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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               108 hostages tin eirfn HDWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 HOT BOOKS few new books for cooks summer menu Bl Many offa cookbooks focus on health. O's confident after NBA final on tap Cl TOMORROW. MUGGY P4GE A16 WEDNESDAY JUNE 7. MD 35C Florestajio state's coflege head ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Crofton resident Patricia S. a former University of Maryland administrator who served on Gov Parris N Glendenmg's transition was named this morning as state secretary of higher education Mrs. has long been rumored to be the front-runner which was vacated by Shaila an appointee under former governor William Donald Schae- fer. Ms. Aery's resignation was effective June 1 Mrs. Jlorestano is expected to collect an annual salary of a spokesman said. Ms who had been in the position several was earning a year when she left Clendening taps Crofton woman as new secretary the job It was reported a few weeks ago that Mrs. Florestano was one of three finalists being eonsidered-by the governor. go into these things and you don't know she said last night. f A visiting professor of government and a research fellow at 'the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Florestano over as the governor's top cabinet aide jon higher education matters and chief administrative officer of the Mary- land Higher Education Commission The 12-member commis sion advises the governor and the legislature on higher education policy and oversees the operation of the state's public col- leges and universities. said she wants to undertake a re- view Of tne commission's duties before setting priorities for her new position. But she noted that the commission's relation- ships with particularly with the Board of Regents for the University of Maryland needs to be improved. had six years since the reorganiza- during which the commission has had a very tough she said. are bringing in someone who has been on the Acknowledging that deregulation is a touchy Mrs. Florestano said she will work to improve accountability for the university sys- tem while giving campuses greater-flexibility. Mr. Glendening has said he wanted to select a higher education secretary who could ease antagonism between the commission and the board that governs the 11 campus University of Maryland Florestano's back experience and reputation speak for the governor said Mary- land's higher education system faces the chal- lenges of a new century we are pleased to have a secretary of Pat's caliber leading us forward The wife of Thomas E. the former Anne- Arundel Community College president and a current member of the county school she got to know Mr Glendening during her tenure atthe University of Maryland. Mrs. Florestano served as associate vice chancellor and vice chancellor for governmen- tal relations from 19d5 to 1991 The finalists for the position included Robert K associate commissioner for external affairs for the South Carolina Commission on Higher and Darryl G. execu- tive director of the New Jersey State College Governing Boards Association 25-hour motel standoff ends Robot goes in after man hiding in room ByLIAMMCGRATH Staff Writer A remote-control robot helped po- to peacefully end a 25-hour stand-- at a Motel 6 in Linthicum yester- Bulling bedsheetsirom a 45-year- man. thought to have a bomb in -'his room The wauted on warrant charges stemming from a June assault on .a county police offi- cer at the Linthicum light-Tail sta- refused to talk to negotiators throughout the standoff. But after the robot from the state Fire Marshal's Office entered his room and clawed at the the man came out from beneath a sink where he had cowered and surren- dered to police at p.m. Officer Randy county police said the identified as Marvin Eli was charged with reckless endangerment and re- sisting arrest and was being held in the county detention center. No bomb or other weapon was found in Room on the top floqr of 'the motel at 5179 Raynor But police found tape-wrapped bat- teries with wires attached to extension cords running into empty plastic and matches that had been lighted after being jammed into electrical outlets. Mr. whose nearest known relatives are in New last in Baltimore but often spent time in north Officer Bell said. In addition to county police and the state Fire Marshal's the county Fire the federal Bureau of Tobacco and Fire- arms and the FBI all filled roles during the standoff. Three blocks on Nursery a half-block north of the were closed to general traffic for about 24 and businesses on that road and on Raynor Avenue were shut Page Photos by John Gilfls For The Capital officials with the state Fire Marshal's Office prepare to deploy- a remote-control robot that ended yesterday's motel standoff hi LJfrthlcum. Marvin Ell had what turned out to be a phony surrendered after the robot entered his room. At a crowd of spectators to watch the day-long standoff at the Motel 6. Victims can now tell judge crime's effect Crime victims have a right to tell a judge in court how the crime has rather than just provide written according to a deci- sion highest court The Court of Appeals ruled yester- day that the state's judges must listen to victims before sentencing criminals easy to read a statement and brush it but to hear someone's voice when they talk about the emo- tional toll of the loss of a son or a if s a lot harder to put that out of your said Assistant State's Attorney Cynthia M a veteran Anne Arundel County prosecu tor Local court officials said the ruling makes official a policy that most county judges have followed for years someone had something to say I and all the local judges have allowed them to say Circuit Court Judge Raymond G ThiemeJr said this morn- ing Judge Thieme said he has allowed' victims to speak at sentencings he became a judge more than 20 years ago Maureen C head of the victim-witness program in the county State's Attorney's said most victims she has dealt with prefer to submit written statements Often they're nervous about speak- ing in court or fear that they'll break she said. But when victims have the impact of their testimony has been dramatic emotion that victims are afraid to display of very effec- tive because they're unable to express it on Ms Gillmer said victims need their day in court The appeals court said recent state laws and ballot initiatives bolstering Page Odenton shooting death ruled suicide By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer The state medical examiner s office has ruled that the weekend shooting death of an Odenton teen ager was a suicide Nicole Bastan Siar 14 of Williams burg was shot in the head late Saturday night in a Glen Burnie apart' ment and pronounced dead Sunday morning at North Arundel Hospital She was a freshman at Arundel High School The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the results of the and the manner of death was suicide He provided no further details County police this morning could not confirm the suicide finding because the investigation is said Officer Randy department spokes- man The shooting occurred in the back bedroom of an apartment in the 7700 blocft of Oakwood Drive A snub-nosed revolver yet to be recov ered by police was used to fire the fatal The gun was brought to the apart ment in the Oak Ridge Manor complex 1 Dr Theodore an assistant med ical examiner said- the cause of death was a contact gunshot wound of the y a is-year-oid Clan 'Burnie boy. apparently to show it off At first it wasn't loaded but the boy brought Page A INSIDE DEED dampens legislators' Sunny Day Arundel Report a Vet Calendar 01 Editorials B4 Kent Island B6 Lottejy Chefs Choice Bl-3 Obrtuanes ARUNDEL Crofton's clout A14 chastised in road talks 01 M Birth rates up for unmarried A15 Classified C5 D2 Police Beat All A15 Crossword Oeatfi Notices WorW 89 Sports DID Television A16 Tides B4 West County The jury's out on school sex case. A4 Cl-t 87 KENT Tight spending plan approved Aid WECT Water near landfill A12 Portions of The Capital are printed each day an recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable cleared A17 268-7000 OMolatfon..................2684000 Mnt Al By TODD SP ANGLER Staff Writer Swallow hard That's wiiat JegislaUve leaders did yesterday when the state Department of Economic and Employment Develop- ment rained on their telling them it needed 4 million from the account to cover promises made to businesses Those angry lawmakers were made without legislative approval and without money in the department's budget to fond them. And all yon can state officials toM is coogh up the money have characteristically been toH all you can do is approve said Senate Minority Leader John A R-Sevema Park would be reasonable for the General Assembly to 'You've got a budget. Don't over- spend damn budget' realize that's he added wryly The Legislative Policy Committee grudgingly agreed to pay the with state officials getting a stern admoni- tion from Senate President Thomas V Miner. wiU never happen the Prince George's County Democrat said. understand Officials created the Sonny Day fond to dote out Joans and grants to busi- in the hopes of keeping then the state or luring them to Maryland But legislators want to monitor the money carefully And they're sensitive about decisions being made for them. DEED Secretary James Brady who has been on the job for all of a month went before the committee of legislative leaders telling members that the 4 million had to be made available he the state would be forced to go back on its word to several businesses The biggest chunk of that money is a SI million grant and a million no- interest loan to and as part of a deal to keep that firm's central distribution center and Hi ISO employ ees from leaving Maryland But details of the involving a new plant to be built in Harford by Gov Pams Glendening is a deal that has been talked about for the last four months Mr Brady said seems peculiar to me that you're being put in a position now to approve it Central to the legislative anger was the fact that lawmakers still have no details about how the money will be spent According to use of the million hasn't been determined. Most likely It will be used to bay equipment or real estate   

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