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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Simpson to talk live on Appearing on tomorrow LUV'l. pttclMr Pett Sohourak up Brevet. BASEBALL'S FINAL 4 Cleveland Invades 8 p.m. on channels 7 Glavlne open In Cincinnati Update on bar OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AYE LAUREL MD 20707 TUESDAY OCTOBER MD 3W Chamber panel recommends casinos ASSOCIATED PRESS OCEAN CITY A proposal by a panel of prominent business leaders to legalize casino gambling in Maryland drew mostly skeptical reactions yesterday at a meeting of the state Chamber of Com- merce. One of the few times Gov. Parris Glendening received applause during a speech last night came when he ques- tioned the wisdom of allowing casinos to operate in Maryland. Lobbyists for racetracks and the res- taurant industry strongly criticized the report by a panel set up by the Chamber of Commerce to advise the business community on the issue. The panel headed by J. Henry former chairman of the state said Maryland should authorize one in one in Western Maryland and possibly a third in the Washington suburbs. The report also called for strict regula- tion of any casinos that are given permis- sion to operate. gambling creates jobs. There is no question in our Mr. Butta said. He said the committee voted 4-1 to recommend that Maryland take the plunge into casino gambling quickly before neighboring states act. and unless you're the first olive out of this you are at a disadvantage. If Virginia legalizes gam- bling they will tell you what the terms Mr. Butta said. The panel's report was presented to the chamber's annual legislative conference in Ocean City. Champe executive direc- tor of the stressed that neither the board of directors nor the members have decided if will be taken on this He said the report will be submitted to the who will be polled on whether they want to forward the recom- mendation to the legislature and Mr. Glendening next year. The report was immediately de- nounced by representatives of the horse- racing and restaurant industries. absolutely shocked. Shocked. I'm said Joseph principal owner of Maryland's two thor- oughbred tracks. Many people in the racing including Mr. fear that casi- nos would siphon so much business away from tracks that they would kill horse racing in Maryland. He said he didn't understand how businessmen could recommend creating a few thousand casino jobs and risk losing some jobs in the racing industry. Tom lobbyist for the Maryland Restaurant said the report glossed over the negative effect casinos have on other including res- and ignored social costs such as increased crime and the effect of casinos on compulsive gamblers. Page City gambling resolution postponed to iMktonto have a say. Cl Increasing self-esteem is just one way that Milk-Parole Elementary has beaten the correlation between poverty and low scores Photos Oy Davtd W Trozzo The Capital Teacher Donna Spencer gives one-on-one reading Instruction at Mills-Parole Elementary School to tint-grader Royce whose native language Is Spanish. The Reading Recovery which Ms. Spencer Is one of many ways Mids-Parole Its reading scores above the state average. Royce uses magnetic totters to practice spelling. Students S By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer To boost student self- teachers and kids at Mills-Parole Elementary School did the unexpected last spring. They held a funeral. Chanting and holding flags and students literally buried their small pieces of paper on which the children wrote down anything they thought they couldn't do. sounds a little bit but it was really said teacher Tnsh Brinley. say it and you start to believe it. They thought they were and it's just not Emphasis on increasing self-esteem is just one way that Mills Parole has beaten the strong correlation between poverty and low scores on standardized tests. Mills-Parole was one of 17 elementary schools in Maryland with a fyigh poverty rate that overcame the academic odds associated with low according to recent statewide study. In the 182 schools were classified as high poverty because more than 45 percent of their students receive free or reduced-price lunches. Last almost 40 percent of third-graders at Mills-Parole met the state's standard for satisfactory achievement on the reading portion of the Maryland School Perfoniiance The score was almost 9 percentage points higher than the state average. The state goal is for 70 percent to achieve the satisfactory standard. At the 57 percent of the students received free or reduced- price lunches. The Maryland Education a oreim ttaat i that showed students in schools with lower poverty rates were almost three times as likely to perform better than those with high poverty rates. The study noted that schools that make an extra effort to involve link up with community and provide intensive programs are able to reverse performance At bucking the trend is a three-fold with attention focused on teachers and said Principal Charles Three years he saw a bumper sticker on a car that made him want to change the school's attitude. It's message The No child may not have had breakfast They may have had a fight with their Mr Bowers said. on where they're coming from. I'm no longer going to make excuses for the Mr Bowers began with the who started meeting once a week to learn how to better prepare students for the test. They learned how to write performance organize group activities and other lessons typical of what's asked on the state assessment test. pushed for higher expectations both academically and Mr. Bowers said. first we had to learn what the MSPAP Using Title 1 grant the school also began a co-teaching Saboteurs leave manifesto at scene of Amtrak wreck ASSOCIATED PRESS Ariz. Sabotaged tracks and a note from of brought a swarm of federal agents yesterday to an isolated patch of desert where train had derailed from a 30-foot high killing one person and injuring at least 78. FBI special evidence teams and Justice Department investigators joined safety agencies at the scene within hours of yesterday's which left four cars from Amtrak's Sunset Limited lying in a dry 'stream bed 55 miles southwest of Phoenix. Saboteurs removed a 18-pound steel bar that holds sections of rail to- and bridged the gap with a wire to disable an electronic system designed to warn train crews of breaks in the Amtrak President Thomas M. Downs said. Twenty-nine of the spikes that hold the rail to the wooden crossties on a 19-foot section of track had been accord- ing to a source familiar with the investiga- tion who spoke on condition of anonymity. obviously intended to drop the train off the trestle into the Mr. Downs told a Washington news conference. The sabotage would have taken about 10 minutes for someone with a basic knowl- edge of he said. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said a note or notes found outside the train referred to the federal sieges at and Ruby Idaho rallying points for anti-government extremists. AP photo The Amtrak SunMt United train Nee motion- less on and off the track HMT Ariz. He refused to detail the contents of the but said it was signed of The FBI refused any comment on the and Sheriff a former agent of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco aqd stopped talking to reporters Witness may have seen men with Keefer before disappearance By P J. SHUEY Staff Writer In what could be the first significant clue in the murder of Terry Lee a witness may have seen the Millersville woman and two men along Interstate 97 before the victim was reported missing. County police said yesterday the infor- mation may help in the investigation of the slaying of Ms. of Cog Court. Ms. Keefer was reported missing on July and her body was found in a wooded area west of Interstate 95 on Sept. 7. A witness told police that she saw a woman matching Ms. Reefer's description standing with two men by a car in the area of northbound 1-97 where Ms. Reefer's abandoned Toyota was later found. The witness said she saw them around midnight on July according to Sgt. Charles supervisor of the murder Investigation. David Ms. Reefer's told police that the last time he saw his wife was sometime before midnight on July 28. He said Ms. Keefer had gone to work. He did not hear from her and she was not reported missing until the late morning of July 30. Page INSIDE Ooomsayera' scam can confuse. H County drags feet on defining CCA's pepr. powers 4 327-1M3 Aiundel Report.............. Cl Editorials...................... A6 Business....................Bl-2 Lottery........................ A4 Calendar................. M Movies A5 Classified....................C2-6 Obituaries..................... A7 Club Notes.................... B3 PoUce_Baet................... A7 Ctfflftn......................... B4 SBWM PVN................ B5 M Sports..........................015 C7
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