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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Change in store for Circuit Court SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Dl CLUTCH WIN Three 9th-inning runs lift O's over 6-5 Cl On O's vs. WWW 4135p.m. on NTS. Federal workers denied funds for OCTD ARCHIVES 31 d LfiUREl LAUFFL AUGUST Closing time war edges toward climax By JEFF NELSON StaffWriter It took 300 years to three years to establish peace in and three months to reopen war on. It is downtown Annapolis. Some residents say the city is headed inexorably toward becoming a mutant cross between the Georgetown party- land in and the Ocean City boardwalk Some aldermen call that ridiculous and are ready to blast a hole in the wobbly wall standing in the way of a few downtown restaurants' late-night ambitions Proposed bills would grant 2 a.m. licenses downtown The fight is an old over ground bloodied for years. But one side ap- pears to be much stronger this time and will flex its muscle with two new bills in September. no question that this is a major shift in the way we do business said Alderman Carl D-Ward 5 Alderman Ellen 0 D-Ward has proposed legislation that would allow new and old restaurants to get a 2 Remembering the building of the BOMB By Mark M Odell The Capital Samuel P. a retired Naval Academy chemistry was part of the Manhattan the team of soldiers and others who developed the atomic bomb. In he was asked to develop liquid compounds of uranium. His research proved a dead but other teams discovered the Isotope that would be detonated over Hiroshima 50 years Shrouded in locals helped By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Code named the Manhattan the billion quest to build an atomic bomb during World War FI eventually involved tens of thousands of people around the country even a handful who lived in Anne Arundel County or would settle here In fields from chemistry to counter from machinery to print ing they labored under veils of utmost wartime security Few knew where their efforts were leading Many took their secrets to the grave 'None of the individual scientists knew what we were doing You couldn't talk about said Samuel P later would become the Naval Acad emy s first black professor in 1966 The product of their labors exploded 50 ago today destroying the Japanese city of Hiroshima at 8 15 a m on Aug 6 1945 Almost 120000 people died instantly or soon after the blast equivalent to 20 000 tons of TNT Some 30 000 more died of radiation related diseases in the years to come A second bomb leveled Nagasaki on AP file photo Col. Paul W. stands beside the B-29 Superfortress Enola which he piloted on the Aug. flight to drop the Little Boy uranium bomb on Hiroshima. Aug 9 Several days later 44 months after Pearl Harbor Japan capitulated to a surrender unconditional save for the stipulation that Emperor Hirohito hisTfu-one To build the bombs the American government raised secret cities among them the research laboratory at Los Alamos M and the uranium processing plant at Oak ftidge Tenn but research and support work went on across the continent A bright young chemistry graduate student at Iowa State University in Page a m closing tune from the city just by asking. A similar introduced at the same time by Mr. would only allow two existing restaurants that close at midnight to remain open until 2 am. It has five including Mayor Alfred A It is a majority that ensures its passage un- less there is a vote switch. Only last all five of those aldermen voted for a law that stopped all new 2 a.m licenses The they is war-weariness. don't think people in this town will tolerate there always being an uproar and I don't think everyone will go out and become a 2 a m. Ms. Moyer said The squabbles have been marked with classic neighbor-on-neighbor an- ger complete with both sides sneaking up and videotaping each other's mis- deeds Soldiers from both sides accuse each other of being bought and wage war with letters to the editor and fill fax machines with the latest rumors But if battle fatigue is the motivating factor for the change in then the sale of Harbour House Restaurant has been the catalyst. Downtown's largest restaurant and the first to attract tourists to City its prospective new Raymond plans to stay open until 2 a.m Although the restaurant has a license to do outgoing owner George Phil- lips usually closed the doors at mid- night. Residents who fought later closing hours in other restaurants support this one. same people who came out and said yes to Harbour House staving open until 2 a.m. have been saying this is awful for Ms. Moyer said. the hypocrisy of this that's beyond Page By George N Lundskow The Capital Kate of carries a chalice toward the attar at St. Mary's Church In Annapolis during a Mass last Sunday conducted by the Rev. Karl Esker. This Is Kate's first year as an attar a position which exists at an but two county Roman Catholic churches. Two of Kate's sisters also serve. They also serve But two area churches still without altar girls By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter The way Katie McGraw of Arnold sees girls have just as much right to help priests on the altar as maybe even because girls can't become Roman Catholic priests It's the 10-year-old's first year as an altar girl at St Mary's Church in Annapolis and she enjoys being part of the Mass rather than just sifting in the audience But that's exactly what she'd be doing if her family belonged to the only two Catholic churches in Anne Arundel County that still forbid girls from serving St John the Evan gelist in Sevema Park and Church of the Good Shepherd in Glen Burnie The 16 others all have altar as do the majority of the 161 in the Baltimore Archdio- cese Many have had them for several although the Vatican only recently sane tioned the practice Most churches now use the non gender specific term altar server The issue of altar like many others in the Catholic pits traditional beliefs against a changing society think girls should be allowed to be said Katie can do anything boys can do It's not like you're playing Page Separate pension plan is requested By TODDSP ANGLER StaffWriter On its the move wouldn't save a wouldn't guarantee a single pension But an employee association and some lawmakers say it is time for a lucrative legislative retirement plan to stand on its own. The Maryland Classified Employees Association and Dels Michael E Busch and Joan Cadden are pushing for legislation that would require a separate accounting for the legislative pension plan in the State Retirement Agency's annual report. No such accounting exists now should be in the re- said Mrs should be public knowledge. It doesn't matter is. Sunshine is Sue AFSCME Council 92 expenditure of D-Brooklyn Park was taxnavpr fnnrR really upset when I found laxPaVer Tunas out it Since 1966 when the legislative plan was created its expenses and assets have been rolled into the who tne Person plan covering state employ hiding its financial health from the public and guaranteeing its solvency with the strength of the much larger plan for work ers But if the workers' plan is it gives benefits worth but a fraction of those given legislators A legislator who worked the minimum eight years required would receive a pension worth J6.960 this regardless of how much he made when he retired An employee who made the same pay as a current lawmaker when he would have to work 26 years to receive a pension worth a year But in the accounting done by the State Retirement no such difference is reflected the the investment the liabilities for the vastly different plans appear in a single column Page Rain brings collective sigh of relief By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer As the area s 24-day heat ordeal appeared to come to an end late yesterday afternoon residents reac tion was predictable Cool' 'Will I miss the heaf You know that s not a tough question to an swer' laughed Ted stand ing on City Dock during a break yesterday from the first of several spurts of ram that hit the area __'It's summer It always gets hot But it never gets any easier to adapt to it With all of the county's summer heat records now toppled the 24-day heat wave should end today weather forecasters said The which hit 98 yester day still will climb into the 80s today to many that will be a world of difference The wet weather was greeted al most enthusiastically by as songs wtth lyrics such in ram and storm blew all the people all could be heard drifting from radios At City few people appeared disturbed by the first which fell around 5pm feels cooler said Jane Martinson of as she watched dark clouds and flashes of lightning overhead fHTiyialc nnth tho Matmnal Wpath. er Service at BW1 Airport said the which came from a cold will continue through Tuesday More thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and they could get heavy tonight could be quite a roller-coaster nde through forecaster Page WEATHER 73 LOW A 60 percent chance of showers D2 'Skins lose Starting quarterback Heath Shuler completed 11 27 passes for 127 yards and Gus Frerorte threw two touchdown passes on the way to a 37 21 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs last night Cl BUSINESS John Gary looks for a middle road Bl BY Creating the look for restaurants Bl Windows 95 almost here BB MTKO TO Be sure to update regularly BB UFES7YLE These babtes aren t for play Cl SUMMER The sun warms hearts too El Discover Louisa May Alcott's lost stories E3 Albuqueroue blends the old and the new Vundel Recxxl Business Books Classified Comics INDEX Dl 81 E3 F115 Gl ClreoUtton. 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