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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Heart trouble plates Yeltsin in hospital A2 HOT TIME Baseball's stars step up to the plate B2 On ALvs. NL 8p.m. on Terps players lose to 'QCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TUESDAY JULY MD PAGE A13 350 By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Acting on a tip from a city narcotics detectives have arreste.d a Pasadena man suspected of selling marijuana to teefragers at City Dock in Annapolis. Vernon A. of 402 Jumpers Hole was arrested in the parking lot of the Giant Food store on Bay Ridge Road Friday night after being set up by. an undercover police said. The arrest is further evidence that marijuana is making a comeback with young people in the Annapolis said. Sgt. John Mellon of the Vice-and Narcotics Unit. been having more of it show said. Three other teen-agers were charged along with Mr. Ochs after they alleg- edly tried to sell undercover officers almost one-third of a pound of marijua- na. Jaremy S. Kovach. of 813 Cedar Park Road in Annapolis. Zachary J. Forman. 18. of 2713 Thyme Drive in and a 17-year-old youth were also arrested at the parking lot. The 17-year-old received a juvenile citation on the same charges. The three adults were charged with distribution of possession with intent to distribute conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana About two weeks someone told police about Mr. Ochs. person gave us his and said he was supplying drugs to the kids in the Market House Sgt. Mellon sairi. An undercover detective approached Mr. Ochs downtown about two weeks ago. The detective gained the man's and allegedly bought a quarter-ounce of marijuana from him at an undisclosed location within a few days. The contacts and narcot- ics detectives were hoping to buy as much as a pound from Mr. Ochs. But just over 5 ounces was the most the DRUGS. Page GIANT SLIDE A BIG THRILL By J Henson The Capital Maria Jennings of Arnold and her son ride a slide last night at the Earlelgh Heights Volunteer Rre Company's annual carnival. Some patrons were stranded briefly aboard other rides at about when a generator's thermostat shut down. panicked at said Bob Garu fire company president. bad but It was Ice and a fan were used to correct the problem within about 20 minutes. city bar war launched By JEFF NELSON StaffWriter War officially has been declared late-night bars in downtown Annapo- lis. Two bills were introduced to the City Council last night that would make it easier for restaurants in the Historic District to get the coveted 2 a.m. closing times that many downtown residents constitute a declaration of and if it is war you it is war ypu'shall said Bryan Miller.' a Market Street resident and vice president of the Ward One Residents Association. Association members are angry that the measures would overturn a com- promise etched into law last year that prohibits any new or existing restau- rant from gaining the 2 a.m. prize. Supporters of the measures say the bills simply provide fairness to a down- where some have 2 a.m. closing times while restaurants next door don't. Miller noted that Alderman El- len Q. Moyer's. son Bumper is no.w owner of the Moon a downtown restaurant that has no liquor license. The Ward 8 Democrat is on vacation and couldn't be reached for comment. James an East Street resi- said a few aldermen are selling their souls to bar owners and suggested that campaign contributions are the currency for the deals. is a great effort by aldermen 'of wards not in downtown to turn downtown over to the so-called hospi- tality industry and certain bar own- Mr. Vance said. Only one alderman fired back. Carl 0. Srxowden. D-Ward said the angry downtowners were making Page Wife spared jail in fatal knife fight By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Steven Thomas ordered his son up- slairs with one Get my gun. The 13-year-old soon un- successful So he was sent this time with more details about where it should he. Agafifrno luck In all. the younger Thomas was dispatched four times reprieve inn weapon. The a prosecutor sairi yester- day in county Circuit was that Mr. Thomas wanted to shoot his wife. Merle. But the 32-year-old Severn woman kept him.from carrying out that A.s thpy fought in the kitchen of their home at 1870 Arwcll Court..she plunged .1 knife into his killing him within minutes Based on that account and a history of domestic Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. spared Thomas from prison by placing her on house arrest for manslaughter. She pleaded guilty earlier this year. She received a three-year prison all of n suspended except for one year receiving credit for nearly six monihs she already has spent under house arrest and in the county she'll be able to spend the rest of that time at home. The sentence fell in line with a recommendation from the State's At- torney's Office anri drew praise from Thomas' attorney renairilv is still experiencing Page Vietnam Local vets are split By BRADLEY PENISTON StaffWriter Two decades after the Vietnam War some Anne Arundel County veterans say it's high tune the United States closer ties with Vietnam Others rail it a bridge too far President Clinton today will call for establishing diplomatic relations uith Vietnam a proposarfhat rTmdVs area fountrv Would rpromizp l The Annapolis resident -.erved in the first Navv hospital in South Vietnam For the sticking point their belief that prisoners of war. dead or are still on Vietnamese soil the present. 1 fppi that if we release the pressure on we will lose all leverage on Vietnam information about mir lost-brothers in Annapolis resident Frank Cis- neros said. they're accounted for. they're still alive A founder of the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans nf America. Mr Cisneros served in an Arnn artillerv unrfrTfirme Other1- time to a rhap ter rlir. time hell Cochrar. ar. 10 an platoon leadeYmn the Retired Corps I.t Boh has worked for almost a decade VIETNAM. Page 'It's tearing us up by our roots' Local naval center employees contemplate life after closure Former wartime tabllsh ties. A2 enemies es- 1 INSIDE 2 Mcuom. 28 Classified W. c By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer The Navy reckons that closing the Surface Warfare Center near Annapolis would save millions of dollars But the closing now almost a done deal of jobs by 2001. For employees like Christopher Nemanch. it would destrov a precious of life this place is like mourning the death of a familv member.' said Mr Nemanch an electronics engineer Like many of his ihe Arnold resident said he would follow his fiber optics research team to a Philadelphia facility with a heart Brjtthp shiffl drive tmtfrrnr. Thic beauty of the Annapoh.s and most of all. tiehi cnnrmunitv made ihe center an ideal place 'r he really a family here said Mr Nemanch. a l.S-vear veteran of the center softball team 'ThPSP arer. t just my they're rr.v friends Moving to Philadelphia von id Christopher an electronics engineer at the Naval Surface AMwpeHft. WHti antfttwtr cMMran Katie. 2. and Christopher. on the deck of the Arnold house they bought Just a year ago. If the research center It will likely uproot the Nemarlches and send them to a facility In Philadelphia. mean finding a new job for his wife an ohstpTriral at Anne Ar.indei Medical and neu friends atrd schools for their two youne children It a'onld also mean vlline their St house one It's really just fearing us up our rootV Mr Nemanch slim chanw that the QS-year-oiri research facility will survive probably vanished over the weekend Marked for closure the independent Defense Base Closing and Realignment the facility could be saved by President Clinton in a move designed to preserve several California military Bases But in a weekend the commission chairman former Sen Alan fnxon. inldihr administration that of jobs at the California bases ran DP turned over to the private a commission spokesman said That would open the door for Mr Clmton s approval of ihe commission's full of base closures WTiiie the facility hangs m so dn its emplnveps If is .several dozen machinery research positions would move to the Naval Surface Warfare Tenter in Bfthesda n hile hundreds of sripntifw and would bf transferred tn the Philadelphia center About l.Vi prsitifins. rrtnstls mamtpnanre and support'obs i Pagp ;