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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               County to showcase best in youth football SEE SPORTS El Holiday Patrol hopes to crack down on crime SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Dl PAGE A15 THURSDAY NOVEMBER MD For the 48-member DeCesaris clan of Thanksgiving is a lot memosiSunifays Maria Vaccaro bastes the ham while sister Ida Sukalo stlra pasta. The kitchen Is equipped with restaurant- style equipment for serving a weekly crowd of 60 or LundsKow-r The enough space In Geaton DeCesaris' dining hall for some members of the family to catch a Redskins game while eat From Gabrlelle Nlcolette Vaccaro and Juliana DeCesaris dig In. By MARY GRACE GALLAGHER Staff Writer blustery Sunday and the sive dining hall adjacent 40 DeCesaris' Lothian home is echoing with of shuffling I iflid children playing duck- l the prayer bell clangs and i hushes as heads bow. x ris leads and theiMiting commences. Tiwntogiving is a rare opportunity to count swap stories and update wallet photos of jgrowing grandchildren. after-food and conversation dwindles and heads home. But for the 48-member DeCesaris clan of Thanksgiving is a lot like most Sundays a time to regroup and count their blessings. week we have a Lisa Caftabiano helps herself to some green beans out of the restaurant- style food warmer as she talks to her sister-in-law Dorma DeCesaris. said Lisa Mr. DeCesaris' daughter and next-door neighbor. the real we just dress a little Industrial-sized dinners Fifteen years Mr. a Landover-based transformed the stripping house of his old tobacco farm into an industrial-powered What was once a dirt floor is now home to tile and gleaming stainless steel a walk-in freezer and wanted all my kids said Mr. a thick-set man with a thatch of salt-and- pepper hair. The range in age from 25 to 44. Among there are 27 Five have built homes along on farm property given to them by their parents. Sons Marco and Hugo live in Upper daughter Maria Vaccaro in Pasadena. Debbie the is farthest from home in her Baltimore apartment. With the kitchen in Mr. DeCesaris enlisted the help of a friend to build a room that could hold his growing family. The a FAMILY. Page Bigger Is better when organization and creativity are part of the County's free food programs in demand By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer those asking for help to make ends up 17.3 percent from meet. October 1994. soup kitchen in Glen Burnie is serving 50 percent more lunches than last and jfaaeiitly has a line for free grMMles stretching out the door. Park Pantry has had to Utett the area it serves because demand. Each is an example of trends that reflect findings released this week by the Maryland Food Committee. In a survey of more than 100 food providers in central the committee asked for meals or groceries in When supplies couldn't keep up with about 10 percent of pan tries shut down and 47 percent cut back on services or turned away people. Nearly one in three people seeking help was employed or shared a home with a working a lot of job a lot of families being split up... and then there are those discovering that- we said Diane Herndon of the Christian Assistance a pantry supported by 13 churches in Odenton and Gambrills. survey sponsors warn Of a crisis in and increased potential for burnout Page Mayor's plan would close bars at la. Hi. By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins is shop- ping a new compromise on the lingering issue of downtown restau- rant a 1 a.m. closing tune. The issue is likely to appear when the City Council reconvenes for the first time since a confusing and inconclusive debate on restaurant closing times earlier this month. Two proposals that the council has been considering for months call for a 2 a.m. closing time for restaurants that now are regujred to close by midnight. Restaurant noting the political nature of the debate public sentiment against legislation allowing later hoars has been strong were already unhap- py with the mayor's proposal Jerry owner of Middle.- ton Tavern and O'Brien's Oyster Bar and president of the Hospitality Industry wants hours to be extended to 2 willing to lobby strenuously oh the issue. is a winless situation. You're going to somebody unless you keep the status he said. The mayor acknowledged that his efforts at persuading aldermen to accept the latest compromise have been unsuccessful so far. But others- are waiting to see if the mayor can pullitoff. is not there. I don't see It right Mr. Hopkins said The mayor is widely regarded as the swing vote on two controversial bills that would allow downtown restaurants to remain open until 2 a.m. He abstained in a vote on the issue Nov. disappointing both sides. City law prohibits restaurants downtown from requesting the later although a dozen eateries have 2 a.m. licenses. Mr. Hopkins said he wants legislation that wouH be fair to all restaurants. .personal preference is to have all restaurants close at mid- support for that the City is not he Page Al main adds to BWI snarl ByERINCOLOMB Staff Writer A water main broke at BWI Air- port yesterday flooding airport roads and leaving many toilets unflushed for about four hours on the airport's busiest day of the year. Construction workers building the new International Pier acciden- tally hit the water main about 11 said Carol a spokesman for Baltimore-Washington Interna- tional Airport. With travelers .and motorists expected to pickup and drop off passengers at the airport the accident things Ms. Rlley said. day is but if it had to. I'd prefer it's not this she said. got a and we're dealing With After the main water INSIDE pooled on the road where upper- and lower-level traffic merges with vehicles coming out of the garage to leave the airport. Water blocked the exit to Elm and motorists from the upper and lower levels weren't able to get to the Interstate 195 exit without traveling through water. Drivers weren't the only ones inconvenienced by the break. Water pressure was reduced significantly in several parts of the preventing toilets from flushing and faucets from Ms. Riley said. Several restaurants were without water needed for cooking and clean- ing. The roads were and water pressure was restored by 3 Ms. Riley said. She couldn't confirm how deep Page E Y DAY TV Skaters prepare for a season on the rink. Bl Have hundreds of firms diverted retirement A2 FAMILY Breaking up is hard to do. Cl ARUNDEL county set for old man winter. Ot Powerless NFL can't stop all the moves. El Arvndel Report..... 01 Baby Face............ B9 Calendar............. A7 Classified............ Fl-6 E7 Crossword F6 Death Notices......A15 Dr.Gott............... C6 Editorials.............A14 Entertainment......D13 Family Living........Cl-3 For the Record.....D2-5 Lotteiy................ A4 On the Fridge.......BIO Police Beat..........A15 SevemaPark.......010 South County......D8-9 Sports................El-6 Television...........D15 Tides.................. A15 Weddings............ 06 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 Circulation.................2694800 From Kent 327-1583   

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