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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland GOP pork barrel still full despite budget cuts A2 IST SHUTOUT Moyer flirts with no-hitter in win over Brewers Dl Robbers plague area's banks with holdups Cl QCTO ARCHIVES 315 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW DRIZZLE DETAILS PAGE A7 IESDAY JUNE MD 35C Arnold man stabbed to death Annapolis-area man charged first-degree murder Fatal stabbing 57 Old Frederick 4 Road Capnal graphic By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer An Annapolis-area man was arrested .early this morning after allegedly stab- bing an Arnold man to death with a hunting knife during a quarrel William A.-Graham. of 170 Cranes Crook Lane in Riva was charged with first-degree murder. He was taken to the Eastern District where he was still being held this morning Polite were called to 57 Old Freder ick east of Ritchie for a report of a stabbing at 1 51 a.m. When they they found Mi- chael W. D Jones. of that lying in the front lawn with a large stab wound 'to the chest. Mr. Jones was taken to Anne Arundel Medical where he was pronounced said Officer Randy county police spokesman. After witnesses identified Mr. Gra- ham st the suspect he was arrested minutes later in Annapolis by an off- duty county police officer Mr. Graham and Mr Jones had known each other for two witnesses said. Mr. Jones and three other men had spent the evening in downtown Annapolis and were driving back to the victim's residence when an argument broke out between Mr. Jones and the suspect. Officer Bell said Mr Jones and two others in the car wanted to go back to but the who was did not want to return The argument continued after the group arrived at the victim's residence. The victim struck Mr who went to his car. grabbed a large hunt- ing and allegedly stabbed Mr. Jones in the Officer Bell said. After the the suspect fled in a 1985 Chevrolet Camaro A lookout was immediately broad- and county police Cpl. Donald Pearson spotted the car at Rowe Boule- vard and Taylor Avenue The suspect was arrested without incident Mr. Graham gave a statement to Detectives Shelly Madison and Robert Aurand implicating himself in the police said Mr Jones and another man were charged with automobile tampering last week after Annapolis police got a report that two men were trying to steal a car on Wesrwood Road. The stabbing brings to six the num- ber of murders in the countv this vear By David W Trozzo The CapRil Federal officials and Industry representatives watch as a car finishes Its test yesterday at the state vehicle emissions Inspection station on Route 450 outside AnnapoUs. The officials came to examine Maryland's expanded emissions which It not expected to be fully Implemented until next June. Lawmakers fuming over test EPA under pressure to relax car emissions standards ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Lawmakers yesterday blasted federal and state officials over a controversial vehicle emissions blaming them for refusing to create standards acceptable to the public The Assembly earlier this delayed full implementation of the ex- panded emissions test until June 1996 with the hopes of reaching an agreement on relaxed standards with the U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency But three months since the expanded test was they are no closer to a compromise. not convinced they're moving. said Sen. Philip C. D-Brooklyn who has opposed the new tests. will be a strong move by the legislature to continue the EPA Assistant Administrator Mary Ni- chols said during a State House meeting 'yesterday-thai if the new test isn't fully unpterneutadr'it would require stricter emisriortfjfinklards for industry a move business-minded legislators are loathe to make. And failure to meet the federal agency's standards under the Clean Air Act would eventually result in a loss of highway construction she said. citlwos need to realize they are part of the state Environment Secretary Jane Nishida said. The meeting left lawmakers shaking their heads. Del George W. Owings D-Chesapeake complained that residents of rural Maryland can't understand why they are being lumped in with urban regions. got to wonder why the new counties are being brought in at such a rapid he said. In the state had planned to begin the expanded involving a much- criticized dynamometer inspection. Page Glendening vows to help displaced military personnel By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer WHITE OAK The Naval Surface Warfare Center near Annapolis and four other military installations are as good as gone and it's time to start looking to the Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday. Mr Glendening said state and local agencies would help families a'nd communities hurt by the Defense Base Closure and Realign- ment Commission's decisions to close four bases in the state and turn Kimbrough Army Commun- ity Hospital at Fort George G. Meade into an outpatient Besides the hospital and the Annapolis re- search the commission also voted Friday to close the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Fort Ritchie in the Naval Medical Research Institute in and the Army Publications Distribution Center in Middle River. At a news conference at the White Oak Mr. Glendening said a response of state human resources officials was already working to provide job personal counseling and other assistance to people who will lose their jobs. Between and Maryland jobs will be lost over the next several years. Mr. Glendening said. As officials from the Commerce Depart- ment and the Department of Defense will help find alternative uses for the closed he said. The Annapolis wilr be the toughest to fill because it is completely sur- rounded by Naval Station said Joseph an economic adjustment specialist for the Defense Department. Officials indicated chances are slim that the commission's recommendations will be rejected. BRAC process is designed to push the commission's recommendations to said former congressman Beverly a mem- ber of the 1993 commission When President Clinton officially receives the recommendations on he will have 15 days to make a decision. He can reject the entire list and ask the commission to reconsider or year's BRAC was more rubber stamp to Navy brass than independent Sen. Barbara Mtkuteki send the list to Congress where it must be accepted or rejected without change. In the past three base closing the recommendations have always survived both presidential and Congressional review. Administration and Pentagon officials' have expressed concern about the commission's voting so far. Both senators and the governor of which stands to lose have demanded that President Clinton reject the list Although Mr. Sarbanes did not rule out sup- port for a House or Senate resolution to reject the he said such a motion could reopen scrutiny'of Maryland bases that would receive new jobs under the recommendations. Even with the new Maryland is one of few states that has actually gained jobs over the1 four base closing Mr. Sarbanes said. Fort Meade will gain a computer unit under the latest round Some at the conference were still angry about the recommendations. year's BRAC was more rubber stamp to. Navy brass than independent said Sen Barbara D-Md. She said Commissioner Rebecca Cox was a thoughtful exception. Commis- sioner Cox was the lone dissenter in the 7-1 vote to ax the NSWC. But Pentagon officials seem none too happy with their are concerned compared to past the commission has made an unusually large number of additions to the closures and realignments recommended by the military ser- said a Pentagon statement The Associated Press contributed to this story. Teen electrocuted using hotel card-key ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW CARROLLTON A young Cincinnati woman was electrocuted last week as she stood barefoot and soaked from a downpour on wet con- crete and slid her card-key into the steel door of her hotel room. The door was charged with elec' tricity that appeared to have been conducted by a faulty air-conditioning unit built into the wall near the door. Prince George's County police Sgt. Rick Morris said An electrical engineer who inspected the room after the accident a faulty air conditioner emitting some sort of electric and the charge was transcending to the Sgt Morris said Milika Sloan. who was in the area as part of an employment training program for had just run from the nearby room of a friend at the Carrollton Ramada Inn when the accident occurred shortly after mid are millions of hotel rooms in the country and hundreds of thousands of electronic and this is totally Anthony G. hotel safety columnist night he said. Her Kathryn said she was not contacted by hotel officials after the accident. Milika told me she was going away from 1 thought I had prepared her for-anything that could she said knew how to take care of to avoid alcohol Page INSIDE Abandoned boy's parents arrested. A4 City considers lobster sales permit. B3 4 Arundel Report Cl Editorials Bl-2 Lottery Business Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics...... Crofton B6 Movies C3 Obituaries B6 Police Beat D6 Severna Park A6 A4 B5 A7 A7 B4 C2 Sports..........Dl-4 Crossword......... C8 Television.. Death Notices D5 Tides 65- A7 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable. Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments 268-5000 Court ruling could lead to more school drug tests ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON A Supreme Court ruling allowing public schools to randomly test student athletes for drugs could lead schools to test youngsters participating in other such as overnight trips to academic officials say. It's all part of an effort to crack down on guns and drugs in U.S said educators and parents who support the ruling in an Oregon case can't teach algebra in an environment that's not that's not said Timothy J Dyer of the National Association of Secon- dary School Principals. one of the main priorities of our principals today And they need But civil liberties and some complain that school officials are chipping away at stu- dents' rights. is legitimate concern about drugs. But this goes too far toward taking away the freedom of all said Richard Gray of the National Coalition of Advocates for Students. Many parents worry their adoles- cent children are on sports teams where drinking or marijuana use noted B.J. a St. Louis anti-drug activist and the mother of a teen-ager. For that Ms. a former member of a national com- mission on drug-free said she is inclined to favor random testing. But she regret is that the procedure is so personally Inva- sive. That is Anne Arundel County school board Vice President Thomas R. Twombly said that the ruling is a step in the right direction. have always been concerned about steroids with Mr. Twombly said definitely wouldn't be opposed to using it for Mr. Twombly compared the issue to the board's policy passed last year in the aftermath of the Ronald Price Page ;