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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Fighting tobacco war Bl GREEN DAY Green beer races are on tap this Sunday INSIDE St. Patrick's week events kick off In Eastport Sunday. Arundel boys fall Dl Arundel girls in title game dapttal TOMORROW MILDER DETAILS PAGE All MARCH MD HOME 25C 35C Coach DeVoe sidelines pressure His Mids are playing for Patriot League NCAA bid TODAY'S GAME By George N Lundskow The Capital Don DcVoe has coached Navy basket- ball team to 10 straight wins. By JOE GROSS Sports Editor During the days of preparation for today's Patriot League tournament championship game. Navy coach Don DeVoe was sure there was far more pressure on Colgate than on his Midshipmen host of today's game in Hamilton. N has never won a championship and has never played m the NCAA both at stake in today's game. The Red Raiders are the No 1 seed in the while last vear's tourney champion and conference NCAA is think the onus is always on the home team. In the case with people expect them to Mr DeVoe said That's especially true when the home team has players like sharp-shooting Tucker last year's top conference and 6 loot 10 powerhouse Adonal this year's top rookie have to say that if people were gambling and there was a line on the game that Colgate would be the heavv favorite Mr DeVoe said He makes that statement despite drubbing Colgate in Annapolis during the regular but mindful of a loss in Hamilton In the regular-season games Colgate won 8167 on its home court and Navy rolled to a record victory mai gin w ith a 93-51 rout at Annapolis Also noteworthy is that Navy edged Colgate 78-76 in a thrilling Patriot League Tournament game last year. The series between the schools is tied at Navy has no conference first-team choices and two second-team selections One of the Navy vs. Colgate Patnot League final p.m. Cotterel N.Y. RADIO WNAV1430AM latter also named to the conference all- rookie team Page Maryland opens play In ACC tourney tonight. Dl Letter perfect week By 1 Henson The Capital Amid the festive atmosphete of the Legion Avenue post office AnnaooNs Postmaster Barry chats with Adam Henrttzy of Heritage who was about to maH a package. The decorations were part of Customer Appreciation Week organized by Mr. Rlgglns to thank residents for their support. Post office thanks customers for support By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer white and blue balloons dotted the cookies and coffee were and a video played on a television next to where the FBI's Most Wanted list is posted. It was customer appreciation day at the Legion Avenue post office but what patrons said they appreciated most wasn't the snacks and but the improvement in mail delivery think at thjs installation I've always been treated said Edward Beck of AnnapolJs. the past things have improved. used to be quite unreliable. It used to come at different times of the day. Now it's Although the Postal Service was beset with local problems as recently as last there was nary a criticism from visitors to Legion Avenue yesterday One woman wanted some more pens to be put another wanted to get her mail a little earlier in the day. That was about all. Annapolis Postmaster Barry Riggins was delighted. He organized the festivities as part of Appreciation which ended early this afternoon at Church Circle branch Some notices were mailed to residents last week announcing the celebration. Legion Avenue is the busiest of the three Annapolis handling more than patrons daily. It also collects the second-most surpassed only by the Church Circle branch. Eastport is the third branch. Last a test by The Capital revealed that county mail arrived overnight only 22 percent of the time The results set into motion a wide range of and when the newspaper repeated the Page A10J neighbors Velieved' Judge will decide whether Williams gets death penalty By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer For almost two .Joe Gilbert sat in an often-cramped Annapoljs courtroom and watched as experts explained how his sister was killed No one could say exactly what took place last May 14 or 15 inside the weekend home on the Severn River that Julie Gilbert shared with her Jose E Trias But by the end of the eight-day Mr Gilbert was convinced and a jury agreed that Scotland Eugene Williams was the man who murdered the both prominent lawyers from the Washington area important thing to us was the conviction.' he said yesterday feel a sense of closure' That feeling was echoed by the victims' by neighbors of the coup'le on the east bank of the and by those in Severna Park who were terrorized by a burglary spree Wil- liams allegedly committed not and I guess I m a little said Maggie the police-community relations chairman for the Greater Severna Park Council happy it's After a jury yesterday convicted Williams of two counts of first-degree murder and 12 related several neighbors and area residents said the verdicts provided a sense of relief. For Williams. yesterday's murder conviction is just the beginning of what could be a long legal fight The Arnold resident faces the death penalty and will aprJear before Judge Eugene M Lerner on- Monday 'to start the penalty phase of his trial At the AP pholo Scotland Eugene WHIIams Is led from county courthouse yesterday after a Jury found him guilty of murdering lawyers Julie N. Gilbert and Jose E. Trias In their weekend home. least Williams will be sentenced to life in if he's sentenced to he could file appeals that will take several years to decide Surprisingly. Williams yesterday chose Judge Lerner to decide his fate instead of leaving the decision to the. same jury that convicted him Among legal juries are thought to be less likely to order The Capital since any death penalty sentence must be unanimous Also. Wilhams will appear before a INSIDE AWNKL City officials asked senators yesterday to kill a bill that could rum Annapolis' lawsuit against Anne Arundel County seeking million m cigarette taxes. U It was a word that a prose cutor once called so so inflamma- so degrading that the mostly black 0 J Simpson jury should be kept from hearing it dunng the trial. Yet there n was the word projected on a 7-foot TV screen right above the man who allegedly uttered it. A2 Now students at Bates Middle School have no excuses for not doing their homework. A new computer ized homework hotline thai allows stu- dents and parents to dial a voice mailbox system for assignments has made most reasons for forgett ng home- work moot Cl 4 32 tnteftaliMMnt Death rates higher jin polluted areas Annapolis Arundel Report Births Calendar Capital Camera Classified Club Notes Comics Crossword Cl 81 A9 A7 84 C3 B2 C2 CIO Death Notices Editorials Engagements Lottery Obituaries Police Beat Sports Television Tides CIO A8 85 A4 A9 A9 01-6 B3 A9 ClaMHtod...................268-7000 ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Death rates in Balti- more and 150 other air-polluted metro- politan areas are 17 percent higher than the least-polluted a major new study has determined And tiny particles from smoke- car engines and other sources can kill even when the pollution meets clean air according to the study which included more than a half-million Americans Ramifications extend to Anne Arun- del which is part of the Balti more metropolitan area Some of the dirtiest air in the state hangs over Fort George G Meade in according to state Depart- Some of the dirtiest air in the state hangs over Fort George G. according to state Department of the Environment figures. ment of the Environment figures The state monitors pollution at Fort Meade and 13 other sites The the largest completed on air said the increased overall death rate was due mainly to a 31 percent higher mortalitiy rate from heart and lung disease One kind of particle was also associated with more deaths from lung cancer The new work is very strong virtually said Dr Philip a professor of com munity medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New who wasn't involved in the study Most cities in the study complied with federal standards for particle said study co-author Douglas Dockery Cities with average which complied with federal still had about a 5 percent higher death rate than the cleanest cities he said yesterday The study raises the issue of whether new federal standards are needed to control the tiny particles which are now treated as part of a category that includes larger said Mr Dockery an associate professor of environmen- tal epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health The tiny particles measure at most about the width of a human hair John Bachmann of the federal Envir onmental Protection Agency's office of air quality planning and standards said similar studies have made the EPA AIR. 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