Annapolis Capital, December 15, 1995

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Skating guide inside MOVEV' ON UP Transportation workers roll into posh new home Cl O'sfind relief in Myers Dl DETAILS PAGE All FRIDAY DECEMBER MD State may buy Festival at Riva By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer The state pension fund is realiz- ing what restaurants and developers already There's money to be made in Parole. The state Retirement and Pension System has proposed buying the Festival at Riva shopping center at Forest Drive and Riva Road for million The purchase is one of dozens of items that the Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote on Wednesday Pension fund offers for purchase of Parole site a project in a unique location that will generate a great deal of revenue for the retirement said state Comptroller Louis L one of three board mem- bers Gov Parris N Glendening and Treasurer Lucille Maurer also sit on the board The center is in a cally Depart- ment of General Services analysts said in their comments for the board The demographics of the Annapo- lis suburb have made it a desired location for retailers and restau- rants for several years Seattle-based Nordstrom was part of a million expansion of Anna- polis Mall in and national chains Including Home Best Best Products and Petsmart are moving into new developments Festival at Riva was built in 1987 by Trammel Crow Corp during the region's real estate boom The shopping center was one of several con- cept centers built across the region A developer bought the Valu Food Festival shopping center in Severna Park last month for million Festival at Riva has 16 with Giant T.J. Maxx and MJ Design as its anchor stores The sale would have no direct effect on the stores The center is 92 percent and would generate a 10 percent annual return on the state's invest- Mr Goldstein said. The state would buy the center as part of an effort to diversify its investments. It already owns sev- eral commercial real estate projects. The billion system pays benefits to retirees. The state also sees the center atf a good deal Two appraisals put the center's value at between mil- lion and 5 according to board documents The state also plans to hold the property for up to 10 but will review each year whether it should sell The state would protect the in- vestment with commercial Insur- ance and would hire Madison Mar- quette Realty Partners to take over Page Main 'It's done' City celebrates with parade By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer When a falling red ribbon touched the new bricks in the center of Main the Annapolis Chorale broke out in the said a happy voice from the frozen crowd. The nine-month Main Street reconstruction ended a week ago. Last the city celebrated with dancers and a featuring the Annapolis High School band and local dignitaries only have one thing to Mayor Alfred A Hopkins shouted before the ribbon was cut at 5 30 p.m done State Comptroller Louis Goldstein praised the joint city- state effort to get the 5 million project off the planning shelf and onto the pavement shows what teamwork can said After the white-haired gentlemen had their second- grader Lauren Lochry stepped up and stole the show by snipping the ribbon with a pair of long golden scissors daughter of Bob and Terry got the right to open the new street when she bid for an October lunch with the mayor at her St. Mary's School fund-raiser. class came Up with questions for the mayor and hers 'When is the street going to be Mr. Lochry said. By George N Lundstow The Capital The flag from Annapolis High School the marching band up Main Street last night M part of The Main the official celebration marking the street's reopening. The project took nine months and SS.6 million to complete. That was all Mr Hopkins needed to hear to invite the youngster remember the question I 'You'll because you'll be there to help me cut the said the who described the Main Street project as his top accomplishment. Lauren was suitably impressed with the new street. doesn't go bump she said. The party last night celebrated the end of Main Street as a rattle- tester for cars and the end of months of nerve-testing construction for merchants on the street think it is said Kathy owner of Zachary's Jewelry on Main Street looks like the street should look because it's the most unique Main Street in a The Capital city in this country. You have the State House right down to the bay and all these shops in between committee of downtown created to help merchants survive the reconstruction of the finished off its work with a drawing for a shopping spree and a trip for two to the British Virgin Islands Buddy Barnes of Annapolis won the and Hazel Belt of Annapolis won the shopping spree. Mids urged to curtail use of tobacco By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer On Navy ships of the smoking lamp told sailors when they could light up At the Naval Academy this the smoking lamp flickered and all but died Mirroring society's new anti- smoking attitudes and looking to head off expensive health the academy is trying to curtail tobacco use among midshipmen At the beginning of the fall semes- academy officials banned smok- ing in Bancroft the midship- men's sprawling and in- troduced a new series of programs to help mids quit smoking and or using chewing tobac- co not trying to be punitive here We're just trying to do the healthy said Capt Gerard the academy's deputy com- mandant of midshipmen. The academy keeps no figures on the number of mids who Use tobac- but a poll taken among the Class of 1999 when they arrived last summer indicates that smoking and though not uncommon among is less prevalent than among students at other said Capt Christian. E. the health promotions officer at the academy's medical clinic. Still. Capt Farrell expected some grumbling when Bancroft Hall was By David W Trozzo The Capital A etuffed ashtray stands outside Bancroft the midshipmen dormi- tory at the Naval Academy. Academy officiate banned smoking hi the sprawling building at the beginning of the school forcing mlde and workers to light up outside. turned into a no-smoking zone It's not as if mids who smoke have many places to light up. Naval officers in uniform are forbidden to smoke or walk with hands in when walking or in public view outside Page Collective bargaining for state INSIDE In search of crabbing advice By BART JANSEN Staff Writer Gov Parris N. Glendening will ask the General Assembly to grant collective bargaining power to state to boost cooperation and morale and end what one labor official called a But some' lawmakers have al- ready criticized the proposal as because the rising sala- ries and other costs that could result would hurt the state's recruit- ment of new businesses Collective bargaining would for- malize the relationship between the state's including the who work m Anne Arun del County state work- ers who unionize must still ask the legislature for such things as a pension rather than negoti- ate with management. Annapolis and Anne Arundel County governments already have collective bargaining agreements requiring negotiated labor con- tracts with employee unions Mr. Glendening promised during the 1994 campaign to offer collective bargaining to state workers. Details of the bill haven't been but there are a number of ways the governor could define it. For one sticking point concerns the formality of negotia- tions Collective bargaining might merely mean meetings between workers and or nego- tiations that end in arbitration re- quiring both sides to abide by a settlement doubt that any bill will pass the 1996 session Expensive benefits would burden taxpayers and hurt business re- and could lower the state's bond they warned going to be a contentious said state Sen. John C D a member of a state task force studying the issue. just don't see it going very Page AIDS patient undergoes ba- boon marrow transplant A3 Virginia scientists reviving foreign oyster arguments A4 ARUNDEL Men file brutality suit against city police Bl Redskins Harvey named to Pro Bowl team Dl 4 M Entertainment Annapolis C12 Arundel Report A10 Births A4 Calendar Reunions C2 Campus Newt A10 Capital Camera Beat A8. All Classified 01-6 Club Notes C3 Comics A10 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments. 268-5000 Restrictions for '96 future debated By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Thou shalt pass no new restric- tions on crabbing before figuring out how earlier ones worked Thou shalt get better and thou shalt ensure Virginia does its share to protect the blue crab population Those were consensus command- ments reached by about 60 people meeting at Calvary United Method- ist Church in Annapolis yesterday to discuss the future of Maryland's most valuable fishery. But state Natural Resources Sec retary John Griffin who Joked that the meeting was held at a church so he could divine on developing 199ft crab- bing restrictions indicated after ward that he's unlikely to maintain the status quo Herton Natural Secretary John Griffin lawmakers and wnotosalera for guidance In developing crabblnc restrictions for the 1996 season. going to recommend something for next he said It is remains to be seen We will be as responsive as we can be about how to structure the recom- Mr Griffin said the Department of Natural Resources' proposal for restrictions for the 1996 season would be unveiled in early Febru- in time for March hearings and an effective date of April 15 Some proposals participants tup- such as requiring licensee for recreational would Page ;