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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Junior League's 11 THEY'RE BACK HQWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 A complete preview of the '95 baseball season Cl-2 O'sface Royals In away opener. Unabomber breaks his silence A2 TOMORROW SUNNY DETAILS PAGE A13 WEDNESDAY APRIL MD 35C Hoping to erase the stain Sons of admiral who took blame for Pearl Harbor want redemption By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer fter the Japanese fleet sent much of the U.S. Pacific fleet' to the bottom of Pearl Navy brass blamed some say framed base commander Adm. Husband E. stripped him of two stars and sentenced him to live in infamy. In what may be the last salvo in their 50-year-battle to erase the stain on their father's retired Capt. Thomas K. Kimmel of Annapolis and Edward R. Kinunel of will meet Pentagon officials tomorrow to ask that President Clinton absolve their father of the blame for one of America's worst military disasters. The Kimmels will meet in a Senate conference room with Deputy Secretary of Defense John Navy Secretary John H. and Navy general counsel Steven S. Honigman. At the private by Sen. Strom the brothers will present evidence that crucial intelligence and equipment were withheld frpra their father by Washington officials. They wont go alone. With them will be three Kimmel three and a half-dozen admirals who have joined the fight to clear the late admiral's name. One of the historians is retired By Sob Gilbert The Capital Former Navy Capt Thomas K. Klmnwl stands by a portrait of tils Adm. Husband E. the base commander Married for falling to prevent the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Capt. Kimmel.meets with top military brass tomorrow In an effort to clear his father's name. Capt. Edward L. best known for his novel of submarines Ron His latest A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl was published earlier this year by the Naval Institute. Capt. Beach will conduct a discussion about Adm. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Walter C. the commander at Pearl Harbor's army at p.m. today in Alumni Hall at the Naval Academy. Open to the the discussion is part of the Naval Institute's annual two-day which ends tomorrow. Retired Adm. James L Holloway atlrownsyille will also join the Kimmel brothers for their Page City taxes may rise next year Tax maneuvering means more per assessed valpe By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Despite a proposed property tax cut city residents could ac- tually pay more taxes next year Annapolis Mayor Alfred A Hopkins is proposing a 4-cent tax eut m his budget for but County Executive John G Gary Jr. is proposing a 6-cent increase for city residents The tax maneuvering is but the impact-is that-city residents could end up paying 2 cents more per of assessed property value next year City officials objected to the move yesterday when the tax differential rate was announced by county Finance Director John himself a former city alderman think this is disproportionately hitting city City Adminis- trator Michael Malhnoff said The issue is the tax a credit on Anne Arundel County proper- ty taxes that Annapolis residents get Annapolis residents also pay property taxes to the city Mr Gary on Monday will propose lowering the tax credit for city resi- dents by_.3 cents in his 2 million county spending plan The budget will also contain an overall 3-cent tax hitting city residents with a total of 6 cents That would make the tax rate 38 per value property tax rate and give city taxpayers a making their total county tax 29 per value In Mr Hop' kins has proposed setting the city property tax rate at This year city taxpayers got a credit en a tax rate making the total county property tax rate for city residents Neither Mr Malhnoff nor City Coun cil Finance Committee Chairman Carl 0 D-Ward suggested an alternate rate at yesterday's meeting Mr Snowden pushed instead for the county's cooperation in an independent audit of methods the county uses to determine the tax differential The audit was endorsed by the City Council last but the county de- clined to participate Mr Hammond Page robbery sites in are the top 10 robbery locations in J on the number of incidents reported to city July 1989 to March reports Street Street Church Cirde to Lafayette Drive Bay Plaza 5. West Street Admiral Drive to Gibralter House Eastport Eastport f 35 8. Bowman Drive area 9. Newtown Drive area 1 0. Gorman anafrencis Source Annapolis Police Department Survey pinpoints city's crime areas C40W graphic By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY and JEFF NELSON Staff Writers The most dangerous neighborhoods in Annapolis for street robbery are Clay Street and inner West according to a new survey by the city Police The findings seem to provide statisti- cal support for fears expressed by pizza delivery companies that are reluctant to venture into communi- ties. But city activists said this morning that conclusions cannot be drawn from the study because the statistics are skewed by the high number of drug- related robberies The conducted by police Sgt Zora found that in the past five years twice as many robberies oc- curred in Clay Street and the first two blocks of West Street than anywhere else an Annapolis Her analysis showed that during an 18-month period ending in about one-third of the estimated 300 robberies that occurred citywide took place in public housing communities The study was requested by Neil chairman of the city Human Relations Commission The commission has been examining the question of whether food delivery companies are practicing discrimina- tion when they exclude certain neigh- borhoods from their delivery areas The commission plans to vote on its recommendations to the council at a meeting Monday A petition signed by some 300 resi- dents has asked the City Council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit restaurants from avoiding certain neighborhoods. Mr Burke said the study's results lend credibility to the pizza companies' concerns about the safety of their drivers it's going to be a little disappointing for the group that filed the he said But Robert a peace activist living in the Clay Street area who sparked the petition said the robbery statistics are misleading of these people getting robbed are down here doing what they shouldn't be doing he said Alderman Carl 0 D-Ward pointing out that there were no figures showing the number of delivery robberies citywide Page More more charges in bombing INSIDE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY At 9'02 a m. the city stood still Exactly a week after the crtastrophic truck-bomb Gov Frank Keating blew a then briefly joined hands with his wife at the ruined federal building The droning beep of cranes remov- ing rubble ceased At least one police officer removed his glasses and wiped a a worker made the sign of the cross Drivers pulled off the highways throughout the city of residents Conversations ended in mid sentence at the church where families were getting the news that their loved ones had died But Air Force per- sonnel continued to load supplies into trucks and hauling them toward the bomb site Mr Keating had asked for the mo- ment of silence to mark the time seismologists say the bomb now estimated to have weighed pounds destroyed the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building a week ago today The bomb's toll climbed to 98 and investigators pressed a search for their most wanted suspect Brothers James and Terry previously held as were chai the Michigan iy as conspirators with Timothy McVeigh m ion of explosive devices in Mr. remained the only person ar- rested in the ac- tual bombing. He is not charged in the Michigan and the Nichols brothers are not charged in the Oklahoma bomb- JOHNDOE2- mg. A law enforcement source in Wash- speaking on condition of ano- said traces of nitrates and high explosive were detected in the car Mr McVeigh was driving when stopped for a traffic infraction hours after the blast The FBI continued searching for a second identified only as Doe and released a second sketch of him yesterday But The Daily Oklahoman reported today that agents also were pursuing a theory that he died in the blast Page Student charged with making Old Mill bomb threat. Dl ARUNDEL County Executive John G. Gary Jr. last night went public with his plan to hike the property tax rate by 3 saying it is necessary to hedge against tough fiscal times to come. Dl WEST Anne Arundel and Howard counties signed an agreement yesterday to run Tipton Army Airfield as an airport for small private planes BIO -KENT It's and it's soupy and it hangs over Queen Anne's County like a hat. And a large enough dosage will keep the kids home from school BS 4 60 pafM Arundel Report Ask a Vet Calendar Capital Camera Chef s Choice 01 AID A10 014 Bl-4 Classified C7 02 Comics Crossword Death Notices Dog s World Editorials C6 09 014 All A14 Entertainment Kent Island Lottery Movies Names in News Obituaries Police Beat Sports Television Tides West County B12 B8 A4 B12 A6 A13 A12 C15 B13 A13 810 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified 268-7000 Circulation. 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 Academic All-Stars shine Capital-Gazette awards in scholarships ByRJARYP.FELTER Community News Editor Raju Shah has a formidable task ahead he plans to pay for his education at Yale University. So he's very thankful for the he was awarded last night at the Capital-Gazette Newspapers Academic All-Stars is a pretty expensive said the Meade High School senior from Hanover. heart is beating very loud I'm really is just said Manu his father very proud of him He got into the honors programs at University of Maryland College Park and too But we told him money should not keep him from going where he wants to go We'll find another part-time The second-place award of ByMwfcM The Capital Eleanor aMOdito pubHther of CapttaMtaette presents Academic-All Star awards to tint-place winner Raju second from a Meade High School senior from Lindsay Campbell of the second-place finisher and a Key School and third-place winner Bradley Draw of a Severn School senior. went to Lindsay Campbell of a Key School senior who will major in sociology at Stanford University overwhelmed how incredible the students were in this Miss Campbell said really good to have students who are doing positive things m the Brad a Severn School senior from took third place and a scholarship He said he knew he was one of the top finalists when he was called back Page   

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