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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Reward offered in Glen Bumie anon FACELIFT Renovations add new life to cozy 'farm house' Dl Green Bay PAGE All AUOUST MD Long Island -I A brush fire of cohWfloT a second day yesterday near the turning the resort playground for the rich into a disaster area choked by 40-foot flames and billowing white smoke. More than Volunteer fire- fighters waged a ground war against the fire with shovels and picks. Seven National Guard helicopters dumped 200gallon loads of water pumped from a nearby lake onto the IH-mile-wioe fire zone. The fast-moving fire burned across acres of land and destroyed a bother yard and one.home. The West- Hampton commuter railroad station and at least seven nearby mostly small wood-frame were damaged. like being in said volun- teer firefighter L.J. of Middle Island. were right there in woods wall of fire went right over us. We pumped every ounce of irtterthat we bad Everyone was screaming on the radio for pnrces wbosjoit on condition ymity tokl the Associated Press that investigators noticed a certain pattern in the way the fire indicating that it have been set Iftreatened Imhes incladed slope- roofed post-modern country houses typically sold for hundreds of thou- sands of But the fire posed little threat to more posh homes of well-known Hamptons residents such as Steven Atec Baldwin and Kim Bssinger. t An exception 1nt composer Marvin who hosed down the roof of his Westhamptod Beach summer bouse and fled back Manhattan'on Thurs- taking along a favorite picture of his wife hi case the fire got to their home. Just want it to be he said. pray that your your neigh- be Mr. Hamlisch left voluntarily. About 250 residents were ordered to evacuate PIT STOP County OKs plans for new Parole center By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer The county approved plans this week for a major Parole shopping and its said it would include a home furnishings store MA tnant The Gateway Village off Defense Highway and behind the Sam's Club will have a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday The first phase of the center will be about one-fourth the size of the Anna- polls Mall and will include five stores. a part of Atlanta-based Jaco- by said this week that it has signed a tease with Cleveland- based Home Place a home furnish- ings store. The developers also confirmed that Best Best Products and Petsmart would be tenants in the center. That leaves at least one planned building still vacant. CoMart spokesman Andrea Driver said construction would begin soon. The company didn't specify a comple- tion date. Home Race leased' about square feet. The center's plans catt ngs of more than __ jJ biblLiatl ffnnrT VDP 01 IDuEDUl and two often about half that size. A restaurant also is planned. Liter phases of the project ptannsd in rvora proptwwd react The project site on a roughly trian- gular wedge of formed by Defense and Genends highways and die planned extension of Housely Road. Two of the Gateway Village stores will be newcomers to the AnnapQUS area. Home Place is a small but rapidly growing company that sells kitchen utensils and home accessories. It has 10 stores but plans to expand to 175 in five and this week announced plant to open five home furnishing stores in the Baltimore area. Best Buy is a Minnesota-based dec- and agpliaiKc chain baaed in WHnCwcuit The store differs from fiBlMl electronics stores in that it doesn't hm salesmen on the floor. It to 151 stores including tit Glim Bumie. which also has a location in den is a pet supply super- store. It led the industry with million in sales last year. Some of the stores have veterinary dinks and aer- Pace Drunken driver loses in courtroom gamble rain of ashes. The area was eerily quiet when' traffic jams of luxury cars nor- would he beaded to the island's .tint end for the last weekend before the Page By BRIAN WHEELER Stiff Writer Keith R. repeat drunken driver already facing 10 morths in went to Circuit Court this week looking for a break. a Judge more than doubled his sentence. After a jury on Thursday convicted the Pasadena resident of an alcohol- related crime for the fifth time since Judge Eugene M. Lerner sen- tenced him to prison for two years. In March a lower court judge had imposed a 10-month sentence. who's been here five times is in big trouble. I I just think you continue to drive and to the judge said. man is going to go out there and kill some- The stiff sentence was the maximum allowed by law for the July in which police stopped Mr. Decker for weaving across the center line. The officer determined that he was and a check found that he was driving without a valid license. Mr. Decker ended up in Circuit Court when he decided to appeal the decision by District Court Judge Vin- cent A. despite a warning that the punishment could be padded. know he was aware of that poten- said Leo P. his attorney. Decker had every opportunity to turn from but he maintained his Innocence from beginning to Circuit Court judges infre- quently boost lower court jail except muter unusual circumstances. In this the trigger for Judge Lerner may have been Mr. Decker's alibi. Mr of 302 Sharon insisted in court that his wife was behind the wheel the night he was arrested and that they switched seats after a police officer pulled them over. The officer apparently never asked who bad been and Mr. Decker didn't volunteer that Mr. Hylan said. After the half-day Judge Lerner ripped into that testimony from the suggesting that the Deckers lied to keep him out of trouble. you ask you all belong in jail for 10 years for Judge Lerner said. these are just out-and- out lies that were perpetrated hi this The difference in the two judges' sentences isn't trivial. Besides spend- ing more than an extra year behind Mr. Decker will have to dole out in fines was fined in District And he doesn't qualify now for work-release. Most Mr. Hylan is that hell now be sent to a state as opposed to the county detention center. two-year My That's the end of the and that's almost Mr. Hylan told the judge. Despite the fact that Mr Decker has since completed an alcohol-treatment a prosecutor said the maxi- mum prison term was well-earned. chooses to get behind the wheel and endanger the citizens of Anne Arondel said Assistant State's Attorney Megan B. Johnson. really believe the defendant thinks he can avoid the SAT improvements debated iNSIDE Some say tests were Mumbed By LESLIE GROSS StaffWriter As nine of the county's 12 high tout higher scores on the col- entrance exam this a debate over whether changes in the Rational test inflated performance. The county's Class of 1995 beat state national averages this SCOT- 503points in math and 438 in verbal the Scholastic Assessment Test A -JI -County school Superintendent Carol said the scores wen a adding that the 3r She said scores rose even with more i percent of seniors t..r- it She pointed to the success of to preparing phis an SAT prep course. school board member Thomas R jTwwnbiy disagreed that higher improvement Changes in 5brasi made the test he said. ThtCUwpf 1396 was the first to take formerly known as the 9 Test Coflege Board Ito titt tt ttn dttrty Literacy Council coordinator steps down from poet. M. school SAT scores dnton announces Hum on Yetiowstone miring. At. Forest land In Chesapeake watershed decreasing. M. potting racotd-brMUng SCOOM. the The results Bsn'salKtoftberostbthtt fffl be dosed for tonornw'i Trenton routs Bavsox In Eastern League tt. tnapflf the race in AtuntW Report..... Bl Calendar............ A9 Lottery Capital Cmra.... C17 Mmfea... OS Comics................ C8 Mlgton........ Crawwnt...........014 Sports Death EdHorMto.............A10 Annapolis High load and Rowe LBroadreck High King George Street 7 J6 to I of fhf tfB prtnlrt Mch itey North County hHgh Naval Academy Bridav and Annapolk Boukmrd to South Rtvef High reflects how students team today. not impressed with these scores at Mr. Twombly said. dumbed-down the test It's erroneous to compare The verbal section no longer in- cludes antonym questions and has more and longer reading passages. In there are fewer multiple-choice questions and more areas where stu- dents compute their own said Diane coordinator of the Advanced Program. Students are also now allowed to use calculators for the entire test Tom director.of manage- ment information said scores are.scakd so they can be compared to test year's. test scores we're reporting are the exact difficulty of the test last said Mr. who was on the national panel that redesigned the exam. The change in the test has nothing to do with the high scores... The sad thing Is that people cant accept that students are doing   

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