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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Simpson coverage A2 TV footage of trial threatened Chinese New It's time to pig out SEE CHEF'S Bl Severn girls reach new heights Cl Super Bowl hype heats up MICROFILMS BOX MD 20707 ft Capital TOMORROW- COLDER DETAILS- PAGE A1S WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25. 1995. MD HOME 25C 330 GOP urging Clinton to 'join us' 'Now the hard part working with Congress' ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON In a pointed pre- lude to a year of President Clinton's call for a not mean- government is drawing a challenge from Republicans in control of Con- gress and many state houses. have a different Sen- ate Majority Leader Bob Dole declared today. elections all across the voters have chosen smaller govern- lower taxes and less said New Jersey Gov. Christie Whit- the tax-cutting chief executive tapped by Republicans to deliver an outside-the-beltway rebuttal to Mr. Clinton's State of the Union address last night. Inside the Mr. Dole said Republicans any support the president as the new Republican majorities go to work. Speaker of the House Newt leader of the first GOt majority in the House in 40 let his agenda do the talking. the hard part conies work- ing with the new Mr. Dole said this morning as he made the rounds of morning television think the realization now that the speech is must deal with the Republican Congress and we have a different mandate so from time to time it will be confrontational not but we'll have different Page he State of the Union Key proposals In President Clinton's State of the Union Raise the minimum wage from possibly to over two years A national campaign to combat teen pregnancy To curb illegal a national data bank to help employers verify prospective employees' identities Tax deductions for education or training after high school Do not let Congress roll back the ban on assault weapons Maryland Democrats find Clinton's speech inspiring AP President Clinton addresses Con- gress last night as Vice President Al Gore and House Speaker Newt Ging- rich look on. ASSOCIATED PRESS Maryland's Democrats called Presi- dent Clinton's State of the Union ad- dress heartfelt and inspiring. But Re- publicans were less impressed. Last night's speech sounded too much like the same old said Rep. Wayne T. R-Kent. was really disappointed. I think it veered way off course because it was unfocused and Mr. who represents the Eastern Shore and much of Anne Arundel County. was Mr. Clinton all over trying to appease the the the moderates. like trying to wash out a horse trough without a nozzle on the hose. It just isn't going to work Democrats said Mr. Clinton's speech was filled with heart and spoke directly to concerns of the'American people. was the Bill Clinton so many people got to know two or three years ago someone who believes in values and principles and spoke with a sense.. of said Rep. Kweisi D-Baltimore. Mr.Jtffume said Mr. Clinton showed strength when he told the Republican- controlled Congress that he would con- tinue to fight for welfare a ban on assault and a domestic volunteer program. kinds of convictions and those kinds of compassions are what makes a Mr. Mfume said. At one Mr. Clinton asked the Page DMA testing on trial here Some wonder what role the newer tests should play in Anne Arundel courtrooms By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer T' ate a drag from a cigarette or a sip from a glass of water. Chances that's enough for a scientist to find out more about you than you ever thought possible. Thanks to advances in DNA local police can identify criminals with more confidence than ever before. hail the technology for injecting an element of certainty into otherwise uncertain courtrooms. 'If you were a it would be almost impossible not to leave some evidence at the scene that would convict Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K. Anders said. But as DNA evidence advances beyond the widely accepted genetic some wonder what role newer tests should play in the courtroom. The role of DNA testing in local courtrooms will face its most intense .scrutiny with two upcoming prominent murder cases in which the defendants face tiie death penalty. No witnesses place Scotland Eugene Williams or Darris A. Ware at the murder and both men are pleading not guilty. But initial DNA analyses appear to link them to the murders. The Ware in wfll set a because prosecutors plan to introduce results of a new DNA test that has never been used in a Maryland courtroom. Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth last allowed Short Tandem Repeat which could provide a highly probable but not unique match. can be and is not always a powerful tool for including or deiring the accused Some DNA testd can be 4uite good assistant pubUe defender. otter DNA tests lead more to confusion than they do Question of precision Testing of or deoxyribonucleic has been allowed in criminal cases since the late 1980s but has gained wide acceptance only in the last three years. DNA is found in all human cells and serves as a unique genetic blueprint. The use of DNA tests on suspects' blood works on the same principles as other physical evidence such as fingerprints. The only difference is its DNA testing allows scientists to look at the unique genetic code that makes us who we are. a crime it's just an extension of standard blood said Dr. William T. a dentist who works as the county police chemist But DNA testing isn't like just any other piece of physical evidence. Unlike which can be recovered in less than 10 percent of criminal the body fluid samples that tend themselvesto as semen and saliva be collected most of the time. And with the most accurate DNA two pieces of evidence can be matched with almost 100 percent certainty. Most DNA testing isn't that though. The most accurate as and widely described as genetic a comparatively large amount of body fluid and isn't practical in many cases. scenes are messy. We sometimes don't Qnd bodies for a Dr. Vosburgh said. The more common chain or a smaller strand of DNA and copies it until there's enoaghtotestPCRtestiag-usuany Page By Item Tha Capital county HM wM fcMfeMe Ms MM hi cfinural fy toting which pfOMOtrtora say Football efforts hit with delay of game City aldermen f could face big pay cut .By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Salaries for the mayor and aldermen will be slashed if the City Council goes along with the findings of a salary review commission released last night. In its final the Salary Review Commission unanimously recommended that salaries for aldermen be cut more than 40 percent to per year. The panel also recommended that the annual salary for the mayor be reduced to a cut from the current- pay for Mayor Alfred Av Hopkins. Members also recommended doing away with the mayor's expense which now stands at In a letter to the mayor and aldermen accompanying its the commission noted that Mr. Hopkins is the second highest paid mayor in the with only the mayor of Baltimore making'more money. The panel also pointed out that voters had sent a signal to lower salaries in the November elections. desired citizen legislators to represent us and not professional politicians whose desire it is to only keep themselves in office and to increase salaries and the letter said. The seven-member composed of former City Council praised the aldermen for telling the panel that salaries were not a major concern in seeking election. according to minutes of several commission a majority of aldermen all of whom were interviewed individually by the panel said the current salary should be increased. Some said the current salary barely covers the costs of keeping up with their constituencies. A majority of the council also asked for secretarial help and office space to meet with constituents. All said they spent 20 to nearly 40 hours per week on aldermanic duties such as meeting with constituents. Commission Chairman Robert Campbell would not com- ment further on the group's saying letter speaks for The commission will present its findings to aldermen in person and answer he said. The. findings could be presentecTas early as Feb. 13. Some aldermen interviewed last night reiterated that salaries should not be cut. think this is a step in the wrong said Alderman Carl 0. D-Ward 5. The aldermen were particularly concerned by the cut in the mayor's salary. Mr. who is in his second and Page INSIDE -ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer With little hope of attracting a Na- tional Football League team to Balti- lawmakers yesterday asked why million socked away for a new stadium isn't being spent on schools or other projects. And in another blow to NFL pro- spects in Sen. John A. R-Severna told other members of the Budget and Taxation Committee that tt could be a1 year before an appeal on the proposed Redskins stadium in Anne Arundel County is decided. looking at a fairly drawn-out Mr. Cade said. Sen. Christopher Van said he'll propose legis- lation in the coming weeks to deauthor- ize .the Maryland Stadium Authority's control over money raised each year through instant lottery some of which bias been set aside in hopes that an NFL team wfll commit to the city. got million. There is million a year from the lottery to be dedicated to the said Mr. Van Hollen. have a tot of priorities in the the Maryland Stadium Authority has some million collect- ing waiting to begin work on a football stadium next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. But last Baltimore investors lost a bid to buy and move the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to and an- other possible franchise for the the Los Angeles announced plans to go to St. Louis. Mr. Hollen said he hopes to use the money for school construction projects across Maryland. Stadium Authority chairman Her- bert Betgrad said there's still a chance that Baltimore could attract a team. Getting rid of the lottery he send the wrong to teams interested in coming here. Page AMUNDfL Citing hit com- munity Involvement and concern for the Annapolis Jaycees have named city police Officer Shelley WhIM Jr. as the Outstanding Young Annapoll- tan of the Year. Dl. 4 Arundel Report..... Dl Entertainment.. Ask a Vet... Calendar........ ClaHffled...... 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