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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Balanced budget loss trouble for the OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 FAMILY ROOTS Heirlooms make home of Shipley's Choice house Dl State tourney awaits Broadneck Cl PAGE All SAHJRDAV MARCH MD HOME 25C 35C Vehicle test delayed by House ByTODDSPANGLER StaffJVriter With almost no the House of Delegates legisla- tion delaying a controversial vehicle until next year. Only- Jew of opposed the measure most notably Martha who has complained for months that the state's Vehicle Emis- sions Inspection Program should be While her request garnered some support -early in it won few friends yesterday. The House approved the bill delay- ing the program until June 1996 by a vote of 126-14. Delegates argued that anyone not supporting the expanded with its much-criticized tesL.shoulcl vpte.iri favor of the regardless of the wishes of crit- ics who called for repeal. don't vote for this and you can go home and explain why you want the enhanced vehicle emissions inspec- tions to go into said Del. Anita J. R-Frederick County. The delay was developed as a com- promise between lawmakers arfgry about tlrejHcpfentred program and Gov. Parris If. Gfcndenirig's administration. The state had moved roenactThe -new program in and it was only stopped because computer glitches forced 19 new testing stations built at a cost of million to close. The glitches gave vocal opponents in the State House time to mount a successful effort .to beat back the test implementations. After only a short time in Mr. Glendening an- nounced plans for a delay. With the bill having cleared the House of it now goes to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Commit- which is believed to be looking favorably on the measure. But committee including powerful chairman Sen. Walter want to reduce the fee for the existing test from the proposed Even if the legislation passes both Maryland will still have a law on the books that calls for the controversial test to begin next year. Until Maryland only re- quired a tailpipe emissions test. But under federal an enhanced program was ordered including the dynamometer in which a facility Page A By George Capital Annapolis resident Scott Dlmmlck his tank with reformulated gasoline at the West Street Texaco station. Mr. Dlmmlck and others believe the pollution-fighting blend has reduced the mileage their cars get. Drivers fuming over fuel New gasoline gets blame for lower mileage By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Rick Boito drives more than- 300 miles each week between his Chesapeake Beach home and his job in Annapolis. his pickup truck has been getting about 2 miles per gallon less than he's accus- tomed and he blames the reformulated gasoline area mo- torists must buy. Service station owners across Anne Arundel County say complaints about lost fuel efficiency and the smell of the new gas have become frequent since it hit the area in December to reduce it's really doing some- I really wouldn't Mr. Boito said. is Defenders of the rang- ing -from environmentalists to auto manufacturers and oil say the new blend immediately achieves the equivalent of removing 8 mil- lion cars from roads nation- wide. Page Prices fall slightly Area gas prices have dropped by about 4 cents afiicei Jan. but are about 10 cents higher than this time last year. About 5 to 7 cents of that Increase can required to begin pumping Jan. 1. Self-cerva-gas prices Street and McKendree CrownsvIHe Gibsoh's Sevema Park Highway and Robinson Annapolis Street and Woodlawn Chesapeake 50 and Eastport Avenue and Americana 14' Lowry's Eastport Avenue and Sixth Forest Drive Amoco Edgewater Annapolfs Solomons Island and Mayo Area CapftaJ survey conducted February 1995 Capilal graphic iiiuible to produce genetic material from fabric By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer A county police chemist testified yesterday that he found bloodstains on jeans and a shirt that detectives collected from the Arnold man charged with murdering two Washington attor- neys. But the stains on clothing taken from Scotland Eugene Williams didn't produce usable DNA test results. The stains may not have provided enough 'genetic material to they had been Dr. Vosburgh said. garments 1 received have been he said. would account for the diluteness of the The absence of test results from the bloodied items leaves prosecutors with .sns piece .of genetic evidence linking to the May murder of the lawyers in their weekend home near Annapolis. Both sides will continue to fight Monday over the importance of that one test which identifies Wil- liams as the person who drank from a glass in the slain couple's home with riear-99.9 percent certainty. Williams. faces the death penalty for if convicted of first-degree murders in the shooting deaths Julie N. Gilbert and .lose E. Trias. Both were shot in the back of the head at their Winches- ter Roari home In the fifth day of Williams' Circuit Court prosecutors continued to pile up evidence that ties him to the murders. Already this they have pro- duced videotape taken at two ATMs in Glen Burnie that appear to show the Arnold man using the couple's bank cards according to one hr admitted to the brutal slayings in jail Melissa a molecular biologist with Cellmafk testified that the odds of a DNA test performed on saliva from a drinking glass match- ing someone besides Williams are 1 in 890. In tests conducted on different Ms.-Weber said she analyzed the genet- ic makeup of Williams' blood and the glass sample. types that 1 obtained from the glass were similar to what I obtained from -Wood- she testified. Defense attorneys tried unsuccess- fully to have the DNA results thrown out before the trial started on the. grounds that they may have been contaminated in the Cellmark labs. Williams' attorneys are'expected to focus on the contamination issue and the results' accuracy when a second More than pieces of including a stain found on the dash- board of Mrs. Gilbert's were tested for Ms. Weber said. Earlier in the Dr. a testified the person who drank from the glass in the couple's home was a of based on cells he observed under a microscope. The he contained gran- ules -of pigment that were readily identifiable. he conceded under cross- the cells could have come not only from an African-American but from a Hispanic person or even some- one of Mediterranean descent. While its value to a jury may be questionable. Assistant State's Attor- ney Cynthia M. Ferris said the piece of evidence at least excluded some poten- tial suspects you're telling she said to Dr. Vosburgh. that these cells came from a person with dark Driver gets weekend iii jail in fatal crash Staff Writer Despite her husband's pleas that his life is ruined and their daughter sees the drunk driver who killed a Glen Burnie woman will spend only this week- is legalized said Bemie whose wife Shelby Howard was killed Sept. while crossing Ritchie Highway. Clarence R. of 8227 Jumpers Hole was convicted of driving under the influence Thursday and sentenced to a COO fine and 60 days in jafl. But District Court Judge Joseph P. Manck suspended all but a week- set to begin yesterday and run L tomorrow ate am. a tragedy to Arandel Mr. Howard said. they get tough on first-turn this will continue to happen. I fed sorry for the next who has to go through Mr Dims htt 31. wfafltdrtrtac S3 they get on first-time 1 tnlS Will continue tO happen. I family Who has to gO Bemie Howard victim's husband In addition to the jail time and Judge Manck also ordered Mr. Divers to get addiction counseling and serve 100 hours of community service. six years ago when I af te would have to make a decision ibis he arid durirai the hearing in TOotMng I do OB make Mr. Howard's suffering 00 away. I wMt we could have a magk wand to make this ge HowCTtr. the judge arid he could fldt flW i MauBT flMBMBOB DCCKaVB to Strtp-s MiCMrt OTto JHd INSIDE ARUNDEL Twenty Annapo hs teens will get a first-hand look at law enforcement this spring through an intensive program meant to build under standing between police and the cny's youth. 81 The Rev. John Canning delivered the eulogy after Leo and Hazel Gleese were telling mourners that he had been so close to the couple that he could call tnem Mom and Dad. six weeks Rev. Canning was Tea on to jan in c'wgerJ with beating and strangling the 90-year old couple A3 3 Arundel Repoi Calendar Cap Cam. Classrfied C Comics Crossword Death Notices.. Editorial Bl A9 C17 c- D17 D17 AID Lottery Movies Obituaries Religion Soots Stocks Kent Island man acquitted Portions of The Capital are tinted day ................268-7000 ................268-4800 From 327-1583 All ottMr dapWtnMirta.. 268-5000 Winnin POTTV Whlthv TTI Jury deliberates 12 hours over murder of brothers By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWritw A Kent Island man twice arrested for the murder of his girlfriend's brothers was acquitted yesterday by a Caroline County Circuit Court jury. nf Phagfcr Wai released from the Denton Correctional Center after the jury cleared him of two counts each of first-degree second-degree wearing and transporting a and using a handgun in the commission of a crime. very said Larry Mr. Whitby's attorney. family was ecstatic. Fie can goon with his life. HeU be released tonight. He's a free The jury deliberated about Hto hours over two days before reaching the verdicts. Mr. Whitby was charged with the August 1963 slayings of brothers Michael S. and Stephen .ft off assn Brooks' Pontfac flnUnf fcn rartl HflJsboro. The Brooks family had steadfastly maintained Mr. Whitby's mno- nee. He spent seven months in jail last year before the Carolim County state's attorney dropped the first set of He was charpcd apta Oct 6 and returned to the Dnton CorrectkmM wtat he of Braeto
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