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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Science lessons in your back yard SEE FAMILY LIVING Cl FOR KICKS Navy's Gabarra building super soccer squad Dl fiabm hMtuin off to a Witart. Naval center outlines PAGE A14 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER MD CRABBING LIMITS OKTD DESPITE PLEAS By Bob Gilbert The Capital John secretary ef the ctate Department of Natural aeks to approve new crabMng restrictkme. Other DNR ofHcJats at the table m a packed hearing room m AnrtapoHs yesterday were Assistant Secretary Sarah fisheries Director W. Peter ami at -j.At nmhmmtmm Hlnlllrilal BfcMUM irtiiaa iar ncnenes DNMOBJHFI i JOINS. Chicken neckers severely limited By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Waterfront property owners and chicken neckers can crab only during shortened hours Friday through Sun- day starting tomorrow under emer- gency restrictions state lawmakers approved yesterday. Hoping to protect the beleaguered blue lawmakers also shortened commercial crabbing hours and watermen's work weeks for the re- mainder of the year despite threats and appeals to rely on God to conserve the tasty crustacean. is a major said Larry president of the Mary- land Watermen's Association. After hours of speeches and closed- door the joint Adminis- Executive and Legislative Re- view Committee unanimously ap- proved a ban on all recreational except between Friday and Sunday. Waterfront property who are allowed two crab pots on private those who use chicken necks on string and those who oper- ate trotlines can crab only on those days. The committee also moved back the starting time after watermen complained weekend crabbers would set their trotlines before commercial crabbers could. not going to Mr. Simns said. going to get The final version allows commer- cial crabbers to set their trotlines two hours before recreational crabbers set theirs. The crabbing season will end Nov. instead of the usual Dec. 31. The regulations also ban commercial crabbing Mondays in the upper bay and Sundays in the lower with Page Glendening takes potshot at gambling By FRANCES JAQUES Staff Writer Raising Gov. Par- ris Glendening told 30 Annapolis clergy yesterday that he doesn't want Mary- land to be stampeded into casino gam- bling. Speaking at a breakfast meeting before members of the Annapolis Min- an ecumenical group of Mr. Glendening also expressed worry about proposed federal budget cuts. He told the clergy that churches might have to fill the void if social programs are slashed. But the gambling issue struck a responsive chord with the clergy. Church leaders have vowed to oppose any legislation proposed in the next session of the General Assembly. Mr. Glendening said he will not make an official statement on gambling until he receives the report of a special gubernatorial committee set up to hear the public's views. The headed by formes U.S. senator Joseph Tydings is pected to complete hearings and issue recommendations by November. the governor yesterday took a potshot at gambling. He said that although he was told gambling would revitalize hasn't done anything for Atlantic The Rev. DaVid president of the clergy group counselor for the Maryland Institute of Pastoral summed up the view of many of his are afraid that the state might be compromised accepting casinos or riverboat gam- the one issue the religious community agrees said the Rev. Byron pastor of Calvary Uni- ted Methodist Church. Mr. Glendening noted that he was raised in a family that stressed tion and hard and is concerned about the message casino gambling would convey to children. is a difficult time for the we must make Mr. Glenden- ing said. will take hard fiscal and I'm not sure gambling is the As for impending Mr. dendeiv ing said he expects Maryland's share of federal cuts to total 12.4 billion over seven yean and that Jobs could be lost. He said that the state could lose federal and private sector jobs. not exactly doom and but Page Very thin women live longer Drops of rain too late for pumpkins By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer it finally happened. It rained. But it won't be enough to save Halloween pumpkins. ain't going to said Jimmy Schillinger of Schillinger Farm in Sev- ern. got a poor a poor The summer combined with the dry has put a crimp in the pumpkin crop. Last night's rain was a far cry from a deluge only .11 inches fell at Baltimore-Washington International Airport but it was the first measur- able tally this month. There were also a few sprinkles this but it didn't amount to anything. Wayne of Kent Fort Farm on Kent wasn't even that fortunate. He said things stayed dry there. been my toughest year for pump- he said. wish I could say something September usually averages 3.41 in- ches of ram. Dick a forecaster for the National Weather Service at said the next chance for rain will probably come Monday as a cold front moves into the area from Canada. Last night's rain came courtesy of a different front. But even a downpour may not help save the said Harry Delong of the Maryland Agricultural Statistics Service. unlikely rain now will change the pumpkin Of the upshot of all this is that the few pumpkins that have sur- vived the summer will be very expen sive. may make some of those jack-o'- lanterns said Jim execu- tive director of the federal Consoli- dated Farm Service Agency for Mary- land. had offices in each county report to us weekly crop losses. And each were on the vegetable crops with significant Mr. Voss said the heat earlier this WEATHER. Page ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON When it comes to good thinner is better. Just how Positively it seems. A study in today's New England Journal of Medicine concludes that the average middle-aged woman weighs too much for her own good. Being even a little bit plump increases the risk of death. The very thin live longer. a fairly simple said Dr. JoAnn E. who directed the study of American women. mild to moderate overweight is associated with a substantial risk of premature The average woman in her middle years is 5-foot-5 and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds This falls within federal weight which say her safe range is between 126 and 162. the latest research finds that anything over a svelte 119 pounds is hazardous excess baggage for some- one this height. In the extra 30 or 40 pounds increase a woman's risk of death by 30 percent. In the researchers found that those whose weights are at least 15 percent below average have the lowest death rates. Dr. Manson cautioned that the new data should not encourage people to become anorexic thin. And smoking to stay thin is clearly a bad since skinny smokers have an increased risk of death. The researchers estimate that weight is to blame for one-quarter of all deaths among middle-aged women. If Page Sidewalk tryout O'Brien's sets up outdoor cafe then it a return is planned soon By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer A sidewalk cafe appeared hneflv on Main Street yesterday Then it disappeared. Then it reappeared fae saga of the magic cafe simplv marked a tint minor glitches in the arrival of outdoor the City Council Approved Monday Jerry owner of O'Bnen's Oyster Baj and Restaurant had four tables IH chairs -and two aldermen out on the sidewalk m front of his business yesterday morning 1 Tills Is not open to the public right now We're taking it moment by he said. tie cafe's moment ended minutes after a photographer grahbr-d a couple of shots. Mr. Hardesty was under the impression that 'fefeftOO check and a letter exempting the city tarannce claims allowed him to set up He was wrong. The city has developed an ajajh iiiiii fin m fin Mm i ifni llnl run ullrhtlr picked up Mr Hardesty is protesting the new saying it has more restrictions on cafes than were adopted by the City Council Mr Hardesty also owns Middleton which has had the city's only sidewalk cafe since-1969 The application prohibits carry-out limits cafes to the area immediately in front of the restaurant and requires that cafe owners bring planters and all furniture inside after closing time requirements and others were among mans cut from which allows for on a temporary basis City Attorney Paul Goetzke. who drafted the could not be reached for comment City officials were expected to meet with Mr. Hardesty this morning to rewrite and sign ther permits Mrs. Hardesty said O'Brien's cafe would reopen soon as the ink is by the weekend if not for hmch today. Alderman Carl 0. D-Ward said he talked with ctty officials yeeterday and that 1 to require only proof -VtJ.tirtfJ INSIDE AmiNML Blaze guts Meade Village apartments. U SEVOWA Council leans to- ward school board election. M Checking wit an exp By Bob OHMrt Tht dprttf ai front ef u Brten e Oyeter BeY ana Reetaurani _lLi FAMfcY LJVMfc Trtchy teen years focus of d Navy extols virtues of Im- provement. M 4 Awndd Report..... Bl Movies................ 04 Calender.............A10 Obituaries........... A1J Classified............ Police Beat......... A13 Comics................ 04 Crossword...........C12 Death South County...... B4' Edttortats.............A12 TetovMon........... Entertainment...... 08 TUN.................. A13- FamMyLMnf........Cl-3 Vignettes............ w For the Record..... B2 Lottery................. A4 Portions of The CtpHU an printed each day on recycled paper. The nawtpaper ate It _____M__ .................268-7000 FroM 327-1M3 -f V___