Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Escapees still on Killers tunneled out of Fla. jail Dishing out future pastabilfties SEE CHEF'S CHOICE PAGE Bl Mids win again in Terps host Ga. Tech OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 WEDNESDAY BRRR PAGE A13 JANUARY 4. MD HOME 330 billion spent on lottery games By SPANGLER Staff Writer Cov. William Donald Schaefer's efforts to improve the state lottery with keno and instant ticket machines installed across Mary- land off In 1994 with more than billion In sales for the first time. State Lottery Agency Director Lloyd W. Jpnes_ announced yesterday that last year was the best ever for the legalized numbers games in Mary- with keno leading the way with million in sales. By year's end at midnight the lottery had sold billion in up almost million from 1993. By Dec. when the state officially broke thtf billion Maryland government stood te take more than million from the sales. Last sales pumped million into the state's general which was considered a windfall at the with the lottery performing much better than expected. More than 51 percent of the take goes to prizes. Only the state's Pick Three with about million in made than'keno. Pick was down about million from 1993. A few years after Schaefer ifltro-' duced the hotly debated game and it would make million in less than six months to help balance the keno looked like a loser. With more that has changed dramatically you're going to have something like the I guess it is good. it js a burden on those who least have the ability to pay for Del. Michael D-Annapolls has been a very big Mr. Jones said. really a fun and people have learned how to play The boom in lottery sales didn't surprise Valerie who runs the Compulsive Gambling Center in Baltimore. every one of our low- income-addicts plays the lottery and she said. far as I'm the lottery is'the dirtiest business in the She said that although the game mfcy Wing in millions of state does feothipg to combat the addiction it causes. lottery should hang its head in shame for what it is doing to our Ms. Lorenz said. you're going to have something like the I guess it is said Del. Michael E. D-Annapolis. it is a burden on those who least have the ability to pay for Mr. Busch said he has no problem with state lottery noting that gambling money would simply be lost to other states and illegal games if the lottery didn't But he there's a limit to how much the lottery car bring in. I'' 1.H ttejjftinnd Maryland continues cause as groups push for casino and riverboat gambling. But those wor- ries have had little effect on the lottery. Only the Pick Three and Match Five game's suffered declines in sales and Match Five accounts for only about million of the lottery's total figure. 1 Emissions testing off to a slow start ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer In a few drivers are lining up at the new emissions test station on Defense Highway outside the .complaints might be the contro- versy hotter. But yesterday when Motor Vehicle Administrator W. Marshall Rickert drove his wife's car to be tested at the new the leather was so was -the building. There were no lines of angry motorists. And Mrs. Rickert's car passed the test All things seemed to go as planned at the 'new Annapolis-area but computer problems kept six of the 19 new testing .facilities- in. the state including those in Queen Anne's and Calvert coun- ties. They aren't expected to open until Monday. a state legislative committee blocked emergency regulations that would have allowed the MVA to increase the inspection fee from to Mr. Rickert said that without the in- the state would be unable to pay the million for the facilities without bor- rowing from the Transportation Trust Fund the account that pays for road construction and maintenance. Notices for the new tests won't go out the end of the but even -Jines at stations aren't likely to appear for By Sen. Philip C. D-Brooklyn and Del. Joan D-Brooklyn will have introduced bills to delay the program. know doesn't want legisla- Mr. Jimeno said. know that if the legislature gets hoM-fjf it will have to be dealt Other lawmakers are talking about bills 'that would kfll the program. approach is Mr. Jime- no said. T Emissions inspector Randy Drake cheeks a car at the Annapolis area's new testing station on Defense MjEnwaf. emissions Inspections were supposed to begin across Central Maryland but delayed the opening of six stations. Some answers about the new test Page ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Maryland's new vehicle emissions in- spection program officially began yester- with a new testing station opening on Defense Highway. Here are the answers to some common questions regarding tests and repairs that motorists may Who Is eathoifaod lo do repairs If I fad Anyone. But the Motor Vehicle Admin- which is administering the test with the state Envir- does have a list of certified emissions repair facilities if you're inter- ested. Ask the state's on-site representative at the testing facility for a copy. Cea I porfoiiii the repairs but in order to take advantage of a waiver which allows you to flunk a retest if you spend on repairs to the car's emissions system you'll need to spend that amount on parts. You can't charge-wourself for labor. And you'll be asked-TO document the amount you spent on parts if your car fails its retest. If fmilm vfMi mppoOT if toy mis HM roissir to the repair shop oMIfatertjjpfhltt No. The MVA says any repair is between you arid your mechanic. the agency also reports that it wffl be keeping track of how many cars taken to certified emissions repair facilities fail their retests. Caa I expect leag Haee at the end of the ilaiHaf to those Nader the eld The MVA has changed its send- ing out testing notices weekly instead of Page Former mid ends battle over gays discharge ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE A former midshipman has decided to end his six-year court battle for a Naval Academy diploma and will not take his challenge of the military's policy on homosexuals to the Supreme Court. Joseph C. Steffan and his-lawyers have not to pursue his case any further because it represents it challenge of a now-abandoned total ban on gays in the military. would have been nice to try to see if I could be personally but thafs not the most important Mr. Steffan said. He rwas discharged from the Naval Academy in six weeks before he was to have after answering when asked by a superior if he was a The decision by Mr. Steffan and his lawyers not to pursue the case further will delay by at least a year any review by the' Supreme Court of the military's long-standing policy of discharging homosexuals. some I feel a sense of Mr. Steffan said. have to accept realistically that I will never have my degree from the academy and will never be reinstated in the Mr. Steffan will now finish a year-long clerkship with a federal judge in and then begin practicing law for a private probably in where he attended law school. Of aH the lawsuits on the the Steffan case appeared likely to be the first to make it to Court. Steffan lost the latest round of his court battle in November when a federal appeals court upheld the policy on gays. Mr. Steffan and his lawyers decided that a victory by him before the Supreme Court would be only a said Beatrice legal director for the Lambda Legal Defense Fund. The policy instituted by President Clinton in February has to a constitutional challenge than the old Ms. Dohrn said. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ordered a' speedy resolution yesterday in the case of six other homosexuals suing over Mr. Clinton's don't policy. think that the important questions raised in this case should not be left unanswered the courts any longer than the panel said. INSIDE ARUNDEL A District Court Judge yesterday raised the ball to for an Annapolis woman who allegedly dumped a murder victim's body and burned the car she used to move It Dl i 3-cent stamp increase causes postal stampede 4 40 Anmdel Report..... Ash a Calendar......i....... Campus Capital Camera... Dl B4 B6 AS A10 ChSfsCnotce..............................Bl-3 D2 Crossword................................. 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Circulation............................................ .268-4800 By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Better late than never was not the case at area post offices as disgruntled patrons waited in long lines on the first day of the Postal Service's stamp price increase went to the office on Legion then Eastport and then the main one and then to said Annapolis resident Helen who never got close enough to the counter to buy stamps. is she said. almost like someone didn't tell the post about the increase. Mrs. Mote's story was typical of postal patrons yesterday as the new 32-cent first- class rate went into effect. Hoards of people rushed to buy 3-cent stamps to use with their leftover 29-centers. Several local offices ran out of supplemen- tal stamps by early afternoon and pi signs saying 3-Cent Long li of cars filled the parking lines customers wrapped around corners and out doors. A large shipment of 3-cent stamps arrived last night in Baltimore to replenish the supply at area offices for postal officials said. But by the line at the Legion Avenue office in Annapolis was almost out the door. As they customers com- pared horror stories of yesterday's lines is the same thing I saw last said one Annapolis man who did not want his name used. He tried to buy stamps but left at the sight of the line. Just hope they don't run he added. Page Dozens of residents lined up at ajn. today at the Legion Avenue Post Office In Annapolis to buy the new 32-cent stamps and the stamps. long lines trailed oat of area post several of whloh eoMoutofthe 3-oenters nesrtsd for people tojuse their leftover 29-cent-stamps.