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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland '94 food stamp fraud reaches billion A2 MODERN MOOD Black and white take lead in this Edgewater home Dl Orioles drop second garnet Blue Jays Cl Capital PAGE Aft SATURDAY JULY 1. ANNAPOLIS. MD 35C Over the threshold Class of 1999 takes first Navy steps By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Plebes shouldn't be happy at least not on Induction Day. Some of the young men and women who arrived at the Naval Academy yesterday still wore wan civilian smiles after barbers sheared their hair to so a stern upperclassman posted himself at the barbershop door to clue them into the rales. this point you will address everyone as 'sir' or 'ma'am.' Is that said Midshipman 1st Class Craig halting a group of newly bald men and bluntly introducing them to military protocol. came through all happy. You cant be he explained flashing a grin on his own granite face. Most of the members of the class of 1999 crossed the threshold from civilian to military life joining 93 enlisted men and women and 176 graduates of the I Academy Preparatory School The class includes 197 the number monton of. minority groups and ft foreign countries. Many academy graduates remember 1-Day as the longest in their lives. For 16 long the new plebes are screened for medical By George N The Capital issued their summer taught military tested for academic and finally sworn in as U.S. Navy midshipmen. The beginning For the class of it began at 6 a.m in a block-long line outside the academy's Alumni Hall. Just about everyone plebes- to-be was even the ones taking a big step toward a lifelong .dream. PtlBjk WBO graduated from Sevema Park High School barely a month seid he always wanted to be a midshipman. always admired the mids Page I By David W Troizo A sea of plebes In their dlxle cup listen to Adm. Charles Larson exhort them to live by his without William McDanel of Beaver kisses his fiancee Rebecca Frleler outside the Naval Academy's Alumni Hall before slfnlng In yesterday as a member of the academy ctess of 1999. tt will be the last time they get much of acjiance to spend time the plebes face the academy's greatest restrictions on Hfe. SoveifM Pemx nMloofit Corey Poormatv receives the tradWonaJ Induction Day shaved head In tow than 30 seconds torn Naval Imnnh Academy owner M By David W. Trozzo The Capltat 'Dr. back in jail after probe iii bail posted by bogus chiropractor By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Robert Franklin the bogus chiropractor who looted his own Eastpprt restaurant and spent 6W months in was briefly back behind bars this week. Baltimore City police arrested Mr. on Thursday after im- vestigating a bur-'- glary in a Fells Point building where he rented space. Mr. Miller was running a tae kwon do school at the Eastern Ave- nue location. While at the police investigators discovered medical equipment and papers they believe were being used to solicit investors for a medical clinic. He was charged with theft and in- MILLER personating a health-care professional. He posted ball yesterday and was released. Mr. Miller was co-owner of the Bridgeview Restaurant in May 1993. He also was president of Pumphrey Miller which he said was a health- care consulting firm. He told associates and employees that he was a attorney and martial arts none of which could be verified. He also of plans to run a jewelry import opera- tion. The gregarious Mr. Miller drummed up crowds at the restaurant and briefly renamed the bar Bob's 911 Club.'.' But after a dispute with his he and a work crew broke into the cleaned out cash and equip- ment and damaged walls and ceilings. The restaurant was forced to It reopened several months later with new owners and a new the Page State examines local stock offer By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer An Annapolis-area firm planning to create a insurance company and fast-food chain has stopped selling. its stock while the state Investigates charges it violated Maryland securities laws. Invest Maryland Corp. volunteered to enter a formal agreement with the Securities Division of the Attorney General's Office on June according to state records. The founded in has sold more than million of stock to more than Maryland primarily on the Eastern Shore. Deputy Securities Commissioner Melanie Senter Lubin would only say the state was at the underly- ing stock of Invest Maryland. Neither the company nor the state would specify what aspects of the stock offering are being investigated. Neither Invest Maryland Chairman Dennis K. McLaughlin- nor the company's attor- former governor Marvin responded to requests for comment But one issue that was the subject of complaints from investors earlier this year was whether the company ade- quately disclosed that Mr. Mclaugh- lin's insurance venture in Louisiana had been taken over by the insurance commissioner. Mr. McLaughlin said at the time that Marylanders hadn't been told about other investors' or the trou- bles in because they didn't affect the new company's prospects. Mr. McLaughlin owns all of Invest Maryland special class of controlling and has invested of his own money in the company. State Invest Maryland stockholders and members Of the com- pany's board of directors said the state has had auditors examine the com- pany's finances. The state is also examining the way in which company executives refunded some investors' money last Page INSIDE New park slated for Shady Side. U Senators fight for military bases. A4 first-ever lockout. Cl The NBA is hejded for its Anjndel Bl Lottery...... A4 A6 Movies........... 84 Cap. Cam..........C16 Obituaries........... A9 04 PohceBeat......... A9 Comics.............. C6 Religion............. B6 Crossword...........Oil Sports................Cl-5 DeattrNoUces......Oil Stocks................B2-4 Editorials...... AS Television. Homes..............Dl-3 Tides........ B5 A9 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 From Itont 327-1583 AH other 268-5000 Funding cut leaves Pets on Wheels with flat tire Volunteer group stepping up fund-raising activities By Todd Spanflef The Capital Frances pets an S-yeer-otd with a Nfl by owner jnfcma nm JMK UIMfrMM I MA joanne jonnson n nienoian IMMUIUMV on nmop tm. Johnson Is a votonteer with Pets on a profrern that gtves patients and residents at nuremg homes and hearth faeUMoe a dunce to hi putting tt at rtetc ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Without private the program that provides animal visitors to resi- dents of county nursing homes and health-care centers could to the dogs. In the budget that takes effect County Executive John G.Gary cut the grant that funds the Pets on Wheels program from to leaving its volunteers and directors to the vagaries of private a growing trend in more conservative political times. have to go out because of the said Karen Mar- director of the private program administered through a grant from the county's Department of Aging. While there are some hopes that Mr. Gary may reconsider the cut sometime during the fiscal Pets on Wheels officials said they have to begin thinking about their fiscal fu- reaction is the regardless of the place. They look up and see the dogs. They Joanne volunteer ture. There is enough in the program's bank account to get them through one but Mrs Martin said she would like to build up a fund of at least Such a fund would allow the pro- gram to continue with only periodic like those staged cur- instead of a round-the- calendar effort each year. lot of people 'Why do you need It's all Mrs. Martin said sure the day is coming when they 'Get your own office She also said that while local veter- inarians provide care for animals at a that and screenings for cost something and consume a good deal of the yearly budget. Pets on Wheels is a program in which local volunteers take their pets to nursing health-care facili- ties and adult day-care giving residents and patients a chance to pet the animals and visit with them. Randi activities director at the Meridian Healthcare Center on Hilltop said while many of the residents and patients .there get fre- quent family members have a difficult time coming every day. The pets provide a little more attention for the people Staying there. program is extremely impor- Pace ;