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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Annum ttenBunrie IfNMKIO AmupoHt North County 25 SevemaPam 7 Severn Spakflng 33 2 'MMn ight Madness' ushers in basketball Sec SPORTS Cl Eastport home rises to new SATURDAY OCTOBER MD 354 Easy on the environment Soy diesel promising alternative By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StaffWriter ben Bryan Peterson A soybean oil- 'Mjiwrwl boat around fciBEuUdafewyears oendmrna was fueliupply sold off to restaurants for cooking. had no problems with the performance or with the handling of Mr. Peterson at Sandy Point State Park Tuesday. The captained a 24-foot Zodiac Hurricane rescue boat the globe in 19W as part of promotional tour for SoyDiesel and showed it off f .Tuesday at the park. He and others were promoting the modified vegetable oil as an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel and a boon to agricultural .economy. Soybeans are the state's major agricultural crop' Mr. Peterson will also be showing off the Stevensville- jnaflumrtured at the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis this weekend. SoyDiesel is particularly tiefevant in environmentally sensitive areas like the Chesapeake where .watermen and boaters with lOettl could use it major engine promoters said. boats require changes in igtskets and because the oil eats away the rubber when used straight. holds promise for reducing emissions into the and we all know what goes up comes into the Chesapeake said Will president of the 'Chesapeake Bay Foundation. n MtorMn bMW out of tiM cabin of wMeti The tot to on Ooptay at U.3. PowwbMt Show thte SflAiy Point State Park for tno soybowt bated tool Mritor ttiiv The foundation this year will power four of its educational yatat Maryland soybean formers and the National Biodiesel Board have donated One of the the Lady D out of Meredith is already running on a blend of the SoyDiesel and regular diesel. Developed about a decade ago through research for the Soybean Board concluded the higher levels of nitrogen ajdde wouldn't contribute to polluting the Chesapeake Bay remains two to lout- tunes more expensive than largely because demand so far hasn't generated accessible said board spokesman Susanne bay foundation Hammond. president Theboard paid about a holds promise for reducing emissions into the and we all know what goes up comes Will money from a portion of fanners' sales SoyDiesel gives off less smoke and carbon monoxide and sulfur which causes acid officials with the Maryland Soybean Board said. A market study commissioned including trucking to get fuel shipped from Kansas the closest supplier for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation project. Ms. Hammond said some marinas could have the fuel as early as next year if boaters want it. tho worM Mftng a toy oN i and was part of promotion at The fuel is has a low flammability and mixes easily with making it perfect on the Ms. Hammond said. mst vegetable oil so it's safe if it's spilled she said It'b a good spare fuel Federal regulations regarding fuel shipping and spill cleanup would have to be modified for boat operators to benefit from its non-toxic however The smell of the burning also touted as one of its has been compared to popcorn or french fries Boats using the fuel Tuesday had a blend of SoyDiesel and regular petroleum and a different smell wasn't noticeable. But Wade a Tilghman Island skipjack captain who is using a fuel blend with about 20 percent SoyDiesel for his said he'd noticed a difference. doesn't smell as bad as be said. Air Navy clash for trophy By JOE GROSS Sports Editor Every time the Navy football team steps onto the first- year Coach Charlie Weatherbie assures his squad it's the most important game of the season. That's the way coaches it's part of game at a mentality. Today's football just may be the biggest game of the season for Navy The Midshipmen play host to Air Force with kickoff scheduled for 1.30 p m. at Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It is the first game of the round robin competition among the ser- vice academies to decide who wins the Commander-In-Chiefs Trophy. Like last when a game coincided with a major boat huge traffic jams are expected. The Air Force game might sur- pass the stadium record crowd of And the U.S. Power Boat Show downtown is likely to draw or more. If the rain that is forecast for today the size of both crowds might be held down. Football fans are reminded that arriving early will assure them space in stadium parking which will be closed when deemed full Borit slum p.ukinn Today's Navy vs. Air Force 1-30 p.m. Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game Is virtually sold out. A few end-zone seats for for children under may still be available at the gate today For ticket call OF Officials anticipate the largest crowd in stadium history for the game....' Navy has struggled against Air Force winning only nine of the 27 games and just once since Trie Falcons are favored by 10 points today will once again be at Germantown Elementary School. When the Brigade of Midship- men marches to the stadium at p traffic will be stopped for nearly 30 minutes on College Avenue and Rowe Boulevard. Page Strategy for traffic devised It'll be a case of deja rear- view for motorists today For the second consecutive a Navy home foot- ball game and a major down- town boat show overlap. This city police will employ a and con- strategy in dealing with the thousands of cars expected to clog Annapolis-area roads. Fans headed to the p.m. Navy-Air Force football game at Navy-Marine Corps Memo- rial Stadium should exit Route AW Suspicious package forces courthouse evacuation By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer State fire marshals yesterday destroyed a package thought to be a bomb that was delivered to an Anne Arundel County end- ing a scare that emptied the Church Circle courthouse and disrupted downtown traffic. Annapolis police are investigat- ing who sent Judge James C. Cawood Jr a cardboard box that turned out to contain a 20-inch- long roll of aluminum foil. But Judge Cawood last night acknowledged that the package INSIDE was sent in response to a recent case he handled Declining to discuss a letter that accompanied the package he called the mes- sage pointless By day's authorities ap peared uncertain whether the package was intended as a threat evidence has been col and we're btill analyzing said Officer Shelley White Annapolis city police spokesman But a spokesman for the state Fire Marshal's Office discounted the threat noting that the letter in the package had return address was not intended to threaten the judge in any way It's just that the circumstances that we look for a were all said Al deputy chief fire marshal With onlookers kept more than 350 feet away the cardboard pack- age which arrived around 2.45 p m was ripped apart two hours later with a hUst of water in an outdoor ontMiit c The cdnn- produi i Nuid .uidihli from him ks aw u hut the noise the sound of the water being sprayed The scare forced authorities to redirect traffic for almost 15 min- utes m the late closing Church Circle and several ar- including West Street. Their action came on a day al- ready difficult for downtown com- muters thanks to the U.S. Power- boat Show at City Dock. Officials said they took the pre- caution because the which arrived unexpectedly in Indue iwood s c hamhers looked unusual It SOUK VM outside of it that led us to believe it's suspicious in said Lt. Beth spokesman for the county Sheriff's Office The county Sheriffs Office moved the package into an alley used to escort prisoners on the building's northwest side. Within an the building's 200 em- ployees were evacuated. Police would not disclose whether the package pointed to anv suspects The FBI also is itnestiKntinu the rase Hesidcs the i ourtrunw police u.itcd several buildings H Franklin including Rey- nolds Tavern and Banneker- Douglass museum. Judge who met with police throughout the held his final court hearing of the day outdoors after the evacuation. The county courthouse occa- sionally receives bomb but this was the first time officials had dealt with a potentially explo- sive Lt Smith said The Sheriffs Office won't take anv extra security measures Mon- the next flay the courthouse is she said Arufctotftopoit.. Cttwita OMfed C6. CdtaMs Bl Lottery AS Moves 06 Obctuartet 84 Podce Beat- CIS C16 Sports M Dl-6 hike slated for Social Security recipients Codt-of-ttving increase the second-smallest in 21 years tZ The na s 43 mfljtap jBCial Security imto wfll lit HM percent in betuflt 'chvdu starting 268-7000 2884800 Kant 827-1583 2884000 I the second-ttnaUegt increase in the 21 years of an- nual cost-of-llving raises. next typical in- of by na infiatioft Opponents of the proposal con- that Democrats and Re- licans scrambling to come up with enough spending cuts to balance the budget were trying to sneak through changes in the OMt-ofllving actyusttMntf under the rate scran tW the COT them say so up front. I don't think the American people want to see Social Security COLAs cut Bw the take of reducing the said Evelyn congressional lobbyist for the Anwrku Association of Retired crease to starting with the Jan. 3 check. The increase is baaed on the clump in the Labor Depart menfs Consumer Price Jndex for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30. Congress in UTS HfiAlatod inflation has been at its lowest levels during this period of time since the mid 1900s. The 2.6 percent increase for next year compares to a 28 percent rise this year In addition to Social Security 6 million poor peo- ple who receive Supplemental Security Income jee thow payments riftt   

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