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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Number of on-line users doubles in one year A3 'SKINS FALL Arizona breaks losing streak with last-minute victory Two midshipmen arrested in LSD butt Sn AMINDCL REPORT PAGE A13 MONDAY OCTOBER MD 350 Crowd swells for unity inarch Absences jhave little impact here By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer While hundreds of Anne Arun- 1 .County residents traveled to for today's Mil- Man their absence appeared to have little impact this on local schools and government. Unlike some counties in the metropolitan county schools remained open and no bus routes had to be officials said. haven't heard of anything interfering with normal opera- and at this point the buses are running said Jane spokesman for the county's Schools. it's business as Jtist how many county resi- dents attended the rally was un- clear this morning. About 60 peo- ple signed up in advance for two buses leaving but hun- dreds if not thousands more were expected to take the day off 'Five Annapolis city pubhr Undertone of anger colors event AP photo w Washington MOMMMnt hi tlw nternben of the Nation of Islam march In Washington thto morning toward the Capitol to tain pwt hi Million Man March. works employees asked for leave in advance to attend the said Thomas city spokesman. Others may be ab- but he said no city services were affected. Similar numbers of absences from the county government weren't available this morning. County school officials weren't tracking how many students and employees were Ms. Doyle but thev did set up specific policies last week in anticipation of the rally. From bus drivers to school employees were allowed to take vacation leave for today's march and could do so until 4 p.m. on Friday. Ms. Doyle others were expected to simply not show up this morning. could skip the day as long as they bring in a note from parents tomorrow. ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON In a mood of celebration tinged with tens of thousands of black men gathered at the Capitol today to affirm their self-respect and pro- test the conditions besetting much of black America. The a Man called by Nation of Islam leader Louis promised to be the largest assem- blage of black Americans in the national The Capital since the 1963 March on where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream. African drums Marvin Gaye song Going and stranger embraced stranger in brotherhood. Yet an undertone of anger was evident. powers here have not wished us the Rev. Robert Smith called out in a morning sermon. took our took our enslaved us to the point we adopted a slave mentality. In spite of what they've done to us over the we are here read one ban- atmosphere is strong young black men being empowered with other black men. It's Rev. Clayton march participant Born Another in red and green and stretching 10 carried portraits of O.J. Simpson and Mumia the death- row inmate in Philadelphia who has become a rallying figure for many blacks who say he was railroaded. Heeding Mr. Farrakhan's call for withholding black economic some participants carried lunch bags or a bag of apples and bottles of water so they would not have to spend money. In it seemed certain the Man could not live up to its name. But co- organizer the Rev. Ben ousted former head of the said to the first are not going to let anyone play the numbers game with us and immediately en- gaged in it. The crowd was large and grow- ing. The Rev. Chavis put the figure at then raised that as the crowd to For a million to take part would require the presence of more than one out of every 10 of America's black adult men. No Washington demonstration has ever drawn that many. The weather was chilly and breezy. Mr. Farrakhan invited black men only asking women to stay at home and care for their famil- ies on this an exclu- sionary step that brought an out- burst of criticism last week from onetime radical leader Angela Da- vis. The vast majority of early par- ticipants were but some women ignored Mr. Farrakhan's ground rules. Graphics designer Claudia MOT- Page DavM Becker checkt the damage to hit pier after a huge trae was toppled Saturday night during a tornado ttrtke at hit home In toft. Several were In the back yard at the but all were unhurt and heavy rain prevented their teeing the twitter. Baltimore Oat and Electric emptoyeet dean up downed power llnet and debris In The ttorm knocked out power to hornet and bualneetet In the tome for more than 20 noun. By J. Henson The Capital Arnold tornado confirmed .Uprooted trees reveal its path ByJEFFNELSON Staff Writer -A small but fierce tornado was responsible for wrecking itrees and power lines in Arnold National Weather Ser- '.vfce investigators confirmed yesterday. wasn't a 'Wizard of Oz' but all the telltale signs 'are said Barry Gold- a meteorologist from the '.National Weather Service's headquarters in Va. The four-minute Which ranged from 50 to 100 I yards carried winds of up fl6 mph for about 2 miles fihen it touched down in the Heights development n Arnold. Mr. Goldsmith said. f Mr. Goldsmith used more 120 uprooted trees and witnesses' accounts to recon- jtruct the tornado's path. saw a funnel per se the blinding he taw tfamgi being sucked into the air. And they said their ears denoting a dramatic decrease in Ten homes in that neighbor- hood sustained minor damage as a result of the twister. No injuries were reported Exten- sive damage to homes and IB Rugby Hall was ateo reverted. By Deborah Murphy Neighborhood teen-agers were outside under David Becker's deck on Placid Court in Ulm- stead when the tornado ripped toppling decades-old trees. was raining so hard they couldn't see 2 feet in front of then. They hut thought it was windy and Mr. Becker said. The tornado knocked a 100-year-old oak tree onto a pier and ripped apart eight of nine mature pine trees in front of the house. way they'll grow back they all look like he said. The tornado and storm knocked out power to more than customers in the some for more than 20 said Darcel a spokesman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. The tornado also touched down at Anne Anindel Com- munity damaging the roofs of three buildings and tearing up trees. One car was overturned by the wind and windows were blown out of two college ve- spokesman Debbie Shaughney said. All college buildings are open and usable and no stu- dents were on campus when the tornado tore she said. Jh Sherwood the trinkv Historic museum is transformed into gift shop By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Annapolis preservationists usually scream when someone converts a historic property into yet another gift shop. This the culprits are the preservationists them- selves. Historic Annapolis Foundation has turned its Maritime Museum into a welcome center and gift selling and Colonial-style jewelry and pot- tery. It opened Oct. 5. have had a fair number of people tell us this would be con- said Ann foundation president. had people coming in and 'Where's the So any opposition has been muted. Historic Annapo- lis maintains the museum and other buildings for its Maryland Historic Trust. Officials at the trust could not be reached for comment. Ms. Fligsten said Historic An- napolis' lease allows it to renovate buildings and change their func- tion after informing the state. If the state does not respond in 60 the foundation can go ahead with plans. Ms. Fligsten said Historic Annapolis received no response from the state. haven't gotten a letter with their she said. The city Historic District Com- which must approve any exterior changes to the neighbor- hood's only debated the design and placement of new have had a fair number of people tell us this would be controversial. We had people coming in and 'Where's the Ann HAF president signs. Money was at the heart of the decision to convert the building. Historic Annapolis officers said. The foundation said it needs to find new sources of money be- cause contributions from busi- ness and government are drying up. need we need to raise more money to do better said Peter direc- tor of development and commun- ity relations. more we are the lets need we have for government The foundation said that mu- seum stores are becoming more citing several examples in Easton and else- where. With projected sates of HAF expects the shop to break even this year. Another reason behind closing the Maritime Museum was its inadequacy. Page INSIDE Arundel ftapert..... 81 Brosdnock........... A9 M ClMsffled............ 87 Aft Cfowofcl...........B12 Duth Nottco...... BO AS from 327-1BW Ail BMU.......A13 All A13 of The Cipfttf ve printed weh day on recycled netotpeper to
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