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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               'Skins lose 37-34 to Philadelphia in overtime B2 LAST NIGHT Mariners rally to ________ advance in PI AwfMHFft playoffs IB2 Games resume tomorrow night Federal cuts put Legal Aid Bureau in jeopardy Bl PAGE All MONDAY OCTOBER MD Maryland cheers pope's visit From Anna Celeste with her Leigh and Bert all of sing a hymn during Pope John Paul It's celebration of Mass yesterday atCamden Yards. Locals gather to hear message By John Gillis The Capital By FRANCES JAQUES Staff Writer BALTIMORE Marylanders cheered Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak last month in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. they celebrated the visit of Pope John Paul II just as enthusiastically. Frank Finach of at- tended both events. streak was the most exciting sporting but see- ing the pope was the most over- whelming experience of my he said. Others among the people at yesterday's Mass and celebra- tion made similar comparisons. Cal Ripken and the wonderful things are hap- said Donna Artin of An- a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. The Annapolis church char- tered 22 buses to trarisport more than 900 parishioners to the Mass and entertainment which began at 7 a.m. and concluded about p.m. The Rev. Thomas pas- tor of St. didn't attend the Camden Yards event but he was on hand to see his parishioners off as the buses left at a.m. from Anne Arundel Community College. All 16 Roman Catholic parishes in Anne Arundel County provided buses for nearly worshfp- pers. John and Rose Mary Cantrell and Brian and of Old Pontiff's touch inspires lasting images for masses ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Joyous nuns emerging from convents after dec- ades of isolation. Eighty-thousand people enduring hours of driving ram to celebrate Mass in a New Jersey football stadium. And a mother barely holding back her tears when his hand touched her mentally disabled son. Those are the images that linger from Pope John Paul ITs fourth U.S. pilgrimage. In stadium Masses and cathe- dral addresses during his five-day the pope returned to famil- iar themes of his urging America to rid itself of the of abortion and euthana- and to work on behalf df the the the elderly and people with AIDS. In a homily not far from the Statue of the pope en- couraged a nation that is ponder- ing immigration limits and wel- fare cuts to welcome those seek- ing freedom and to serve the needy. On the pontiff urged the faithful to heed America's founding fathers and bring reli- gious convictions to bear on polit- ical issues. needs if it is not to turn against everything that it is meant to defend and he said at Baltimore- Washington International Air- where he was seen off by Vice President Al Gore. racy stands or falls with the truths and values which it embod- ies and The most lasting impressions of the pope's visit were his words polls show many Catholics disagree with him on issues ranging from birth control to women priests but his gentle a stoop-shouldered 75-year-old man believed by many in his 60 million-member U.S. flock to be the vicar of Christ on Earth. From Central where worshipers began gather- ing at dawn in a natural open-air to Giants where worshipers braved torrential there rose a familiar Paul we love At Camden Yards on 300 gospel singers waved yellow and white Vatican flags and sang the spiritual Want to be Ready When Jesus The stadium had not rocked to such cheers since Cal Ripken broke Lou Geh- rig's 56-year-old record of playing in straight games. is number said Walter an Orioles' usher. Rip- ken's record-breaking game last number Later a crowd police estimated at watched the pontiff travel through downtown streets in the popemobile. John who will begin the 18th year of his papacy next began his U.S. trip Wednesday accompanied by President Clin' ton. His words to Ameri- ca echoed Paul VI's 1965 appeal to Page Mill in Millersville arrived at the stadium by 5 a.m. Selected as a rep- resenting their St. Bernad- ette in they served com- munion and helped seat the peo- ple in Terrace Section 65. Volunteers from the 160 parishes in the archdiocese helped perform the many tasks required to handle the outpouring of people marking the first papal visit to Maryland. The and Were heard often among the worshipping faithful. couldn't sleep last night be- cause I was so Evelyn Gilbert of Annapolis said yester- day. Page Pope John Paul II Messes the more than worshippers that filled Camden Yards left. His appearance In Maryland was the first papal visit to the state. Before throngs reach out to greet the pope as he arrives at Camden Yards and. tours the ball park In the below left. After saving the the pope led a brief parade through the downtown streets of on his way to the Our Dally Bread soup kitchen In Baltimore where he Messed the below right Tout of ArmapoHs was seated next to the pope during the. nwM Monj with nw wVfer Juoyr Hid CfUMfMlf KwtHflf 8 MM Connof r TIM MulmiM9 Adopted Korean children through the CathoVc Associated Charitlee. AP Photo By John Gillis The Capital AP photo INSIDE Atunjal Report..... Bl Editorials..........AlO DDddrwck........... Lottery............... M Calendar............. AS Monday's Child.... A5 Cip.Cam 96 Movies.............. A9 Classified............ Obituaries...........All Comics A6 Police Beat..........All .82-5 Crossword...........B12 Sports.. Death Notices...... 86 letewwm A9 ClaMHM....................268-7000 CbcutaUon..................268-4600 From Kent 327-1083 M otter County program to give protection By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer You've seen it a million times on TV or in the movies- The sole witness who can bring down a heinous criminal agrees to testi- fy. The next thing von a bunch of nervous-looking FBI agents whisks him maybe to a remote maybe to the desert. He gets a new new new everything. It's called witness protection and albeit in a shmmed-down version it has come to Anne Anmdel County Since county prosecu- tors and the Sheriffs Office have run their own witness protection making the county one of the first in the state if not the nation to do so In two cases so local prose- cutors have offered protection to witnesses whose safety was en- dangered What they've done has been more limited than the fed- eral vtrrion. but they hkte reto- cated witnesses within the county and offered extra police protection to at least one person who was being threatened The fledgling program's orga- nizers don't think they'll have to protect more than a handful of witnesses each but they believe the new program fills a vacuum. people are afraid of retaliation. That's just a nor- mal part of the said Maureen who coordi- for the county State's Attorney's Office in these we can take immediate and that's of course what yon need Anne Aruhdel Gountv isn't alone in beefing up protection for witnesses. The General As- sembly this year earmarked more than for programs throughout the but few counties have dipped into that pool since July when the money became available. The county has paid Its own aotts to tut wltt be ratetNaTMjA by thf state Anne ArundH County has. al- ready developed a full ffedged witness protection complete with ground rules that spell out who can and who can't be helped. Organizers wouldn't detail those ground but said they've had to turn down one witness who sought help. criteria for acceptance are well-defined and highly re aaid David Cordte. who   

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