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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Add herbs to bread SEE CHEF'S CHOICE Bl Barberie's bases-loaded hit finishes off 4-3 Cl Birds vs. p.m. onHTS. machines OCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 STEAMY PAGE A1B WEDNESDAY JULY MD 35C Citizens stand up for countryside JL By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer Residents from Crofton to Rose Haven-stood up 90-strong last night for the Chesapeake rural vistas and close-knit communities during a forum on a countywide General Development Plan scheduled for adoption next year. Attendance has been increasing steadily since the first forum was held July 18 in Glen and is expected to top 100 at Anne ArundeL Community College tonight The final ffifee-libur session begihs'at 6 pun Some points almost surely will be such as discouragement of shopping centers in roadside strips and strict adherence to land-use rules that means..if you've got. a enforce the Pat Piper of Rose Haven said Yet problems unlikely to arise with .similar intensity elsewhere were raised during the hearing held at Southern High School in Harwood. If planners don't defend the countryside an anonymous resident the result will be moonscape of filled-in pits and rubble But could be pre- served by prompt he said. The resident's two-paragraph state- ment was affixed with others yellow me's- sage paper to white poster then stacked among other notes that emerged from brain- storms among groups of 20 to 25 residents. Each group was led by a pair of planners the county's Office of Planning and Code ''We're very concerned about the fact that farmers are finding it hardej and harder to farm in south Elaine Birdsville resident one eliciting comments and the other jotting them down. Residents' individual wishes ran the gamut from horse trails through Harwood to light rail .at Parole. But as they cast votes of brightly .colored dots provided by workshop consistency emerged. Elaine Hobbs of Birdsville spoke for a group that ranked open growth control and saving agriculture as its greatest worries. very concerned about the fact that farmers are finding it harder and harder to farm in south she said. Land used for farming appears to be holding steady at about down from a peak of in to a background report from PACE. But some say the county's farm economy is in danger of losing its critical mass Mrs. Hobbs also warned that a loss of country riding trails is hurting facilities where horses are boarded. the development continues at the rate it's horse farms in county are going tor she said. are getting tired of riding circles in their back yards Light rail and as well as the sale of development rights by farmers to were recommended by Bob Scott of the Greater Crofton Council much much common- among and south county he said With he reported his group's recommendation that rubble landfills be banned. The usually sand and gravel mines under with construction Page Oyster bed of Selby Bay results could determine fate of expansion By MICHAEL COBi JJoiitti County Staff Writer ark a biologist who runs shellfish monitoring prograhislfor the Department of Natural regularly surveys oyster ieds from the Severn River to Tangier But iiot since checking out sites for -power plants in Florida's waters has -he hosted a group like the one that Crowded onto a DNR workboat yesterday to scrutinize the South River's most famous oyster bed. Mayo Peninsula residents joined DNR staff a marina partner and environmental activists for a systematic look at the disputed .contents of Natural Oyster Bed at the mouth of Selby Bay. The bed is a crucial factor in deciding the fate of expansion-plans for Holiday Point a hotly contested project that has caused some area residents to come to blows. The DNR has recommended shrinking the size of the which -would ease the way for county approval of the expansion. believe in the sunshine Bob DNR Fisheries jokingly said after a morning's work in temperatures above 90 degrees. this is a bit I What the group was examining was the status of the oyster bar. The ..official oysters dredged up from more than 50 test sites generated in advance by computer. Seven were of market size. Mr Homer is expected to give his official report on the status of the bed tomorrow. Mr. Bachman said his department- .had succeeded in opening a process some had alleged was closed. was this perception this all was being done said Maureen a partner-in the marina. Owners of the 160-slip marina seek to add more than 100 slips on piers extending 450 feet into the bay. Permission was denied by the Board of Appeals because the project would encroach into the county's half- mile protective zone around oyster beds. But DNR acting on results of a January survey requested by marina have proposed cutting 61 of the bed's 194 then making a sanctuary of the remainder. That would allow construction of the and that's why notes were jotted on three pads yesterday as Mr. Homer's team examined samples of shells and live oysters hauled up from depths of 5 to 12 feet. Milt marina kept a others did the same for residents. Page Photos by Bob Gilbert The Capital Mark who runs shellfish monitoring programs for the Department of Natural for oyrters ami cultch from Robert Mitchell Tarnowskl and Lisa Baylls In a survey of Selby Bay. At Mr. Homer sifts for oyster shells and cuttoh as staff members Mitchell and Gene Ramsey rinse his basket wtth water from Sefby Bay. Residents opposed to expansion of a marina nearby are among at left Residents allege state workers on ATVs are ruining wetlands HamoCTD X Ex-cop wants to pay JLpst L mjffibon _. suit to woman By'tQDD SPANGLER Staff Writer The county Board of Appeals will decide next month whether the county should pay million in damages a former police officer owes to a woman he was accused of raping while on duty in 1990. Michael Dennis an 18-year police veteran who lost a civil rights lawsuit filed by the woman in federal court last contends that the county's Self Insurance Fund should cover the damages. Mr. 'Ziegler and his Robert C. Verderaime. say that since the incident occurred while the officer was on the county should foot the bill does not deny it was improper to have sex while he was on Mr. Verderaime said. the jury found he was acting under color of state The only way the federal jury could award damages to the woman was to find that the incident occurred while Mr. Ziegler was acting as an officer of the county. Mr. Verderaime said. Mr. Ziegler. of Glen maintains that he and the woman had consensual sex. The U.S. District Court jury that awarded the woman million in damages found that the officer had Page Staff Writer South county residents are buzzing mad over state workers riding all- terrain vehicles over sensitive wet- lands to check for mosquito breeding areas. Steve who lives on Johns Creek in West River said an ATV destroyed muskrat dens and red- winged blackbird nests that are abun- dant in the area. Alder shrubs and cattails were also snapped at their he said. He has filed a complaint with county police and the state Department of Natural Resources and has contacted county environmental officials. caused close to two miles of destruction in a critical tidal wetlands he said. can see these guys joy State Department of Agriculture offi ciaJs who run the state's mosquito control programs said the ATVs have damage. County police spokesman Officer Randy who was unfamiliar with details of the said trespassing laws apply to ATV riders But these workers may have been exempt under other laws concerning public safety Several officials with the depart ments of natural resources and the environment said they believe the mos- quito control program's use of ATVs is allowed under environmental regula tions. __.... Mr a county ranger at Quiet Waters said state workers could have walked or used small boats to reach the same areas for samples do not know how to drive this he said A car-sized ATV was used to cross streams and several acres of wetlands behind Mr Reed's house and north to Georges he said. ATV. Marsh allegedly damaged by state ATV INSIDE KENT Powerboats to take over Narrows. A10 WEST Officials hold to Tipton deadline. A12 Promotions blamed for smoking surge Susan Smith apologizes to ex-husband. A2 Driver in bus stop accident A4 Mike Tyson ready to com pete. Cl ARUNDEL Assessment test proposed to' high schools. Dl 4 48 Anjndel Report Ask a Vet Calendar Chefs Choice Comtci Crossword Death Dog's Editorials Dl Kent Island AS Lottery 47 Movies Bl 3 Obituaries... 88 Sports D8 Television 85 TOes. A8 Weddings AH West County A10 B7 A15 '.Cl-t 87 86 Classified....................268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 gmerr. ASSOCIATED PRESS------ ATLANTA Lured by magazine ads of beautiful women enjoying life's luxu- ries. Melame PetzoM picked up her first cigarette at age 11 Now she has a .free cigarette tighter from her brand of choice She can earn points for each pack she smokes to win a combination radio-flashlight for her father Her friends who smoke have key coupons and other many of them adorned with the Joe Camel cartoon character. wtft BfiTofThaf Anything that's people will go said Melanie. of Staten Island. NY The government reported last week on how many teens took up smoking in the when cigarette makers quad- rupled spending on giveaways and R J Reynolds Tobacco Co introduced Joe Camel In when tobacco companies spent million on promotions. 5.4 percent of 14- to 17year-olds started according to a study by the fwhral Prevention. That dropped to 4.7 percent by then reboun'ded to percent in 1989 the year the tobacco industry spent billion on coupons and other items to promote smoking and hrand the CDC citing figures the companies gave to the Federal Trade Commission The highest rate. 6.3 came in 1988. the year fi J. Reynolds introduced the Camel character in its advertis- ing and promotions........ The percentage of adult smokers dropped from 33.2 in 1980 to 25.5 in 1990. The government spends an estimated million a year on its anti-smoking mostly on medical research. The tobacco industry has steadfastly denied that its ads are intended to reach adolescents Brennan Dawson. a spokesman for the Tobacco said the new survey certainly of concern an4 but it points to a much SMOKE. Pace ;