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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Mantle fan finds it's hard to say SEA Music Kent Island home built with recitals in mind Dl Former champ Tyson ready for comeback Cl BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY AUGUST MD 350 1 st female cadet quits The 1 _U_ S.C. Shan- non who won a legal baWeto become the firet woman cadet at The quit the military college yesterday after less than a most of it spent in the infirmary. Ms. Faulkner said the stress the long fight to get into the school took its toll and that she felt isolated in the male corps. _ think.there's any dishonor _ in Ms. near told reporters in a driving rain outside' the school think there's dis-justice in my staying and killing myself just for the political point. don't think there's any dishonor in leaving. I think there's dis-justice in my staying and killing myself just for the political Shannon Faulkner it would have been different if had been- other women with she said. Ms. had been taken to the infirmary with heat exhaustion on the first day of rigorous drills and marching during what freshmen call never returned to duty. School spokesman Terry Leedom said he knew of no cadet who had 'missedlhe crucial first and then went on to graduate. Twenty-three other also dropped out of the freshman class this week. One of .her Suzanne said Ms. Faulkner was overcome by just one week after two U.S.' Supreme Court justices paved the way for her to join the corps at the publicly 152-year-old college. has no one to confide in andher stomach is in knots every Ms. Coe said. no way to live your When news of Ms. Faulkner's deci- sion spread around other ca- dets cheered and horns sounded.- the alumni let the law- yers forget and let everyone get on with their said Alex Page arrests break nng By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer A four-month city police investiga- tion that resulted in four arrests earlier this month broke up drug dealing at a West Street policesaid. The investigation started in Febru- ary when city police got a lot of calls complaining about open drug dealing and underage drinking at the Piezano said Sgt. John commander of the Vice and Narcotics section. got more complaints than you could shake a stick Sgt Mellon said. Sgt. Mellon sent an informant into located at 2019 West to check out the reports of drug dealing. The informant confirmed the rumors and made two controlled undercover purchases of he said. City police were set to raid the establishment on the night of March but sent in an undercover detective to scout it out first. The detective allegedly made contact with Robert P. a 54-year-old cook and delivery driver. Mr. Schmick allegedly told the offi- cer he could get crack cocaine in amounts ranging from a to an so the raid was cancelled. Over the next few Mr. Schmick allegedly introduced the de- tective to several people who sold him crack. The undercover officer bought crack cocaine four times over a three-month in amounts ranging from J20 to worth. The crack selling was largely con- fined to a section of the restaurant near the pool Sgt Mellon said. Page LOWER HALF OF MAIN ST. REOPENS By Bob Capital Terrle DeGrafTs white Cadillac Is the first car to cruise along the lower half of Main Street after It reopened to traffic yesterday for the first time since March. In the back of the car are Ms. R-Ward and Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins. Alderman Carl D-Ward Is driving while Alderman Sam D-Ward rides shotgun. Easy ridin' for now T ByJOHNKEILMAN StaffWriter he roadblocks were the sidewalks were and the bricks had been christened by an alderman's white Cadillac. Biit an hour after Main Street reopened some believed it still wasn't official. place will be open when the jneter maids come in and write the first said restaurateur Jan Hardesty. Construction is over at last on the lower portion of Main clearing the road for cars for the first time since March. Merchants and pedestrians gave the freshly bricked street and sidewalks rave reviews. love said Margaret A. a partner in the Main Street Gallery. very glad it kept the same flavor it had 'It certainly does make the city look a lot said Midshipman 3rd Class Tyler Goad. make a bigger tourist said Sharon a sales assistant at W.R Chance Jewelry. It will also make it easier to get Page Main Street reconstruction shift scheduled to begin today Phase II Capttil jrsptiK 'Shannon.'-' _ the first female1 cadet at The announces her withdrawal from themnKary academy yesterday. AP photo plans alcohol underage drinking among midshipmen is targeted By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer The Naval Academy welcomed mid- shipmen back from a hot summer of training yesterday with a lecture on alcohol abuse and a slew of new programs designed to fight irresponsi- ble and underage drinking. Responding to a string of alcohol- related including the death of one midshipman in a car the Naval Academy also will step up efforts to educate midshipmen about the dangers of drinking. is not any big change in said Karen Myers of the acad- emy's public affairs office. going to tell them if they are they can drink as long as they are reason- able and responsible about Some midshipmen drinking in An- napolis bars have drawn complaints of disorderly and others have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. In a midshipmen returning to the academy was killed just a month before graduation when his car over- turned on an Annapolis street a few blocks from the academy. The previous the Brigade of Midshipmen received a stern lecture about the dangers of alcohol and the consequences of its abuse. it's been somewhat academy commandant Capt. Randy Bogle said at a May meeting of the academy Board of Visi- a civilian oversight group. that more than 80 percent of the conduct problems at the academy involved Capt. Bogle vowed at the time to institute new anti-alcohol measures. mids received a lecture from Robert who founded Students and learned about the academy's new pro- gram from Capt. Bogle. The focus of the program will be to educate midship- men to the dangers of alcohol abuse. want to impress upon the mid- shipmen that we will not tolerate the abuse of alcohol. All Navy personnel must understand how to responsibly consume alcohol and to behave so as not to place themselves or others in he said. Midshipmen themselves will help to educate their peers and juniors about responsible use of. alcohol. Squad leaders will be trained to conduct biweekly discussion groups on topics such as signs of alcoholism and alter- natives to drinking. The academy also will use the popu- lar electronic mail system to send messages to midshipmen in their dor- mitory rooms at high-risk times such as spring graduation and a midshipman's 21st birthday. The mes- sages could include tragic stories about alcohol Ms. Myers said. More outside speakers will address the midshipmen about she said. in case the education does not midshipmen monitors will be stationed in the dormitory on Friday and Saturday nights to watch for evi- dence that midshipmen returning from an evening on the town are drunk. Those deemed to be severely intoxi- cated will face disciplinary Page Eyesore or Bridge debate still rages By BRADLEY PENISTON On a recent sunny Gerald St Ament leaned over the concrete railing of the old Severn River now a 280-foot stub in the shadow of the year-old Naval Academy Bridge. He hauled a crab pot to the surface and found it save for bait hard on the fishermen. It would have been a lot better if it were said the Odenton resident Down the Kenneth Farinholt cast a line and said the stub of roadway was ptenty long. of the best rock I ever caught were in feet of the Linthicum resident said. The fishermen aren't the only ones who disagree about the Naval Acad- emy Bridge and its impact on the tower Severn River area. Few projects have roiled local waters like the new which opened to traffic a year ago today. Buflt to replace a 1924 drawbridge across the lower Severn the of them sayy ministration has not performed any traffic surveys ainre bridge. 'Now that you've put the bridge it's a really nice structure.' I haven't had anything Jock SHA 88-foot-high span drew a hail of criti- cism even in its planning stages. the debate goes albeit without the ulrgency fhaf Tn-ougM several citizens' groups together in unsuccessful efforts to block construction the million bridge. Many motorists cheer the disap- pearance of the traffic Jams that radiated outward when boats crossed through the old drawbridge. Others swear the modern bridge draws more traffic than the old one. Although the State Highway Ad- SHA spokesman Chuck Brown said SHA engineers had no indications that traffic flow had in- creased since the new bridge was completed. In Sept. an average of cars passed over the old bridge each day. Mr. Brown said. And the aesthetic question still in rough proportion to the way the tipped with 40 pairs of sodium traffic towers over its surroundings in the WVertiWvWaffeS. personally think it's an said Arnold resident Judith Picdotto. Tve spent many an hour .in traffic waiting through the drawbridge cy- and I can understand why they built ft. But I think tt op the landscape aad I don't like the SHA director of bridge construc- tion Jock Freedman said his mail is running sdmigly in Givor of the new INSIDE AJHJNDEL County develop- ment rules to get another look. Bl caps parishioners' day. M As the big day Cal Ripken isn't letting up. Cl 4 ArutxJel Report 81 Lottery Calendar f6 Movies Cap. Cam D15 Obituaries Classified C6. D5 Police Beat Comics C5 Religion Crossword D14 Sports Deatti Notices 015 Editorials AS Television Homes Tides M AS A9 A3 84. 66 Cl-4 B5 A9 Pw m printed on recycled paper. The newspaper also rs recyclable. ClaMMed 288-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kwrt 327-1583 All ottMr departments.. 2684000   

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