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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               4 I I I t. -----------------------------j--------------------- Maryland gets annihilated by 59-17 Cl 35-7 defensive units wave Tulane goodbye Cl Navy ptoyen wjota after Unity forum discusses schools Dl HOWELL MICROFILMS FO BOX 155S LAUREL MD 20707 NOVEMBER Newest emissions test lacks takers By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Jim Ten-ill's 1989 Hoada Civic passed a .biennial tailpipitest with no problems at me Motor Vehicle Administration's mcility on Defense Highway near Annapolis. But the Arnold resident opted for the simple test rather than a more extensive one being offered at no additional charge until June 1. just looked at the inspection date and 'I have to get it he adding that he didn't recall receiving information about the expanded test. He's apparently not alone. MVA officials estimate only 4 percent of motorists undergoing emissions inspections across Mary- land are offering to take the namometer a more sophisti- cated way of identifying About inspection notices mailed to state residents each month include brochures about the new but most motorists aren't choosing to take them An Anne Arundel County law- maker is citing the low participa- rate in calling for additional delays in making the test manda- tory for Marylanders. A few otner such as test. I 5 Sen. Philip C. D-Brooklyn said residents adamantly opposed to enhanced a recent letter called on'Environ- mental Secretary Jane Nishida to delay or drastically modify the pro- gram. Lawmakers last year delayed full implementation of the program intended to clean up dirty air until July after public out- rage over the increased costs and time for the test. The new test costs and residents feared long lines for the which takes 60 Page Courthouse cost still sore spot County officials insist AM price tag be well worth it t -f f By Bob Gilbert The Capital HMMthoosV site at South and Franklin operator Steve Ashman .to lower equlphient. The million which has generated Its r to expected to be open by the summer of 1998. By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Robert Wallace can instantly rattle off a list of woes with the building where he has worked for eight'years Tiny prisoners parading through the too little storage no conference no jury waiting aging furniture And the list goes The court's administrator even- tually sumstttfjife view of the county the worst- This is the most disgraceful in he said. the only courthouse that's in an en- tirely Answering a complaint that stretches back 25 the county in'recent months has turned the corner on a massive expansion and renovation that will lead to a courthouse three times as large as the current one. With a crane now looming above downtown Annapolis and a foun- dation in construction crews expect to finish the largest phase of their work in little more than a year. By summer the re- vamped build- ing should be open. Despite so much the courthouse project still generates derided by some as a budget-buster far more expensive than imagined. Once priced at a woefully unrealistic the courthouse expansion will cost Mystery homicides frustrate detectives By P. J. SHUEY Staff Writer Homicides aren't what they used to be. x Years two-thirds of killings in the county could 'be solved almost county police say A family member was on the scene with gun in or an acquaintance was seen or a business associate was quickly connected to the crime. less than murders are so easily resolved. is said Sgt. Robert county police Homicide Unit looking over a list of five unsolved homicides in the county this year. The list woman shot to death in broad daylight in a -Laurel car telephone store.. A Baltimoiie man murdered on a dead-end street 50 east of Annapolis. A missing Glen Burnie wom- an's body found in the woods near Interstate 95. A teen-age girl shot in the back of the head while riding with friends in Crofton. And most a man dying of a head wound left in his car in the North Arundel Hospital parking lot. Factors weighing against quick solution ran in two There tends to -be no physical Or no cooperation from those likely to know who com- mitted the murder. a lot of these if people would have a tendency to become we could solve Sgt. Jaschik said. an increasing num- ber of homicides can't be con- nected to an obvious suspect. Page 'I Expect bdefed-up security at BWI By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Holiday travelers can expect to K-9 check-in de- increased police presence and tow trucks at Baltimore- Washington International Airport this Thanksgiving and afterward. The beefed-up security follows directives from the Federal Avia- tion Administration in August and October to the nation's airports. The first warning was issued around the time of the verdicts in the World Trade Center bombing case. As a passengers will be asked for photo identification at ticket when a vehicle or bag is found and no owner comes forward the K-9 team will be brought out for a thorough said Capt. Curtis commander of the BWI instal- lation of Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Airport entrances and airline ticket desks have been plastered with warnings. Only taxis and buses are being allowed to stop at still a heck of a lot of money to be paying for that courthouse. I know its going to be a state-of- the-art but it still bothers George F. county councilman million. That price still draws guffaws from school who at a recent public meeting held out the project as the chief example of construction costs run amok And others say the price is one they never bargained for. still a heck of a lot of monej to be paying for that said George F. the pro.- ject's leading critic on the seven1 member County Council its going to be a state-of-the-4rt but it still bothers me Officials behind the mammoth project were publicly chided this year by the council when the courthouse cost abruptly jumped from million to million. they say a bit humbly that there Ijejflflre cpjit in- creases. Page ByJ Herrton Capital Landrum of Baltimore watts next to a sign alerting passengers ihe'seeurtty precautions being taken wtth tnelr at BWI Airport. Officials are warring holiday travelers to factor to long delays at the airport IN sause of beefed-up measures. ttie main terminal drivers of p vate cars can't linger. 'hat will place heavy demand on passengers using the airport during the holidays Thanksgiving is one of the busiest traffic days at all author- ity spokesman Lori Vidil said. More than 1 million including on peak will use the airport in according to a Maryland Aviation Administration forecast. A recent afternoon offered a glimpse of what life at the airport is like these days. A woman stopping to drop off her husband in front of the terminal quickly kissed jumped back in the and sped off A Maryland Transportation Au- thority police officer wouldn't altow a state police sergeant to park his official vehicle at the Pier C curb airport is under a security level that requires strict procedures in dealing with certain Capt. Noel said. Airport and federal officials re- peatedly refused to describe the security measures in detail Police will issue citations for unattended which will then be searched by the canine team and towed if the owner doesn't Capt. Noel said. If a tew truck has been the owner will have to pay the even If be returns in he said. Page LOW Partly sunny today and D2 Seahawks hedskms rookie receiver Michael Westbrook returns to action today as the Skins ptayhost to the .Seattle Seahawks atflFK Cll ON Vs. 1 p.m. on channels LIFT POM Firm ndes rising tide ofynarine industry. ON THE They'll do whatever yoju suggest. U INTRO TO Future Web may be quite different. W COMPtfftUbThelS percent soltftlpn for youf PC. M DIET Eating a doughnut with that diet El Daytime TV makes for a long day. El Older athletes must realize limitations. 17 Check out Canaaa'siAlgbndilnPark. Hi _ Anmdel Report 01 Editorials A14-15 Business. 81 Lottery .....A4 Fl-14 Movies.. E12 Crossword.......E6 Obituaries 02 Comics ......Gl Police Beat.. D2 28MMO r-r-r JK   

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