Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Navy baseball team wins berth OLD NEW Severna Park couple build in home's footprints Dl Bto domhite In the living room. HDWELL MICROFILMS LClX 1558 LAUREL MD J0707 Okla. outrage puts fair trial in question A2 NICE DETAILS' PAGE All SATURDAY MAY MD 35C Adult course costs high at AAGG ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter Tuition for adult-education courses at Anne Arundel Community College is higher and sometimes double the costs for comparable classes offered by pub- lic schools. The distinction has been lost in debate about County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s proposal to consolidate all adult education under the His goal is to reduce duplication and take advantage of state grants for college expenses. But students complain that costs will increase dramatically for courses on languages and other skills. received a number of calls in Probe of pensions is nixed inP.G. UPPER MARLBORO Prince George's State's Attorney Jack John- son said yesterday that he will not grant a county grand jury's request for a special prosecutor to investigate pos- sible pension system abuse by Gov. Parris Gkndening's former tration. A county grand jury in March re- quested an investigation into changes in the pension system made during Mr. Glendening's tenure as county execu- tive. In its March 28 report obtained by The Prince George's the grand jury said it was that elected and appointed officials made decisions which so blatantly enriched the pock- ets of a select But Mr. Johnson said he saw noth- ing he believed warranted the appoint- ment of a special prosecutor or the empaneling of a special grand jury to look into possible abuse. only function is not whether pension systems have been abused or Mr. Johnson said. have to look specifically for criminal viola- tions. I don't believe there is violation of any criminal Soon after taking office in Mr. Glendening and several of his aides were criticized for taking lucrative Page Students worried about consolidation plans regard to a number of includ- ing the said Louis R. coordinator of continuing education for the Board of Education. College teachers average higher sala- ries than their public-school counter- parts. Maintaining top-level equipment is also said Andy AACC's dean of continuing education. very close in terms of in- structional he said. The County Council must still vote on the consolidation as part of Mr. Gary's million budget for the year starting July 1. Precise figures for how much is being transferred between programs are still under but the schools got this year from five sources for adult education. Tuition costs proposed under the new arrangement are unavailable be- cause school and college officials are still meeting to decide how to consoli- date.the programs. But prices in spring catalogues for both programs include1 Introduction to computers plus a manual for 10 weeks of 2-hour courses from public schools. The college charges for 16 weeks of 2-hour-and-45-minute classes. WordPerfect 5.1 computer pro- gramming plus a manual for 20 hours of classes from schools. The college charges including lab and for 12 hours. Beginning French plus for materials for 20 hours from schools. The college charges for 25 hours. Guitaf for 20 hours from for 18 hours from the college. Much of the difference stems from the higher costs of teachers. At the public all instructors earn per Mr. Apuzzio said. The community college pays be- tween and per with many earning in the middle to upper levels of that Mr. Meyer said. Another cost that isn't clear in the catalogues is for the college to buy the newest such as computers. constantly upgrading Mr. Meyer said. I Mr. Gary said he would examine the consolidation in a year to determine' whether adjustments are said Larry the executive's spokesman. College officials stressed that most of the same courses will be offered at' many of the same locations. Public schools offer vocational courses at Glen. North Severna and South River high and the' Page PRETTY POOCH spring cleaning for Jonl Included her Allye. The teen-ager took advantage of a recent car and dog at the Severna Park Baptist Church to get Dan to spruce up the pooch. By Bop Gilbert The Capital School sought for trial run of dress code By MARY GRACE GALLAGHER StaffWriter The search is under way for a school to model a dress code program for the county. During its final meeting of the the ccunrywide Citizen Advisory Com- mittee called upon its members to find a school or schools to test the effective- ness of school uniforms. Thirty members of the CAC attended the Thursday each represent- ing a school or schools. In addition to the dress code the group heard a report from the subcommittee on curriculum and from representatives of the Advanced School Automation Project. No action was recommended on either report. The dress code pilot is the first step in a plan put forth by the CAC Dress Code Committee Report. The report recommends a uniform concept of dress as opposed to one that sets standards of acceptable and unaccept- able dress. people want to get back to basics in said committee chairwoman Nancy Almgren. get back to simple Upon visiting several county Mrs. Almgren said her com- mittee found many school children wearing unacceptable The report concluded that would eliminate the problem of tion that principals currently face.in. enforcing dress codes. principal can't say I don't agree with the words on this shirt because parents might turn around and say that's free speech and sue the princi- Almgren said. Some in the CAC expressed doubt that the pilot could be pulled off by the expected September 1995 deadline. Nancy Schrura said her Bod- kin Elementary in looked into the school uniform issue last year and found formidable opposition. had parents come out agdinst the dress code that were very nasty about she said. Most expressed concern over cost of which the committee estimated at for a year's supply. Others agreed that students were taking their First Amendment right to free expression too far. become a daily game of see how far we can push said Joyce a representative of SoutB River High School. The CAC members agreed to take the uniform idea back to their prospective schools and get volunteer commit- ments before the June 7 Board of Education meeting. Tour highlights county property Event may draw new businesses ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter Business potentates and county officials threw open their doors and parted the clouds Thursday to en- tice new industry to the area. The Anne Arundel Trade Coun- cil and the county Economic Devel- opment Corp. held their fourth annual tour of properties highlight- ing development space and water- front attractions. About 75 largely from Virginia and the District of rode buses from An- napolis to Glen Burnie and Baltimore-Washington Internation- al Airport to learn more about the area's attractions. were able to show said Jeanette the council's chief executive officer. Dennis from Carey Winston Real Estate of said the tour demonstrated where vacant parcels and other opportuni- ties are available. the residential real estate business is going well said who keeps an eye out for housing properties where businesses might relocate or expand. were able to show Jeanette county trade council helped a he said of the tour. think has a perception of a better quality of life than the areas crowding the belt- Historic Annapolis and water- front activities also surprisediRfi- dals from as close as Prince George's County who weren't famil- iar with local charms. 1 Jeanette the trade coun- cil's chief executive said she heard people this place has got County Executive John G. Gary Jr. businesses to consider low taxes and conservative govern- ment when considering where to open or expand. will find this the land of opportunity for many of yon spiri- Page INSIDE AMJNML Higher garbage fees along with water and sewer rates will be the subjects of the County Council's meeting Monday. County Exec- utive John G. Gary Jr. has proposed raising the residential garbage fee from to per year. 11 Should Kentucky Derby win- ner Thunder Gulch or stablemate Timber Country win the it would stir interest. But it wouldn't stir anything like the controversy trainer D. Wayne Lukas' first victory in the race did 15 years ago. Cl A judge who will decide whether to allow John Wilkes Booth's body to be exhumed said yesterday that the remains may not actually be in the family tomb. A4 4 M ptfm Arundel Report..... Bl Lottery................ A4 Calendar............ A9 Movies.......... B4 Cap. Cam............C19 Obituaries ........All Classified......C6. 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They broke a van sat on several cars and also crashed through windows a Sears Auto Service store. just went between the cars like they Matchbox said Scholle of Littlestown. trainers were chasing after them. The elephants wertK going making all kinds of noise. We were One of the half-dozen elephants was cut and treated by a veterinarian. 1 work with large said Dr. Donald L' who was delivering a calf when he was called. not this With a worried crowd watching and Freda swatting her trunk back and Dr. Yorlets injected her with an anesthetic and stitched up the wound. Denise marketing director for the said the driver of a pickup truck was to blame. was behind the he was and1' he was a hot rod or trying to be and he scared the' she said. The circus arrived in Hanover after its annual performance at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial in Annapolis. The event was sponsored by the Club of Annapolis.