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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Cousin murdered STILL DOWN Baseball talks appear to be grounded again Dl Skins sign Cowboy Local theater roundup Inside Su ENTVOTAINMINT TAB HQWELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 15.58 LAUREL MD 20707 FRIDAY CLOUDY 4028 PAGE MARCH MD HOME 25C 35C ban starting fires State lawmakers vow to overttirii ByTODDSPANGLER Staflf Writer Lawmakers yesterday found wide- spread support for exempting hotels and businesses that serve alcohol from ban that will affect nearly eVery workplace in the time Gqv. Parris N. Glenden- ing had announced his intention to enact the sweeping delegates had already formed strong to fighthim. And from the the numbers don't look good for Mr. Glendening. Del. John D-Baltimore had 85 delegates fponsoring a bill introduced yesterday that would make it illegal for the state to enforce restaurants that serve alcohol. If all the sponsors remain in favor of the it has the votes to survive even the governor's veto which he promised for any but t slightest change to the ban. port legislative changes to the regula- tions exempting small taverns and but refused to con- sider anything more. will veto any attempt to expand those very narrow he said at a news conference yesterday. is another example of govern- ment thinking it knows said Del. Phillip D. who signed on as a co-sponsor of Mr. Arnick's bill. While opponents to the sweeping ban which would be one of the strongest in the nation worked on getting signatures in the House of were swamped with. telephone calls from angry constitu- ents. Page A At yesterday's news Gov. Parris N. Glendening comforts former state senator Victor L. a one-time tobacco lobbyist who has cancer and now speaks against smoking. DAY OF MISHAPS ON BAY BRIDGE By Bob Csvey For The Capital A chain-reaction accident on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge ended wtth a 1990 Nissan pickup truck on top of a 1993 Plymouth yesterday morning. The a.m. accident caused a backup onto Kent and sent at least one motorist to the hospital. Commuters drive into traffic jams By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Eastern Shore commuters who about Ita miles from the Western Shore. Flames engulfed the which was driven by Brian J. cross uie Bay Dnnge racen rranrc jams coming and going yesterday. Traffic on the eastbound span was shut down for 50 minutes yesterday afternoon when a 1964 Mazda stalled and burst into said Transpor- tation Authority Police spokesman LoriVidal. The fire broke out at 428 p.m. No one was injured in the which was extinguished by Anne Arundel County firefighters. Ms. Vi- dal said. The fire caused a 4-mile backup stretching past Cape SL Claire on eastbound Route 50. Morning too. had faced a traffic jam when a wreck on the westbound span stuck motor- ists in a traffic jam reaching onto Kent tstena and the rear wheels of the pickup came to rest on the Plymouth's roof. Mr Terrell was cited for failure to A 1990 Nissan pickup truck driven by Richard Ferrell. 39. of Demon slammed into a stalled vehicle about a mile across the bridge around a.m. A 1993 Plymouth driven by Ann Hare. 28. of then collided with the rear of Mr Fen-ell's control speed to avoid a collision Ms Vidal said. Ms Hare was cited for following a vehicle too the spokesman said. Mr Ferrell was taken by ambu- lance to Anne Arundel Medical Cen- where he was discharged after several hours of treatment. restaurants lear smoke-free results ByDAVEGULLfVER and MARY ELLEN LLOYD Operators of Annapolis restaurants and hotels say a tough state ban on indoor smoking could ntake their busi- ness go up in smoke. Area health argue that the benefits from the ban are worth the price. The tradeoff poses a dilemma even for some in the hospitality industry like Jerry whose Middletdn Tavern's Colonial interior and outdoor cafe are .both strong draws. a and have been for 25 years. I understand how much cleaner the state is going to he it's going to be difficult for all especially restaurants and hotels. It's the wrong signal to send to tour Peggy who heads the county Conference and Visitors said the ban would be enough to keep meetings and tour groups from coming would hurt us in all levels of marketing meetings and inter- she said. But Dr. Katherine deputy health officer for the county Health said making a stand is part of the issue. of the most significant points about it is that it says in our or here in that we're not toler- ant of the idea of people smoking in that- are public -she said. Page W po never get me By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer If Scotland Eugene Williams is con- victed of killing two lawyers in their home outside he very well may be done in by his own words. A police detective testified yesterday that the Arnold jailed for the murders of Julie N. Gilbert and Jose E. boasted that police would never tie him to the brutal slayings. Although he was seen on videotape using bank cards stolen from the cou- Williams allegedly told never get I'll just say some girl gave me the Detective Timo- thy Zywiolek said. Later. Detective Zywiolek testified that as he left a police interrogation room May 19. he heard Williams be- moaning his fate to know I'm never getting As the trial resumed this a former county detention center inmate also testified that Williams admitted to the murders in early June. Carl Spoone said Williams told him in were the two lawyers ready for God 'when I took the gun and blew their brains who was in jail on robbery and assault testified that Wil hams said he killed the couple just to get Mrs. Gilbert's Acura Legend. But defense attorneys hammered away at Spoone's noting that charges in another case were placed on inactive status after he approached the county State's Attor- ney's Office._______________________ Spoone still awaits sentencing on theft and battery convictions The disclosures came after prosecu tors had strengthened Williams' ties to the murdered couple through store footprints at the murder and items found in a paper bag Williams was carrying when he was arrested last May. The evidence was designed to show Arnold resident Scotland Eugene Wil- Is on trial for the murders of Julie N. Gilbert and Jose E. Trias. that used the couple's automated teller machine cards and Mrs. Gilbert's car during a three-day span after the murders. Some of his transactions were captured on video- tape taken at two Glen Burnie ATMs and through receipts at two according to testimony. If convicted of first-degree murder. Williams faces the death penalty. Police Cpl. Darryl Hagner testified that thp was carrying contained a watch that belonged to Mrs Gilbert. Although Mrs. Gilbert's secretary identified the gold Seiko watch. Cpl. Hagner conceded during cross- examination that it had no unique characteristics such as engravings The bag Williams was carrying also Page INSIDE State Prosecutor Stephen Momanarelli has been asked to look into the corKJuct of Baltimore election administrator Barbara Jackson A4 Vurew Report Ask a lawyer Catenhr Campus New Camera Portions of The are printed each day or recycled nape' newspaper also is recyclable Parents battle with. HMO over transplant Comics. Ouswwnl C12 268-7000 From ftent 327-1683 The parents of a Crofton toddler who needs a lifesaving bone marrow trans plant are battling with their health maintenance organization over the cost of the procedure David M. 23 months old. has a rare genetic disorder. Hurter syndrome Without the eventually will become Wind. severely mentally disabled and par tially paralyzed Specialists say hell be lucky to see his 10th birthday stuck. We have eTtremely limited resources to pay for something like but without it. our little boy- will said Christopher Raymond. 39. who makes a year as a computer piugiiijiiKiei and supports a family of four The family's health maintenance or- ganization. OptBiraffl Choice toe of Rockrffle. detenaUial that the trtra- plant was an and therefore not covered. The family argues that the bone marrow transplant is medically neces- sary and is the only known treatment for Hurter syndrome. On Feb 17 state officials took the unusual step of ordering Optimum Choice to pay for the transplant Asso- ciate Insurance Commtstfoner Randi F RefcM aald tbe company under- nrtiwd Hs own pMttfon by paying fcf David's first bone marrow traraptmt last year fact that the original transplant was unsuccessful on technical reasons does not change this basic fact. It remains an appropriate treatment and should be Mr. Reichel said. The Raymonds last week went to Montgomery County Circuit when judge issued a temporary injunction Optimum Choice ;