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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland O's can't hold on for season's 1st win Cl HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 OPENING DAY Presidents Hill home to be on May 13 house tour Dl The Clemens home was built In 1899. Video holds bombing clues A2 SUNNY 01 HLb PAGl A9 SATURDAY APRIL MD 35C Gary plans hike in fees ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County families will pay an average more in property garbage removal fees and sewer and water service charges under County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s first budget. Aside from 20 police officers and 10 fire- the million budget offers few new'services for the additional costs. The plan 'increases spending 2.5 percent the second lowest increase in charter histofy. happen to think this is the most frugal budget in the history of county Mr. Gary said in unveiling the spending plan yesterday. County Council will officially receive the budget Monday at 11 a.m. and begin a month of hearings that afternoon. The council must strike a budget for the year starting July 1 by May Nearly half of the million increase from this year's spending goes to the Board of Education. But school officials had asked for rather than the 88 million Mr. Gary proposed. Four days of hfarings are scheduled on the school budget. the council wants to increase they'll have to find the money somewhere Gary said. Bolstering public service was among Mr. Gary's top priorities during the 1994 campaign. He pledged to add about 20 officers per year to the 600-member police Other new positions added for a total .of million include 10 11 jobs at the detention five in the State's Attorney's Office and four in the Sheriffs Office. Eleven more jobs outside public such as hold employment basically steady in'the county work Mr. Gary said. Anne Arundel Community College was an- other priority because tightening finances in recent years have forced tuition increases that are driving away students. Mr. Gary'set aside for the to blunt the need for another tuition increase. Despite a failed attempt to secure S500.000 more from the the executive said he might provide a similar increase in 1996 Part of the money will consolidate adult in an effort to collect state matching funds. Public .schools now provide some courses. is a Mr. Gary said of the- s witch. Workers won't receive cost-of-living raises. But salaries will grow million from routine step increases. Among construction the courthouse Page BY THE NUMBERS Highlights of County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s million budget million more for the Board of for a million budget. School officials' had asked for a million increase. million in new including 20 police 10 11 posts at the Detention five in the State's Attorney's four In the Sheriff's Office and 11 more countywide. million for vehicle replacement such as police cars and ambulances. No eost-of-living raises for but million for routine step increases in the salary schedule. more for Anne Arundel Community to prevent the need for another tuition increase that could lower enrollment. Fees that will increase Property taxes rising from average house.valued at The tax rate is rising from per of assessed value to Garbage removal rising from to Utility fees for water and sewer service growing an average for an average bill of When the police officer told me Eric was it's the worst pain that one can feel. I wouldn't wish it on my worst 1 L Pasquella A hard Teen tells story of friend's death in drunk-driving crash By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Through 19-year-old John L. Pasquella warned of prom- bound St. Mary's. High School stu- dents yesterday of the deadly conse- quences of drinking and driving. The West River teen-ager was be- hind the wheel when his friend died in a car crash on their prom night a year ago May 8. living .proof that you're not Mr. Pasquella said in a shaky' voice before 200 stu- dents. just graduated last year. I'm just a year older than most of Hopefully you will make a better decision than I A week before the St. Mary's Mr. Pasquella joined Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee and other speakers at the Annapolis school to send a mes- sage of the dangers of alcohol For Mr. Pasquella. telling his story- is part of a 96-hour community ser- vice sentence he received for causing the wreck that killed Eric Frank- of a passenger in his car. He is also serving six months under house arrest and working for a security company.. Photos by. Bob Gilbert The Capital John L. Pasquella wipes tears away as he tells St. Mary's High School students about the night last May he drove drunk after his prom and killing his friend. He spoke to students yesterday during prom and graduation season as part of his community service sentence. Students some as Mr. Pasquella them about-how- he drove his and Mr. Franklin's dates home from a round of after-prom beers at his parents' home. His car slipped off the wet road and hit a utility pole on the.passenger side. the police officer told me Eric was it's the worst pain that one can he said. wouldn't wish it on my worst Earlier this month. Mr. Pasquella started speaking to county students every He has also told his story on the Povich .in an episode that will air in May. Getting teen-agers not to drink and drive is he because they think accidents are only stories they read about in the newspaper. it can even happen .with good and the message doesn't get he said. drinking and it seems like it has to happen to Drunken driving is the leading cause of death among 16- to 20-year and two out of five Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash during their Mr. Weathersbee said. He promised to prosecute any of them to the fullest extent of the law if they are caught drinking and driv- ing. prom and graduation time and we want you to he said. you have to do it responsi- On prom nights this county- police will be out in full force to combat drinking and driving through a program called Operation SAVE. Page Navy secretary J to at ion 1964 academy to return for 1995 commissioning ceremony By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Navy Secretary John D. Dalton will address graduating midshipmen at the Naval Academy commissioning cere- 'irony May academy spokesman said. At .the senior rriids re- ceive.cqmmissions.either as an ensign in the Navy or a second lieutenant' in the Marine Corps.. A few serve in other branches of the while still 'others are foreign exchange.students. A 1964 academy Mr. Uaiton became head of in 1993. This will be his first commencement speech at the spokesman Martha. Thorne said. At the Mr. Dalton served as deputy brigade the second-in-command of the Brigade of Midshipmen. While serving in the Navy from to Mr. Dalton received training in nuclear power and attained the rank of lieutenant. He served on the subnw-' ines 'USS Blueback and USS Caihoun. After active he was promoted to lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve. Mr. Dalton received a master's de- gree in business administration from the Wharton School of .Finance and Commerce of the University of Penn- sylvania in 1971. After working for the investment banking firm of Sachs Company in Dallas. Mr. Dalton became president of the Government National- JOHN D. DALTON ...named Navy secretary In 1993. Mortgage of th'f' T.S. DC.- pailmcnt ufHousini1 I'rban Devel- opment. In President .Jimmy appointed Mr 10 Federal Home Loan Itarik Hoard. Mr. Dalton 'hi- linann- i.hair man lor pru-i dential campaign in Bi-xar Texas. He- worked in banking and real psiate firms until was confirmed as sirn-iary ol the Navy by the Senate on July 22. ISWi. Mr. Dalton was. born in New Organs on Dec. 13. 1911. He his reside in 'D.C. They have iwo SHOWY BOATS By Manx M. Odell The Capital TtM Annapolis Spring Boat Show opened offering exhibits from more than 120 boat builders and dealers up significantly from last year. One of them was Bob Muscollne of Tidewater Yacht Basin In who took advantage of the day to show Dave Teaque of Crofton and Dana Hulme of Bowie a 45-foot aft cabin Baytlner. The In- water shew at CKy Dock continues today and tomorrow. Admission Is for for children under 12 and younger. For INSIDE ARUNDEL A proposal to join a regional composting a program for alternative drug sentencing and a plan to charge jail inmates for medical service are among the bills scheduled for County Council hearings Monday. Bl 4 56 Arundel Report..... Calendar........... Classified......C7. Comics............... Crossword.......... Death Notices. Editorials............. Homes..... Bl A6 D6 B7 018 D19 A8 Dl-5 Lottery...... Movies......... Obituaries.... Police Beat. Religion...... Sports...... Stocks...... Television A4 A5 A9 A9 B4 .Cl-6 .824 B5 Classified....................268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 Wheat crops thirsty for rain JJL- v By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Regional flour mills might run low on Maryland wheat it doesn't rain soon in Queen Anne's County a top producer of the staple. Dry conditions this spring have slowed the growth of small grain crops in Queen Anne's and else- where in except in south- ern sections where parched soils got a long drink courtesy of a passing storm earlier this week. probably 3 to 4 inches below normal as far as said Paul Gunther. Queen Anne's County- extension agent. we have a wet Febru- ary and and an adequate supply of moisture in the soil. We didn't have that this To make matters steady breezes have been drying out plants even iinnfar uihoot a dry but whether or not it's a drought I'm not sure agricultural statistician normally goes to grain mills in where it's converted to bread and pastry dough. The result could be higher prices. could possibly see a rise in costs if the yields are Mr. Gunther Since March precipitation has been running 2.5 to 4 inches below normal according to the Maryland Agricultural Statistical Service. For wheat and other small nirront of ernwth.' Called is critical. that takes water. requirements for the plant are the Mr. Gunther said. this dry whealyields could be Extension agents'report weekly to the Agricultural Statistics and some are telling of dry condi- said Shelly agricultur- al statistician The extension agent for Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's County. Dave simply wrote on last week's report But agents in Calvert and St. Mary's counties reported a good soaking rain on Sunday night are starting to look said Dan Donnelly. St. Mary's County extension agent were getting very dry- Page