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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Polio pioneer Jonas Salk dies YARD WORK The 'funky gardens' sold this Bay Ridge home Dl County sends four to football classic Cl TODAY DETAILS PAGE A9 SATURDAY JUNE ANNAPOLIS. MD 35C Naval Warfare Center sunl By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer A military advisory panel voted 7-1 to close the Naval Surface Warfare Center outside Annapolis threatening the jobs of about 130 work- ers and sending 310 more to Philadel- phia and Bethesda. If the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission's recommen- dations are approved by President Clinton and the 93-year-old machinery research center will close by center spokesman Jim Scott 130 jobs on the 310 may be moved said. Workers who left the center yester- day afternoon under dark skies and drizzling ram expressed disbe- resignation. Some said they had expected the white others re- mained optimistic right up to the p.m. vote. Almost all called the commit- tee's decision wrong. doesn't make any sense. It didn't make any sense two years ago. The Navy wilt lose capacity. They'll lose talent. That's the most said Mitch an electrical engi- neer. The Annapolis resident said his job would move to but he wasn't sure whether he'd move with it Mike Miller of an acoustic lab put it another way. he said The closing might also force the relocation of the military's Joint Spec- trum an electronic transmis- sion monitoring facility that shares space at Annapolis Naval said Cmdr. Roger officer in charge of the Surface Warfare Center. The radio facility employs 48 civilian and military personnel The commission also voted 6-2'to shrink Kimbrough Army Community Hospital at Ft. George G. Meade from a 32-bed hospital to an outpatient eliminating several dozen jobs this goes I think the key thing is that the community works with the Army to make sure this clinic provides the maximum of care to thdse who need said retired Col. Kent D. Menser. former garrison commander at Fort Meade and a member of the group that lobbied to keep the hospital open Yesterday's came as the com- mission reached the halfway point in its consideration of 177 military facili- ties across the countrv The commis- sion's list goes to the president on July 1 Mr Clinton can reject the list and return it to the commission for es. But in each of the past three closure Page Family searches for help Funeral expenses prove too much By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer To Jeffrey Blunt of a bicycle was his car. He put bikes fixed them when they broke and rode them miles to Edge- water and back lOn riding back to Frank- lin Manor Road from a friend's house just around the Mr Blunt. was struck by one passing car and run over by another He died at the scene leaving his 59-year-old moth- er Rosalie Blunt and five adult sisters with funeral expenses they haven't the resources to pay Relatives raised to pay a grave in anticipation of services this morning at Hope-St. Mark Uni- ted Methodist Church on Muddy Creek Road But until the county's Department Social Services provided yes- terday they couldn't begin to pay a mortuary bill William Reese Sons of Annapolis has agreed to provide burial a casket and with a grace period on payment Now Deborah Blunt 35. and her sisters are posting fliers around Churchton and Shady asking residents to chip in the rest. liked helping cutting grass and painting. He'd do almost anything they asked him to Mrs. Blunt said. But he wouldn't stop riding his even at her request didn't pay no attention to Mrs. Blunt with tears welling up in her eyes. wasn't Jeffrey if he couldn't keep a bicycle on the Mrs. Taylor said. Until his grandfather William Ttockdl died Ih yean Mr. Blunt frequently pedaled to Edgewater to By George N. Lundikow The Capital Deborah her Bertina Blunt and Taylor's ton Derelle pott a filer In tht Ctean Scene laundry In Churchton yeeterday. The woman's Jeffrey was klHad Monday whan ha was struck by two cars whlta riding a bike. Tha family Is hoping tha community wM coma to their aid to cover funeral costs. liked helping cutting grass and painting. He'd do almost anything they asked him to Rosalie Jeffrey's mother see him. He will be buried near his grandfather and his William at Hope. The 1985 Central Special School graduate also considered custodians John Dennis and Sarah Jones close friends. Mr. Blunt visited his sister Bertina and her friend Roger Brown on Brown's Way in Churchton on the night he and left around 10 p.m. told him I was going to take him as soon as I finished Mr. said. But he left the room to put some dishes and his guest was gone when he returned. Mr. Blunt borrowed a blue Schwinn bicycle and accord- ing to some accounts tied a flash- light to its handlebars. Officer Robert J. Squire of the Police Department's Traffic Safety said later that the bike was not equipped with lights or reflectors. Mr. Blunt was killed at p.m. on Deale-Churchton after swerving into a motorist's path. Officer Squire concluded that un- safe operation of the bicycle caused the and that the drivers in- volved were sober and obeying the speed limit. His Mrs. saw him riding that night on Columbia Beach That was nothing out of the she didn't flag him down. always think nothing's going to she said. Calvin Johnson thought back to his recent move to Laurel with Mr. Blunt's sister Barbara. Only Mr. Blunt was on hand to carry furniture up three flights of stairs. it hadn't been for I'd never have gotten in Mr Johnson said. But back-breaking work was uncommon when the friends got to- gether. They often congregated on Mrs. Blunt's stoop after a Redskins' game to drinking our beer talking and laughing and showing until long after mid- night. The next Mr. Blunt might be found in front of a television tuned into westerns or pro wrestling as long as that programming lasted. His favorites were John and an assortment of charac- ters in the World Wrestling Federa- tion. Mr. Blunt's older died in 1987 at the age of 32. Now only their sisters are left. last Bertina Blunt said tucking a photo of Jef- frey into her For information on helping the call Velma Crowner at 867-4655. Watermen feel recreational crabbers' pinch ByJOHNKEILMAN Staff Writer The two dozen watermen were quiet as a dock bar at sunrise. They sat with arms crossed and chins cupped while state scientists threw out statistics about the condition of the blue crab in the Chesapeake Then biologist Harley Spier got their attention. He said recreational fishers har- vested 11 million to 40 million pounds df crabs last year nearly as if the high end is as watermen did. million. I believe 40 than the commercial Once the black hats were doled out in Maryland's ancient Unlicensed the watermen are really pros in amateurs' speedboats. The state Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing Thurs- day night at the Centreville library in Queen Anne's County to discuss the crab climate. The agency is considering new re- strictions to avoid what their experts say could be a frightening future More people are dropping their pots and lines while the crab population especially females appears to be declining. DNR scientists said they wanted suggestions from the watermen who came to the the first of a series of meetings that will be held around the state. They got them see five or six sports out there taking in bushels of said George who runs his boat out of the Kent Narrows go to shore and sell maybe to the same man I even though the license says they can't Or maybe they go into the city where they work and sell them there they eat 8 bushels of crabs or can they eat I9 Damn few families I know can eat 8 bushels Many said commercial crabbers play by the' spending S150 for an annual licenSe and logging their catches. But self-proclaimed sportsmen land just as much without paying a they said. They also charged that there is little keeping recreational crabbers from ex- ceeding their 1 bushel per person daily limit or illegally selling their hauls need to put more of those Resources out there in whalers on Saturdays and said Don a crabber from Rock Hall 'em. 'Write them A DNR-sponsored bill requiring li- censes for some recreational crabbers died in a General Assembly committee in April The scientists said Thursday they needed more solid estimates on the amateur harvest much better than a 29 million pound variance before they could try again. The federal government has money ready to conduct a more precise sur- vey It should begin next ac- cording to M. Elizabeth Gillelan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad- ministration. Watermen again put some of the blame for the declining harvest on the protected striped which .they say gobble up millions of young crabs But Mr. Spier countered that studies showed no correlation between the populations. Mr. Pierce said the striped bass could be the hero of the crab crisis. He said he would gladlv give up crusta- ceans if the fishing seasons were lengthened. would much rather be running hook and line parties than working 16 hours a'day catching crabs.' he said A second public meeting is sched- uled in Annapolis on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agri- culture at 50 Harry S. Truman Park- way INSIDE ______________-Ti Crime on the rise with the temperature. U Federal .panel recommends blood recall. M Arundel Report.... Bl Lottery............. A4 Calendar............. W Movies............... B4 Classified..... C6. D7 Obituaries......... A9 Comics........... B6 Police Beat..........AID Crossword...........D17 Rellgwn Death Notices.... D17 Sports...........Cl-5 Editonafs.......... A9 Stocks................B2-4 Homes ......Dl-6 Television...... B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................269-4800 From Kent 327-1883 All other departments..268-5000 On the trail of a killer Arnold man testifies on bloody footprints in Simpson trial atCU tMMeiaBi I rot fvfvnww vxpw WBMHI OIM of MHip0on wMw ttnMS If uhoto tt witn a BnMO pJMigfl By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Bloody footprints at L.A.'s most famous double murder scene led an Arnold resident on an international hunt for honeycomb-soled shoes. One of the nation's foremost spe- cialists on shoe and tire FBI forensics expert William J. Bodziak helped investigators build a case against O.J. Simpson by Identifying the yet unfamiliar foot- prints found at thrscene. This as friends and family watched on Mr. Bodziak took the witness stand in Judge Lance Ito's Los Angeles courtroom and testi- fied that a single possibly Mr. made the prints. At home his first day off since June Mr. Bodziak described the weeks of work that preceded his appearance in the most celebrated trial in history. Mr. Bodziak first flew to L.A. last August to examine the scene at 875 South where Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found dead in Jurte 1904. Shoe prints with a distinctive tread found around the house had stumped It took Mr. Bodziak nine days to ID the shoes. When a search of the FBI's computer which hold mostly athletic shoe proved letters to foreign police for- ces and shoe companies turned up a Italian-made Bruno Ma- size 12. Mr. Simpson's size. Mr. Bodziak returned to L.A. in November and February to determine how many individuals had made the prints a complicated a lot of things to do. Something you just can't do in one he said. Mr. Bodziak flew back to L.A. last weekend to review his con- clusions with prosecutor Hank Gold- berg. Before he Mr. Bodziak had a few minutes to look around the famous courtroom Every free space is crammed with video monitors and other electronic and wires flow beneath the tables and he said. is a lot smaller than It appears on said Mr. Bodziak. most you almost have to turn sideways Pejt   

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