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Annapolis Capital Newspaper Archive: October 27, 1995 - Page 1

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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               YMCA to make return Bl Jim Thome connects for an 8th-lnnlng home run. FRIDAY TRIBE STAYS ALIVE Hershiser out-duels Series heads back to Atlanta Dl Game 7 p.m. on channels today OCTOBER MD 354 Sniper opens fire at Ft. Bragg ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT N C A sniper opened fire today on soldiers exercising at Fort I killing one and wounding at least 115 others A soldier stationed at the fort was arrested The shooting occurred about 6.30 a.m in an open training field where members of the 82nd Airborne Division routinely per- form calisthenics before starting work suspect was arrested and is in base spokesman Gene Sexton 1 soldier 15 suspect in custody said A Pentagon Lt Col Lee said the gunman was an Army but he had no other information about the man's identity Television station WTVD in Durham reported that officials were searching for a second but base officials didn't confirm that this time we don't know of another said staff Sgt Tim Donahue Reports on the number of wounded ranged from 15 to 17 Soldiers were taken to Womack Army Hospital and civilian hospitals were put on alert to help with the casualties One soldier was dead on arrival at the Armv hospital and one wounded was taken by ambulance to Duke Univer- sity Medical Center in Durham Fog was too thick to make the transfer by air Fort which has assigned is an open which means people can come and go as they please The post is heavily With cleared areas for barracks and housing The area where the victims were shot is a large open field far as where the shooter we don't Sgt Donahue said The soldiers were possibly getting ready for a when they were fired Sgt Donahue said literally got tens of thousands of people in gray uniforms out doing PT at that time within five miles of each said Sgt 1st Class Dave Schad End of the lines for Main St. Pink slips wiring replaces old drooping poles By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer For perhaps the first time in the 20th centun residents and visitors can see the lower portion of Mam Street 'uncluttered by a tangle of utility poles and drooping wires More than 20 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co workers in 10 trucks spent yesterday removing the hanging lines Some of the cable dated to the said Steve Pryor leader of one crew They also tore out the old steel which once held a grid of wires and cables powering the trolleys that traversed the Historic District hard to believe it s a government project We re right on schedule and right on budget said Emory Harrison the city's director of central services and overseer of the reconstruction After eight long months of noise and downtown Annapolis is set to cruise through the final 35 days of construction on its central business thoroughfare Merchants along Main Street are anxiously awaiting an end to the 5 million reconstruction of the 300-year- old which included building new power and phone lines under the street Business owners are employing a dry wit to explain the summer of hardship they've endured have become an expert at crossword So there has been a certain educational benefit to this said Larry Vincent standing behind the counter of his Laurance Clothing on a recent customerless afternoon Business on the upper half of Main the part now under has been down anywhere from 25 to 40 Mr. Vincent and others said New sidewalks Will be finished next MAIN Page for 510 1 3i workers fttnwt ae-wrt ef i end Electric tnieta on hWn Street yeeterdey put' Westinghouse to say who who goes today By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Workers at Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in Lmthicum will find out today who stays and who goes In releasing more specific plans about its most recent round of the defense industry subsidiary will cut 510 employees from its Baltimore-area operations by year's according to a company statement nonexempt salaried and hourly personnel will all be affected Of the 510 30 will come from the division's Hunt Valley facility The layoffs have no impact on the Oceanic Division at the Bay Bridge outside Annapolis In 190 positions vacated since June through retirement and transfers have not been company spokesman Jack Martin Jr said 'It is with extreme reluctance that we take this unfortunate division President Fran Harvey said we have no other alternative if we are to remain a viable player in the intensely competitive defense electronics industry Most of the affected employees were to be notified today by their supervisors or managers Employees and managers have been wondering about their job security for weeks Workers were alerted to the coming bad news a week when the employee the warned of today's Mr Martin said The division of Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Elec- tric Corp announced Sept 22 that about employees would be laid off between mid-October and early next year Reductions were to occur through a combination of layoffs and attntion Today's announcement is only the first phase of a division restructuring that will continue into the statement said The balance of the notifications are to be completed by mid- to late November Work-force reductions have been a fact of life at ESG in recent years The company laid off employees in in December and 460 in February Mr Martin said Mr Harvey told employees in an internal memoran- dum last month that the layoffs were necessary so the Page Witnesses describe shooting horror INSIDE WewtoU J. WMMMon riligtiiy E. wM WM tryfcig to ASSOCIATED PRESS N.C A stu- dent says She hid in her while Wendell J. William- son repeatedly shot an Annapolis area man who was trying to use a parked car as a shield The testimony came Wednesday in the opening of a first-degree murder trial for Mr a former law student at the Univer- sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Even though Mr Williamson was armed with a M-l he looked so normal that there was no thought he would harm UNC senior Joanna Morisey testi- fied. After letting a young woman hid- Reichardt murder trial under way ing behind a car run away to Mr Williamson going to shoot Ms. Morisey testified. She saw two students rid- ing and heard then saw Kevin E of Riva on the ground was in between two parked she said was trying to move closer to the car Then he would be shot at again And he would be moving closer to the parked car and he would be shot again And then he didn't move Mr. of is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 26 deaths of Mr. a UNC lacrosse and restau- rant worker Ralph 42. If Mr Williamson faces the death penalty Ms Mortsey was among the first witnesses called by District Attor- ney Carl Fox to trace Mr William- son's path from an apartment park- ing lot to the intersection of Hender- son and Rosemary where he was wounded by police and knocked down by several passersby Dozens of relatives and friends of Mr including his par- Karl A and Carol are attending the trail In court a lawyer who Annapolis Births Calendar Campus News Capital Camera Classified Club Notes Comics Crossword pedaled his bike into the gunman's preciation Days path testified that he thought he was going to die when the seemingly witless gunman aimed at him. a sight you really can't when you're looking down the barrel of a said Chapel Hill lawyer Robert whose ankle was hit by a bullet fragment saw two puffs of smoke off the end of the and a bullet hit the crossbar of his bicycle. occurred to me that I was about to die I was scared Mr Epting said he had been riding home when he heard loud that he thought came from a Chesapeake Ap- AlO A4 A9 A9 DM B4 A9 823 Cl Editorials Ad A7 Lottery AS Obituaries Cll Police Beat C3 Sports A6 Television C2 Tides CIO Weddings ClaMMed ...268-7000 Circulation 2684800 From Kent 327-1883   

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