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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Dredging key to Narrows STARS Bow Newest players shine in NL's 3-2 victory Cl Md. calls slap too 2 shutout City says The Capital for DCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 STEAMY PAGE A15 WEDNESDAY JULY MD 350 ion to save Staff Writer Gov. Parris N. Glendening is counting on bipartisan support from Maryland's congres- sional delegation to block the proposed closing of the Goddard Space Plight Center a move that Anne Arundel County residents almost jobs. Glendening met with Maryland's delega- tion this morning to discuss strategy to head off the closing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration facility in Prince George's County. If the proposal which has already been approved by a House Appropriations subcom- mittee is it could cost the state nearly jobs. More than 15 percent of those employees live in Anne Arundel according to Goddard officials. Some Maryland officials questioned the seri' ousness Of the proposal by Rep. Jerry but said they couldn't afford to take a chance that his real goal might be to close the Greenbelt operation. tend to see it as a tactic in this budget dispute Lewis has with the head of said Paul D-Md. 'Mr. Glendening also questioned the motives The governor is extremely concerned that the Goddard Space Flight Center is being used as a political Dianna Glendening spokesman behind the challenge. governor is extremely concerned that the Goddard Space Flight Center is being used as a political said Dianna a spokesman for the governor. thinks that Marylanders and Americans should be.outraged that such a valuable re- source could be 'used this way in partisan Mr. Lewis' proposal would close Goddard within three transferring most of government workers private contrac- tor jobs funded by NASA to a facility in California. More than of those employees work in other states. motivation I think the subcommittee .wanted to-pressure Goldin to come up with substantive alternatives where they could cut said Rep. Steny D-St. Mary's. don't believe this is going to happen. I want to send that message to Mr. Hoyer said he and other members of the delegation were caught by surprise 'when Mr. Lewis gpt his House subcommittee to vote Monday night to shut down Goddard and move Maryland employees to the Jet'Propulsion Laboratory in about 75' from Mr. Lewis' Southern California district. a real power grab by the congressman from said Rep. Benjamin D-Baltimore. is the most egregious at- tempt I've ever seen to raid a political jurisdic tibn'for one's own Sen. Barbara called the Page OKsfee for road vendors ByBARTJANSEN v Staff Writer Call it the war of the roses. Or corn. Or sno-balls. Regardless of the road- side vendors battled Cbunlv Council regulations last night that they said could force them out of business from Glen. Burnie to Churchton. But their storefront counterparts blasted back that the transients float in for holiday profits and then flee year- round costs such as county fees. On a 6-1 the council aoproved a fee for roadside vendors and restricted the businesses to com- mercial and towncenter as pro- posed by Councilman James E. Defirange. D-Glen Bumie Councilman John J. Klocko R-Crofton. voted against the measure that farmers cnlicized as a threat In their livelihood for lack of commercial zoning in south county. The fees and regulations take effect Oct. Vendors will also need written permission to he on Mr. DeGrange drafted' the measure because of concerns about traffic con- gestion and health standards at the unregulated ventures. But Richard and Robert Niehaus. who run a curbside operation from Town and Country Flowers in Fuller ton. said competition from convenience stores and gas stations already nils their .service down to holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day County foes could knock Ihe broth ers out business. Robert said Rut their holiday strategx is preciseh uhal irked Iheir storefront competitors Page South county residents argue landfill grant proposal is ripe for corruption. Dl INSIDE CHEFS Melons o' sunrne' Bl 48 EROSION DEBATE ERUPTS By Michael Cody The Capital Brian Lazarus of Davldsonvllle believes widening of routes 50 and 424 by the State Highway Administration caused destructive erosion of Tamarts Branch. Holding his left hand at what was formerly ground he points to the original path of the stream. Couple blames state for project's washout By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer A Davidsonville couple who spent on their driveway and a timber bridge now blame the state for erosion damage undermining the project. Brian and Judy Lazarus built a house and the driveway on 5 acres in Lake of the Pines off Rutland Road about five years ago The State Highway Administration then widened routes 50 and 424. And not long the Lazaruses once-tame Tar- nans Branch became a swollen stream during yjmmer storms. thought. this is just a condi- tion of said Mrs a clinical social worker in private practice it has not abated. It has gotten much However. SHA staff members contend that Tamans Branch carries less water than it would without improvements they made near Route opinion in this matter is their structures are functioning an inspector concluded October 1994 report. The inspector also noted that Residents contend widening of Route 50 caused destructive erosion thai as de- in an a pole Capital graphic supporting a chain-link fence on SHA property was hanging in midair. there was once fill surrounding this it has been eroded. And the Lazaruses' bridge is in danger of being flanked by Page 6 Brownout9 to hit By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer If it's riot the it's the humidity. The old saying held true on when 45 percent humidity aligned with 100-degree two failed power generators and a leaving thousands of Maryland residents without power for random 15-minute The colloquial term for the outage method was the first rotating blackout the Baltimore region had seen in 20 years. was an abnormal amount of up that and the number of generators out that summer was higher than said Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokesman Arthur J. Slusark. The utility is prepared to do. it again if conditions become dire this summer. not anticipating anything different than what we saw last said John Moraski. BGE's director of bulk power system operations. have adequate reserves as we go into the summer period. We have extra generation to handle changes in the weather unpredictable. Power demand should rise over the next several as hot and humid weather settles over the area with temperatures in the mid-90s. according to thf National Weaiher Service. BROWNOUT. Page Code orange air warning By LESLLIE GROSS StafT Writer Air quality in the area was approaching unhealthy levels rortay. possibly causing hrrarhinn for nufrloor workers and those wilh respiratory or heart illness. The slato Department of Ihe Environment this morning issued a rode orange ozone warning for the Baltimore metropolitan region orange is one Mep below rode red. when Ihe air is considered unhealthy the heat and pollution levels we lllfmve from approaching unhealthy air In unhealthv department spokesman Ouentm Banks said. At ground ozone can cause lung eye breathing cough ing and rhpst pain. the elrierlv and Ihosr wilh heart or lung problems arc ai risk Three cases of dehydration have hocn reported this week at Anne Arundel Medical CenJer in Annapolis. .spokesTnan Carolyn Sbenk said lot of limes il takes a couple of days for Ihe heat to wear mil the construction workers and the people thai work said Kevin Murnane. a spokesman for North Arunriel Hospital in Burnie Krirl.iv the heat should take its toll on people The stifling heat and humidity are fxperted to continue through Sundae It' s in the Postmarked in letter finally arrives THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Hfrp s a quirk quiz Hou iong it supposed to rakf for a Ipttpr to from Washington DC Annapolis0 One Two0 ttoli thf1 ansvipr is onp riav wjfi 4 guess iotus Li could be. for example a letter former Ar.r.apolis personnel director 'A Enee'ike rereivert S was mailed March I sav reai'n 'surprised said Mr for Aiihoueh postal ofTirials arpn't what happeripri. thp fpftpr fTided traveling frnm Washmgtnn to Mainp if ianeuishTi in euppospriiv PmpU Ptfiiipmpnt riiM-iAf.-pfl .June JT anrl 'Tr.f ifiifri hrrf hassip I r'Tail 'Thf WP ran thpritv wp mpssfri and arx'.iog-.zp said I. Ridpnotir manaerr sorneor.r post nffire operations for the Baltimorp to IP'VT a' which most of aftfr a iong fountv r Mr I'.ouid- rptnpmtvr The totter sent jc ihompson w r the unior. Mr Thompson wanted 'o srhpriuif 'f J' va'J bargaining wions to disruss a '....P for fi.val 1WW now fisrai talks ro hroke domn 'hp -hp .ptrpr S'.' did iettPT a-as sent and firpfighter' the Postal W-.WP pr.v up working without K for ahnnt two TMPV a a da'. Mr i 'rav Mr Ridprnur r. It's a On July 5. former Annnapolls personnel director W. Engelke received letter from attorney William W. Thompvon II about for It mailed March 13. 1992 from Washington. DC. yet somehow wound up languishing until Jane 27 In HarnrxMn. Maine ;