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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Court rules out pier near oyster bar Cl GOING NUTIY Cooks stock up on that holiday season staple Bl Nuts of all sorts are part of holiday cooking. Russian military role in Yugoslavia is decided A2 DETAILS PAGE All WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER MD 350 Powell vetoes White House run ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Retired Gen Colin Powell has decided not to seek the presidency in 1996. The Associ- ated Press has learned. Republican sources said Gen. Po- well was putting out word to close friends and associates that he will not run and plans to announce his decision this afternoon. Gen. Powell scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference for today in subur- ban but his aides re fused to disclose his decision But two Republican sources. speaking on condition of anonym- said they had been informed by a top adviser for Gen Powell that the retired Army officer had de- cided against joining the presiden- tial race. Even though Gen Powell has never even said whethvi lie was a he was con sidenng entering the dOP M unan. Gen. Powell's deliberations have riveted the political world and all but frozen the GOP field as strate contributors and candidates waited to see what he would do. could be a time when candi- dates could begin to move a little bit. but with Powell dominating this thing they're all just stuck former vice president Dan yuavle said month Suite his 'i i h i Gen Powell has been the target of widespread speculation about his political future He tueled that speculation by refusing to rule out a presidential bid. while dropping tantalizing hints that he might be interested National surveys have shown that as a Republican candidate. Gen Powell would immediately nu-rtake or at least pose a strong hallenge to the front-runner. Sen. K Dole These polls also show Gen Powell handily beating Presi dent Clinton if he were the GOP nominee The mysterv surrounding Gen Powell's aspirations added to the hoopla surrounding his tour this summer to promote his memoir. American Thousands of admirers lined up at bookstores across the nation to see prompting him to say he'd have to be not to be influenced bv the adulation. In his book he wrote that he was not ruling out a political future but he didn't feel to it. a position he has maintained in a spate of interviews that coincided with his book tour. But grass-roots groups promoting his candidacy sprang up around the nation. While claiming no affilia- tion with Gen. Powell did nothing to discourage and they have provided his advisers Page pressing city's shoppers By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer The historic storefronts of down- town Annapolis have been drawing unwelcome visitors in the form of panhandlers who have been pressing shoppers and shop merchants say. is an increasing problem. It is in frequency and it IB increasing in said Larry who owns Laurance Clothing at the top of Main Street. is not just 'Can you spare a Colder weather and rain appar- ently have driven the panhandlers off the streets in recent days. But at the October meeting of downtown's Annapolis Business Mr. Vincent and other shipowners told of beggars following shoppers up the sometimes blocking peo- ple's paths. down here. We've called the police a dozen said Michael Blonder of A.L Good- ies at the other end of Main Street. know some of them by name. I've seen one individual get down on his hands and Nor does it stop at the sidewalk. come in your store and bother you in front of hoping you'll give them money to go said Mr. a former Republican candidate for mayor. One common scam is a person saying he had car trouble on State said Ann owner of The Peake a home decorat- ing store on Maryland Avenue. She and her husband were hit up one night while leaving Harry Browne's in the light of the State House. The requests put merchants and shoppers in a diffi- cult situation. want to help to be a decent human but you don't want to make it a career Mrs. Widener said. So she has a new standard res- Page INSIDE KENT Special tax districts under consideration. C2 5 12 Arundel Report. Ask a Vet Calendar......... Chef sChoice... Classified Comics........... Crossword....... Death Dog's World..... Editorials...... Cl Entertainment.. CIO C6 Lottery........... A4 C9 Kent Island. C2 B13 Movies .............Cll El Obituanes.........All C8 Police Beat All E18 Sports Dl-4 CIO Television......... Cll C12 Tides........ All AID West County....... C4 Classified....................288-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1683 AH other 268-5000 Frustration follows verdict in N.C. trial By George N LundsKow The Capital Securing a Mat In elaswoom like this one at St. Mary's High School In Annapolis Is getting more difficult. Catholic school enrollment countywlde has Increased almost 20 percent In the past five prompting the need to build another school. senior Cara Qoasart of Bowte takes a psychology qutt. Catholic demand heightens school competiton By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Some parents join more than one Catholic parish. Others become pa- rishioners in conjunction with their child's birth. Still others let church officials know that they make donations dropping personal checks rather than cash into the collection plate. Some local parents are willing to do almost anything to get their child into Catholic school. The payoff is a quality education with a spiritual underpinning in a disci- plined classroom you're doing is buying your child a spot on the waiting said a West Annapolis parent who did not want her name used because it might jeopardize her child's chance of getting into a school. it takes going to two I'll do it. I'll do whatever it takes to get my child in t School Catholic school enrollment up Enrollmenl in Catholic in the county has increased 20 percent in the last five years. To ease projected crowding and growing watting a task force is considering the option of building a new school. Grade Student eftfollrnem__ levels '90-'91 Arthur Slade Regional K-8' 808 939 St. Jane Prances preK-6 413 530 JBty St. J6hn the Evangelist preK-8 423 599 81 Mary's Grammar K-8 900 019 St. Philip Neri K-8 443 566 Anhbtehop 9-12 808 St. Mary's High 9-12 524 Countywide Archdiocese ol Baltimore The competition will only become more as the popularity of Catholic schools grows countywide. The surge in enrollment has prompted the need for additional schools to maintain small class sizes. Capital graphic A task force of county Catholic schools is paying particular atten- tion. It has set up a series of meetings this month to discuss con- struction of another possi- bly in Davidsonville or Odenton. Page By THERESA WINSLOW StaffWriter Lacrosse star Kevin E. Reich- ardt's parents had steeled them- selves to the possibility that the man who killed their son might get off. but the Riva couple today couldn't hide their disgust at the verdict Wendell a former law was found not guilty by reason of insanity yesterday and sent to Dorothea Dix Hospital in N.C. He faces a commit- ment hearing in 50 days. He could be freed at that time if he's found to be no longer danger- ous to himself or others or end up being held indefinitely. a very dangerous said Carol Kevin's moth- er. think he should be sent to prison for the rest of his life. Why should he ever get He's killed two people Mr. Williamson admitted fatally shooting Mr. a 20-year- old sophomore at the University of North and 42-year-old res- taurant worker Ralph as he stalked Henderson Street in Chapel Hill with an M-l rifle. Mrs. Reichardt and her Dr Karl A an Edgewater returned home last night after attending the trial in N.C. Fifteen to 20 relatives and friends attended the two-week proceeding Friends at home also expressed frustration and anger at the verdict. thing with Kevin struck home for a lot of us who have kids who play said William Viz- carrondo of whose played lacrosse with Kevin for seven years. a travesty. I think the insan- ity plea should be outlawed. It's sorry I'm telling Mr. Williamson should have been found guilty and put to Mr. Vizcarrondo said. be on the street in two you wait and he said. Mrs. Reichardt said the family hearings are open to the and we will be at them. We. can never put it aside. We will have to be there. It's very tough. A family shpUJdn't have to go through Carol Reichardt intends to attend all the commit- ment hearings for Mr. despite the emotional toll it will take on them. hearings are open to the and we will be at she said. can never put it aside. We will have to be there. It's very tough A family shouldn't have to go through Dr. Reichardt deferred comments to his wife. He and his planned to attend a golf tournament being held today in Queen Anne's County in Kevin's honor. During ttfe Mr. William- son's attorneys portrayed him as troubled and delusional. He told police after his arrest that he was telepathic and committed the mur- ders to show the world he could read minds. Trial testimony also showed that Mr. Williamson believed a monster living in his spine could control his mind. He had been treated at least twice at the university for paranoid schizophrenia. Mrs. Reichardt said she felt law school and Mr. Williamson's family ignored his'illness it was so evident as portrayed in the then where was every- she said. Emotional UNC lacrosse Coach David Klarmann said it was hard for him to comment on the trial. just hard to he Page Great Communicator falling silent AP die photo president RonaM Reagan celebrates 84th birthday Feb. at a private party thrown by Ma Loa Angela atafl. It't been a ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Ronald Rea- gan cherished the yarns he would spin about Hollywood and his eight years in'the White but Alzheimer's disease seems to be silencing the Great Communi- cator. doesn't tell as many stories as he used daughter Maureen Reagan said. are very well aware of it. He's very well aware of Only staff and close friends have seen the former presi- dent in the year since his heart- wrenching letter disclosing the diagnosis and the start of journey that will lead me into the sunset of my Alzheimer's disease taking its toll That was Nov and there's been little since. Mr. Reagan privately celebrated his 84th birthday in February with which issued a photograph and a Reagan statement the 45th anniversary of my 39th birth- updating the Reagan adage. enjoys going to the office every playing golf and going to Nancy Reagan said this week in a written response to questions submitted to the Reagan office in Century City. On Mr. Reagan in- vlted his staff to bring in their children for lunch. doing said Cathy his for- mer press officer who was in town for the private get-together. There were no reporters and no media but Mr. Rea- gan posed for personal snapshots with the dozens of costumed youngsters. It's a glimpse of Mr. Reagan that few see. Post-presidency speeches are no Secret Ser- vice agents drive him from gated Bel-Air home to the worshipers at Bel-Air Presbyter- ian Church are handed fliers ad. monishing them to keep away from the former president. not hiding insists Joanne a spokesman for Mr. Reagan. The nation's 40th chief executive also enjoys occasional trips to his Santa Barbara County mountain- top where he still tools through pastures in his Jeep with the personalized license plate GIP- PER. Later this the Reagans will celebrate Thanksgiving at their Bel-Air home with relatives if the weather out at the said Maureen Reagan. love these she said. Alzheimer's is an irreversible neurological disorder that de-   

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