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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - September 5, 2010, Annapolis, Maryland Broadneck wins big over Severna Park, but it wasn't pretty/Cl ^unhau Capital SUNDAY/SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 A CapltakGazette Newspaper — Annapolis, MD $1.50 'Everybody knew he was bad news' Suspect in Harmans slaying Cart Lewis Patten, 49, is the sole suspect In the killing of his ex-wlfe, Lynn Patten. He died in a fiery crash In Prince George's County IS minutes after her body was discovered. Strangled woman in 1988 By HEATHER RAWLYK Stafif Writer Quan Harper had a gut feeling he should trash the letter addressed to his fiancee that arrived at the couple's Harmans home in early March. The correspondence was from fiancee Lynn Patten's ex-husband, Carl Lewis Patten. He'd been released from prison, the letter said, and he wanted to reconnect with her. Harper said he reluctantly passed the letter on. In the six months that followed, his world was torn apart. Lynn Patten, a bright-eyed brunette whose full name was Diana Lynn Patten, was found by her 11-year-old son strangled in her home at 6 Lexington Road on Aug. 26, her 47th birthday. Carl Patten, 49, the sole suspect in the case, died in a fiery car crash in Prince George's County just 15 minutes later. (See SLAYING. Page A6) Courtesy photos Lynn Patten smiles during a cruise to Alaska In early August. Patten was found strangled Inside her Harmans home a few weeks later. BIG WHEELS FOR A BIG CELEBRATION Photos by Paul W. Gillespie — The Capital ABOVE: Jacob Petz, 5, left, and his friend Uam Komlosy, 4, both from Arnold, have a wheel * good time yesterday as they race down a hill on Big Ryers during the Family Fun Festival at Quiet Waters Park south of Annapolis. The park is celebrating Ks 20th birthday this weekend with a host of activities, culminating in a free concert this evening by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Sweet Lime & Passion will perform at 4 p.m. RIGHT: David Carstens of Annapolis and his 2-year-oid daughter, Nina, check out a fire truck on display as part of the celebratton. ONLINE EXTRA • See more photos from the event at HometownAnnapolis.com. Primary may decide judicial election EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of previews of contested races in the Sept. 14 state and county primary elections within The Capital's coverage area. For races in other districts, see hometownannapolis.com. By SCOTT OAUGHERTY Staff Writer Anyone still on the fence about who should fill the two available seats on the county's Circuit Court bench better make up his mind soon. Because of a quirk in Maryland law, there is a chance this month's primary elections — not the Nov. 2 general election — will be the final vote on which two of the county's three judicial candidates will win ftill 15-year terms on the bench. The names of Circuit Court judges Ronald Jarashow and Laura Klessling and their Republican challenger, Alison Asti will appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots Sept. 14. And if the same two candidates are the top vote getters in both prim^ elections, only those two names will be placed on the general election (See JUDGES, Page A13) '10 •Alookatthe candidaloe. •Other courthouse races up for HVAC unit raises eyebrows Carroll House system installed without city agency approval By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer There's something new to look at on Duke of Gloucester Street, but it's not as quaint as the well-kept historical properties and tidy lawns. It's a new, compact-car-sized heating and air-conditioning system that was installed at the Charles Carroll House behind St. Mary's Church without proper city approvals. The beige unit is positioned behind a brick wall that's about 12 feet high. But it sits atop stilt-like supports, making the top half of the device visible firom the sidewalk across the street and completely visible firom the top floor of Pamela Roblyer's house on Duke of Gloucester Street. She used to have a view of Spa Creek, she said, but now she has a view of an air-conditioning system. This autumn, when the leaves fall, the unit will become even more of a focal point, she said. The Carroll House's old system wasn't like that, Roblyer said. She could see it ftom the top floors of her house, but views of it were entirely blocked by the brick wall that runs along the sidewalk and she still could look at the water. She doesn't plan to move anytime soon, but she's concerned that the unit will hurt her home's value when It goes on the market. The new unit arrived unannounced on a large truck at 7 a.m. Aug. 21. A knock (See HVAC, Page AS) By Shannon Lee Zirkie — The Capital Julia Fllckner, a graduate of the AVID program and Chesapeake High, looks through her sociology text at Anne Arundel Community College. AVID FOR COLLEGE New freshmen say county schools' popular AVID program helped them get there By ALLISON BOURG Sta£f Writer Mykema Claggett always knew she'd go o£f to college someday. Her mother, who had her first child at 15, was adamant about that. "No one in my family had gone to college. Some hadn't even finished high school." said the recent South River High graduate, 17. "But she really wanted me to do something with myself. She wanted better for her daughters." Sadiyyah Owens had plans for college, too — but with low grades during her first two years at Arundel High School, she didn't know how she'd get there. And North County High graduate Mandy Uebel was considering an array of different schools, but felt like (See AVm. 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