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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Quiet Waters rapist still at GOLDEN DEAL NBC dishes out billion for three Olympic games Cl bats tech deal Win the battle of the bulge Su CHEF'S CHOICI Bl TOMORROW SLICK WEDNESDAY DECEMBER MD wish I could climb into his head and heart and give him an inkling of the pain he's Rock-thrower's admission can't erase the pain By MICHAEL CODY and THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writers Lori Gallagher has her good days and bad days in coping with her husband's killing Yesterday was a bad day She broke into tears after Jason Wayne Wyvill pleaded guilty to manslaughter He was convicted of throwing a rock at Kevin Gal- lagher's pickup truck and causing his death. The plea was part of a deal that could send the 17-year-old to pris- on for 10 years wish 1 could climb into his head and heart and give him an inkling of the pain he's Mrs Gallagher said. the very I didn't know how to punish this boy There is no year I can put on my Kevin's of 207 Lyons Creek Mo- bile Estates in will be sentenced Feb. 12. He's being held at the county detention center on million bail. Because he pleaded guilty to three counts of reckless endanger- ment la three other rock-throwing Circuit Court Judge Raymond G Thieme Jr could sentence him to 25 years in prison and suspend all but 10 years Wyvill hurled the 5-pound rock from the passenger side of a ve- hicle driven by a Assistant State's Attorney Warren Davis said don't know how to Mrs Gallagher said try hard not to be mad I'm lonely and tired already of the stupidness of The Gallaghers were married for 12 years and had three chil- and 10 Dylan accompanied his mother to court yesterday Mr was a self- employed general contractor He was killed April 3 when the rock thrown by Wyvill hit his truck as he was driving east on Bay Front Road near Tracys Landing The impact caused the truck to veer off the travel 350 feet through some trees and overturn Mrs. a registered said all her attention is focused on raising her sons. She would like to leave her job at Washington Hospital Center to open a bed-and-breakfast so she Pace Winter viruses hit schools rampant ByJ Henson The Capltd Jason Wajmt Wyvill Is lad Into county Circuit Court yesterday. The 17-yaanMd pleaHad to manslaughter In rock-throwing death of Kavtai Gallagher. Tha ptoa agreement couM sand him to prison for 10 By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Nearly 40 percent of county ele- mentary schools are reporting unu- sually high absenteeism due to flu- like school officials said this morning. Thirty of 76 public elementary schools so far this month have seen at least 10 percent of students out with parents and school nurses mostly blaming sore nagging coughs and fe- said Geneviave director of school mining the county Department of Health. Other students are sick with in- testinal viruses tbalcause vomiting and stomach aches. Eighteen schools reported absen- teeism of at least 10 percent on she said. Eleven schools including seven that hadn't called Monday re- ported widespread illness yester- Ms. Saderholm said. Private school students are also being hit harder than usual for this time of officials said. a preschool and I've had four parents call me this morn- ing and say their kids are going to. be said Mary Stroop at St Anne's Elementary in Annapolis The school who normally tracks was also out Ms Stroop said. Almost a third of Edgewater Ele- mentary students and a quarter of Freetown Elementary students called in sick she said. Even the school nurse at Edgewater Elementary is out Ms. Sadar- holm said Naomi school nurse for Central Elementary and Central Middle schools in said sick children are keeping school .offices busy. The elamentary school had 62 of 554 children absent yester- day Ms Feige said 31 children visited the health room compared to the usual dozen or so. And she sent eight children home sick that day because they had temperatures exceeding 100 de- were vomiting or had diar- rhea. started as soon as they got to she said of children's visits Page Tragedy averted as 11-year-old falls through ice By LIAM McGRATH Staff Writer An 11-year-old Glen Burnie boy fell through ice while fishing yester- day on Furnace Creek and was trapped up to his shoulders in freezing mud for at least 75 minutes before rescue workers could free him The boy and a 9-year-old fishing who had also fallen through the ice but was able to escape and alert were home safe before 9pm Both were treated at North Arun- del Hospital in Glen Burnie for hypothermia. warmed them with thermal blankets and hot hospi- tal spokesman Kevin Murnane said. was a lucky ending Rescue called by 9-year- old Justin Pollard about 5 pulled Michael G Webb from quicksand-like mud in the creek near Route 10 about said Lt. Robert county Fire Department spokesman of the 1000 block of Stewart never lost conscious- ness but told rescuers while they worked that he had lost feeling In his Lt Kornmann said. He was taken by ambulance to North as of the 900 block of Langley had been earlier Battalion Chief J Gary Sheckells warned that the recent cold snap hasn't been long enough to make venturing out on the ice safe too he said. During the Fire Depart- ment Capt. Michael Connors also got stuck in the mud. He was freed after about 10 minutes and wasn't injured. A crowd gathered to watch the rescue effort and its aftermath on Route 10 where it crosses Furnace Creek. Police and fire vehicles slowed traffic on the southbound side of the road to a crawl from Route 10's beginning at Route 095 to the Furnace Branch Road exit just south of the creek. Page RED-NOSED CAROLERS Crystal of Rlva and Cara of both In Junior Girl Scout Troop Christmas carols at Annapolis Mall's canter court wtth more than 170 othar local aw Scouts. Tha OtWQWfat W9TO hi Mowmng IWMVMf lantahats. School officials attacked for shortfall INSIDE By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Some County Council members last night criticized school officials for having a million budget shortfall this calling it irres- ponsible to ignore the council's funding authority The attack follows charges by union leaders that school officials are caving in to unwarranted county demands to curtail spend- ing. The pressure from both sides comes as school Superintendent Carol S. Parham sits down to write next year's spending proposal in the face of deep federal and state cuts School finance officials have esti- mated that county education spend- ing could increase by only mil- lion next year think we're being Mrs Parham told council members during a meeting in Annapolis no surprises coming to you now This is the the bad and the ugly About half of the deficit comes from an energy-saving deal with Honeywell Inc. that the school sys- tem hasn't been reimbursed said Gregory V director of finance Part is from over- spending on items not funded by the County Council. The shortfall will be covered by shifting money from other depart- the reserve fund and the fund balance Councilman George F Bachman said the shortfall gives credence to proposals by House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr that would give county govern ments more authority over school spending seems what we do at budget time is being Mr Bach- man said. Board of Education is going to do what they want to do This is a problem out there with Mrs. Parham will unveil her Page Navy captain faces sex scandal probe AJ Annapolis boys trounce Glen Bumie in basketball Cl 4 M Arundel Report Ask a Vet Calendar Capital Camera Chefs Choice Classified Comics Crossword Notices Oof's World Or Oott 01 Bll AS CIO 61 02 C7 D10 012 Bll 012 Editorials Entertainment Lottery Mm Island Movies Obituaries Police Beat A15 Sports CIS Television C9 Tides. A15 West County A12 cs A4 A10 C8 A15 Portions of Tito are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also Is recyclable Clasafflad.........268-7000 Circulation.....268-4800 From Kant Island 327-1883 All othar ;