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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Our Main St. fixture an DIRIY DEED Ex-Oriole Buford arrested for sex solicitation Cl Yanks hammer Currying favor with SOME SUN DCTO ARCHIVES 3.12 UAUREL AVE LAUREL. MD'20707- WEDNESDAY AUGUST MD CRASH SNARLS COMMUTER TRAFFIC By Bob Gilbert 1 Tow truck operator Larry Sprlggs of Harwood looks over the wreckage of a 1968 Corvette that turned Into the path of an Eastern Petroleum Corp. gasoline tanker truck this morning. The north of the Route 2-Route 214 Intersection In backed up rush-hour traffic. Driver survives tanker collision Corvetle and tanker truck collide Capital graphic By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer A collisipn this morning between a Corvette and a gasoline tanker truck near the intersection of routes 2 and 214 in Edgewater injured one motor- ist and snarled rush-hour traffic for south county commuters. The driver of the Randy Mandell. of was trapped in the wreckage and had to be cut free after the a.m. said Battalion Chief J. Gary Sheckells of the county Fire Department. Mr. Mandell was flown to the Prince George's Hospital Center in where he was listed in stable condition this morning. County police officers were amazed that Mr. Mandell survived the acci- dent because the left front wheel of the tractor came to rest in the driv- er's seat of the crushed 1968 Corvette. no way this guy should be said Lt. Russell Hewitt of the Southern District Police Station. Mr. Mandell was driving north on Route 2 when he made a U-turn in front of Mitchells Chance the entrance to the new Kmart store and shopping according to the preliminary investigation. Mr. Mandell turned into the path of an Eastern Petroleum Corp. tanker truck headed south on Route Lt. Hewitt said. The tanker dragged the disintegrat- ing Corvette in a trail of debris at least 100 feet down Route he said. Traffic charges are pending against Mr. he said. truck had virtually no chance to Lt. Hewitt said. The truck Frederick A. of 3049 Tudor Hall Road in wasn't injured. County police closed Route 2 from Mitchells Chance Road south to the intersection with Route said De- tective Ron a county police spokesman. Officers established a detour in both directions and traffic was mov- ing smoothly after a Lt. Hewitt said. The tanker was fully loaded with gallons of but didn't leak any police said. The county Fire Department dis- patched a hazardous materials unit to the scene as a Chief Sheckells said. Woodies deal a loss for Parole War won by Penney By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer The Annapolis Woodies was sup- posed to become a new bring a new retail name to the area. it will be sold off or Early hope that Federated Depart- ment Stores would acquire the Wood- JjOthrop. store .ai-Parole. Plaza- crashed the result of a bankruptcy court bidding war'that left the store on its its future bleak. What might have been the anchor of a revitalized Parole Plaza now could simply become fodder for the wrecking ball. think the community will feel the Woodies employee Kathy Buch- man sajdas she walked into the Annapolis store this morning. Cincinnati-based Federated walked away from the deal after being outbid yesterday by May Co. in a New York bankruptcy Federated spokes- man Carol Sanger said. St. May. Co. made a more lucrative offer that doesn't include the Annapolis said Riviari Woodward Lothrop spokesman. be marketed for. sale by Woodward Washington-based Woodward Lo- commonly known as reached a late June agreement with Federated for the acquisition of 11 of its including the Parole Plaza out- let. That deal would have brought a Macy's to the Route 2 shopping Ms. Sanger said. Page Landfill workers probe is on By BART JANSEN Staff Writer Two weight scale operators at the Landfill have been fired after allegedly taking bribes from gar- bage haulers who avoided paying at least million in county dumping according Iqjcounty officials and. sources. County officials refused to identify the who were fired July 5. The investigation began with a re- view of lost revenue from commercial haulers at the said Lisa a spokesman for the Department of Pub- lic Works. Ms. Ritter confirmed that the matter had been turned over to the State's Attorney's Office for a criminal investi- gation. officials at the prosecu- tor's office would not discuss the probe. have been contacted by a county to conduct an investigation spokesman Kristin Riggin said. Private haulers allegedly bribed workers who monitor the landfill weight scales to report lower weights for each according to sources. Lower weight results in a smaller fee charged to a hauler to unload a truck at the landfill. The which allegedly lasted for cut the weights of some trucks in a source said. At per ton. the case could involve nearly tons of garbage. By commercial haulers paid for tons of garbage brought to the landfill last year. But only tons were budgeted this year because of the cheaper costs of using dumps in Page Tighter security for BWI ordered By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Remember the tight security at BWI during the Gulf War9 It's back. Beginning tomorrow night and con- tinuing for at least several travelers passing through Baltimore- TnternaTTO'n'araTfporna'fr expect more luggage in- creased police patrols and more sur- said Lori a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Trans- portation. Longer waits at check-in points are also a she said. The Federal Aviation Administra- tion ordered the increased security at major airport terminals across the citing Pope John Paul H's upcoming visit to the United States and a meeting of the U.N. General Assem- bly next month. The heightened security measures were ordered in an FAA directive being distributed to airlines and federal security according to published reports. Although no specific threats have arrest of alleged Islamic terrorist leader Abu Marzuk and the New York trial of 11 people for plotting terrorist acts against the United States were among recent events prompting the security alert. can't give you a comment on Liz Nebleft. an FAA said yesterday But a government speaking on condition of said secur- ity levels at airports adjusted up Page INSIDE frundel Report..... Dl Kent isiartf Calendar Camera Chef s Choee Classified.. C4.. Cormcs....... Crossword Dofs Wortd Edrtorate..... A 7 Lottery. B6 Movies Bl Obituaries........ 02 Police Beat. AS B8 SOOTS D6 ClreulatJon. 266-7000 268-48OO B7 AJ5 A15 Cl-3 B7 55 feeling in the Yankee organization for Lou Gehrig goes way beyond that for a guy who just happened to play Yankee No rooting for Ripken M By JIM LITRE AP Sports Writer ore than one sportswriter touched off a ruckus the past few days by suggesting that play consecutive game No. the one that would break Lou Gehrig's iron-man mark. Maybe that's to be expected. But a month before the feat comes into sharpest it's clear that sportswriters aren't the only people with cold feet and overheated imaginations. It turns out that New York manager Buck Showalter has in his possession a couple of letters from suggesting that he do something to take the optional part out of the equation. That they want Mr. Ripken nudged out of the lineup before he gets by Mr. Gehrig upended making the pivot on a double play or plunked in Baltimore too far behind to make a difference. The sooner the their reasoning probably and even better if the Yanks happen to gain an advantage on the very same play. It's at times like this that the rest of us are reminded what a tough town New York can be. And baseball has become. feeling in the Yankee organization for Lou Gehrig goes way beyond that for a guy who just happened to play here Let me say that Mr Showalter said. for the I get my share. I'm sure every manager gets his share of he drew the word out ones. Most of them are guys getting- on saying I shouldn't be pulling for him to break Gehrig's record. AP photo shortstop Cal Ripken jr. to 28 from consecutive games record. A few moments his Yankees had just finished off Mr Ripken's Orioles for the second straight game in the three-game series between American League East contenders. He could afford to be gracious. I've got to tell if somebody has to break it ought to be a guy who doesn't suffer from the 'disease-of-I' or the 'look-at-me mentality' so many guys today have. It ought to be Mr. Showalter stands for a few things that are right about Exactly. Which is why if anybody should break Mr. Gehrig's it's Mr. Ripken. It's not like the bench where baseball's truly great sit is so packed that adding one fanny means another gets pushed off the end. Mr. Gehrig was a legend before Mr. Ripken got and hell remain one long after. Mr Grtirtg's teywifl DM streak suffer in comparison with no baseball player not even his teammate Babe in whose shadow Mr. Gehrig lingered most of his career And in terms of character and sheer he had no peers at all. In a string of forgettable movies. Mr. Ruth was portrayed by humdrum actors like William Bendix and John Goodman. When Hollywood went looking for a type to cast as Mr. Gehrig in of the it settled on legendary tough guy West   

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