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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Was Forbes a success for Bl women are rekindling the love of a good cigar Orioles blast Today's on HIS JULY HIDING FROM HEAT The heat set new records yasterday. At p.m. It 98 degrees at BWI tying the old record set In 1988. By It hit The same story was visible In at the Severn Savings Bank sign on West Street .and at the Farmer's Market on Rlva Road where Elizabeth Wlldenon of Tracy's Landing tried to hide from the heat For see Page Dl. by David f razzo The Capital Illegal crab Can you prove By JOHN KEILMAN Kent Island Staff Writer Yesterday a chicken- necker with misdemeanors- on his mind slunk into a Kent Narrows sea- food dealership. He had a bushel of hard-caught Chester River blue worth this season It was against the law for him to sell but he'd hea.d packing houses would snap them up with no questions asked. He checked for then ap- proached a fellow by the door. he his shifty eyes hidden by sunglasses. iftterested in a basket of good-sized The fellow looked him over got a He faked surprise mean I got to have a you ain't got a commercial water- man's- license F can't buy crabs from The man glared ami walked away. The would-be crook was left with a full basket and an empty theory. Crustacean crime didn't pay. Everyone is certain it but few can prove it Recreational crabbers are barred by state law from selling what they catch Yet watermen and seafood dealers said goes on all the time. Page Just another day in life Teen-ager fights now mom has cancer too By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Gerry Strumpf had helped her daughter get through intense chemotherapy for leukemia when her own radiologist delivered bad She had breast cancer. have got to be Ms. Strumpf thought with exasperation. A year mother and 15-year-old daughter Katie are in the kitchen of their Keyes Farm trying out a cappuccino-maker Ms. Strumpf received recently for her 44th birthday. use Sweet'n Low. even though it causes Katie says with smirk as her mother searches for the sugar. Both women are tan and healthy-looking The Annapolis woman and her a rising sophomore at Annapolis High School have both approached cancer as just another part of their lives and one they shouldn't waste too milch time worrying about while they're feelingfine. They take the life-threatening disease seriously and are comfortable talking with others about their But neither chooses to go to cancer survivors' functions that promise to focus on the down sides of the fttiwmr white-water I'd probably said Ms. Strumpf. her hair newly growing back from chemotherapy. you want to stick me in a room to sit around and have me talk about I'm not going to Ms. Strumpf had a mastectomy in 1994. then chemotherapy with the new tumor-fighter. Taxol. after doctors found cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. She continues to another drug. you have to deal with Katie said BATTLE. Page By J Henson The Capital Gerry Strumpf helped her 15-year-old daughter Katie In her battle over only to discover that she has breast cancer. The Annapolis woman and her a rising sophomore at Annapolis High have both approached cancer as just another part of their lives. assaults by kids soar Rise in alcohol abuse by students also reported By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Physical assaults on teachers and 'administrators Jutting and the school year that ended last according to a school board report on school violence. Soaring attacks on authority figures were accompanied by a rise in drug and alcohol abuse by and come as fighting among students them- selves is the report showed. The figures confirmed teachers'. re- peated concerns that violent students -are-a-major problem. feel very said Pat a teacneir at theLearnfiig a school for disruptive students. have never been afraid to be at work until-this year. I hear this a It's pretty frightening to be a Teashers and other school officials have never been afraid to be at work until t h i s y e ar.'' Pat Learning Center school violence and drug and alcohol use on society in general and the mass media. But Huntley J. special assis- tant for student said-vio- lence against school staff can be linked to a breakdown in students' respect for fabric -is almost he said. want to da then' own thing. They don't want to be told what to Page Charts detail county schools' disruptive Incidents. Property-tax assessments begin to drop ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer Property-tax assessments are begin- ning to ebb after the booming 1980s raised taxes as regularly as the tide and prompted a revolt to limit the size of county government As revamped tax bills began arriving in mailboxes last properties on the Broadneck Peninsula assessed this year dropped in value a total of percent This affecting about one- third of the properties was based mostly on the falling value of commercial helped holrl the total value of all 170.061 properties countywide nearly steady at a 1.8 percent growth rate. total Area of county reassessed this year arc a of S10.8 billion After several tvpes of tax breaks arp 40 perrf-m of thai value is taxed With smaller tax increases. f'om plaints about the bills have sloped to n trickle Appeals have dropped percent from a year ago. officials said have been few and far said William H Hagedorn. county revenue administra- Capital graphic The redesign-ed tax forms belter describe the sting of the bill and who's charging for Also a new return addrtss b-ip the c-ountv the money .-am an extra S20.000 in interest. FirMr.re Officer .John R Hammond said 'What we've tried fn do is present the information in a way that's under TAXES. Page LOW HAZY Partial sunshine today and tomorrow. D2 Skins camp There's an eerie feeling of deja vu at Redskin Park. Less than a week before the start of training the top pick is the roster is bulging wfth newly signed free and the pressure is on to turn things around. Cl NATION WORLD With Cold War ties suffer. A2 U.N. stands by as Serbs target Zepa. A2 Disease invades Pa. tovwr A2 SUSAN SMITH This is definitely no A3 THE Cool desserts make for hot competition. Bl Queen Anne'S seeks job growth. Bl COMPUTAUC Helping your computer beat trie heat BS INTM TO Censorship try a mistake BS Reoot 51 48-9 Books f 3 f J ci 16 Ot.tuarics. G5 Dcvff D2 ClasftHted 266-7000 Circulation 268-4800   

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