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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Dow average flirting with Holidays are always special times in Lothian home Dl TheHanHngs renovated their honw. Meade upsets Arundel Cl Centennial cochamps PAGE All SATURDAY NOVEMBER MD Federal waiting game drags on By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer As the federal shutdown dragged into a fourth the president yesterday put some Maryland work- ers back on the the governor extended payment to and furloughed professors and workers wondered when it would all end. congressional Repub- licans last night rejected a Demo- cratic proposal to discuss balancing the budget within seven years as a Older drivers in more accidents By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Over the past aging Mary- land drivers 55 to 64 years old were in more accidents than any other group. drivers age 65 to 85 are involved in more crashes per vehicle miles traveled than any other group except drivers 16 to 24. the number of older drivers is expected to jump from 15.7 million in 1994 to about 30 million in 2020. Those were some of the troubling statistics that emerged from an hour-long workshop on older driv- ers yesterday at the Holiday Inn in Annapolis. About 35 people at- tended. The workshop was part of the first statewide Highway Safety Con- ference. The workshop offered more statis- tics than possible solutions for re- ducing the accident but state officials did announce that a task force will study older driver issues. a new guidebook for older drivers from the Motor Vehicle Administration will be available soon. The two-day event was sponsored by the State Highway Administra- tion and the State Police. is a complex task and age alone is not an impairment... as people age they develop conditions that can be a said Kathy youth and older driver program coordinator for the SHA's Office of Traffic and Safety. Older drivers have particular problems with left turns against Page way to end the shutdown. The Republicans said they wanted a stronger commitment on a balanced budget. the House ratified the seven-year balanced almost exclusively along party lines. A few hours the Senate but with one mi- nor change that requires another vote in the House today. about as discouraging as you can said Naval Academy pro- fessor Daniel M Masterson of the shutdown. He said he has replaced some of his history lectures with movies or reading assignments general feeling was that it was going to be a pro forma shut- down of a day or the Annapo- lis resident said. As the budget battle between President Clinton and GOP congres- sional leaders Gov. Par- ris N. Glendening promised that the state will cover the payroll for some state workers who are paid with federal funds through Fri- day. If the shutdown continues longer than he will have to reconsider his said Ray a spokesman for the governor. By next the cost of cover- ing those wages for eight days will be approximately million. Workers in several state including those in unemployment insurance are employed by the Maryland government but paid through the federal budget. the Social Security and Veterans administrations will be partially revived as some federal employees return to work Monday. More than Marylanders em- ployed by those agencies were or- dered back on the job by Mr. who says they are needed to deal with a backlog of benefit applications. the order covers only employees who deal directly with the public in receiving and process- ing applications. At the where the 320 furloughed professors makeup about half of the teaching midshipmen are facing closed ries and teacherless classrooms.as deadlines and exams creep closer. Page Movement seen In budget Inv passe. A2 Main St. finish expected sooner City finds a way to speed work By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Thanks to some creative cotnpletion of the Main Street recon- won't be set back much after city officials said yesterday. Merchants were howling after learn- ing earlier this week that construction could be as much as two weeks behind tile scheduled completion date of Dec. 1. city engineers said they've found a way to speed the work so that it can be completed between Dec. 4 and 9. Officials say rain is to blame for construction delays. Rain leads to soggy and work crews cannot lay an asphalt subsurface for the brick street on top of wet ground. To fix the crews are pre- pping the earth as quickly as possible today and hope to cover the ground with an asphalt spray or plastic before it rains today or as forecast. The move should speed up the drying process for the ground so asphalt can be laid early next week. going to be working City Administrator Michael Mallinoff said. work any hours and do anything within reason to bring It in on Once the tar is down and crews can work late into the night cutting and Page By George N. LundskOW Wat weather hat construction on Main but the road stlM expfoted to be finished sometime between Dee. 4 and 9. Before ram a completion date of Dec. i was two weeks earlier than the date In the contract. Two men inLfOtm By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Two charged with murder stemming from a bizarre incident in Lothian in which they allegedly performed videotaped sexual acts on-an unconscious 16-year-old shortly before the teen suffocated. A third person also has been indicted on charges in the Aug. 13 death of Dennis Steven Roche Calvert County. Mr. Roche appears to have drunk and passed out before he was abused concert the previous night. After appearing before a Circuit Court a Lothian plumber and a Prince George's County man described as a stand-out weight-lifter were ordered held on bond each. Ryan G. of Upper posted bond and was released. Lothian resident Daniel L. remained in jail at day's end. Local prosecutors pro-___________________ vided few details yester- day in the but contended during an afternoon court hearing that the suspects videotaped their of the unconscious Mr. Roche. The prosecutors didn't specify what was done to the victim but charged the suspects with a second-degree sexual a felony that carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. victim was and acts were done to' said M. Virginia an assistant attorney. The handed down Monday by a county grand jury but sealed until also charged the two suspects with kidnapping and four related The kidnapping appears to stem from allegations that Page whole incident was a r bad Daniel L charged in death fr. win an early Mardi Gras By JOE GROSS Sports Editor The party atmosphere that is a part of college football will be magnified today simply because the Tulane University football team has come to Annapolis. Tulane is located in New Or- a fact not lost on the Naval Academy Athletic Association pro- motions which has designated a Mardi Gras theme for festivities surrounding the p.m. game. A Navy of would trigger a local celebration that won't need a designated theme. A victory by the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Sta- dium would improve their record to 5-5. That would put them within reach of Navy's first winning sea- son since 1982. The' Midshipmen would still .have to end the season with a win over Army in the service academy which will be played Dec. 2 at IfcilWJelphifl's Vetetttns Sta- the winning record is very important to the and especially to the Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie the winning record is very important to the and especially to the said Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie. Midshipmen go into today's which is likely to be played in rainy against a Tulane team that is just 2-8 this but 6-2-1 overall against Navy. Navy won last year's in the Superdome. The Mids also in the last time the teams played in Annapo- lis With the return of the game to tailgaters and partiers in the NavyFest area are being asked to decorate in the Mardi Gras said promotions partment spokesman Joe Ondntt. masks like they have at Mardi and they can decorate with a lot of he said. might even be in costumes. The people can cook or just serve Cajun-style food out Ondrus noted that a tailgate contest sponsored by USAir will be judged on the Mardi Gras theme. By the time revellers move into the stadium for the which is expected to draw about the traditional march-on should be about to begin After blocking traffic for some 30 minutes on its march from the Academy the Brigade of Midshipmen is ex- pected to enter the stadium at about p.m. Prior to Navy will recog- .fljae the 21 seniors .playing in Apoapolis tor the last toe. The Midshipmen lost their first three home games this but today will be aiming for their third straight home victory. The Navy offense will be led by junior quarterback Ben a Texan who has started Navy's last two games. Fay has run the option very well in the games he has started. The Midshipmen rushed for 202 yards against Notre Dame and last week piled up 350 yards on the ground against Delaware's highly- touted defense. Navy is currently ranked No. 8 in the nation in rushing with a 234.6 yards per game average. In addition to the rushing yard- the Fay-led Mids got 231 yards through the air against Notre Dame and another 107 against Delaware. Despite some impressive offense the Navy defense has starred those two weeks. Notre Dame managed only 165 yards on Pap Today's Navy vs. Tulane p.i Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Reserved-seat tickets are still available. End-zone seating in the grass for for children under also are available at the gate today. For ticket call OF The Mids will be meeting the Green Wave of Tulane for the fifth straight season today... Tulane leads the but Navy won two of the last three including a 17-15 victory last year. INSIDE ARUNPEL Council consid-' ers bonds for nursing home. U Maryland prepared to meet' the Ronda Seminoles. Cl Ski season opens early area resorts. A4 Admiral loses job over re- mark on rape In Japan. A2 Arundel Report.... 81 Lottery.............. Calendar........... A9 Movies......... Capital Camera.... D16 07 Comics.............. C7 Religion.......B5. D17 5 Crossword...........015 Death Notices......C17 Stocks................M-M Editorials'.............A10 Television........... 34 Homes................01-6 Tides.................All Portions of The Capital are printed each day J on recycled paper. The newspaper also It recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 Circulation............. 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 AH other 268-5000t 7.-   

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