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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - March 17, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland capitalgazette.com Lacrosse coach killed in Pa. bus crash REGION / A4 Navy women headed to the Big Dance after winning Patriot League title, B1 Wrestler of the Year driven to improve ALL-COUNTY WRESTLING, SPORTS / B1 Free order of breadsticks or fries from Ledo Pizza Annapolis, COUPON / A5 GET YOUR COUPONS: As much as $159 worth of money-saving coupons in today’s paper Cordle’s investigative background an asset for scandal-plagued county By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer Dave Cordle knocking on your door usually meant trouble. During his 32 years as chief investigator for the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s office, Cordle ferreted out misdeeds in several departments and agencies. There was the 1995 probe of the Mill- ersville Landfill, where two workers were accused of taking bribes from garbage haulers to avoid paying dumping fees. There was the Department of Public Works supervisor caught stealing $153,000 worth of county-owned tools and other supplies and hoarding them at his Severn home. There were investigations in the county police department, Recreation and Parks and some internal inquiries. Now the 55-year old is using his insider’s knowledge as chief of staff for County Executive Laura Neuman. “That came as an advantage to me, to know what all the departments do,” (See CORDLE, Page A9) CORDLE TITLE: Chief of staff for County Executive Laura Neuman. RESIDENCE: Annapolis. AGE: 55. FAMILY: Wife Michele; four children. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: Chief investigator for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office; Annapolis alderman, representing Ward 5 from 2001-2009; special deputy fire marshal with the Annapolis Fire Department; lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Death penalty opponents: Repeal means no fatal errors Why not? Light up the whole world green!’ Local Irish bemused by the excesses of Americans’ version of St. Patrick’s Day By TIM PRUDENTE Staff Writer Everyone may be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. But green beer and breakfast pints, well, that’s all-American. Lesley Pattison was raised in Dublin and welcomes attention to the Ould Sod — even if it comes gaudy and drenched with green. “I never drank green beer in my life, nor will I,” said Pattison, manager of the O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel. “We respect our beer too much.” Local Irish immigrants say American celebrations such as marathon drinking sessions are less common on the Emerald Isle. “It can get to be amateur hour around here,” said bartender Barry Ahern, laughing. He’s 29 years old and still carries the brogue from his hometown of Galway. He sits in an Annapolis pub sipping coffee (without Baileys) and gathering patience for the familiar St. Paddy’s Day question; “Hey, you from Ireland?” Local Paddy’s Day revelers can slurp green sake (Japanese rice wine) and rent tartan kilts (Scottish garb). (See IRISH, Page All) By Joshua McKerrow — The Capital Barry Ahern mans the bar Friday at Castlebay Irish pub in Annapolis. Capital punishment debate now moves to other states By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer By making Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty, state lawmakers hope to avoid a story like Cameron Todd Willingham’s. Willingham was executed on Feb. 17, 2004, in Texas. After the 35-year-old’s three children died in a fire at his house in 1991, he was accused of arson and convicted for the deaths. But serious doubts were raised about the scientific proof the house had been burned down deliberately. Before his execution, Willingham said he was innocent. A year after he was put to death, Texas established a government commission to investigate allegations of error and misconduct by forensic scientists. A scientist on the commission concluded investigators had no scientific basis for claiming the fire was arson, according to The New Yorker. More recent investigations have come up with similar findings in Willing ham’s case. His family is still seeking a pardon from the state. Maryland has had its own experience with death-penalty cases that didn’t stand up to re-examination. As the green circles outnumbered the red ones on the House of Delegates tally board (See REPEAL, Page A10) GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2 0 1 3 * • From the Dome: O’Malley headed to Israel, AlO. • House delegation OKs mail-in election bills, Cl. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Weems Creek resident John Yanik picks up speed to make it to the finish line Saturday during the annual Green Beer Races at the Eastport Democratic Club. For more photos, go to Page All. By Matthew Cole — The Capital ONLINE EXTRA • Fora slideshow of photos from the Green Beer Races, go to www. capital gazette.com TODAY'S WEATHER 44 37 HIGH LOW MOSTLY CLOUDY Monday: Frozen mix. C2 LIFESTYLE GEARING UP FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL: Annual event lures Tolkien expert, other literary luminaries. D1 BUSINESS FIRST FRIDAYS: Breakfast meetings help Mayor Josh Cohen connect with the local business community. C5 Like us on Facebook capitalgazette COMING MONDAY IT'S BRACKET TIME: Get your NCAA tournament brackets in the Sports section and let March Madness begin! y Follow us on Twitter capgaznews General................410-268-5000 Classified.............410-268-7000 Circulation...........410-268-4800 o o 4 sections, 40 pages Arundel Report Calendar ......... 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