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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Gramm enters 1996 race A2 Cochran-Darden feud Regan assembles winning O's staff SEE SPOUTS SKCTION Dl Embezzler faces new charges Bl Error forces new NAACP election HDWELL MICROFILMS F'O BOX 1558' LAUREL MD 20707 FRIDAY COLDER PAGE A7 FEBRUARY 24. MD HOME DELIVERY. 25C 330 i to lift off her dad's Wendy headed for space ByMARYP.FELTEB I grandfather was a naval aviator. Her retired Navy Vice Adm. William P. Lawrqnce of was the first man to fly Mach 2. A minor heart murmur kept him out of the space butyoung Wendy often met his Alan Shepard Jr. and Scott Eyer since she.watched the first moon walk when she was this Nayy daughter has been aiming for the stars. imew then that was something I wanted to do when I grew she said. If all goes as NavyLt. Cffldr. Lawrence will lift off as a NASA mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor at 1 a.m. on Thursday. was always interested in said Vice Adm. afuiiltei Naval Academy superintendenL-'Shfralways wanted to go out to the and she loved sitting in lo- go out on the aircraft Since graduating from the Naval Academy in Lt Cmdr. Lawrence has logged more than hours of flight time in six different kinds of helicopters and has made more than 800 shipboard landings. While stationed at Helicopter Combat Support Squadron she was one of the first two women helicopter pilots to make a long deployment to the Indian Ocean as part of a carrier battle group. it comes to inarching 10 miles Page Photos courtMyqf NASA Navy Lt Cmdr. Wendy to about to Mffll a dream had WM 10 yam oM. A NASA minion she to scheduled to Rtt off next weak aboard the Space Sriuttle EMaavorfrbm the Kennedy Space Center In Florida. Wearing Lt Cmdr. Law- rence oaee a twfe tp wind cord during a wVaerneee rival tfatataccoarMhaM hi 1992 at FalrcMM Ak In Washington ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter Gov. Parris N. Glendening had no right to collect from a supplemental pension plan by claiming he had been his pre- vious job because of term Attor- ney General Joseph Curran Jr. said yesterday. who was elected governor Nov. wgs eligible for supplemental pen- sion benefits worth 150 percent of Tiis monthly re- tirement payment because of a Prince George's County plan. That plan awarded the increased pension to any employee involuntarily separated from county employment after 15 years of service. Mr. Glenden- ing is the former county executive. He was told by county officials that he was eligible because term limits. enacted in Prince George's in prohibited him from running fui An- other term- Mr. Curran issued an opinion saying that term limits could not qualify. 'To say that a term limit 'involun- tarily separates' an elected official from office is to stretch the language so that it covers a situation far from the problem intended to be Mr. Curran said. The supplemental pension plan was officials to protect long- time county employees who are laid off. Last after reports detailed the benefits Mr. GlendeninR would collect from the plan while also receiv- ing a year as he and three other members of his stafl agrepd to forgo the benefits until they reach retirement age or leave state service. Mr. will be eligible for retirement benefits from the comfy in three years the governor said he could accept the attorney general's which was written in response to House Minority Leader Robert II Kittleman. R-Howarri An attorney told ihe. county sonic years ago that term limits would quali- fy as a trigger for the benefits Mr. Curran saying elected officials aren't due the same considera- tion as rank-anri-file employees comparable consideration ap plies to those who seek elective office. for they do so with the full awareness that with the office comes a finite he said. The attorney general also found trustees of the county's supplemental pension plan had authority to mandate certain benefits for involuntarily sep- arated even without the County Council's approval He made this derision noting rhe broad authority to change the plan granted to the trustees by the council hope that this opinion will County and the Council to reexamme the plan from top to the atlornev general wrote Embattled nominees on hot seat ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter The nominations of two of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's top aides were likely to be approved by a Senate committee this .despite their .a. much-criticized pension plan in Prince George's County. For the governor and his assis- tants have been courting mem- bers of the Executive Nominations which will take up the appbint- KNAPP meuts of Mi- chael J. Knapp of Crofton and Frank Stegman at 3 p.m. today. Both men served on the board that implemented the controversial- plan guaranteeing lucrative bene- fits to employees and officials in Prince George's County. Mr. who has been nominated as state personnel secre- considered his chances of confirmation good once he can testi- fy before the committee. looking forward to the op- he said yesterday Regardless of the the two nununees can expect a hard round And some lawmakers are con tinuing to rail against Mr. Knapp's appointment and that of Mr. Steg- man as secretary of inp and Regulation That could extend the fighi to the Senate floor nexl week At issue is a supplemental pen- sion plan lluil gij.'iranlwd Mr and three of his aides Mr Knapp pension payments worth IfiO perc-ent of their monthly retirement benefits The twnelii was available to any I'nnre employee with 15 veai's of sen ire who was larily separated was supposed to bfiielil veteran employees fired bv the county Hut Mr claimed eli- gibility because limits kept him from runninu tor exeruijvn again. And hi-- aides Mr Chief of Staff Major F Riddick Jr. and Deputy Chtef Staff Michelle T Kozner were e.hgible because he asked them to resign when he won the Mr Glend- enmtf then hired all three. The pension plan is underfunded ....._-_ I'M new County rx'vjan to COVFIRM. Pago INSIDE Landfill opponent to match war chest In an effort to stay m touch with his Alderman Wayne C. R-Ward will link the community and street associations under an umbrella an alliance TB9M6fA9 attack crime. Cl This year. Congress just might pass the and send the ooe-doflar bill into oMivion. in favor of a coin. The proposal to eliminate the greenback and replace it with a coin has met resistance and skepticism for a decade. But wtth support of the GOP majority and 238 wno see a savings in the me greenback days coutd be num- bered. Annapolis Baby Face Calendar Capital Camera Comics......... Crossword Cl Death Notices M B2 Editorials......... 86 Lottery............... M B4-5 Obituaries.......... C2 PfltlMflnl AZ 66 Sports Dl-4 06 Television........... 06 C8 Tides.................. A7 Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4000 From Kant 327-1583 By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer First they hired a lawyer and an environmental consultant to fight ex jansiQQ.flf Reclamation's rubble landfill on Sands Road Last the South County Civk Association found a backer who will match the money they raise for a. war chest is said Maurice owner of Maryland a 270-unft mobile-home park next to the rubble landfill. Tm willing to commit to dollar for all that you collect to tee that we hire the right people and Davidsonville businessman Presley S. Taylor has been operating the 35-acre rubble dump for about two years. He's seeking a permit from Maryland's Department of the Enylron- Tnenilo open a Hnal JS-aere sedSbn Residents alarmed by the hundreds of tracks bound for the site each day say they're determined to prevent the expansion. With a startup fond of about S7.000. the newly formed civic association hired J. Carrou a Towson and Richard D owner of a Maryland Line firm that specializes in fighting landfills They gained an extension of the public comment period on P S T ex- pansion and on f'eh 17 Mr Klein completed a 20-pagp rrport that recommends denial In hf 'iKMflfi fift fl fMarby reclamation project in which govern ment agencies havp invested mil potential health hazards to Marv land Manor and possible damage to streams that flow into fhp Patuxent River The report was outlined last nieht during a meeting of south county hosted by Mr Berk at Marv land Manor. The association added tl.OOO to its treasury before the session concluded It isn I ir.p eronp that has rganizM 'n tight sand mines landfill1- But it mnv become the ffTrvtive. Harwood resident Dar- ren AHhoust predicted. Mr of fhinquapir. for SI Oft giving more.' he I've involved in almost all hut this one. I shows the mosi of Kenneth of Hawthorne Woods also contributed tl He owns a business on Central where long-distance nibble haulers often park overnight permission RUBRIC. or VITOTP I'll been ;