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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - November 3, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland A Capifal Gazette Newspaper ® — Annapolis, MD MIDS FALL TO IRISH IN NAIL-BITER AP photo Notre Dame safety Eilar Hardy, left, slows down Navy wide receiver Shawn Lynch on the final play for Navy In the closing minutes of Saturday’s game in South Bend, Ind. The play halted the Mlds' final drive In a back-and-forth affair that Notre Dame won 38-34. Navy piled up more than 400 yards of offense, but came up a few yards short of springing a major upset on its final possession. See Sports on Page Cl for details. Candidates make last push before election As hours tick away, Cohen and Pantelides keep knocking on doors NOV. 3, 2013 By SARA BLUMBERG [email protected] ws. com Four days and counting. After weeks of debates, and endless door-knocking and personal phone calls, Josh Cohen and Mike Pantelides can agree on one thing. They’ve reached the endgame. With the Annapolis mayoral elec tion coming on Tuesday, both candidates followed similar paths Satur day as they crisscrossed the city in their final campaign pushes. There were a few bumps on the way — for Cohen, literal ones. During the blessing of the rope at Saturday’s Slaughter Across the Water tug of war, a miscom-munication in the countdown sent a piece of pipe swinging, taking out Cohen, his family members standing next to him and some volunteers. Officials delayed the start to assess injuries. “I had a few scratches and my daughter chipped her tooth, but luckily we’re OK,” Cohen said. Back to getting votes. (See CANDIDATES, Page A8) Tm just lazy’ Why some local residents don’t vote By ALLISON BOURG [email protected] They’ve heard the spiel about doing their civic duty and exercising their rights. They’ve been told every vote counts. Yet more than half of the city’s registered voters don’t show up at the polls on Election Day. Some — maybe those who have heard one too many lectures — are em barrassed about their po litical inertia. Plenty will admit to not voting, but won’t do it publicly. “Oh, I’m the worst person to talk to,” said one Annapolis woman who declined to give her name. “I’m just lazy.” Freelance writer Nicole Duran, 41, knows politics — national politics. A former reporter for Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly, The Deal and other Capitol Hill-centric publications, Duran moved to Annapolis two years ago but has yet to switch her voter registration from Washington, D C. (See VOTE, Page A9) • Annapolis voters reflect on the election process, Page B1 Did you remember to turn clocks back one hour? SPORTS LIFESTYLE COUPONS $208 Eastport wins Washington leaving Small loans, tug of war B1 State House B5 big help B4 Ravens Report C5 From France to Annapolis D1 Worth of savings inside Old Mill: The $319 million proposition BUSINESS Could be county’s most expensive school project ever By ZOE READ [email protected] Every day at Old Mill High School, teachers can be heard shouting over hundreds of student voices. Whitewashed metal walls enclosing classrooms rise only three-quarters of the way to the ceiling, and every lecture, discussion and presentation leaks into every nearby class and hallway. “We try to do things that make the walls look as nice as they can,” said Principal James Todd, pointing to a football poster. “But it’s tough.” For years, Anne Arundel County school officials have been saying Old Mill is outdated. The structure was built in 1975, and its design conformed to the now largely discredited “open space” Students walk through the crowded corridors of Old Mill High between classes. The projected cost of building a new high school and combining Old Mill Middle North and South — which are housed in the same building — into a separate building could top $319 million. By Joshua McKerrow, Staff model for schools. The design was cost- the school came to be characterized by conscious — but it economized by cutting cramped classrooms', a maze of hallways, the number of doors and windows.    .    poor lighting and lots of noise. As partial walls were added to divide space into more traditional classrooms,    (See    OLD    MILL,    Page    A14) SUNDAY'S WEATHER 54[33 HIGH LOW MOSTLY SUNNY Monday: Sunny. B2 INDEX Four sections, 44 pages Calendar .............D2    Editorial .......A12-13    Police Beat  B3 Classified............C9    Lottery................A4    Sudoku .............C13 Crossword D8    My Time..............B8    Television............C8 Death Notices  B2    Obituaries  B2    Volunteers...........B7 G Like us on Facebook capitalgazette Follow us on Twitter capgaznews Free physical exam for dog or cat from Bestgate Veterinary Services, COUPON / B3 General................410-268-5000 Classified.............410-268-7000 Circulation...........410-2684800 a o Paid Political AdvertisementVote for Mike Pantelides A Fortune 1,000 business consultant who will sweep away the current policies of more taxes, higher fees, and irresponsible spending Paid Political Advertisement Auth: Friends of Mike Pantelides; Eric Shea, Treasurer ;