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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Parole auction house A good look at the Bucs To STAY Angelos loses bid t6 lure Tampa to Baltimore Dl Malcolm Qlazer M winner of Tampa Bay Bucs. Area pauses to honor Cl Verdict on class L T n f. r Jlr L H u- H C _ H SUNNY PAQE A7 TUESDAY JANUARY 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 33C Massive quake j olts Japan At least reported dead APpholoi A portion of the Hanshln Expressway Is twisted down on Its side after a powerful earthquake Jolted western Japan. ASSOCIATED PRESS Japan Japan's nightmare of a disastrous urban earthquake came true yesterday when a powerful quake tore through several western toppling hundreds of touch' ing off raging fires and killing more than people. The devastation was worst in the port city of where the early morning quake collapsed knocked trains off their wrecked docks and severed communi- cations. Huge blazes still burned 18 hours after the lighting the night sky. thought it was the end of the said 64-year-old Minoru Taka- whose house fell down around him in outside Kobe. Japan's second-largest city and across the bay from and Kyoto were also heavily damaged. With train and ferry service knocked out and die main expressway between Kobe and Osaka badly mam- moth traffic jams built up for miles outside Kobe. TV footage showed un- almost unmoving lines of car headlights with the surrounding area in darkness because of the power black- out. In the ancient The Capital of home to many of Japan's cultural several priceless statues and temple buildings were reported damaged. Kyo- to is 50 miles east of Kobe. The with a preliminary magnitude of was the most violent to strike a densely populated area of Japan since when a quake killed more than people in the northwest cityofFukui. have been earthquakes as strong as this but not in a metropo- litan said quake expert Masavu- ki a professor at Yokohama City By national police said people were known missing and injured. The toll was expected to rise as communications were re- stored. Nearly buildings were Tokyo escaped unscathed. The quake was barely felt in the 280 miles to the but people'gathered around TV screens in train stations and depart- ment awed at the scenes of destruction. The shaking lasted about 20 seconds and snapped vital lifelines to western cutting train service including the high-speed and knocking out power and telephone ser- A house Is In flames as residents In Kobe push a car from the area. fered significant damage. The temblor shut down the nation's second-largest stock market. Stocks of insurance which will have to lay out large amounts to cover took a hit. Estimates of the damage ranged from billion to said Patrick Hogan of Smith New Court Securities. But the quake's full force was taken by a port city of 14 million people 20 miles west of that is a shipbuilding and steel-manufacturing center. It is the gateway for more than 12 percent of Japan's exports. Huge pillars of smoke could be. seen rising into the sky as hundreds of fires raged across the bay in which was very difficult to reach because of severed roads and bridges and without ferry service because docks collapsed. Television scenes showed dramatic scenes of people awaiting rescue. In footage from the face of a woman was visible in the rubble. been sitting in a small space she cried out in'a feeble voice. my mother has bad and can't last much As night the sky was lit with the eerie glow of fires. Noburo who lives on Port Island off said he could see flames and smell acrid smoke. Page vice. Sections of several elevated high- ways collapsed. A bus sat perched on the edge ofca fallen section of highway. The earthquake also shattered Jap- an's belief that sophisticated engineer- ing would enable its newer buildings and roads to withstand a major quake. Following damaging earthquakes in the United Japanese experts had' confidently predicted that roadways in this country would stand up to even a serious quake. But sections of several major expressways as did many modern buildings a major financial suf- California finds compassion on earthquake Marylanders want welfare cut back ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Maryland residents mirror the nation when it comes to welfare supporting efforts to make welfare mothers work or support according to a new study. A survey released Monday by the Univer- sity of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy that nearly three out of four people surveyed said the current system offers few incentives. The respondents said welfare as it stands makes mothers dependent on federal checks and fails to move them into the work force. The study suggests that although Maryland remains one of the few safe havens for liberals following the Republican sweep in 1994 elec- Free State residents have also moved to the said Don who directed the appears to have gone in the same direction as the rest of the but not to the same Mr. Haynes said. saying 'let's get rid of they're saying 'let's make welfare contingent on certain types of The survey was released just two weeks after the Republican-controlled U S. Congress convened and a week after the Maryland legislative session began. Both federal and siate lawmakers are promising strict welfare reform laws this year. Marylanders hold strong views on how to fix the welfare the survey said. Nine out of 10 people said welfare recipients who can work should be required to take a job or attend job training courses. Seventy-three percent want the government to cut off benefits to mothers who keep having children after the first check comes in. Nearly three-fourths of surveyed 72 percent said businesses should get tax breaks for hiring workers from the welfare and 86 percent said they would approve of government-funded day care centers to free mothers for work. Page Sauerbrey ends challenge By TODDSPANGLER Staff Writer After two months of badgering election questioning ballot procedures and alleging voter Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey yesterday reluctantly ended her challenge to tire outcome of the 1994 gover- nor's race. Although Mrs. the GOP who rocked predominately Democratic Mary- land by coming within votes of ended her campaign by refusing to pursue further legal she promised to continue the.light for better election procedures. Speaking in Annapolis to a room Jammed with lawmakers and she wished Gov.-elect Parris N. with whom she has sparred since the September the best want wish the incoming governor great she said. For his Mr. Glendening who has been fending off reports of voter misconduct and fraud since Nov. 8 said it was a little late for words of encouragement. months ago It could have been some- Page INSIDE 4 2S Anindel Report.. Business..... Calendar............. Classified.......... Club Comics........... Croft ocv......... Crossword Death Notices.... Cl Editorials....... .Bl-3 lottery D5 Movies........... C3 Obituaries B4 Police Beat B6 Sevema Park C2 Sports..... C7 Television 06 Tides A6 A4 D6 A7 A7 AS Dl-4 05 A7 Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 Life on the outside Unda Sue rslsessd from prison after serving nearly 20 years for her rote In the murders of her adoptive parental talks about her future an HrtorvJow. Prison no longer but it will be hard to forget ByLIAMMCGRATH Staff Writer She Is now 38 years old and often experiences what she calls as she reacquaints herself with the world outside of prison. But Ltnda Sue Glazier is happy to have her freedom tor the first time since she was placed behind ban at age 18. She is looking forward to finding probably something re-learning how to drive. When she talks about the Maryland Correctional Institute for the Jessup prison where she spent more than half her life for the murder of her adoptive her conversation is peppered with references in the present as if she still lives in a B-by-9 She watched soap operas on TV and crocheted afghans. She also read and a fictional series on child- abuse issues that made her own troubled youth seem was my home for 20 said Ms. who now lives in west county. can't Just leave tt On Dec. she walked away from the prison after Gov. William Donald Schaefer granted her cutting her life sentence. In April Ms. Glazier was convicted of first-degree murder for her accessory role in the killing of her parents in Cambridge. Her case became famous when supporters emerged to lobby for her release. The beatings and sexual abuse she allegedly suffered as a child at the hands of her slain parents barely were mentioned during her trial or sentencing. Her boyfriend at the time is still in a state prison for the murders. Ms. Glazier wfll be on parole for the next Page   

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