Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Glendening nominee MAJOR EVENT Big crowd expected for battle of service academies Powerboat show roars Into town SEK ENTUITAINMENT TOMORROW. CLOUDY PAGE All FRIDAY OCTOBER MD North named judges By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Making good on a pledge to diversify Maryland's Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday named the first black and female Circuit Court judges in county history. District Court Judge Clayton Greene Jr. and Annapolis lawyer Pamela L. both former public were picked from a field of six hopefuls to fill the court's first vacancies since 1989. The selections the governor's first for any court since he took Main St. island continues to offend By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer As the reconstruction of Main Street city officials are quietly trying to change a com- pleted section of wprk that they admit turned out ugly. The offending section is an is- land of metal and concrete built in the center of Main at its entrance to Compromise Street. The city Historic District Com- mission and city engineers work- ing on the million reconstruc- tion project are amenable to the but the finger-pointing continues. Commissioners say the island looks different from what they while the engineers say officials knew what they were getting. will be and we will work with to come up with a new commission Chairman Donna Ware said. 1 The commission will wait until the project is nearly finished be- fore requesting any changes to the island and will not ask the city to bring the design back to the HDC for a she said. The island nicknamed by some the because of eight steel pipes protecting a deep electrical vault underneath has prompted dozens of beauti- fying suggestions from residents and downtown business owners. Letters to The Capital and calls to city officials have suggested such things as removing the called or dressing them up with heavy lines in a nautical motif. Commissioners said Tuesday that the island's design differs from that approved by the HDC. gave concept and hopefully they would have designed something MAIN Page office this year drew immediate praise from area lawyers. got two people with tremendous amounts of experi- ence dealing with who understand people and who understand the county Public Defender Alan R. Fried- who has worked with both appointees. Speculation has been strong for months that Mr. Glendening would set a local legal precedent with his Circuit Court choices. While acknowledging that he was making the governor stressed the credentials of his picks. I spoke with people in Anne Arundel County about judi- cial the name that was mentioned most frequently in the most positive ways was Clay- ton the governor said in a prepared statement. As for Ms. he said she has the judi- cial temperament and integrity that will serve her well in her new role on the The two choices must be sworn in within 30 days under state law and will face election next year. If voted they'll serve 15 years GREENE NORTH before being up for re-election. They will replace Judge H. Chester Goudy who retired in and Judge Warren B. Duckett who will step down on Oct. 31. Many local lawyers viewed Judge as the top almost from the day that Judge Goudy announced his retirement. Lawyers said the Sev- erna Park resident likely would have been chosen regardless of thanks to hte legal reputa- tion. Judge Greene grew up in Pasa- dena's Freetown area and went to the University of Maryland and its law school. After graduating in he worked as an assistant county solicitor and spent 10 years in the county Public De- fender's Office. He has been a judge since 1988 and serves as the District Court's administrative judge. A clearly excited Judge Greene hoped yesterdaV that his appoint- ment would serVe as an example to others. you prepare yourself for a goal and when you achieve that that Is all that much the he said. Ms. also has been a Page KlDS HARVEST THEIR CROP J.J. Tucker and Kristin both nibble on a watermelon raised outside the Parkwood Learning Center hi Edgewater. The children spit out seeds In the then harvested their crop week. A harvesting party was held for the 38 children enrolled hi tits sponsored by the Parkwood Methodist Church. At 4-year-oM Jason watched closely by Jessica seeks one of Ms by Dtvid W. Troao The Ceplui Testimony of victims scaring defenders By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Before 12 Howard County jurors decided last week whether murderer Darris A. Ware deserved to Edward Gentry and Ramon Vega wanted to give them something to think about. They told the jury about their slain daughters and about the pain left behind by their deaths. To put a face on their they gave the jury pictures to look at photos of Cynthia Vega Allen and her plus a homemade collage of 50 photos of Betina Kristi Gentry as a under a Christmas at the senior prom. When the jury ended 10 hours of deliberations Oct. its sentence was Death. The teXjniony marked the first time that victims or their relatives were allowed to testify in the sentencing phase of a local death-penalty case. And it may have made the difference in the jury's prosecutors and Ware's attorneys agreed. couldn't have been sitting in that courtroom and not have felt the pain of those said Cynthia M. one of two prosecutors who presented the case against Ware. couldn't not feel that emotion. It was very and it was very much a But the same trend that pleases prosecutors and victims has raised concerns among some lawyers. The death sentence that Ware received last week will challenged partly on the grounds that the Gentry and Vega families stacked the deck against Ware. purpose of a sentencing hearing is to sentence a defendant. It is not to eulogize or to mourn the said Assistant Public Defender Robert H. one of Ware's attorneys. question how dp you integrate and limit that information so that it doesn't overwhelm the a former Navy was convicted Sept 27 of killing Ms. his 18-year-old ex- and Mrs. Allen on Dec. In Ms. Sentry's Severn home. After an argument with Mi. Gentry earlier that he shot both women in the head. To Ms. allowing victims to testify at INSIDE Editorials AlO Arundel Report..... Lottery B2 Cfc. Cm Obrtuarfw All B6 Police Beat All Sports Dl-5 Television C2 C12 THts All By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Porfewof The are each dey reoyetod paper The newspaper also Is City summit ways to stop sprawl. Cl Few men acquitted In wife- slaying cases. At With Navy's football team tak- WMUk Bosnian Serbs threaten to on Air racked poH out of peace talks. Al stadium and the annual U.S. Powerboat Show thou- sands of cars will jam Annapolis- _______area roads for the second consecu- From 327-1B83 tive weekend City streets will be at a crawl again Some of last weekend's could be avoided if drivers going to the boat show leave Route 50 at Aris T. Allen Boulevard instead of crowding onto Rowe Boulevard as they did last week. AJ oihew departments 268-8000 Don't look for TV trials anytime soon. B2 Residents blast poor planning. U. i fans set for a 1 But some of last weekend's could be avoided if drivers going to the boat show leave Route 50 at Aris T. Allen Boulevard instead of crowding onto Rowe Boulevard as they did said Sgt Phillip Her- spatial for Annapolis police Navy's game against Air Force will begin at p.m. More than tickets have been sold for the traditionally one of the best-attended in the an acadsmy spokesman said. Starting at p.m.. the Brigade of Midship- men will march from the acad- emy's Gate 4 to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The brigade will march down King George Street to College turn south on Bladen then follow Rowe Boule- vard out to the stadium. Those streets will be closed as the midshipmen nuke their way to the stadium. Around 11 city police will turn Farragut Road and Taylor Avenue into two lanes in and one lane out to ease traffic flow from Rowe Boulevard to the Sgt. Herman said. About 4 the patterns will be reversed to permit traffic to flow away from the stadium he said.