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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Man jailed for knife Boston dumps LA. fans have a ball Dl Parents wine f est on tap Special Entertainment section inside PAGE A5 or TO. A-.Rckiv.ES-- 3 IS LA'UREL AVE LAUREL MB FRIDAY AUGUST MD 350 wants to save the but at the same Against but good for but what about the By MICHAEL CODY Sooth County Staff Writer forking with a nephew and field hand in r nearly breathless 57-year-old EldridgeTOJtersonof Tracyslanding cut down his tobacco speared the .leaves on and talked politics. Maryland is Mr. Wilkerson said. s a sure Answering the first of many questions at a White House press conference President Clinton spoke indirectly of farmers in five Maryland counties who harvested nearly million in tobacco last year. In Anne Arundel and Prince George's the same tinw they're Mr.- Wilkerson foreshadowing President Clinton's announcement yesterday of sweeping measures aimed at underage He said he would be the last to encourage a child to smoke. But in endorsing steps that undermine tobacco consider hidden costs. tobacco's farmland in Squthern acres. not talking about whether they have a right to grow or reap the paltry 4H which is all they get out of a pack of the president said. talking about whether we are going to do what we know is the right thing to do to save the lives of America's By executive President Clinton said he would restrict distribution and marketing of cigarettes. Under his Customers will have to show identification when buying cigarettes. P Cigarette-vending machines that circumvent a ban on sales to kids will be prohibited. billboards near schools and such as. Joe Camel won't be permitted in publications geared to children. Marketing gimmicks from single-cigarette sales to T-shirt giveaways and sponsorship of sporting events wfll be forbidden. Page Abolition -i_if- i of pensions under study ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer Councilman James De- Grange has appointed a committee to study the abolition of the county's pension program for appointed and elerted The Glen Burnie Democrat said yes- terday that taxpayers shouldn't be forced to fund pensions for the county executive and part-time council mem- bers.. theory eliminate Mr. DeGrange said. don't think the taxpayers need to be payingjor asked eight business people and former county officials to study the pension program and make recommendations. Another two residents might be named he said. The taxpayers' bailout of the county's former Retirement Plan for Appointed and Elected Officials pro- voked widespread controversy before the generous program was closed in .February At the the plan was mil- lion underfunded for about 100 mem- bers. The current re- tirement plan for appointed elected officials re- quires the worker to contribute 4 per- cent of his which inecoiinty matches. who owns a lumber argued that even that is too much for council members who only -serve 'irarfrrjffler allowed to refuse his pension when he took office in December. He also asked the committee to delve into pensions provided for the county executive and his appointed officials. Mr. DeGrange organized his own committee to obtain a different per- spective from the county's Pension Oversight which advises the council on retirement matters. His committee might yield a bill in PENSlONSrPage Need crime It'll cost you By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Bill Onderdortfc of Kent Island was just trying to find a safe place to live when he called Anne Arundel County police and asked about crime rates along Bestgate Road. What he got was a his request would cost him is he said. lived all over the country. Almost every place I go I call the local cops and check out the The fee is required of people looking for county police crime statistics on specific communities. But Peter manager of county police said the depart- ment charges less than most police agencies in Maryland. Two years before the fee was requests for crime statistics were coming in so frequently that some way was needed to curtail them. real estate salesman in the county would tell their clients to just come to the police department and we would print them out a he said. Some people would bring a list of 20 communities they were considering. Even with the the county stfll doesn't recoup the costs to taxpayers in computer and personnel time required for each search. the number of search requests has dropped to include only more serious inquiries. The search involves defining the community compiling recent statistics stored in computer and printing out a copy. During the last fiscal the de- partment collected from people who asked for such community crime searches. Community associations re- ceive crime figures without charge. Page Clouds help kick off fall sneezing season By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Let's just say the clouds that brought an end to a record heat wave recently have a yellow lining not a silver one. Area allergy specialists say rag- after last weekend's rains and begin pollinating in a week or so to kick off the fall sneezing season. just like how the grass starts drying and as soon as it gets a little it perks back said Dr. Richard C. an Annapolis al- lergy ap '1 asthma specialist The rainfall may have washed away any pollen that had been in the air. but conditions so far this year have been right to produce pollen aplenty during ragweed said Dr. Arthur H. an Annapolis nose and throat specialist who also treats allergy patients. And a string of days with poor air quality may have primed some peo- ple's lungs to react more quickly .or severely to the weed's local experts said. I punch you in the arm one time it would but if I punched you in the arm 30 the 30th time hurts a lot worse than the Dr. Schwartz said. Another local allergy practice be- gan its near-daily pollen counts on Tuesday but found no evidence of ragweed. Page A few lucky residents cram into sub USS Annapolis sneaks into bay for a few days By BRADLEY PEN1STON Staff Writer INSIDE Ctestfled Amiaoolis.......... AnmcJel Report.. Calendar Campus Nems.. CaW Camera Classified........ Club Notes B3 ei 85 66 Cl AJ C8 Dsaffi Notices... C8 Lotteiy.............. 82 Obituaries.......... Police Beat Sports Di-i Television 05 .268-7000 ____ deadly game of hide-and-seek beneath the one iota of informa- tion can mean the difference between life and death. So when the USS Annapolis moored in the Chesapeake Bay earlier this a few hundred local residents jumped at the sub commander's invita- tion to visit. Cmdr. Robert S. who com- mands the Los Angeles-class attack gave Mayor Alfred A. Hop- kins 400 tickets to distribute earlier this week for tours today and tomorrow Confusion at the Naval Academy about whether the sub would be open to the public ted to disappointment for some ticket seekers. The rickets went disappearing before many peo- ple knew about them. But abont 100 of the people fortunate enough to get tickets from the mayor's office rode a launch out yesterday to LL Cmdr. OM of USS control room. The sub to vtettbig the city for Mveral the sub and a support the USS which were moored in the bay's shipping channel off Annapo- lis After touring the 33-foot-wide sub. which is here on its second visit since being commissioned in 1992. Annapolis residents Wick and Jody Keating talked about seeing the control the periscope and the generally cramped quarters. was exciting just to get a chance to be said Mr. stand- ing by the fleet Landing at the Naval Academy's visitor's center. made you appreciate how close the the space a lot of Mrs. Keat- ing said. At the sub sits low in the and its 26-foot draft makes SUB. Page