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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Gourmet food scene visited Bl NEW ORK JKS O's stack pitching staff with Orosco Cl Brown CMMsfroni the Jonwfrom the Phil's. City's tax lawsuit looms Dl OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 APRIL Juvenile arrests Since the number of juveniles arrested in Anne Arundel County has climbed led by a surge in violent crime arrests tHr Violent crime arrests '93 93 Youth crime gets ugly SOURCE Uniform Crime Reporting Program Md Stale Police Capital graphic By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Some come from broken families Some are scarred by physical abuse or addicted to and they are raised in a culture that seems to tolerate violence. Instead of resorting to a fist they're more likely to pull out a gun. many observers that's the picture of juvenile criminals in Anne Arundel County Since figures show that the County sees rise in kid violence county has seen more than a 50 percent jump in the number of crimes com- mitted by youths particularly vio- lent crimes According to state the num- ber of arrests for violent juvenile crimes has doubled in this from 48 in 1990 to 96 in 1993 the most recent year for which figures are avail- able. Violent crime among juveniles is still rare compared to the total number qf crimes they commit. In police made more than arrests of young- sters in the county for all sorts of offenses in 1993. But the increasing violence is proof to many that just because someone who runs afoul of the law is under that doesn't mean what they're doing is kid's stuff no doubt about it I cer- tainly see younger and more violent said Assistant State's At- torney Frederick M head of the violent crimes unit for the county State's Attorney's Office. In the past several gruesome incidents have illustrated that trend. In 17-year-old Mark A. Wheelton fired a single gunshot through the temple of Arthur Raymond Childress IV while the victim's car was Page Keeping ships from harm's way Bay pilots lend steady hand in troubled waters By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Capt. Jack Herbert had been aboard the CSA VRupcmco for about nine hours when the container ship approached the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay Now the most dangerous part of the trip .tofcth lay ahead getting off the ship. Shortly after 3 a m a pilot boat .appeared in the darkness off to -as a half moon shmed in the cloudless sky. The Chilean-flagged container .slowed to around 11 knots as a crew set up a wood-and-rope its r rung dangling a few feet above the t-water rushing by the ship's hull. The pilot boat came and Capt. .Herbert clambered down to its gently deck. The smaller boat broke away from the and started its half-hour cruise to .an inlet on the Virginia shore. The Rupanco headed for the a receding constellation of light balanced on the darkened water and star-filled night. Capt. a 48-year-old .Davidsonville is a member of the Association of Maryland Pilots responsible for safely guiding ships up and down the Chesapeake. Maryland pilots first organized in 1852. an association pilot is on the bridge of almost all of the more than ships that come to Baltimore every year. Sailing down and up the Chesapeake Bay pilot Jack and Chief Mate Kevin WaH of Seattle watch M a ft to pan them by at Hie MOMC Sun north from Caoe to BalUmore. By Chriroptw Murwey The Ctptul headed south ready Herbert can call out the proper heading for the ship at each bend of the all from memory He has guided his ships through waters crowded with recreational boaters who sometimes don't respect the clanger of sailing too close. He's been stuck in the ice and threatened with disaster in the narrow confines of the Chesapeake and Delaware ship canal. But through it he and other bay pilots have a remarkable record of safety. protection for the state of they want someone on the ship who knows what they're Capt. Herbert said. f Capt. Herbert's latest cycle started on March when he went aboard the Rupanco at the South Locust marine terminal in Baltimore around 5 p.m. Nudging the freighter away from the pier with pushes from a the dock master handed off control to Capt. Herbert. Once the ship cleared the Bay Mr. Herbert ordered it up to Page Lawmakers saw got nothing By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer The General Assembly will end its 90-day session at midnight tomorrow with great fanfare and speeches about its accomplishments. But the biggest issues facing the state remain to be settled in the years to come. Lawmakers came to Annapolis with no great expectations about and the legislature lived up to the promise. have purposely avoided a lot of said Sen. Philip C. D-Brooklyn Park. a slow-ending With a large turnover in the legisla- ture representing a polarization in both House and Senate on liberal and conservative lines and a new legislative leaders managed to put dff decisions on the biggest issues while they gauged the new members. No tax cut this year. No decision on casino gambling. Mo more gun control measures. A vote taken in the House ruined Gov. Parris N. Glendening's plan to remove restrictions on Medicaul abortion. But it was done with little public skirmishing by either side. It will come back next year. If the 1995 session has been slower than it is still exactly what House Speaker Casper R. Taylor and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. promised. And it suited Mr Glendening just fine. working to build a consensus to get things said the governor don't know if we need another four or eight years of conflict and Page gut lobbying bill. A4 ASSEMBLY Basic skills taking back seat to new teachers say By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer It took a trip to Montana for an Annapolis man to see just how poor his sons' grammar skills really were A journal they kept or ilieii ..oss- country trip read like something Beatles would have done during the '60s to try to twist the said the who asked to remain anonymous. When it came to he only had to walk to his kitchen table. his two middle-school-age boys would fumble for an answer if asked to multiply five times six on a homework assignment. He now pays up to a month for a private tutor at the Advance Learn- This is the fifth in an occasional series of stories based on a survey of the county's teachers distributed for The Capital ty the Teachers Association of Anne Anjndel County. ing Center to give his children the basics they didn't get in the public schools. it seems obscene to me that we have something like the Advance Learning Center when we're paying tax he said. Many teachers agree. According to a survey of county students are not getting the basic skills in writing and math because they don't have the time to give students the individual atten- tion they need. Of the teachers in county public 407 responded to a confidential questionnaire distributed by the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County for The Capital. Page she did allow us to Dl DISABILITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AmiapoHs Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins got a lesson on wheelchair control yesterday at the city's DtoaMNty Awareness Day. The event at Ctty Dock drew about 100 and provided a look at the world from dnaMod paaManta' Tito mayor plana to apontf all day MMWtlnff ntovfnf around by n awoady fooa tncoupi My mlffdt now I in fwnf to fat from By J. Capital LOW Cloudy today and tomorrow. D2 Caps fall Eric Lindros' 23rd goal broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat Washington 3-1 last snapping the Capitals' four- game winning streak. Cl CONOMSS The brash freshmen were pulling in one direction and an older group of moderates tugging in another as the new Republican majority struggled last winter with the balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. A2 -r IFLSTYU L-Forty years after Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was declared Shady Side resident Tom Coleman remembers the players and his part in the developments that changed medical history. 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