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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Woodies nears final WEDNESDAY Eddie Murray drives in winning run. TRIBE WINS 7-6 11th-inning victory pulls Indians back from brink C1 Game 4 Braves at 8 p.m. on channels 7. Cookbook classics get a second look SEE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl DETAILS PAGEA15 OCTOBER MD 35t JAMES HIU. electrocuted white vacuuming. Teen's promising life snatched away By LIAM McGRATH Staff Writers On Saturday night James Hill showed his mother his first pay- check from his new job at Circuit City. Then the Pasadena teen-ager rearranged his basement all the way down to the socks in his drawer. Mr. Hill slept in his room one more but never cashed his check. On he was electro- cuted while vacuuming the Pasade- na electronics store. was just beginning to get his life together. He was finally getting over the hill to said Patti his mother. County police said they found nothing out of the ordinary to explain what happened to Mr. Hill. But state workplace safety offi- cials investigating his death said he was apparently killed by the same voltage found in many house- hold appliances. A vacuum cleaner runs on 120 and dryers and stoves use as much as 220 said Keith assistant commissioner of Maryland Occupational Safety and Health. re-emphasizes the hazards of household he said. companies put warning lab- els on that is not some- thing there When police responded to the store at 78 Mountain Road they found Mr. Hill not breathing and without a pulse. Employees discov- ered the teen-ager after hearing him shout from a back room about p.m. Police co-workers and firefighters weren't able to revive him. He was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital at and physicians determined that the shock caused a massive heart Mrs. Miller told investigators that her son was had no serious medical problems. She and Glenn Mr. Hill's spoke yesterday with disbelief about the manner in which Hill's life was snatched Vacuuming the they was a task he would have done without because he never avoided responsibility. Their comments were echoed by officials at DeMatha Catholic High School in where he graduated earlier this year. Students there have 'created a shrine in memory of Mr. said Marco his guidance counsel- or. Mr. Hill was a solid student who was Mr. Clark said. He PAge MUMS BURST WITH COLOR By Mark M. Odell The Capital DoepMns of DavUsonvMe tends to Ms eotorful craps on Ms family's 210-acn farm. Mr. Doepkms planted a sunburst of mums on the hill to r-fadghten up Ms field. Today won't need much additional wttft a forecast that Includes mostly tunny with Mghs In the mM- upper 60s. Skies wW be clear with tows hi the 40s. Sunny weather continues wtth mostly clear skies wtth highs again In the doutfs could roN In by Saturday. Casinos get 38 from GOP nays By BART JANSEN Staff Writer Nearly all Republicans In the House of Delegates yesterday an- nounced their opposition to casinos in joining an increas- ingly vocal chorus against gam- bling. The action is significant because the General Assembly in January will consider proposals to legalize commercial casinos. Some busi- nesses and prominent lobbyists are expected to push hard for legisla- tion. But Republicans said a majority of the House Judiciary Committee would vote against casino legisla- tion. could very likely be the beginning of the said Minor- ity Leader Robert R-Howard. this passes the House of it's going to pass with Democratic Democrats haven't taken a posi- tion on casino gambling said a spokesman for Majority Leader don't think you need to keep your mind so open your brains fall Robert R-Howard John A. D-Montgomery County. Of the 41 members of the state Republican 38 are opposed to casinos and three are Mr. Kittleman said. Senate Republi- cans have chosen not to take a position yet. But Mr. Kittleman said with a state task force's hearings it was time for a decision. don't think you need to keep your mind so open your brains fail Mr Kittleman said. The Republican caucus's an- nouncement follows the growth of Page Siva Rd. DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Riva Road residents made their point last night before they even 4id a word. H A scheduled meeting with county planners about development and traffic started a half-hour late as more than 200 people jammed into a Holiday Inn ballroom outside Anna- polis. a little late getting probably because you got hung up on Riva an organizer said at the start. The residents then barraged county planners with questions for almost an hour. think we got their said Scott a Gingcrville resident and chairman of the Riva Road Corridor which orga- nized the meeting and the turnout. The a coalition of com munities from Arts T. Allen Boule- vard to Route 21i is concerned about the Jefferson at Gingerville Creek project the proposed corn- apartments and 26 Site of proposed Jefferson community CMrtDgnpMc townhouses at Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway would dump another 850 to cars a day onto Riva Road. Last night they added pages of signatures to a petition asking the County Council and County Execu- tive John G. Gary Jr. to postpone approving the project until road improvements are in or to scale back the project. Jefferson's JPI Inc. of has received prelimi- nary approvals but hasn't turned in a final site plan. Steven R. director of the Department of Planning and Code said his staff won't approve the final plan unless it contains sufficient road and infra- structure improvements. think there's a great miscon- ception that this project's a done deal. That's simply not the he said. said the county doesn't understand the scope of the problem. travel Riva Road six times a day between work and home. It's Page State says crab regs are working By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Maryland's month-old crabbing restrictions are protecting female blue even if the rules have riled watermen and sports state officials said yesterday. But watermen maintain that reg- ulators went overboard and should restore crabbing hours next said Larry president of the Maryland Watermen's Association. more than taking one day off a week would be unreason- he said in a telephone inter- view. think what they did this fall got them more than they really Watermen were devastated when crabbing was limited to eight hours a six days a rather than 14 hours a day all week long. Some lost more than 25 percent of their normal he said. Some watermen also favor lifting restrictions on recreational crab- bers and requiring licenses even if they're Mr. Simns said. don't care if charge or but they need a license to know how many are out he said. INSIDE Former state health secre- tary wins sex suit appeal.-M Editorials.......... A14 Lattery....... M Kent island.....Aid Movies............... Obituaries. A15 Brat.. A13. A15 Sports............ Television.... 84 Tides......... A15 West County... A12 ..........268-7000 Anniversaries....... 87 Arundel Report..... Dl Ask a Vet........... A7 Calendar............. Chefs Choice 81-3 02 Comics................ 88 Crossword... D7 Death Notices B7 Dog's Classified A6 Recreational crabbers have said the rules unfairly affect them and don't address the issue as well as a ban on catching female crabs would. Some are circulating peti- tions seeking to lift the restrictions. The emergency im- plemented Sept. have signifi- cantly curtailed this year's crab Maryland Fisheries Director W. Peter Jensen told members of the House Environmental Matters Committee during a briefing in Annapolis. Maryland commercial crabbers in September caught roughly 7 mil- lion pounds of the about 12 percent below the eight- year average for that ac- cording to state figures. The season's crab catch so far is 31 million and state offi- cials predict the total will be well below the annual average of 46 million pounds. State officials hope shortening crabbers' making them take one day off a week and reduc- ing sport crabbers to three days a week from seven will cut the female crab catch by 20 percent during the Page Va. warned about crab decline ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWPORT Va. The Chesapeake Bay blue crab popula- tion has declined to a dangerously low the Virginia Marine Resources Commission was warned yesterday. But the commission took no action on a report by Roy its chief of crab and referred it Instead to a subcom- mittee for further VMRC spokesman Wilford Kale said. This year's expected harvest of 26 million pounds is the wont in 36 years and only half the size of the 1993 catch. The histori- cally the world's top producer of blue slipped to second place in 1993 behind the Gulf of Mexico. The commission's blue crab subcommittee will consider a study of this year's harvest in early November. That group then will report to the full which will make a presentation in December to a special General Assembly committee looking into the situation. Mr. Kate said the harvest re- port is not the same thing as a population which could 'mean the number of young crabs Is on the rise even though har- vests are down. A population report is under he said. Mr. Insley said studies found that the number of crabs caught per pot per day has fallen for the past two years The commission already has taken some steps to protect the crab population. H added 75 square miles to
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