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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               11 killed 'just for thrills' A3 INDIANS Cleveland ousts Hershlser named AL playoff MVP C1 New faces for an old friend Bl PAGE A1S WEDNESDAY OCTOBER MD 35t Most Maryland voters oppose casinos ASSOCIATED PRESS Marylanders oppose legalizing casino gambling by an almost 2-to-l margin despite possible benefits to the state's according to a new poll. Maryland voters oppose legalizing casinos by a 57 percent to 32 percent margin with 11 percent ac- cording to the poll conducted by Mason- Dixon Political Research Media. casino folks have a real uphill battle in public said J. Brad- Cord president of Columbia-based Mason-Dixon. According to the a majority of those polled think casinos would benefit the state's but an even larger majority believe potential problems as- sociated with legalizing casinos are more important. People opposed believe gambling is immoral or that casinos would increase hurt be bad for the economy or harm the state's according to the poll. The poll found that voters would casino folks have a real uphill battle in public J. Bradford Mason-Dixon oppose gambling restricted to floating riverboats by a narrower 47 percent to 43 with 10 percent undecided. But almost half of those polled dis- agreed with arguments that casino gam- bling would severely hurt the Maryland horse racing industry. Pollsters said opposition to casino gambling was consistent among all demographic groups surveyed. Voters opposed casinos by nearly identical percentages whether they were Republi- rural or the poll found. The poll was based on telephone interviews of 821 randomly selected registered voters last week and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. The poll results may indicate that casino companies have made a mistake by investing heavily in lobbyists while spending little on public education. industry hasn't done a good job of explaining what they're all about to people in said Ramsey R. editor of the casino industry Page Trooper slaying suspects j ailed AP photos State police Sgt- JoM toads the second suepect apprehended In the kflllng of Trooper Edward A. Plank from the Prlncese Anne bamck hi Wettover on the Eaatem Shore. U. Edwin at netaa out. ASSOCIATED PRESS PRINCESS ANNE Two suspects are in custody following a massive manhunt yesterday for the killers of a state trooper shot to death during a routine traffic stop One of the suspects was arrested after he broke into a home and shot at a who him out and called said Col. David state police superintendent. Trooper Edward A. Plank had pulled over a car with North Carolina tags for speeding early yesterday morning. But when he approached the car for a second a shot rang striking him in the head. Although sources said several kilos of cocaine were found in the police yesterday offered no motive for the shooting. Route along which Trooper Plank initially stopped the two has be- come a major corridor for drug dealers traveling from New York to North Caro- lina and according to police. Authorities also would not release the suspects' but sources identified the uninjured suspect as 21-year-old Wil- liam Smith Lynch of N.Y. The other suspect was being treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with non-life-threatening wounds to the head and arm. He was apparently shot by Trooper Plank's Trooper Dennis 23. Trooper Lord was shot at from the passenger's side of the car but wasn't hit Trooper Edward A. with Ms end Infant Haley Elaine. and shot at the car as the suspects fled. The 1991 red Plymouth Sundance ended up in a pond behind a private home on Route 413 about five miles north of Crisfield and about 15 miles from the scene of the shooting. A man believed to be Mr. Lynch was taken into custody about 3 p.m. less than a mile from where the car was said Lt. Greg a state police spokesman. Troopers spotted him hiding in the bushes and subdued him after a Page Cutting income tax could lure new jobs v- By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer top economic officer rs state should chase jobs i baseball's Atlanta Braves pennants not the way the Orioles do. The state can cut the personal tax and gradually draw jnany successful or it eanpay out huge sums for hotshot Aempanies when they go looking tar the highest bidder. like building a farm system or building a team through free said James secreJ jary of the Department of Busi- and Economic Development. he backed a tax cut before the Joint Committee on ftate Economic Development Ini- a group of legislators looking at ways to bring busi- Ifcsses to the state. Del Michael E. is chairman of the personal income tax in the state is too high. It is regarded very negatively by companies considering coming here. It is viewed as a Mr. Brady said during the hearing in Anna- polis. He didn't specify how much of a tax cut was needed. According to a report from the Department of Fiscal Maryland has the fifth-highest personal Income tax rate in the country. the state is 36th in overall taxes because of lower- than-average ga- soline and corporate income tax. Fiscal Services spokesman Doug Mann told the committee. Page INSIDE BUNK Island wells becoming wore salty. AM Entertainment..... BIO Lottery............ A4 Kent Island......... A10 Movies................ BIO Obituaries........... AlS Police AlS Sports................Cl-5 TatoWon...........Bll TUM..................AlS Wwt County........A12 Xmnfel Report..... 01 a Vet B6 B7 Capital Camera.... 012 CrifsCtwtce......Bl-5 02 Otnfcs Bfl CfnswortJ........... 06 World......... B6 89 Portions of The CapM are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper atao Is 268-7000 2684800 327-1889 CbcototkMi...... Fran Kent late III Community Action keeps providing motivation By KAREN CARSTENS Staff Writer When Vandola Abel's daughter was she had quit her job as a cook and was living on welfare. Her doctor feared that the many hours of standing required by her job could have led to a miscarriage. wasn't working at the time because I she said When her daughter turned the Annapolis woman placed her in a Head Start program run by the Anne Arundel County Economic Opportunity Committee better known as the Community Action Agency But the program provided more than just help with her child. the program motivates you to do a better job at whatever you do. It motivated me so much that I went back to and now I am a chef at Nordstrom's in Ms. Abel Stories like hers have filled the last 30 years for the nonprofit agency with clients in the last year alone But as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this the agency has come a long way from its beginnings. have tried to change with the tinea. It's more than Juat providing financial said Fmfe CapitM photo Edith cntef executive officer of the Community Action talks wrth vial- _ tor nennene vonwn eurmg an open nouee Monday to celebrate the nonprofit 30th amtverury. who works m planning at the agency's headquarters at 251 West St. structuring ourselves to empower our clients with the tools to become self sufficient The agency began during the 1960s War on Poverty as a federal anti- poverty agency serving the county. Through local and private it administers programs such as Haad Annapolis Youth SenrkaaBuraau. Hguaing CounaeUng Despite recent Anne Arundel is no By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer The county isn't becoming a new despite the three twisters that touched down inl Anne Arundel County so far this year. Tornadoes pop up with powerful and so far this year the cyclonic storms have just- mangled trees in the county for the most National Weather Service storm experts said three tornadoes were apparently a freak statistical- occurrence. The one that blew through Arnold on knocking trees down onto cars and decks was a little one by weather service standards. registered an Fl on a scale of 0 to 5. It was a moderate said Chris a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Va. The higher the number on the the stronger the tornado. The stands for after the meteorologist who invented the scale. Even though the twister Saturday only hit it packed winds estimated at 95 mph. The high end of the scale requires at least 261 mph winds. the level that flattens well built houses. We haven't seen that Mr. Strong said. Four tornadoes were reported in the county last but only one a fierce twister that wreaked havoc from Severna Park to Kent Island in July was confirmed. Maryland set a record of 27 torna- does statewide in two of which hit Anne Arundel County. Page   

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