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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Cease-fire in Bosnia reached by Clinton A2 Leyritz homer in 15th puts Yanks 995 mrm ALL Bt J Games resume tomorrow night No bad habit is unbreakable SEE FAMILY Livma Cl CLEARING PAGE All HOWELL MICROFILMS FO BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 OCTOBER MD Death ordered for killer of 2 By LIAM MCORATH Staff Writer ELLICOTT CITY As one juror open- ly a Howard County jury yesterday sentenced former Navy seaman Darris A. Ware to death for the 1993 murders of his fiancee and her friend in Severn. The delivered about came after 10 hours of deliberation that began Tuesday. It was the second death sentence in an Anne Arundel County case this but the first handed down by a Howard County jury in more than four decades. it's over and done with. But Ware sentenced for murder of friend this isn't going to get my daughter said Ramon father of one of the victims. has been but we've still got a terrible Cynthia Vega a mother of and Betina Kristi Ware's were shot by Ware at point-blank range on Dec. in Ms. Gentry's house. In a trial moved to Howard County at his the 24-year-old Ware was found guilty Sept. 27 of two counts of first-degree murder. The women and their siblings had grown up three houses apart in the Provinces neighborhood. Ware's like all The Capital automatically will be forwarded to the state Court of Appeals. In an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge sentenced Scotland E Williams to death for murdering a couple in their summer home outside Annapolis in May 1994. Assistant State's Attorney Cynthia a member of the prosecution team in the Williams and Ware said her counterparts in Howard County told her the last death penalty handed down by a jury there was in 1951. had the impression it would be difficult to she said I'm not because that's where the law Opal pounds at least 3 dead ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WALTON Fla. Hurricane Opal lost its punch early today after crashing into the 'Florida where it washed away beach-front homes and tossed boats ashore. At least three people were killed. More than 1 million people lost power in Geor- gia and the officials said. It could take days to restore electricity. Almost three dozen homes were destroyed by waves surging more than 12 feet above normal in tiny Mexico a town of about 15 miles south of Panama City. don't really expect there to be much said City Council member Eadie fighting back tears. the second hurricane to ambush storm-wary Panhandle residents in two carried up to 5 inches of rain and heavy winds as it weakened while mov- ing north through Alabama and toward the Appalachian chain. By 5 Opal had been down- graded to a tropical storm. Opal's dissolving eye was 55 miles east of Huntsville. Ala. 34.7 north lati- tude and 85.8 west longitude. Sus- tained winds had dropped to about 40 mph. The hurricane's winds had been as high as 150 mph. Forecasters dropped hurricane warnings for the Gulf At a mm attempting to tower a giant flag WM railed mto the air by a of wind La. TIM man held on but later had to to hospttaHnd. although they warned of contin- ued high winds and heavy rains as the storm moved north at about 25 mph. But the howling winds had al- ready done their leaving a path of crumbled demol- ished submerged 'high- downed power lines and bitter tourists. will never come to Florida in hurricane season said Mike of Ala. He fled to a Pensacola shelter from the same beach house he and his family rented when Hurricane Page RasMmrts of a trailer park In floodwaters brought by Hurricane Opal yesterday. Plane skids on slick runway By MICHAEL CODY and P.J. SHUEY Staff Writers A 44-year-old Arkansas pilot crashed his twin-engine plane while trying to land on a slick runway at Lee Airport last as Tropical Storm Opal began pushing rain into the area. The aircraft crashed through a chain-link fence at the Edge- water airport after skidding on the runway. No one was injured in the p.m. county police said Although top area wind speeds reached only 10 to 15 a tree was also downed this morning on Chesterfield Road west of Annapolis. A meteorologist with the Na- tional Weather Service's office in said V4 inch of rain was measured- at Baltimore-Washington Interna- tional Airport before 8 a.m. today. heavy stuff will be ending later fore- caster Jim DeCarufel said. But up to 3 more inches may fall on the area in scattered showers and thunderstorms through Sat- he said. David Matthew Yocum of Lake was landing the plane eastbound toward Route 2 as he braked and felt the aircraft hydroplaning. Reapplying the brakes and turning the pilot veered off the runway and into a fence Page should have taken The decision hinged on whether the four- eight-woman jury could unanimously agree on factors that would mitigate Ware's she said. In seeking the death Ms- Ferris and Deputy WARE state's Attorney Gerald K. Anders cited the fact that Ware committed more than one murder. Page Crofton man gets taste of 'i storm By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer the electricity went Christian Wasley spent yesterday huddled in a home listening to weather reports fin a battery-powered radio and reading science fiction stories to friends by candlelight. the rain poured down and the wind roared from Hurri- cane Opal. The 26-year-old Crofton resident is in his first year of graduate school at the University of West Florida. he's in a master's program for environmental science so he got a first-hand glimpse of one of his study sub- jects. we study in our program is that these things he said. a fact of life on the Mr. Wasley said the rain began Monday and storm hit hardest around 5 p.m. but there was far more damage two coun- ties away. Hurricane which hit in early was he said. The rain had stopped by 7 this morning when Mr. Wasley was reached by telephone. t He lives near the but traveled to a friend's home about two miles farther inland to ride out the storm. He wants to drive back to his own house today to see how it fared. Before he he boarded up windows and put his books in bags to protect them. was he said. Fife AP photos SHOW SET TO SAIL By David W. Troao The Capital INSIDE Downtown bar hours compromise sought. U. Mids face another maKe-or- break Saturday. Dl Arundel Fteport. Bl Calendar A6 Classified........... C6 Comtes........ 08 Crossword........... 06 Death Notices...... 06 Edrtorials......... AlO Family Living........Cl-4 Fw the Record.....B2-3 Lottery............... A4 Md. Republicans break 2-to-l margin held by Democrats Movies................ C5 Obituaries..........All Police Beat....... All Sailing................ 04 South County.. ..B4-5 Sports................Dl-7 Jelevlsion........... C5 TWes All Tree Talk............. A8 Portions or The are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper atso is recyclable Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From Kant 327-1583 AN 268-5000 ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE For the first time since the state Repub- licans have closed the margin between themselves and Demo- crats to less than a 2-to-l ratio. The State Administrative Board of Election Laws released a report yesterday showing that Republi- can party registration has risen to better than half that of the state Democratic Party. Within Anne Arundel Democrats outnumber Republi- cans to according to the county election board's Sept. 29 figures. The local gains narrowed the Democrats' registration advan- tage in the county from nearly 2.5-to-1 in 1982. Pour of seven County Council elected last year are cwat- been working so hard to get it below Joyce state GOP chairman ing the first GOP majority in three decades of charter govern- ment. Maryland Republicans have languished behind Democrats since the days of Franklin Roose- velt and the New and GOP officials didn't pass up the oppor- tunity to crow about the largely symbolic victory. been working so hard to get it below said state GOP chairman Joyce Terhes. It's going to go lower. It shows the popularity of Republican Democrats still have the upper hand In Maryland with registrants compared to the Republicans' 718364 as of Aug. 31 but no longer will they be able to brag about having twice as many voters as the GOP. The statewide ratio Is Just fraction of a percentage point under the old at but Republican officials say they have the who still have control of the Governor's the state Senate and the House of on the run. seeing them become more Terhes said. She has recent history to JiJ i j. 'i-1-