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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               no Now's the time to visit the Farmers' Market Bl tonurtoos and squash are peifect Hght now. O's reach .500 after 4-2 HO WE MTCROF ILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 STICKY PAGE A1B WEDNESDAY JULY MD 35C High court OKs C r oft 011 landfill f ft r- j f By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Overturning a county Circuit Court the state's highest court has opened the door to a proposed rubble landfill near Crofton that neighbors complain will devastate the environment and clog local roads. After a five-year legal the state Court of Appeals ruled_Monday that a county zoning board did nothing wrong-in late 1993 by approving the Chesapeake Terrace landfill. .The pavesihe- way forra project that has drawn unanimous opposition from west county civic groups and the county govern- ment. An attorney for Silver Spring developer Warren E. the landfill develop- said some minor legal issues still need to be resolved in Circuit Court but saw -no reason why the landfill open for business. was a total vindication of what the Board of Appeals said Steven P. Resnick. few collateral issues are but the heart of the- has been decided.1' Robert Scott of president pf the Greater Crofton said he was surprised by the decision and would meet with an -attorney tor anauflbrella of-cjvic groups to see if neighbors have any options left. feel we presented a good and we're sorry the judge didn't see it that he said. very was a total vindication of what the Board of Appeals did... A few collateral issues are but the heart of the case has been Steven P. attorney for Halle The to be -built on 482 acres of undeveloped land next to the Patuxent Wildlife Research has drawn fierce criticism frbmvneighbors who say disturb wetlands and harm the Patuxent River. According to plans submitted by the landfill's opening will be preceded by a sand-and-gravel mine- The' which would open for no more than 12 Would generate an estimated 300 trucks a day. The debate has held west county residents' if only because of a lengthy zoning history. Administrative Hearing Officer Robert C. Wilcox rejected the project in but that decision was reversed by the countyBoard of The board held 17 hearings on the more than on any other in its history In its 20-page the Court of Appeals said Judge Martin A. Wolff wrongly struck down the landfill late. last The Circuit Court judge had said the Board of Appeals exceeded its authority by modifying the same plans Mr. Wilcbx rejected two years earlier. But the Court of Appeals said the modifica- tions letting Mr. Halle build a threat quarter-mile access road across neighbors' laijd weren't significant. '._ access issue was so inextricably inter- twined with the administrative hearing offi- cer's decision that it was before the the court Steven M. depufy county declined to comment until he saw the decision. Page Motivational speech puts tears in plebes'eyes By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWriter In one of the wide anonymous hallways of the Naval Academy's vast a woman not 5 feet tall spoke to two long rows of white- garbed plebes. Her delivered in a rising gravelly tears to many of their eyes. This was no typical harangue. Just two. weeks into Plebe novice midshipmen have already been yelled at for every conceivable including their failure to memorize reams of trivia. For perhaps the first Command Master Chief Petty Officer Liz Johns was telling them why. average age of the sailor dying in the fleet is and what should be listed on their death certificate is 'Failure to pay attention the 44-year-old sailor told the plebes of November Company yesterday. Master Chief Johns is now the senior enlisted person at the academy. November Company was not only the last of the 18 plebe companies to hear the lecture this but the final mids to hear the she has delivered for three years at the academy. She will retire from the Navy in November. .By David W. Trozzo The Capital Master Chief Petty Officer Liz Johns showed a blue body the kind the Navy uses for detached to a group of 60 plebes yesterday at the Naval Academy. As a photographer In the Master Chief Johns Often recorded accident scenes. where I'm ends the Navy veteran told the novice midshipmen. It was part of a powerfully delivered speech on the Importance of details and the responsibility and honor of a naval officer. In the early days of her 25-year Navy she was a photographer's mate whose job was photographing accident scenes. do all kinds of silly stuff in the Navy. We even have you memorize menus. Now that's silly. But in the if you do the seemingly silly you will the master chief said. In the ringing tones of a Baptist she told the plebes about the aviator who died because a sloppy sailor guessed wrong ab6ut the proper position of a 50-cent cotter pin- She told them of the Before sign painted on the dashboard of every Navy and of the 3-year-old tricyclist who died because a sailor didn't check his mirrors. She spread one blue and one green body bag on the floor. is a trash bag for human beings. This is where I'm sorry' ends she her husky voice rising. But the speech turned from guilt trip to praise for the men and women who accept the challenge of Navy life. She began to talk about how responsibility ennobles a how an honorable naval officer Page School board upfbr debate By TODDSP ANGLER Staff Writer County Executive John G. Gary Jr. may have given hope of changing the school board appcrtntniettt but legislators say they'll move ahead with hearings on the subject. Del. John R. said yesterday that he still intends.to.push for around the so residents can voice their opinions on whether the process should be changed. When Mr. Gary's recommendations-for two school board slots were ignored last month by Gov. Parris N. the county executive said it was unlikely that any change in the process would take place. he said it appeared that county legislators had usurped power over the governor's with state Sen.- Philip C. D-Brooklyn successfully recommend- ing that Thomas Twombly be reappointed over Mr. Gary's objection. In past governors have listened to the county executive's recommendations for board positions. But Mr. Leopold said it's too early for the county executive to quit. He believes that the work group of legislators he co- chairs could come up with a viable alternative. intend to hold the public he said. 'There is considerable interest in One proposal Mr. Leopold is advancing would allow the County Council to select the four school board members who represent legislative districts in the county. Then Mr. Gary would have veto power over their decisions. The other four positions on the board are at-large seats. They could be filled by the governor. something I think bears Mr. said. Mr. Gary said the proposal is a in the right but he doesn't think it provides enough and between the council and the school board. The council has final say over the board's budget. No dates have been set for the but they'll probably be helrl in September and October. Page Fighting to keep wife in the States She faces deportation after raid By JEFF NELSON StaffWriter Six years ago Jose Flores' father was murdered in a brutal civil and fear forced him to flee his native country of El Salvador. At 6 a.m. Monday the fear returned when Mr Flores lost his wife in the U.S. immigration system. he and a handful of over whelmed volunteers are searching through the world ol.onmi-. gration law to get her back before she is returned penniless to El Salvador. The Immigration and Naturalization Service descended on Annapolis Mon day with a handful of warrants for people who should have left the coun- try after hearings determined they araMn't stay They found one person who fit the warrants they held and 22 more who had no documents allowing them to be in the United States said. 'We're going to take you away because you don't have a per- mit.' Mr Flores said through an interpreter He has the precious permit needed to remain but his doesn't. showed them a passport I'm worried because she has no nothing She was really scared jyhen they took he said Mr Flores said he filed for political asylum for his wife and their three children last but the paperwork hasn't been processed. Pad ire. an Annapolis lawyer who helps Salvadorans with their ap- said processing takes sev- eral weeks If Mr Flores had kept a copy of the his wife would be with Jiiifl Victory at Goddard may be short-lived By TODD SPANGLER StaffWriter land's congressmen pulled off a By George N Lundstnw The Capital Jose a legal Immigrant Irvmg hi hopes to asylum. In Bie UinlftMf Sfates six' years after leaving El Salvador where his father was killed In a civil war. First he must find a way to keep the U.S. government from deporting Ma wtfe. by blocking closing of tho Godriarri Space Flight Center ypster day. but the victory may be short lived As part of a deal worked out between negotiators and the House Appropm tions some S.132 million could be trimmed from a key program at the spacfi center If thai cut is retained throughout the congressional budget it could cost as many as jobs at the Greenbelt facility- Some people work at Goddard. and about 1.900 of them hail from Anne Arundel County. this the ic. great news wp cannot forget about the families whose lives have been dis rupted hv ihe news of the potential Parris N Glpndenmg said at a Capitol Hill news conferrncp yester rtav have won the but not war congrpssional delegation will continue its efforts to fight for these jobs Though thpy applauded the derision Page INSIDE now instead of sitting in the Wicomiro County detention center awaiting re or a plane ride to the country- she fled last year Deportation for most of those appre hernied in the Annapolis sweep is scheduled for but INS reprp scntafives said each case arill be re viewed in detail one is going to be loaded onto a bus or plane without a thorough review of each said Stephen Fickett. deputy district director for Maryland who has an application in for asylum will be deported Wp know DEPORT. 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