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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Meade 71 SevemaPark 62 St. Mary's AACS Calvert Hall Anindel 64 69 49 Severn Oilman 74 71 OPEN HOUSE Centrevllle to open Its doors for holiday home tour Dl SATURDAY DECEMBER MD TODAY WET HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 350 Glendening weighing deep cuts Gov. Parris Glendening is consid- ering across-the-board cuts in pro- gram the attrition of hun- dreds of state workers and the elimination of two departments as part of his his chief of staff said yesterday. are very Major Riddick told the House Committee on Appropriations. really have some tough decisions if you're going to transform the way you spend the Mr. Riddick and a half-dozen state 2 charged in killing of judge's mother By DAVE GULLIVER Staff Writer A tip from a Baltimore pawnshop owner has led to the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Beatrice L. mother of Anne Anindel County District Court Judge Joseph P. Manck. Richard his girl- Bernadette both Baltimore were charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 28 Baltimore homicide de- tectives said last night. The two were arrested late Thurs- day at Ms. Suggs' 1721 West Lanvale on the city's west side. Police tracked down Ms. Suggs after she allegedly tried to pawn jewelry taken from Mrs. Manck's Park Heights Avenue apartment. The pawnshop owner tipped off and the suspects were ar- rested by police and officers of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task detectives said Ms. Suggs also was charged with and Mr. resident of Prestman was charged with possession of a deadly weapon. Police said Mr. Green worked in Mrs. Manck's building. The two were in police custody last night. Maintenance workers had found Mrs. stabbed in her apartment Nov. 28. Police said they believed she had been killed the previous day. The killing stunned Mrs. Manck's friends and who described the former Annapolis resident as an energetic and popular and successful in business. She and her late bought Stadiger's shoe store on Main Street. She ran the store after her husband died. She had moved to Baltimore ear- lier this year to be closer to her two sisters and other friends said. Judge. Manck declined to com- ment in the days following his mother's death. He could not be reached for comment last INSIDE The Grateful Dead has de- cided to break up. A2 Heisman Trophy race could be a photo Cl 4 pages Arundel Report Bl Calendar A6 Capital Camera.... 014 Classified 05 Comics C5 Crossword C14 Death Notices C15 Editorials AS Homes Dl-4 Lottery A4 Movies A5 Obituaries.... A9 Police Beat A9 Religion D15 Sports Cl-4 Stocks B2-3 Television BS Tides A9 Classified 268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments.. 268-5000 officials addressed the committee during a daylong to discuss the state's fiscal needs before a budget is presented to the legislature next session. The state has a million budget deficit for fiscal which began last and could face a million budget deficit for fiscal according to figures from the De- partment of Fiscal Services. The shortfall can be attributed to less revenue than predicted from sales and income said fomp- are very ugly. You really have some tough decisions if you're going to transform the way you spend the Major chief of staff trailer Louis Goldstein. The state lottery was the only bright spot among revenue-generating he said. Maryland consumers aren't feeling good right Mr. Goldstein said. The uncertainty of negotiations over the federal budget makes pre- paring a state budget more difficult because Maryland officials don't know how tight federal money will Mr. Riddick said. Mr. Glendening has on the table proposals to reduce the state work force by more than 800 workers through eliminate the de- partments of General Services and eliminate cost-of-living increases for state and make across-the-board cuts in the departments of agricul- ture and human Mr. Rid- dick But some lawmakers questioned why such belt-tightening measures were being proposed in the face of the governor's commitment to an income-tax cut and the construction of two pro football stadiums. The state has promised at least million for the construction of a stadium in Baltimore once the Cleveland Browns move to land. Mr. Glendening on Monday Page IF THE SHOE FITS By David W. Trono Capital Students from from third-grader Charlie fourth-grader Michael and Mcontf-greder Diane receive free pairs of sneakers yesterday with the help of volunteer Jody Boon of Severn. In 350 pairs of shoes were distributed to students through Baltimore OoodwIH Industries at a shoe-fitting party. Goodwill sponsors giveaway By JOHN KEILMAN Staff Writer The two boys strutted the floor their new sneakers as gleaming and unsullied as hoar- frost. these feel don't shouted glancing down at his feet For three hours the gym at Mills-Parole Elementary School became the world's most hectic shoe store Children from Anne Arundel County de- scended upon the school to claim new sneakers holiday presents from The shoe-fitting party was the fifth annual affair for Baltimore Goodwill which gave out pairs to 350 of the the area's children. The new shoes program is 20 years old. Goodwill switched to the parties a few years back because a voucher program didn't seem to work that spokes- man Amy Drusano said. would not make it to the she said. we looked into it seemed like transportation was an So the county school system pitched in. children from scattered elementary schools were bused to Mills- Parole for the party. Inside the the children flopped down in rows of folding chairs. Volunteers from local of- fices of NationsBank scurried from child to measuring their feet with wooden shoe rulers. about a Would you like a nice Converse high- Virginia Wheet asked one lad. He shrugged enjoy Wheet said as she fetched a pair for the boy. a holiday. If you don't you don't Keeping with one holiday tradi- Page Car insurance rates may fall following study 21 percent drop predicted By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Automobile insurance premiums statewide could plummet 21 percent if the findings of a commission studying rates in the Baltimore area are according to the pan- el's chairman. The Governor's Commission oh Baltimore City Automobile Insur- ance Rate which held its final meeting will deliver its report to Gov. Parris N. Glenden- ing Dec. Commission Chairman David M. Funk said. Among the report's recommenda- tions Enact legislation to reduce medical costs and attorney involve- ment in bodily injury claims. Pay personal injury protection benefits only to reimburse the In- sured for expenses not otherwise covered by health or disability ben- Enact legislation to reduce In- surance fraud. Enact legislation to reduce the number of mandatory coverages. Absent from the report was a call for doing away with territorial rat- ing -by the state's a prac- tice that residents and public offi- cials in Baltimore have maintained for years is unfair. Baltimore car owners pay upp to four times as much for auto insur- ance as the rest of Maryland be- cause of higher theft and accident rates. When he was Mr. Glendening promised insurance re- form to reduce the.disparity. Cutting urban premiums would be unpopular with suburban legisla- if the liability is spread to the rest of the state's premium payers. Del. Michael E. a commission mem- would likely see a 21 percent decline in auto insurance premiums and that would include Anne Arundel David M. commission chairman said nothing in the report calls for such cost .sharing. The commis- sion decided to leave the issue to the state Insurance Commission But Mr. Funk said if all the panel's recommendations were adopted there is likely to be a reduction in spite of the decision. would likely see a 21 per- cent decline in auto insurance pre- miums and that would Include Anne Arundel he said. The panel was originally created to investigate whether major insur- ers are by taking the best clients and leaving other groups to the insurance Mr. Busch said. Some legislators are concerned insurers are not marketing as ag- gressively to Baltimore and Prince George's County because car theft and car accidents are more preva- lent in those areas. Insurance rates are applied based on place of so a resident of Anne Arundel County who works in Baltimore would get the lower he said. The Associated Press contributed to this story. A gift for a classmate Kent Island woman gives kidney and a new lease on life ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK They took piano lessons together AS children They sang in the high school chorus. But StevensvlUe resident Susan Keams Banner and Bennett Scott lost touch for 32 until she gave her old friend the ultimate a kidney to save his life At Ms Benner's offer over whelmed Mr. a trans planted Southerner who lives in Midland N.J. was so very Mr. Scott Presbyterian Medical where the transplant operation was performed can remember reading that letter My wife and I held each other and His doctors surgeon Dr Mark Hardy and internist Dr David Cohen say Mr Scott had just a 50-50 chance of surviving another three years without a new kidney. Mr. Scott offered his own diag was Mr. diabetic for 23 learntd In 19M that hs was s vtcttai of the neat He began dialysis a time-consuming task that flushes waste from the body when the kidneys give out in 1994. the cure nearly killed he suffered infections caused by lonf- term dialysis Then hjs angel appeared in the form of Ms a petltn wom- an with frosted wire-rimmed glasses and a generous smile that makes her eyes crinkle and her face light up. The two were reunited whan Ms. began orfsnitUlf the Myrtle Beach School Otts   

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