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Cumberland Evening Times (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Cumberland, MarylandNan weighed by legislators Salem Ore. A state legislators Are questioning the Safe Jand Cost to oregonians of the Fallera 1 government s plan to detroy its old chemical weapons stockpile at the Umatilla army depot activity near Germiston. Q at i hearing thursday sen. . Day a Salem attacked the credibility of the Federal government in the Wake of dis Claures about the handling of radioactive materials at the Hanford nuclear reservation in South Eastern Washington. Quot people really Don t Trust their government in How they a taking care of these exotic materials Quot Day said. He Callei on the state to closely Montor the disposal and transport of the chemical weapons. A also said the state should have the authority to Stop the Prog am in Oregon if problems debt Fop. The program is expected to Start in the Early 1990s and and by 1994. Day s comments came during a tearing by the joint legislative committee on hazardous materials at which Arny officials presented legislators with their first look at plans for disposal of the weapons. The army plans to release an end Ron mental Impact state Meit on the program july 1. The report will be subject to pubic hearings said Donald l. Push a civilian spokesman for the army s chemical weapons disposal program based at the Aberdeen proving grounds in Maryland. Army officials have yet to decide on one of three proposals for disposal of its entre stockpile of chemical we Toons. The disposal is re quiet under a 1985 Federal Law. Oie proposal calling for disposal of the weapons at in lineation plants at the nation s ten chemical weapons depots including the Oregon depot Prev support of Hermiston Resi tents at a meeting there Aprl 25. Gov. Vic Atiyeh and sen. Mark Hatfield r-Ore., also support the plan said it. Col. Jerry c. Pate the Umatilla Depa s commander. The other proposals Call for fhe transport of the weapons toc piles to the Tooele army depth in Utah or to Tooele and the Anniston army depot in Alabama. Day and sen. Joyce Cohen a Lee Oswego said there was a Law of information on the co Strep. Hoyer takes part in ceremony Stockholm Sweden apr an american congressional detection led by rep. Steny Hoyer d-md., honoured Sweten s slain prime minister Olof palme in a Wreath laying ceremony Friday at his grave in citral Stockholm. Quot al Peoples of the world need to unite to combat political violence wherever it occurs. It is not Only a crime against the Peremi but against the nation Quot Hoye said. The ceremony took place in the churchyard of the Adolf erect to Church where palme was buried March 14, two weeks after his assassination. Hoyer joined by Republican John e. Porter of Illinois Democrat Gary l. Ackerman of new York and Democrat Albert g. Bustamante of Texas visited Sweden to attend the closing of the Spring session of the 35-Natbn Stockholm conference on Confidence and Security building measures and disarmament in Europe. He yer expressed Quot concern on the Lack of Progress. With regard to specific verifiable agreements that will diminish the tisk of War or Lessen tension in Europe Quot at the conference due to end in september. The conference has been under Way with Breaks since diary 1984. In a meeting with swedish undersecretary of state Pierre Schori the delegation discussed what Hoyer called the need for Neutral and non aligned countries such As Sweden to emphasize human rights matters and the Quot direct relationship Quot Between human rights and Security agreements. Hoyer said the talks with Schori also covered bilateral questions and were Quot All in All to the state of monitoring the program. Fred Hansen administrator of the state department of environmental Quality said he was concerned about the potential for leaks from the old munitions during transport on the depot grounds. He added that classification of army information could obstruct state regulation. The weapons stored near Hermiston include nerve Gas and three varieties of Mustard like Gas that Blister the skin Pate airs report on meningitis Greenbelt map there is no danger to students or faculty at the Eleanor Roosevelt High school Here because of the death of a student at the school who contracted meningitis the Prince George s county health department said. County schools spokesman Brian Porter said thursday that the school would be open today As the county health department continues tests at Roosevelt High school. Porter said the student who died from meningitis who was identified As 17-year old Ramon Morgenstein was a 12th Grade student who would have graduated from Roosevelt High next week. Porter said it was not known if Morgenstein knew that he had the disease. He says notes were sent Home to parents thursday saying that if there were any concerns about the situation at Roosevelt High school the parents should consult their family physician or the health department. According to health officials Morgenstein died from a form of meningitis known As Beningo Coucal which is present in 20 of the adult population but is hardly Ever fatal. Porter said Morgenstein did not report any effects of his illness until after school hours on wednesday. He said Morgenstein was taken to Prince George s doctor s Hospital where he later died. The Prince George s health department is interviewing persons who May have come into Contact with Morgenstein on wednesday including students family friends and neighbors. Meningitis can be spread through close personal Contact and through the handling of food or drink. Funeral services for Morgenstein will be held Friday at the Danzansky and Goldberg funeral Home in Rockville forecast memorial Day through wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms each Day. Highs in the Low to Middle 60s memorial Day warming to the Low 70s wednesday. Lows in the Middle to upper 50s.Rosenberg can t afford huge award Baltimore a the 56-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Crown Central Petroleum corp. Was Back in court this week to explain Why he has t paid a $1.5 million divorce award to his former wife. Henry a. Rosenberg has paid the $275,000 annual Alimony since the june 1984 divorce decree and As Well As attorneys fees and experts fees from the trial which totalled $650,000. But Rosenberg has not paid the $1.5 million Lump sum payment which was due in october 1984 to Eleanor Kantor Rosenberg his wife of 32 years. Rosenberg told circuit judge Joseph . Kaplan that he cannot afford to make the payment. The Oil executive was estimated to be Worth More than $30 million when his divorce trial was under Way two years ago and he earns about $1 million a year from Crown. But Rosenberg testified thursday that he had to borrow Money from his Mother to pay his attorneys fees. He is asking Kaplan to reduce the divorce award. Attorneys involved in the Case Are to return to Kaplan s courtroom june 2 to make final arguments. Kalpan also will hear testimony on How much income Eleanor Rosenberg might have earned on the $1.5 million if it had been paid promptly. After the divorce the internal Revenue service also presented Rosenberg with a Bill for $57,000 in taxes after it was revealed during the trial that he used the company Jet for personal trips. Rosenberg told Kaplan that he could not borrow the Money to pay the $1.5 million to mrs. Rosenberg because it would bloat his credit obligations. He said he cannot sell two of his Baltimore houses or two houses in Houston Texas that belong to his current wife Dorothy Bohny Rosenberg. One of the Houston houses is vacant but his present wife has had difficulty Selling it he said. Rosenberg remarried shortly after his divorce became final. During the divorce trial much was made of Rosenberg s relationship with Dorothy Bohny which began while he was still married to Eleanor Rosenberg. Testimony indicated that Rosenberg gave Dorothy Bohny Large amounts of Money and interest free Loans and bought her the House she now lives upheld Baltimore up a Federal judge has upheld a recently enacted ordinance that restricts the posting of political signs in the City during Campaign season. A democratic candidate for Maryland s 7th congressional District Dwight Pettit said the ordinance restricted his constitutional right to free speech. . District judge James Miller or. Dismissed the Challenge thursday saying the Baltimore ordinance does not violate the Constitution. Miller said the City Council had a legitimate interest in protecting the City from visual clutter. Cwi Berwid time no Cumberland. Md., Satun Liy May 24,1966court reverses hams death sentence again by Tom Stuckey associated press writer Annapolis a a death sentence ordered for Jackie k. Harris for the 1981 murder of Stephen Hviding was overturned for the second time Friday by the court of appeals. The state s highest court ruled unanimously that Baltimore county circuit judge William Hinkle improperly denied Harris the right to make a plea for his life to the jury. It sent the Case Back for a third sentencing hearing. Friday s ruling dealt Only with the sentence and let stand the conviction of Harris in 1982 for first degree murder two counts of armed robbery and a handgun violation. Hviding was 22 years old when he was shot and killed during a Holdup of his family s sporting goods store in Reisterstown. The court overturned the Rovertis Cmunt notice 10% off ordered by directors the Board of directors at the Crystal Arena restaurant in their last meeting have ordered a customer discount card to be issued to any one that requests one by calling 729-2400 or by Ling in at the i restaurant on National Hwy. In Lavale with the and found below their Way of saying thanks to our Community. Breakfast a lunch a dinner food t 10% drinks . Preferred customer discount card Only at Lavale a 729-2400 a Maryland Quality food at competitive prices q u a n t i t y death sentence for Harris the first time because of a ruling that his decision to waive the right to be sentenced by a jury had not been made knowingly and voluntarily. The second Appeal was based on the refusal of judge Hinkle to allow him to exercise the right of allocution the right of a defendant to Tell the court Why a sentence should not be imposed. Allocution was established in common Law in England at a time when a defendant was not represented by a lawyer and could not testify on his own behalf. Maryland s death penalty Law allows either a defendant or his lawyer but not both to address the judge or jury in closing arguments. Harris lawyer who presented the closing arguments requested that Harris be allowed to address the jury As Well under the right of allocution. That request was denied by Hinkle who said it would violate the provision that both the defendant and his lawyer could not make closing arguments. The court of appeals ruling on the question for the first time said Hinkle s decision was in error because the right of allocution is distinct from closing arguments. It said allocution gives a defendant Quot a unique Opportunity. 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