats. A bout of flu kept Annapolis resident Betty Whaten borne during the but she took the opportunity to share her own tale of life in wartime. In real-life riveter Betty Whalen needed no Introduction to assembly lines. She traded her place in a Baltimore spice-packing plant for a riveter's Job at the giant Glenn L. Martin aircraft factories in Dundalk. The Westminster who was then had never worked with machine tools bat the found the heavy work exhilarating. Page Attorney general raises doubts ovei new smoking bar By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Maryland's attorney general yester- day determined that Gov. Parris N. Glendening can implement a near-total smoking ban on March 27 and keep it in effect until a possible statewide referendum on the issue in November 1996. But it's likely that complicated legal issues surrounding the controversial ban will be decided in court. Mr. Glendening wants to ban smok- ing in nearly all state workplaces in an effort to stem Maryland's high cancer death rate. But the General Assembly is about to pass an emergency bill exempting bars and restaurants from the ban. Though Mr. Glendening has threatened a supporters appear to have enough votes to override him. Attorney General J. Joseph Curran issued an opinion yesterday question- ing the ability of lawmakers to enact an emergency exemption. Mr. Curran wrote that the exemption cannot take effect upon despite being titled an emergency because it violates a state constitutional provision. Under the a measure changing the duties of an administra- tion official cannot be enacted through emergency he said. Emergency bills take effect as soon as the governor signs them or the General Assembly overrides a veto. it is- our opinion because may not be given effect as an emergency it will not Gov. Glendening wants to ban smoking i nearly ail state workplaces in an effort to stem Maryland's cancer death rate. take effect upon but inste on June the attorney genei wrote. That means Mr. Glendening woi be able to implement the toughi smoking ban in the nation on March and probably could keep it in effe until the issue is decided by voters November 1996. But legislators got a contradicto ruling from their legal advisers. Th ruling says the exemption is a val emergency alt and should go into effe as soon as it's passed by lawmake and the veto is overridden. The Senate yesterday passed tl exemption bill on a 34-12 with j local Senators voting for the measure At about the same the House Delegates on a voice vote gave tentatii approval to a nearly identical bill. Final 'House approval is this and both bills will the move to the opposite whe swift approval is expected If he chooses to do the govern could ignore the legislation. The practical effect of such an actic Page INSIDE money-raising parents from Tracers and MlltarsvtHt elementary schools won new libraries last night from the county Board of n Arundel Artist....... 08 Anmdel Report Bl Calendar........... A9 Capital Camera C12 Classified Comtct..... Crossword Death Nodcm C5 C4 Cll C12 Or. GoO............ A6 Editorials.......... A10 Fanny uvtne.......Cl-3 For the Record. B2 Lottery t Movies............. C Obituaries. Police Beat SevemeParV..... South County Sports........Dl Television..... Tides............... Vignettes............ I ..........2tt-70Q   

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