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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland A handy guide for First Night II F C. _ 2ND To NONE O's wrap up deal for Cone heads to the Yanks Dl MD SO At least 4 survive Jet DETAILS' PAGE All FRIDAY DECEMBER MD Md. tax filing is made easier The state comptroller's office is taking another step into the electro- nic information age The ba lust papajnark and a littlest Tlaaste for mpy Maryland ttimMw 4Ffe WAD. Several chjgies that will place in Ifflffipll eliminate end to these 3.6 million forms would stretch from Baltimore to said Comptroller Louis L Goldstein the important thing is that businesses and individual tax- payers will have fewer forms to file with our and we should be able to provide necessary service in spite of budget cuts that limit the number of temporary employees we're able to hire to help with tax return he said. The biggest impact on individual taxpayers will be the elimination of the requirement that Marylanders who itemize deductions file a copy of their federal Schedule A personal deductions form. Also eliminated is the requirement to file a copy of child care expense forms means taxpayers don't have to run around copying those and we don't have to scan them or store said Marvin a spokesman for the comp- troller. Those two changes will relieve the comptroller of handling 1.7 mil- lion Mr Bond said. If the state needs the information on deductions or child it can Page Man faces murder rap Suspect in Gambrills gas station slaying used to work with victim Photos Jjy J Hanson The Capital Blake A. of suspected in the fatal ywtenlay morning of a gae station employee hi Is taken away from a naar DavMeonvllle by county Mr. Ohman waa shot In the buttock and was takan to Prince George's Trauma Canter. By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer A 36-year-old Bowie man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a Gambrills gas station yesterday morning and the attempted mur- der of a county police officer in a subsequent Shootout. Blake Allen of 3002 Tan Bark surrendered at a.m yesterday after holing up at a home under construction at 898 Harwood He was flown to the Prince George's Trauma Center in Che- where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his left buttock before being released to police custody Police allege that he killed Pat- rick William of 1649 Midland Road in short- ly before 8 a.m at the Waugh Chapel Exxon station at Route 3 and Waugh Chapel Road in Gam- brills. Witnesses told police a man armed with a rifle shot Mr. Clem- ents in the station's parking lot. then stood over the victim and- fired several more rounds into him. The victim was the service man- ager of the station. TheBusiness was not and no native has been established in the laying. appears Ohmajtt is suf- fering from some sort mental and the shooting Is possi- At the scene of a Shootout with county police near Davldaonvllla yesterday Mr. Ohman's black Volkswagen and several poUce cars are examined by evidence technicians. The Intersection at Sands Road and Harwood Road was cordoned off for several hours. bly related to the said Officer Randy county police spokesman. Mr. Ohman is being held in the county detention where he is awaiting a bond hearing later today. Gary owner of said Mr. Ohman had worked at the station for six or seven months In 1989. seemed like a harmless Mr. Thompson said. did his job and went The victim and the suspect had worked with each other but Mr. Thompson said there hadn't been any apparent disagreement. thought they were fairly he said Mr Ohman left the station on good saying he planned to go into the landscaping business. the best of my there had been no contact Mr. in five Mr. Thompson said. The suspect spoke with investi- gators after he was released from the hospital. gave us quite a bit of said Sgt. Robert Jas- supervisor of the county police Homicide Unit. Page Warm on the horizon By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Expecting a cold winter after Tuesday's early taste of ice and Mot says the National Weather Service. The three-month forecast predicts temperatures above normal for which officially arrived at when the sun reached the most southern point in the sky. And a white Keep dreaming. Released last the weather service's long-term forecast is rather refusing to guess how many degrees above normal things will get. And It is entirely mum on the amount of precipitation Maryland can expect. doesn't mean it will be just that it will be above normal It could be 1 degree it could be 20 said Jose a forecaster with the National Weather Service at BWI Airport. About five days out is all anybody can predict with he said. temperatures ranged from 34 degrees down to 19 degrees amid the lightest of snow Mr. Marrero said. Today will see mostly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the 20s The weekend and Christmas Day will bring partly cloudy highs in the mid- to .upper and lows Page INSIDE Annapolis Neck group seeks building morato- rium. Cl A10 A7 A4 A7 All All 01-4 C3 All 268-7000 268-4800 Annapolis Atvndel Report BrtyFace Calendar Clawified Notes Comics CrOMword Death Notices CtaaaKtod Circulation. Cl Editorials Bl Honor roll A6 Lottery B2 Names i C6 Obituaries B2 Police Beat C5 Sports CIO Television C12 Tides Missing 'Major Dad' On mission in father hopes to make it home for Christmas E him' By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer very night for the past 3-year-old Jessica Cordle has begun her evening prayers like we love we miss the whole family misses him her 20-month-old David her two other 7 and and their Michele Dave chief investigator for the State's Attorney's is in Germany preparing transportation for the troops heading to Bosnia. He's a major in the Army reserves and a company commander in the 199th Transportation Division. He left the day after Thanksgiving and will spend his 38th birthday today overseas. Fortunately for the he's expected to return home to Annapolis late tomorrow in time to spend Christmas with the family. He'll probably have to return to Germany at the end of the U.S. however rugs at my heart to be away from my children and Maj. Cordle said in a recent conversation with his wife In the family's holiday Maj. Cordle earned the nickname like the television show definitely our 'Major Dad.' He makes everything fall into Mrs. Cordle said. She works as a Realtor at Piper A Flynn in Annapolis Maj Cordle is the only member of Ills unit with young so the separation has been but he supports the Bosnian mission and the troops. Mrs. Cordle said her husband has been working 14-hour shifts and is but happy to serve his country proud to be an she said. Family members aren't the only ones who miss him. His colleagues at the State's Attorney's Office recently tent him a care package for his birthday. It included personal and small boxes of canaL mtftreating to see the camaraderie of the I By David W Trozzo Capital Mlchete Cordle holds two of her four 20-month-oM Dave Jr. and 3-yearold Jeaatea. Jeaatea holds a picture of her Dave Cordle. Maj. who uauaay works aa chief taveetkjator for the State's la In flkwmany wtth the Amy Raaarvaa preparing transportation for the troops heading to Boanla. He'd spend Mi today but la expected back to late tomorrow hi time to spend Christmas wtth Ma family. said spokesman Kristin Rlggin Maj. Cordle has been with the office 15 and has worked on numerous high-profile cases ha helped solve a 27-year-old murder mystery. Page Two banks9 merger talks fall through By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Bank of Annapolis broke off merger talks with First Mariner Bank keeping the bank in local hands for now and setting up future competition between the two institutions. Officials of the two banks wouldn't say why the deal fell citing Securities and Exchange Commis- sion restrictions The two had released a letter of Intent Nov. 30 and were negotiating a merger agreement. just were never really able to get that said John W Marhefka president of Annapolis Bancshares. the local bank's parent company. The stock fell to a share after the announcement down from Wednesday. This morning buyers were offering At least two prominent local stockholders sold last at about a share. Edwin F. Hale chairman of First Mariner said yesterday. called this morning and said they were terminating the The banks were examining each other's standard procedure during merger but neither would say if they found anything to cancel the deal. analysts and bank officials said there were two likely reasons the deal fell Bank of Annapolis stockholders didn't like the suitor's or preferred another suitor. Mr. Marhefka said the banks differed on many including the payment terms. weren't able to get the deal structured in a way that was advantageous for our he said. Under the proposed First Mariner would have paid Bank of Annapolis stockholders 50 plus two- thirds of a share of First Mariner stock. That amounts to about 17 a and a 7 million transaction. Those terms would have locked in gains for Bank of Annapolis stockholders if First Mariner's stock col- but also would have cost them in The Capital gains tax Straight stock-for-stock swaps avoid that tax. said they expected to see more action on the million Bank of Annapolis. directors are open to said John who trades the stock at Baker Watts. would not be surprised to see something Page ;