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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland O.J. but not CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2 Hershiter wins sixth straight INDIANS PULL EVEN Braves take 2-0 lead on Reds D1 Cleveland Seattle 2 Atlanta Cincinnati 2 Games resume tomorrow night. For making up is hard to do SR FAMILY Lrvmra Cl DCTD ARCHIVES LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 PAGE All THURSDAY OCTOBER MD 350 School construction Board favors county cbntrol By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The county school board and County Executive John G. Gary Jr. agreed yester- day to work out a plan for county govern- ment to take over school construction. In a rare appearance before the Board of Mr. Gary made a pitch for the county to serve as a subcontractor to the board as a way to reduce the costs of design staff for the county and the schools. The unprecedented takeover also would avoid the recent spate of errors made by the school system that total he said. delaying projects to pay for those unless you come to Sugar Daddy to ask for more Mr. Gary said. Sugar Daddy doesn't have any more Board members some of whom em- You're delaying projects to pay for those unless you come to Sugar Daddy to ask for more money.... Sugar Daddy doesn't have any more County Executive John G. Gary Jr. braced the idra of a county takeover voted unanimously to create a committee of school and county officials to draft a plan that it will review in a month. Mr. Gary tried to dispel notions that his .goal is to have complete power over the school system. don't want this to become a turf Page OK'd for school renovation to wHh your to tea If we can do thta better than la MM County Executive John 0. Qary Jr. By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer The county school board yesterday ap- proved a construction budget for next year that puts Belvedere Elementary students in a spruced-up school in Arnold but further postpones funding for Adams Park Elementary in Annapolis. In a 6-2 the board passed the million The Capital million more than Superintendent Carol S. Parham pro- posed. Board members Thomas R. Twombly and Michael J. McNelly voted against the which funds 28 projects for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The board also passed a motion to scale down all renovation projects in scope and cost. Board President Joseph H. Foster said the action underlies the focus for future The Capital budgets creating more equity by- making less-expensive partial to more schools. help the most students possible rather than doing total school renova- he said. A visit to the aging Belvedere Elemen- tary convinced board members that it more in need of fixing than Davidsonville which dropped in priority. Belvedere's condition is with inadequate boiler and heating systems and leaky board members said. The project was pushed off Mrs. Par- ham's recommended list because a redis- tricting plan passed last spring calls for schools to be renovated based on capacity issues first. But board members said figures show Page Hillside now a living memorial But in preparing SHA mows down previously planted seedlings By BRADLEY PENISTON Broadneck Staff Writer In a four-hour frenzy hundreds of people planted a St. Margarets hillside with and trees as a living memorial to two victims of nearby fetal accidents. But their benevolent effort was marred by the discovery that in preparing the state highway work crews had mowed down an area containing hundreds of other seedlings planted previously by a local Boy Scout. Although highway officials had approved the scout's reforestation plan in 1992 and even contributed several dozen the landscape architect in charge of Saturday's planting said he was not aware of the scope of the project He said he had not seen many surviving seedlings before he decided to mow. Centered on two white wooden the new memorial was created at the southwest corner of the intersection of St Margarets and Busch's Frontage next to two stop signs installed there Friday in response to community safety concerns. The planting was organized largely by Arnold resident Susan whose 12-year-old daughter Annie Davis was killed in 1993 at the intersection by a drunken driver. The planting also honors Cape St. resident Carmela D. who died there in a traffic accident in August. Ms. Edkins said planting hundreds of and spruce saplings and two beds of lilies and other flowers helped Annie's friends and and other members MOM than 200 volunteers helped Susan Edklrw of Arnold plant Intersection when her Annie was killed by a drunken By Marti M. OtMII The Capital garden Saturday near tha St. Margarets 1993. of the community deal with their grief put the site at and made some peace with Ms. Edkins said don't even pull a weed in my own and I was out there with my whole said Arnold resident Jeanne whose 13-year-old was a friend of Annie's. went to see the pope on and I can say that it was the same Tools and plants were provided through the State Highway Adminstration's Project which helps community groups replant highway areas. Because the site was covered in hip-high highway administration work crews also mowed the hillside to stubble to help Saturday s volunteers plant the new trees more easily the mowing destroyed a number of trees planted in 1992 and 1993 by St. Margarets resident Joseph then a high school student and a Boy Scout working on his Eagle project. Mr. Knudson is now a college sophomore in Virginia. After getting a detailed plan approved by SHA officials in Mr. Knudson and several helpers planted more than seedlings on the hillside. SHA landscape architect J. Francis Bateman. who ordered the had himself planted several dozen larger trees in 1993 in conjunction with Mr Knudson's efforts. Mr Knudson's project records contain a copy of a letter thanking Bateman for his trees and noting that the scouts had planted hundreds of their own. But Mr. whenever communicated directly with Mr. said he had not been told how broad an area was being planted. In recent Mr. Bateman he and fellow architect Margot Bartosh had walked the site three Cost-minded students lean to state colleges KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS WASHINGTON Steep college costs are steering children in middle-income families away from the nation's top private colleges to more affordable state and community and could force some of the poorer students to give up on college altogether. are turning into more of an education class said Donald M. president of the College the national testing and placement organization. college tuition costs nationwide rose an average of 4 to 6 percent this outpacing the overall inflation rate. The economy has pointed many students in the direction of Anne Arundel Community College in said Theone AACC spokesman. A full year's tuition at consisting of a total of 24 credits over two 12-credit is Students are beginning to realize they can get just as good an education at the community college and then transfer to another school to complete a bachelor's Ms. Relos said. think the economic situation and the rising cost of education at some of the private schools have forced many to reconsider community colleges and state she said. Although there has been no great jump in enroll- ment at AACC this Ms. Relos said there has been an increase in the number of applicants for financial aid. The number of students enrolled this fall students is about the same as it was last she said. Higher-education experts said the trend of stu- dents displaced from the elite schools is disturbing because an increasingly competitive workplace is placing a higher premium on degrees from these institutions. As an Kermit assistant professor of public policy management at the University of said graduates from the top 5 percent of colleges and universities earn about more in the year after graduation than those from average universities. But Ms. Relos argued that attending a community college first before transferring to a four-year school Page INSIDE Nuclear waste may pass through county _______ Harbour House's late hours are challenged. U MWs gear up for dash with Air Force. U FAAM.Y FamUy hlstortes bear d i Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The rmnpaper also to fecyciabte. ..................268-7000 Ctrcutatton..................2684800 Fran tUnt 327-1583 AH dcpavtiiMinS. rVunOBI ncpufl.. Obrtuanes 06 ComJei Sevema C12 South County 86 Sports C3 rtv De Hecora A4 By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Hundreds of tons of high-level nuclear waste could be barged up the Chesapeake Bay from the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant or trucked along area high- ways in the according to federal plans aired yesterday. The plans are part of a project to ship the nation's nuclear waste by rail car or barge toward permanent disposal at Yucca Nev. U J. Department of Energy offi- cials discussed the Yucca Moun- tain Project at a public meeting held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum. No county officials or residents spoke at the hearing. The earliest the waste could be transported is the year un- less Congress moves up the date. No final cost was attached to the but the Department of Energy has already spent bil- lion for studies and initial site work. Under the specially de- signed containers could be barged up the Chesapeake Bay from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. nuclear plant at Calvert Cliffs to where they would be sent by rail to Nevada. It's not clear whether local ap- proval would be necessary for the project to proceed. Nevada officials have opposed the Yucca Mountain Project. Speaking at the they focused on potential problems as- sociated with transporting the material through Maryland. draft im- pact will have to ad- dress the potential adverse impact of routine shipments and acci- with and without release of radioactive on a wide range of estuarine and coastal said Jo- seph planning adminis- trator for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office. will also need to consider potential adverse im- pacts on the Chesapeake Bay re- gional real estate and Page ;