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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Maryland out to grab bowl Hd ci DRUM ROLL Drumming up support for the Thanksgiving bird Bl more than oneway to stuff aturtoy. Crabbing season extended 3 days SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Dl DETAILS' PAGE A16 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER MD 35t Government Day 2 Rebel worker's refrain is 'spying oil the job' ASSpCIATED PRESS Mich. As superin- tendent of a fledgling national park in a remote corner of Michigan's Upper Penin- Bill Fink is a long way from the front lines of the federal budget standoff. Though federal employ- ees were sent home Fink took a stand he hopes will get Washing- ton's He's Staying at .work. a of Mr. Fink said from his office at the Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet. personal commitment is to stay on the job and try to Other federal workers have also volun- teered to stay on the but the govern- ment has turned them down because of liability concerns and a law that bars federal workers from nonemergency vol- untary service. But Mr. Fink is manning his desk at the park founded three years ago to commemorate the area's copper- mining heritage. And since there are few visitors at this time of he has plenty of time to catch up on the mail and work on lon'g-range plans. want all of us to recognize that federal employees are dedicated public Page President Congress remain dug In. A2 federal furloughs attract anxieties AP photo U.S. Park Service employee Jim Berge uses small bandages to affix a sign on a fence at the Washington Monument. By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer News of the federal shutdown rolled across the Naval Academy yesterday like a fathom- less fog. Shortly after the civilian workers in the Admissions Department packed up and went home. Around 2 many lab techni- cians and other support personnel headed for their cars. By when most professors were re- quired to lay down their the customar- ily packed academy parking lots resembled a gap-toothed grimace. About of civilian including the academy's 320 civilian instruc- were furloughed after President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders couldn't agree on an emergency spending 6U1. Two negotiating sessions left both sides firmly raising the possibility that the shutdown could last until when Congress is expected tp send the president an omnibus spending bill. support negotiation and but I see no evidence that the White House is prepared to support said Rep. Wayne T R-Kent He called on the president to support the Republican plan to balance the budget in seven years. at Fort George G. Meade which accounts for about of the civilian federal jobs in the county fur- loughed workers voiced their anger and anxieties. Page Main Street work will be 2 weeks late By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Main Street merchants are saying told you after learning Main Street construction is two weeks behind schedule. As recently as Oct the city believed the project was about two weeks ahead of schedule and would be finished around Dec. 1. Now the completion date is Dec. 16 nine days after the annual Midnight Madness downtown shopping festival leaving only nine days the crucial Christmas shopping season. And the contractors still stand to receive a bonus. will be hard-pressed to have Main Street done by the week of Dec even by the end of the said Joe chief of engineering for the city Department of Public Works. said constructiort crews have to wait for the street bed to dry before they can compact the surface ancHay the first of three layers of asphalt beneath the bricks. The city informed Main Street businesses prompting howls of protest and second-guessing from who'believed the street would be reopened as promised on Dec. 1. them not to plan ahead for bad weather is absolutely said Paul co-owner of Evolve Board Shop. is going to make a lot of businesses go He said the city should have required that the contractors work double-shifts all along in anticipation of bad weather. Mr Baker said that was not an option. The city's contract with Fort Myer Construction offers a bonus for finishing before the completion date or a penalty MAIN Page Big snowfall spares county By David Pedestrians make their way up West Street In the rain yesterday. So the Nor'MMtor has dumped about 1.38 at Battlmofe-Washmgton Intematkmal but this area got off lucky compared to the western part of the vtate where totals topped 2 feet. By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer A light drizzle this morning was all that remained of a powerful Nor'easter that dumped 26 inches of snow in Carrett but left this area relatively unscathed A total of 1.35 inches of ram fell at Baltimore-Wash ington International Airport and wind gusts'topped out at 31 mph. No major flooding was reported made out very said Dick a forecaster with the National Weather Service at the port. basically in the clearing- out kind of About Baltimore Gas and Elec- tric Co. customers were without power throughout yesterday. All but 28 were restored to service by a.m. today Another customers in the Ridgeview area of the county near Harmans lost power for about 90 min- utes this morning. They had service by BGE spokesman Peggy Mul- loy said. Paul deputy harbormaster in said the water was about 6 inches above normal at City this morning and some was seeping into the street. It wasn't causing arty however. looks he said'. The county Department of Public Works reported a quiet night with no flooding on roads or other areas. State Highway Administration crlws had been on stand-by alert in the but weren't said agency. Page Shoreline losing war with Mother Nature Global warming causing sea levels to rise INSIDE ByOlivldW. Trozzo Steve Can stands on the etooJnj front town of Ms Perry Fame home sJMf the Stvwn Rlvw. federal officials say teal wym rise to the next tt the srforeUno. Steve Carr has less yard to mow between his house in Ferry Farms and the Severn River. But Carr generations to come may not need a mower at if the 50-foot strip of grass eventually loses its battle with Mother Nature and the Chesapeake Bay. According to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection it's just a matter of time before global wanning causes sea levels to rise enough to force shore dwellers such as Mr. Carr farther inland.. Mr. president of the Severn River is philosophical about the which he estimates at perhaps swaths of the lawn look at quite as a natural part of he said. like to slow it but I'm not going to try to stop it because Uhink the remedy is- often worse thaft the Cliffs and marshland surrounding the Chesapeake are disappearing due to sudden storms or the slow erosion of time. The EPA study said waters should rise about 6 inches in the next 55 half the rate a United Nations panel of scientists predicted a few years ago. Global temperatures are to rise nearly 2 degrees by 2050 and nearly 4 degrees by the report said. If that means slower erosion of the ground surrounding homes such as Mr. Carr's but the erosion is expected to continue. got a little more said Stephen P. director of coastal research at the University of Maryland. not as bad as everybody thought at but the bad news is it's still KENT School bus drivers face alcohol tests A10 WEST Airport manager's job in jeopardy. A12 4 82 Arundel Report Dl Entertainment. 88 Ask -a Vet B5 Lottery............ A4 Calendar 87 Kent Island ......A10 Cap Camera B8. 010 Movies 89 Chef s 814 Names in News... 67 Classified D2 Obituaries......A15 B6 Police Beat K15 Crossword Death Notices. Dog's World Editorials 08 Sports .........Cl-4 09 Television........-B9 B5 Tides........ A14 A14 West County...... A12 Portions of The Capital are printed eadh on recycled paper The newspaper Is recyclable Classified...................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From Kent 327-1883 All other departments..268-5000   

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