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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Woman steals from spouse Bl Scnool uniforms supported FUN IN STORE In the stores learn that kid-friendly is biz smart Cl Orioles hopes fading fast Dl Skins' RB Allen ready to roll HDWELL MICROFILMS FO 1558 LAUREL MD PAGE A13 THURSDAY AUGUST MD 350 Glendening proposes crab ban By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer To protect the future of Maryland's em- battled blue Gov. Parris N. Glendening this morning proposed banning crabbing on and Sundays and ending this year's season on Nov. 15 The governor unveiled the proposed emer- gency restrictions at a news conference at Sandy Point State Park on a day when many watermen will be working long hours to supply Maryland's Labor Day weekend crab feasts. Stressing that the state can't ignore warning signs that the blue crab is in Mr. Glendening also proposed an even shorter season for next year that also includes a one- Wednesdays and Sundays would be restricted day-a-week ban on commercial and recreation- al crabbing. The normal crabbing season begins on April 1 and ends Jan. 1. are more than a Maryland they are a part of our heritage that must be protected for current and future Mr. Glendening said at the park near the foot of the Bay Bridge. as the crab industry in Maryland employs thousands of people and contributes almost million annually to the state's Next year's crabbing season would end Oct. 31 under the proposal State officials haven't specified which day crabbers would have to sacrifice. The proposal will now be the subject of a public hearing before a General Assembly committee that reviews emergency regulations and can make recommendations for changes. State officials haven't specified proposed penalties for violators. But Natural Resources Police could easily spot violators as they cruise bay said Michael spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Re- sources. DNR Secretary John R. Griffin said the goal is to reduce by at least 40 percent the number of female crabs taken over the next 14 months. baywide decline in the number of female and the extraordinary increase in the catch of female crabs in September and October during the last few are clear early warning signs that should not be he said. striped bass were in trouble in the '70s and early warning signs were The Chesapeake Bay a'private conservancy group based in earlier this month urged Virginia and Maryland offi- cials to restrict crabbing in deep waters to avoid a complete ban like the one that was necessary for the recovery of striped or rockfish. i Crabbers in the Chesapeake harvesting some 100 million pounds a year hi Maryland and produce nearly half of the world's supply of blue crabs Page Gary construction plan winning allies School planning would go to the county By LESLIE GROSS and BART JANSEN StaffWriters County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s proposal to take over school construction planning Mow- ing a series of mistakes has won strong allies on the school l Board members cited recent cost overruns and errors in design work as reasons for supporting a switch to the Department of Public Works. been singing that song for at least a year board member Michael A. Pace said. need to get the schools out of the construction business. The more noninstruction functions we can get out of the school the Other board fear that school officials will lose ground in setting priori- ties for construction and renovation projects. Mr. Gary's idea is to reduce the costs of staffing both county and school construction designers and avoid mistakes. It came about in light of the discovery that school planning officials have been designing schools with larger capacities than approved. In one with South Shore Elementary School in unexpected costs from the discrepancy drove the price up million. my guy screws I've got somebody's butt I can Mr. Gary said. can we get any i The county executive is discussing the pro- posal with School .Superintendent -Carol S. Par- ham and board memBers. But Mr. Gary said parental criticism will likely prompt the change before the next budget is approved. just trying to eliminate mistakes like South Shore Elementary he said. got to come up with million for something because we didn't do it just Board President Joseph H. Foster agrees that the school's construction business could but he's not sure a county department could do the job better. at the he said. a million'mistake. I don't think they can particu- larly do a better job than school The million expansion of the courthouse in Annapolis has had its cost climb by million since it was approved two years ago. Public works officials cited new estimates for computeri- zation and several redesigns requested by public Page Yellow jackets are buzzing By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter A warning for that Labor Pay Steer clear of yellow The yellow jacket population is up this said Bart an entomologist with the state Department of Agriculture. he said bee populations have been cut in half over the last 10 years in the state because of parasitic mites. The yellow jacket population rises and falls in a cyclical depending on how many queens survive the winter. When more queens weather the there are more and consequently more yellow Mr. Smith said The best advice for residents is to avoid the insects if at all possible. Yellow jackets don't die when they and can attack Mr. Smith said Their nests are either underground or in a hole in a tree. If you come upon keep on moving. But if you have to destroy Mr. Smith recommended spraying it with wasp or hornet- spray after dark. The yellow Jacket threat won't officially end until early November after several the insect expert said. Although many people believe they're allergic to insect only about four to eight people put of are actually afflicted beyond localized Mr. Smith said. LANDFILL BATTLE GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR By Michael Cody Capital DavMomvIHe iwMent vice protfctoirt of ttw South County Ctvte fund-ratelng to tor Hwlan ftay. of mMwrtt group going whether PM.T. Reclamation rubbto tomMM on Sands Road may optn a Moond antf Motion. Appeal slows flow of trucks By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer They've sold candy scheduled yard sales most gone door-to-door seeking contributions in a six-month fight against expansion of a Harwood rubble landfill. with six weeks to go before their appeal of state officials' intent to grant the expansion members of the South County Civic Association are achieving if only major goal fewer trucks are traveling toward the P.S.T. Reclamation landfiD on Sands Road. P.S.T. President Presley S. Taylor said his objective is to extend the life of the our appeal would slow him Mrs. existing landfill and protect the jobs of 65 Smith said. on and off the site. don't want to put people out of the Davidsonville resident said. always our first She and others complained of early morning convoys as long as Mr. Taylor's business was Civic association members estimate that The slowdown pleases association Vice President Faith who lives along the route that long-distance haulers follow to the rubble landfill. knew he would be full to capacity much sooner than anticipated. We knew scheduled for Sept 23 at Southern High School. And last week they started going door-to- door for armed with photos and text by county police Officers Tim Page INSIDE couldpayfortaxcuts.il State surplus Aiundel Report..... Bl Calendar.'............. A9 Campus News......All Capital C4 Classified'............ C8 Comics................ D7 Crossword...........C14 Death Notices.... C6 Or.Gott.............. A9 Editorials.............A12 Entertainment...... C6 Family Uvtag........Cl-3 For trie Record.....B2-3 C5 Lottery A4 Military News. B8 Movies C6 Obituaries A13 Beat A5. A13 Sailing 06 SevemaPartc B6 South County B4 Sports Television Wet Vignettes State unveils highway center of the future C7 3 AS 268-7000 2684800 From KMit 327-1663 111 By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter There's a bad rush hour crash on Interstate 97. Within workers inside a brick build- ing in Hanover have a birds-eye view of the police are dispatched and steps are taken to avoid a traffic jam. Radio advisories warn motorists of the acci- and alternate routes are posted on message boards. Sound A bevy of state and federal officials ushered in that future yesterday when they unveiled the Statewide Operations Center a 17 million answer to the problems caused of increasing traffic .on Maryland's highways and the first facility of to kind in the nation. While niott of the technology is now geared to Interstate196 and the Baltimore Anne Arundel County is slated to come online gradu- ally along 1-97 and Route 50 over the next two years. facility will now allow all the people of this wonderful state to experience a much more positive experience on our said U.S. Transportation Secretary Frederico one of the keynote speakers. He said traffic has increased 60 percent in the state since 1982. About 200 dignitaries attended the ribbon- cutting for the State Highway Administration which serves as the hub for the Chesa- peake Highway Advisories Routing Traffic CHART. the interior of the building re- sembles a drive-in movie theater with a huge Page A took at ttw dtoptey VOTMnv mMM VM vuu nipiwvy By Marti M. The Capital I't IMW   

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