Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Simpson's lawyers clashing with one COWBOYS OUT 49ers to meet Chargers in Super Bowl B2 49en celebrate victory asAlkman walks off Woman arrested in fatal stabbing SEC ARUNDEL REPORT nCTQ ARCHIVES LAUREL AVE LAJP'FL MD c'O COOLER PAGE A9 MONDAY JANUARY 16. 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 33C Sauerbrey drops election lawsuit ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Ellen R. Sauerbrey has abandoned her two-month challenge to Maryland's gubernatorial deciding to drop an appeal in state court and likely forgoing a federal lawsuit Mrs. Sauerbrey decided this weekend that the state Court of Appeals was unlikely to overturn last week's dismis- sal of her case by a county Circuit Court a source close to the Republican candidate said this mom- ing. is the chance they Court of are going to do anything the source said. A federal lawsuit would also be difficult without first exhausting the in- state remedies for challenging the Nov. 8 election In a terse statement issued yester Mrs. Sauerbrey said she would hold a news conference at 3 p.m. today in Annapolis to detail a course of That course is expected to involve proposed legislation to tighten ballot procedures across and par- ticularly in Baltimore In response to her in which Mrs Sauerbrey alleged shoddy vote counting and outright voter the state Administrative Board of Election Laws has already authorized an investi- gation into voting rules and procedures. think we've accomplished a tre- mendous said Joyce chairman of the state Republican Party. Following a five-day Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. on Friday dismissed the Republican nom- inee's request to reverse the outcome of the election. The judge ruled that the case her attorneys presented could not over- come a margin held by Demo- cratic Governor-elect Parris N. Glend- ening. The margin of Mrs Sauerbrey's was less than 0.5 percent of the 1.4 million votes cast. Annapolis attorney John R. who helped to represent Mrs. Sauer- refused to elaborate this morning A LITTLE BIT OFF THE TOP Sixty feet above a campground at Sandy Point State Jeny Langhom of the FA Bartlett Tree Expert Co. trims dead branches from the top of a red oak tree. The Annapolis company volunteered Its services Friday so the doted In 1993 because officials JjajjNrfthert fsHfcuJfantos or treei would Injure em reopen this spring. The services saved the state about Assistant Park Manager saKL By Bob Capital Police officer hits trifecta with 3 busts in 3 hours By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter It was a weekend county police Officer Richard Hicks won't soon for- get. In the space of about three hours Saturday night and Sunday he arrested two men for attempting to blow up a van with helped arrest another man for breaking into a liquor and found a shed full of marijuana. just shows you police Work is a lot of the Southern District officer said. Officer Hicks' version of the lottery began at p.m. Saturday when he was called to the 300 block of Oakwood Road in Edgewater to investigate an attempted bombing. Two men had allegedly tried to blow up a woman's van because she owed one of them Officer Hicks said. When they were each man was found with a quarter-stick of dyna- mite. Another quarter-stick of whose fuse had been lighted but had of Silver Run Road That was where one of the William R. of 3554 Loch Haven was arrested after a short chase. The other man arrested was Timothy of 439 Poplar Leaf Edgewater. Each was charged with possession of an explosive device without a 'permit and reckless said Batta- lion Chief Gary spokesman for the county Fire Quarter-sticks of dynamite are often used in fireworks Chief Sheck- ells said. When it could maim or kfll a person standing while causing to a vehicle or building. But quarter-sticks of dynamite are apparently not that rare. run across people with quarter- sticks of dynamite or planning to use them for inappropriate purposes more often than the average citizen would he said. After transporting both men to the police Officer Hicks returned to the scene with fire officials. It was at that point that a Chevrolet Nova suspected in a liquor store bur- glary and running without its lights almost struck his police he said. A case of beer had been taken from Edgewater Liquors at 58 Central Ave- nue West at a.m. The occupants of the car bailed and Officer Hicks gave chase. While searching for the he stumbled upon a shed on Riverview Drive. The shed contained the missing case of beer along with about a dozen marijuana plants and a shotgun. He finally caught up with one of the burglary suspects in the 1600 block of Page on her decision to drop the but said the decision came after meetings with counsel on Saturday and yester- are announcing that the appeal in the Maryland Court of Appeals is being Sauerbrey said in her NO Page Common virus threatens infants By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter Area hospitals and pediatricians re- port that the flu and respiratory ill- nesses hitting adults are taking a huge toll on babies and younger children. North Arundel Hospital and Anne Arundel Medical Center are seeing more infants infected with a common virusthat caflwjurn and pedia- offices are swamped we don't have this much illness this early in the said Dr. Robert a Davidsonville pedia- trician who also oversees two after-- hours clinics for children in the county. The cold and flu season typically hits high gear around January or Dr. Graw said. But Nighttime Pedia- the after-hours clinic in Annapo- saw a record 450 patients over the Christmas weekend. Though the numbers have dropped since doctors staffing the center still are seeing sick and business has been brisk at another company clinic that opened in Pasadena after the New Dr. Graw said. Many chil- dren last week had stomach or intesti- nal he said Anne Arundel Medical Center saw a 20 percent increase in pediatric respira- tory illnesses from October through December over the same period in 1997. A common malady called respiratory syncytial or frequently surfaces as a mere cold in children and adults. But babies' immature lungs can become clogged with making breathing Without proper the virus can become fatal. AAMC started seeing babies with RSV in October rather than in Decem- ber as and they've been Page Legal Aid Bureau feeling fiscal pinch INSIDE By BRIAN WHEELER StaffWriter The county Legal Aid which represents poor clients in unemployment benefit disputes and other civil stopped accepting clients at the end of 1994. The caused by a budget crunch that has left the bureau two lawyers short of a full could be a sign of more difficulties ahead for low- income people who need a legal experts said. a very real threat to pro- grams for people who don't have money to said Charles H. Dorsey director of the state's Legal Aid Bureau. are entering dangerous Janet chief attorney of the county Legal Aid said she can't afford to fill two positions on the bureau's staff of eight attorneys. With a hiring freeze in effect at the state's 13 legal aid the two positions and a legal assistant's slot have been left vacant for several months. suffered already a staff re- and it affects the level of work we can do for our clients. And that means we can LaBella salt it's a The decision to stop taking new clients the first of its kind in Ms. LaBella's tenure comes as legal aid workers expect to be hit even harder by a new Congress filled with legislators elected to slash spending. One early casualty of that approach could be million for the federal Legal Services which funds local legal efforts. In federal funds make up million of the state Legal Aid Bureau's annual million budget Dan legislative director for Rep. Wayne T. said Congress will likely move to curb federal funding to shore up Its budget deficit. Unlike the county Public Defender's which represents criminal de- the local Legal Aid Bureau represents or refers people who need lawyers in civil cases or administrative LEGAL Page For peninsula residents lobbied for the expansion of Broadneck High School. Last school officials were obviously exasper- ated when several community mem- bers complained that the Broadneck expansion wasn't necessary. AB. Mediator WJ. Usery wants to make another attempt to settle the baseball strike and will meet on Thurs- day In Washington with the owners' negotiating committee. 12. 2 22 pwtfM Arundel Report.. Broedneck Crossword Editorials Bl Lottery.......... AS Movies.......... A6 B8 Police Beat.. B7 Sports.......... 812 Television..... A8 A4 A6 A9 A9 B2-6 A7 A9 of The Capita an printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also Is recyclable. Classified.......................268-7060 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departrnents..268-5000 Capital-Gazette Newspapers seeking Academic All-Stars ByMABYP.FELTER Community News Editor For the eighth Capital- Gazette Newspapers is offering schol- arships to top students at 17 public and private high schools in the county. The company will award to the including for first for second and for third. Capital-Gazette Newspapers founded the Academic All-Stars com- petition in 1988 to honor outstanding students. are chosen for academic achievements and leader- ship qualities based on extracurricu- lar activities and other community and school services. Students also must submit essays describing events in their lives that have shaped their development are pleased to again sponsor our Academic All-Stars said Philip president and is probably the best thing this newspaper has ever done. Students who excel in the classroom deserve as much recognition as those who excel on the playing One exceptional student from each board-certified high school in the county will be honored as an Aca- demic All-Star. The first place award provides a initial grant to the student and annually for the next three yean. The second-place student will re- ceive two the third- place winner will receive one award The remaining 14 students win get cash awards. Applications should be made on Capital-Gazette Newspapers Aca- demic All-Star entry available at guidance offices th all county high schools. Additional forms are avail- able from the receptionist at the offices of The 2000 Capital and the Maryland 306 Grain Highway Glen Burnie. Students also can call 268-5000 to have applications mailed to them. Applicants must verify with a principal or counselor that they're in the top 15 percent of their class before submitting an application. The scholarship committee must receive completed forms by March and will choose one winner from each school A new panel of judges will Interview those finalists. Participating public high schools are Glen North Old Severna Southern and South River. Private schools are Annapolis Area Archbishop Spakt- St Mary's and Severn.