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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Federal bomb project aided Okla. probe A2 Davidsonville home built with eye for design Dl The peat room overlooks the deck and woods. Same old story as Tigers down j. NC P.QV SUNNY PAGE A9 MURDAY JUNE 17. ANNAPOLIS. MD Grab prices drifting to normal levels By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter v Crafrlqvers' high prices and of a season have hothiiJg to seaTood industry and state offi- cials' Crab prices are dropping to normal levels .and- the season should yield average they said... But state officials said they'll con- tinue watching carefully signs that .Maryland's most valuable fishery might be headed for trouble.. know the crab season got off a little bit but crabs have come on a whole lot said Larry president-of the Maryland Water- The industry and state called the joint news conference at Harris Crab House at Kent Narrows in the hopes of giving a jump-start to crab sluggish since pre-Memorial Day re- Sports of high prices and scarce sup- plies. price for a dozen has dropped four or five dollars in the past said J.C. a Dorchester County .Consumer pessimism coupled with a rainy weekend meant lot of dealers were stuck with high-priced he said. State and officials also unveiled marketing strategies in- tended to shore up the market for Maryland crabs as international proc- essors increasingly send crab meat into the. market. The measures include a uniform label for'caris of Maryland crab meat with the state flag and name ad campaigns and beefed up participation in voluntary quality control and crab meat grading grams. R. Peter director of the state Department of Natural Re- sources' Tidal Fisheries said .monthly surveys indicate the 1995 crab harvest will-be on which is almost 40 million pounds for the last seven years. Crabbers had a better April than .Chesapeake Bay i blue crabs are Nke these pulled from the water off Matapeake State Park yesterday. crab processors and state natural resources officials say the crab harvest has picked up In time for _. Waterman John Helm of empties a crabpot aboard Great Lady. Photos by Mark M. Odell The Capital landing he said. Peat months for crab catches are typically August and September. Of particular are increased female crab catches especially in September and October and a decline in the number of female adult crabs found during ah- Mr. Jensen said. there is a need to we believe it's going to be in this area to somehow cap the harvest of female he said. The department has no specific proposals yet and will likely examine the upcoming winter survey results before making he said. DNR is holding public meetings to give updates on the health of the crab population. In a meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 27 at thd Maryland Depart- Page Crab prices moderating Crab prices are dropping to industry officials call for mid-June. Calls to' several crab vendors found prices for a dbzei large crabs ranging from to at restaurants and from to at retail outlets Restaurants Cantter's Riverside Inn Annapolis Joe's Seafood SevemaPark Kaufmann's Tavern Gambrills Kentmorr Restaurant Stevensville Mike's Restaurant Crab House Riva Skipper's Pier Retail vendors Annapolis Seafood Market 'Annapolis Rey's Crabs Sevema Park Shoreline Seafood Gambrills Has other Annapolis store used survey. Survey by The Capital. June 1995 Capital graphic Habla Local officers learn to break the language barrier ByJOHNKEILMAN Staff Writer After five days of twisting their tongues around words like sospechoso suspect 26 area police officers this week gained a working fluency in survival Spanish. It was a hard-won fight for Annapolis Detective Brenda Higgs went from making embarrassing mis- takes to being able to conduct a com- prehensive mock interview in a sexual assault case. coming out of her final test. amazed at how much I There were gaffes aplenty. Officers from five area departments converged on Annapolis police headquarters to learn key phrases and cultural traditions that could help them on the street. But they withstood the chuckles and came away with the ability to help crime make interview prisoners and talk to witnesses. get. a .couple words you'll have more than what you started said Anne Anmdel Po- lice Officer Hugo a Spanish speaker who acted as an assistant instructor. Before the class only two of the city Police Department's 120 offi- cers could communicate in Spanish. White the area's Hispanic commun- ity is still than 2 percent of the city and county's ac- cording to census data it is growing. is a dire need for i in this UNDER ARREST Local police officers learned survival Spanish in a seminar this including this three-step method to making an en la cabezal Separe los Put your hands on your head and separate your feet. ''De rodillasl Cruce los Get on your knees and cross your feet. brazos afueral truce los race spread your arms and cross your feet. By George N. Lundskow The Capital Cpl. Karen Powell of the Amapofls Depmtiiieiil to arrest ArumM Officer Hugo Cardenas after Instructing him hi Spanish to get out of his car. Detective Marilyn Brown covers the scene from behind. Officers from the city and county departments and three others departments ended a week of Spanish lessons at Annapolis police headquarters yesterday. Sgt. Robert E. Beans Jr. said. Some said Hispanics also would gain from trained police. half the don't realize they're having said Officer O'Brien a county Police De- partment participant He picked up his fluency from college courses and a job in a Mexican restaurant Hispan- ics know it They know it Interpreters across the region are at a premium. County Officer Steve Riv- era said he often is called one end of the county to the other to handle minor incidents. When he was a policeman in Howard he peopte sat in their cars for 2S minutes because the officer who pulled them over didn't know how to ask for their licenses. Detective Higgs said there are other problems with translators. They're not particularly easy to find at 3 and sometimes cultural gulfs are too wide. An ekterly translator once sat to on her interrogation of a man accused of molesting his 10-yearold step- she said. time the guy would say the eyes would get really she said. Instructor Jose Alentado came from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in to conduct the 40-hour course. Part of the time was spent learning cultural differences. Mr. said men often dominate Hispanic so a woman is not necessarily being cagey if she tells an officer she must speak to her husband before talking to police. By the course's officers could make an arrest with three relatively simple commands. learned more here in three hours than I in two years of high said Corrections Officer Kenneth Por- who works at the county detention center. 35C 5 charged in rock Sixth arrest expected in Route 50 incidents ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer State police charged five Annapolis- area youths yesterday with throwing rocks at trucks Route after a dogged investigation that one'-trooper shrugged off as cornmunity- Three incidents were reported Mon- day and Tuesday after softball- sized rocks were thrown at tractor- trailers from the Oceanic Drive over- pass of Route SO near the Bay Bridge. Cpl. J.C. Collins of the Annapolis barrack patrolled the dozens of houses and stopping a dozen in an effort to find wit- nesses. just got out of the car and talked with the hev said'with a shrug last night. community doesn't want this that's Charged with reckless endanger- ment and malicious- destruction of property Jay of the 2000 block of Allen Annapolis. George C. of the 4500 block of Log Inn Road near Sandy Point State Park. A 16-year-old boy. A 15-year-old boy. children said they 'were bored. It was too dark to play J.C. ColtinSj Annapolis tiarrack- An ll-year-old boy. The juveniles were released to the custody of their. for the young-' men hadn't been set late last night. A sixth a young is expected to be arrested today. The case didn't involve the deaths or serious injuries of other recent rock- truck driver suffered minor cuts and scratches from shattered glass duririg a p.m. incident Tuesday. On at p.m. and rocks smashed the windows of separate tractor-trailers heading west- bound on Route 50. Neither driver was injured. Cpl. Collins was assigned the case about 4 p.m. Thursday. Working in plain he immediately began Page Area wins million contract saves IIT Research workers' jobs By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer HT Research Institute's Annapolis-area center yesterday announced it has won a mil- lion Defense Department contract that essentially saves the jobs of the facility's 480 employees. The contract is the basis for the work of all DTRI's local work force. Without the company. would have to scramble for a new contrarct or lay off much of the Group Vice President Edward R. Jackson said. really good news. We're all involving electromagnetic interfer- ence and spectrum management for communications systems and other defense electronics. It also assists the agencies in pur- chasing equipment and provides maintenance and support. At any ITTRI is working on about 200 different projects for the various Mr. Jackson said. Most projects are classified. .The award provides some meas- ure of job security for employees. The contract runs through Septem- ber 1998 and the Defense Depart- ment can extend it through 2000. The contract is to support the Defense Department's Joint Spec- trum an umbrella for ser- vices to the military's four the Federal Aviation Ad- ministration and other agencies. The company analyzes problenis 'The company has held the cofl- tract since winning several but last year it went to competitive bidding for the first time since 1990. a Chicago-based company Page INSIDE friends remember John' Schillinger. U Gov. Parris Glcndening ap- points gambling task force. A4 The newspaper also is Aiwxfet Report..... 81 u Calendar............. Movies............ 84 Classified......C6. D7 Obituaries........... A9 Comics................ 68 Police Seat.......... W Crossword...........019 Refigon.............. B8 Spots................Cl-5 on recycled paper recydable. Classified 268-7000 Circulation From Kent 327-1583 All other 268-5000 Editorials. AS Stocks................BJ-4 Hones..............01-6 B5   

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