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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Mir link In space SEI NATION WORLD A2 TOP PICKS Smith heads Wallace to Bullets Dl MkeTarpi' Joe Smith NM'sNo.1 pick. Area beaches top warning list SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl -10 U FO FJ T TOMORROW CLOUDY DETAILS PAGE AM THURSDAY JUNE 29. MD 35C Churcti to reopen YMCA By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church has agreed to buy the county YMCA's Severna Park including the organization's pool and fitness rooms. The church paid about for the property at Baltimore Annapolis Boule- vard and. Cypress Creek YMCA Chair- man Gary Paul said. The church plans to spend on renovations as soon as it takes possession by Aug. said David a Woods spokes- man. The church then will reopen the facility to the community under the management of several community recreation and improve- ment groups. The sale marks the first liquidation of property by the which shut down last month amid financial ruin. The organization now is focusing on .selling its Glen Bumie for which it hopes to receive more than Mr Paul said. The Y has a mortgage debt of on the Glen Burnie property and on the Severna Park property The Y will use the proceeds of both sales to pay off some of its in estimated which include the mortgages If the Y can negotiate deals with its it may avoid bankruptcy Mr Paul said. really have come through for the community and put together a fabulous package. All the things we had hoped would happen to the property will Gary YMCA chairman the best we would have the funds to meet every single obligation 100 but that's likely not going to he said we will try to get close YMCA are pleased that Woods will he organizing several community groups to help run activities at the facility really have come through for the community and put together a fabulous pack- Mr. Paul said the things we had hoped would happen to the property will Each of the other groups that had expressed interest in buying the Y's Severna Park facility has committed to the said Mr. who is chairman of Woods' long-term planning committee. own the but we're trying to bring in as many groups as possible to help run he said really think this has a lot of synergy A lot can be done by bringing in these Participants in the deal The SPY Swim formed at the Y in the late which will operate the pool The Green Hornets youth sports associa- which is planning to build a gymnasium on the property for its indoor teams. Severn a block away on Evergreen which will take over the St. John's Church building on the property for use as a performing arts center. The Association for Severna Park Im- Renewal and which Page German couple's local delivery While in _ both children born at AAMC By THERESA WTNSLOW Staff Writer Annapolis really delivers for say Ronald and Jacqueline Gerste of Germany. And they ought to know. Their two children have been born here Chester came 2H years and 8-ounce Amelia followed this year on June 11. Both were born at Anne Arundel Medical Center. great. I really love this Mrs. Gerste said. At the 34-year-old woman's full- time job is taking care of the children. Her an also has a doctorate in history and is working on a book on Amelia hence their daughter's name. Their son is named for the late Adm. Chester W one of Dr. Gerste's heroes and the namesake of the Naval Academy where he's done a lot of his research. thing we like-most is the cultural and historic heritage of the city. We also like the Dr Gerste said This is the couple's third trip to Annapolis They'll return home to Meerbusch a town about 14 miles from Dusseldotf next week after a three- month stay. They rented a townhouse in Eastport while they were here. Their first visit came on a vacation in 1992. They liked the city so much that they decided to return later that year to coincide with Dr. Gerste's research on Thomas Jefferson and Chester's birth. Dr. Gerste wrote several articles on the third U.S. president for German newspapers. always felt that the standard of care at Anne Arundel Medical Center is and we're delighted that Dr. and Mrs. Gerste's confidence in Anne Arundel Medical Center brought them back said Carolyn a hospital spokesman. Mrs. Gerste praised the neonatal staff George N. Lundttiow The Capital RonaM and JacqmHin terete of Qwmwty hoM thtfr 2-ywoU Ctwtter Md who arrived JUM UL Both bom it Arandtt Medical Canter. Tha coupla ratuma to Oarmany naxt waak. Dr. Qarata to an oprrthatmologlat who alao hoMa a doctorate HI Matory and arraaajad Ma laat two vtotta to AmiapoUa to cokidda with Ma cnUdran'a UiUw and raaaarch tor artlclaa and a book. Mra. Qanta la a taNtkna ntothor. and said everyone at AAMC was very which is not always the case at German hospitals. She also said she liked the fact she was allowed to return to her temporary home in Eastport after just a day at AAMC. In she new mothers sometimes are kept a week or more. better this Dr. Gerste said. All he and his wife have visited this country 15 or 20 including a honeymoon excursion to Wounded Knee and Pearl Harbor. always been a little crazy for Gerste said. The Gerstes would like to return to Annapolis sometime next year not to have another baby. They just want to be tourists again. Fireworks show a go for July 4 By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Volunteers are still rounding up donors to pay for but all systems are go for Annapolis' annual July Fourth fireworks display next city officials said. Technicians are planning something special this year to celebrate the city's 300th anniversary as the state the Naval Academy's 150th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. year the show will be the biggest ever. We have more than shells in the finale said Rob Silverman of Vitale Pyrotechnics. Special shells will blast the sky blue and gold for the Naval and huge cannonade shells will honor World War II he said An entire tractor-trailer load of pyrotechnic devices will arrive this weekend and be set up on three barges for launching Tuesday Last Mr Silverman was critically injured by a shell blast during the Annapolis show. But in his blunt and humorous he predicted no repeat of the explosion that scarred him for life. will be no frying technicians this he said Fred volunteer coordinator for the city's said the nonprofit group he heads is well on its way to collecting the cash it needs to pay for this year's show. The goal is a figure that allows the group to put about in the bank for next year's display. To that Browning Ferris Industries Inc. has contrib- uted and Bell Atlantic of Maryland another Coupled with the city contribution and raised at a city yard the group is less than short of the needed to put on the show this year. Smaller donations from businesses and individuals contin- ue to come Mr. Paone said. The city will try to lure show watchers downtown early with musical presentations from local productions of and and another musical group on Farragut Field at the Naval Academy beginning at 6 he said crowds are drawn early by the annual but that has been scrapped this year due to the reconstruc- tion of Ma in Street Visitors are encouraged to use the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium parking lot and the shuttles that take people downtown Shuttles will pick up people after the fireworks at the top of Main Street. Page Woman trapped under dead boyfriend INSIDE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRADSHAW A Baltimore County woman was found alive yesterday in the wreckage of a pickup trapped under the decomposed body of a boyfriend who police believe died in a crash four days earlier. Melissa of was listed in critical condition at the Shock- Trauma Center at University Hospital in Maryland. She was found by utility workers about trapped under the badly decomposed body of Charles also of in his 1979 Ford pickup truck about 100 yards off Old Philadelphia Road near said Jay a spokesman for Baltimore County police his weight and her inju- ries she couldn't get Mr Miller said. Miss-Maier's Robert Diegel of said his family was told his his weight and her injuries she couldn't get Jay police spokesman sister suffered a broken ankle and- had lost half her blood and had a cut on her eye. When workers approached the pick- Ms. Maier told them she had been trapped in the car for three days and needed a drink of water is under heavy and undergoing facial Mr. Diegel said nurse told when we got up 'Don't be you might not recognize her' bad off It's very serious. It's critical She's not out of the woods yet The doctor said it is going to get worse before it gets Miss Maier and Mr. who had been dating for several were last seen by friends and relatives Friday. Miss Mater's family reported her missing on Mr. Miller said. But Mr Miller said Investigators weren't sure how long Miss Maier was trapped in the pickup. could have happened any time from Friday Mr Miller said Police believe the pickup ran a stop sign at a high speed and went off the road The truck ran over an embank ment and crashed nose-down and out of sight in a field owned by the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co A worker mowing grass on the BGE property found the wrecked vehicle yesterday and walked to the nearby Huber Farm produce stand to call police. Stephen 18-year-old son of the owner of the walked toward the along with a friend and the worker They noticed a head moving inside'it. just ran down there and started talking to tned to calm her tell her that help was on the he said asked her if she was and she said He said Miss Maier was sitting on the passenger-side with her back against the her legs cramped under her The man was lying on the bench with his head on the passenger next to her asked if the guy was Mr Huber said. didn't think he was but she said Page Arundel Movies Obituaries Police Beat Sailing Severna Park Death South County Sports Television Family Tides For the Tree Talk Vignettes Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 AH other 268-5000 Orioles complete sweep of Brewers. Blue Jays are next. Dl PAMN.Y What's under your skin this Cl MVUMA Controlled growth top council aim. 14 MU1M Fatrhaven School puts new methods to test. M ;