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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               MAKING A MARK First-time home buyers seek distinctive would penalize restrictive MUs are back In DCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TODAY' LIGHT SNOW DETAILS- PAGE A7 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11. 1995. MD HOME 25C 33C Crooks hit jackpot at automated teller machines ASSOCIATED PRESS Ore Karen Smith didn't notice her bank card was miss- ing until her credit union telephoned to tefl her that her account was more than overdrawn. Two men and a woman now face charges they used the card to make 724 Withdrawals over 54 hours in what authorities say was one of the five largest automated teller fraud cases in U.S. A fourth person is being sought Far the ft was like hitting the jackpot on a slot machine over and over and over. They cruised from one automated teller machine to another in a Bold-trimmed spending hours at a time withdrawing police said. did it just as fast as you could punch in the punch in the number and pull out the time time many consecu- tive Gresham police De- tective Jim Muzyn said. time to they were considerate enough to did it just as fast as you could punch In the punch In the number and pull out the time and time many consecutive Gresham police Detective Jim Muzyn let a real customer single card. But because of a computer To safeguard against this son of software change at Oregon TelCo the machines are supposed to Credit the limit wasn't in effect give no more than per day on any By the time they they'd withdrawn from 48 bank ma- chines. drained a couple of them Secret Service agent James Cline said. When the account became empty it was no problem. They used empty envelopes to make five phony deposits totaling banks will believe the card user and trust their De- tective Muzyn said. you're putting in some it wiH post itiirame- It began on a Friday Nov. when Ms. Smith left her van locked in a parking lot while she attended a high school football game in a Portland suburb. Someone broke into the went through Ms. Smith's purse and stole the bank card. She had written the card's identification number on her Social Securttl'. card. Ms. Smith didn't ntftfrt her van had Page At Lincoln going strong Honest Abe makes birthday visit to House ByERINCOLOMB Staff Writer As the clock struck a.m. the quiet on the floor of the House of Delegates was broken as a bearded man walked into the chamber. Alrum roll and the sounds of the Hymn of the filled the air. Delegates rose in unison and clapped as President Lincoln flanked by union soldiers. He shook hands as he walked to the main platform to address the legislators. It seemed like real but Del. John R. Leopold is no Abraham Lincoln. The Pasadena Republican just took on the role in celebration of the president's 186th birthday tomorrow. always liked and people from time to tune have said I resemble he said. He also said he and the former president believed in the same things. think the Republican party stands for providing opportunity for people. More than any other this is what Lincoln Despite the warm welcome and historical not all the legislators were happy with the diversion. John Wilkes Booth when we need one grumbled. President Lincoln reminded him he had arrested Maryland legislators and he could do it again. have proof they were actively helping the he said. later said he wasn't surprised at his reception because he did so poorly in Maryland during the election of winning ByBebOWMit TlwCaplttl Dressed as-Abraham Del. John R. House Majority Leader John at the General AMembty Jn celebration of the former president's 186th birthday. A member of the re-enactment 2nd US. Capt Wayne Wolff of Bet escorted Mr. Leopold Into the chamber. only 2 percent of the vote statewide. the publisher of the Maryland Gazette endorsed my people stormed the Maryland Gazette and burned down the he said. gave him a job after Lincoln's surprise visit entertained but failed to surprise many. After Martha Washington last s governor of Maryl street a few months ago. a nice way to honor the presidents and lighten up the said Mary Ann D-Glen Burnie. we're all new we need a little lightening up right Encouraging the House to learn from the famous Del. Robert L. Frank said Lincoln's birthday is a perfect time to remember what he did- pray in this can use the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln to form a better a better and a better the Reistertown Democrat said. Lincoln's played by Civil War re-enactors of the 2nd U.S. agreed it was important to from history. like to do anything to promote history and the preservation of historic said Capt. Wayne Wolff of Bel Air. In addition to the the Chesapeake High School Marching Band also helped celebrate the visit. Schools face second lawsuit in promotion Discrimination played a role in official argues CROSS By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer A top-level school official sued Anne Arundel County schools for million charging he was passed over for a promotion because he is white. Huntley J. Cross of Annapo- currently spe- cial assistant for student said in a lawsuit filed in county Cir- cuit Court that Le- slie Mobray was named director of pupil services sole- ly on the basis of race Mr. Mobray is black. The lawsuit follows by just two months the announcement that school officials settled a similar lawsuit prompted by the selection. Mr. Cross seeks as compen- sation for violations of his 14th Amend- ment rights to equal protection and due plus million in punitive damages from Superintendent -Carol Associate Superintendent Kenneth Lawson and the Board of Education. He also asked for million in compensation and punitive damages for violations of the same rights Under Maryland's Declaration of Rights. Mr. a school employee for 31 declined to comment last night. Darren staff attorney for school declined to com- saying he hadn't read the law- suit. In school officials an- nounced they had settled a million discrimination lawsuit by North County High School Principal William Wentworth. Mr. Wentworth was repre- sented by attorneys Barbara H. and Richard I. who also represent Mr. Cross applicable to filling va- cancies were not fully followed in this officials said in a statement. When applications for the director of pupil services were sought in a short list of three qualified candidates was created. Mr. Wentworth and school equity coordinator Mary who is were on the list. Mrs. then director of human .rated each candidate and specified the race of Mr. Cross said in his lawsuit. It fell to Mr. Lawson to recommend a candidate. But when Ms. Newsom took another he recommended Mr. Mo- an initial applicant. In a Mr. Lawson wrote that his recommended candidate would an African American role model at the executive level of our according to the lawsuit. An asterisk beside Mr. Mobray's name was explained at the end of the memo with the word Mr. Cross alleges the Board of Educa- tion contradicted its policy of nondiscri- mination when it hired Mr. Mobray. fact. r. policy clearly states there is to be no racial discrimination what- soever in the employment practices of the his lawsuit Mr. Lawson later said that a white man was not promoted because the school system aimed to advance minori- according to the lawsuit Forgery allegations may derail subdivision By MICHAEL CODY StaffWriter Plans to build scores of homes in West River may be based on signatures forged to show that land was turned oyer to a according to a residents' group fighting the subdivi- sion. If the allegation by the West River Federation proves residents be- lieve that all permits granted for up to 96 homes in Chalk Point Woods must be Voided by the county. Bob federation made the extraordinary charge last month in a letter to the county. Thomas lawyer for the followed last week by giving the county affidavits from at least two women stating that their -signatures were forged on a deed transferring owner- ship of some of the development's land. The affidavits were signed by Helen Dunnington of Annapolis and Hester Dunnington of Fla. Along with two they inherited the Chalk Potat Woods land from the INSIDE After three the na- tion's largest consolidated asbestos ease has come to an end with a Jury setting damages for three companies that knowingly exposed their workers to the cancer-causing material. A4 Baseball players will end their strike If Congress partially repeals the owners' antitrust union head Donald Fehr said yesterday after two senators agreed to support the legislation. Ci B4 A7 A7 B7 ....Cl-7 B24 85 A7 Anmdel Report.... Bl Calendar------------ AS D7 Police Beat.. Bo Crouttonl______D17 Sports.....__ DJ4 Lottery-------------- A4 Tides........... Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Mat 327-1583 All othor departments..268-BOOO He's not betting on gambling Minister leading effort opposing casino legislation By MARK DAVENPORT StaffWriter The Rev. Warren Ebinger of Sever- na Park gambling has done to his old hometown. Five years after riverboat casinos were allowed to operate on the Fox the minister said there is a noticeable difference in the mood of Dl. taken people away from pro- ductivity in ways L couldn't have he said. has changed the face of the city in ways that are As pressure builds for the General Assembly to paw bills that would bring casino gambling to the Rev. Ebtager to helping organize efforts to defeat think this Kate hap w much By Beo OMteti The CepiW On the front steps of State the Rev. Warren Ebinger of buttonholes Del. Mary Aim 0-aten and Del. Kenneth R-Tatbot The Rev. EMftger been on of Severna United Methodist country have rationed powerful lob Chroch. TvesflSBwhat to byim to ftub-M castoos thb   

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