Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Cut in service time for SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl Orioles come then lose to 9-8 Dl McDonald pjn. on fells farm Cl Mas-Que tree plantation for sale HDWELL .MICROFILMS FQ BOX 15.58 MD 20707 SCORCHER 'PAGE FRIDAY JULY MD 35C ms get go- 3 schools can start voluntary program By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The county school board yesterday gave three school principals the go-ahead to start a school uniform program this fall. With little the board gave principals permis- sion to begin pilot programs- in which students wear uniforms on a voluntary does lessen certain disruptive behaviors in said Rose coordinator of student safety disci- pline. feel more and more clothing affects how students learn and how they see Wearing uniforms saves reduces teasing and and eliminates evidence-of income Davis said. Principals at Linthieum .and Quarterfield. elementary schools will participate. The program is open to any school that wants to try uniforms. Ms. Davis told the board about successful programs in schools across the nation that tmve voluntary-uniform programs. Students in about 100 Baltimore elementary schools wear uniforms. Teachers say it makes their jobs easier because students aren't comparing clothes And students perform better academically because they feel better about them- Davis said. Two Schools in Long that required uniforms saw the number of A's arid B's rise by 17 percent and failing grades drop by 9 percent And after three years of uniforms at another Long Beach attendance rates rose from the-lowest in the district .to the she said. In the next month and a students and parents will help to decide what the uniforms will look she said. School Superintendent Carol S. Parham supported .the. but said it won't solve all of the school system's problems. heard parents say they want to try she said. Page Twombly threatens to sue county By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer A county school board member wants the board to sue the county for granting waivers that will allow construe' tion of more than SOOTiewhouslng units in Croftorr without adequate schools. Schoolyard member Thomas R. Twombly yesterday asked that board attorney P. Tyson Bennett look into filing litigation against County Executive Johff G. Gary Jr.y arguing that the .illustrates the secrecy Which construction waivers are granted. _ needs -tp be spine real changes in the way we do Twombly said during a board meeting. tired of reading in the newspaper about he she It appears neither the county nor the school board knows what they're doing And public-is totally in the But said this morning that such a move only shows that Mr. Twombly hasn't been paying attention and doesn't understand hoto government works. must have Seen asleep at tiie Mir. Gary said. don't know where this guy has been. This did not come as a surprise to I knew about it as a legislator in the General By .threatening to sue tne Twombly is creating rather than focusing Mr. Gary'said'- that .school and county officials thoroughly discuss school needs before development is approved. demonstrates his lack .of knowledge about Page 7th smog alert issued as temps By MARK DAVENPORT of the Environment today issued its seventh code red alert of the as ozone levels were expected to climb again to dangerous levels this afternoon. Officials' don't recommend that homeowners resort to mowing their lawns in the but there are ways residents can reduce the amount of air pollution. With the extreme heat and humidity expected to continue at least through the the efforts of ordinary citizens have become officials said. People's cars and lawn mowers are the largest culprits in forming ground level the chief component of said Don associate director of the Maryland Petroleum Council. mowing your is one thing will keep ozone levels Mr. Schroeder said. you can hold off a day or two maybe get past this smog The alerts usually come on days when stagnant air holds gasoline vapor and byproducts of its combustion close to the ground. There were four code reds in and three so far this week. When sunlight strikes the volatile organic compounds and nitrogen ground level ozone is created Ozone is beneficial when created high in the where it shields the earth from ultraviolet radiation. But humans can't breathe are By David W. Trozzo The Capital Maurice Green chats with Chanelle Harris while taking a break from the heat and humidity on a bench at Sandy Point State Park. Another sizzling day Is In store with highs In the upper 90s. Tomorrow will probably be even cresting at around 100 with no break expected through Tuesday. much of the gas before becoming winded or faint. The chemical can trigger adverse reactions in people with respiratory such said Dr Richard C. Lavy.an Annapolis respiratory specialist. By limiting mowing and gas tank-filling to evening less of the raw materials of ozone are around when the sun comes up the next Mr. Banks said. will he said. real catalyst is the sunlight that cooks the Residents should consider carpooling or taking mass transit to work on days where-high ozone levels are he said. because cars are least efficient when motorists should combine errands into a single trip so the engine is warm when restarting. The state uses 14 monitoring stations around the Baltimore- Washington region to predict and record air quality. So the station in Davidsonville surpassed federal health levels on Wednesday From l p.m. to 3 p.m.. ozone levels were 135 parts per which is 15 parts over the federal limit. The station at Fort George G. Meade has alerted on two June 19 and 20. Levels averaged more than 20 parts per million above the federal standard from noon to 6 p.m.. hitting a peak of 153 parts per million. HEAT. Page Eavisli pensions By TODDSP ANGLER Staff Writer Ask about a public official's and you can get it. Ask about his it's a public record-. But ask about the size of a pension chances are. you'll get little more than a blank stare and no comment. At a time when public pensions are coming under increasing scrutiny na- many state and county gov- ernment officials are becoming more sensitive about their retirement arguing that the money they will re- ceive is a private matter. they when it comes to ihi- part of thf pension based on their individual contributions. doesn't need to know everything about said Del. Phillip.D. R-Mayo. we have ai this point is The system in Maryland is set up in such a way that anyone can leam Die hrnpfit formula for a given class of Heeled officials. But without an inspec- tion of individual's retirement that formula leads to nothing more than nn educated guess as tn the size of an official's pension Attorney General .1. .Joseph Outran a longtime advocate for opening records said th.it the information that is disclosed may not fully represent an-olhcial's payout. can look MIC and sec PRIVACY. Page FORBES CEO FORUM The sounds v Summer INSIDE 4 28 t Entertainment Buihs Calendar Campus Mews i Camera dull Conies 4ft 49 45 47 82 CJ 46 S3 -.flp or recycled paper I ah IP nnnferf also Classified 268-700O Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000 Glendening pitches Maryland to millionaire business leaders By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer If the Forbes CEO Forum is Mary sales pitch to the business world. ..GOT. Parjis N'.. Glendening tried.. to close the deal last night And judgine hy the reaction from some of his he may have succeeded Speaking at a dinner held ai the Annapolis Yacht the governor cited what he called the media's tie rogatory label for 'the unabash wily pro-business Glende.ning But before a crowd of millionaire business he wore it like a medal and preached to the choir The future of this country is in job development he said to rousing applause Republican-sponsored government cutbacks could cost Maryland lOO.OOO but he did not fault the proposals pfjamennng what we must ask ourselves is hnw do we replace them with private-sector he sflfd The answer is in making more fnendlv to business He repeated his boast of eliminating five business in the last AssemhU and his intent to cut income tax in the next one He also cited the decisions hy the spice company Mcf.ormick and snack maker Prito-I-ay to expand in Marv and Martin to sfav here He predicted thai his audifnce would remember whai he sflid By next week 111 be able make some additions to this he said He may fldt add to ttiaX iw if former Sen Warren Rudman has hrs Tbe New Hampshire Republican spokp after dinner and jokinglv rned to one-up Mr f.lendenmg with his state's motto The statp of N'ew Hampshire is the only state m the union with no income tax and no sales he sairl 'We sav Live Free or Die.' we mean Mr Rudman. a longtime deficit criticized the government's debt habit FORBES. Gov. Parrls N. night talks with Marshall B. president of aviation company Avlall Inc.. on Forbes company yacht Highlander. Mr. Gtondanlng later spoke at the AnnapoHs about 100 corporate chief executives.