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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Term limit boosters get to work A2 NAVY WAVE Area prepares for annual tide of Navy visitors Bl Johnson's on the Avenue awaits crowds. Broadneck win 01 Other baseball Navy's NCAA draw Olamtal TOMORROW WARMER DETAILS PAGE AT TUESDAY MAY MD 350 Gary pay raises for aides axed Council unanimously kills wage proposal ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer In a stern rebuke of County Executive John G. Gary the County Council last night unanimously killed a bill that offered raises to several of his top Council members argued that Mr Gary was wrong to propose raises for aides in a budget year without inflation raises for rank-and-file workers. pay increased wages for high-ranking officials when you can't afford cost-of-living raises for all workers is said Councilman James E D-Glen Bumie. Mr. Gary proposed to upgrade pay scales for six top aides. All but one had reached the limit in their current salary schedules. Raises for four of the six officials were included in Mr. Gary's million spending scheduled for a council vote on Friday In interviews and a memo to Mr. Gary argued the upgrades were not raises because the top officials would only receive on the salary schedule. He budgeted million for such raises for all workers. He also argued the changes were necessary to reorganize the executive's office. Two women who would get raises don't earn as much as their male and another official took a pay cut to work for the he said. But the proposal sparked outrage among union officials and residents. In a budget with higher property garbage and utility nobody expressed any sympathy for top officials to earn more. bill caused more concern than the budget said Councilman George F. D-Linthicum. Page utility fees to cost more ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County residents will pay nearly more a year in garbage and utility fees beginning July under measures approved unanimously by the County Council last night. Homeowners will owe per year for garbage disposal and rather than the current And water and sewer rates will go up 13.5 for an average of nearly per household per year. A few people testified against the measures and a proposed increase in property taxes. But members of County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s administration said the garbage and utility fees are necessary for the operations to pay for themselves without taxes. Commercial who subsidize residential rates at Millersville are increasingly hauling trash to surrounding states with cheaper dumping officials said. But the true cost of collecting and disposing of residential trash is per so residents are still getting a officials Higher water and wastewater fees are needed to pay for maintaining aging pipes and officials said. Dean Sears of Generals Highway complained that he couldn't afford the 25 percent increase in the garbage fee. Page By Bob Gilbert The Capital Derrick Lontaye entering the county courthouse for a hearing last was sentenced yesterday to life plus SO years In prison. who kidnapped a Glen Bumle priest and secretary last won't face a parole hearing for at least 30 years. Abductor of priest gets life plus 50 By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Derrick L. a self-described bomb waiting to will spend at least 30 years in prison for kidnapping a priest and church secretary last summer. A Circuit Court judge yesterday sentenced to life plus 50 years for the Aug. 13 in which he abducted the victims from a Glen Burnie forced the priest into a car trunk and sexually assaulted the reception- ist. The victims eventually and a few days Sellman raped a former girlfriend. Apologizing for actions he said he couldn't the Annapolis man told Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. he deserved a stiff punishment and also asked for psychological treatment that could allow him someday to return to society. got to be something more to me than he said. trying my hardest to find it. I don't know if it's b.ut I'm trying to find Yesterday was not Sellman's first appearance before a local court. A prosecutor ticked off a list of crimes Sellman has committed since many of them violent. But Sellman's attorney said that through it criminal justice officials failed to see the destructive path his client was on one that he said would have led either to last August's events or Sellman's death. Page Terror scene wiped away Bombing reminder comes down in seconds ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY The remains of the federal a stark reminder of tumbled to the ground today in an orchestrated series of muffled booms as friends and relatives of bombing victims looked on. The nine-story shell collapsed in a cloud of grayish-brown dust when the dynamite charges carefully placed by demolition experts went off. It was a contrast to the thick black smoke that boiled up April 19 _ when a bomb tore the face of the building guess that's our shrine and we're the said Bud whose old died in the Social Security Administration office. He was one of about who gathered at various vantage points downtown to watch. Priscilla a Customs Service employee who was trapped in the building for four hours after the said she came today as a way of saying goodbye to friends who died. I heard the it brought it all she said. what it sounded'like. That's what I remember. I had to come. It had to be real to me. Hearing that blast brought it all The building fell in at a.m. startling some of the watchers who couldn't hear the two-minute warning sounded at the site. The collapse took only first the east side of the building and then the west. Several booms could be heard as the explosions from more than 100 pounds of dynamite rose from the lower levels to the top of the structure. glad it's gone. It was terrifying to see it come down. I can't imagine what it was like the day that it said Barbara Duggan. Amanda who drove from Tulsa with her 2-year-old son to see the demoli- can't help but think of all those poor people who were in At least 167 people died because of the bombing. The bodies of two of them Christy and Virginia AP photos The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building In downtown Oklahoma City falls In a cloud of dust as It was demolished this morning. The building was the site of a deadly bombing attack on April 19 that killed at least 167. both credit union employees remain buried in the rubble and police now believe a third person may also be there. He is 54-year-old Alvii. who lived nearby and frequented the credit union. He hasn't been seen since the day of the bombing. If his death his that would bring the toll to Authorities planned to search the flat- tened rubble again as debris is cleared over the next several in hopes of finding the remains. The site may eventu- ally become a memorial park. Gov. Frank Keating said he saw tears in the eyes of firefighters as the building went but as they neared the site afterward the mood changed. really wanted to kick the rubble and say you're out of Mr. Page At the bomb-damaged federal building to shown prior to Its demolition by explosives. State police target aggressive drivers ASSOCIATED PRESS PKESVILLE State police say they are launching a program to get aggressive drivers to change their bad habits. Troopers will be looking for driv- ers who change lanes in an unsafe manner or fail to grant the tight of way. The program will begin Friday. has seen them weav- ing in and out of flashing their lights at the guy in front of them to get them out of the said Mike a police spokesman. Two weeks a trooper was injured after his cruiser was hit while it was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 96 in Baltimore Mr. McKelvin said. Trooper First Class Michael Wright had just written a speeding ticket when the driver of another speeding car traveling north decided to exit 1-95. The driver tried to pass a truck to get to the exit lane and clipped its front end. The driver of the truck lost control and the truck landed on top of the Mr. McKelvin said. Trooper Wright was taken to the Shock-Trauma Center at University Hospital in where he was treated and released. The driver of the who was not was charged with reckless driving. Mr. McKelvin said the situation has gotten so bad drivers aren't afraid to pass police vehicles by weaving in and out of traffic around them. INSIDE ARUNDCL Annapolis resi- dents will pay lower taxes to the crty but more for trash collection under a spend- ing plan passed last night by the City Council. Cl Up to teen-agers statewide are waiting along with state officials to see if Congress will free federal funding for summer jobs pro- grams. A4 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Arundel Report. Business Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crofton Crossword Death Notices Cl Bl-2 B3 C2 06 B6 B4 C8 D6 Editorials Lottery Movies Obituaries Police Beat Sevema Park Sports Television Tides A6 A4 D5 A7 A7 B5 01-4 05 A7 Classified Circulation .268-7000 268-4300   

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