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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Social Security stalls budget A2 Amendment needed 1 vote to win Sizzling It's what's for dinner SCE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl N Aide denies Gary school claim Dl Assembly marks year 300 HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1556 LAUREL MD 30707 Capitol TOMORROW SOME SUN DETAILS' PAGE A13 WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 1995. MD HOME 25C 35C Fingerprints don't match Williams' By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer A county fingerprint examiner testified this morning that none of the 40 prints found in the home of two slain lawyers matched those of defendant Scotland Eugene Williams. As testimony resumed in the third day of the trial in Circuit Court in Ernest Lowman said prints from at least five other people were identified in the couple's Annapo- lis area home on Winchester Road. Four three of which were found on bottles of have not been Mr. Loman said. Another evidence technician testified yester- day .that investigators also discovered eight shoe prints in the kitchen on the day the bodies of Julie N. Gilbert and Jose E Trias were found William Bargar testified that the prints invisible to the naked eye looked like were made by a tennis that prosecutors maintain is similar in size to Williams' feet. The prints were noticed after the floor was covered with fingerprint dust. The disclosure came day as prosecutors present a trail of evidence they claim leads to who could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree Later this prosecutors were ex- pected to present a videotape taken at a Glen Burnie bank allegedly showing Williams using Mr.-Trias' bank card at an automatic teller machine after stepping out of Mrs. Gilbert's stolen Acura. of has been jailed since May when county po- lice accused him of break- ing into the couple's house through an unlocked door and killing 'each victim with a single gunshot to the back of the head Killed between the eve- ning of May 14 and early May a Mr. Trias and Mrs Gilbert WILLIAMS weren't found until the fol- lowing Monday when they didn't show up for work Recounting their efforts during the week after the county police testified they found' the shoe prints and more than 40 fingerprints in the couple's home aleng the Severn River. In they collected close to 250 pieces of evidence. Authorities also testified they discovered two pairs of flashlights and binoculars during a search of Williams' home at BOS Bradford Ave Prosecutors refused to say whether the victims were but the head of the county police evidence collection unit said their hands were found behind their backs. positioning of the hands is not a natural said Jeffrey Cover. were hyperextended behind the Dr Ann M the assistant medical examiner who conducted autopsies on the testified the gun that fired the fatal bullets was placed against the victims' heads. But she declined to say whether the unusual positioning of their hands indicated they had been handcuffed. She said neither victim's wriste-showed any bruises. Beyond a brief opening statement State's Attorney Frank R Weathersbee hasn't elaborated on the meaning of the 50 or so pieces of evidence prosecutors have introduced so far. Williams' attorneys are contend that the prosecution evidence can at best prove Wil- liams to be a thief and can't place him in the couple's That assertion received a boost yesterday morning from an FBI handwriting who said he couldn't match the scrawl on a note left in the couple's home to Williams' handwriting. Weathersbee said Monday the note which said Vacation. Be Back 20 was left on a door at the couple's home by the killer TOP BOYS AND GIRLS By Glenn A Miller For The Capital Qov. Panto N. guest poses with essay winners Trvriclta Thompson and Latonya Maaeey and former governor WUUam Donald Schaefer at last night's sixth annual Annapolis Boys and Girls Cluto awards dinner M the Wyndham Garden Hotel. Other essay winners were Leonard Juanashe Akella CrankfleM and Tyrone Thompson. Mr. Schaefer was presented the Governor's Youth Service Award by Mr. Glendenlng. More than 300 people attended the dinner. Cloudy future for local naval center workers By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer As fog crept up the banks of the Severn River yesterday em ployees at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Annapolis drove out the gate into an uncertain future Earlier in the the and other workers at the complex received word that thft was of sftvffr land military facilities on the Penta- gon's hit list of bases to be closed my I couldn't afford to transfer to Carderock or some of the other places they'll see the error of their security guard Donald McConnell said If the facility does get the the Marley resident he'll try to find work as a guard elsewhere at Naval Station Annapolis or the Naval Acad emy Mr McConnell's job is one of 431 at the Annapolis lab that will disappear if the base is closed center spokesman Jim Scott said Some 250 employees would be trans ferred to other naval surface warfare centers and as many as 180 workers could lose their said Cmdr Roger Walker of the Annapolis center By Bradley Penlston The Capital Cmdr. Roger head of the Naval Surface Warfare Center In found out yesterday that the research facility Is on the Pentagon's Ihrt of bases to be closed. He said the Navy Department's recommendation was but The closure could also affect local companies with contracts at the base There are 102 'contract work years' outstanding at the base Mr Scott said Also on the Pentagon s list is Kim brough Hospital at Fort George G Meade. which would be downsized from a 32 bed hospital to a clinic However the base closings and re- alignments arent final An indepen dent commission will review the Penta Page toa Jem LMkaft 3-yea. Uke bMkdaytMeyt he'Bo. fesofe ByMarfcM OrWI The Capftai her pnritehMicy on the gnltar net bad for a on I 16 next year. Taking a birthday leap By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Ftr m .nan nmgm y grade at age 3 to BO Mg deal In she plans on graduating well Mm she's 5. You Ana is a leap year County won't celebrate. Whether tbey regard the phenomenon as a bother or something special most have already been feted at some tad flke many others bom Feb she Mft OBdaQy bate a Wrtbday year fhMto to a in fee Gregorian worts we never know when you celebrate but it will either be tonight or row Ana's Andrea said yesterday usually bare a fWMbnr OBtebntioD because there's ao rttl who te8s people stoe'i 14. tatottafl to HMOs attacked by the legislature D Baltimore chairman of the House Appropriations Committee testified for a bill that would force HMOs to pay doctors outside their systems 80 per cent of the price they pay in house physicians Patients could make up the difference Currently many HMO members must the entire cost of seeing a doctor outside the system Mr Rawlings also wants to require HMOs to establish criteria for accept ing and denying doctors entry into their systems see some patterns of discnmma are saving lion.__.said_Del__Sahrna. those costs have been reouced in pan D Baltimore who lobbied for changes because of unfair practices that would allow more black doctors to Some of those complaining are join HMO providers among the House Democratic leader House Majority Leader John A Hur ship son D Montgomery has proposed Del Howard P Rawlings Page By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Health maintenance organizations were hammered yesterday on several sides by legislation intent on making it easier for patients to choose doctors Lobbyists packed the House Econom ic Matters Committee room as dele gates began considering bills that would allow HMO patients to pay less to see doctors they choose but could cost the organizations discounts they receive from drug manufacturers HMOs offer some of the least expen sive health insurance coverage avail INSIDE Maryland basketball coach Gary WiHiams will not be courtside today as the soon-ranked Terrapins play Duke fhe oTWaryTSW gpBrTS OTce has announced Mr Williams was hospi tatized last nignt at Washington Adveo- tist Hospital to be treated for pneumo- nia d Report Dl Ask a Vet B8 TTT Campus News B4 Caprtal Camera B4 Chefs 913 Classified C5 02 Comics 87 Crossword D7 9o 88 Editorials TWirTsTSSfT Lottery Movies OMuanes Potee Beat Sports Tetevtann World West County 64 1TO A4 85 A5 BS Afi From tota M M7-1M3 Captttf photo School administrators say a trademark name for a brand of rntlk have tod to fights County schools attempt to slam Not long ago Garbage Pail Kids were the villains Before Troll dolls were banned. Now an innocent-looking children's game resembling tiddly winks is fast becoming contraband in some of Maryland's schools School administrators say a trademark name for a brand of milk have ted to fights and what they see as a fom of grade-school gambling. So far POGs have been banned from classrooms and hallways in eight elementary and Carroll nine in Howard tear in Hartord County and two In Baltimore County. the middle of dan changes we'd find tids on thefloor playing said Charity of Chesapeake Bey MtrtnV School is tail a fifth-trader al Mger McXinsey School to Senra layt daan't Page J   

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