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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - October 3, 2010, Annapolis, Maryland 1 ì r-Mil ORCE SNAPS NAVY STRÍf SPORTS / Cl gmm§9fmf Free tet da» frani IGOlDAY/ L'Ecole de Danse g^unòag Capital Chesapeake wins boys title at John Doc' Jones Invitational / C5 'Wi V'^.vvtä' m ^á SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010 m .i »'V if Photo by Jostiiia McKetif V ^-^m . If V A Capital-Gazette Newspaper — Annapolis, MD u^ m if! m Little is certain if slots zoning fails Zoning, state law complicate post-Question A picture By LIAM FARRELL Staff Writer If Anne Arundel County voters approve the zoning referendum on November's ballot, the consequences are relatively clear. By approving the zoning law, voters will sign off on the rules needed for The Cordish Cos. to build a 4,750-machine slots facility at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or lawsuits, Cordish, which has already been awarded a state slots license contingent on getting proper zoning, will then be able to move forward with its The fight over at Arundel proposal. But if Anne Arundel County voters don't approve the zoning referendum on November's baUot, the consequences are largely unknown. Call it the fog of slots — a persistent inability to accurately project the future because of Maryland's unpredictable history with gambling. The easiest way to draw any conclusions, no matter how tenuous, is to start from the morning of Nov. 3 in case a majority of county voters decide against the referendum. The Maryland Constitution would still allow slots within two miles of Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Anne Arundel County would find itself once again without the zoning needed for a slots facility anywhere within those boundaries, and The Cordish Cos. would be (See SLOTS. Page A6) A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN By Shannon Lee ZirWe — The Capital Matt Benoliel, a firefighter wtth the Annapolis Rre Department, helps 4-year-old Reese Davis put out a pretend Are during the department's annual expo, which was held yesterday at City Doclt. The event also Included hazardous material and CPR demonstrations, children's activities and handouts. lasers popular with county police Devices used more than hands, pepper spray USE OF FORCE laser Hands/Feet Pepper Spray Asp baton K9 Flashlight PR24 baton Firearm Bean Bag shotgun. Overall incidents By SCOTT DAUGHERTY Staff Writer When dealing with an unruly subject last year, a county police officer was more likely to use other weapon at his disposal. Officers were even more likely to use the dart-firing weapons — which use 50,000 volts of electricity to incapacitate a suspect — than their own hands, according to statistics released last week by the county Police Department. In all, officers filed 71 reports in 2009 regarding their use of a Taser, compared to 63 reports regarding the use of their hands and feet, and 26 for the use of pepper spray. County officials and several nationally recognized police experts last week hailed the statistics, which the county released Tuesday to The Capital in response to a request under the Maryland Public Information Act. Upon reviewing the statistics. Col. James Teare Sr., coimty police chief, announced plans to post five years worth of annual reports on the department's website. Amnesty International attributes the deaths of more than 330 people in the United States to officer-deployed Tasers. But experts said last week the devices are safer than many of the other options available to police, and Tasers should be used as an alternative to wrestling a subject to the ground or hitting a person with a baton. a Taser than any "There is a very common perception 2005 0 65 47 21 6 19 2 1 0 161 2006 0 67 49 21 3 17 2 11 2 172 2007 31 64 33 11 8 14 6 5 3 175 2008 66 70 30 11 5 22 5 5 4 218 2009 71 64 26 14 5 19 1 12 0 187* •There were 212 weapons used in 2009 in 187 incidents. Until 2008, the county categorized each use of foroe incident under whatever weapon was "predominately" used. In 2009, the county began tracking every weapon usage. Source: Anne Arundel County Police INJURIES To Officers To Suspects 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 31 28 29 32 31 75 78 101 118 113 Source: Anne Anjndel County Police that it's preferable to go hands-on. It is not," said Dr. Richard B. Weinblatt, a former police chief of the Randleman (N.C.) Police Department who now consults privately on police policies. "When (See TASERS, Page All) Keeping up with the Dudleys From Moscow to Maryland, trans-Atlantic BP exec sometimes calls Arnold home By EUSHA SAUERS Staff Writer Up until this summer, it was mildly interesting to the residents of a quiet street near Annapolis that one of their neighbors was a successful oilman. But that was before Robert Dudley got a promotion — and not just any promotion. As of Friday, Dudley is the new chief executive officer of BP, the company that made international headlines for one of history's most catastrophic man-made environmental disasters. In April an offshore rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, gushing 4.9 million barrels of oil before engineers sealed it off three months later. Tony Hayward had been the CEO and public face of BP. Now Dudley is in charge of the multibillion-doUar corporation, which faces a future of ecological restoration, financial reparations and rebranding. And you think you have a hard job? "I think if you took a poU, not (See DUDLEY, Page AS) AP photo Robert Dudley on Friday became the first American to lead the BP In Its centurjHong history. 56 48 HMM LOW RAIN Tomorrow, ram. B2 NATtON DEIM0CIIA11 RAUY: "One Nation Working Together" rally draws thousands to Washington. A2 LIFESTYLE THE HEAT IS ON: Locals warm up to Bikram, hot yoga. D1 BUSINESS ON THE HORIZON: Participation, consumer confidence is up for this year's U.S. Sailboat Show. Qne question remains: Availability of financing. B8 INDEX Four Mctkms, 40 p^M Calendar......B3 MyTime......012 Crossword ... D5 Obituaries ... B2 Health..........D3 Puzzles.......ClO Lottery.........A4 TV................B4 www.HometownAmuipolls.com Classified............410-268-7000 Circulation..........410-26»4800 From Kent Island .. 800327-1583
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