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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Edgewater liquor store reopens Bl ART ATTACK Paintings help spruce up Main St. construction Cl TlMctty has been seized by old artists. Seafood festivals are catch of days SEE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION TOMORROW SUNNY DETAILS PAGE A15 FRIDAY MAY MD 350 Wild chase ends at cemetery 2 intoxicated men captured after fleeing from stolen car By Glenn A Miller The-Capital Annapolis Police Capt. John and state police 1st Sgt. Kevin assist at the scene yesterday afternoon where this stolen Camaro Involved In a chase crashed Into a fence at St. Mary's Cemetery on Spa Road. The two Prince George's County men In the car but were later arrested. By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer Two intoxicated Prince George's County men in a stolen car led state police on a high speed chase into Annapolis yesterday afternoon nearly colliding with other cars as they drove the wrong way around Church Circle before crashing into a fence at St Mary's Cemetery The men fled after the crash but were captured a short time later by a police manhunt that surprised neighborhood residents had all kinds of helicopters and stuff It was kind of said Shirley who lives seven or eight blocks from where the car was ditched on Spa Road Scott T and Mark A of were each charged with possession of marijuana and theft over Mr the driver of the was also charged with reckless endangerment and nu merous traffic offenses including driving while driving with a suspended license and speeding He was being held this morning at the county detention center on while Mr Adkms was being held on bond Police weren't able to explain why the driver of the car was being held on a lower bail The chase began about 3 30 p m after state police received a bulletin to be on the lookout for a stolen 1988 Chevrolet Camaro The report indicated that the occupants were drinking and possibly intoxicated Trooper 1st Class Kevin Rhodes said he spotted the Camaro traveling east on Route 50 near Interstate 97 and tried to pull it over but the driver accelerated to 80 to 85 mph The Camaro took the Rowe Boulevard exit and continued on that busy thoroughfare at about 70 mph before running a stop sign at College Avenue and nearly hitting a city bicycle patrol officer From there the driver headed the wrong way around Church then Onto West Street and several side streets before crashing into the cemetery fence on Spa Road near Greenfield Street and Carrolton Trooper Rhodes said don't have a chase every he said we do get a lot of Both men bailed out of the Camaro Mr Murphy was caught almost immediately Mr Adkms hid in the woods and it took about 15 minutes to catch Trooper Rhodes said A state police police dogs and Page Regulator fears effect of wetlands law change Just off busy Route 50 on Kent a stand of maples and sweet gums spreads a canopy of fresh sprmgyeen over one of the many battlefields in the nation s war over wetlands For Maryland wetlands regulator William A the wooded plot is far too valuable to risk losing to development areas are incredibly Mr Jenkins said standing in a shallow pool of water in a dense woodland a few hundred feet from two housing developments kinds of areas support the whole food chain They are incredibly important for filtering the runoff that comes from those housing develop- he said Mr Jenkins guided reporters on a tour of the property to demonstrate what he said is the danger presented by a bill now being debated by the House of Representatives that would rewrite the Clean Water Act The sponsored by Rep Bud would narrow the federal definition of nontidal wetlands Maryland officials estimate that 70 to 80 percent of the acres in the state now classified as freshwater wetlands would be eliminated from pro- tection under the bill In Anne Arundel that translates into more than acres that would lose the wetlands Mr Jenkins said The wooded property on Kent Island is among roughly acres of wetlands in Queen Anne's County that would no longer be he said It has standing water much of the and has the right kind of soil to be classified as Mr Jenkins said But it doesn't have the kind of plant life required by the he said Shade Side and Deale in Anne Arundel County also have many of those wooded he said The trees siphon off enough water to keep the wetlands-related vegetation from Mr Jen- kins said But an adjoining plot that was cleared several years ago is now covered with sedge grasses and would be a he said. Wetlands filter polluted water before it can flow into creeks and rivers and eventually into the Mr Jenkins said They also provide a habitat for lower forms of We that are the beginning of the food he said Without that like oysters aren't going to he said. But where Mr Jenkins sees the federal bill as a threat to the future health of the Margaret Ann a Dorchester County said it's a Page I John's fior at least 100 been the mouse in a cat-and-mouse Richard F. college trustee By Mark M Odell The Capital Bucking a 150-year-old at least one remains on good terms with the Naval Academy. Sean a croquet player soon to graduate from St. John's will Join the Brigade of Midshipmen. Mids-Johnnies relationship has always been a bit tense EDITOR'S This is one in an occasional series of stories celebrating the Naval Academy s 150th anniversary this year LNITED STATES V By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Since the Naval Academy has trained its men for conquest Fifty years the academy set its sights on a King George Street neighbor In St John's College fought off the Navy's attempt to annex the liberal arts college's campus John's for at least 100 been the mouse in a cat and mouse college trustee Richard F Cleveland told the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs at the time JB1.P college has lived under constant fear of he said No 1 problem has been the Naval Academy whereas our No 1 problem should be education As the Naval Academy nears the 150th anniversary of its founding officials and students from both schools looked back on their institutions' often stormy relationship relations between the schools are if still a bit distant Annual croquet matches like the one the Johnnies won last month are the most visible of ties between the student bodies But there are mids who attend the college's waltz Johnnies who use the academy's Nimitz and professors who offer joint seminars with their colleagues across the street but it's all good- natured now Everybody does it just for for said Midshipman 1st Class Josh Minyard of Calif We have the same worries We're all the same age' not hostile at all That's something left over from the Vietnam said St John's senior Rebecca Trumble During the Johnnies protested the government's actions while midshipmen chanted about hairy Page Parents pry at Gary for school funds By LESLIE GROSS SiaffWriter Tor computer lab1 Computer lab1 Ten dollars' heckled a trying to sell a hanging plant for a school fund raiser as she left a public hearing last night on County Executive John G Gary Jr 's school spending plan more like someone soiling peanuts and'bccr ot-a baseball the parent was joined by a chorus of others who begged the County Council to restore computer funding killed by Mr Gary More than 200 people overflowed from the council chambers of the Arundel Center in Annapolis for four hours of testimony that ended early Ifeis morning About 80 teachers and other school officials pleaded with the council to restore million in cuts made to the Board of Education's budget Single mothers and immigrants made passionate pleas to keep adult education programs intact parents of children with disabilities spoke m favor of more special education and dozens of people warned of soaring class sizes Mr Gary's million proposal eliminates all funding for the Advanced School Automation an elaborate computer system that would link every school m the county and give students access to the Internet killing ASAP funding are being prepared to enter the workplace of the 1950s' said Donna PTA president at Crofton Woods Elementary School Without ASAP county students are not only falling behind other students in the but will also lag behind in the work she said Having a linked high tech computer system gives stu dents equal access to makes the county a more Page 4 Annapolis Births Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crossword Death Notices INSIDE entertainment Cl Editorials A15 Honor rolls B3 Lottery C8 Obituaries C3 Police Beat C6 Sports CIS Television C5 Tides A14 All B2 A16 Dl-6 A15 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified Circulation From Kent Island All other departments 268-7000 268-4800 327-1583 268-5000 ;