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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Guilty plea heard In area LOYAL LABEL Area firm's founders have but Its name will endure Bl Baines leaves O's to return to Chicago Dl TOMORROW CLOUDY DETAILS' PAGF A9 DCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAURELED 20707 TUESDAY MD States running short of cash to clean the bay ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE State officials in Virginia and Pennsyl- vania may have the will to clean up the Chesapeake but they're lacking the according to environmental experts Officials may not be able to live up to their landmark agreement to clean the bay by despite years of putting together detailed plans of what te needed to restore the one of the nation's largest and most polluted estu- aries bottom quite for all three states is that they are going to need a lot more and right now I don't think any of us has a good idea where it will come said Keith Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay cleanup coordinator is doubt- ful any of us is going to meet the goal by the year 2000 The three states and the District any of us is going to meet the goal by the year Keith bay cleanup coordinator of Columbia signed the Chesa- peake Bay Agreement in promising to cut by 40 percent the amount of nitrogen and phos- phorus running into the bay in 13 years Excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus cause large amounts of algae to grow and block sunlight. As the algae die and waterborne oxygen is killing fish and other aquatic life. As things stand only the District is on target to meet the but the city only had to renovate1 a single sewage-treatment plant is unrealistic to think they can accomplish it on said Clifford chief environ- mental engineer on the project. The states have found their big- gest success in cutting the amount of phosphorus flowing in the bay. That was accomplished by impos- ing a ban on phosphorus in deter- gents and adopting strict phos- phorus standards for bay-area sewage-treatment plants Stopping the flow of has proven a more costly and complicated environmen- tal officials said Farmers have been encouraged or forced to limit the amount of Page After fending off an armed robbery Gary ScMavetta at Papa John's Pizza on Setnervnie Road In Parole. A rebtwr Utod to hold the shop p.m. on Saturday. Thinking to rt U- f Iftr. Schlavetta fought with the suffering minor cute and bruises but emerging otherwise unscathed. Trozzo The Capital Manager quashes robbery try ByP.J.SHl'EY Staff Writer When a Parole pizza shop man ager took on a knife-wielding rob- ber Saturday afternoon it was not he had in mind. was going to make sure I went home to my wife and two kids that's what I wanted to make sure said Gary Schiavet- manager of the Papa John's Pizza shop on Somerville Road in Parole. Just before p m a man had stood near the front door of the shop for a short time before ap- proaching the counter and order ing a large pepperoni pizza. While Mr Schiavetta was han- dling the the robber walked around the brandished an 8-inch steak knife and de- 'If he doesn't believe I can get the rest of the I don't know what I'm going to do.' Gary Papa John's manager mantled cash But money from the register didn t satisfy the robber the Mr Schia- vetta recalled him saying. The shop's new safe is not accessible to but Mr. Schiavetta didn't know if the rob- ber would accept that feet without making use of the steak knife. 'If he doesn't believe I can get the rest of the I don't know what I'm going to Schiavetta said. Seeing that the robber was hold- ing the cash in the same hand as the Mr Schiavetta attacked Grappling over the the two men struggled back among the shelves and refrigerators in the shop. At one Mr. Schia- vetta heard a knife handle hit the floor. Then he heard thetlade alto fall The struggle continued with the two men pushing their way out the front door and into the park- ing lot on SomervUk Road. A woman shouted something at the calling him He broke off and threw the cash then ran toward Route 2 and Annapolis Fueled largely by similar hold- ups of convenience stores and gas stations along commercial the county has seen an increased in armed robberies this year Store clerks or other private citizens confronted in robbery at- tempts are advised to comply with instructions rather than risk seri- ous injury or death in a struggle with an armed said Officer Randy county police spokes- man. Mr. Schiavetta suffered a small abrasion on forehead along Page Area students improve scores on state test County ranks ninth as other schools make faster progress By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Most of the county's third fifth- and eighth-graders scored better on state tests last but are advanc- ing more slowly than some of their counterparts according to results released this morning. Often considered to be one of the top five school systems in the Anne Arundel County this year ranked ninth among 24 down from sixth-best in 1993 on the Maryland School Performance As- sessment Program The news concerned some local school in their five- year strategic hope to have Anne Arundel students topping the state in five years others are improving faster than we and obviously we need to find out why we are dropping in the school board President Joseph H. Foster said surprised because we have a number of good programs that are going on said what's im- portant is that students here have steadily improved their ac- cording to the report released by the state Board of Education. Elementary and middle school students who took the test last May improved in 15 of 18 areas of the which measures students' skills in language science and social studies An area of common concern is a drop in middle school reading and writing which school offi- cials attribute to curriculum that doesn't match what the test meas- ures am confident we will see this upward trend continue as we focus on revising curriculum and provid- ing inservice to teachers in those subjects where concerns are Superintendent Carol S. Parham said in a prepared state- ment Schools that don't meet the state which requires at least 70 percent of the students to perform at a satisfactory level fay the year could be taken over by the state. The tests are considered rigorous because they measure how well students apply basic skills to solv- ing real-world problems A school-by-school breakdown of results will be released Dec 20 an average of 39 7 per- cent of all -students met the stan- dards Anne Arundel County sur- passed with 44.5 percent reach- ing the required levels Increases in many areas state- wide show that students are learn- ing at higher state Superin- tendent Nancy S. Grasmick said at a press conference this morning. high expectations she said in a prepared state- ment you set high academic expectations for schools and for they become high perfor- mers This report card shows a significant increase in the number of schools meeting the standards or moving within striking distance of No county has reached the state but state officials say the program if moving successfully exactly on track where we want to said Ron a spokesman for the state Education Department are where we want kids in the year so we don't have many schools reaching the standard now Anne Arundel's drop in ranking doesn't necessarily mean it's not doing as Mr Peiffer said. Smaller school systems tend to make larger gains more quickly. harder with the larger sys- Page INSIDE Settlements in Denny's racism case distributed Anmdel Notices Baby Face. A8 Business A4 05 Classified A9 Club Notes Park. 84 ClaaaMed....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 AH other WASHINGTON Six black Se- cret Service agents who were de- nied proper service at a Denny's restaurant outside Annapolis two yean ago will each receive checks for this month. The incident was part of a nation- wide case alleging rampant racism in the restaurant chain More than people who joined two class-action lawsuits al leging racial discrimination at Den- ny's restaurants should also begin receiving their share of a mil- lion settlement Involving the res- taurant chain. Denny's agreed to the sum in May 1994 to settle the Justice Depart- ment filed in AnnapolU and San Calif. The Maryland case involved six black Secret Ser- vice unformed officers assigned to guard President Clinton during an addreas at the Naval Academy. The manager of the Annapolis restaurant at the D.L was fired after the officers filed a lawsuit against the chain in US District Court in Baltimore in May 1993 The officers complained they waited 55 minutes for service while 15 of their white colleagues received second and third helpings. In addi- 12 others named in the case will each receive Alderman Carl 0. D-Ward said the case is relevant to local well u the nation. settlement absolutely proves unequivocally that African- Americans from Maryland to Cali- fornia were victims of racial dis- crimination. Those who argue that it was slow service and not this settlement proves them to be wrong Mr Snowden helped organize a protest against the Denny's at 2095 West St. at the which the Rev Jesse Jackson attended A manager at the restaurant declined comment yesterday afternoon A prepared statement from Flag- star Cos the S.C.-based company that Den- portrayed the payout as the end of one era and the beginning of a new one.' we begin a new I want to say that our employees and our management will maintain our commitment to quality fair treatment and equal opportun- ity for Denny's Presi- dent and CEO C. Ronald Petty said in the statement. Court-approved administrators reviewing the claims have deter- mined that 294.537 de- serve to share in the for allegations of racial discrimination at Denny's before May Mr Petty said Checks for 71 will be mailed to claimants in the Califor- nia while petitioners in the second caw will collect Forty peoplfrrfiaoMd in the Cali- fornia including the mother of 13-year-old girl whose denial of a free Denny's birthday meal Inspired the each will receive Mr Snowden said he knew of several area residents who would receive checks as part of the law- but declined to hame citing privacy The Denny's chain of 24-hour restaurants serves more than I million customers daily at more than company and franchise locations in the United States and ftix other countries Tht Associated Press and Business Writer Brian Steinberg contributed to story. 3 ;