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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               IRON SPORTS EXTRA Tyson returns wHhMgKOof Three U.S. diplomats Navy coach pleased Local teens talk about AUGUST Unlike shy a hurricane in 1955 did make its way up the bay- A pleasure boat 14 bodies washed ashore. The sinking of the MARVEL ByJ Hwwon Ttw CipttM LMter Tratt of AMMpoto hate chance to take ovw tnt L0yAi but conMotnMI hmnsif lucky that he dMn't. The boat tank hi Herring Bay In a 40 years ago. At one Mr. Twit promoted the cniteoe. A. V By MICHAEL CODY Sotfth County Staff Writer i Holbad Point on a clear boats 'near Poplar Tilghman Island and the Eastern Shore can be seen But 40 years ago on Aug with drenching rain and wind gusts of up to 50 cnph from the bay front residents 'weren't aware that the Levin J. Marvel had sunk until the bodies of 14 who drowned began washing ashore. I remember is they had life preservers on said James K. now 76 and a .charter-boat captain in Deals He and others held the dead on shore at Chesapeake Beach so chest- high surf wouldn't reclaim was 'How could they drown with a hfe preserver But they A converted 128-foot schooner that was on a week-long pleasure Marvel left Cambridge the day before. With 23 passengers and a crew of it was bound for West River or Annapolis Although a storm warning was posted at a U.S. Weather Bureau station m a iSirrtcane alert had been lifted at 2 p m Hurricane Connie apparently had stalled near North Carolina's Outer just as Hurricane -Felix did last week. had them Annapohtan Lester said of successive hurricanes Connie and which hit the Atlantic coast in late summer 1955. hurricane was coming up very similar to the hurricane that sank this said Mr. who promoted Marvel's cruises until the early 1950s. Capt John H. Meckling was in his second Summer of ownership when he steered Marvel out of fine Aug. 11. A hurricane alert on the Atlantic had been while storm and small-craft warnings on the Chesapeake had not. Winds increased and Capt. Meckling sought shelter in the lee of Poplar out Photo Illustration ty I ttonton The Cipftal hi the of Aug. taH of the aMcIng of tte total eventually rose to 14 brochure and poatcard promote run by a Marvel was beaten back. Seas rose to 5 or 6 feet as storm became more saw him as he was sailing toward our and Mr. Gingell lost sight of Marvel. shore. Then he turned north. I'm not so sure what the rain hit us... it made the skin red. he was trying to said Vemon now That's when we decided to go When he awoke who had been swimming in Herring Bay with the next police officers and firefighters were frttnds combing the beach for bodies. at that maybe he was trying Capt Meckling had dropped regular and to make port We assumed he felt discretion was emergency anchors at the mouth of Herring the better part of Page Recalling hurricane blasts from past By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Robert Campbell remembers the vicious winds that ripped the top off his father's Model T. He remembers the 9-foot tide that poured into Spa Creek and forced downtown residents intorowboats. for the Annapolis ill-fated Hurricane which teased the area before stalling at sea on was a mere afterthought compared to the Hurricane of 1933 was the worst hurricane we had in J_ Maryland or the East Mr. Campbell said Despite Felix's unfulfilled threat to sweep across the history is rife with examples of major storms tearing up the Anne Arundel County shoreline and flooding low-lying areas. Harbormaster Rick Dahlgren remefibers riding out Hurricane Gloria in 1985 on a boat he was living on in Weems Creek. just amazing. You can't imagine anything coming and then suddenly it's and the rain is streaking and the wind ifi he The rain was coming horizontally and hitting your eyes like bullets. You hid to turn your head to But Gloria and which swept through Western Maryland in pate in comparison to the historic hurricanes thaftatttered area .earlier this century. For those who remember the storm of there's no comparison. y The storm tore a hole in the Page Developer's no-bid deal abandoned Lilly once employed aging dept. will solicit bids ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer After inquiries by The the county has abandoned a proposed no- bid contract with a controversial devel- oper who once employed County Exec- utive JohnG. Gary Jr. and contributed to his campaign. The county planned to lease space for the Department of Aging in Brook- lyn Park's Arundel Village which is owned by a group led by Millersville developer Ernest J. Litty according to sources. But now the department will solicit bids for 4 which could be awarded early October. Mr. property building still could win the fiary denied on Friday any knowledge of the lease or the availabil- ity of office space from Mr. Litty. of your information is appar- ently said Larry Mr. Gary's spokesman. doesn't even know where in the process they are right Mr. Litty couldn't be reached for comment The decision to bid out the lease came after NJr Gary's plan to award the contract to Mr. Litty according to sources. The planned move to Mr. Litty's property had become widely known in the aging sources said. The county plans to move most of the agency's administrative staff from Ar- undel Center North in Glen Burnie to the Heritage Center on Riva Road to Proposed area for anew tof office make room for an Anne Arundel Com- munity College expansion. The plan has been controversial because some residents fear a loss of services in north county. Councilman George F. and James E. D-Glen Bur- have complained publicly about the plans. But Director of Aging Carol R. Baker said that despite the move of adminis- tration the department will Page Lottery is posting record costs ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer While public attention in Maryland remains focused on the question of the state's legal the is quietly posting record sales record costs. Total ticket sales topped billion for the first time in fiscal year which ended June 30. But the Maryland lottery also has seen huge Increases in administrative costs during the past decade. The operations budget is 150 percent bigger than it was in 1986. During the same lottery revenues for the state's General which pays for medical assistance and other have gone up just 37 percent. The increase in operating costs is part of recruiting new gamblers and keeping old games from becoming state officials and lottery repre- sentatives say. is our Job to maximize lottery spokesman Carroll Hynson said. our only Job. In order to is our job to maximize revenues___ That's our only job. In order to do we have to stay Carroll ________lottery spokesman do we have to stay Casino if could hurt the lottery. But so lottery officials have been silent on the as they quietly build one of the most successful gambling systems in the nation. Since the State Lottery which has what amounts to carte blanche in introducing new bus bolstered its competitiveness against lotteries that have sprung up in neigh- boring Jurisdictions. Ten yean three lottery existed in Maryland the Pick Page Skins lose Miami's Dan Marino bounced back poorest showing high throwing for Qualified appflesnitscarce In marfcet. Prudential division thrives on Its own. H To soil or not to sell to tfifctfstiofi. MMPUTAUb The Corona lost Its shlntVM Nothing beats tne real thing. U DAW Fun In Iowa doesn't always tt Tale of Turner Is terrific biography. B 1IUWU Back roads offer ricfr bounty fcr RV owners. Hi AnmM Report. .01 Lottery...........A4 Books................E3 .Fl-15 MtoBert........02 1-7000   

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