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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland n MORE NATIONAL COUPONS INSIDE TODAY AND EVERY SUNDAY CRUSH SMU QB McCoy piles up 398 yards in total offense as Navy sails in Texas Cl Teips stomp 32-18 OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 30707 SEPTEMBER The trend to go private A lost faith in public schools continues to increase By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer County high school teacher Jayne Astle knows firsthand what drags down the public schools As a she and her Sen John sent their two sons to private school. The Astles mirror a growing number of including many public school employees and public who have opted for private education Gov ParrisN for sends his son Raymond to DeMatha High School in Hyattsville. were looking for an environment where there was discipline and fast work where the rules were pretty much laid said Sen. D-Annapolis think the public school system has lost that It is breaking Products of public schools the support the concept of public schools. But lacked faith that their children could get a good public school education 'Talking to many other they go to private schools because they know what the public schools are really said Mb. a 32-year teacher. environment there wasn't what we wanted for our In the increase in private KboW wollment reflects a dlssariafcction with large class sizes and discipline problems. But it's also bated on factors such as religion and school redistricting. Throughout the private schools most of which started their year last week-are reporting dramatic increases in enrollment over the past decade. Several schools Pap flVVlOt nQfll Aft vtftOlMf GsVOl MMCeM TtoClptttf tts Woman's discovery only latest Missing persons reports are a constant for police By P. J. SHUEY Staff Writer For the family of a Mlllersville woman whose body was found near Interstate 95 in Howard County last the outcome was the worst im- aginable. said Muriel the discov- ery brings some closure to the disap- pearance of her Terry. a it Mrs. Keefer said. least we know where she is now. We haven't thought much beyond The body of Terry Lee of Cog Court near Old was found north of Laurel beside Route a half- mile west of 1-95. Howard County along with county are investigating her which is termed suspicious. The cause probably won't be known until toxicology reports are completed in a few said Cpl. Kevin Howard County police spokesman. As in numerous other disappear- the search for Ms. Reefer started with a missing persons filed by the family on July 30. For missing persons reports are a constant. From Jan. 1 through Aug. 31 of this county police handled re- ports of missing including according to Officer Randy county police spokesman. The reports included teen-agers from age 13 to most of whom turn up in days if not and 347 adults. A missing per- sons report may be filed with police immediately after a person is discov- ered to be regardless of the length of time Officer Bell aid. State law re- quires that police KEEFER Immediately take missing persons reports for children. In Ms. Reefer's the family agonized for five and a half weeks over a lack of information about what had happened. A skeptical Muriel Reefer even called a psychic for information. is a shot in the Mrs. Keefer said last month. say you don't believe but it's worth a She had joined police in posting notices and looking for any clues. The family also put up a reward. In each missing persons there has to be a response. cannot discount the possibility that something has said Sgt. Charles who supervised the investigation into Ms. Reefer's disappearance. He knows the emotions involved among family members of missing persons. His a heavy equip- ment operator living in South Balti- Legislators aren't betting on casinos By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer a quick -poll of Anne Arundel legislators is any Tasino gambling faces long odds in the Assembly next year. While many of the county senators 3uid delegates say they are keeping an mind on the all but one taken a public stand against casi- and that one said he hasn't made his mind yet. think it is far too early for me to decide where I want to come down on Jfee said Del. Phillip D jtMayo. want to hear more of the Mr. who sits on the House which will hear tie issue this said he won't make his mind until the next legislative session begins in January. this point I'm not looking at pod or he said. looking for more Among county he is the only one who is not openly tending toward voting against despite the promises of untold riches pouring into the state's coffers. Not everyone believes the promise. don't think casino gambling has created a case how the state would benefit from said Del Michael E. D-Annapolis been the crux of this issue from the Opposition to casinos among county legislators seems split into two those who oppose it on moral and like Mr. who said casino lobbyists have felled to convince lawmakers that it will help the Mary- land economy in the long doesn't seem like did Pate Underwater grasses prosper in local rivers By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter Underwater grasses in the Severn River and other local waterways are bucking a trend elsewhere in the Chesapeake scientists and local experts say. of the main things about the bay cleanup 10 to 15 yean ago was whether we could get the grasses said Court a professor at the University of Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge. seems to be the best news we've had in a Besides indicating water the grass growth is environmentally important. It wildlife and clears the waterways. Preliminary from about 20 residents who search shallow waters locally each year tor the OA and Wildlife Service are encouraging. They show that bay grasses continue to bounce back in the Severn and Magothy taid biologists with the agency's Chesapeake Bay fleld office in Annapolis and other observers. In other such as the Potomac and Chester bay grasses appear to have dropped again this they said. Virginia who are beginning to analyze aerial photos believe they may at last year's total of acres of said Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Kathy Reshetiloff. Two years there were 73.000 acres. The scientist conducting the study for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College- of William and Mary was not available Friday. The positive local development Is in contrast to a new analysis of the bay by federal environmental .officials that shows hlfh Imls of the nutrients LOW aunny today 800 Steffi wins A fraction of an inch from losing In straight sets' Steffi Graf dug down deep to win her fourth U.S. Open title yesterday and hart Monica Seles' Inspired tennis comeback run. Cl TNi OTMBX A dose look at West Annapolis U ON TM JOtJi Iron men have own streaks. U updatt Getting i from the Web. M OOMPUTMJb A walk on the wWd aUs. OAI Why do fa we munch between Our rodents are revolting. H WALTNt Program works to control drinking. IT IMMb Fart annual parade ot odors about to begin. M fcumM Report. 01 EdKortatt ....AlO-11 ftMnm.........Bl lottery..............M CtaMHtod ...Fl-18 Movws E2 Crowwort EjB OMuaflM.. 02 ..00 07
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