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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Council OKs anti-casino measure Bl HORSE CRAZY For some it's a for a lasting love Cl Orioles get 2nd straight shutout Dl OCTD ARCHIVES LAUREL AVE AUPFL MD PAGE All THURSDAY SEPTEMBER MD Mistake adds 1M to school tab Funding frustrates parents By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The mother of seven Arnold resident Jeanene Waite thought at least one of them would be able to attend a Belve- dere Elementary School that had adequate computer labs and lighting. She's been a Belvedere parent for 12 years and has six more to but the chances are still slim that any of her children will see an improved school. Funding for the aging school isn't proposed for at least seven more years under School Superin- tendent Carol S. Parham's recom- mended million construction plan for fiscal 1997. of my kids will Ms. Waite told the county school Elementary's cost underestimated By David W. Trozzo The Capital A mt mvmB on svpvffwnvniiviii vwi pvopoeed cofwtniclion seeiMlng Kiistliia Belveoefe PTA PfMUwit wilts to testify board last night. school is falling apart around She was one of nearly 250 par- teachers and school officials who crowded into the Board of Education hearing room to fight for school construc- tion funding. Residents countywide including a north county boy who performed an to illustrate the disadvantages of being a sixth-grader in an elemen- tary school. A Glen Burnie father fought back tears as he told of his third-grade daughter who raises Page By LESLIE GROSS StaffWriter County school officials have dis- covered another school construc- tion mistake that will cost close to million. The replacement of Park Ele- mentary School in Brooklyn Park will cost more than esti- mated and approved by the County Council. The underestimated cost is the latest in a spate of planning errors made by the Division of Facilities Planning and Construction. It co- incides with growing tension be- tween county and school officials over construction funding prob- lems. recognize that there are some School Superintendent Carol S. Parham said yesterday. doing our best to fix it. Some of the criticism is some of it is not Earlier this planning officials reported that the Broad- neck High School expansion will cost nearly million more be- cause earlier estimates didn't in- recognize that there are some shortcomings. We're doing our best to fix it. Some of the criticism is some of it is not Carol S. school superintendent elude a new ventilation system. additional money comes at a horrible said Ronald L. associate superintendent for business and management ser- vices. County Executive John G. Gary Jr. has proposed that the county take over school construction to limit mistakes and miscommuni- cations. Mr. Gary was disappointed to hear of the cost increase for Park spokesman Lisa Rit- ter said this morning. Is not the time to point but this is one more example of why the county should assume school construction res- she said. Keeping a running tally of cost Mr. Gary said the addi- tional money for Park Elementary brings the total to million in mistakes. The Park Elementary originally approved for mil- will cost million be- cause of flawed architectural de- extensive vandalism on the construction soil deficiencies and other unexpected offi- cials said. Mrs. Parham's million school construction proposal for fiscal 1997 will be revised to include the project as its first Mr. Beckett said. The cost of the proposal will remain the same and no projects Page Ethics panel clean French gram donation. Bl Wide focus Aerial photographer's life flips from one interest to another By MARK DAVENPORT StaffWriter David Wallace had pulled his Cessna out of restricted airspace and was holding at the required altitude when the Concorde screeched 500 feet below Camera in hand and window Mr Wallace banked hard and clicked a few frames as the supersonic jet and the controller at Dulles International Airport let the Annapolis pilot zip back into the airspace. He snapped some pictures of his client's setilown the camera and flew to the next site. stufteround big airports keeps it he said. live in I'm in there all the and other people would die before going in For more than a Mr. Wallace has been known by developers as a daring photographer who takes assignments that others shy away from He also is a civil engineer who enjoys special like suspending a historic house on stilts while replacing the foundation In the past few years he has been a key combatant in issues ranging from the construction of the Naval Academy Bridge to the redesign of Main Street. His aerial photographs of jails around the state helped to prevent an expansion of the county detention center on Jennifer Road was instrumental in the presentations we made that convinced the County Council and the state delegates that to expand the Jennifer Road facility would be said Dan who led the fight. Now Mr Wallace is branching out applying for permission to construct a marsh in Sherwood Forest to improve water quality in the Severn River. With interests in every direction and a desire to fly solo in planes and Mr Wallace uses his hobbies to pay his bills and fight for his beliefs. And because he keeps moving in so many he has remained above the fray of the political fighting that marks Annapolis politics. seems to be generally a very happy person. He seems to always be having a good time and he seems to have a life outside of said Steve Severn River Association president. Page r me rape la beck ef Ms Smoking ban fines in effect Beginning Maryland businesses that violate the state smoking ban will be subject to full including fines for more serious infractions. The six-month grace period or- dered by Gov. Parris Glendening to give businesses time to learn about the new law and take steps to comply ended yesterday. we go if we find we will issue citations. Depending on what we the citations may or may not carry a penalty based on the circum- stances of the said Ileana deputy commissioner of the Division of Labor and Indus- try. Since the ban took effect in the agency had responded to complaints by seeking volun- tary compliance instead of levy- ing fines. Under the employ- ers who allow smoking in areas where it's not permitted face fines up to under normal condi- tions and up to if investi- gators determine that they delib- erately violated the regulations. The smoking ban is one of the strongest in the applying almost everywhere that Mary- landers work indoors. It prohibits smoking in most businesses except in employee smoking lounges that must be enclosed and have a separate ventilating system. Exceptions to the regulations allow smoking in some businesses such as restaurants and guest EXEMPTIONS Exemptions to the state ban on smoking m the TavMitw Smoking is allowed m all areas of any -business in which 50 percent or more of the gross income is derived from liquor sales. Bl IWCMV MM HMnvtV. Smoking is allowed in guest rooms and in bars and restaurants under the same rules as other bars and restaurants. dtibee Clubs with Hquor licenses can allow smoking for private but must follow rules for restaurants. Restaurants with bars can allow smoking in the bar and adjacent areas but at least 60 percent of the restaurant must be designated non-smoking areas. Restaurants without bars can allow smoking m up to 40 percent of the but only if smoking is confined to enclosed smoking areas. Smoking Is permitted In shops whose primary business Is setting tobacco products. rooms in hotels and motels. Some of the strongest opposi- tion when the regulations were initially proposed came from own- ers of bars and restaurants. Page INSIDE Death penalty to be weighed in double murder CtoMlfled Cortes QMh Notices.. Edtonris FmHylJMnj for the Record. CMwMad. no MOVIcS.....'.......... Ay C5 Obituaries........... All C4 Police All Cll Swling.............. 04 C12 StvemaParK....... B4 A10 South County...... B5 .Cl-3 Sports................01-6 82 Television C3 A4 Tides..................All .................268-7000 By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer A Howard County jury yester- day found a former Navy seaman guilty of murdering his ex-fiancee and another woman in a Severn home nearly two years ago. 1 Darris A. Ware could face the death penalty for the Dec. murders of Betina K. Gentry and Cynthia V. Allen. Both women were shot in the cheat and head in a killing that proaecuton said stemnMd from Watt's stormy with the 18-year-old Ms. Gentry. He also was convicted of four handgun charges. The same jury that deliberated for 10 hours over the past two days will return Monday to con- sider The Capital punishment for the 23-year-old Ware. The guilty verdicts came a day after attorneys presented dosing arguments in the largely circum- stantial which appeared to hinge on testimony about Ware's domestic praUstts and several H.I. dfeW 'ii OK OB PBOBrBOr QD HlB day of the murders. Ware admitted hitting Ms. Gen- try on one occasion the morn- ing of her death and her mother testified that he played with her daughter. Ms. Gentry's dis- covered the bodies of the women. Though no one witnessed the a prison inmate testified that he was on the phone with Mrs. 22. at the time of the killings. Edward L. Anderson tes- tified that he heard funibots and that MfcB. Alton put down the never to return. Kristin A. a spokesman for the county State's Attorney's conceded that prosecutors couldn't paint a complete picture of what but they pro- duced enough evidence to point to Ware. all of the stories from all of the witnesses pulled to- gether the she said. Ware's attorneys contended that their client was wrongly fingered by overasalous They said Wart was at an ment in Glen Bumie at the time of the killings. Ware didn't testify during the which began Sept. 11 In Ellicort City. It was moved there from Anne Arundel County at his request. The jury's verdict touches off a The Capital punishment phase of the trial that's expected to last two Ms. Riggta said. Ware's attorneys have argued that their client isn't a fair candi- date for deaft. He has never been v   

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