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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               South county chamber helping entrepreneurs A5 Caps slug Carey remains hot SEE SPORTS SECTION B2 __ j Men nabbed for false calls Bl Glendemng orders probe TOMORROW CLEARING DETAILS PAGE All TUESDAY MARCH MD HOME 25C 35C Girl shot near Crofton pool hall ByPJ SHUEY Staff Writer A 16-year old Bowie girl vns m critical condition this morning aftei she and a 19-year old man were shot as they tried to escape a gunman outside a Crofton pool hall last night counu police said The two victims along with another man had driven to the Chalk Talk billiards parlor at 2110 Priest Bridge near Route 450 at 10 48 p m The pool hall was closed when they stopped to talk to a man standing in a nearby parking lot witnesses told po lice After a brief com elation the man Council backs bill to sink boat tax By BART JANSEN Staff Writer The entire Council last night backed a bill to abolish the controver- sial boat-slip tax within three years The bill drafted by Councilman Thomas W Redmond Sr D is aimed at making local piers more attractive to area boaters the only county m the state that has this and I think that puts our boating industry at a competitive he said The measure also would kill Annapo hs' 5 percent slip tax which the city relies upon more heavily in its budget Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins said the tax would have to be perhaps by higher property taxes to finance maritime functions in the Annapolis harbor The city now collects in slip tax for the million city which translates into nearly 3 cents on the property-tax rate The county does not assess its slip tax in the city In contrast the the countv budgeted this year is a smaller share of the million budget Each penny in the county property-tax rate generates about million The issue provoked a fight between county and city two years ago when the county cut the tax in from 10 percent to 5 percent Industry officials argued the cut was necessary in the recession to keep boaters and maritime companies from moving to the Eastern Shore or Solo mons Island But city officials argued for the money needed to service the industry At 10 percent in 1994 the county collected more than million The county budgeted about from the 5 percent tax this year But Mr Redmond said auditors esti mated the county would collect Page Gunman fires at car attempting to leave pulled up his jacket or revealing a handgun Upon seeing the gun the driver sped away but not before several shots were fired into the a 1988 Nissan 300ZX After the gunshots an 18 year old man who was the front passenger in the Nissan saw Catherine Webster slump over in the back seat The driver a 19-vear old man whose identity was not released by drove fo the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department on Route 450 for medical help Police also would not release the identity of the passenger in the car Ms Webster and the driver were both taken to the Prince George s Trauma Center in Cheverly. according to Sgt Mark Howes county police spokesman The man who was less seriously wounded was treated and but Ms Webster was in critical condition reportedly on life support Homicide investigators had no mo live in the shootings although they were working on several theories po lice said The suspect was described as a black male in his late-teens or earlv 20s 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inches tall weighing 170 to 175 pounds with a light a bad complexion wearing baggy jeans a striped T shirt or boxer shorts and a dai k colored jacket or sweatshirt He was standing by the driver's side of a white or gray compact car when the v ictims drove up to him There was another black male in the passenger seat of the car at the time Joe Albero owner of Chalk Talk said he mav close the pool hall because of the incident What s the sense in being open' s going to come he said Mr Albero had decided to close the billiards hall bv June because the teen agers who frequented it v.ere too un ruh and were dining famih patrons I feel terrible This was a 16vear old girl he said Stojf Writer Susan Gross contributed to th is ston Capital graphic Assembly OKs smoking exemptions about 100 turned out last night at Malt In Annapolis to support Gov. Pants N. Gtemtonlng In his sHttwfewn with the legislature ovtr arrU- smoklnc legislation. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly yesterday to exempt ban and hotels from the law but the governor saM he may veto K In the next six days. Ar sign-waving Kerl and Dana Dunbar of HNtemere proclaim their support for the governor's efforts to ban MI Awst Maryland busloosses. Photot by Marti M OdaH CapKaf Anti-smokers rally with governor as clock begins to tick ByTODOSPANGLER Staff Writer The clock began ticking last night on exemp- tions to a sweeping workplace smoking ban scheduled to go into effect next week In Maryland Gov N. Glendemng has just six days to keep his promise to veto controversial legislation that would exempt the hospitality industry from the ban But as the House and Senate last night overwhelmingly approved a bill that protects hotel rooms and restaurants from the the governor and legislative leaders were still talking of a compromise heads are beginning to Mr Glendemng told an audience of about 100 anti smoking protesters gathered outside the State House last night The which goes into effect would prohibit use of lighted tobacco products in virtually every business in Maryland. But before the effective date Mr Glendemng must either approve or veto the legislation exempting the hospitality industry from much of the ban He has six days not counting Sunday to sign or veto the bill If he chooses to do it would go into effect automatically Representatives in both have the votes to imme- diately override a veto Last night the governor said he still plans to veto the legislation believe we are doing the right he said is not anti-business This is for the environment are still six days left in the show- The exemptions were approved last night when the Senate voted 36-10 to concur with technical changes made by the House Delegates approved the bill 92-39 earlier in the day All the county's senators voted in favor of the exemptions Of the county's only two Virginia P D-West and Marsha G D-Crofton opposed the measure. Page 14 kids suspended for alcohol in class By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Fourteen Severn River Junior High School eighth graders who passed around or drank alcohol while in class were suspended earlier this month school officials confirmed yesterday The investigation into the March 10 incident at the Arnold school also resulted in the expulsion of one stu dent Twelve students have been condi tionally but will have to attend substance abuse classes and undergo officials said One student's case had yet to be closed because school officials were waiting to talk with parents County police also Issued seven juve nile civil citations for alcohol viola tions in the incident. 'The kids used poor judgment and the polir these kind of offense said Huntley Cross for student discipline Although there were some conflict ing statements from appar ently three bottles containing alcohol were secretly passx. ound about 911 a during the latter half of a second- period class At the the classroom teacher was meeting with separate groups of students Mr Cross said One of the a plastic water container with a contained vod ka The second contained a mixture of Sunny Delight and and the third was a spring water bottle with tequila in it Page INSIDE The hunt for terrorists who unleashed deadly nerve gas on Tokyo subways led today to a hospital bed where a man suspected of planting a toxic parcel was satd to be recovering from the attack s effects A2 A bite too Survey finds sandwiches loaded with fat mdel Report .jness Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Croftpn Crossword Death Notices 81 B7 89 B7 B8 A9 814 89 Edrtonals Lottery Movies Obituaries Police Beat Sevema Park Sports Television Tides A10 A4 86 All All A3 825 87 All Classified.................268-7000 Circulation.............268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Sandwich eaters beware' Some of those lunchtime favor ites are loaded with calories and a consumer group says tend to think of a sandwich as just a bite to said Jayne senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public which released results of its sandwich survey today often sandwich shops are giv ing you an entire dinner's worth of fat and calories between those two slices of said Ms whose group previously has exposed the fat lurking in Mexican and res taurant as well as movie theater popcorn The three mam sandwich culprits sandwich shops are giving you an entire dinner's worth of fat and calories between those two slices of Jayne nutritionist mayonnaise and she said But a roast beef sandwich with mustard was one of the best choices at 12 grams total 4 grams saturated fat Only turkey with mustard tested it had 6 grams of fat 2 grams saturated fat A ham sandwich with mustard tested twice as fatty as roast beef and had four times more fat than a turkey sandwich according to the survey An avocado and cheese sandwich was among the worst offen with 40 grams total fat as much as in two McDonald s Quarter Poun Ms Hurley said Tuna salad and chicken salad two selections long favored by dieters are both loaded with fat and calories It s not the chicken or the tuna that s at fault Ms Hurley said Thev re being drowned in mayonnaise A tablespoon of mayonnaise has 100 calories and 11 grams of fat The recommended daily allotment SANDWICH. 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