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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Redskins stadium might endanger P.G. fossils A4 GREEN GOLD Crenshaw's putts earn 2nd Masters title B2 BenCrenshaw tries on the green jacket after winning the masters Wind knocks over carnival funhouse SEE ARUNDEL REPORT TOMORROW CLEARING DETAILS PAGE All MONO APRIL MD 350 BEAUTY OF SPRING By N Lundskow The Capital Temperatures that peaked at 85 yesterday brought In-line and bicyclists out In force on the Baltimore AnnapoHs Trad Park along Way In Seventa Park. But gutting tart night blew over a funhouae and a ticket Injuring three people at a carnival In Qlen and caused some power outages. cloudy weather expected for the next few days. See PageBl. Water-related deaths under investigation By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Natural Resources Police this morning were still investigating two separate water-related deaths that occurred in the county over the weekend County Fire Department divers early Satur day morning recovered a man from Bear Neck Creek on the Rhode River near Edgewater said John a Department of Natural Re- sources spokesman And yesterday afternoon residents discov ered a man's body under a pier in Stony Creek near the 8200 block of Beach Road Mr Surnck said In the first incident divers recovered Mi chael Asa of Woodward Court in Annapolis around 2am was alive at the but he died about an hour and a half later at the hospital' Mr Surnck said Mr Waters was found in the area of the creek along the 500 block of Overhill Road on the Mayo in the Holly Hill Harbor community He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical where he was pronounced dead at 4 a m a hospital spokesman said Mr Waters was a passenger in a 15-foot powerboat operated by Larry V 40 of Holly Road in Edgewater Mr Chnstenson wasn t injured Mr Surnck said Natural Resources Police this morning weren't able to describe how the incident occurred But Lt Robert Kornmann of the county Fire Department said Mr Chnstenson told rescue personnel that the victim jumped out of the boat sometime before 1 a m Saturday Mr .Chnstenson said he dragged Mr Waters back into the boat but he jumped off again and Lt Kornmann said Mr Chnstenson then swam ashore for help and called 911 at 12 52 a m from a house along Overhill he said It wasn't clear whether the powerboat had capsized Divers found Mr Waters a few minutes after 2am Paramedics continued resuscitation Page Former academy official named to high Navy post A former Naval Academy official whose star seemed on the wane after a 1989 incident in which a female midshipman was handcuffed to a urinal has turned his image convinc ing the Senate to confirm him in the Navy's second-highest uniformed job The Senate confirmation on Thursday made Adm Joseph W Prueher vice chief of naval operations The parents of the female midship- man who received the unusual punishment following a 1989 campus snowball fight say Adm Prueher's promotion shows that the Navy has failed to leam from its mistakes Gregory F Dreyer father of former midship- man Gwen M Dreyer said Adm Prueher then commandant of threatened to release photos of his daughter smiling during the handcuffing if Mr Dreyer did not To Joe Prueher is the epitome of the failure of Navy said Carolyn Dreyer the mother of the former midshipman 'It was handled horribly But he somehow magically escaped' Adm Prueher has denied Mr Drever's account Ms Dreyer left the academy shortly after the incident and graduated from California Poly technic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1993 Adm. Joseph W. Prueher was commandant of midshipmen in 1989 when a female midshipman was handcuffed to a an incident that set off a congressional investigation of the academy. Adm Prueher's promotion prospects weren't time always good Amid public criticism of insensi tivity to sexual harassment following the Tail hook scandal in San Navy leaders withdrew his name shortly after former dent George Bush nominated him to command the Navy's 3rd also in San Diego In an interview last week Adm Prueher told The Sun he learned a lesson from the Dreyer incident the light of current we might make a different Adm Prueher told the newspaper 'We probably would have seen Midshipman Dreyer better or as a little more of a victim than we did at the Adm Prueher paid courtesy calls to the two senators from his home state and to Sen Barbara D-Md 'Sen Mikulski does not oppose Adm Prueher's said her Rachel Kunzier thinks that he learned a great deal from the incident at the Naval Academy He's working hard to bring about cultural change in the Navy Navy Secretary John Dalton agreed Navy is a different and better organiza- tion than it was in Mr Dalton said in a statement Prueher has become one of our most outspoken leaders on the way all our people are perceived and treated in the Should state invest in tobacco By TODD SPANGLER Staff Wnter With Maryland's tough smoking ban in health advocates are urging the state to sell off million it has invested in tobacco companies calling it hypocritical to prohibit smoking while making money from it A Boston-based group called the Tobacco Divestment Project has de manded that the state get rid of its stocks and bonds in tobacco compa claiming their products cost more than Maryland lives each year Those are the same sort of statistics Gov Parris N Glendening used in pushing the ban you own stock in a you want the company to do said Eric president of the Smoke Free Maryland Coalition is a hypoc risy that needs to be changed' Although Treasurer Lucille Maurer has invested none of the state's general funds in tobacco the retire ment and pension systems have stocks and bonds currently worth 8 in tobacco related companies The however don't nec- essarily operate solely in the tobacco industry Mr Glendening acknowledged at first glance it violates common sense to invest in tobacco companies while trying to discourage smoking He said he would look into the situation with the state's investments in those companies following the Gen eral Assembly which ends today will review he said doesn't make much sense Peter executive director of the State Retirement Agency noted that the investments are a pittance compared to the system's 5 billion portfolio Page SHELL GAME ByJ Henaon The CaOrttl Gertrude of and MWer of use hot wax to make a design on their for the Easter holidays. They were among nearly two dozen students who attended a one-day egg- decoratlng-wofkshop at the Arnold Senior Center. Smoking ban still creating confusion By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Wnter At the Maryland Inn in Annapolis employees wondered if a housekeeper who worked in a smoker's home might file a complaint A few blocks away a group at the Ram's Head Tavern contemplated the legality of smoking at a Bowie Baysox game State prison officials worried that the ban could cause security problems And Dean Sears of Annapolis tried to find out whether the American Legion post in Crownsville could allow smok ing at its bingo nights could tell us whether we could allow smoking at bingo or he said don t want to have bingo and have people smoke in there and get a citation Two weeks after the nation's tough est smoking ban went into effect area businesses and residents are still strug glmg to understand Maryland s new law The ban outlaws smoking in most including col- shops and factories Even private homes used as offices are subject to the rules if they're open to the public A judge in Talbot County Circuit where the law was first upheld the ban April 3 Mr Sears said he called the offices of Gov Parris N Sen John C D Annapolis and Sen John R Severna Park best word I could use right now is said Brenda an administrative aide in Mr Cade's office It turns out that fraternal organiza tions such as the American Legion are exempt from the new laws A private home where a housekeeper works couldn't file a but the sta Page INSIDE AWNML As county offi cials negotiate new union contracts with workers an unusual arrangement that pays a county salary to a union presi dent while he's an administration adver sary isn't likely to change this year Bl Even though some students will attend class on split many parents seemed happy with a school board plan to educate their children while Broadneck High School is expanded AS ClaMHtod 268-7000 Circulation 2684800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments .268-5000 i 2 Births Broadneck Calendar Capital Camera Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Glendening plans state computer hookup All Editorials A6 Lottery A 7 Movies B13 Obituaries B6 Police Beat A8 Sports B12 Television B13 Tides A10 A4 A9 All All B25 A9 All Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recvcled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Gov Parris N Glendening is bring ing Maryland on line He plans to link residents with the state's universities and government agencies via computer in a network that state officials call' Mary land's Electronic Chief of Staff Major Riddick said The program would be modeled on a Blacksburg Va network that lets resi dents print out license applications send electronic mail to school board browse through information on local or connect to the global information network known as the Internet residents will be able to apply for and receive permits and licenses via Mr Riddick said The concept was presented last week to the state s Information Technology Board of which Mr Riddick is acting chairman State and Annapolis cials are scheduled to meet today to consider the program Mr Riddick said the governor plans to introduce the network m the first half of his administration The announcement includes good news for technophobes Residents who don't own a computer and don t know a gigabyte from a garden hose could get help from local librarians to tap into the system at libraries many of which already give users access to book tracking computers The network which remains theo retical so far would make use of an extensive network of fiberoptic cable that the Department of General Ser vices installed throughout the The Capital as an energy management system for state agencies several ago Mr Riddick said He said it wasn't clear whether the state would also have to seek a corpor ate telecommunications partner for the system Despite the ambitious officials in Annapolis are moving with caution The city has allocated a modest in next year's budget for the project and plans to put a half time staffer to work on it Annapolis was chosen as the test site for the Maryland project because it brings together universities and local state and federal governments said Michael Langrehr chief of information technology at the state Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning The proposed citv budget for 1996 ON Page _   

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