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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Blood drops point to OJ. A2 OTTO AFCHlv'ES 31-. A F.EL AYE LAUREL 1'0707 KID SPORTS How to protect your young athlete from injuries Cl Season lor young aches and upon us. Caps have one last shot Dl 19 TOMORROW CLEARING DETAILS PAGEA1B THURSDAY MAY 18. 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD 35C PLANE SKIDS OFF STOPS AT BANK No om was Injured yesterday when this 1977 Rockwell Comtni .the remains under the Virginia pHot told and careened Into the drive-through window of the Fa By George N. iundskoyv The Capital crashed while landing during a storm at Lee Airport In Edgewater Although Fjre Department officials that his aircraft hydroplaned after hitting the slick iBank branch next to the airport. Tellers flee as enters Edgewater drivje-throiigh By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer The drive-through window at an Edgewater bank almost became a fly- through last night when a single- engine plane skidded off the end of the runway at Lee Airport and crashed. The Terry of and his shipman Fourth Class Derek the only passenger aboard the walked from the wreckage uninjured. The crash occurred at p.m. during a rainstorm a short time after a torrential section of the storm swept through Edgewater. Mr. Dudash told investigators he was landing at the airport when his 1977 Rockwell Commander 112 hydro- planed on the water-covered-ronway and continued off the said Lt. Robert county iFire De- partment spokesman. Mr. Dudash declined to comment immediately afterward. The aircraft plowed through a chain-link fence at the end of the ripped through two small trees and skittered across a parking lot before coming to rest at the edge of the Farmers Bank branch at 3062 Solomons Island Road. Page Ciptalgnphlo Employees broil over pensions t But their is impartial to the disparity By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer State employees say it's grossly un- fair for part-time legislators to receive larger pensions than they but their boss Gov. Parris N. Glendening is indifferent to the disparity He believes the matter is outside his purview. A spokesman for Mr. Glendening said yesterday that he has no plans to review employees' retirement benefits or compare them to legislative pen- which are as much as three times those earned by state workers. Dianna the governor's press said he views it as a of question. is an issue that rests with the she said. But as the head of state Mr Glendening not only runs all of the agencies employing Maryland's public but also has the authority to introduce legislation bettering employ- ees' pensions. In he appoints members tp the General Assembly Compensation Commission which unilaterally sets the pension formula for the legislature. That formula gives former makers with only eight years experi- ence a pension worth about a year. A state employee making a year for a full-time job would need 26. years of service to reap a comparable benefit. are-the plans to move on the asked Robert interim director of the Maryland Classified Employees Assxx after hearing the governor's Page County workers blast pay raises Schools won't save on eliminated jobs By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer When Superintendent Carol S. Par- ham unveiled her school she promised to cut administrators and use the million saved to buy more books next year. But she won't be able to do it. Seven central office employees whose jobs she eliminated will still get paid a total of next year if they take new jobs Mrs. Parham has offered them. a humane approach that still allows savings for materials of instruc- Mrs. Parham said this morning. have to begin The superinten- dent's million proposed in cut 21 central office jobs. The savings would 1 have increased spending on books and equipment by PARHAM 66 percent. But during budget talks' this school officials told the County Council that the directors and coordinators of instruction were cut will be of- fered new positions in the school sys- tem and get their full salaries and benefits for one year will protect their salary for one said Kenneth associate superintendent of instruction and sup- port services. are some pretty heartless ways to cut staff. This is thoughtful and School officials this week are push- ing the council to restore million in cuts County Executive John Gary Jr. made in-his million education budget. The school board submitted a million budget to Mr. Gary. Mr. Lawson said the board is re- quired to continuing paying the em- ployees the same salaries for one year under their contracts School officials touted the cuts as savings to the council. But the elimina- tion of the positions won't be fully realized for two said Greg finance officer for county schools. There will still be some savings next Mr. Nourse said. If a coordinator moves to a teaching for the system will save the teacher's salary the first year. The second year when the salary drops down to the normal pay the remain- ing savings will be he said. Page ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County workers are hammering County Executive John G. Gary Jr. as and misleading because of a memo defending raises budgeted for several top aides. A memo from Mr. Gary was distrib- uted May 11 with paychecks. It de- scribed newspaper articles about the raises and salary upgrades as incor- incomplete and But workers and union officials found the explanation incredible in a year without cost-of-living raises. sending a really bad said Officer Dennis P. presi- dent of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70. we're doing without at the it doesn't seem One union official quoted a worker as giving Mr. Gary the benefit of the doubt until the memo came out. she saw that she didn't see him as truthful any said the who spoke on condi- tion of anonymity. The dispute involves Mr. Gary's proposal to upgrade the salary sched- ules for six of his top Chief of Staff Kenneth H. Rum- sey's top salary would rise from to County Attorney Phillip F. Scheibe's ceiling would rise from to sending a really bad Dennis P. FOP Human Services'Officer Ardath' Cade's top pay would rise from to She already earns because of a longevity bonus. Director of Aging Carol R. ceiling would rise from to- Finance Officer John R. mond's top pay would grow from. to Land Use and Environment Offi- cer Thomas C. Andrews' ceiling would rise from to Mr. Andrews is topped out under the new pay scale because his salary from a previous post was grandfathered. Mr.. Hammond isn't budgeted for a raise. But Mr. Gary's budget includes rais- es of for Mr. Mr. for Ms. Baker for Mrs. Cade. The council must still vote on the- law to change the salary scales. With-'. out a all of the officials except Mr. Scheibe are topped out. Mr. Gary explained in his Fellow letter that he negoti- ated the higher salary with Mr. Rum- sey before hiring because the Page INSIDE ARUNDEL A proposal pav- ing- the way for a Gambrills-area shop- ping center would allow .the developers to write their own zoning rules and set a' dangerous members of trie Severn River Association warned this week. Bl Jeff Manto went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer last night as the Orioles overcame a four-run deficit and two homers by Cecil Fielder to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4. Dl Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also recyclable. ClaMffled....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 Calendar............. AS D7 DO CrWswordL........Cll Death Notices......C13 Editorials.............A14 Entertainment......B12 Family Living........Cl-3 For the Record B2-3 Honor BIO Lottery............... A4 Police I Park....... 'B8 South County...... B4 Sports............... Dl-6 Television..........Bll Tides.................. A15 Vignettes......A12 From Kent 327-1683 All other departments..268-5000 Survey finds need for a city manager By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Annapolis should adopt a city man- ager form of government to fix a dysfunctional City Council that seri- ously hampers city employees' ability to a Greater Annapolis Cham- ber of Commerce committee con- cluded yesterday. A survey of city in- cluded in a report prepared by the also concluded that in- fighting among department heads is demoralizing and politicizing city of- fices. 'culture' of disrespect and non- cooperation exists in city govern- ment. This 'culture of conflict' hin- ders the efficient delivery of munici- pal services and impedes establishing or maintaining a cooperative work- ing environment within the city gov- the report concluded. Some aldermen rejected the claims saying they're politically motivated or aimed in the wrong direction. is a function of whoever happens to be mayor. Alfred A. has told us we are always free to go to any department said Alderman Louise D-Wardl. Alderman Carl 0. D-Ward also related the problems to Mr. Hopkins' management style and charged that the chamber picked a city manager form of government for reasons is a very special interest group with a definite he said Mr Hopkins said department heads work but the alder- men have damaged trust and effi- ciency in City Hall. think the employees' observa- tions are he said Alderman Samuel D-Ward also said some aldermen are abus- ing their increasing authority. people have gained too much power and they are telling exactly what they can and can't he said. The chamber headed by Cynthia a Homewood resident active in local was made up of business owners and and political activists Besides surveying city businesses and the group interviewed former Annapolis may- ors and city managers and mayors from other Maryland cities. It also Page f