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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Okla. bomb victim search ending A2 No Orioles' bullpen fails Sid takes mound today Cl On O's vs. p.m. on NTS. seniors united in new program Dl Capital TOMORROW CLOUDS PAGE A15 THURSDAY MAY MD 35C Gary disputing large salary hikes Says only 1 aide will get a big pay boost ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County Executive John G. Gary Jr. denied yesterday that his top aides will receive substantial raises under a bill he has proposed to change their salary structure. Only one of six officials whose jobs would he reclassified Chief of Staff Kenneth H. Rumsey will receive a big which was negotiated when he took the Mr. Gary said. Mr. Rumsey's salary is and could rise to if his job is reclassified and the council approves Mr. Gary's budget. Two of the other five officials Land Use Officer Thomas C Andrews and Finance Officer John R. Hammond won't receive any raise this year for different Mr. Andrews is topped out in his salary and no money was budgeted for a raise for Mr. Mr. Gary said. The three others will get routine raises in line with what the rest of the work force will receive for another year of Mr Gary said. The bill has been controversial be- cause Mr. denied Friday in an interview with The Capital that top aides other than Mr. Rumsey would receive raises in his million budget for the year starting July 1 Council Chairman Diane R. said this morning that she and other council members have re- ceived numerous angry calls from tax- GARY payers complaining about the raises. Some residents have even questioned Mr. Gary's Republi- can Party Mrs. Evans said. His bill would raise the salary ceilings for six in which most of the officials have topped out in the current pay scale. But Mr Gary argued yesterday that except for Mr. the only raises included in his budget are a routine 5 percent or less that workers receive for another year of Page Gary's new luxury car revs up critics ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County Executive John G. Gary Jr. is driving his critics crazy by buying a luxury sedan for himself while proposing one of the most frugal budgets in county history. But Mr. Gary said the Mercury Grand Marquis LS is a routine replacement vehicle for the executive's office. is one of a host of replacements we're going to do every five said Mr. adding that his personal car is far more luxurious. it I drive a Lincoln Town The April 18 purchase came weeks before he proposed' a million budget that represents a 2.5 percent rise in spending the second-lowest increase since charter government began 30 years ago. Some county workers privately questioned the pur- chase at a time when residents face higher taxes and workers won't receive cost-of-living raises. The car was one of 141 Vehicles budgeted in the current fiscal year. Former county executive Robert R. Neall postponed the purchase until the election of his successor. New vehicles .rotate from top workers down through the government. For Mr. Gary took office in December with former chief administrative officer Dennis Parkinson's 1992 Buick LeSabre. But that worth with miles on went to another worker whtyi the Marquis was purchased. Page Coarrty Executive Gary's top aides can get rich qblch. A14 LET'S GET PHYSICAL ByJ Henson The Capital Tom co-chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and leads students through a round of sltups yesterday at Windsor Farm Elementary School In Arnold. Mr. a former congressman from Anne Arundel paid a half-hour visit to the school to promote National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The exercise was part of project A.C.E.S. All Children Exercising Simultaneously a national program to encourage children to live healthy lives through fitness. County spending hurt By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s education budget will hurt students in the next school year and push them further behind pupils from other counties when they some school board members charged yesterday. Larger fewer computers and no money to plan for new schools next year will put county children at a great disadvantage if the County Council passes Mr. Gary's proposed members said. The Board of Education asked the county for million more to run the schools next but Mr. Gary proposed adding million. The million introduced to the County Council on calls for hiring 41 new teachers instead of 61 proposed by The eliminating funding for new computer labs in all 12 high schools and cutting all funds to plan school renovation and construction for fiscal 1997. not a pretty school board Presi- dent Michael Pace said. a bare-bones budg- The County Council will examine the school board budget at 1 p m on May and L8 at the Arundel Center. Public hearings are sched- uled for p.m. Tuesday at Old Mill High and p.m May 11 at Annapolis High School A major concern among board members is that 41 new teachers won't be enough to handle rising driving up class sizes The school system is expected to gain pupils next pushing total enrollment to said Greg need those new teachers. Class size is very important. Any time you take a step it starts a Thomas board vice president school finance officer. The 41 new teachers can handle only 1.02S he said. need those new said Thomas board vice president. size is very important Any time you take a step it starts a The county executive's proposal also cuts all new guidance and art and music teachers from the board's request Cuts in staffing make it more difficult teachers to reach all but more com- puters could have said Joseph another school board member. Mr. Gary's spending plan kills all funding for the Advanced School Automation an elaborate computer system that would link every school in the county. BUDGET. Page Athletes abusing transfer policy. Bl Convention selects school board nomin- Bl Extra million for schools OK'd INSIDE By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer The state Board of Public Works yesterday allocated an additional million in school construction including million for renovation and expansion of Broadneck High School. The county school system will receive a total of million from the state was refused funding for Broadneck in but won its appeal for construction money Although the county's share of the cash does not the million needed from the state to expand Broadneck High from to students and renovate the existing more money could come next year good but it's nothing said county Associate Super- intendent Ken Lawson. The composed of Gov Parns N Glendenmg. Comptroller Louis L Goldstein and Treasurer Lucille approved a total of mil- lion for school projects statewide for the next fiscal year After approving about million in the board approved the addi- tional million m projects appealed by county school boards yesterday The million was the largest amount of money earmarked for school Includes million for the renovation and expansion of Broadneck High School. construction in 20 years. is nearly twice the amount we were spending just 10 years said Mr who added that he wants county school boards to focus on of existing structures ins .ua of buildi ig new schools. This year's project list reflected that with 70 percent of the money going toward expansion and renova- tion Some counties were treated better than others Montgomery which came out in force for Mr Glendenmg's election last received the most total funding with million but had requested almost million in January Almost million of Montgomery County's awards came through the appeals process Anne Arundel County's million was more than half the million the school officials originally requested. Among the local projects turned Page SOUTH A residents' group has appealed the state's approval of the P S.T. rubble landfill expansion in Har- wood. Baltimore lawyer G. Macy Nelson contended in the appeal that the Depart- ment of the Environment acted on incorrect information and interpreted rules inconsistently when it decided April 12 that a 53-acre landfill section could be opened. B8 SEYERNA The Bank of Glen Bumie has changed its mind about tearing down an eyesore building it owns along Jumpers Hole Road near Chart- well. BB 4 86 Arundel Report... Baby Face. Biz Newsmakers. Calendar.. Classified... Comics....... Crossword Death Dr. Gott. Editorials Engagements...... Entertainment..... Family Living Bl Hpnorroll Bll For the Record. AID Lottery..... B12 Movies......... C9 Obituaries....... 03 Police Beat. C16 Sailing........... C16 SevemaPark. 84 South County A14 Sports............. BIO Television....... C8 Tides......... Dl-2 Tree Talk....... Bll Vignettes 87 B2-3 A4 C7 A15 A15 C6 B6 B8-9 C16 C7 A15 A12 A5 Classified....................268-7000 Circulation.................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 Whitbread anticipation Race officials already check out Annapolis By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer The race is still three years but officials from the Whitbread 'Round the World Race came to Annapolis yesterday to inspect the city and.Baltimore as a stopover for the sailboat competition. Race CEO Ian Bailey-Willmot said the 60- to 65-foot boats will be showcased in Annapolis for two days using the floating piers set up during the city's annual boat shows. He said the stop in Baltimore and Annapolis only the second layover in the United States is good for building fans and corporate funding for the race. is just such an important market for the he said. Race newsletters and a magazine note the two cities' proximity to and local officials plan to market the race to tourists and boaters throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Annapolis and Baltimore have By David W. Trouo Tlw Capttal Whttbread 'Round The World Mflboat race Marketing Director Andrew Chairman Brian de la and Chief Executive Officer Ian Balley-Wlllmot check out Annapolis yesterday for use a stopover for the 1998 race. been considered as stopovers in the race but were rejected because of typically light winds on the Chesapeake Bay. when of the race were by nobody wanted to muck about on the bay for long periods of time. Now we are using a points Mr Willmot said. Under the points system adopted this year for the 1997-98 boats will be scored based on how they place on each leg of the race rather than their overall time for the nine- leg contest. Page   

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