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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Some hot winning recipes Bl WEDNESDAY Council claws over cost of cat licensing ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer The fur flew yesterday at a County Council hearing about the cost of licensing cats. Councilman William C. Mulford argued that the earmarked for the new licensing program could be spent instead on two police officers or two teachers. But failing to hire' and equip another Animal Control enforcement officer for cats would be a' for the overworked county officials said. The debate demonstrated the difference a political year makes. Mr. Mulford won election in November to a council seat formerly held by Maureen T. who drafted the cat licensing bill. With five new faces among its seven the council is weighing .the fate of the which was approved narrowly in as part of County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s million budget. Under the cats must be licensed for the same fee as dogs. An estimated cats are expected to be registered. If a stray animal that isn't neutered or spayed is picked the owner must pay to retrieve it. All animals must have rabies shots to be licensed. Personnel costs to hire a 10th enforcement officer will add to the agency's million budget. Another is needed for postage to renew cat plus for a new vehicle for the officer. license Mr. Mulford asked incredulously. A citation for failing to obey the law could result in a fine in District Court. Mr. a former said hidden costs included pursuing disobedient pet owners incourt. Council Chairman Diane R. accused officials of the for the salary. But Victor deputy director of Planning and Code and budget analyst Ray Elwell said total personnel including for the job paying about a year were accurate. scratching and clawing for said Mr. whose department oversees the Animal Control Office. The new staffer will help the office respond to hundreds of complaints about stray cats that are now he said. About cats are caught each year with traps the office loans to said Tahira animal control administrator. But another calls about stray cats now go unanswered she said. Mrs. 'Evans criticized the agency's plan to hire an enforcement officer without clerical help to register more cats. sounds to me like you're doing it she said. doomed to Mr. Sulin conceded it was a chicken-and-egg problem whether to focus on registration or enforcement first. He proposed an additional clerical but Mr. Gary refused. another staffer is needed to handle the calls and visitors the office receives each Mr. Sulin said. add this workload without staff is a he said. A public hearing on the general county budget is slated for tonight at the Arundel 44 Calvert Annapolis. A council vote on the spending plan is scheduled for May 26.____________________________________ Council ribs Gary for fowl play. Dl LATE Loss Homer in the 9th lifts Red Sox over O's Cl On Orioles at p.m. onHTS. Second man charged in bombing A2 TOMORROW CLEARING DETAILS. PAGE A15 MAY MD JOIN THE SEAFARERS By Mark M. Odell The Capital When the Naval Academy opens new million visitor center to the public one sure draw will be the gift stuffed full of Navy-embossed trinkets and clothing. The academy predicts annual gross sales of up to minion at the shop. New visitor center Navy's welcome mat _ By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer In thendw Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at the Naval the message is as clear as yacht flags snapping from a Join The Seafarers. After the million facility is designed mainly to convince the teen-agers among the 1.5 million people who visit the academy each year to come back as midshipmen. want to attract the brightest and most and this is the way to convince Naval Academy Alumni Association spokesman Mark Belton said. The association will operate tha center. The center will also be a bridge between the military and the civilians who pay for the academy. have an inherent responsibility to the taxpayer to show what life like and we wanted to show what makes this institution academy spokesman Capt. Tom Jurkowsky said. When it opens to the public the two-story center will offer a powerful dose of naval tradition and academy pride through museum-quality exhibits and a stirring 12-minute film about life as a midshipman. Page Bereano's law license in jeo By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Bruce C. an Annapolis lawyer brought to a low point in his lobbying practice by a federal mail fraud must now battle to keep his law license. The state Attorney Grievance Com- mission on Friday petitioned the state's highest court to suspend his license to practice. Yesterday Bereano promised to file a response with the Court of Appeals by a June 2 deadline. The mail fraud charges did not involve his law practice. he his license shouldn't be sus- pended. conviction had nothing1 to do with any legal Bereano said. were legislative Melvin bar counsel for the grievance said the commission asked that Bereano's li- cense be suspended while his appeal of the federal conviction is pending. The said Mr. is automatic in any case where a lawyer is convicted of a felony charge. is mandated. I have to do it when there are certain types of criminal he said. Bereano said he understands that BRUCE C. BEREANO promising a the process must be followed. a very standard and normal he said. The only case in which a federal felony conviction doesn't result in such a request is when a similar charge in state law is considered only a misde- Page Use of troopers as chauffeurs blasted Some Maryland lawmakers are criti- cizing million in taxpayer funding for troopers who drive state officials to parties and at least one Orioles game. Last state troopers drove dele- gates to a retirement dinner for the former House chauffeured four delegates to the Orioles' opening game and took Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. to campaign The Sun reported today. Critics said the state squanders funds by keeping more than 30 troopers guarding the governor and other state including the lieutenant gov- attorney ate president and House speaker. it amounts to is a chauffeur said House Minority Leader Robert H. a Howard County Republican Using troopers as drivers seem as if it's a wise use of law enforcement personnel in this day and said Republican Richard D. Ben- an unsuccessful candidate for attorney general. Police protection costs nearly million a year for the executive branch and for legislators. Gov. Parris N. Glendening said he cut executive security from 31.troopers to 27 but plans to honor the legisla- ture's independence by not interfering with its security force. trying to be as efficient as Mr. Glendening said. State police spokesman Lt. Gregory M. Shipley said lawmakers need pro- tection in dangerous times. ler Louis L. Goldstein said he receives one or two threats a year. Mr. Curran noted that police dures allowed him to use the trooper during the and said he paid taxes on travel any time his wife was driven anywhere while accompanying him on out-of-state business trips. Neighboring states New New Delaware and Vir- ginia don't provide bodyguards for the Page INSIDE Robinwood frustrations mount in wake of murder ARUNDEL Gov. Parris N. Glendening signed 231 bills into including a measure intended to reduce closing costs for first-time Maryland homebuyers. Dl 4 Arundel Report.... Dl Ask a Vet.......A12 Calendar........... B5 Chef's Choice.....Bl-5 Classified.. D2 Comics........ B12 Crossword..........DID Death Notices D14 Dog's World..... A12 Dr. Gon......... C6 Editorials.. C6 AS B8-9 A4 C6 Entertainment Honor rolls AS Kent Island.... Lottery Movies Obituaries......... A15 Police Beat A15 Sports..........Cl-4 Television C5 Tides A15 West County BIO Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer It shouldn't take the tragic slaying of a 16-year-old boy to bring attention to problems in the Robinwood public housing residents said yes- terday. Residents of the Annapolis commun- ity vented their frustrations about crime at a meeting held to give people a chance to talk about the killing of Dewayne who was gunned down on Tyler Avenue Saturday morn- ing. After the meeting had several residents also claimed that it took too long for police and paramedics to show up after 911 calls were made. has to stop. It has to stop resident Devera Pounds said. Her Tyrone was brutally beaten along Tyler Avenue in November 1991. He died late last and his assailants were never caught. A crisis intervention team of psy- has to stop. It has to stop Devera Robinwood resident chologists and mostly drawn from local came to the meeting to help people cope with the tragedy About 50 residents and officials turned out for the meeting at the community recreation center Parents need to do more to chase the out of the one man said. as parents need to stand he adding that Mr. Durley was shot when he 'Hold the man to get out of the A mother whose son witnessed the slaying of his friend said he's clammed up emotionally since the murder. now my son is not dealing with the death of his she said. The same woman said she walks to the bus every and is worried by young men who sell drugs early in the morning. is my and I don't feel safe walking the streets some- she said. Mr. Durley was shot following an argument with a man in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue at around a m. He was pronounced dead a half-hour later at Anne Arundel Medical Center. City police and firefighters disputed allegations that it took a long time to 'respond to calls for help. Police said the first officer arrived two minutes after the first call was received Fire Depart- ment records show that the first para- medic arrived in just over four min- utes Mr. Durley grew up in the fourth of seven children of Shelia Page By Mark M. Well Capital Crty Officer Kenneth Curter talks to ami children at the Robinwood recreation center yesterday during a meeting held In the wake of the mifrder Saturday of Dewayne a 16-year-old
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