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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland How to handle a gift rotum SEE BUSINESS Bl STAYING HOME Dallas earns playoff home Skins finish season strong Dl Smith bmki TO record Mdby RUM. Dean Martin dies at age DETAILS PAGE All TUESDAY DECEMBER MD 350 Christmas shooting leaves 2 dead By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Family members were stunned by a efiristmas shooting that left a Glen Burnie man and hisIW.year old Baltimore girlfriend deajf. in an apparent murder- suicide. killings were among several violent crimes reported during the including the knifepoint robbery of 13 people at a Christmas party for convenience store employ- ees Friday night and a carjacking near Llnthicum on Christmas Eve County and Annapolis police also investigated more than a half-dozen Apparent murder-suicide among several holiday crimes robberies over the extended week- end Firefighters found the bodies in the murder-suicide at 12'24 am. Sunday after they were called to 1371 Dicus Mill Road for a report of a vehicle fire Firefighters found a 1992 Ford pickup truck its en- gine racing. Inside the truck they discovered the bodies of Terry Ren- ee of and Kevin A. of the 6400 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie just so said Shirley Kevin's mother. just don't understand Relatives said the pair had left Mr. Hicks' home in good spirits two hours before the bodies were found A .22-caliber derringer pistol was found in the front seat with Mr. Hicks. Detectives determined that Mr Hicks shot Ms. then killed himself Detective Keith Baumann said there was no evidence pointing to anything other than a murder- suicide Both victims suffered gunshot wounds to the head Mr Hicks is believed to have shot Ms Edwards at close then placed the gun against his head A box of ammuni- tion was found in Mr. Hicks' pocket. The pair had been playing cards at Ms Edwards' home in Baltimore with her family around 11 about 90 minutes before firefighters were said Sgt. Robert Jas- supervisor of the county po- lice Homicide Unit. Neither of the victims lived at the home where the truck was parked The resident was not at home at the time. A neighbor heard the truck run- ning and called the Fire Depart- ment. This was the 17th homicide in the county this following the mur- der of a gas station employee in Gambrills last week The most recent murder-suicide in the on Nov. involved a father and son from Pasadena In the weekend's other serious 13 employees of the Southland which owns 7-Eleven were having a Christmas party at 3492 Old Anna- polis Road in Laurel around p m Friday when two men wearing ski masks entered the building and held up them up at knifepoint. After taking purses from several Page Seafood industry in trouble Md. business encountering .a rough wave First in a series ASSOCIATED PRESS Capt C R Wilson bounces the oaken keel of The Gallant Lady off choppy Chesapeake Bay waters that pounded the hulls beneath his grandfather and It's a m and the black windows thai meet the 21 year old waterman's eyas might as well be wallpaper couldn't see anything if we were right on top of he grinning. In the eyes of state officials and he may soon find his professional horizon equally as bleak Maryland's million seafood industry is trying to grapple with changes that conservationists and state .officials say make its future more than ever State reports chronicle declining crab populations and the near- disappearance of oysters once so 'plentiful that ships ran aground on them. At the same Maryland faces increasing competition from developing fisheries in Central -America and the Far East -efforts to regulate the industry have been piecemeal at best Seafood has been big business In Maryland since pre-Colonial times. -The state's industry ranks 15th nationally. Last 45 processing plants and 49 wholesale facilities in Maryland employed seasonal workers and full-time according to the state Department of Agriculture indirectly employs more workers at related from making 'the boxes in which seafood is shipped to selling and repairing boats. Because the induatry rises and falls Page If photos C.R. 21 year-oW captain of Gallant his boat Chesapeake Bay waters his grandfather and great- grandfather worked as he heads out tor day of crabbing In October. At Tne Oflffavrt Lady heads out through Krwpps Narrows on Tllghman Island on an early November morning for a day of crabbing. Capt. Wilson observes wtth grin that art that how of the he couldn't see anything If he were on top of It He may soon find his professional horizon equally Mesk. Credit crunch worries analysts ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Take your pick Americans are' being burled under a mountain of or clever consumers are using credit cards at a record-setting pace only for the convenience and the special bonuses. After an apparently disappointing Christmas shop- ping analysts are weighing the seriousness of a possible credit crunch and its likely impact on the economy Some said worries of a debt crisis were exaggerated. Though credit-card use has they said delin- quency rates were up only slightly and consumers generally were on time with monthly payments Economist Elliott Platt of Lufkin Jenrette Securities Corp in New York said the significance of the growing debt isn't clear-cut. find the data regarding consumer indebtedness too mixed to incorporate in our economic he adding that he wasn't worried that consumers were in over their heads He and others emphasized the changing nature of credit card use. Plastic is welcome now at places like dentists' offices and grocery stores where cash or checks used to be the norm lenders are showering the public with special incentives to encourage credit-card including frequent-flier rebates and credit toward a car. Some analysts argue that the only real danger is to low-income families who can easily become overex- tended. Their debts can become unmanageable but poee little threat to national analysts said debt crisis is not going to cause a major crisis except for low-income said David chief economist for Kemper Financial Services Inc In Chicago. cards have been too freely available. If you're going to give money someone is going to take He noted that the bottom fifth of the population In terms of earnings accounts for just 4 percent of total income Page Add to the swollen ranks of Md. attorneys INSIDE ByOcorfiN Ttw Ccprtri Eleanor NtooH receives oertMcate her Induction to the MarjrtaMd Bar from deputy clerk JoanM right The One of new attorneys snaked VM third floor atrtam el the Coart of Aeaaato hi By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer Mary Lou and John McKenna beamed as their daughter Luanne's name was called out on Dec 13 in the Court of Appeals in Annapolis Luanne McKenna was just one m a sea of 60 other there were Millers and Monahans. The the even the Q's and the filed through in 13 similar ceremonies over a three- day period Like others from Laurel to Washington and Luanne McKenna was in court to be ad mined to the Maryland'Bar The already-swollen ranks of at torneys statewide had grown some more do you call lawyers at the bottom of the goes a trendy Joke. The answer. good kicking my parents for not having me 10 years has become a much different Jeremy 24 That quip seems appropriate these as many new lawyers find themselves barely able to keep their heads above water. As the list of law school graduates the number of available good jobs in the local legal profession is steadily local legal ex- perts said The inductees this year set a Maryland according to the state Bar Association. Last lawyers joined the bar. The state lawyers. The Annapolis legal world also is densely populated The area around the first block of Main Street alone is home to 150 said Sara H president of the Anne Arun- del County Bar Association Legal fees can run anywhere from to an she said At one time the judges of the court could induct all the candi- dates in a single said Judge John Eldrldge. an Anne Ar undel County magistrate with 22 years on the Court of Appeals Where will they all go9 Many law firms have mirrored the ways of large corporations and downsized to cut costs Other law firms are split ting particularly around Anna- as more specialization takes Ms Arthur said New attor- neys have to he a lot more creative Page AHUNML Critical area en- forcement draws praise Cl Road across trail faces hurdles M AID M B6 All All B4 Dl-9 BS All Classified .......288-7000 Circulation..........2884800 From Kent 327-1883 All other departments..288-8000 4 M Arundel Report Business Bl Calendar Classified Club Notes Beat Comics Crofton Crossword Death Notices ;