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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Veggies produce winning harvest SEE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl Luis 2 die as powerful hurricane whips the Caribbean A2 woreMt taPiMrto Rico today. Police identify body found in Arnold Dl TOMORROW REPEAT DETAILS. PAGE A18 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER MD Gary pushes casino nights For any charity rolls dice ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter Forget the statewide fight over casi- no gambling. Anne Arundel County is preparing to allow casino nights at any charity that has and a dream. County Executive John G. Gary Jr. introduced a bill last night to create a new license for to help nonprofit organizations raise money for local causes such as firefighting equipment or Little League uniforms. The County Council must still hold a hearing and vote on the proposal. Because it's considered it requires five out of seven council votes for approval and would fake effect immediately. felt it was important to have this for organizations who lobbied so hard for so said Victor assistant director of the Department of Planning and Code who oversees licensing. proposal comes after the Gener- al Assembly voted this year to allow nonprofit groups to hold casino nights once a year until Oct. 1997. A statewide fight is expected in the next session over whether to allow for-profit casinos in Maryland. Prince George's County has been the site's only jurisdiction with nonprofit casinos. Seventeen dabs and lodges collected ISO million last year in twice- weekly raising million for tSe groups. Eastern Shore fraternal groups also tue legalized gambling in the form of atpt machines to raise funds. lUnder Mr. Gary's bill groups al- lowed to operate casino nights include amateur ath- charitable and veterans' groups. could involve black- Eve-card showdown or a dice game featuring bets on ranges of num- bers that come up. Bets are limited to per hand of cards or roll of dice. Another type of license would con- tinue to allow any groups to operate bingo and wheels of fortune at their regular meeting places throughout the year. And the groups could host those activities at a carnival or benefit Prizes would be limited to for a single game or spin of the wheel. Both bingo license proposals remove a requirement that the events be held 'for charitable The new requirement would be that the organi- zation but no individual de- rives financial gain from the proceeds. Pace CAL TIES GEHRIG Record tonight By JOE GROSS Sports Editor BALTIMORE It was a night unlike any other at Oriole Park atCamden Yards. And there will be another to top it tonight. Electricity filled the joy and pride filled the hearts of Baltimore Orioles fans and tears filled the eyes of even the most macho fans as 35-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. tied the record he has been in the process of setting since May 1982. Ripken will break that and the emotions created by his amazing streak of consecutive games played will gush forth again. proper man who admitted to seeking golace wherever he could find It last after the game that he can't wait for all the hullabaloo to be over so he can return to his everyday routine of playing baseball. thankful for -Ihe opportunity to have the feeling I do but there's a IRON STREAK- sense in me that wants to get through all of this and get back to just playing Ripken TV TONMHR Angela at p.m. on ESPN. JOf O't have Maat on raeonHylng night. Cl CAM HOHOb Spectator will A j j M eWh i onofM anofutop can RIDKM WIVM ma cap to DM HIM flume pon-faiM i r Jon MMef intpoouoav Mini APphpto t at CamdM Yards training. My routines have my responsibilities for talking about It have changed It's really gathered a lot of momentum the last few weeks. looking forward to setting the but to be I'm also looking forward to the end of all More than paying fans and a few thousand special guests created a night-long celebration that intensified each time Ripken's name was mentioned. Tonight's crowd is likely to be a bit which means the celebrating could be more rousing than last night's. There were signs thanking Ripken for his after-hours autograph touting him for president and declaring his deification. And throughout the night there were roars from the crowd each time Cal made an let alone when he skipped out of the way of an opposing player sliding into second or slid across home plate. The hero of the night did just about everything in his power to be worthy of the celebration. Ripken fielded beat out an infield hit another single and slugged a home run that put the Orioles' run total at 8 uniform number. Standing ovations erupted throughout the night. The first came when his name was announced as part of the starting Page Pension reform proposal includes governing board INSIDE ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter County Executive John G. Gary Jr. this morn- ing unveiled a sweeping plan to reform all county pension plans and create a governing board to administer the troubled program. the new pension Board of which would include workers and would over- dee all investments in the 1400 million pension system. The Department of Personnel now employs a private brokerage house to invest the county's pension assets. The pension which will save taxpayers an estimated 13 million if approved by the County ateo includes the expected revocation of 1989 bill that greatly enhanced benefits top Officials. The county executive abo said he plans to revise general labor lawi for county But remained vague on the details this morning. Although any pe negotiated with various county unioni as part of collective Mr. Gary said he will A 40-hour-week for all workers. A new pay scale. Revision of salariestfor the environment and land-use officer and director of the Department of Aging. The council killed changes in those salaries during the May budget sessions. Speaking at a news conference at the Arundel Center in Mr. Gary called the 1989 pension bill giveaway bill that was an egregious act placed upon the taxpayers of this Under the benefits for top officiate would be reduced 20 and payments would be suspended for retirees in their 60s until they turn 60. A legal battle is expected over sucn a change. Previous County Councils decided against reduc- ing benefits because a clause in the Constitution appeared to protect as unbreakable Pate Queen Anne's work- ers undergo diversity training. A10 WMT Storm drain project onfbrOdenton.AU AWNM. Council scraps Gary's trash fee AruncM Report..... Dl EflfBfMWfitt...... B7 a Vet........... A6 Entertainment..... B8 Catendar............ A7 lottery................ A4 CampwNaM..... AS Kent Wand.........AID Capital Camera...010 Mmtaa................ B8 Chow..... CroMword........... Death NoUcee...... world......... Edtortato............. Bl-6 OMuariee...........A15 02 A15 W Sporti................Cl-6 06 TMVMMOn.......... B9 09 TWet..................A15 A13 weddkTp............ B7 A14 County........A12 Portions of dpHU are printed etch day on ncydri papar. newpeper etoo to recyclable. White-collar criminals have problem paying up 87 BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer William A. Mahlow Jr. turned 49 this the next several of the COIK victed embmler's victims a Judge gave Urn a birthday present at their expense. Despite returning Just a fraction of the he Mahlow wat allowed to walk away free from an Annapolis courtroom on June 22. two years after he pleaded guilty to felony there's still no promtee that the Annapolis resident and former investor wlD make good on his To the 11 people wHoee neat Mahlow Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thleme Jr.'s dedakn to spare him Jafl was the downing incutt In a caM has because someone has been guilty of a white-collar crime doesn't mean they are going to be said Sevema Park resident Donna whose late mother lost more than at Mahlcw's hands. the deterrent to keep someone from doing the same Mahlow's case is now in the hands of a state collection which last month began weighing how to collect on his debt a figure court records peg at The agency can. garnish Mahlow's intercept his tax refunds and even file a civil lawsuit State parole who unsuccessfully dealt with Mahlow the last two say the collection agency's longer reach could yield bigger returns tor hit Put A10   

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