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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail 1 Old lt_ Girl i Olaptt Tomorrow's Gray wet For see page A11. VOL. Cl NO. 303 ANNAPOLIS. DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET VARIOUS Alcoholic Anony- mous meetings will be held Christmas Day. Check the Cal- endar of Events for the loca- tions and times. AREA' THE COUNTY cracks down on code violators. Page Cl. CtTYSCAPE NEED A Santa Claus toilet Page Cl. KENT ISLAND COMMISSIONERS rejected a marina complex. Page DR.GOTT CAUSES of many nerve dis- eases are unknown. Page A7. CHEF'S CHOICE CHRISTMAS Italian style. Page B5. IN WASHINGTON THE NATION'S The Capital is filled with festive happenings for the holidays. Page C3. STATE mi ji THERE is division over what to do with a tax windfall Page WORLD DEMOCRATS say President Reagan should look within his own White not the Sen- if he wants the facts on Iranian arms sales. Page A2. TAX FORMS are in the mail. Page SPORTS THE annual deluge of holi- day hoop tournaments begins. PageBl. PEOPLE star Philip Michael Thomas and his broth- er and mother have sued the National Enquirer for at least million because of two arti- one of which disclosed that the brother is in prison for rape. The suit did not dispute that Marcus Thomas was convicted of three rapes in Sacramento in 1980 and sentenced to 27 years in prison. But it said many details in the articles were deliberate in- cluding assertions that the family had kept the story a secret and that Philip Thomas was a and the child of a mother Philip who plays detective Rico Tubbs on the 'television is seeking at least million His motnp- Lola Me Morns Thomas and Marcus Thomas each seek at least SI 5 million The lawsuit said Thomas had never been a but a high school athlete tod a masculine 'bunk For a look at other people in the page A3. LOTTERY drawn yetterday Three digit 1S7. Pick 4 M44 INDEX no bail Clinic bomb suspect jailed until retrial By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE A Bowie man whose conviction in a series of abor- tion clinic bombings was overturned just last month has been ordered to remain in jail pending his retrial scheduled March 2. The Michael Donald is a danger to the community and quite possibly would jump bail if he were U.S. District Judge Alexander Harvey II ruled yesterday. Bray is scheduled to stand trial again for the July bombing of the Annapolis Planned Parenthood clinic on Bay Ridge Avenue. A pipe bomb ripped a hole in the causing an estimated in damages to the building and nearby homes. The explosion was one of ten bombings in three states and D.C. that Bray was linked to. Prosecutors yesterday also an- nounced seven more grand jury in- dictments against the 35-year-old including two new counts of carrying firearms and bombs during commtwion of a felony and two new counts of receipt and possession of unregistered destructive devices. The judge's decision to deny bail was met by an angry outburst from Bray's who You make a mock- ery of as Harvey left the bench. The courtroom erupted in ap- plause and shouts bless from friends and sup- some of whom sang Shall as Bray was led away by deputy U.S. marshals. bless you. The babies love one man called out. Bray was convicted in May 1985 by a federal jury in Baltimore of con- spiring to bomb 10 abortion clinics and related facilities in Washington and Delaware. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of on Page Col. THE NATIVITY Photo by Hwwy The birth of Jesus has inspired artists for and one of the most colorful manifestations is io the artistry of stained-glass windows. This Nativity scene is one of the new stained-glass windows installed during the renovation of St. Jane Frances de Chantel Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach. Road plans at risk Gas tax hike called vital By EFFBE COTTMAN Staff Writer Unless the state gas tax is increased next a batch of needed road projects in Anne Arundel County could be delayed highway officials said. would still have a but a small said Edward H. regfonal engineer for the State Highway Administration. Among the projects affected by the. proposed nickel tax increase are inter- changes at Route 2 and Patuxent Boule- at College Parkway and Ritchie Highway and at Old Mill Bottom Road and Route Meehan said. Construction plans for sections of Route 32 and Route 100 also could be he said. Those projects are included in the highway administration's development program lists roads and intersections deemed necessary for traffic but net funded for construction. Each the SHA updates its six- year construction generally adding a few projects from the D4JE program. not going to be able to fund hardly any of those projects without an Meehan said. In the federal interstate funds have covered 9d percent of the cost of many highway projects in the he said. interstate program is running and unlikely to be re- he said. Beyond the interstate the state Department of Transportation faces a 4.3 percent cut in other federal funds. That loss of coupled with rising construction convinced the SHA to seek the first gas tax increase since 1982. The increase on the current 13.5-cent- per-gallon tax would generate an addi- Continued on Page Col. Pro thieves now target downtown shops By PAUL GIRSDANSKY Staff Writer Jim Hudson carefully scanned the 12 television screens before him in a back room of the Sears store at Parole Plaza yesterday. But he wasn't watching of the store's security super- was looking across square feet for shoplifters They have been one a day at the store since the Christmas shopping season began after Thanksgiving. And it isn't a problem confined to the malls. Downtown merchants have been seeing more shoplifting than said Larry presi- dent-elect of the Annapolis Business Coalition Not nnh is it happening more h it i' becoming nmr ma r r of in the have occurred in the last two months. Eight involved clothing thefts is grab and easy to fence Two cashmere sweaters could go into a ball not even 5 inches in diameter he Professional putters Know- ing what rr-j v the e prices r be cr t r town f- f said Hudson and Wil- liam M an assistant state's attorney. The pros sometimes work in with a driver waiting outside and a second cohort distracting store or use another diversion while taking a rackful of items. Vincent cites three things that make Annapolis merchants vulnera- ble The city and especially its business community are growing. are making that growth from town to he said. usual- ly a positive but there are some negative things that go with The business mix downtown is generally geared toward upscale consumers. The higher prices are appreciated by shoplifters. a higher number of quality page CoL Comjct roJurnnn Crash kills man Truck overturns on Route 214 c i K U r Ff R f Hrilf r pfipu t K r1 sender f '3 irl tr K1 fiiw-'l u 714 ir nfint torn. on t t Da rk he l f1 ''er pif s t1 Ti i nnr f p'l m r pfj J F rowr Iwfi TT ng to 4 t fW'f r I U I rg i o Urikpr nf- TV drufr of in i iM thf it the pntirf laid R-rhird tht f.rij win tfcrwwa from -ib thf rowo VicUTU truck waikH twajr frvrr tkt taak which aotketf ta frwn wtth only _ eat DaiafMiwit Gny'i vtff Dawn wai pulling tarjlffc truck ifl a teparau car MTOM kaaA. iod taw witncMes car oaty 2 tal hul Cottpr Orecery Mght. said. 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