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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Stadium back Map admits abducting priest AT BUZZER Terps top secure share off ACC title Dl Hipp ItolpodUM outatti 94-92. parents and rules of dating Cl Capt. Kangaroo making local visit HOWELL MICROFILMS PD BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 CLOUDY PAGE AH. THURSDAY MARCH 1995. MD HOME 25C NEWSSTAND. 35C Affects nearly eveiy OOV. PARRIS ban goes Into effect March 27. ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer' Gov. Parris Glehdening pledged this morning to ban smoking in nearly every workplace in includ- ing all restaurants and hotels. At a news conference in the governor announced his decision to toughest hi the nation to go Into effect on March 27. has the fourth-highest cancer death rate and smoking accounts for 20 percent of all deaths in the state each Mr. Glendening said. is Maryland's most preventable health problem He said he would consider legisla- tion- to exempt individual hotel rooms and some small taverns from the ban. But he vowed to veto any sweeping tfierstagfe first major policy battle with the Gen- eral Assembly. The regulations bah virtually all indoor smoking at every shop and industry in Maryland. For the most only those workplaces with outside Ventilation would be The only indoor workplaces where smoking will be allowed are tobacco shops and laboratories investigating tobacco use. The governor's decision made less thain a week after the state's highest court dismissed an injunction delaying the regulations contradicts earlier indications that .he hoped to protect small businesses from the ban. must make Maryland a healthy he Mr. Glendening said his was also based on economic because smoking costs the state more than billion a year. But lawmakers are already working on a measure to protect the hospitality industfy'Trpfiri J House Speaker. Casper. R.. Taylor argued that the ban would severely damage Maryland's ability to attract tourists -r- a subject near to the heart of the Annapolis' business community. we're trying to attract tourists. and we continue to have this patch-' work quilt nationally about smokers' that kind of business is going to go to those states where smokers have said Mr. D-Allegany. TJie clamor for exceptions to the fearing that a full prohibition could put many out of business. Page testing program still alive By TODD SPANGLER StaffWriter Despite calls to scrap it the House of Delegates yesterday gave preliminary approval for delaying the controversial new vehicle emissions testingpfOjJlulIl A final vote on the compromise measure between Gov. Parris N. Glend- ening's administration and legislators could take place by the end of the sending the bill to the state Senate. House leaders successfully defeated several attempts to change the bill on the including an amendment offered by Del. Joan D-Brooklyn Park. Her proposal would have limited the program to only those requirements ordered by the Environmental Protec- tion Agency as of June 1996. The bill approved by the House requires the full inspection includ- ing a controversial dynamometer test to begin next year. It was the a treadmill on which a test center technician accelerates cars to 55 mph. that fueled public outrage over the expanded pro- gram. It was to have begun in January. Mrs. Cadden said the state shouldn't have a law on the books requiring the full program when there are indica- tions that the EPA will relax some regulations should wait and she said. But Del. Ronald D-Ceci' man of the House Environmental Mat- ters said the change would tie the legislature's forcing it to consider only what the EPA requires. want to stay he said. Any changes lawmakers want to make in the program can be dealt with during the next legislative he said Page MAY ICE ROLLERBALL By David W. Trazzo The Capital Six-year-old John PetrHH MM for the steal from Ms Scott also they combine roller skating and basketball on a recent outing to Shtptey's Choice. similar sports win probably be out this as a sloppy mixture of snow and sleet expected to hit the the mess wlH start sometime tomorrow and last until Saturday according to the National Weather Service. spent on school offices By DENNIS SULLIVAN StaffWriter County School Superintendent Carol S. Parham has spent nearly remodeling and moving offices at school despite criticism that not enough money is spent on books and computers in classrooms. Partitions have been replaced with walls in many creating more offices to give officials privacy at the central office on Riva Road. And more than 100 employees have been moved to other buildings to relieve over- crowding at the central office and to put workers closer to the New phone systems also have been which officials said actually will save the school system in five years and another every year after that. But the remodeling has become a lightning rod for some teachers and parents who have called the project frivolous. Some of those complaints were echoed in a survey by The Capital that asked teachers about some of the problems in the school system. The central offices were referred to as the by some of the 407 teachers who responded to a confidential questionnaire distributed for the newspaper by the teachers' association. all seems boil down to the fact that the Board of Education does not really care Page Pilot project taking students Into the computer age. AS Parents protest zone changes. A8 bank cards uliams By BRIAN WHEELER StafEWrtter Scotland Eugene Williams used bank cards that belonged to two murdered Washington lawyers to withdraw more than in the days following their prosecutors said yesterday. As prosecutors played two videotapes taken at Glen Burnie banks that showed the Arnold man in one apparently sitting in one victim's car withdrawing money from automated teller machines. The time-lapse videotapes were the most concrete evidence to emerge in the three-day trial so far. They show that who faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree pos- sessed items that belonged to Jose E. Trias and Julie N. Gilbert Killed between the evening of May 14 and early May a the Bethes- da couple weren't found until the fol- lowing Monday when they didn't show up for work. Prosecutors allege that after Wil- 31. broke into their weekend home near Annapolis and shot each of them in the back of the he tried to use their bank cards at three Glen Burnie locations. From May 15 the day before the couple's bodies were found to May he successfully withdrew money they said. Williams had general fa- cial characteristics that were similar to the individual in the bank FBI Special Agent William Stokes said. Although the videotapes appeared snowy and sometimes out of he added that his identification of Williams was among the most certain he had ever made because of the number of variables that matched Testimony was to continue today in which is expected to last well into next week In addition to the which were played as the jury looked several other witnesses who linked Williams to the cards also testified yesterday in Circuit Court Page TRIAS INSIDE ____ AHUIffii. The attorney far a Baltimore County teen-ager convicted of murdering a Glen Bumie youth over an old girlfriend asked for a new trial citing evidence that someone else was involved In the killing. Bl SCVERMA County school offi- cials have removed Benfteld Elementary from the top of a list of schools to get improved libraries. Benfieid and six otrter schools will have to compete for renovation money at a March 15 Board of Education meeting. U SOUTH Reversing a posi- tion established only several days be- cided to ptt Tracey's Elementary and six other schools against each other for to uograde libraries. M Arundel Artist Arundel Report. Birtfis Calendar Campus News.. Classified Comics........... Crossword...... Death Notices. Editorials...... Family Living. For the Record C5 Bl Honor rolls........ B6 Lottery............ A9 Movies............. 83 Obituaries.......... C6 Police Beat.....A8 06 Sevema Park....... Cll Soutn County C12 Sports............. MO Television....... Cl-4 Tides...... 82 Vignettes Portions ol Thf are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 AH 2684000 M. plans Camden Yards Mass ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Now that Pope John Paul 0 has rescheduled his visit to the United the Archdiocese of Baltimore is gearing up for him to culminate his stay with morning Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and a parade through the city. Cardinal William H. Keeler confirmed the morning. The pope is dated to visit the cuuiiliy Oct 1 to spending his foal day in Baltimore. will welcome a man in the past .several has Men his book become an international has been named Tint magazine's Itet of the and who in hte trip to the attracted one of the ta the cardinal Mil The pope's rWt to Btrtimon oriftaeJly was planted far tot bat the eattre DA trip was put off to give him more time to recover from hip-replacement surgery. Cardinal Keeler said he had spoken with the pope at least three times about how people in Baltimore hoped to see him here this year. response each time was. 'I hope Cardinal Keeler said. his stay in the United the 74-y HHTTOirT in addition to Baltimore. The trip will center around a visit to United Nations headquarters in New YorWor the U.N.'s 50th anniversary. Cardinal Keeter said weather a factor in naittnf down a new date tor the pope's were negotiations between the Vatican and the U.N. The cardinal said be learned of UM papal vWt ;