News, August 12, 1997


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News (Newspaper) - August 12, 1997, Frederick, Maryland The Great Southern Printing and Manufacturing Company Vbl 114 -No VOL I-NQ. Post TotaJ 43 060 August 1997 Maryland 21705 2 Sections First use of veto sets stage for court challenge WASHINGTON Presi- dent Clinton hopes Congress will think twice about helping special interests now that he has. for the first used his line-item veto killing budget provisions that would have helped some farm U.S. financial firms with overseas arms and New York state. you know the president is prepared to use the line-item that tends to operate as a deterrent against the most egregious kinds of Mr. Clinton said Mon- day as he went on national televi- sion to veto the three provisions. For it seems unlikely that Mr. Clinton's historic action will be overturned by lawmakers when they return from their summer recess in September. But use of the veto sets the stage for the Supreme Court to decide the broader question of whether Congress had the right to give the president the power to veto indi- vidual items in tax and spending bills. Though senior Republican aides said they had not yet forged a strat- egy for dealing with the they said one option was to negotiate acceptable language with the White rather than seeking the two-thirds House and Senate majorities needed to reverse the president. The vetoes were to items within two bills Mr. Clinton signed five days earlier. The bills were aimed at balancing the budget by 2002 and trimming taxes. Mr. Clinton had until Monday to use his line- item veto on the signed bills. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Newt said administration officials had not objected to the provisions during weeks of budget talks and said the vetoes have less to do with on Page Elected school board issue being revived Under attack Staff photo by Timothy jKObsen Jonathan tries to ward off the stinging spray of a garden hose Monday while having a water fight with his brother Gene and friend Adam Luciano along Crestwood Blvd. The three had started out the day by running a lemonade stand. Boredom set in and the water fight started. Candidates report financial contributions By IKE WILSON News-Post Staff Elaine who is running for Frederick city has so far received the largest amount of contributions of those running for city office. A he received according to papers filed with the Frederick County election board. Monday was the first deadline for candi- dates to file financial statements. Mr. Young's war of which he come from 244 people who gave on average checks of He also reported in-kind contribution. no shape or form does money buy an Mr. Young do I think that I'm a shoo-in. I'm out knocking on doors every day and I'm committed to running a pos- grassroots Mr. Young said he began working on his campaign about seven months ago and has also held a rally. am overwhelmed and ecstatic with the response and I hope I can live up to the expec- tations of my the candidate said. Mayor Jim a Republican running for has reported including from himself and a jacket from the city police department's K-9 unit. Alderman Frances the Democratic mayoral candidatef-has in her including a loan from herself. Mrs. Baker said she intends to keep her promise to limit campaign spending to maxi- mum. pledged to that and I she said. will not spend any more than I have Mr. Grimes said. comment has always been why as opposed to There are no rules to regulate how much is on Page By KRISTA BRICK News-Post Staff The issue of an elected school board is not dead yet. Frederick County Commissioner David Gray requested Tuesday that it be put back in the county's legislative package. The commissioners voted to restore the elected school board issue to the package as well as the proposed salary increase for the commissioners. Commissioner Mark Hoke and Bruce Reeder voted against the motion The elected school board pro- posal had been taken out Thursday by a vote of with Commissioners Reeder and Hoke voting to nix it from the package. Commissioner Ilona Hogan had voted to keep it in. Mr. Gray was attending a funeral and absent from Thursday's vote. Commissioner Terre Roy Rhoderick had left the meeting Thursday before the vote. Mr. Gray brought the subject up again during the commission- ers' Tuesday morning meeting. think a lot of people want to talk about Mr. Gray said. want people to have that Mr. Gray would like the Frederick County delegation to on Page Chamber of Commerce video cleared for sale After testifying about his finances Local plastic surgeon released from jail By KATE LECKIE News-Post Staff Jailed plastic surgeon Dr. Lorin Fred Busselberg was released from the Frederick County Adult Deten- tion Center late Monday after testifying forced in circuit court about his finances. The prominent doctor spent 109 days in jail for stemming from overdue child support and ordered in his divorce case. During the hourlong proceeding he told his ex-wife's attor- ney that although he doesn't recall the exact amount for which he sold his medical practice last that it the ballpark of to was the total consideration given Lucien Winegar asked. Dr. Busselberg explaining that the Westco Medical to assume other After a he sense you think that's a ridiculous Dr. Busselberg answered questions about his prac- his dealings with the title to his his townhouse and his including his his artwork and a laser machine at his office. At times clearly agitated by some of Mr. Winegar's he launched into a Many of complaints about how his rights as a U.S. citi- zen had been trampled on and all his property snatched from him by an inequitable court system. he referred to the large home on Etzler Road he bought with on Page From Staff Reports The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce's manufacturing video is now for sale after Moore Business Forms. Inc. agreed to its content. Distribution of the tout- ing manufacturing in Frederick was put on hold so that Moore officials could look it over. Debra director of operations for Moore in Thurmont said a Moore employee had seen the video and an It was unclear what the original con- cern may have been. John divisional manag- er of human resources for the com- pany said Monday requested to see the video. We have seen it and the message was The reference to Moore in the video was made by Frederick Coun- ty Commissioner Bruce Reeder who company that is tucked way up in Thurmont is Moore Busi- ness Forms. They've leased as much space as they can. They are expanding and growing. We are working with them now to stay in Frederick Moore officials confirmed they must expand and are in the process on Page Judge disagrees with town's rezoning denial By BRUCE HAMILTON News-Post Staff Circuit Court Judge G. Edward Dwyer sent a request to rezone 224 acres back to the town of ruling that the town's denial of the request in arbitary and capricious. respectfully Burgess John L. Thompson Jr. said Monday. Members of the Moxley family want to develop the Nicodemus Farm which they own as the 103-29 Limited Partnership. They filed a court appeal when the town refused to rezone the proper- ty from agricultural to low-densi- ty residential. Judge Dwyer heard the case Wednesday afternoon and issued his opinion Friday. The actions of the Walkersville burgess and commissioners adopting a drawn by the without proper evidentiary was arbitrary and the judge wrote. He remanded the rezoning appli- cation for further proceedings. The town's denial of the appli- cation followed a lengthy public hearing in November. The town's planning commission and plan- ning staff then recommended denial of the rezoning cit- ing inadequate public facilities. They said the development of 378 single-family homes would increase the population by about people. It would increase traffic and school they and the town had inade- quate public and sewer to support the additional residences. There Mr. Thompson than enough reasons to deny But the court case focused on a different issue. In order to sustain a zoning the applicant must establish that there was a mistake in the original zoning or a change in the conditions of the according to Judge Dwyer. During the November on Page Classified.............B-6-12 Comics..................A-8 Farm................B-3-5 Obituaries..................A-5 Sports...................B-l-2 Television...................A-ll Weather..........................A-2 Portions The News Post pfrned each dsy on recy cted paper The The Newspaper also s Ex-pitcher trades baseball for badge Staff photo by Timothy Jacotecn Troy a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriffs used to pitch for a minor league baseball team in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. By KATE LECKIE News-Post Staff WALKERSVILLE Don't expect Deputy Sheriff Troy Barrick to break a sweat throw- ing the book at a law breaker. Not too long he threw fastballs on a farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals. These he makes his liv- ing playing catch. But most of the flyballs he's chasing don't want to get caught. Those who do could face some time behind bars. A case in city police put out a call for a sus- pect's vehicle after an armed robbery was reported at Shoppers Food Warehouse. Deputy Barrick and K-9 officer. Deputy First Class David staked out an area where they thought the car might and sure it said Sgt. the deputy's supervising officer. The pair followed the car for some time until back-up then they made the traffic stop. The four people in the car all were each held on sub- stantial bails. say that was one of his more memorable T UESDAY'S PEOPLE moments Sgt. Tobery said. was able to assist the city police with the apprehen- Deputy Barrick acknowledges that being licensed to carry a firearm as part of his job doesn't necessarily guarantee his safety. have been a few moments I felt my hair stand up on end. You have to stay on your he learned not to trust Baseball now behind the 24-year-old Walkersville native takes his police work seriously. In 1996. he was named valedic- torian of Western Maryland Police Academy's 30th graduat- ing class. During an interview at his parents' Walkersville home. Deputy Barrick said a number of factors played a role in his deci- sion to leave baseball after about 2 years a 1994 back injury on Page ;