Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
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There was no El Nino effect last winter. supposing that El Nino conditions will continue to contribute to rain in the west warm temperatures in the said David director of the National Weather ServJcYs Climate Analysis Center in Camp Springs. But take cold weather lovers. Some of it will probably come before season's Mr. Rodenhuis said. And other prognosticates foresee a big snowstorm in mid-February. This will probably be good news'for ajea retailers weighed down by unsold winter supposing that El Nino conditions will continue to contribute to rain in the west and warm temperatures In the David National Weather Service gloves and hats. are down to a degree no pun said Christopher assis- tant manager of Hudson Trail Outfitters in Annapolis Mall. isn't any sense of urgency about it there was last What he and others in the industry have is a corresponding hike in sales of lighter jackets and coats with zip-out linings. think the upside is that some of the lighter-weight merchandise has taken up the and don't winter's not said Linda manager of Burlington Coat Factory in Jumpers Hole Mall in Pasadena. Dr. Goodrich said he'd be happy to resume his ice-skating this but wasn't as optimistic. don't think it will he said. For the recordt the mercury last Jan. 19 plummeted to a low of minus 5 degrees and only managed a high of plus 5. The combined average of 0 made it the coldest day this century at Baltimore- Washington International where the National Weather Service takes readings. As more people cranked up their Baltimore Gas Electric Co. was forced to Implement rolling blackouts to reduce the demand for power. All-time records for electric and gas con- sumption were set. Peak electric usage reached while gas topped out at decatherm-hours. To put this in consider the peaks so far this winter. Electric consumption was highest on Jan. with Page THE INAUGURATION MARYLAND'S 59TH GOVERNOR OUT WITH THE IN WITH THE NEW By Bob Ollbart UN Capital Outgoing governor William Donald Schaefer and an escort from the Maryland National Guard lead a procession pact St. Anne's Church In Annapolis toward the Senate chamber yesterday where new Qov. Parrle N. behind took the oath of office. Gov. Glendening inspires his observers F i ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter Irom John G. Gary Jr.'s folding chair near the State Gov. Parris N. Glendening's inauguration speech sounded mighty good. The message of inclusion and service to all was welcomed by Mr. a Republican county executive jwho must deal with a Democrat- controlled state government Mr. trying to heal the Trounds of a divisive race with -Republican Ellen R. 'inspired many local observers when lie called for change directed by of throughout the working things that he said were said Mr. who watched the inaugural address from a misty Lawyers Mall. his speech was focused on bringing everyone together. He knows tt was a Very divided Mr. Gary has remained a staunch supporter of Sauerbrey throughout her unsuccessful legal challenge of the Nov. 8 election nralb. But he ttldyeatehlay tt to ttoe to move forward under the new APphoto Penis oweDMtea nlglit at Ms Htaitsjiirai fjeui wftti Ethan and eon ritfit. was certainly one of the more The 25-minute speech was part of one of the most lavish inaugural celebrations in Maryland history as the former Prince George's County executive took over as chief executive from William Donald Scnaefer. Mr. praised the last three governors and made clear his intention to promote educational and business opportunities. no mention of the huge The Capital programs Mr. Scnaefer was famous the people gathered in front of the State House. think the tone and tenor of his remarks indicates he was listening during the said state Sen. John C. D-Annapolis. During that which he won by the slimmest of Mr. Glendening was criticized as likely to raise while his opponent touted a 24 percent Income tax.cut by 1999. Now Mr. Glendening has started to talk about cutting and promteed not to raise them. Details could come when he delivers his budgefproposal to the General Assembly. Page Mow pflotofraphe from Inaufimrtlon of Accomplice given chance to start over Man who helped 3 friends bury homeless man set free By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer An Annapolis man who helped three friends bury a homeless man they harassed to death three years ago was given the chance yesterday to give something back to society. Christian M. sentenced in .July to spend a year under house was granted probation before judgment by Circuit Court Judge Ro- bert H. Heller Jr. a week after jail officials set him free early for good behavior. The ruling will allow Walton to maintain a clear criminal record if he completes the terms of his probation. He must spend three years on proba- tion and perform 520 hours of commun- ity service. Judge Heller suggested work in a homeless shelter in Baltimore or y w the people in Anne Aruri- del County who operate these facilities may not want you or anybody elsj involved in this incident to there may be someone in Baltimore who can use your he With his mother and stepfather by his the 23-year-old said he hopes finish college and return to the life he had before the 1992 death of Arch Baldwin. still working right now and jujjt trying to put the whole thing behind he said outside Judge courtroom. r Mr. Baldwin was shoved and urinated on by a group of young men after they found him passed out near 39 Jefferson Place in Annapolis in July 1992. The 62-year-old man then died of a heart which prosecu- tors blamed on the abuse he suffered. When the men found Mr. Baldwin dead thejiext -Walton ajjeMjis friends buried hiroand not ft Page Aldermen renew call for a 'strong mayor' By JEFF NELSON StaffWriter Some aldermen testifying before a commission studying City Council sala- ries have criticized the mayor's lack of leadership and renewed the call for a strong mayoral form of government. A majority of aldermen asked during commission hearings said they support a strong mayor forrti of government and less by the City according to meeting minutes and interviews with aldermen. The many stems from a lack of leadership from Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins. The minutes of four meetings that were never announced and one that was closed to die public were released yesterday in response to a complaint filed by The Capital. The minutes show several aldermen felt the city could be run better without interference by aldermen in day-to-day matters. I-Ward reported the tools are already the administration has te move rather than the personali- ties that are now the commis- sion reported in its minutes. Mr. Johnson said yesterday that the council often has to micro-manage sues because of a lack of leadership in. City Hall. would say there is a I would say it Is at the top the city he Alderman Wayne R-Ward t Page INSIDE 4 M Arundel Artist....... C4 For the Record.. Arundel Report..... Bl Lottery................ A9 83 Obituaries.......All CS Police All 06 Park BS Cll South County B4 Death Notices.......C12 Sports..................01-5 A10 Television.......... C3 Calendar.. Classified Crossword Classified.......................268-7000 62 From Kent 327-1583 All other Entertainment..... C4 Tides.. ....Cl-3 vignettes.... All A6 of The printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also Is racycMto.