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Easton, Maryland
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Monday, January 29, 1996
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Page 5 A Monday January 2(), 1W6 I )KMOCRAT No Lotto winner BALTIMORE (AP) - There was no jackpot winner in Maryland's Lotto drawing Saturday night, which was worth an estimated $1.5 million, The Maryland Lottery reports that: The winning numbers were 1-5-15-28-33-37. - Five numbers were picked by 29 players, with each ticket worth $1,199. Four numbers were picked by 1,867 players, with each ticket worth $32. The next Lotto drawing will be worth an estimated $2 million. No Powerball winner DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday night matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 8-10-22-27-38 Powerball 20 (Eight, ten, twenty-two, twenty-seven, thirty-eight. Powerball twenty) . Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $5 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $9 million for Wednesday. Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $100,000 each, and there were seven of those; two sold in Connecticut and one each in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Rhode Island and South Dakota. Collision injures one, police search for driver k EASTON Police are looking for the driver of a car involved in a collision that injured a Trappe man late Thursday night, police said. While driving a Ford Mustang, the man, described an African American wearing dark clothing, reportedly struck the driver's side door of a Dodge as it sat at a light at U.S. Route 50 and Mat-thewstown Road shortly before midnight. Police said the two cars collided as the driver of the Mustang tried to make a right turn, from the eastbound lane of the Ocean Gateway onto Mat-thewstown Road. 1 The driver of the Dodge, Clark Sewell III, 30, of Old Trappe Koad, was reportedly injured in the crash. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Easton where he was treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor. Easton police said the Mustang, owned by Mary Carter of Hartley, Del., was not considered stolen but that the identity of the driver was not known. Bay Bridge lanes to be closed this week . SANDY POINT The Maryland Transportation Authority has announced that one lane of the eastbound span and one. lane of the westbound span of the Bay Rnrlcrp will hp rlnspri for mainte nance this week. Local case to air on 'Unsolved Mysteries' ANNAPOLIS The Maryland Natural Resources Police hope to gam new liuormation aooui me mvsterious death of Nancy Manni on Aug. 30, 1993. The case will be featured on a Feb. 2 edition of NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" which will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Manni's body was recovered in the Chesapeake Bay off Cove Point in Calvert Countv bv the NRP. The 33-year-old Detroit native was a student at tne Marry Lunrieherff School of Seamanship in Piney Point. Autopsy results indicate the cause oi oeam was most likelv due to drowning. The NRP reouest that anyone who may have seen Manni or has information regarding ner aeam to call the confidential toll free hotline at 800-628-9944. OA's offers assistance, but Allegany declines STEVENSVILLE - In Allegany i .niinrv t ooaing nits uamaueu ui destroyed roads, fences, bridges and homes; covered iarmiana with rfehris such as rocks, trees, sheet metal and garbage; and caused severe guny unmade, millions of dollars in damage has been reported. when afith District Del Wheeler R. Baker heard Thursday that Allegany County was acirinff for helo in cleaning up after the floods, he immediately contacted Queen Anne's County Administrator Bob Sallitt to ask if the county could help. "We're certainly willing to help," said Queen Anne's Public Works Director Steve Walls." However, Allegany County Engineer Kevin Beachy called Walls Friday afternoon to decline NEW CASTLE. Del. (AP) Sci entists and state officials expressed surprise at the results of a new federal study that shows pesticides banned decades ago continue to contaminate the sediment in Delaware's inland bays. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency report found reduced diversitv amnnc fish sne- cies in Delaware bays, especially compared with Maryland. l was surprised at the extent the contamination." said Ger ard L. Esposito, director of the state Division ot water Kesourc- "This verifies what we've feared but never known." School board OKs to sell land at Mt. Sale of land would open new school board offices By SALLY PETERS Staff Writer EASTON The Talbot County Board of Education passed a resolution petitioning the county to sell 6.25 acres of land at the Mt. Pleasant facility so the board can begin moving its offices there, The resolution, passed last week, suggests the Talbot County Council sell the land, located next to the Mt. Pleasant facility on Magnolia Street, to the highest bidder and then give the revenue Denton considers Litterers could , receive $500 fine andor 30 days in jail By DAVE ZELIFF Staff Writer DENTON An unwelcomed substance has entered the capital of the Green Garden County: trash. The Denton Commissioners considered a new ordinance prohibiting littering Monday night. The ordinance states the maximum penalty is $500 or 30 days in jail, or both, for each infraction. v "The Denton Economic Commission asked for the ordinance," Contractors gather forpreid Construction will start in several weeks By SALLY PETERS Staff Writer EASTON About 20 contractors and sub-contractors gathered at Easton High School Thursday for a pre-bid meeting on the $8.2 mil-N lion Easton High School renova- tion and expansion project. The contractors hailed from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. In attendance were representatives from Willow Construction in Easton, the firm that built the Chapel District Elementary School, and Crocker Mechanical, an Easton sub-contractor that assisted Willow in the Chapel District project. Richard C. Mullineaux, an architect with the Gaithersburg firm of Duane, Cahill, Mullineaux and Mullineaux and the architect of the EHS project, was present to answer questions about the Mecklenburg Avenue campus project. Construction is set to begin in the next several weeks, and completion is scheduled forAug.l, 1997. The EHS project includes about 24,500 square feet ofaddi-tions and 140,000 square feet of renovations. John Masone, director of administrative and support services for Talbot County Public Schools, represented the school district. "The vast majority of this building is in fine structural shape," Masone said. The contractors and Reekflth Special! Monday 29 Tuesday 30lb The study included Rehoboth, Indian River and Little Assa-woman bays in Delaware and Assawoman, SinepuxenV Newport and Chincoteague" bay in Maryland. ) It concluded that more than two-thirds of the waterways have enough sediment contaminants, including DDT, chlordane and dieldrin, to kill bottom-dwelling organisms. , I : DDT, a powerful insecticide, was banned in 1972; chlordane, a chlorinated, highly poisonous oil was banned in 1988 and dieldrin, a toxic, long-lasting insecticide was banned in 1978. All are to the school district for the renovation of the facility). The resolution states that phase one of trie Mt. Pleasant renovation is projected to cost $643,959. The current school board office, located in the Talbot County Courthouse annex on Washington Street, has been deemed a fire hazard and is not handicapped accessible. For these reasons, the board has been discussing a move out to the Mt. Pleasant building, The Talbot County Board of Education is already holding its meetings there. According to the resolution, neither the school board nor the council has stated any long-term said Jennifer Shull, director of housing and community development. "They are concerned about litter and trash in the downtown area. "The commission is pro-business," Shull said of the reason the ordinance was introduced. "They feel shoppers would be discouraged by a dirty environment." The proposed ordinance doesn't make any distinctions in penalty amounts, whether someone discards a gum wrapper or a shopping cart, she said. "There really isn't (any distinction). I think the act of littering is an act of throwing (something) in an illegal place," Shull said. If passed, any discretions would be up to the police who would enforce it, she said. sub-contractors sat through a 30-minute question-and-answer session with Mullineaux and Masone and then toured the facility. Contractors concerned about the short bid period asked if it would be possible to push back the bid opening date. The opening is now scheduled for Feb. 8 fit 6 p.m. Mullineaux said any contractor desiring, an extension should notify his firm by noon Friday. Contractors will be notified by noon Monday if an extension is possible, he said. Mullineaux told the contractors that because parts of the building will be occupied while construction is going on, the job will be harder. "This is not going to be a real clean job," he said. The contractor will have to do It it! w Q2O-6E00 770XOA4iJyLiR WASHINGTON & fell popitallsit carcinogens and have harmful effects on wildlife. Tributaries and man-made lagoons in residential developments were the most troubled spots. The report speculated that the chemicals entered the water from neighboring farmland and remained in shallow water, never sufficiently interacting with the Atlantic Ocean to disperse the pollution. In Delaware, the report found that Rehoboth Bay was the least polluted and Indian River Bay the most. Chincoteague Bay in Maryland was in the best shape of all the water bodies studied. petition Pleasant plans for the 6.25 acres. Selling the property would initially benefit the school board, and then taxes from any development on the land would benefit the town and county, said Talbot County School Superintendent J. Samuel Meek. "Selling the land seems to be an ideal opportunity to dispose of some public property not in the tax base and would help ensure long-term use of Mt. Pleasant," Meek said. The resolution also states that selling the land would "not raise any tax rates; return unproductive public land to private revenue producing use; and would not impact the operational budget of the Board of Education or the council." litter law Currently there is no way to cite people who litter in town. Property owners who litter on their own property could be fined under both the new ordinance and the property maintenance ordr nance, she said. The proposal was praised as a necessary solution to an old problem. "This is a long way overdue. Trash is getting to be a problem," said Commissioner D. Scott Holl ingsworth. "You have to do something to make citizens pick their own trash up. "I am constantly picking up trash in my yard blowing over from the armory," said Bill Muller, a citizen at the meeting The ordinance will be voted on atthe Feb. 5 meeting. some work after hours, will always have to maintain egress from the building, and is responsible for maintaining heat throughout the facility. Masone told contractors that the school district wants to limit shuffling of students. Seven fully equipped mobile classroom trailers have already been installed on school grounds where teachers will hold classes when construction begins. Masone said the school does not want to move any more students out to the trailers than it has to. v Masone also said in keeping with a state requirement, the contractors were encouraged to enlist the help of as many minority businesses who participate in the state-approved Minority Business to QilHhftw - BALTIMORE Kent S. Price, an associate professor at the University of Delaware, said his surprise came from the fact that the chemicals are still causing environmental problems as many as 30 years after they were banned. "We'd kind of forgotten about the pesticides because they've been outlawed for so long," he said. A decline in fish species is another sign of poor health in Delaware's inland bays, the report said. In Maryland, researchers found a diverse population of Eye beam x fir wi i. y y : ! ill. 0 SO 1 -- r9 - K K f Photo by CHRIS TYREE A construction worker eves a beam on a house on Water Street in St. Michaels on Thursday afternoon. EHS project meeting Enterprise as possible. Contractors were also told to call in advance to arrange future teftigjQa)fllll A li lb. USDA Choice Sirloin loaded with old fashioned smokehouse flavor. Giant baked potato. Yeast roll. 8541 Ocean Gateway Easton 822-9030 tHWOWwCwwlWiilMWi UmMTuneOn 0NI1N1 mm- small fish that form an important link in food chain. But in Delaware, the same species evident 30 years ago are no longer present!. Instead, the inland bays are populated by tiny fish that are most tolerant of degraded water quality and variations in water temperature and salinity, the Report said. State officials pledged to continue with a cleanup program developed for the state's inland bays under the National Estuary Program. "Our work's not over. It's not over by a long shot," Esposito said. mm j ii . tours through the facility and were told "drive-bys" were not permitted. T -A ft -eh., n the offer.

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