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Annapolis Capital Newspaper Archive: June 1, 1995 - Page 1

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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Shook shocked HQWE'LL MICROFILMS 0 0 LAUREL MD WHY So Part part shyness takes course Cl BigBen fly by Angels again Dl County baseball's HUMID PAGE All THURSDAY JUNE MD 35C Council spending says Gary ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer -County Executive John G Gary Jr. says the million budget approved by the County Council last week is out with' -a. million and it could fail to fund two planned elementary school additions in Pasade- na The argued yes- terday that a surplus doesn't constitute an and the money for the. two schools Jacobsville and Ridge-way elementaries is in the budget. feel everything has been ac- counted. _said cmmpil Ohairrfian Diane R. According to Mr. Gary's budget spending too little counts as a budget and that may make the budget unconstitutional an odd position for a fiscal conservative to' find himself in. But council attorney Atwdod B. Tate said yesterday that the budget is com- pletely with the schools and Mr. Gary's concerns are the result The disagreement was caused by the county executive's refusal to submit a supplemental budget for. the first time in anyone's memory because the council didn't fund some position he One .way or the questions will be deci'ded today. The deadline for finalizing the budget is midnight to- night. Strictly deci- sion to cut without a corresponding reduction in tax collec- tions or a reallocation of revenues by Mr. could create an imbalance in the budget. It may -seem like an enviable prob- but Mr. Gary's office yesterday was calling it extremely important budgetary There were even allegations that 'the whole plan might be illegal under the county charter. In a memo to the county Financial Officer John Hammond yesterday outlined Mr. Gary's con- cerns. saying that if the million to be used for the elemen- tary schools and a school board roof repair it had to be spelled out in a supplemental budget. Without such a move by the county the funding wouldn't neces- sarily go to those the memo said. Council members saying they made it clear that the money was supposed to go to the school board for those items and the charter gives them the. authority to restore budget BUDGET. Page A WE SALUTE ftiotos by Bob Gilbert The Capital The Blue Angels soar overhead In their fly-by at the Naval Academy's gratfuatfori ceremony yesterday. More than 20.OOO people watched 905 rnldshjpmen receive their military commissions at Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. At William Garrett of Annapolis his' midshipman's shoulder boards those of an ensign. His B. the academy's vice academic and his snap the new shoulder boards In place. For more see Page B7. i of ice rink County seeking for mess at Quiet Waters By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer The county yesterday sued the com- pany that built the jihxed Quiet Waters Park skating seeking for skaters off the ice since 1993. The filed in county Circuit alleges .that the contractor-and m inspector hired to review construc- tion of the rink are responsible for several defects that didn't appear until March 1993. By the following the outdoor rink had to be closed. The rink the only one of its type in ..'Aftne_Arundel County was meant to the the Neck Peninsula and county offi- cials say park attendance has dipped since then. the whole reason we put it in there to that center of activity in the winter said Jay assistant director for the Department of Recreation and Parks. With repairs slated for. next year and the contractor refusing to take respon- sibility for the rink's the' county saw no choice but to go to Patricia A. felt that we had to file the lawsuit to get the satisfaction we Ms. Since March when county offi- cials began noticing the rink' has rapidly into a public relations nightmare. Among the rink'.s. Steel pipes carrying refrigerant that freezes the water tiles onjthe_ are fallihgTiiC the concrete is cracking. With park officials unable to keep the ice the- rink .has stayed closed since December arid park officials refunded in season skat- ing passes last year. At its thes Page Labor negotiator sacked by schools By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer A labor negotiator hired by the county school board to nail down a contract with teachers has been dis- missed after collecting nearly and failing to finish his mission. Eight months after Edward Gutman of Baltimore began working for per the boafd still doesn't have a contract with the teachers association But board officials said hiring Mr. Gutman as their chief negotiator was the right choice didn't have anybody school board President Michael Pace sairi. was a question of expertise and experience The were very complex. There were a number of lots of issues. We needed a professional to do that Mr. Gutman served us Mr. Gutman represented the board during the major part of Mr. Pace said. Because that's the board president his services are no longer needed. Gutman can't be blamed for the lack of a contract with Mr. Pace because he was working within the boundaries the board set. did what the board asked him to Mr. Pace said was made on a number of issues It takes two to The board has paid Mr. Gutman said Greg Nourse. director of financial services for the county schools. It owes him-about After an impasse with the Association of Anne Arundel County was reached earlier this an out- side arbitrator was called in. The Page Bike doctors to the rescue City bicycle paramedic unit prepared to pedal to patients By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer When a premature explosion critically injured a fireworks technician last July city paramedic Mark Madison watched an ambulance inch toward City Dock through congested streets. Should that misfortune happen again this two bicycle-borne paramedics will dart t and he tic patent------- can get there a whole lot quicker than an ambulance Jeff paramedic might become available for busy summer weekends paramedic Martin said. within minutes. can get there a whole lot quicker than an ambulance paramedic Jeff Martin said. The city Fire Department started its first bicycle paramedic unit after the idea was suggested by two paramedics a month ago. The bike unit be on duty downtown for the July 4 fireworks this yea. The wifl be assigned whenever there's an event with lots of spectators such as the Btae Angels air shows or the Parade of Once mate paramedics are the tmil expands from there is up to the he said. The unit joins a growing trend across the as cities with crowded traffic seek new ways to deliver emergency services. The city already has a contingent of police officers who patrol on bikes. When they're on the paramedics will ride around and be respond to medical problems as they as well as taking calls over the radio. Everything the paramedics need to give a patient basfc medical carets contained hi Bf W. The Capital Mf ira MlflBH to INSIDE several bags carried on the bikes. a bit of but you don't notice it once you get paramedic Martin said. The bags contain cardiac oxygen a heart a bandages and other equipment. The bike paramedics' task will be to stabilize a patient until an ambulance arrives. paramedic Martin said. The paramedics will also wear radios equipped with two-way to communicate with the dispatch center. The unit was started with a minimum department since the Lions Club of Annafnlis donated to purchase the two mountain bikes. Manufactured by the bikes are sturdier than standard recreational models. The bikes were provided by the Bike Doctor which wiD also maintenance for two years. ARUNDEL The state in- to-cfpfltp fl roorn.' in its soon-to-be-built international terminal at Baltimore-Washington International but a Crownsville minister has said he has different plans about how the chapel should operate. Bl Arundel Calendar... Classified.... Comics Crossword Death Notices Edrtonsis Entertainment.. Family Living. Teuhe ftecem. Bl Movies DlO B5 Obituaries All C-a Police Seat. ..All. B9 C3 Sailing 06 CIO Sevema Park B4 C12 South County B8 AID Sports Dl-4 DlO Television D9 Cl Tides All 68- T Vignettes BIO Lottery...... Portions of The Capital are pnnted each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable. ClaMHted.....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kant 327-1583   

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