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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               3 sentenced for Meade brawl Cl Abortion foes hold vigil Chain grocer making return to Annapolis SEE BUSINESS Bl Smith named ACC's best Dl Williams will miss tourney HOWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 TUESDAY spent on pleasure boating By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer A new study shows that pleasure boating in Anne Arundel County is serious business almost million worth. In Maryland boaters spent million in the according to a report released yesterday by the University of Maryland's Sea Grant College That total is nearly twice the amount spent in Baltimore the closest and is 22 percent of the total maritime business in the state. The finding should provide the in- dustry with some long-awaited proof to back up its claims is about said Michael S chief executive officer of tlie Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. establishes the legitimacy of what they've been that theirs is a significant industry in Maryland and a very significant one in Anne Arundel he said He noted the study's finding that the industry employed some 18rOOO people implying almost in Anne Arundel County as many as the Naval Academy. a category of jobs is very signifi- There is no precise way to gauge what percentage of the county economy- pleasure boating accounts for. But in taxable spending in Anne Arun- del totaled slightly more than billion of which maritime would be 6 percent. Maryland boaters spent billion in the year studied by the university. It was a figure that surprised even the study's authors. The recovery in the sparked by the repeal of the luxury tax and partial repeal of the county slip means the industry is only getting bigger would expect that number would be easily over a billion in said Douglas W co-author of the study. The released yesterday at the 17th annual Maryland Marine Trades is the first to examine the industry statewide The university pro- gram conducted a smaller study of Annapolis maritime businesses in 1993. we have here is the first living study of the maritime said Mitch pres- ident of Annapolis-based Coastal Prop- erties. He predicted the study would be useful in the industry's lobbying efforts on regulations and laws. is real important as we fight battles with DNR or people at the State he said. That drew laughter from Bruce A. director of Boating Adminis- tration at the Division of Natural which helped produce the Page Glapttal TOMORROW- SHOWERS DETAILS PAGE A7 MARCH MD A BITE OUT OF FREE HOME 250 35C Williams' mom can't place him ByJ The Principal Bwry Fatter serves up school lunch to two of Edftswater Etomentsry School's 580 students. About one hi flva of Mr. Fsder's pupNs and ona to four eountywMa qualify for fret or reduced-pries moats. Congress considers changes By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer In decades as a public school 49-year-old Barry Fader has educated children from rich and poor households alike. Now Mr. Fader is principal at Edgewater Elementary where about 100 of his 550 students get free or' reduced-price lunches each day. On a typical about 40 children eat a free or highly subsidized breakfast before classes start 1 personally had my I'd have every kid having free lunch and free Mr. Fader said. But he and others are worried about changes in the federally funded program under consideration by Congress. More hungry children in Schools nationwide are concerned that a Republican House committee plan to change the national scjnool lunch and breakfast programs could force some students to do without meals. Under trie most of the money from the meals programs still would go toward children's food. But each state could spend up to 20 percent of its block grant on other programs. about 14 million American schoolchildren one-third of all public school students received free or low-cost school lunches and 5 million received breakfast last year. Here are figures for Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's Average daily participation in school lunch program Free lunch Reduced- price lunch Total Percentage of all lunches served Statewide Anne Arundel Queen Anne's 692 220 912 Utryknd Slate Department of Education Capital graphic An efficiency bill supported by the House Republican leadership is sparking debate. It would replace federal control with block grants to states. Then up to 20 percent of the grants consisted as administrative savings by proponents could be spent on other projects. biggest concern is 'How would a block grant work in Page By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer The mother of an Arnold man ac- uised of killing two Washington law- UTS in their home outside Annapolis lestified yesterday that she couldn't account for her son's whereabouts the eekend of the murders. Rosezelma Williams said that while she was gardening in her back she saw a light go on in her son's room briefly around 8 p.m. May 14 the night when prosecutors say the mur- ders could have taken place. But who- was there left within 15 minutes. She didn't see her son Scotland Kugene Williams again until a day iltei the bodies were discovered 'I didn't see him that weekend. It's just that the light went she said. The appearance by Mrs. Williams rame as prosecutors wrapped up their case in the which began Feb. 27 and could last into next week. of 808 Bradford is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Julie N. Gilbert and Jose E. Trias. Circuit Court Judge Eugene M. Ler- ner this morning rejected a defense motion to throw out all 15 charges against Williams for lack of evidence. The defense routinely makes such mo- tions when the prosecution finishes presenting its case. in the sixth day of the jury prosecutors tried to shore uj Williams' ties to the married couple's Winchester Road producing ex' perts who testified that fibers and DNA test results strongly suggest he was there in the hours before the murders took place. FBI Special Agent David Wilson said five hairs found in a bedroom and bathroom in the slain couple's home nearly matched samples taken from Williams after he was arrested May 19. Minuscule fibers left behind on a note on a door in the house also were consistent with fibers taken from cot- ton gloves found in Williams' house. And while he couldn't be 100 percent certain of the Agent Wilson said the evidence stacked up against Williams. is a very strong basis for associa- tion between Mr. Williams and the hairs in the bathroom he said. The FBI agent's testimony is part of a tapestry of largely circumstantial evidence prosecutors hope will per- suade a jury to convict whc then could face the death penalty. Although they lack a murder weapon or any witnesses to the shooting prosecutors have linked Wil- liams to the killings through his use ol the couple's bank cards in the days after the slayings and an array of Page City on road to rebuild City Dock By JEFF NELSON and TODD SPANGLER Staff Writers Annapolis officials yesterday took1 the first step on a million road to rebuilding the City Dock asking the state to fund half of a still sketchy renewal project The request caught Annapolis alder- men by surprise None reached yester- day were aware of Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins' plans to rebrick downtown streets and sidewalks that border the inner area of City Dock. didn't know about it but I'm not surprised It's typical of the adminis- tration they don't get consensus for their said Alderman Wayne R-Ward 6. City Administrator Michael D. Mai- linoff and Central Services Officer Emory Harrison Jr. appeared before the House Appropriations Committee as it began deliberating requests for millions of construction dollars. The introduction of Del. Michael E. Busch's legislation to authorize up to didn't know about it but I'm not surprised. It's typical of the administration they don't get consensus for their Alderman Wayne R-Ward 6 million for downtown work is in- tended to get the city ready for its debut as a on the Whitbread Round-the-World sailing race sched- uled for 1998. Mr. Mallinoff said the project which includes burying utility lines around City renovating Susan Campbell Park and doing work on downtown bulkheads was moved up because of the race. could not do this project with Page Nakeesha gets surprise of Free college INSIDE 4 By DavM W. Trono Capital Surprise scholarship winner NaXesshs Johnson works hi ths TV studto at Aanapol James H. dean of enftaesrlnf st Howard offered to pay her tuition durlnc the YWCA's Tribute to Women of Color luncheon. By MARY P. FELTER Community News Editor Nakeesha just took a second job after school to earn money for college. The Annapolis High School honor student was wor- ried about expenses at Howard her college of choice next fall. On her tuition problems disap- peared A benefactor who was an unexpected guest at the YWCA's Tribute to Women of Color luncheon announced he would take care of her per year tuition and fees at the Washington college so shocked. I think I'm said the stunned high school senior. James H. Johnson of dean of Howard's College of had planned to surprise any of the honorees who chose to attend his school to study engineering. But none of the five students had picked that major And only Miss Johnson had specified Mr. Johnson's insti- tution. I decided to broaden my outlook a little said Mr. Johnson. had no idea he was going to do said Dolores the YWCA executive director just came and told us he wanted to do The daughter of Lynn Calloway of Annapolis and Joseph Johnson of Miss Johnson has been taking all honors courses at Annapolis High School. She ranks 31 in a class of 327 and has a grade point average of 3.63. In addition to a part time job at Quiet Waters Farm she participates in school activities At the luncheon she received a scholar- ship from the Women's Health Care Associates. Page Arundel Report Business Club Beat Comics.. Park Croflon Death A7 A4 B5 A7 A7 A5 01-6 B5 A7 Portions of Tht Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 Circulation.................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-6000   

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