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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Hostage crisis in Bosnia drags on A2 SUPER SAINT Capital's player of the year is St. Mary's Dgn Collins B2 Calvert. City planning to create park Bl Petition for authority started HDWELL MICROFILMS FfJ LDX 155S LAUFEL MD iG707 TOMORROW CLOUDY DETAILS. PAGE All JUNE MD 35C Whitbread shouldn't be in bay By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer The self styled Super Bowl of sailing the Whitbread Round the World pace should stay away from the Chesapeake renowned sailor Den- nis Conner said during a visit to Annapolis yesterday more of a and the sailors have to pay the Mr Conner said of the plan to run the racers up tfie bay A four-time America's Cup Mr Conner lost sailing's biggest prize to New Zealand last month He also competed last year in the Whitbread sailing the Whitbread 60 Winston For the first the Whitbread race will end a leg at Baltimore and begin a new one in Annapolis in 1998 Mr Conner said he would like to do the -race but is unsure how many competi- tors it will attract The Chesapeake was chosen only because it brings boats and their spon sors to the high powered Washington metro he said The shallow waters and shifty winds will be treach erous for boats that require about 14 feet of depth 'Who wants to lose whole Whit bread in the Chesapeake7' he said Race organizers have said they- stayed away from the bay In the past because of shallow water and light winds Rules changes taking the em phasis off of overall time around the world made the stop more palatable for racers and officials race CEO Ian Bailey Willmot said Mr Bailey Willmot also said boats designed to handle both quiet and boisterous weather and shallow and deep portions of the trek around the world should have little problem dealing with the Chesapeake Business owners and public officials in both Annapolis and Baltimore hailed the decision to bring the race to the bay as a potentially lucrative one The race scheduled to start its leg out of the bay on the dav of the annual Ba.v Bridge walk could attract thousands of tourists and bring national attention RJ the cigarette maker who sponsored Winston will not be back to bankroll Mr Conner this time around Mr Conner said Mr Conner appeared at Nordstrom in Annapolis Mall on behalf of sponsor Sperrv Top Siders to sign autographs for fans Asked fans he refused whether he would make the trek to New Zealand five years from now to reclaim the America s Cup That s a long way Do vou know what you re going to be doing in five years0 he said Mr Conner said he would focus instead on his upcoming attempt at gold in the Olympics aboard Solings WEST RIVER'S 'LOVE BOAT' By Bob Gilbert The Capital Ruth and Lanny Ray tie their gondola at a Deale marina shortly after Its launch. The four-passenger craft will be based In Galesville for twINgM-crulses-Mr. Rayr trained-aa a -shows the roomy canopy ot the nearly 38-foot gondola he built at his Deale home. Romantic Ice buckets for a corkscrew and Grey Poupon mustard are supplied. A touch of Venice Gondola ready to provide some magic moments By MICHAEL CODY Sonth County Staff Writer The neighbors didn't know what to think when William Ray III of Deale began building a 40 foot gondola possibly the first in Maryland and the largest in the United States three years ago thought I was building Viking the said Mr a 46-year-old maintenance supervisor for Montgomery County schools just couldn't figure it out They thought I had lost my mind for sure N But with help from his Ruth and son Lanny IV Mr Ray persevered He launched Magic Moment last week wi Deale and has scheduled its first pleasure cruise in Galesville Two couples will climb under the gondola's canopy and into a pair of paisley upholstered love seats Then at an hour they 11 motor slowlv along the West River The boat equipped with a 2 cylinder horsepower motor has an estimated top speed of about 8 mph But Mr Ray the gondolier won't be asking the most of it 111 just be putting along at a couple miles an hour From the gondola passengers will be able to admire the boats kept in nearby marinas and homes on the 'They keep their hands inside the but they don't have to keep their hands to Lanny gondolier Chalk Point and Shady Side peninsulas The can listen to a cassette from Mr Ray s collection Night Songs including' 0 Solo Mio The Best from Italy and 'Songs that sav 1 Love You plus Patsy Cline and The Eagles A small counter in the cabin is equipped with a corkscrew ice buckets to chill wine and a jar of Grey Poupon mustard of course A vase of synthetic roses is mounted on the foredeck and the canopv is lined in lights for a romantic effect after dark Mrs Ray is sewing curtains now And Mr Rav who will steer the gondola from the rear promises not to peek at passengers They keep their hand inside the boat but thev don t have to keep their hands to themselves he said Most trips will be arranged by Mrs Ray through one of two Galesville restaurants Karen Top Sifle reportedly is a particular fan of the twilight cruise concept my Mr Ray said just about snapped Passengers will be but not to order picnic baskets from the restaurants They can board from Galesville's public dock Planned hours are 6 p m to 9 p m on weekdays 6pm to 10 p m on Fridays and noon to 10 p m on the weekend But Mr Ray who operated the charter fishing boat Ruth Ellen for years isnt afraid of long hours He rose cheerfully at 4 a m to organize bait and fishing poles during his days as a charter boat captain It snot reallvajob Mr Ray said of h is second vocation You meet a lot of people and they re alwavs in a good mood Mrs Ray and son Lanny IV often acted as creiMbr the fishing expeditions It gave us a chance to work and enjoy the bay We here in Maryland are very fortunate to have that body of water out front Decreased yield and increased red tape for customers convinced him GONDOLA. Page Boat tour links bay education By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer A new boat nde offered this sum gives a quick lesson in saving the Chesapeake Bay while showing off local landmarks Park officials interested m combin ing the attractions of the 800-acre park and North America's largest estuary worked with an Annapolis company to arrange weekend boat tours at Sandy Point are a lot of people who want access to the said Lynne Sandy Point Park's staff natur- alist are kids who bve in AfiHapoTtrQiaT naTB TleteT SBWl Hiy The boat offered through the Annapolis Gardening School and Chesapeake Marine Tours will add an environ- mentally friendly flavor to the list of area tourist attractions Participants ride beneath the 4-mile-tong Bay Bridge and past the 112-yeaf-oM Sandy Point Lighthouse as a guide gives the history of the landmarks and lessons in consem- By Bob The Capital The educational tour the waters of Back Creek recently wttti a load of from Rockvflle. A private company It sending the boat out from Sandy Point State Park every weekend on pubflc toon showing Chesapeake Bay landmarks and describing conservation efforts. tron The tour will give some of the park's visitors each weekend a chance to learn more about it she said Many park visitors live in Wash D or Baltimore and rarely have the chance to get on the Ms Pine said Annapolis Gardening School founded in 1993 to offer tours of downtown gardens began weekend public boat tours from City Dock last e-gnrdomng school atoo takes- school children and other groups on and provides gardening workshops at local schools The tours leave the marina on the hour between 11 am and 4 pm Saturday and Sunday Tours from City which ajso have an ecological will run Saturdays and Sundays at 10 30 a m and 1130 said Debbie presi- dent of the Annapolis Gardening School Kate .Naughten. a spokesman for the Chesapeake Bay wel corned news of the boat tours from Sandy Point 'That sounds like a real first of a kind thing.' she said more people that can be exposed to the bay and the value of the the better off we'll be m the long run The bay program is a multi- governmental program leading the bay restoration project Odenton teen shot at party ByTHERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer A teenage party ended m death late Saturday when an Odenton girl was shot in the head with a 38 caliber snub- nosed revolver brought by a guest who apparently wanted to show it off county police said Nicole Bastan Siar of Williamsbnrg Lane was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital at 1015 am yester day___ Officer Randy county police spokesman said investigators will know more after an autopsy is com pleted by the state Medical Examiner's Office s unclear how the gun was dis charged he said The shooting occurred at about 11 25 pm in an apartment complex in the 7700 block-ofOakwood Road in Glen Burnie The bullet that hit the girl was the only one fired and investigators aren t sui e who pulled the trigger The revolver was brought to 4he by a 15 year old Glen Burnie boy Officer Bell said The gun originally wasn't but the boy bullets with him don't knowwhy brought the apparently just to show it he said The girl was found in a back bed- room of a unit in the Oak Ridge Manor Apartments juveniles attended the party and were supervised by two adults who lease the police said At Nicole and two one of whom brought the gmvwent to the bedroom The gun was then loaded and the shot was police said The fatal shot entered the lower part of Nicole's head and exited through the Officer Bell said He wasn't sure if the bullet was recovered After the gun was fired the two boys fled the apartment and threw away the remaining bullets and the weapon The bullets were later found by but the gun has yet to turn up Officer Bell said The two boys have been questioned by investigators but no charges have Page Hotel proposed for AAMC site Decision expected in 2 months By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer A new development plan for the Anne Arundel Medical Center s proper ty on Jennifer Road includes a hotel an office park and retail stores Constellation Real Estate a division of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co has proposed a package with those tie ments to the hospital company s board officials from both groups said Neither companv would disclose fur ther details however and the proposal is far from a ce-tamtv Constellation spokesman Larry Lichtenauer said his companv s board has vet to vote on the project Dennis Curl vice president of prop ertv development for Anne Arundel Health Svstem Inc sairl his board was consdermp Constellation s proposal and several others The hospital hopes to make a derision in the next two months he said If so it could settle the fate of the area s most talked about potentiallv lucrative pieces of commercial real The irre site is on the south sirle of Jennifer Road next to Jenniffr Square shopping renter across the road from the hospital s new medical park Srte of proposed office hotel retail development Capnal graphic It is part of a 100 acre parcel AAMC s parent companv bought in 1984 for S3 million now estimated as being worth S250000 an acre an eightfold in rrease in value The reason is its proximity to the successful Annapolis Mall and Route 50 Developers have proposed every thing from restaurant parks to a meet ing facihtv at the site ft a for -a proposed- rpRional conference renter last vear with a site at West Street and Tavlor Avenue That proiect later un raveled when the General Assembly Page A INSIDE A proposed Bay Dale 2 Drive traffic signal has. been given the green light again On May 26 the OouflW Oouncii voted 7-0 to flpocovo 000 'or trade lights at the rntersec tion of Bay Dale and Old Mill Bottom Road AS 24 Arundel Monday s Ohftuanet Class f Posrtivp 1 0 It was a night for firsts 'or Craig Papuetie of tne Oakland Athletics PaqueTte had his firs' grand slam his initial game and a career best seven RBIs last nigrrf B2 CUttsffted 26S-7000 Circulation 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