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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Field will be named for coach Cl SWING ALONG Odenton home had the one necessity a porch Dl The Borings bought the swing before the house. Clinton feels vindicated for war views A2 SUNNY I M il A7 SATURDAY APRIL MO 350 4Ultimate con man9 gets 10 years in charity scam By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer He was a polished con man and a thorn in the side of local law enforce- ment for according to officials. after a county prosecu- tor pleaded with a county Circuit Court judge to keep Gino Marchetti Jones off the the 34-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jones pleaded guilty about a month ago to five counts of felony theft and three related charges stemming from a phony charity he set up in said Richard W. an investigator with Slate's Attorney's Office. It col- lected 163 cars frPra 159 state residents over a five- to six-month period in 1993 Usually called the Baltimore Thera- peutic the charity was supposed to help disabled children and the handicapped. Mr. Rose said it helped Jones earn to can I about Gino March- etti Assistant State's Attorney can I say about Gino Marchetti He's the ultimate the ultimate con an evil pied-piper of north county. To keep him from illegal activity is like trying to keep a bee from Assistant State's Attorney Fred Paone Fred Paone said. the ultimate the ultimate con an evil pied-piper of north county. To keep him from illegal activity is like trying to keep a bee from honey. got a lengthy history of this sort of thing. He ought to be incar- cerated for as long as possible. As soon as he gets he'll do it again. The longer you can keep him off the the The 10-year term was what Mr Paone recommended when Junes agreed to plead guilty to avoid 67 other charges. And despite a tearful apology from thSOTi man. it was what Judge Bruce C. Williams imposed. The maximum penalty for felony theft is 15 years in prison done a lot of damage to a lot of the judge said The sentence was made retrojctive to Jan. 6. when .Jones began serving a three-year prison term on Howard County theft charges Jones is currently at the Maryland House of Correction in Hagersiown He has a record of 28 arrests and a criminal history dating back at least into the mostly for car scams. Mr Rose said But this year was the first time he'd ever been sent to Page Congress may cut boaters' radio fee By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer There's some relief on the horizon for boaters distressed by a VHF radio license fee federal regulators want to cut it to S75. and legislation in Congress would eliminate it entirely. With a broadcast range up to 20 most boaters consider a VHF radio essential equipment for The Federal Communications Com- mission.might cut tfd is approved by the five com- missioners later this an'FCC spokesman said. But legislation introduced by Rep. Jack Fields. R-Texas would permit recreational boaters to use the VHF radio without a license. The radios range in cost from S150 to and vary from hand-held models to sets that are bolted in place in a boat's cabin Called a ship radio station the permit assigns a call sign to the boat. It was free until 1991. when a fee was a boater pays two charges to get a VHF radio which is good for 10 years. The first charge is an application fee of A fee is also assessed for the 10-year license. That brings the overall fee to The money is used to offset the FCC's budget. The FCC staff proposed cutting the yearly fee from to The processing fee of would remain the same. The FCC spokesman couldn't offer a precise explanation of why the user fee can be reduced from to a year more of a adjust- ment. We don't have a detailed cost he said. VHF radios should be but only for a nominal fee. said Cindy president of the National Mar- ine Electronics Association. The industry trade group recently- moved its headquarters to said Ms. who owns an electro- nics store with her husband in New N.C. The cost of the license has caused some recreational boaters to ignore the licensing requirement. and 1 can tell you that there's a number of people that have I won't pay the Ms. Ensley said. Boaters who ignore the license run the risk of a hefty fine if caught During routine safety boardings. Coast Guard personnel can check for the radio license. If the radio is unlicensed and there's evidence the boater has been using the case is referred to the FCC. Coast Guard officials said The Coast Guard asked the FCC to consider reducing the said Joe Hersey of the Telecommu- nications Management Division in Washington. D.C. you can buy a radio for less than the cost of the we felt it was a he said But the Coast Guard opposes the legislation to do away with the he said BOAT a nationwide recreation- al boating organization headquartered in supports the de- creased fee. a lot of opposition to paying to the government inri not getting any service in said BOAT U S. spokesman Michael Sciulla JUST ROLLING AROUND By Henson Ttie Capital Taking warmer If not clearer David Jatlow of Eattport and his son practiced tnelf roller hockey skills at Eastport Elementary School yesterday. Today's weather will be the highlight of thP with mostly sunny skies and temperatures climbing up Into the mld-60s. Sunrise service Easter morning might be a little however. Temperatures should reach the mid 60s again tomorrow. Construction to hit Rt. 50 this summer But final project postponed until next year Tax clock ticks off final hours ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON beware1 Po not let the distractions of spring obscure this painful The IRS is waiting on But the tax shut-ins over this week- end should find some solace in the fact that many other Americans are in the same fix. Although the bureau received 67.9 million returns from ear- ly birds through April it expected an additional 36 million returns by the end of next week. The IRS also expected at least 5 million requests for filing extensions. This year's filing deadline is two days later than motf on because the usual April 15 deadline falls on a You can grant yourself an additional Filing as opposed to just paying is really expensive. The penalty is 5 percent a month annual rate of about 60 reprieve by requesting an automatic until Aug. using Form 4868. But that won't relieve you of responsibility for paying your taxes on time. Make your best estimate of how much you owe and include a check. If you can't pay all you send as much as you can. You'll still get the extension. And the IRS will bill you for the plus interest and any penalty due. That amounts to about 16 percent at an annual rate so it may be cheaper to get a loan and pay on time You can ask to pay in installments on Form 9465. The IRS will let you know within 30 days. But. for the first time this a fee will be added to your first payment. Filing as opposed to just paying is really expensive. The penalty is 5 percent a month annual rate of about 60 Page Clintons expect tax refund. A2 Think U.S. taxes are Try Russia's. A2 By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Motorists who thought they were free of Route 50 construction are in for a summer surprise Although Route 50 was officially completed last construction and lane closures will return in early June as work crews add a final layer of asphalt to the highway west of Annapo- lis. a project to widen the last four-lane section of the highway- has been postponed until next year Work on the county's mam east-west artery was suspended last fall when temperatures grew too cool to roll the last layer of asphalt on the 7-milc stretch between Prince George's County and Interstate 97. said Chuck State Highway Administration spokesman. people don't realize thai they're not riding on the final surface.' he said Construction on the road surface will be completed this Mr Brown said. will do everything possible to minimize the impact on especially during the rush hours and beach he said. Warning signs and arivison radio messages will alert motorists of con- struction. The hiatus was planned when it became clear that road surface work would not be completed before fall 1994. we had planned to finish the work in the spring Mr Brown said Further to the the SHA has delayed the planned widening of Route .50 near the intersection with Route 2 on the Broadneck Peninsula. Mr Portion of Route 50 to be resurfaced CapiUI Broun sairl The state had planned beinn the project this benefit to motorists is that they won't have to deal with two Route 50 construction sites at the -.-imc Mr. Brown said The 1-mile stretch ol road is the last section of Route in the countv with two lanes for through traffic. Both thecaM-to-wesi and uest-to-east parts of the three lane highway lose lanes to the exit ramps Route and regain them after the as on- ramps merge into the road In ln-nan on the S200 million t to i eaie a sivlane. interstate-sized helium from the Capi- tal Heltway to the Kowe Boulevard exit in Annapolis The are being made in anticipation of siill heavier traffic'. In 1992. a department study found that this stietch of highway carried an average ol cars per day. By 201.1 high wax oflu ials predict that usage will rise cars per dav. An odyssey of creativity Thirteen teams of area students earn a place at annual state tournament C contest. By FRANCESJAQUES Stuff Writer ounty students are discovering that creativity competitions can be as challenging as any athletic Thirteen tearns came away from the recent regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament with invitations to enter the state tourney on April 29 at the University Of Maryland Baltimore CouiHty. Perhaps the rnost outstanding performance came from Four Seasons Elementary in which won three trips to the state finals in its year of participation. TWO teams won first- place honors in their while a third took second place. is an incredible said Mary Ellen a teacher at Corkran Middle School and tournament director of the South Central Region. a real testament to the Teams from Annapolis Elementary and Sevema Park and Glen Burnie high schools also won first-place honors. Two teams from Corkran plus one each from Annapolis and Central middle Indian Creek and Quarterfield elementary schools and Archbishop Spalding High School won second place. They were among more than 40 teams of students from 20 elementary and secondary schools who competed at the tournament in Calvert County. Page By N. Lundskow Capital ftehoamlng a sMt that will prwontod In a ctate tournament of OtfjwMy Jkf MtA Mbtfll ULdjAlA aTnhn nl tmtt Of Mfw IfWIQ M VMIfl IfDni WIIWpOIIB HplMQfO 90110011 irOfn IMIIB Kftto FvfTtof Mtfboft QloGKv Cwto JMifofiu Mid INSIDE ARUNDEL Trie county school board is to vote Wednesday mgnt on a p'ri'i tnjt would move 1.700 Muderts.'o schools to balance enrollment Bl 4 42 ArundPI Pppofl Calendar Comics NO'T 'j'-i A'J t- A THr i t tH'j Tf'f A4 g4 A7 A 7 B6 r.j 4 Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000   

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