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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Accidents mar deer season Bl PLAY IT SAFE Shopping for new Make sure safety's on the list Cl pose choking hazard. Towson State pulls fast one on Mids Dl DCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 MILD DETAILS PAGE All THURSDAY NOVEMBER MD Vandalism j ar s neighbors Capital photo Ku Klux Klan graffiti spray-painted on this wall at 194 Prince George St. earlier this week stands as a reminder of a vandalism spree plaguing the heart of Annapolis' Historic District. By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer It was a cold afternoon but the chill bringing shivers downtown had nothing to do with the weather. Annapolis is fed up with vandalism and disgusted with a spray painter who covered walls with racist messages this week. just just pure said Ron co-owner of Baldwin and Claude Antiques on Maryland Avenue. Mr Baldwin scrubbed including the word written in off the wall of Dawson Gallery at 44 Maryland Ave. Prince George Street resi- Spree plagues Historic District dent Graham Gardner was scrubbing spray paint off the front wall of his 200-year-old home with a wire brush And a few blocks away on Main employees of the Evolve Boardshop were knocking shards of glass broken by a vandal away from a door and putting up a piece of plywood with the painted bullet awaits you next maggott Up the Larry Vincent was telling friends of his Thanksgiving week two robberies his Laurance one attempted robbery of his Maryland Avenue two windows shot out of his a trash can torn from the sidewalk in front of the planters knocked into the street in front of his home and police removing a homeless man who broke into a basement next door all in one week. very tired of and we don't know why the mayor won't do something about Mr Vincent said Mayor Alfred Hopkins said he's sym but the job of catching vandals i often too difficult for any police force. can't be on every corner on Mr. Hopkins said. wish I knev the magic answer. It's something that need to be it needs to be City police are kicking off extra patrol although they were planned befon the recent vandalism spree as part of i robbery prevention campaign during thi Page City officers to patrol streets. Bl Sick season is here By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer The sick season has with raw achy bodies and irritated throats reported across Anne Arun- del local and state health workers said. seemed to be the phrase of the day at several local medical offices contacted Monday. And some medical offices said they have been barraged by walk-in pa- tients with flu-like ailments and stomach viruses. are getting into the sick said Dr. Neil a Glen Burme internal specialist whose office had about 20 unsched- uled patients Monday The first confirmed case of influ- enza this season in Maryland was diagnosed in a 6-year-old Baltimore child Nov state Epidemiologist Diane Dwyer said Monday. The state had no reports of confirmed flu cases in Anne Arundel County. Doctors are required to report confirmed cases to the which can take weeks But they aren't required to perform laboratory tests confirming the influenza virus Several said they rarely perform the tests if symptoms mimic the flu because the treatment remains the same. The Baltimore child with the flu had influenza although officials don't yet know which Flu which are still provide protection against influen- za type type A-Texas and A-Johannesburg. At least 16 states and D C have reported influenza cases Dr. Dwyer said state officials sus- pected an influenza outbreak in Baltimore m but lab cul- tures determined that another virus Page Late-night shopping kicks off tonight Shops on Maryland Avenue and State Circle kick off the holidays tonight with The Eleventh while Sevema Park shoppers can participate in Midnight Madness. At Eleventh a late-night social and shopping most of the 40-plus stores will stay open until 11 while the streets' business association provides entertainment In Sevema the second annual Midnight Madness features shopping until as well as Santa and other activities at Park Plaza and Sevema Village shopping off Ritchie Highway at McKmsey Road. Many shops on Main Street and City Dock In Annapolis plan to hold a Midnight Madness festival Dec. 7. Call 2800410. LEAVES ARE TOUGH TO TACKLE By Capital From the Shawn of Nathan of Glen David of Annapolto and of Annapolto play In a pile of In Annapolis. There will be plenty more time to rake In the good with dear and hi the Saturday and up to 60 Sunday. today will be In the Crofton boulevard pushed again By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Think Paris. Or Waldorf. The state's chief highway planner last night repeated his pitch for an eight-lane landscaped boulevard through Crofton have been some mighty beauti- ful boulevards in Europe that have been developed to eight said Neil Fed- the State Highway Administra- tion's director of planning. Members of the Route 3 Study Commis- who have considered a bypass and a partially elevated freeway from Route 175 to Route 450 in response to increasing traffic asked for sketches when they next meet on 17 in Bowie The SHA has 200 feet of right of way from Route 450 to Route a layout similar to one that led to construction of eight lanes on Route 301 through Waldorf in Charles County For a boulevard to some land- owners would have to give up the direct access to a state road that is theirs by right. Most several landowners agree to share one access point. things had gotten so bad that people realized it was in their best Mr Pedersen said. be the feedback we've gotten is that the best thing ever to happen to Waldorf is what we At least now there Page Residents debate fate of towers By BRADLEY PSNISTON Staff Writer Area residents have plenty of ideas for Greenbun Point after the Navy demolishes its radio transmittini facility set up a nature open the land tc establish a woodland camp for inner-city kids. But a former Naval Academy instructor suggestec that the Navy could finally make some money from 77-year-old facility by renting one of its 19 towers cellular phone companies. a bystander and a it's frustrating to me to lose this facility which you could rent for of dollars a retired Navy Cmdr. Bob BruningE said at a public meeting yesterday. At the Navy representatives civic groups and other residents discussed the fate oi the 231-acre transmitting facility. Marked for closure by the 1993 Defense Base Closure and Realignment the facility will be shul down and transferred from the Navy's communications division to the academy in a few years. Because the towers are so expensive to maintain a paint job can cost the Navy plans to dismantle them around the year 2000 at a cost of million to million. But Cmdr. who taught electrical engineer ing at the academy in the said during the hearing at Naval Station Annapolis that a single 600-foot tower should be saved Built to support pounds of antenna the Eiffel Tower-style mast on the tip of Greenbury Point could hold all the transmitters that local cellular phone and pager companies would need for the next 20 he said. A civilian Cmdr Brunmga operates the giant satellite dish on Hospital Point across the Severn River. He said other communications companies were extremely interested in access to high towers those towers come there's going to be a 600-foot tower put up in somebody's back he said Or several smaller towers. A transmitter on the Navy mast could do the work of six 100-foot towers through- out the he said Several proposals for such towers around the county have run into fierce opposi- tion from nearby resutSfitsr Capt Edward the academy's deputy for Page INSIDE ARUNDEL Deal spares woman jail time for theft Bl Rite Aid drugstore chains to merge A3 4 40 Arundel Report Calendar Classified Crossword Death Notices Editorials Entertainment Family Living For the Record 81 C4 A9 Honor rolls A7 B8 C7 Lottery A4 C5 Movies. DB Obituaries All C4 Sevema Park B4-5 AID South County B6-7 B3 Sports... Dl-6 08 Television 07 Tides All 82 Tree Talk A7 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified...................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments .-.268-5000 Tree sellers expect a green Christmas By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Tuesday morning passed quietly at the Miles Tree Farms stand next to Chesapeake Exxon in but Jim Choate wasn't worried think we'll have a good he said with a smile So do other retailers and owners of farms where residents can cut their own Christmas trees. The hottest summer on record and a prolonged dry spell didn't hurt the and prices have held they said Most tree sellers either opened around Thanksgiving or are preparing to open this Kathy an assistant manager at Broadneck Nurseries in said the .baying season traditionally gets going Dec. 1. The busiest time is typically the second weekend in other retailers said. Miles Tree of has run a stand for seven years m the same spot across think we'll have a good Jim Miles Tree Farms of Scotch white pines and Eraser priced from to depending on size and type. The hottest seller remains the Fraser which holds its needles the Mr. Choate said The most popular size is a which runs between and he said. About 100 trees are on but fresh shipments arrive weekly from the North Carolina farm The Fraser fir is also tops at Broadneck which has been selling trees since the day after Thanksgiving. Although many people opt for ready-cut' other county residents choose to cut their own or buy artificial ones. It's tough to get anyoJM in industry to say which of the oyttoos tatin ready- cut trees had an edge. The state Department of Agriculture doesn't track Christmas tree and the New Windsor-based Maryland Christmas Tree Association Inc. represents mainly farms. At Homestead Gardens in nursery buyer Lolly Bonomi said artificial trees are gaining in even though the business still sells plenty of real ones. Roger president of the tree said people who cut their own trees make it part of an annual family ritual Two of the three county farms listed in the group's brochure open tomorrow morning. The third opens Saturday There's also one listed in Queen Anne's but there are others in both counties kind of like going to said Robert C. Giffen whose family owns Mas-Que Farm In Annapolis. a certain ambience about the whole AU Christmas trees on his farm are   

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