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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               U.S. counters Saddam's latest A2 FAIJJNG SHORT Olson gets the win as O's suffer 9th loss in last 12 games Dl TV O'svhtt Oafdandat on SOandH Welfare Mixed reviews SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl .MI CROP Lr er r. COOLER PAGE A13 FRIDAY AUGUST MD City officer in gun battle Trades shots with carjacker in Baltimore By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer An Annapolis police officer ex- changed gunfire with a would-be jacker early yesterday morning at an ATM in northeast Officer Wilbert on his way home in Baltimore after finishing a shift when he pulled up to a NationsBank automated teller machine in the 3400 block of Belair Avenue at around said Officer Sabrina a Baltimore police spokesman. A red Hyundai driven by a female in her late pulled and a young man got out with a black revolver in his-hand........ He demanded the keys to the rental Chevrolet Lumina the officer was driv- ing. Officer Strickland But the officer started to back and instead of pulling out his he pulled out his service a 9mm Beretta from his waist- band. suspect fired off a shot at the and the officer returned Officer Tapp-Harper said. The officer and the would-be car- jacker then exchanged gunfire. The officer fired at least two said Officer Shelley an Annapolis police spokesman. Page BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPERS By Mark M. Odell The Capital At JCPenny In Annapolla 6-year-old Nina DoMato has a Mast trying on new duds for school with her Louise OeMalo of Bowie. During the next area students will flood stores to get ready for school. Kids search for 'necessities' By LESLIE GROSS StaffWriter For 18-year-old Tamara back-to-school shopping is an intricate process of casing store racks and refining the look. Sometimes the finicky shopper even keeps what she buys without heading to the return line. The Southern High School senior started her annual shopping ritual last week and will continue until school starts Aug. 28. have to look and and it has to be said her Judith of Lothian. has to go with -the personality... She shops and I have to fortify myself with a Cadbury Like Miss many of the or so area students are dismissing the steamy talk of school uniforms or reluctant parents to buy their back-to-school clothes. They're also shopping for lunch boxes and other must-have accessories. That's good news for area depend on back-to-school sales. The late- summer shopping season is second only to Christmas in retail sales. In chaperoned or students will flock to local stores during the next few weeks in search of a fashion statement. some of my it's said 14-year-old Antoine a freshman at Old Mill High School. want to look especially during that transition between middle school and high For 17-year-old Heidi a senior at SHOPPING. Page Casino debate ignites passions ByTODDSPANGLER StaffWriter COLLEGE PARK When she was 8 years Kimberly Roman sat alone in a car outside a Las Vegas waiting for her father to finish gambling and take her the while I thought it was my the Glen Burnie woman said yesterday. thought if I were good Dad would stop ne-d- --stop s -meeting Her testimony of- fpat.lirpj a fered emotional evi- iceJiurtJU d dence of the effect casi- more no gambling has on r-nnCGrtsd some people an effect she wants members of effort Dy the Task Force to Study SUDDOrterSOf Commercial Gaming to consider when making thek _.recommfinda-. -gambling in Maryland. The story of my life J_____________ is not an isolated inci- Mrs. Roman said. challenge is for you to be Mrs. a member of the Anne Arundel Coalition Against Casino concluded her testimony by pointing out that ruined lives would be the state's burden. As she about half of the crowd of 250 many of them from Anne Arundel County burst into ap- plause. But unlike the task force's first hearing held last month in in which casino opponents dominated yesterday's meeting fea- tured a more concerted effort by supporters. And it didn't come just from lobbyists repre- Page Silver Queen corn dethroned as Maryland's favorite ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE For years. Silver the royalty of Maryland sat on her throne. But no longer. The state's most popular kind of corn is taking a back seat to new selectively bred strains of maize. More Maryland farmers in the last decade have been growing different kinds of com wj.th names like Argent and White Magic. The new versions taste sweeter than the old Silver and Marylanders are eating them up. Silver Queen is now in name said Tony a spokesman for the state Department of Agricul- ture. But roadside stands and grocery stores sometimes still advertise the new corns as Silver Queen to catch customers attached to the moniker. was a lot of presumptive would-be royalty out Mr. Evans said. because the Silver Queen name was stronger than the product. But now there are so many better varieties of sweet com available to the The state agriculture department said 75 million pounds of corn were grown in Maryland last but officials don't keep any statistics on which varieties. Jim an agricultural extension agent in Caroline said farmers in that Eastern Shore county grow very little Silver if any. can't tell you off the top of my head a single grower in the county growing he said. one told me he was. he'd have to produce the bag of seed for me to believe it. And I'd be so skeptical it'd have to be this year's It's been three years since Bill Buch- man's Carroll County farm has grown Silver Queen. He switched to a sweet corn variety called 81 w. customers keep telling 'You've got to grow Silver Queen. That's what the public Mr. Buchman said. I keep telling Silver Queen's a thing of the past. Silver Queen is Bill Hanna is part of the minority Silver Queen is 95 percent of the crop at his Harford County farm. are 350 varieties of sweet and I could grow any variety I No-show Felix still puts whammy on businesses ASSOCIATED PRESS Hurricane Felix flirted with the Maryland -toast. 10 percent of its tourists because of a storm that forecasters said may never hit land At 5 Felix was about 300 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras and its winds were at 75 mph. just 1 mph over hurricane strength. Forecasters expected little movement through tonight Tropical storm warnings were discontinued. but a hurricane watch remained in effect for most of the Maryland and Delaware coasts. In Anne Arundel the National Weather Service predicted a beautiful with sunny less humidity and cooler tempera- tures. Forecaster Tom Dougherty .said highs at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will he in the mid- to upper 80s tomorrow after reaching the mid-90s today. State air-quality officials forecast a code yellow day for indicating that moderate air quality is expected due to ground level ozone Sunday should see a few clouds in the sky and slightly warmer perhaps up to 90. Mr. Dougherty said. The fickle storm also faked thousands into evacuating the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Many-of them began trickling hack to their homes today wondering whether they would have to do jt_ayover again. ___________ took 'em we can put 'em back Bill Shaver said philosophically as he removed boards from the windows of his Pigman's Bar-b- que restaurant. been a strange one It could get stranger if the storm turns back toward the coast. The National Hurricane Center warned that the storm that dawdled offshore for days just be executing a clockwise loop Despite forecasters' predictions. Eastern Shore businesses in Maryland said they felt a modest impact. Rows of vacancy signs lit up along Ocean City's main thoroughfare and boardwalk busi- nesses tended fewer customers. Hale owner of tne Harrison which owns 12 hotels in Ocean said about 6 percent of his guests canceled their reservations Wednesday and slightly less canceled yesterday. like being a farmer and having a drought or a flood. It goes with the but it's hard on a business to have it happen at the height of the Mr Harrison said. The number of city averaged for Tuesday and dropped from 319.755 last weekend to and was down more than from the same time last according to FELIX. Page want to. But Silver Queen to me is the epitome of sweet corn in Mr Hanna said. general appear- ance and overall eating quality. Silver Queen is hard to It's hard to telJ if Maryland's sweet corn consumption is more than other Mr. Evans said. we eat an awful lot of it because we have a long from late June to early he said. we just love it with our INSIDE AHUNDEL Partiam and AACC president honored by YMCA. Bl. Anchor House to steady homeless families. Cl. Feds call atomic research- FBI finds no evidence of election fraud. Tyson packs punch on mystique alone 01. 4 M EntertilMMfrt Annapolis Baby Face Births Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Cl Crossword... C2 Editorials A13 Lottery B4 Obituanes C7 Sports B4 Television C6 Tides C14 A12 M A13 Dl-4 C5 M3 on recycled paoer The newspaper also is ClaMHted 268-7000 Circulation 268-48OO Prom Kent 327-1583 AH other 268-5OOO tf pVvtn Chrtoteprtar of Savwna on an empty baacti at ftorttootn Baaeh. on Swimming MOomdod In anticipation of the arrival of Hurrfcan So far. t   

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