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   Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - February 3, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland                                 SUPFR BOWL XLVII  Tj^ »•*»  Ravens vs. 49ers  6:30 tonight, CBS  FULL COVERAGE IN SPORTS / B1  capitalgazette.com  /T!\  FEB. 3, 2013  A Capital-Gazette Newspaper ® — Annapolis, MD  GET YOUR COUPONS:  As much as $142 worth of coupons in todays paper  Navy women lead league {(gjjjfflf/  SPORTS / B!  $1.50  Free sweetheart earrings from The Twisted Bead, COUPON / B3  Following  conviction,  lawsuits  continue  Leopold faces two civil discrimination cases by ex-employees, ACLU suit  By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer  John R. Leopold’s misconduct conviction, which led to his resignation as county executive, doesn’t necessarily foretell how two civil discrimination cases brought against him will unfold.  Leopold resigned Friday after being convicted of criminal misconduct Tuesday. He faces two federal lawsuits from former coun ty employees who allege they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs.  The recently concluded criminal case and the law suits share common allegations but are not the same, and shouldn’t be viewed as such, legal experts said.  “Obviously, the cases are very much related and some of the same facts are likely to come out,” said Byron Warnken, a Baltimore attorney and professor of law at the University of Baltimore. “But legally speaking, the cases are completely dissimilar. You cannot use one as evidence in the other.”  Retired Circuit Court Judge Dennis Sweeney found Leopold guilty of misconduct for ordering his county police executive protection detail and other staff to do campaign work for him and empty his catheter bag.  As with the criminal case, the civil cases hinge on allegations Leopold misused his power as the county’s top elected official.  Former spokeswoman Karla Hamner sued  (See LEOPOLD, Page A10)  LEOPOLD  Lawmakers: Sewage spill fines should be spent on environment  Simonaire, Vitale object to money going for pay, overhead  By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer  Two local lawmakers want to make sure water pollution fines are used to restore waterways fouled by pollution — not to pay state officials.  State Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Cathy Vitale said they were motivated to pursue legislation following a report in The Capital last summer that found the majority of money in the Maryland Clean Water Fund goes to salaries and overhead at the Maryland Department of the Environment.  “Those funds should go back to restoring or improving the area  that was affected,” said Simonaire, R-Pasadena, who is particularly perturbed by repeated sewage spills in the Patap sco River.  The Maryland Clean Water Fund gets money from two broad areas: fees for water-related permits and fines for water pollution violations.  The investigation by The Capital found that in 2010 about half of the  fund went to salaries and overhead ($1.6 million out of $3.2 million); in 2011, the percentage going to salaries and overhead went up to 87 percent ($4.9 million out of $5.65 million).  “I found it completely nonsensical that the department would be utilizing such a large percentage of what I always believed was going back into the impaired waterway for salaries and overhead,” said Vitale, R-Sevema Park.  • Reporter's Notebook:  Orphans' Court measure meets opposition, Page A9.  • O’Malley Tracker: Where was the governor last week? Page A9.  Vitale has been pushing for a crackdown on sewage spills since 3 million gallons of sewage flowed into Arnold’s Mill Creek in  (See FUND, Page A9)  - GENERAL  Ê ASSEMBLY  20 13  WEATHER  (1 25  HIGH  LOW  CHANCE OF SNOW  Monday: Sunny. C2     H LIFESTYLE ■    Ü BUSINESS ■    ■ TODAY'S BEST BET M      SHMjl' '"7^ SECOND    SWEET DEAL:    'SOUPER' BOWL:      | ACTS: !    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Cl    Classified  ..........  C6    Editorial ...........  A8  03    Death Notices ..........  C2    Health & Fitness   D3  Lottery -......  A4    Obituaries ........    C2    Television......................B7  My Time  ..............  B8    Puzzles    C9    Volunteers      A6  ■9P  RAVENS FANS GO TO EXTREME  Locals celebrate Super Bowl with a 2,500-pizza order, purple hair and fireworks  By Joshua McKerrow — The Capital  Nicholas Miller, Chris Swift and Ray Sears fold pizza boxes Friday at Papa John’s in preparation for the Naval Academy’s order of 2,500 pizzas for the Super Bowl.  By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer  Ravens gnome garden. Purple foil Christmas trees. Purple Christmas lights.  Ray Leone’s extreme Ravens fandom is evident in his home decorations, but his Super Bowl plans are relatively mundane.  The Edgewater resident’s home says it all — from the lights on the outside to the gnome garden and purple foil trees inside. He has to work much of today, so he plans a small Super Bowl XLVII gathering consisting of family   44 We will get completely emotionally involved with the ups and downs and I'll come close to a heart attack a couple of times."  — Ray Leone, an Edgewater resident, on watching the big game.  —- his wife may or may not have purple hair — and leftover meatball subs.  Afterward, there will be fireworks if the Ravens beat the San Francisco  49ers.  “I shouldn’t say ‘if they win’, but when they win,” Leone said. “We will get completely emotionally involved with the ups and downs and I’ll come close to a heart attack a couple of times.”  Game day has arrived and fans are hunkered down with their jerseys,  (See RAVENS, Page A10)  Local chiropractor travels with the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl to help players with joint issues, Arundel Report, Page Cl.   

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