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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Some some jeers for select beers Bl Top boys and girls player of the year SEE SPORTS SECTION Cl Tobacco sale under way Dl Daytime stickup in Parole ARCHIVES AuREL L ND 20707 TOMORROW SOME SUN DETAILS' PAGE A15 WEDNESDAY MARCH 1995. MD SWEET DREAMS OF SUMMER By David W. Trozzo The Gipitil Stacto Swset of HIHsmsrs and her dog share a ntfleetlve moment at the- community teach In HIHsmere. Tsmpsnturss reached the mld-60s In Annapolis yesterday and ware expected to hit the low 70s today. K will cool down to the 40s by Friday. HOME 25C 35C 7 license may snag crabbers But 4chicken-neckers' would still crab for free Smoking messages reaching kids By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter yesterday to name cigarette students from Annapolis and Bates middle schools rattled off names as fast as you could flick a lighter. as lawmakers down the street at the State House argued for exemp- tions to Maryland's tough workplace smgking ban. children at a workshop held at St. John's College were demon- strating how they're bombarded with messages about smoking. Speaking to about 50 children at the Annapolis Teen Tobacco Control Sum- Attorney General J. Joseph Cur- ran and Dr Martin .P. state health threw their sup- port behind another bill they said would make tobacco less available to teens. viHi cnn rcsiM all of these gim- rr.Kk- smoking so it's absolutely critical that you don't said Dr. pointing to a table full of merchandise including pencil cases with tobacco company logos and bever- age coolers. spending millions to urge people to we want to do everything we can to urge people not to Mr. Curran said. The hill they're sponsored by Sheila Ellis would ban cigarette vending machines from everywhere but hotels and fraternal organizations. Even in those the machines would have to be at least 25 feet from the entrance or within the view of a supervisor. The all-day workshop was sponsored by the Annapolis Community Partner- a coalition of community groups and leaders battling drug and alcohol abuse. Children received an overview Page By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter could still crab for free under a bill state lawmakers considered but many crab- bers using pots and trotlines would have to buy a license. The proposed by the state De- partment of Natural would require recreational crabbers to buy annual Chesapeake Bay sportfishing licenses. Waterfront property their anyone under and individ- uals using handlines and dipnets would be exempt. The crabbing season funs from April 1 to Dec. 31. Reviving a debate that surfaced last the proposal is an attempt to better assess the pressure on the valua- ble crustaceans while protecting small- -time crabbers' said W.P. DNR Fisheries Division tor. commercial catch is 43 million and estimates for the recreational catch range from 10 mil- lion pounds to 40 million pounds he said. State officials estimate there are between and recreation- al crabbers in Maryland. that kind of a catch the kind of pressure being put on the and the importance of that fishery recreationally and in the state we believe it's important to be able to track he told members of the House Environmental Matters Committee. The which would take Crab harvests State officials and scientists support licensing recreational in to get better estimates of pressure on the population. The only harvest figures available now are for commercial crabbers. Still of MtryttnO Department Capital graphic effect. Oct 1. would bring in nearly a year for the state and alfect at. least the DNR estimates. Tie money would go toward expanded licensing enforcement and research on the crab population's health and who's catching how much. Maryland now spends about half that amount in federal money for crab Page Qov. Parrtt N. Qtondenlng took first crulM Sunday on the 112-foot state yacht. He said that he thinks the stats shouM maintain ths yacht to Duslnsss leaders. HP photo Glendening wants to keep state yacht afloat Gov. Parris N. Glendening has gotten his first look at the state and he liked what he saw. He said yesterday that he thinks the state should maintain the yacht to entertain busi- ness leaders considering moving to and to reward charitable groups and volun- teers who provide free services for the state. The governor also said he would use the yacht occasionally with his wife and son. work and we occasionally like to The Glendenings went for a two-hour cruise Sunday from City Dock to the Bay Bridge and back. was Mr. Glendening said. Though the governor wants to retain the legislative committees are questioning whether it should be kept. And some law- makers think the state could find a better way to spend the a year to maintain and operate the yacht. Page Riverboat casino trip casts doubts ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer- Eight people traveled to Illinois on County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s behalf to learn whether riverboat gambling would bring trou- ble with a The Capital to Anne Arundel County. Though the floating casinos enjoy local the Feb. 22 trip to the big-business enterprises left some participants skeptical. probably going to cast a more jaun- diced eye on said former county executive Robert R. now a private financial came back with more questions thanl went away Steve Ferguson of Ferguson Trenching who would like to establish a riverboat casino if legislation is argued that the vessels yield millions of dollars for local governments. hard to pass that said Mr. who organized the trip with fellow advocate Joe Compofelice. Empress River Casino of and Trase Miller Cabaret Enter- prises Inc. of Chicago shared expenses for one- day said Larry Mr. Gary's spokesman. Airfare was per with other incidental expenses on the ground. The only county employee to Michael S. chief executive officer of the Anne Arundel Economic Development reimbursed the organizers for his share. just wanted to be he said. that going to Joliet. in February was any sort of The trip came as the General Assembly debated several bills that would allow river- boat gambling in Maryland. Because of the Chesapeake Bay. Anne Arundel County could host such enterprises. But Gov. Parris N. Glendening has threat- ened to veto any legislation allowing riverboat' gambling. Judiciary Committee has killed the legislation this year. original intent was to be prepared in case this said Mr. Telford. who. noted that Mr. Gary voted as a delegate against the state lottery now. it's prob- ably Page INSIDE Arundel Report..... Dl Editorials............ A16 Ask a Vet............. BIO Kent Island......... A10 Calendar............. A9 A4 Capital Camera.... B9 Movies................ 86 Chef's Choice......Bl-3 Obituaries........... A15 D2 Police Beat.....A6. A15 Comics................ 68 Sports................Dl-6 Crossword...........010 Television........... B7 Death Notices...... C6 Tides.................. A15 Dog's World......... BIO West County........ A12 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 All othtf 268-5000 Prices of top 20 drugs outpace inflation ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Pauline Foley shudders at the credit-card bill the amount she and her husband charged for 11 medications last year when they couldn't pay the phar macy in cash. prices on these drugs just keep going said the 611-year-old Michigan who stopped taking some medicines because she couldn't afford them. I didn't have these credit we couldn't have made A report released today contends that the aren't The prices of America's 20 top-selling prescription drugs outpaced infla- i tion. public should be said Ron Pollack of Families a group that lobbies for comprehensive health care. year after year the prices of prescription drugs Increase faster than more and more people will find them But Families USA based its study on wholesale price which are far higher than what's actually paid by the 60 percent of Americans whose insurance com- panies get the industry responded. calculation is not of the real
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