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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Arnold man faces life for murder Bl Local families take time to observe old customs Cl Rhodes steals a win for Terps SEE SPORTS Dl TOMORROW CLOUDY PAGE A13 THURSDAY DECEMBER MD Schools expect 5M shortfall Sweet energy-saving deal goes sour By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The school system anticipates a million budget shortfall this with almost half of it coming from an energy-saving deal with an electronics company that has short-circuited. The county school board was told yesterday that the shortfall comes from overspending on items not funded by the County paying for positions to meet state mandates and overestimating employee turnover. The deficit will be covered by shifting money from other by the reserve fund and fund said Gregory V director of finance. The school system overspent by about million to pay its electric bill Officials had anticipated saving million on energy said Walter supervisor of operations Honeywell Inc the Minnesota-based company hired to install the energy-saving equipment under an agreement that requires it to pay the school system if savings are not achieved has not honored the said Ralph A. director of facilities management. Honeywell still owes the school system about from last fiscal Mr. Nourse said. The school system and Honeywell are negotiating over and the county will probably have to go to arbitration on the Mr. Luther said. Officials from Honeywell declined comment this morning. The school system is also expected to exceed its copier lease agreement by is using the copier program rather Mr. Nourse said. A committee has been set up to study ways to curb the use of copier machines. School board member Thomas R. Twombly criticized Page Students to switch schools By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer County school board members said yesterday that a new redistricting plan could force some Annapolis students to switch schools twice in the next three to five years But School Superintendent Carol S. Parham defended her proposal at the all-day board meeting as the only chance for Adams Park Elementary to get county funding. The superintendent proposed that the redistrict- ing plan for Annapolis schools passed last spring by the board be put in place for September 1996. The plan would limit busing of students away from neighborhood schools. Mrs. Parham also asked the board to set up a committee that would propose boundaries for Adams Park by October providing Clay Street residents with a neighbor- hood school The new districts would not be implemented until the school reopens. concern is that we move students twice within a period of two to three board Presi- dent Joseph H Foster said PARHAM gut tne County Council has said it won't consider the Adams Park project for the The Capital budget until boundaries are and the state won't fund the project because city schools are not overcrowded Page By J Henson The Capital Frank Bartose end other local sur- vivors of Pearl Harbor planned to be at the Annapolis chapter of the Fleet Reserve Association at noon today for a wreath-laving ceremony. Keeping Pearl Harbor alive By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Fifty-four years after he survived the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Frank Bartose fears the day that will in may soon pass from memory. A member of the state chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors' Asso- a private national organiza- Mr. has crusaded to keep alive the lessons and honor the sacrifices of Dec. could happen again. I don't know how. We must keep. America said Mr. who has delivered fliers around his Heritage. Harbour neighborhood asking that flags be flown at half-staff to mark the anniversary of the attack today. are going forget- ting about it. We want to try to keep this thing alive as long as possible. This was something that had never happened in the history of the Mr. Bartose said. Mr. Bartose and other local sur- vivors of the battle that plunged the United States into World War II planned to be at the Annapolis chapter of the Fleet Reserve Asso- ciation at noon today for a wreath- laying ceremony. Another retired Navy Capt. Joseph K. Taus- sig will speak at the ceremony Mr. Bartose was a Navy dispens- ing clerk on his way to church that Sunday when bombs started falling on the airfield. with his rifle rucked away in a supply he spent mott of the day ferrying Pace Main Street reopens After 9 revamped city thoroughfare alive and well By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Paris has New York its Hollywood its Sunset and today Annapolis once again has its Mam Street After more than a year of headline- grabbing a simple car accomplished the ordinary task of rolling up a street without fanfare at noon today The sighs of relief and joy will be heard far and wide Main Street is done It's safe to come out now The last brick slipped into gooey black tar and was hammered home with a rubber mallet last night The barricades and fences that have stood across much of Main Street since March unceremoniously came down very excited. 'Mr tear down that said merchant Ron George with a likening the end of the project with Ronald Reagan's famous plea for the removal of the Berlin Wall. Tbe end of the nine-month construction project is cause for a bevy of bashes. residents can check out the new street at the annual Midnight Madness holiday shopping festival on the street At the same Fort Meyers the contractor on the and downtown merchants will fete workers with a dinner party and gifts at Buddy's Crabs and Ribs. On the Maryland Inn will be host to merchants for an invitation- only party. The next day all residents are Invited to a celebration with bands and carolers at locations around the street. happy because it's but I'm sad because I have to said Jack foreman for Fort Meyers. mission was to get it done and we did The construction workers won the hearts of residents and business owners along the despite the routine complaints atxmt noise and fleeing tourists. were absolutely the best workers anybody has ever had. They went out of their way to be nice and do said Gaye an Eastport resident who organized the dinner party for the workers. Workers were known to adjust schedules on jackhammers for hands and dance help carry packages through the mess to waiting and greet strollers with and nods instead of stereotypical whittles and curses. The favorite merchants was the fact that they rarely took breaks. They worked like littk bearers. It's By Mark M Odell Tto Capful The fence that net surrounded of Main Street for nine was open yesterday to eiow people to at ate flntl part of the Job of laying spreading send to M In the crevices between the Mockt. The street opened today at the party each construction worker will get a gift donated by one of 40 merchants on the street. It comes as no surprise to Mr who has seen his men and women showered with little gifts and flowers throughout the project. hot day in the summer there was always lots of cold drinks. Every cold night there has been lots of coffee and hot chocolate. Everybody has been very he said. The polite atmosphere was almost a surprise given the pain the project Drought to downtown. been a difficult time for said Eileen a salesman at The Coin Gallery which opened at about the time Main Street was closed. Noise and dost chased away many locals despite a heavy coating of Page Midnight Madness The Midnight Madness festival will be held tonight on City Mam Maryland State Circle and in West Annapolis. Most shops in those areas will be open until wtth many serving refreshments. Entertainment includes music from several community groups Main Street will be open to vehicle and there will be free shuttle and trolley service from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and free parking in the Hillman Garage. been fun to watch them laying the bricks by said Elaine a designer with Interior Concepts. Workers ftot pttt beck la qwdet. At Redsl tins stadium deal booed by locals By BART JANSEN Staff Writer A resounding Bronx cheer That's what readers give a plan for the state to chip in million to build a Washington Redskins football stadium in Prince George's County. No way. A million times no. unquestionably hot And those were the polite responses Respondents were opposed by an almost 10-1 margin 307 to 33 to Gov. Parrls N Glendening's offer to install roads and other infrastructure for the project. General Assembly approval is still required for the offer to Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke. Eighty respondents on both sides added that the state shouldn't build a million stadium in Baltimore for the relocating Cleveland Browns. Readers reached for the thesaurus to insult the Redskins calling it a a a reprehensible and irresponsible. 66 years old and I've never been to a one woman said. don't Intend to go to but my money Is going to finance two which I don't think we Mr. Glendening was accused of being rank of his ever-loving or suffering from Alzheimer's disease put Prince George's County in and now he's going to put the whole state in one woman said. A handful of Including several Democrats who said they voted for Mr. said they wouldn't support him again. One suggested a recall. STADIUM. Page More on what county caHers had to say. A10 Redskins stadium funding doesn't sit well with spending cuts. A4 INSIDE Tax cuts sought near landfill 13 KVEMNA Valu Food shopping center sold M 4 40 Anjndel Report. Calendar Classified..... Comics..... Crossword..... Death Notices...... Editorials Entertainment Family Living For the Record Bl Honor roll All Lottery C8 Movies C4 Obituaries C14 Police Beat C14 Sevema Park A12 South County C6 Sports Cl 3 82 Tides A9 A4 C6 A13 A6 A13 B4-5 B3 C7 A13 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified...............................268-7000 From Kent All other departments..........................268-5000 ;