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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Many believe driving riskier A2 SHROOMS They're more than just fungus among us Bl Mushrooms com In a variety of shapes and sizes. Brown coast by 8-1 Cl County teams 2-for-3 in semis TOMORROW HUMID DETAILS PAGEA15 WEDNESDAY MAY MD 35C Intruder shot at White House He was armed and on the agent also wounded in scuffle ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The Secret Ser- vice conducted a feverish investigation today after shooting a mysterious armed intruder last night who scaled a White House fence and raced toward the presidential mansion Leland William was subdued not far from where President Clinton had stepped from his limousine just a half hour earlier A uniformed Secret Service officer was wounded as he scuffled with Mr. apparently by the same shot that brought down the gunman Jokingly calling it another day at the White Mr Clinton shrugged off the according to Press Secretary Mike McCurry. were never in any Mr Clinton told Mr McCurry ser vice did a great job Officials said they had no immediate indication of motivation but Mr McCurry raised the possibility that all the recent attention to White House security might prompt people to at tempt Secret Service spokesman Dave Adams said Mr Modjeski's revolver was not loaded One official said Mr Modjeski had recently lost his job at a Pizza Hut Secret Service Officer Scott Giambat- tista was wounded while subduing the who scaled a 10-foot fence in the third breach of security at the White House in the past eight months Mr of Falls was to face charges today that could include trespassing at the White assaulting an officer and carry- ing a according to a Secret Service officials who spoke on the condition of ano nymity Mr Clinton and his family were in any dan- and were in the living quarters of the White House at the time of the officials said. CLINTON Undeterred by the latest Mr. Clinton went for a morning jog at a nearby military base In a break with his limou- sine left the White House through the north gate rather than from the south where the shooting occurred far from the Pennsylvania Avenue area that was closed on Sunday to protect against terrorist truck bombs Officer apparently was wounded by the same Secret Ser- vice bullet that struck Mr Treasury Undersecretary Ron Noble said Both were hit in the arm and taken to nearby George Washington Hospital just after 11 pm The two men under- went surgery and each was resting m stable condition in a regular hosprtal room this morning The episode occurred despite a sue cession of increasingly stringent secur- ity culminating in the clos- ing of Pennsylvania Avenue to cars and trucks in front of the White House just four days ago The closing of the and of a smaller road behind the White House were intended to protect the White House from car or truck such as the one used in the Oklahoma City federal office building bombing last month The intrusion occurred on the other side of the White House from Pennsyl- vania Avenue Mr Modjeski's car was parked nearby. Other tightened security measures including the posting of additional uniformed guards and more barricades been put in place after a gunman with an assault rifle sprayed the front of the White House last October. Officials said Mr. Modjeski went over a section of the wrought-iron fence along the southeast corner of the then raced the lawn to near the East Wing of the White House Mr Modjeski was not among the list of people considered a risk to the Secret Service spokesman Carl Meyer said Local police had no- records on Mr. Modjeski Mr Meyer said the suspect climbed Page Diploma time for seniors '95 graduates are focused on their futures By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer After graduating South River High School senior Joe will be On his way to becoming an architect. Shelia an IB-year-old senior at Annapolis High is taking a job at the state Department of Agriculture after receiving her diploma. Brian a Southern High School will continue a summer crabbing job while he takes business courses at Anne Arundel Community College. These students three of the almost seniors graduating this week and next will head in different directions. But school administrators and others say that's what the Class of 1995 Many have already chosen a direction. 'This class reflects pragmatic said James principal at South River High School are still tough out there... Students are very concerned about getting into getting good careers. They're very attuned to the world of The last four years have brought many changes in the nation's economy that have filtered down to said Kenneth administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent for instruction the generation where the standard of living is less than their said Mr. former director of county high schools. focused on the seriousness of getting out of here... They're talking about what they're going to do By Bob Gilbert The Capital Southern High School from Becky Philip Brown and Kelly had a chance to don their and gowns at the school's awards ceremonies before they graduate on Saturday. About county seniors will graduate this week and next. f About 30 percent of county graduates this year will attend four-year with another 30 percent attending two- year colleges and 2 percent going to career or technical according to school officials. About 20 percent of the senior class will go straight to full-time and about 4 percent will enter the military. The school system isn't sure of the plans for the remaining graduates. Denise a senior at has already chosen sports medicine as her major at High Point University in North Carolina. interested in and I don't want to have a 9-to-5 the Churchton resident said. want a little Next fall Severna Park High School senior Brian ten will attend the University of Texas to study civil engineering. He said he was looking for a strong engineering school that would prepare him for a career in regional planning. The advanced placement courses he took in high school will give him an edge in college. AP program is giving me an opportunity to get a head start on he Old Mill High School student Kevin of this year's his concentration of math and science courses paved the way for a major in computer science at University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Page High-flying Blue Angels set to soar over county By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer For more than 900 graduating Naval Acad- emy Commissioning Week brings and a glorious end to four years of toil For everybody it brings the jet-powered aerial thrills of the Blue Angels The Navy's famed aerobatic demon- stration team will circle briefly above the Severn River on Sunday at about 1145 a m and return to rehearse its and diamond formations between 1.45 and p.m They'll perform their 25-minute show on Monday at 2 p m The Naval Academy Bridge and part of the Severn River will be closed during the flights The Angels' high-speed shows are an annual highlight of Commission- ing which begins this year on Friday morning as the academy's sophomores grease the Herndon Monument for the plebe climb It will end Wednesday when the new ensigns and second lieutenants send their midship men's caps sailing into the air at the graduation ceremonies in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Several of the week's events are such as the graduation itself and the Ring held during which juniors anoint their new class rings with water from the seven seas Many more events are open to the including ship visits and demonstrations by various including the Brigade of Midshipmen's final formal parade of the year Tickets are required for some concerts The Blue Angels' rehearsal and show will temporarily close about a mile of Route from Sellers Road in Annapolis to Baltimore Annapohs Boulevard on the Broad- neck Peninsula The road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Sunday from 1115am to 4 p m and on Monday from 130 to 4 p m Page I I- K 1-9-9-5 INSIDE 4 SftpagM Arundel Report 01 Entertainment Ask a Vet. All Kent Island Calendar All Lottery Chefs Choice Bl-4 Movies Classified C6 D2 Obituaries Comics 88 Police Beat Crossword DID Sports Death Notices B6 BIO Television Dogs World B5 Tides Editonals A14 West County School copiers clearly too say critics BIO A10 A4 Bll A15 A13 Cl-5 Bll A15 A12 Classified...... Circulation.......... From Kent Island. .............268-7000 ...................268-4800 By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The new top-of-the-lme copy machines installed this year in county schools may mean clearer handouts for but critics say they come at the expense of pencils and other supplies This the school system expects to exceed a 120 million copy limit under a copy machine lease agreement Offi- cials have earmarked from the textbook and classroom supplies fund to cover the shortfall The million-plus supplies fund also was siphoned when the central office print shop went over according to school offi- cials In County Executive John G Contend other supplies left behind Gary Jr has proposed cutting the central office printing budget. But critics say the board will just transfer more money out of the book and supplies account can't rob from the textbook fund to pay for said Carolyn former president of the County Council of PTAs become a discretionary fund Kids are raising money to make up for the lost But county school officials said that in many copied handouts are just as basic as textbooks Under a five-year lease agreement that began last copies and ditto machines scattered throughout the scHbol system are being gradually phased out In all but nine the copiers were replaced with 120 more efficient new ones The school system expects to exceed the copy limit under the lease by about but the money from the supplies account will handle the said Kenneth administrative assistant to the 35 sistant superintendent for instruction liked these new Mr Nichols said they loved them a little too Many such as in- dustrial arts and spend more on copies than on Mr. Nichols said About 70 percent of the money that school English departments get for materials goes toward books In science 50 percent or less is spent on he said. really one and the Mr Ni- chols said couldn't exist without a quality copier In the parents have complained about the poor quality of handouts their children brought home The new copiers were expected to save several hundred thousand dollars every but after nearly a year of critics aren't convinced copies cannot be made to replace Ms Roedmg said. to steal Page ;