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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Rain batters California A2 Divorce rate on decline The highway to health is paved with good nutrition SEE CHEF'S CHOICE PAGE Bl NHL deadline still alive Cl Smith sparks Terrapins MICROFILMS BOX 1558 MD 20707 TOMORROW CLOUDY DETAILS- PAGE A15 WEDNESDAY JANUARY MD HOME 25C Emissions program lambasted by crowd By J. Henson The Capital Radio talk show host Zoh Hteronlmus speaks to the crowd at Lawyers Mall yesterday at a rally to support legislation to end the state's new automobile emissions testing program. By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer With shouts of no and their test up their an angry crowd of about 150 people gath- ered in Annapolis yesterday to urge an end to a new state vehicle emissions inspection program The rally at Lawyers Mall was orga- nized by Del Martha R-Baltimore who said she'll file a bill tomorrow to repeal the new testing. an said Ron Sinclair of Riva going to endanger my vehicle and make costly Despite Ms. Klima's Sen. Phil- ip Cs D-Brook'lyn still plans to introduce his own bill to delay the testing so the issue can be opened to debate and change. And Del. Joan Naval officers sent packing ByDAVIDPEDREIRA jStaffWrtter A Naval Academy officer arrested by Annapolis police in a prostitution sting and another officer who went drinking wtth several underage cheerleaders have been forced to leave the sources said. Capt. Tom academy would not discuss the cases beyond confirming that the officers had been disciplined and were no longer at the'academy. cases were dismissed at 'Ad- miral's Capt. Jurkowsky Admiral's Mast is an institutional disci- plinary hearing in which the subject is brought before an admiral. But another Navy officer close to the investigation said both men were hauled before Adm. Charles R. academy and given written reprimands and advised that their services were no longer needed at the 149-year-old service acad- emy. Capt. Jurkowsky could not confirm but said Adm. Larson had little patience with embarrassing behavior. is very sensitive to any form of conduct by anyone which reflects dis- credit upon the institution or the Capt. Jurkowsky said. The two cases occurred last fall at the beginning of the school soon after the four-star admiral was given command and ordered to restore the Page INSIDE ARUNDEL Buddy's II has been cleared for takeoff. The county Board of LJquor License Commissioners last night approved a license for down- town restaurateur Harvey Blonder to open a sprawling nightclub just outside the Annapolis city limits. 01 4 pages Arundel Report Dt Entertainment...... M Ask a Vet AT Births Kent Wind Calendar 88 lottery. Chefs Choice Bl-3 Classified D2 Obituaries B7 PoHce Beat A6. A15 D8 Sports Cl-4 B6 Television B5 Dog's World A7 Tides A15 Editorials A14 Weddings A12 Engagements A12 West County A13 LEGISLATURE'S OPENING DAY By Bob Gilbert Tin Capital House Reading Clerk Michelle Valdez the now computerized voting machines In the chamber to prepare for opening of the General Assembly. In the background to Dee House Journal clerk. H A4 B4 A15 5 fewer county road fatals in '94 Corfilcs. Crossword Death Notices Classified.......................268-7000 By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Five fewer people' died on Anne Arundel'County roads in 1994 than in a decline state police attributed to tougher auto safety regulations and seat-belt law enforcement. In -the 57 fatahtfes were down from 62 in said Mike state police spokes- man. The figures mirror a statewide which resulted in the fewest fatalities in 30 years. The number of people killed on Maryland roads has been declining since 1991. of the things you can look at is the progress in safety Mr McKelvin said Of Anne Arundel's 57 six were speed was a factor in and 41 involved driver Mr McKelvin said Of the 34 weren't wearing seat belts. The decline in fatal accidents in the county is the result of Increased atten- tion by the public and the auto indus- as well as said Officer Randy county police spokesman Speed enforcement in the county has but are more safety devices installed Officer Bell said. And general awareness drivers has increased seat-belt usage The year's worst single accident in the state occurred in the county on Feb when four people died in a head-on collision on Solomons Island Road near Harwood. Page an outrage. It's going to endanger my vehicle and make costly Ron Riva resident D-Brooklyn will intro- duce a companion bill in the House. About 30 delegates from both parties have signfed up as co-sponsors of Ms. Klima's including from Anne Arundel County. think the emphasis should be on and on recognizing that people who work for a living can't afford these grandiose Del. Michael W. R-Glefl sail before the start of the rally. Mr. Burns joined Dels. John R. Lee Janet Greenip Victoria L. Schade and James E. Rzepkowski in co-sponsoring the meas ure. Another Nancy Jacobs R-Harford has gathered abou signatures on petitions to suppor the legislation. Representatives fron the mid-Atlantic Division of AAA am the Maryland Taxpayers Associatioi also spoke in favor of Ms. Klima's bill a the hour-long gathering. But the American Lung Association of Maryland passed out literature sup porting the new emissions am the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issuec a statement later in the day backing it. Page Sauerbrey dealt setback Judge bars testimony of witnesses but allows expert to testify today By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer An Anne Arundel County judge yes- terday rocked Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey's challenge to the guberna- torial election by refusing to allow the testimony of two witnesses who said they saw irregularities involving voting machines. Mrs. won a much-needed victory this morning when a political science expert was allowed to testify that irregularities in Baltimore City could have skewed the outcome of the Nov. 8 election. Her case suf- fered a crushing blow yesterday when Circuit Court Judge Ray- mond G. Thieme Jr. barred appear- ances by two men who moved voting machines in Balti- more because SAUERBREY neither showed up this weekend to be questioned by law- yers representing the state and Demo- cratic Governor-elect Parris N Glend- enmg. bet I'm upset about the judge's Mrs. Sauerbrey said outside the courthouse after the proceedings. procedure is getting in the way of what this trial is all about which is getting at the Mrs. Sauerbrey is contesting the which she lost to Mr. Glenden- mg by votes. Alleged problems with voting machines in Baltimon were considered a major part of hei case. She has said more than were miscast or miscalculated The trial resumed today in Annapolis as the General Assembly convened al the State blocks away. Arnold a professor of political science from Stevens Institute of Tech nology in alleged this morning that thousands of votes were wrongly cast or counted in Baltimore. likelihood that these break- downs would occur by chance is very he said. His testimony tame over the objec- tions of lawyers for the other side who argued that his expertise is based solely on information gathered by Mrs. Sauer- brey's investigators. Since the trial began Mr. Glendening's lawyers have been trying to throw out those investigators' re- saying they are not based on official election data. on its best should not be admitted in Mr. Marcus said. The judge's decision to allow Mr. Urkin to testify came a day after he had refused to his earlier order in the requiring the Sauerbrey camp to present all information and wit- nesses to lawyers for Mr. Glendeniflg and the state by 5 p.m. Saturday Page Public wants lean and ice too ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Call it the dinner table tradeoff. Americans are cutting back on red meat in favor of chicken and while eating fewer eggs and more vegetables. Then they're rewarding themselves for a bowl of ice cream and a cup of coffee cream and two please. Most Americans are trying to clean up their dietary the Agriculture Department says in a new report comparing today's eating habits with diets of 1970. But they have a way to go. are and with fits and shifting their eating patterns toward more healthful the department's Economic Research Service says in the report But considerable gap still remains between public health recommendations and consumers' The government says to use oils and sweets sparingly. Fats are blamed for clogged arteries and cancer Sugars add calories but nothing else. The government also suggests eating about five servings a day of fruits and and even more breads and whole to get enough minerals and fiber to keep the body working and help avoid cancers. Page   

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