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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Terps ready to tackle Tulane SEE SPORTS Cl OPEN HOUSE This West River home is on house and garden tour Dl School The Capital plan will be unveiled Bl DCTQ ARCHIVES L A U F E L A V L LA'JPEL MD PAGE All SATURDAY SEPTEMBER MD 350 Two Glendening aides resign ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday severed his relationship with two con- troversial aides criticized for making fatal political mistakes this summer Mr. Glendening accepted the resig- nations of both Personnel Secretary Michael J. Knapp and Labor Secretary Frank Stegman. is very but I believe that their resignations are in the best interests of the governor said in a short news release Men labeled 'albatross' around governor's neck events have hurt both men's effec- Those events including Mr. Steg- man's hiring of Mr. Knapp's wife without advertising the position caused lawmakers to rebuke the ad- ministration for not taking quicker steps to rein in the two. men had become an albatross around the neck of the said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Mil- ler. Neither Mr. who lives in nor Mr. Stegman returned calls yesterday. The governor said he and the men reached a agreement on the resignations. An announcement on replacements is expected next the governor said. The effective Sept. end a whirlwind year for the both of whom worked many years for Mr. Glendening during his three terms as Prince George's County executive. It began shortly after the new gover- nor took office in with the discovery that Mr. Glendening and three including Mr. were in line for thousands of dollars in unused sick leave and pension pay- ments from the county. Mr. Knapp and Mr. Stegman were among the trustees who authorized the lucrative payments. To gain state Senate Mr. Glendening called in many favors of legislators. But the success proved what we expected the gover- nor to Sen. Philip C. who voted for the said of Mr. Glendening's acceptance of the resigna- tions. has been a drag on the administration since its It became clearer that action was warranted when it was learned that Mr. Knapp's wife had been given a job in Mr. Stegman's Department of Licensing and Regulation. She later resigned after Page Ocean City's rough season Incidents mar summer fun i Wiui H ._________________ got run over by a boardwalk train. There was a a a bank robbery and a federal prisoner on the loose. All this before Memorial Day week- end the official start of the summer tourist season in Maryland's most popular beach resort. Since there's been a homicide and a kidnapping that left a teen-ager dead. A 13-year-old boy got raped. There have been.stabbings and a high-speed the season's fifth drowning victim died Thursday night. It's been a tough summer that wraps up Monday on Labor Day-. were very dismayed as a city to have so many things happen in sequence. It made it seem like .an unsafe said Martha Ocean City spokesman. Jay Ocean City police said he can't remember a summer like this one in seven years. can't think of another summer since 1988 that had such a large number of unusual many of which were beyond police or city government Mr. Hancock said. ByJ. Henson Beach and oommKar traffic baefee to pHe up at the Bay Bridge toll place yesterday at Labor Day weekend Bay potto eattnatod veMclea crowed the eaatbound span last night In the Memorial Day weekend kicked off the season with drownings. Then there was a tragic boating accident and a motel fire that killed two. This in early a man was killed when he confronted a landlord. A week a Pennsylvania teen- ager celebrating Senior Week was reported missing then found dead in a nearby town. Mr. Hancock said the resort was pretty calm in but activity picked up again in much of it related to hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. There have been five drownings in the resort this summer arid all came in August when strong riptides began occurring because of hurricane activ- Page BEACH RESORT'S INCIDENTS from Ocean City Police Department are highlights of the most serious incidents that have occurred since May 1 at the beach a victim was shot in the leg. a woman was killed when run over by a boardwalk train. a child drowned In a canal. man shot and Wiled by a landlord. teen-aged Pennsylvania girl reported found murdered four days later. man killed after falling from 12th floor balcony when attempting a head stand. boy killed when a sand tunnel he was digging coflapsed in on him. three people were stabbed on the beach. fllAug. police officer Injured when run over toy acar while making an arrest moped driver dies after hitting a curb and being thrown head firft into a concrete trash can. Ex-boyfriend guilty in city woman's death By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Richard E. who admitted to helping dump'his girlfriend's body in woods outside faces up to 35 years in prison after a jury yesterday found him guilty of second-degree mur- der and arson. ot 128 pbery there are holes HI- the case it's because this man put them there by destroying serious charge that carries a penalty of life in prison. He will be sentenced Nov. 16 by Judge.Bruce C. Williams. Assistant State's Attorney Frederick M. Paone built his case around the dumping of the body and the fact that Janey burned the car In which Susan D. McAteer was stabbed 58 times. Janey had a history of abusing Ms. McAteer. jury obviously didn't want to reward him for destroying Paone said. Jurors deliberated for three hours. The verdicts capped a four-day Cir- cuit Court trial in which Janey argued unsuccessfully that he had nothing to do with the murder and that a friend named Wanda R. Hall was responsible. The body of Ms. of Southgate Court in was found Dec. 27 off Dubois Road near Annapolis in a wooded area known as a dumping ground. Ms. Hall and Janey had known each witnesses testified. Despite Ms. McAteer's Janey was jailed last fall for battering her. He walked away from a work- release program before being arrested in December. He and Ms. of 1076 Bay Ridge were arrested within a week after the body was found. State's Attorney Ms. Hall faces her own still- unscheduled trial for first-degree mur- der. Despite Janey's connection to. Ms. prosecutors produced little direct evidence showing his involve- ment in the slaying. While he admitted to disposing the Janey insisted that he came upon Ms. Hall and Ms. McAteer after the latter had been stabbed. Just where the murder took place is a mystery. Three of Janey's relatives testified that Janey told them Ms. Sail killed his girlfriend in the back seat of a stolen car. But the location differed in each story either in Cape St. in Riva or along Route 450. Other evidence painted an equally blurry picture. Blood stains on Ms. McAteer's jacket matched Janey and Hall. And a state police crime lab chemist testified yesterday morning that hairs on Ms. McAteer's body could have come from Ms. Hall but not Janey. There weren't any other witnesses to the killing. both sides in the case offered conflicting spins on the evi- Page Filling up the car won't drain wallet INSIDE Area students return from a trip to China. U By MARK DAVENPORT StaffWriter Holiday motorists out to catch some late summer rays are-also catching a break at the service station gas prices are down 12 cents a gallon from the Fourth of July. A survey by The Capital shows stations offering regular unleaded fuef for down from in July. The American Automobile Associa- tion reports prices statewide average per up from for the same period last year. Prices have Men steadily since July because of an early drop in summer said Roy spokes- man for the Maryland Service Station Association. that happens after Labor he said. pla- teau from Memorial Day to Labor but this year it has been coming down for a World crude oil prices have been stable since and domestic dis- tribution has gone industry experts say. This allows oil companies to pass along savings when selling gasoline to stations. Because of .intone competition Rebuilding process Is test- Ing Norv Turner's patience. Cl among service station prices quickly go down when wholesale prices dealers seem to be putting price on the street as soon as they get sometimes Mr. Little- field said.' Manyjrtajtons wfll anticipate whole- sate pops arid lower their street they receive the cheaper fuel This is especially true at the end of the when dealers push to hit bonus levels of sales set by the oil Mr. Litttefleld said. Another factor in the price drop is the end of the summer fuel said Mike a spokesman for Amoco. From June 1 to Sept oil companies are required to produce gasoline that is formulated to evaporate less than regu- lar gasoline. Gasoline when struck by are a major cause of ground level or smog. Refineries are finished producing the special which costs more. The will soon gear up for the winter oxygenated fuel By reflnertei PUB A Crime becomes top issue In Baltimore race. A4 NAIKHfe Rock Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland. The definition of is changing. M Arundd Report..... Bl Lottery................ M AS Movies................ AS Cap. Cam............C17 Obituaries...........All 04 Police Beat..........All Refisjon Sports .Cl-6 Comics................ C8 Crossword........... D6 Death Notices...... 07 Stocks................B24 Editorials............A10 Television........... C7 Homes................Dl-3 Tides..................All Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also Is recyclable. CteeeHted....................268-7000 Rom Kent 327-1583 AN other departmenta..268-6000 Remembering war's end Academy houses WWII artifacts By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWriter a humble gray mess table sits behind glass in the Naval Acad- emy Museum. Fifty years digni- taries and 'military officers from around the globe leaned on it to sign the document that ended World War IL The document was Japan's uncon- ditional surrender to the Allies on Sept 1945 44 months after the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. This weekend will see nationwide com- memorations of the with local residents involved in two of the biggest The carefully choreographed sign- ing took place on the deck of the USS Missouri as the battleship rode at anchor in Tokyo Bay. At 9 representatives from Japan and the Allied powers signed a pair of 40- by 20-inch pin By DevM W Tnuxo with Parker fountain pens. one of the aton the table to But when the surrender papers 'arrived on at the crew of the Miswuri realized that the fine mahogany table they had brought up from below decks was far too snail to boat the huge docu- hell broke said Adm. Stuart S. who took command of the battleship after a stint as wartime commandant of the Naval Academy. -K   

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