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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Cuba threatening new exodus A2 Race ripping O.J. jury apart Transracial Loving home SEE FAMILY LIVING Cl Birds' Goodwin thinking big Dl Orioles cancel 2 exhibitions TOMORROW SUNNY DETAILS PAGE A15 THURSDAY APRIL MD 350 In add remedial classes to three R's ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Rachael Hamm wishes her high school had required her to study four years of math If it she wouldn't be taking a remedial class at the University of Maryland The 18-year old freshman from Glen Burnie is no different from thousands of recent Maryland high school graduates attending college in the state who needed remedial according to a state education report. Thirty-five percent of the 17.454 high school students who graduated in 1993 had to take catch-up classes in math and 23 percent needed extra classes in English according to the Maryland Student Outcome and Achieve ment Report released this month Eighteen percent of the students needed remediarhelp in the report said The report looked at students enrolled in public and private four-year universities and two-year community colleges in Mary- land Anne Arundel Community where about half of the students are local public school 50 percent needed back as far as elementary the foundations of math are just not Brian University of Maryland remedial the report said. Twenty- four percent needed remedial English and 31 percent needed remedial reading in- struction. A recent survey by The Capital found that many Anne Arundel County public school teachers believe students are not getting basic skills in writing and math. Though it's not a scientific assessment of all county teachers' the survey found that basics are sacrificed by about a quarter of the most often those struggling with new curriculum Beverly Thomas Arah director of literacv programs at Baltimore City Community Col said Marjland high schools are failing their students by choosing innovative teach- ing methods over teaching the such as grammar and syntax aren't being taught because search says you have to allow kids to creative Ms Arah said all the crea- tivity we're dealing with we're finding out students can't Brian who teaches remedial math classes at the University of said he Page Parents' power troubles panel ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer After realizing that million m school renovations in the next three years will yield 500 fewer classroom seats an influential panel yesterday demanded that power to choose projects be taken away from parents The Planning Advisory Board agreed to reject all future school projects until officials prove the need for new con- struction or renovation with facts and figures the school board instead should shift students from overcrowded schools to half-empty buildings before spending millions on unnecessary con- planning board members and auditors said can't believe that decisions about the The Capital program are based on wher- ever the most people make said David C advisory board mem ber But emotional parents fight redis trictmg Thomas director of program planning for county said politics dictate that school board members respond to residents who demand community schools near their homes few Winston Churchills would do us some he said of the board He heads a 12-member composed entirely of that rec ommended a redistrictmg plan sched uled for a final vote Wednesday The plan would shift about students But board members recommended the radical change of sending students wherever space is available The county's 120 schools could house all current but an esti- mated students would have to move to balance enrollments we do redistrictmg to its fullest we don't need new school con- acting county auditor Tere- sa Sutherland said SCHOOLS. Page Board hopefuls praise Bl Adams Park back In board's lair. Bl VIEW WORTH CLIMBING FOR By Bob Gilbert The AmapoHs steeplejacks Ml MachanoV and Butch ShuMs dhnb out onto the steeple of St. Anne's Episcopal Church above Church Circle to check It for damage. Repairs to the oM 160 feet from the at tts are to be made at some future a church spokesman Mid. State OKs expansion of landfill Site center of controversy By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer The state Department of the Envir- onment has approved a permit for the controversial expansion of P S T Re clamation's rubble landfill on Sands Road in Harwood The issued places several restrictions on expan sion of the company's 35-acre construe tion debris dump but it doesn't address residents' concerns about increased truck traffic and out-of-state rubble The agency said in a statement that truck traffic considered a matter for local planning and zoning officials It also said no limits can be placed on the receipt of out-of-state waste because that would be considered a restriction of interstate commerce under federal laws I ve put some pretty stringent re- straints in there said Richard W director of the department's Waste Management Administration will understand we tried to put a pretty tough permit in place The expansion measures 53 which includes buffer zones The permit can't be issued and work can't proceed until an appeals process is completed Residents have 15 days from Monday to file appeals with Mr Collins He'll review them and forward the apphc able ones to a state administrative hearings said Jean spokesman for Environment Depart- ment Rhonda president of the South County Civic wasn't sur- prised by the but still found it upsetting I don't feel my tax dollars are at work That's for Ms Zmnsaid this morning very disappointed but I knew this coming Ms Zinn said the association plans PS.T. RECLAMATION Approximate boundaries of rubble landfill Ccpfal grairtc to meet with its attorneys and techni- cal experts Tuesday to determine their next move She said no decision has been made'on an appeal Tim the association's vice said the fight is far from over think the MDE has lost sight of the protection of the community and is marching to the beat of the corporate he said As a standard part of the permit the department required P S T to control odor and and to protect groundwater from runoff pollutants The restrictions placed on the permit Page Broadneck High's first principal dies at age 67 INSIDE By MARY P. FELTER Community News Editor Lawrence Edwin Knight I the first principal of Broadneck High died of an apparent heart attack yesterday at Anne Arundel I Medical Center in Annapolis Known for his leadership and personal strength Mr 67. retired in August 1993 after serving at the helm I of the award-winning school KNIGHT since it opened in 1982 Knight had a vision for Broadneck High said Patricia an environmen tal science teacher and Maryland's Teacher of the Year 'It was to be a school for staff and parents in pursuit of excellence He set the standard and constantly encour aged us to strive for Mrs Neidhardt said It was not by chance that Broadneck produced three county teachers of the she said It was because Mr Knight solicited and encouraged teachers to try new and better ideas Tim McMullen the school's assistant athletic director said Mr Knight's legacy at Broadneck rnuld be seen in three recent events the basket ball team's participation in the state semifinals the production of Side Storv and the induction of 53 National Honor Society students was just overwhelmed with pride in my Page Arundel Artist Arundel Report Calendar Campus fvews Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Dr Gott Editorials Entertainment Family Living For the Record Classified Circulation D8 Bl Honor roll A12 Lottery A10 Military News CIO Movies C8 Obituaries C16 Police Beat C9 Severna Park C9 South County A14 Sports D8 Television Cl 4 Tides B2 3 Vignettes C9 B7 A4 A6-9 08 A15 A15 84 66 01-6 D7 A15 A10 .268-7000 268-4800 Agnew portrait rehung The guest of honor was missing today when for- mer governor Spiro T Agnew's portrait was re- hung m the Maryland State House Mr Agnew said yester- day that he would not attend and didn't know about the ceremony In a second telephone AQNEW a few nours later from his home in Rancho he said he had just gotten his invitation from Gov Parris Glendenmg less than 24 hours before the ceremony in the governor's recep- tion room in the State House couldn't have come back east Mr Agnew said His portrait was put up in the reception room In but was taken down five years later by former governor Harry Hughes. Mr. Hughes removed the portrait because of Mr. Agnew's conviction on a charge of income tax evasion and allegations by federal prose- cutors that he had taken bribes as governor and as vice president Mr Agnew denies taking any bribes Mr Glendenmg said in January that he would take the portrait out of storage and restore it to its place among other recent governors He said Mr Agnew is a part of Maryland Page ;