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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Garcia's death leaves void for Dead Teens are busy shopping for mom and pop Cl ing back rout D On O's at 7 p.m. oh 50 OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL-MD 20707 PAGE All THURSDAY AUGUST MD 35C Java run puts troopers on path to car thieves By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY StaffWriter A suspicious state police oh a coffee run to a convenience store yesterday morning helped to put police on. the track of some teen-age car thieves. Two 17-year-olds and a all from were charged on a juvenile cita- tion with automobile theft and misdemeanor theft after Amy White of Crownsville put several clues. just naturally suspicious'. You listen to the guys tell stories for so and you learn said.. Her involvement started when she drove to the Wawa store on Bestgate Road near Anna- polis at around 5 a.m. for some taking a break from her overnight shift. A 24-year Ms. White works as a dispatcher at the Annapolis taking calls and dispatching troopers. As she pulled into the store's parking she noticed five scrunched into a parked 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. The convertible's top was which Ms. White thought was strange on unsea- sonably cool morning. Two of the .teen-agers came into the store. One followed her so closely that she could hear the sound of his breathing at the just naturally suspicious.... You listen to the guys tell stories for so and you learn Amy police dispatcher while the other paced around the store rapidly. thought they were going to take my or do a she A uniformed Secret Service officer came in to get some but he was busy rooting around in and she couldn't get his attention. When she she copied down the car's license plate. It came back as belonging to a 55-year-old woman from Baltimore. Troopers called the woman yesterday morn- and it turned out thatvshe her' husband had left the car on Legion Avenue Tuesday night after meeting in Annapolis for dinner. They drove the car back to- Baltimore. The car was probably stolen sometime 'fuesday Ms. White said. City police found the LeBaron in front of Whitmore Print and Image on Moreland Parkway yesterday around 7 based on- the information put out by state police. The path to the thieves heated up when Ms. White got a call just before 1 a.m. from city police. A 1991 Chevrolet Beretta had been stolen from in front of the same business on More- land Parkway sometime between yesterday and early this morning. they dumped the they stole the other said. Remembering the incident at the Ms. White called store employee Tpdd Miller Page Al 'I hate to it Sadness but not surprise at By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Business as usual came to a near halt yesterday at the Woodward Lothrop store in Parole Plaza. To be all appeared Families were buying school clothes for their young employees wheeled Oriental rugs across the and a woman browsed through the store's selection of ch ina. But this Woodies which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year is not long for this world. A million deal struck Tuesday with St. Louis-based retail giant May Co. left out the Annapolis which will be sold off or liquidated in the near future. And inside the employees and customers buzzed about the recent mixing everyday tasks with gossip about the uncertain future. One woman asked how long it would be until her Woodies credit card was obsolete. One employee consoled nothing you can except hope you find Many expressed sadness without saying the news had long been discussed. not as though we haven't By Mark M. Odell The Capital Woodward Lothrop customers and employees are buzzing about a recent deal that leaves the store to be sold off or liquidated. But Ben Woodard of Friendship stopped by yesterday for a more personal reason. just stopped by to see If anything on known this was said Chris a human resources manager at the store. The company had cut off special orders some time she because it had become involved in bankruptcy talks. Customers shopping at the store yesterday said they would miss the convenient alternative to Annapolis Mall. hate to see it It's so nice and said Pat Baca of Annapolis. She said she has shopped at the store for the last 12 making shopping rounds at least three or four times a month. going to said Janice who was shopping at the store with a friend. Mrs. who lives on the Eastern said she has frequented the store for 25 years. husband will tell you it's my second she said. Others said they had been coming to the store since it opened in 1964. Shirley Joyce of Shady Side recalled when the store had only one was buying formyself she said. Now she buys for her two children and two grandchildren. Some customers have been calling to find out when the inevitable bargain sales Ms. Mcintosh said. They to know when the sale is going to how to get good she said. That was the intent of Ben Woodard of who came to the store with his mother when he was a and now shops for work clothes at the store. just stopped by to see if anything is on he said. What the store's imminent closing means for Parole Plaza itself is still in said Carl a New Jersey developer whose family is part-owner of the shopping center. don't really he said. The developer had been working Page Genetic flaw found to cause obesity INSIDE ARUNDEL Posse of 50 helps nab robbery suspects. Bl Circuit Court judge upholds Rallying to end gun ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON You might he able to blame a gene for those tight jeans. Experts have long suspected there's more to obesity than gluttony and sloth. Now. for the first scientists have pinpointed a genetic flaw that makes people fat. The defect is m a gene that regulates how fast the body bums calories Those with the bad gene tend to grow potbel- lies and develop diabetes earlier in adulthood. The findings may quickly yield new ways to fight obesity Several drug companies already are testing medi- cines intended to circumvent the flaw by stimulating the hody to get rid of calories faster. It also should be possi hie soon for people to find out if they have the gene by taking a simple blood test believe this to he the first mutation in a human gene that influ- ences obesity and adult-onset dia- Raid Dr Alan R Shuldiner o-itn the mutation are more have lower metabolic rates and get diabetes at younger Three reports on the made by Dr. Shuldiner and colleagues at Johns Hopkins were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine The gene contains the building in- structions for a crucial bit of biological equipment called the beta-3 adrenergic receptor It's part of the chemical machinery that regulates metabolism the rate at which the body uses calories and stores fat. The gene is different from one that has recently gotten intense publicity That one. called the ob influences appetite Though a mutant version of the ob gene causes obesity in a strain of inbred no defect in that gene has been found in overweight people Experts estimate that anywhere from eight to 30 genes may contribute to obesity Probably no single gene causes obesity by but those who inherit several of them are more likely' FAT. Page if -SOUTH approves P.S.T. fund 4 4O Amndel 01 Calendar f Capital Camera tO Classified All Compcs Crossword Deatn Notices Edrtonals 7 Entertainment Y Family Living Cl All T fw the Record deni Honor Roll B8 2j Portions tf The are printed eacf- day on recycled oaoer The newsoaoer also is Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-48OO From Kent 327-1583 AH other departments.. 268-50OO Don't forget our friend By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer You are not invincible That's the message a group of stu- dents who knew Charlie Willis a 21-year-old Severna Park man who was shot to death in August 1393 in a dispute over a pen want to send to other young adults who think violence will only affect someone else Still living with the horrifying mem- ory of the night Mr Willis' life was snuffed out by an Arnold man who opened fire in a doughnut the local students are busy this summer planning a benefit concert to raise awareness about youth violence Called Celebration Jo End Youth the rally will be heM from noon to 10 p n Orf 7 at Maryland Hall only water By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is perilously close to and should be rescued through a ban on crabbing in deep bay advocates said this morning. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation urged Maryland and Virginia officials to immediately create a year-round sanctuary to guarantee mature females from Maryland to Virgi- nia spawning grounds. we act now. we believe that a crisis can be foundation Pres- ident Will Baker said at a news confer- ence in the State House in Annapolis. The bay's largest advocacy group said banning crabbing in 40-foot or deeper waters would effectively protect about half the reproductive female crabs in Maryland and Virginia bay waters. Harvesting fe- males whose fertilized egg masses are showing already is prohibited in although it's allowed in Virginia. Both states require harvested soft crabs to be at least inches from tip to tip. But scientists believe that by the time female crabs reach that size dur- ing their three-year life they're as valuable to reproduction as sponge Page hard crab harvest on famale crabs point to a popufatioh near the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said fffjj Fall harvests In millions of pounds Less than 4 million pounds were harvested in 1982 82 84 86 88 90 92 84 Maryland Department of Natural Rasourctt Capital grapMic 8y J Henson The Caoital From students Katrtna of RoekvUle rasktont Mariam Terry 23. and Jody 22. of AmapoRs and Nancy director of educational prog arm for Against Handgun map out plans for an Annapolis benefit concert bi October to educate young people about Bte of gun violence. for the Creative Arts in Annapolis something I could do for said 23-year-old Terry who was with Mr. Willis at the Ritchie Highway Dunkin' Donuts on the night he was killed. hard to talk about I can never come up with things to say I want to let people my age know I thought I was invincible It it will happen to you. someone you After a r.igM of celebrating Mr Willis' return to college for his sopho- more year. Mr Sample and Mr. Willis went to the doughnut shop. A custom- er. Thomas J. Cummings. asked Mr. Willis if he could buy a pen had just borrowed from him. i When Mr Willis said no because the pen. a high school graduation had sentimental value. Mr. Cummings pulled a handgun from his waistband VIOLENCE. Page
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