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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Rockville man 1st U.S. casualty in Bosnia A2 Bonnies hold off Eagles soar over Lions DECEMBER Plans would transform Parole area By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer The owners of Parole Plaza have unveiled long-awaited plans that would transform the decaying 33-year-old shopping center into a of modern mostly housing along a grid of streets and garages The million project would create several new department movie restaurants and possibly skating rink for the just across the Annapolis city line. Total floor area would be just under 1 million square with square feet devoted to retail space. Plans for the project were unveiled Friday With the maze of governmental agency reviews the project would have to coupled with con- the earliest date for com- pletion probably would be mid-1997 Schools look to save on energy costs By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer With the simple flick of a some officials believe the school system can dim its million energy bill. They say the numbers shed light on why certain simple actions such as shutting down the 120-building system last week be- tween Christmas and New Year's Day would be wise fiscal policy. The savings for that one-week shutdown would have been an amount that could buy about textbooks or 40 computers or pay for two new according to board figures The school system has started a program to combat increasing en- ergy costs But in the face of deep budget cuts that are forcing officials to scrutinize one school board member argues that their efforts should go further seems like a little but it adds board member Thomas Twombly said. see a lot of lights in schools on at strange hours of the night I don't believe we have done a good job In policing ourselves We have to look at the items we can The criticism comes after school officials announced this month that an million energy-saving deal with Honeywell Inc has not reaped expected savings This year the school system budg- eted million for but will spend closer to million Since the 1990-91 school when costs Were spend- ing has increased by more than budget figures show The costs aren't given the price of heating and cooling all Page County planners have tapped the 34-acre Parole Plaza site as the key to redeveloping the traffic- clotted commercial zone. Developers declined to name ten- citing ongoing but real estate sources said discount department store Target is close to signing a lease. Other retailers considering the site include bookstore chains Barnes Noble and sport- ing goods stores Sports Authority and and current tenant Sears The significance of the renova- tion goes beyond more spending though County planners have tapped the 34-acre site as the key to redeveloping the traffic-clotted commer- cial zone The plaza is at the heart of the Parole Urban Design Concept passed by the County Council in 1994. The plan calls for cutting streets through the plaza and bring- ing its buildings street-side The idea is to make Parole more like a village than a hodgepodge of strip malls. are creating the downtown of the said developer Carl point man for the Parole Plaza Shopping Center Lim- ited Partnership should be able to come here and do everything and someday live someday work In recent mixed-use com- plexes of entertainment and Page Artist's rendering straws the of modem planned tor the Parole Plau ttto. The million project wouM ornate several new department movie restaurants end possibly a skating rink. YEAR-END WEDDING RUSH By 1 Hanson The Caplul From Robert clerk of the Circuit performs a dvH marriage for Marine Pvt. Harold McCormacfc III and Airman Angela Hughes on the court's last business day of the year. Cpl. Jason MarKvart of Qusntteo was the witness. For for for tax for love By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWrlter The Tylade E Gregory of wore a lacy vest over a shimmering white sleeveless dress. The Daniel J. Kolasa of wore a tuxedo with cutaway tails presiding over the 18th marriage of the a court clerk joined the couple in matrimony Friday in a tiny spare room in the county courthouse. On the last business day of the the marriage business was booming at the court's Church Circle wedding chapel In 19 happy couples tied the knot far more than the average of three or four a day. It's always this said Pete the chief deputy clerk of the court. Only Valentine's Day brings as many he said. Everybody has a different reason to get hitched in the year's waning moments like Mr Kolasa and Ms said they wanted a special way to ring in the New Year Others do it for the tax benefits. tax status on 31 it your status all said Marcy a CPA and certified financial planner in Arnold. For couples who have different income the tax savings can be significant she said She herself postponed her wedding a few days to get married in January 1980 instead of December saving she said. For Marine Pvt Harold T. McCormack III and Airman Angela K who met while stationed at Fort George G the wedding Friday had a military urgency. In Airman Hughes will deploy with her unit to Bosnia. And for Army Spec.'Jfffrey S. Behrbaum and his Natasha F who UVM in the marriage Plft 1995 weather offered a little of everything By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWrlter After the mild Jack Schroeder expected to be knee-deep in insects this year. Unfortunately for the general manager of American Pest Control in summer heat and drought baked the region and scuttled the burgeoning bug popula- tion. would say it's been a bland he said think about your present life. You haven't had any crickets chasing have Meteorologically 1995 was a curious year. wasn't one of those years where you sit down and make a quantitative decision on how the year was. It depends on what your job is. It depends how you were said Dick an- other National Weather Service forecaster at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. you're a it's one and if you're a public works employ- ee it's Taken the record- breaking summer the dry and the balmy winter were all noteworthy. Other phenomena were the torna- does that touched down in Severn and Odenton in and the hurricanes that Just missed the area. Mr Diener said the way people view the year's weather is highly subjective Of living in an area that straddles the line on storm systems tends to make people jaded about the weather. the year looked like All but November and December had NO SLEET New Year's Eve celebrants should catch something of a break tonight The weather forecast is calling for precipitation to move in but it looks like it will be m the form of ram. As late as Friday mghl. the National Weather Service had baen calling for a possible mix of freezing ram and sleet to welcome in the new year But temperatures should hover in the mid-to upper 30s keeping the precipitation from saidAmet Figueroa. a forecaster with the National Weather Service at Baltimore Washington International Airport. The first day of 1996 might 'also be wet. There's an 80 percent chance of ram as temperatures warm up to the Mr. Figueroa said. Colder temperatures should return with a chance of ice or snow as temperatures drop into the to mid-30s. There's on Wednesday. above-normal and only one month October had above-normal precipitation. This included a streak of 26 con- secutive summer days with tem- peratures of 90 or more There were also 14 code reds issued by the state Department of Environment. are days with unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone And Baltimore Gas and Elec- tric Co. customers set a one-day summer record for power consump- tion on Aug. 4. At 5 p.m. megawatts of electricity were being used. All temperatures in 1995 Page wrATHFR 4836 LOW Light rain likely to- night and tomorrow. D2 Bills Win The Buffalo Bills controlled the line of scrimmage and rushed for 341 yards as they began their push for a fifth trip to the Super Bowl with a 37-22 rout of the Miami Dolphins In the first round of the AFC playoffs. Cl LOOK Conflicting indicators cloud the future. Bl MUTUAL A merry year for many shareholders. M Windows 95 wins another convert. M INTO TO A wish list for 1996. U Try making your goals more realistic. El NO MPfR The Capital won't publish on New Year's and its offices will be closed. The paper will resume a normal schedule on Tuesday _ Arundel Report 01 Editorials A10-11 Bl Lottery A4 F110 Comics Gl Obituerlet D2 Cap Camera F9 Police Beat 02 Classified 268-7000 Circulation 2684800   

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