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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Navy hangs tough in loss to Stanford Cl MIND GAMES The teen of the week is ready to undertake an Odyssey Bl to aid the PAGE A7 SATURDAY DECEMBER MD 350 Stadium deals facing changes ASSOCIATED PRESS Legislative opposition to state funding for two football stadiums in Maryland is running so strong that some key lawmakers say the deals may have to be changed to get General Assembly approval. The majority and minority leaders in the House of Delegates are among those who say some changes must be made in the financ- ing plans for football stadiums for the Cleveland who are moving to and the Wash- Lawmakers want teams to kick in more cash ington who are moving to Prince George's County. deal as presented does not have the Majority Leader John said yesterday. don't know who's going to kick in more but I know that it's going to have to be done could be Art Modell giving up seat license money toward construction costs. It could be the city of Baltimore coming up with some revenue Mr. Hurson said. Minority Leader Robert Kittle- said neither deal can make it through the legislature in its current form. the very Art's going to have to kick something in. I think Jack Kent Cooke's going to have to kick in some more Mr. Kittle- man said Since Mr. Cooke is building his own million there is less pressure to get him to increase his investment. Many opponents would be happier if Prince George's County agreed to pay million in infrastructure costs from its share of admissions taxes to Redskins fames. Gov. Parris Glendening agreed to put up all million in highway and other infrastructure improve- ments after County Executive Wayne Curry refused to pay any of the costs. The fiercest opposition has been directed at the plan to spend more than 1200 million to build a stadium for the Browns in Baltimore. Mr. Modell's team would pay no rent and would get all profits from con- cessions and but would pay to maintain the stadium. The Page Christmas correspondence Local elves send answers to Santa letters By MICHAEL CODY Staff Writer Santa ClaOs certainly knows how to delegate. On his behalf. Postal Service clerks. moonlighting as answered hundreds of letters mailed from Anne Arundel County this season. The some laboriously scrawled by little ones just learning to handle a pencil or poured in from Tracys Landing and places in between. frequently was the only address although a girl from Annapolis left explicit instructions take to post office. Nicki's she wrote a little girl from printed a simple message on a sheet torn from a pocket-sized memo pad I will bring you some cookies and milk and I will bring your reindeers some carrots. I love she wrote. Young also from typed his letter as a businessman would. am a 5-year-old boy who lives By David W Trozzo The Capital Oku a clerk at ttM downtown Annapolis post answered about 60 this year on behalf of Santa. think I have been a good but I think you are the judg of wrote one girl. with his parents at the referenced wrote am writing to update you on my recent behavural patterns and also suggest a few gift ideas Action dolls and video games were among the most- requested presents. A child in Tracys Landing asked Mr. Claus to bring his teddy bear to Postmaster Heidi Mudd said. Another in at the end of his wanted more a laptop In one fellow warned Mr. Claus not to make a then erased that part of his letter. Page 12 days gift guide updated for '90s Three French They're hard to find Ihfc ttnfc'eY be daswf The Music and Arta Center HI Partt vfl but they have to be enpoad on order. Cynthia MPJoy opted InetMd to buy a cuftar from Oretehen MoMMe. By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Eight maids a-milking are handy on a dairy but not under a Christmas tree. And where do you put seven Twelve Days of obviously isn't the most practical gift guide. But paraphrased for the '90s in Anne Arundel it offers tome more feasible gift ideas some even available for last-minute shoppers. Just try getting a partridge ins pear tree this time of year. But nostalgic baby-boomers can get a whole family of them. Partridge Family Sound circa costs at Tower Records at Annapolis Harbour Center Go There's only one copy. Parody songs typically substitute two turtlenecks for the two turtle doves. To be try just plain turtles. There are plenty of the reptiles at House of Tropicals in Glen Burnie. They offer three Red Ear Southern Painted Page Slaying suspect told police he planned to kill By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer A 36-year-old man arrested in the shooting of a service station em- ployee in Gambrills on Thursday morning told police he harbored a deep animosity toward the although he hadn't seen his former co-worker in six years. Blake Allen Ohman told detec- tives after his surrender that he awoke in the early morning hours Thursday and decided to kill Pat- rick William Clements. Mr. who formerly lived in Bowie but has no fixed said he had a long-standing hatred of the stemming from work- related incidents. The two worked together in 1939 at the Waugh Chapel Exxon station on Route where the shooting occurred. No details were available on whether any incidents alleged by Mr. Ohman had or what they may have involved. Mr. of 1649 Midland Road in was shot short- ly before 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the where he was service manager. Witnesses told police a man dressed in camouflage shot Mr. Clements with an assault then stood over the victim and fired several more rounds into him. An off-duty county police officer saw the suspect leave the gas sta- tion. Less than a half-hour another off-duty county police offi- cer saw the suspect's Volkswagen near according to District Court charging documents. After a 25-mile chase around the southern end of the a shoot- out with several police officers near Davidsonville and a standoff lasting almost an Mr. Ohman was talked Into surrendering to police officers. When he freely ad- mitted shooting Mr. Clements at the gas and gave an account of events leading up to and Including the said Detective Thomas O'Connor in charging documents. Mr. Ohman told police he had known the victim six years when both worked at the and said he had had no contact with Mr. Clements since then. Arriving at the service station before Mr. Mr. Ohman waited In the parking lot. When Mr. Clements was on the Mr. Oh- man allegedly got out of his walked over to Mr. Clements and shot him. Gary owner of the service said he un- aware of any disagreements be- tween Mr. Clements and Oh- who worked at the statictn tot six or seven months. Friends of the victim described him as a helpful man with a fondness for fishing and softball. Several witnesses saw the shoot- Ing. Police were told Mr. Ohman did not threaten anyone and no robbery attempt was made. Police said a 7.62-mm assault rifle was used in the murder. A rifle matching the description was found in Mr. Ohman's car at the scene of a shootout with police at Sands Road and Harwood Road near Davidson- ville. Spent 7.62-mm shell casings were found in the car. In the shootout with Mr. Ohman allegedly used another a fir- ing at officers as he crashed his car into a tree and balled out. He was hit In the left buttock In the shootout. Mr. Ohman was treated and released at the Prince George's Trauma Center before he was released to police. Following a hearing yesterday morning in he was being held without bond in the county Detention Center on charges of first- degree attempted murder of a police and use of a handgun in commission of a felony. He appeared via closed-circuit television before District Court Judge Essom V. who directed that Mr. Ohman continue to be held. He had no and may be represented by the Public Defender's Office. Mr. Ohman waived his right to a preliminary hearing. hi a bizarre the mur- der took place on the same date as another murder at the same service station 14 years ago. On the night of Dec. Army Sgt. Walter B who was moonlighting at the was shot to death in a robbery after closing for the night. Three months three sus- pects from Queen Anne's County were arrested. INSIDE Abortion activist opts for Christinas in prison Arundel Report Calendar Capital Camera Classified Comics Crossword Editorials Lottery Classified.. Circulation. Bl B4 C13 C5 C4 C12 A6 A4 Movies..... Obituaries Police Beat. Religion Sports Stocks Television. Tides M By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer A federal judge this week dangled freedom 'GIB before Arnold resident Cheryl 62 3 but the anti-abortion activist chose instead to B5 spend Christmas in jail. not looking forward to but it's better than betraying her she said. Her Gayle who shares her daughter's anti-abortion will spend the holiday alone in the apartment they share. be thinking about but I'll be thinking about why she's there. And I believe there's a need for Mrs. Richardson said. is my time for hurting and affliction a time to be deprived of comforts and stand for what is Cheryl in a letter to her mother 268-7000 .2684800 Ms. has been held In an jail since Nov. when she refused to answer questions from a federal grand jury Investigating a possible conspir- acy behind violence at abortion clinics around the country. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brlnkema told Ms. Richardson on Wednesday that she could go free if she would answer questions. Ms. chose to reiterate the position that got her jailed on contempt charges 25 days ago. feel that the Investigation Is unjust in that it seeks to bring indictments against Christians who are legally engaged In exer- cising their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and she said In a telephone Interview from prison. The investigation was convened In 1994 by Attorney General Janet Reno after an abor- tion doctor and an unarmed Annapo- lis native and retired Air Force Lt. Col. James were shot to death in Pensacols. Fla. Ms. Richardson has been arrested several times while demonstrating outside abortion clinics with Operation a nationwide abortion protest group. know that being in here at Christmas will be the hardest Ms. Richardson wrote In a letter to her mother on Dec. 12. she is my time for hurting and affliction a time to be deprived of Pace   

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