Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Squeezing more from the J JLJ Orioles taking it slow with outfielder Hammonds B2 8 die in 'Bama jet crash A2 Air Force official among dead DCTQ ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAURFL MD 20707 TOMORROW WARMER DETAILS PAGE All TUESDAY APRIL MD 35C 2 charged in woman's slaying By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY and P.J. SHUEY Staff Writers County police yesterday arrested two suspects in the murder of a 74-year- old Annapolis area woman who was strangled in her home over the week- end in an apparent robbery James C. McGee. 41. of 209 G Victor Parkway in and Richard W. Willoughby. of 107 Central were arrested without incident The men had been found by city police Saturday night in the victim's car but then released 6 Samuel died in my arms' Annapolis lawyer recalls canoe mishap that killed relatives ASSOCIATED PRESS EASTON Paul Weber said he can remember when he realized his ne- phew was dead as he struggled in the 54-degree water of the Choptank River Mr an Annapolis was clinging to Samuel 6 His Jennifer had drifted away shortly after their red aluminum canoe overturned as they explored the coves of Tilghman Island Saturday afternoon died in mv Mr Weber said yesterday were talk- ing but then I noticed something different I wanted to bring him back with me because I didn't want someone else to find but I was losing consciousness and he out of his life jacket Kent Narrows towboat crew recov- ered Jennifer's body five hours after the noontime accident. Maryland Nat- ural Resources Police and volunteers are still searching for Samuel's body Mr Weber said the three were only 200 yards offshore when the canoe tipped over. They could not turn it upright. Before the children a sailboat came within 150 feet of them but the crew did not hear their shouts for Mr. Weber said. heard and 1 kept telling they would see but I knew they he said. el and Jennifer were the only children of Laura and John Thompson of Bel Air Mrs. who is Mr. Weber's was at the family's Tilghman Island home when the acci- dent occurred. Mr. Weber. 37. said he and the children had taken the canoe around the area many times. Semiconscious and suffering from Page 74-year-old was strangled in her Annapolis home over weekend Kathenne -Huntt Ryon. 74. was strangled Saturday night in her home at 459 Waggamon Circle in an affluent community along the South River out- side Annapolis. The murder occurred during an apparent robbery said Sgt Mark county-police spokesman Other than the car. police would not say what else if anything was taken in the crime Mr McGee admitted fo police that he and Mr choked Ms Rvor with their hands and then strangled her with a dog according to charging documents. Police found signs of struggle in the living along with broken glass and bloodstains A loosened lightbulb outside the house had Mr McGee's fingerprints on it. Mr. McGee is a former neighbor of the murder having lived in the early 1990s with his mother Sally D McGee at 451 Waggamon Circle CounU police were called to Ms Ryon's home Sunday night after the body had been discovered A neighbor who watches out for the victim had called her Sunday but gotten no an- swer. Sgt Howes said she rarely left her he said. The neighbor checked on the found it open and in disarray and called police Looking around the the neighbor then found the victim strangled in her bedroom and called police a second time. Sgt Howes said Firefighters and police then arrived. Ms Ryon's white Volvo had been impounded by Annapolis police Satur- day night after officers found McGee and Mr. Willoughby in the car in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue A window in the vehicle had been broken and the two suspects claimed to be victims of an assault County police said that city police had been unable to reach Ms Ryon to determine it the two men were per- WILLOUQHBY MCGEE mitted to have the car But the report filed by city police Officer Mark Ottey said that the owner of Page UNCLE SAM GETS A DUNKING By George N Lundskow The Capital Annapolis Postmaster Barry dressed at Uncle gets a dunking yesterday from Jack Ellis of Annapolis In front of the Church Circle pott office. The Leukemia Society of America sponsored the booth to raise money from residents bringing In their tax returns. and so do many taxpayers M By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer I ail carrier Robert Campbell had just started but already he was running across crowded lanes of Church Circle picking up thick envelopes given to him through car windows and sunroofs. Then the limousine pulled up burned on taxes again this said Steve an Arnold real estate agent. This is it. I'm going to get out and With a mix of angst and protest and last-minute tax filers made their annual trek to the downtown post office ending another season of giving Uncle Sam his due. Activities at the post office included the usual hand-wringing by but also vigorous political protest and even unexpected fun Mr Graves and a group of nine including his went out on the town to forget their tax-paying troubles. Others were not so fortunate. A steady trickle of last-minute filers at lunch hour became a near-downpour by the end of the workday. was a steady flow of traffic all night said George manager of the Eastport post office who spent much of last night at Church Circle. People came from as far away as Bowie and he said. The Church Circle post office received 75 boxes of tax envelopes all of which were postmarked by April 17th and put on a mail truck The truck left the post office at he said. that they're going to wait until the last minute before they Mr. DiPaula said. One man entered the post office a little before 6 p.m. and began to fill out forms. Annapolis Postmaster Barry Riggins said people had filed federal income tax forms by 5 p m A number for the rest of the day was not available Between and people filed on deadline day last year. The office has been flooded with state tax returns for the last 10 receiving Page Historic mansion promised London Town dispute put to rest for now By MICHAEL CODY and BART JANSEN Staff Writers Gov Parris N Glendemng yesterday promised for emergency repairs at the London Town House and temporarily defusing a threat to disband made by the foundation that runs the historic site But the funding doesn't mean an end to the controversy surrounding the Georgian mansion on the South caused when more than S500.000 in slate and county funding fell through in a partisan political dispute the board last night we need to save the site and we need to save the foundation The ongoing foundation is certamh the best opportumU for long-term stewardship ol the said Susan Gearing of chairman of the London Town Foundation Board of Directors The foundation manages and maintains the picturesque 235-year-old which is owned by the county Earlier this the mansion and gardens were unwittingly drawn into a political frav between Annapolis and Anne Arundel County over tobacco tax revenue The city had filed a lawsuit against the county to get million in past taxes At the behest of Sen John A R-Severna the Senate passed a bill that would have relieved the county from sharing the tax revenues When the measure got to the Del. Virginia P. Clagett. D-West arranged to have it killed in committee. In a move that Democrats called retaliation against Mrs Clagett. County Executive John G Gary Jr yanked county funding for the London Town House causing the General Assembly to kill a state bond bill to fix the mansion The mansion is in Mrs Clagett's district The city eventually lost its case in Circuit Court London Town Foundation Executive Director Ellen Roth man suggested last week that the foundation might dissolve in protest of the funding controversy Page Local America's Cup participant injured in race INSIDE SUSIE LEECH NAIRN graduate of Park High. ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO An Annapolis resi- dent was injured yesterday but man- aged to stay at her post on the bow of the Mighty Mary to help defeat Dennis Conner and tie up the America's Cup defender finals. Mighty Mary's 41-second victory over Mr Conner's Stars Stripes was marked by a controversial incident that left Susie Leech Nairn with a slight concussion Ms Nairn handles the or front of the huge America's Cup changing sails and working them through maneuvers Mighty Mary had opened a 52-second lead at the first mark and was sailing with the wind while Stars Stripes was still approaching the turning mark into the wind Mighty Mary skipper Leslie Egnot had to swerve hard to avoid colliding with Stars which had the right of way The hard turn came just as the giant spinnaker sail was filling with snapping the 75-pound pole that stabilizes the spinnaker in half and propelling it into the side of Ms Nairn's head. Ms. Egnot contended that Stars Stripes Mighty Mary when it allowed to do so were on a different leg of the they bore away sharply at then they ducked up to hit Ms Egnot said. think it's one to talk to the umpires Both crews but the on-the- water umpires waved them off Paul who was steering Stars Stripes at the said he felt he was on a proper course not saying that I'm right or that I'm the thing was green- Page AMUNDEL The County Council last night unanimously asked a federal commission to remove the Naval Surface Warfare Center from a base- closing list Bl 2 24 pages Bl Editorials Lottery Movies Obituaries Police Beat Aruridel Report Business Classified Club Notes Comics Crofton Crossword Death Nonces A56 B8 B6 A8 A9 66 86 Sports Television Tides A10 A4 87 All All 825 67 All of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified..............268-7000 Circulation................268-4800 From Kant 327-1583 AP photos TIM foredeck craw of Mighty Mary struggles with a broken spinnaker after a controversial move by Sttrt and caused the craw to swerve to avoW a collision. The snapped pole hit AnnapoNs resident Susie Leech giving her a slight concussion.