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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Woodside resisting ID cards Dl SPICY Try savoring the sizzle of Southwestern style Bl AACC fundraiser set for 7p.m. April 1. ACCoff to start Cl HOUELL MICROFILMS PO BOX 155S LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW SUNNY DETAILS PAGE A15 MARCH ANNAPOLIS. MD HOME 25C 350 Public losing faith in Glendening GLENDENING POLL Governor Pams Glendenlng's according to a poll released is the lowest of any of the 30 governors the polling firm has tested across the nation over the last six months The question and The pods margin of error Is plus or minus 3 5 percent How would you rate the performance of Parrls Glendening as Excellent Good Undecided SOURCE Mason Duron poll Income tax won't be cut But Republicans vow to fight on By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Gov Parns N Gtendenmg and legis- lative leaders yesterday decided there will be no income tax cut this year but Republican delegates refused to give up the fight so easily House Speaker Casper R Taylor the last of the General Assembly leaders to clamor for a tax cut this year joined Mr Glendening and Senate President Thomas V Miller in saying there will be no tax reduction this year The governor has said since he was elected that he couldn t support an immediate income tax cut with the effects of federal reductions on state aid still unknown But yesterday he announced that barring federal budget cuts or substantial revenue decline he would support a tax cut next year Although he refused to say what would qualify as a 'catastrophic' cut or estimate the size of a possible tax reduction Mr Glendening said it would be responsible and affordable That commitment along with the refusal of many delegates to support a tax cut this year was good enough to convince Mr to give up the proposal for this year But Republican delegates had a much different idea House Minority Leader Robert Kit tleman promised yesterday afternoon that Republicans would move to bring a tax reduction measure before dele gates A vote to bring the legislation to the House even though it was killed by a committee earlier was likely to happen today 'It is going to be very said Mr R-Howard is Page Two months into his administration Gov Pains N Glendenings public approval rating has dropped to 18 percent rivaling the lowest marks Marylanders ever gave his predeces sor William Donald Schaefer 18 percent of those who re sponded to a poll bv Mason Dixon Political Media Research of Columbia rated the governor or according to the statewide survey released vesterdav Nearly two out of three 65 peicent rated his job performance 01 poor At Mr Schaelei I uist point in Capital graphic t March hi-- i n imp the peicentam MIIK him excellent 01 good fell to lb peicent This is not the kind of start vou want Mason Dixon Vice President Del Ah said There has nevei been a honevmoon with this guv Mr Glendening s rating is the lowest of anv of the 30 governors the polling firm has tested across the nation over the past six months Mr Ah said I understand it s a terrible position to be in but Id rather be in this position now than tout fioin now Mi Glendening viul I m optimiMK th M will i h people will i f stewaidship The governor got off to a rough start winning the November election bv a 6 000 vote maigm that was challenged bv Republican Ellen Sauerbiev ovei allegations of voter fraud He has been criticized foi a generous pension piogram that stood to benefit him and three top aides in Prince George s He s currentlv battling members of his own party a restrictive state wide smoking ban he failed in his bid to lift restrictions on state funded abor for poor women and he was put on the defensive when he revealed that i Baltimore businessman paid of his legal expenses in Mis Suier bicv s election challenge otei s appeal ed 10 like Mi Glenden ing petsonalh better than liked his performance Of the voters 18 percent rated him iavorablv 37 percent gave him untavorable maiks and 25 percent iemained neutral Senate President Thomas V Mike Miller Jr D Prince Geoige s said the poll results confirmed his view that Mr Glendening like President Clinton has lost contact with middle class vot ers He s new to Annapolis and Page A he Slain teen's friends want to know FMeMte of muntor victim Catherine of wrote memorial mettages In chalk on the of the Crofton pool hall aear klltod Monday night. The mMMges Included love and wHI intei County police My a man who Mke tNa ftrwl gun that kited the 16-year-oW Bowfe gM In Crofton on Monday night. The auapect to In Ms late toem or early and ta about 6 ifeet tall. He a bumpy comptoitoi and short hair Iklnak 4aftBBBal VW WWnHK a dafk puiovoTaWrt and ratfwd- whtte striped boxer PnotoibyJ Henson The Capital A bultet apparently flrod by the gunman crashed through the waH of Dan BoH's Crofton townhouae. The large-caHbor from a parking tot on Meat Bridge ricocheted off the ceHmg and a door frame. By P.J SHUEY Staff Writer A 16 year old Bowie tgir terday as hern lends framed HBWel and memorial messages outside the Crofton pool hall where she was Monday night In an apparent robbery or carjacking attempt Catherine Webster was shot near the closed Chalk Talk pool hall at Route 450 and Priest Bridge Drive as the car she was riding in sped away from the assailant they have to shoot asked Jennifer who attended classes with Miss Webster at Bowie High School A few hours after the teen died late yesterday morning county homicide detectives released a composite draw- ing of a suspect m the shooting. Police are looking black man m his late teens or early 20s 5-feet 11 inches to 6-feet 1-inch tall He has a bumpy close- cropped and was seen wearing baggy blue a dark long-sleeved pull-over shirt and red and white boxer shorts The man was carrying a large- caliber handgun An unidentified 19-year-old Bowie who was driving the car in which Miss Webster was a also suffered a minor gunshot wound in the attack County Homicide Unit detectives believe the victims were the targets of a robbery or carjacking said Sgt Mark a department spokesman But he admitted it wasn't clear what the gunman wanted suspect never really said any he said don't know whether he wanted their money or their At the time of the shootings. Miss suspect never We don't know whether he wanted their money or their Sgt. Mark police spokesman Webster was riding in the back of a 1988 Nissan 300ZX driven by the 19-year-old man An unidenti- fied 18-year-old man riding in the front seat was not injured Witnesses told po WEBSTER thr trio had gone to the pool hall at 2110 Priest Bridge Drive at 10 48 p m After finding it closed they were driving out of the parking lot toward Route 450 when a man standing in the lot motioned for them to approach As they drove he revealed a handgun in the waistband of his prompting the driver of the 300ZX to speed away The gunman fired into the hitting Miss Webster in the head The driver suffered a minor wound in his side The man drove to the Bowjc Volun- teer Fire Department on Route 450 for help He and Miss Webster were taken to the Prince George's Trauma Center in Cheverly The driver was treated and released yesterday Miss who had been on life was pronounced dead shortly before according to Lisa Schil- hospital spokesman Page Fliers warn residents of 'child mblester' INSIDE By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer Ten years Kenneth Junior Schrump pleaded guilty for the victim's he says to one count of sexual child abuse and was sentenced to four years in prison He served 18 months at the Maryland House of Correction in and according to court he hasn't been in trouble since Yet sometime after Bam March 13 someone distributed pho tocopied fliers warning of his presence in his Shady Side neighborhood convicted child molester and rapist lives at 1307 the fliers say please watch your chil dren They are not safe You have a right to The fliers turned Mr into an unwitting and unhappy symbol of the public's newfound determination to know where child molesters live But Mr his wife and his son Kenneth 22 say no one in their household has committed rape Court records in Anne Calvert and Prince George's counties show no such charge against anyone in the family is bad enough on Mr Schrump said I'm trying to go on with my life and they're pulling this The fliers flawed by poor punctua tion and spelling don't clearly identify the alleged child molester and rapist I'm being charged with something 1 never was charged with or the younger Schrump said In accepting an Alford plea from the Page 4 12 Arundel Report Dl Ask a Vet BIO Calendar B4 Campus News A5 Capital Camera A8 Chef s Choice 81 3 Classified C5 D2 Comics B7 Crossword B9 Death Notices B9 Dog s World BIO Editorials Entertainment Honor roll Kent Island Lottery Military News Movies Obituaries Police Beat A6 Sports Television Tides West 89 AiO A4 A7 B6 A15 A15 C14 B5 A15 A12 Scholarship reform gets tentative OK Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Sporting a longer bleached- ClauMed blond houseguest Brian Kato Circulation Kaelin crashed the 0 J Simpson trial and fidgeted his way toward a second 15 minutes of fame The unlikely pop culture symbol last seen rubbing eibows with Clinton cabinet officials and Dan Rather at a D C bash brought comic relief to the his manic mannerisms in bold contrast to the sober testimony of the detectives who preceded him A2 268-7000 268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments. 268-5000 By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer Senators yesterday gave preliminary approval to a bill reforming legislative likely ending a system under which lawmakers award tuition money to constituents A final vote Is expected in the Senate by the end of the week For senators have come under fire for protecting the system by which they re allowed to award some 000 each year to students who live in iheir districts Delegates too can award scholar ship money but they're limited to giving out about 000 a year Senate leaders tired of taking criti cism from newspaper editorials and political watchdog groups crafted a compromise between those who de manded reform and senators who want the system to remain as it is This hill will hopefullv chart a second course we can take said Sen Clarence Blount D Baltimore chair mart of the committee that the reform measure The legislation if approved by the House and Senate will give senators several options in awarding the schol arship money including allowing the Higher Education Commission to dis burse the to students based solely on need Senators also tould ask higher edu cation officials to dole out the tuition funds to students in their districts based on a combination of need and merit which would be judged by col lege board scores The final option would allow nine member committees to be created in Page ;