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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Orioles lose to Red PARLOR TRICKS Condo living didn't quash her love for things Victorian Dl Wallace kepthw Victorian parlor. First female cadet to enter The Citadel A3 HOWELL MICROFILMS PD BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 SATURDAY AUGUST MD 35C Casino lobby can't Mith grass-roots groups ByTdbDSPANGLER Staff Writer In a church basement in Glen at folding tables in the the three elderly ladies sat listening to people talk about how to best a battalion of well-paid lobbyists. hired to bring casino gambling to Maryland. Mildred Mansfield of Glen Burnie spoke up after about an adjust- ing her saying maybe they should look at the voting records of legislators. think we need to she said our enemies The casino gambling lobby should know by now who its enemies are. The charity gaming industry may and the horse-racing concerns may but it's those three elderly ladies and other ordinary people like them that strike the deepest fear in the hearts of politi- cians They have the best chance of stopping casino and riverboat gam- bling in the state before it begins not doing it because some- one asked them said Bernie with the National Coalition Against the Legalization- of Casino Gambling. pro-casino forces can't match people like They are the people who write letters to the the people who call their elected representatives. They are the people who vote. of us remember what Glen Burnie was like with the slot ma- said Barbara secretary for the group. don't want it to come to any community in Maryland While the groundswell of public opposition to casinos is occurring across the the group with the unwieldy title of the North Arundel Coalition Against the Legalization of Casino and Riverboat Gambling in Maryland is already well en trenched. It has been meeting at the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church since as the issue heats so does interest in the group Tuesday night's meeting in. the church with the pastor and about 45 others in was part pep part political part old-fashioned gripe session But it was also practically a meet- ing of county's House with seven out of 13 delegates present all we talk about down at the State said Del Robert C R Crownsville when there is a you're going to find us all The national coalition has been involved in several successful grass- roots campaigns to block casino gam- including efforts in Florida and Colorado With out-of-state casino firms spending thousands of dollars on An napolis' best grass-roots groups have been sprouting all over Maryland in places such as Cum- berland and Ocean City But the Glen Bumie group is as well organized as any would say this is the head of the but it's happening all over the Page several inches taller. It's the academy. Itputsjnide into Pride and joy flow at reunion Parents get 1st visit with mids By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer On the lush green courtyard of the Naval gaggles of relatives waited expectantly as the crisp white noon formation atomized into young midshipmen eager to see their -families. After six weeks of the boot camp- like Ptebe got a first look at their and daughters in the dress white uniform of a midshipman the second day of Parents Weekend at the academy looks mused Crofton resident David Warner after greeting his Midshipman 4th Class Matthew Warner For his Midshipman Warner was definitely looking forward to a day at home am going to eat a lot of he said Midshipman 4th Class Corey Poorman of Sevema who entered the Naval Academy six weeks reflected on the changes wrought inside and out by his training feel several inches taller It's the academy It puts pride into he said The best part was getting to know his he said of us would jump in front of a bullet for each other right now That's how close you he said The worst part was the intense rouUne the end of the summer it gets harder and harder to motivate harder and harderto get out of he said He has been forced to learn iron self-discipline push myself 100 times harder By Bob Gilbert The Capital Midshipman 4th Class Matthew Warner gets a handshake from his Crofton resident David as the two meet at the Naval Academy for the first time since Plebe Induction Day on June 30. This weekend Is Parents Weekend at the the long-awaited break In the boot camp-like Plebe Summer. now than I used he said gets harder and but you push yourself and you feel good about he said Dana Poorman his liked the change very proud of she said a good match He always said this was where he wanted to be Not all of the plebes who entered the academy in June lasted to meet their parents but fewer plebes this year than last decided academy life was not for them Of plebes who took the oath on June or 15 have dropped said academy spokesman Martha Thorn No local plebes have dropped out The attrition rate is slightly lower than last Ms Thorn said By Parents Weekend in 5 percent had left the she said For Midshipman 4th Class Alexander Borcz of the' weekend won't mean a tearful reunion with his family His parents joined him for church each week at the Naval Academy Chapel he'll savor a brief return to the little luxuries of civilian life on the couch in front of the not pulling my socks eating when you want to eat how you want to he said Plebes are required to take a single bite of then replace their forks and put their hands in their laps And many meals turn into mini-lectures or pop quizzes delivered by upperclassmen he added noting that Bancroft the huge midshipman largely lacks the precious cooling systems Midshipman Class Ryan Fan- said the upcoming weekend at home was going to feel weird after the academy's strict regimen so used to the daily routine Getting up exercising the Crofton resident said Algae bloom drifts into area Red tide won't hurt people By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer There's something foul in the waters of Annapolis thanks to the heat wave and the latest burst of rain A red tide of algae has turned the harbor to a brown and given it a slightly unsavory aroma the eight years I've been here this is the worst I've ever seen city Harbormaster Rick Dahlgren said Unlike its toxic cousin the Chesa peake Bay red tides are harmless to people and most said Univer sity of Maryland professor Larrv Hard mg Mr Harding has been studying the red tides throughout the Chesapeake from airplanes documenting their size and locations The tides are thick now in Annapo lis the South River the West River and just north of the Bay Bridge 'These are perfectly harmless The bigger problem is nettles and other boaters he said The red tides are made up of Dinoflagellates algae that can actually swim very short distances with their small tails Thej are a different species from the Diatoms that make up the mahogany tides seen in the hav during spring In high concentrations the tides i in he dangerous to fish and crabs night the algae deplete all ol ihr oxjgen from the water around them and ran suffocate the fish That s not a wide prohlt m though Us to Ihf i bloom Mr Harding said Most fish and crabs simpK move awav from red tide areas and avoid the oxvgen depletion problem Smaller fish ran oflerr be found on thf trlges ot the tides nibbling on the algae which attracts the angler s prev the bluefish you put it through a it comes out looking like water with a lot of rust in it. We've stopped washtngrlown our boats at the dock because it was staining the Rick harbormaster Red tides form when rains wash nutrients into warm water giving the plankton an opportunity to grow Mr Dahlgren said water tempera tures hovered over 80 degrees a slight fever tor the has waters brought on the record heat wave Red tides are natural to the hav and this vears roncenltations arc1 not ibnormnllv toigi or plentiful Mi II ucling said A side efiirt ol the bloom is that it ran smell When it dies off it smells- like cooked said Nilcs Primrose- a biologisl with the Department ol Natural Resources The srm II comes from the deriving of dead ilgae or fish In the nil intime- ho in r-- arr ihng with the imh w net ind hoping it rioesn t lent pi rm.inrnl Mams on Ihi' waterlmes ol their craft or on their ric'c ks n piii i i1 i i hose it c out looking w ill i wilh a lol of rust in it Wou op peel washing down our boats at 'he dock because it was slainmg tin dick Mi Dahlgren sud Mr HarchtiL -I from the red tides are not permanent 200 cyclist to hit -.south-county -roads- By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer More than 200 cyclists will take to south county roads this morning as part of a 50-mile ride for chanty Bike the organi2ed for the fifth year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Maryland chapter features a tour from Edgewater's South River High School to Chesapeake Beach and plus loops of 17 and 30 miles fhmiigh Desle wood Long-distance nders are expected to depart before 9am Others must get started by 1015 a m Sometimes they 11 come come 20 or 30 in a pumping their hearts out' said Julie Andrews of Chaney Enterprises in event sponsor It s like a parade at times The shortest nde includes portions of Avenue Muddy Creek Road. Owensvilk and Owensviile-Sudley Page INSIDE Classified 268-7000 Cao 81 015 C6 D5 86. Lotte-y PoTee Ber City woman sets sail among select group Tha Lady thaPnnpa that Pamela Tw ft By Mark M OdeH The Caonal a lO-yaarold rapHea of that onca hauled cargo i ona of thraa captatm tor the By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Pamela Tenner has been sailing all of her life but she never envisioned being where she was yesterday in charge of a 102-foot long sailboat filled with students and crew members The Annapolis woman is one of only a handful of women who are licensed captains plying the East Coast in large sailing vessels signed op for a semester at sea program aol went from Woods Hole Mass to St Thomas the U S Virgin That did it I knew 1 wanted to be a sailor Ms Tenner said Yesterday she squeezed the huge schooner Lady Maryland into the dock at Sandy Point State Park after taking five Baltimore school children on a several-days long learning cruise on the Chesapeake Bay She works now for the Living Classroom a Baltimore nonprofit group that does hands-on learning trips for kids throughout the state It was just such a cruise while In college that put the ocean m her veins In the five years sinre that semes'er at sea she has logged more than 20 000 miles nn Bailing vessels learning and teaching about the environment It has only been in the last 12 to 15 vears that women have taken the helm of sailing schooners employed by schools and colleges around oountry fli research tools she said It was just an all male world but more omen w ill be taking over now because they re coming up through the ranks she said She was captain at age 25 and is considered a able to take command of 200 ton vessels up to 200 miles offshore For her boss Scott Raymond the -naming director of education for Living Ms CAPf AFM. TENNER   

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