Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Pariiam appeals for Gov. taps Crofton man Indian Creek puts Its students on tap SEE FAMILY Cl UM win on the Capitals fall to Canadians OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW- SUNNY PAGE All THURSDAY JANUARY 26. MD HOME 250 33t Gleiideiiiiig zerosln on economy By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Gov. Parris N. Glenden- ing this morning outlined his administration's plans to spur economic growth in Maryland's urban areas and to cut some business taxes. Addressing the General Assembly in his first State of the State Mr. Glendening said residents QLENDENING demand that state govern- ment improve the quality of their lives. many people cannot sit on their front porch or walk down the street without being he said. many jobs are leaving our Says he will cut business taxes in State of State speech state. Too many children are not receiving the quality of education to prepare them for a bright Keeping a campaign Mr. Glendening outlined a program that would relax some business while reiterating plans to give tax breaks to those setting up shop in depressed urban areas. Those areas like Baltimore and cities in Western Maryland and the Eastern -Shore have the existing infrastructure to offer new business without creating new sprawl in the state. He suggested a complete overhaul of the current Department of Economic and Employ- ment Development and the Department of Licensing and reorganizing them into two agencies. The new Department of Business and Eco- nomic Development will have as its sole mission the creation of new jobs in the state and protecting those already here. Employment and training functions cur- rently handled fcy about of the depart- ment's employees will be sent to a new Department of Labor. Licensing and Regulation. He also said a Maryland Economic Develop- ment with many businessmen as will be created to generate a plan for attracting business to Maryland you rather have a state bureaucrat talk to you about moving your business to or would you rather have a CEO talking to another Mr. Glendening said. happy to see the direction of the new executive is to make the state more business- said Del. Michael E. D-Annapolis. Other changes in the face of government being proposed by Mr. Glendening Legislation to eliminate duplicative proce- dures in obtaining wetland permits. Although the governor remains a strong environmental he has said redundant state and local wetlands procedures are hurting Maryland's economy Plans to cut two specific including the state's 5 percent snack pushed by former governor William Donald Schaefer Iji response to budget woes in recent years. Mr. Glendening complained that Maryland one of the few states in the nation with a tax. He also proposed phasing out Maryland's tajc on research and development say- ing such a levy scares high-tech industry into moving to.qther states. A review of the state's high home closing with the nope of reducing the price fof property buyers. Closing costs in Maryland are viewed as the bane of businesses considering moving to the state. Page Mountain of courage Mother's uphill battle has her skiing in the 1st winter games for organ recipients By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer SI i oon after Adrienne Gibbs Elberti received her kidney l she learned she 'shouldn't sky dive. '1 was kind of became I had tried sky diving in said Mrs. a 30-year- resident. But neither dialysis nor her 1990 .transplant has slowed her down. she has had a baby and will travel to next week to ski in the first winter games for organ the U.S. Winter Transplant Games. you can do except play football and sky said Mrs. who also enjoys walking and tennis. She plans to ski in four downhill although she pledged not to relive her daredevil days of searching for moguls and jumps. That's because her donated by her was transplanted just inside the abdomen so it lacks the protection of the rib cage as most people nave. And she didn't ski last year because she was pregnant with her who's now 8 months old. 'TU just be a little more she said. The hosted by the National Kidney will show that transplant recipients such as Mrs. Elberti can and do return to productive lives. Mrs. an administrator in the study-abroad program at George Washington University before her motherhood days won two gold for swtmmmg and a sflver in a frjdkaneterruttduringtbe foundation's summer games in Los you can do except play football and sky dive. Adrienne Glbbs Elberti HIHsmere resident Angeles two years ago. She and other participants help to call attention to the nearly Americans waiting for life-saving transplants and the need for organ said Linda a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation. In Maryland more than are awaiting pancreas or bone marrow transplants. Almost 800 people are waiting for kidneys. The foundation urges people to sign donor cards and tell relatives their wishes to make sure they're honored. Mrs. Elberti said she's luckier than many transplant recipients. Some people with kidney problems exhaust easily as their bodies struggle to flush out toxins. Mrs. whose kidney disease of unknown origin was uncovered following a routine physical was sick for a fairly short time. was just two weeks where I felt like the worst hangover I ever she said. She was able to have home dialysis once she required a process that made her less ill than chemodialysis in hospitals makes many she said. was still skiing and She was also aWeto taking Page By Gaortfe N. Capital AdfMnw Qlbbs Bbertl of who had a Mdnoy transplant In to tafctaf her 6-morrth-oM and her to the OS. Winter Transplant Oanws to Colorado mxt week. Officials applaud delay of lenient9 sentencing rules By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer County officials today praised a deci- sion by state judges to suspend a set of sentencing guidelines that critics said were too lenient excellent. I'm very gratified to hear State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee said. good to know that they have responded to the public Baltimore Circuit Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan told the House Judiciary Com- mittee yesterday that the new guide- unveiled earlier this would be put on hold until a group he leads receives more The guidelines have been lambasted by prosecutors and advocates of vic- tims' rights because they reduced the recommended punishment for several including manslaughter and robbery. In first-degree rape for exam- the old guidelines called for 10 to 18 years in prison for first-time offenders. The new guidelines recommended a one- to 10-year penalty. Judge head of a state sen- tencing guidelines advisory said the guidelines were suspended at the request of prosecutors throughout the state. He has defended the which are not as a reflection of the sentences that Circuit Court judges already are handing down. based on what judges have been he said recently. -'It came to a point where you had to bite the But Del. Phillip a Judiciary Committee said the guidelines have stirred controversy because they Page Gary starts fire over school board picks By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer Some civic leaders say they may not participate in the process to fill two vacant school board seats this spring because the county executive seems to already have some candidates in mind County Executive John G. Gary Jr yesterday issued his qualifications for candidates in a letter meant to encour age members of the School Board Nominating Convention to participate in the selection. sincerely want your recommenda he said. 1 want you to understand that this is a it is not an To help clear up any Mr Gary outlined the minimal experience he believes a school board member needs. His views hold great weight because every local board appointment by the governor during the last eight years has been based on the county execu- tive's recommendation. Mr Gary said he's looking for candi- dates familiar with the school who understand budgets and school construction have employee relations are free of any conflicts with interest and understand the management of thou- sands of employees. sounds like he has already made Page INSIDE Deputy District Attorney William Hodgman was outraged yester- day when Johnnie Cochran while claiming that prosecutors Ignored evi- dence In their rush to Incriminate O.J. mentioned witnesses and evidence to the Jury without giving proper warning to prosecutors. A2 Elderly driver makes unexpected house call Classified ________ Crotsword FamlylMnf.. For the Record. LbttMv MpmOTIIJMMIIIIlM A9 OWtuartes---------All CS Mice Beat......... A7 C4 84 CIO South B6-7 C12 Sports............._...Dl-6 AID Television...........-. 07 Tides------.......... All B2 Tree Talk..-........ AS A4 B5 ttaaarfled.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kant 327-1683 By P J. SHUEY Staff Writer A Sevema Park woman was flown to a Baltimore trauma center last night after her car crashed into a house in her neighborhood Mary G. of 6 Giddings was driving east on her street at p.m. when her car apparently drifted off the road and ran into a house at 20 Beach just off Giddings Avenue. The house sits along the Magothy River in the community of Cape McKin- sey. It wasn't clear this morning why she ran off the but neither drugs nor alcohol to believed to be a factor in the according to Officer Gregory who Investigated the accident After leaving the Mrs. Ker- chner's Buick Regal drove through two front yards at 2 and 4 Giddings hitting several small trees and a boat before striking the house. The vehicle hit near the dropped off a wall beside the smashed through the garage and finally stopped after hitting an inside wall of the garage. Mrs. Kerchner had to be cut out of the vehicle by county Fire Department personnel. She was flown to the Shock-Trauma Center at University Hospital by state police helicopter and was listed in serious condition this morning with head and possible internal injuries. The damaged house is isolated on a peninsula and is vacant No one else was authorities said. NgMi By Ketth Hammaek For The Capital a ear that veered off a road In Park tot night and crMhed through a garage at 20 Baaeh Road. The Mary 0. of Cape was flown to a Baltimore hospital and was In BBnoaa iNNMluan this tnomlnf. The cause of the wreck remains under Investigation.