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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland U.S. tries to stop Russia-Iran nuclear deal A2 2 EN A Arkansas tries to repeat NCAA title tonight B2 Arkansas is led by Corliss Williamson andScotty Thurman Clinton's idea could cost Md. SEE ARUNDEL REPORT TOMORROW RAIN DETAILS PAGE All 1 APRIL MD HOME 25C 35C Strike Season starts April 26 ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO Baseball players and owners ended their fight with a truce rather than a peace After 234 more than mil- lion in no World Series and not even a the longest and costliest work stoppage in the history of professional sports finally ended last night Owners accepted the union's offer to play without a work agreement. The which had been scheduled to start with replacement players yester- will begin April 26 Major league players were told to report to spring training camps begin- ning and exhibition games will begin April 13. Replacement play- Hopkins proposes property tax cut By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins called for a 4-cent cut in the city property tax rate in his 1996 budget proposal unveiled this morning. The proposed million budget for fiscal 1996 calls for a tax rate df per of assessed still higher than the rate in fiscal 1994. The City Council raised property taxes 7 cents to last year. But because property valuations have also most homeowners' property tax bills will remain about the BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS don't regard it as a surrender. The players were on they made an unconcHtrbnal offer to come and we accepted that Bud acting commissioner ers were sent their big-league dreams unceremoniously cut short don't regard it as a Acting Commissioner Bud Selig said. players were on they made an unconditional offer to come and we accepted that Neither side is giving just back- ing down for now. The union could walk out again late this season if owners again threaten to impose a salary the issue that prompted their strike last year. think it's a first union head Donald Fehr said. it's a big step in setting a better mood. One thing that could make me a lot more of is concluding a new long- term But Mr. Selig said both sides have learned a bitter lesson who has gone through this eight-month experience will let it serve as a poignant reminder that we have a responsibility to make sure it will never happen certainly in our Mr. Selig said. Baseball faces a huge task in restor- ing the nation's faith in the game Although it has faced seven previous work this time baseball returns battered and berated by fans who grew weary of what President Clinton described as a few hun- dred folks trying to figure out how to divide nearly Mr. who failed two months Page Baseball's labor history A history of baseball labor with number of regular-season games canceled and Work Games Year stoppage Length lost Issues 1972 Strike 14 days 86 pensions 1973 Lockout 12 days 0 arbitration 1976 Lockout 17 0 free agency 1980 Strike 8 days 0 free agency compensation 1981 Strike 50 days 712 free agency compensation 1985 Strike 2 days 0 salary arbitration 1990 Lockout 32 days 0 salary arbitration 1994-95 Strike 232 days 921 salary arbitration HUBUMMMTCMM MUCiUKMIIOTCHOU A 4-cent property tax cut per of assessed valuation. The drop means a savings on the tax bill for a house. Residential trash pickup fees will go up to per year. The total budget for fiscal 1996 is an Increase of million over the current year. Meter maids will be transferred from the Police Department to the Transportation Department. An expected grant from the county will reopen bus service to Riva Road from Annapolis. The service was discontinued last year when the county stopped paying for service. Water and sewer charges won't change. Parking meter and garage rates were but the City Council voted last month to increase meter rates to 75 cents per hour from 50 cents effective in December. Garage rates will fall immediately to 50 cents for the first hour and for every hour up to four hours afterward. The garage rate now is a flat per hour. The council Finance Committee will hold hearings on the budget April and 12 and present it to the full council in May.. same as this year. Finance Director Bill Tyler said The tax cut may not be enough for some on the City Council Alderman Wayne C. R-Ward is calling for a 10-cent reduction. should go down 15 but this is all we think we'll be able to do this he said. Mr Hopkins said the 4-cent drop is prudent and wondered whether Mr Turner's proposal is driven by political ambitions more than fiscal reality he doing this because he's run ning for mayor9 This budget is based on 30 years experience with the City Mr Hopkins said Mr Turner said his move simply provides a much-needed rebate to resi- dents at a time when the city's cash TAX Page By Bob GIIMrt The Capital Robbery victim Vtekto WlWams Is still Aiding brU of glass Mt whm a flagstone through her flower front door early Tuesday 'Trying not to be paranoid9 Sense of security is most devastating loss for victims Noted Northeast baseball coach dies of cancer By BILL WAGNER Staff Writer When Harry Lentz couldn't make it through a baseball he knew it was time to go. Mr. head baseball coach at Northeast High School in Pasadena the past 28 died yesterday morning at his Glen Burnie home after a six-month battle with brain cancer. He was 51 years old. When Mr. Lentz learned of the illness in October he swore it would not prevent him from coaching in the spring. True to his Mr. Lentz had made every Northeast practice and game. But for the first he could not get through the entire game. During the fourth inning against West Mr. Lentz asked assistant coach Ed Gole to take him home. Mr. who drove Mr. Lentz to and from the field the past realized later he and his longtime By DMd W. Trozzo Capital On Many Lentz coached game from a car perked bsslds the fleW. Chatting with the Northeast High School skipper before the game are Ms from Ed At Kohmafsr and Don Gilbert. INSIDE EMTOTS To find out what happens during one day in the war on cnme in Anne Arundel County and Staff Writers P.J. Christopher Brad Peniston and Brian Wheeler took to the streets From midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday last they watched and talked to crime judges and defense attorneys What emerged was a look at a 'routine day1 on society s dark side By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer As Annette Milliard slept in the wee hours of March a burglar crept into her house The thief stole nothing- except a sense of security she can't replace Then the criminal returned in the ransacked her Severn home and tried to rriake off with a vid'eocassette recorder and a car phone. But alert neighbors dialed and county police nabbed the man as he burst out of the back door. The burglaries left Ms. Milliard sick to her and she now cases her own house before she goes in Ms Milliard wasn't hurt and lost no and in she was luckier than dozens of others county residents who became victims of crime on Tuesday But she shares with most of them a sense of a newly acquired and a diminished faith in the snug world she once knew. this day and if you were Page Part II of a three-part series on crime in the community The fach hundreds of criminal cases reach the courts and justice usually is served. An unusually quiet legisla- tive session heads into the final eight days today with most of the controver- sial issues already settled or put aside until next year A4. The 1995 America's Cup will end tomorrow for either Dennis Conner or Americans previously all- female sailing team 12. 2 11 sagti Broadneck A6 Lottery A4 Calendar A5 Movies Afl Classified 87 Obftuaries All Comics B6 Police Beat All Crossword B12 Sports 825 Deaths 87 B12 Television A9 Ednonals A10 Tides All Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified...................268-7000 From Kent 327-1583 Notice Effective the home de- livery price of The Capitol will change from to 12.50 per including Maryland tales tax. The change is due to an industry-wide 60 percent in- crease in newsprint costs. There is no change in the single-copy newsstand price. AP friend had just coached their final game together. got him comfortable at the house and I told him I was going back to the game and he welled up and said Mr. an assis- tant to Mr. Lnttdnce 1978. had been some tough days the past six but he'd never cried. I knew he was trying to tell me Mr. Gole returned to the field for the got the game ball and wrote the 14-2 score and date on it. He then took it to Mr. Lentz. said all the players and coaches really wanted you to have this game Mr. Gole said. I gave it to him he grabbed it and clutched It real tight. It meant a lot to Mr. Lentz took a major turn for Page ;