Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Chemist is arrested in Okla. bombing A2 HIDDEN AWAY There's a lot tucked inside Historic District home Dl A fireplace and closets were added to this room. Caps blast Qlapttal TODAY SUNNY PAGE All MAY MD 35C Nickel hike expected in gas prices ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Motorists will pay about a nickel more for gasoline this summer than and supplies may be tighter than the Energy Department said yesterday. This summer's gasoline market will have uncertainty and than in part because of the introduction this year of cleaner- burning reformulated said the department's Energy Information Administration. The agency predicted that gasoline prices would average a gallon nationwide through Septem- Scents higher than last summer. Less than half the increase was attributed to. introduction .of reformulated gasoline in areas with serious smog problems. The higher prices '.are riot expected to dampen however. by increases in real personal disposal highway travel activity is projected to be 2.8 percent higher than last the agency said in. a summer energy outlook report. The study predicted that gasoline would approach 8 million barrels a day in the July- September a 17-year because of in- creased travel. with record low pre-season.inven- high refinery utilization and reduced supply flexibility add uncertainties to the summer said the which is the statistical agency of the Energy Department. The agency also predicted Oil prices are not expected to rise much beyond a barrel through despite expected in- creases in demand. net imports are likely to account for nearly half of U.S. demand through 1996. Electricity demand will continue to increase steadily through leading to a 4.8 percent increase in coal use over two years by utilities. Natural gas prices are expected to remain below. per thousand cubic during peak despite a continuing growth in demand. Oysters get a new lease on bay life Young oysters being planted on Tolly Point near shoot put from the deck of the Island an oyster boat out of Crlsflejd. At watermen on board the Poppa out of Plney Point use a hose to push young oysters Into the bay at the mouth of the Severn River. Watermen and state officials hope the transplanted oysters will thrive In the northern part of the bay. Photos by Bob Gilbert. Capital By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer With three sons and a host of grand- children in the Gloria doesn't know whom to visit for Moth- ers Day. She's been invited to dinner Sunday at her son Mike's house in Woodland 'Beach and her at granddaughter Karen. Neiman's in Deale. She might just go to both. now they're sort of fighting over she said. either going to combine it or wear me out going back and forth between the Obviously not every mother has this sort of but sons and daugh- ters are still trying to show their appreciation this Mother's Orders have been heavy all week for everything from flowers to telegrams to restaurant reservations for tomorrow's holiday. Day is considered one of the busiest days of the said Micah kitchen manager of the Harbour House restaurant in down- t.own Annapolis. His which most week- ends doesn't take many was 80 percent full for Mother's Day by midweek. He expected it to be full by today. At Deep Creek Restaurant in manager Lee Clark said he was 75 now they're sort of fighting over me. They're either going to combine it or wear me out going back and forth between the Gloria Essex percent booked. usually don't have a lot of reservations on he said. But this won't get a table if you just walk Restaurants generally don't do as much business on Father's Mr. Clark indicating to him that many women are still the primary cooks in households. Flower stores were bustling this week as well in what those in the business say is the busiest holiday for them. Day runs but I'd still say Mother's Day is the said Jadene manager of Colo- nial .Florist in Parole. just By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Like quarters spilling from a slot ma- millions of young oysters in their shells hit the waters off Tolly Point recently. But like glassy-eyed casino Mary- land watermen have no guarantee that .an .oyster program will bring them a jackpot later this year. Odds for the future of the oyster an integralpart of the Chesapeake Bay region's .economic cultural heritage and environmental recovery could prove even worse. Local watermen and experts say MSX and dermo diseases that aren't harmful to. humans but kill young oysters are the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery. .They wipe out the bivalves in some parts of Maryland and oyster replenishment projects off Tolly Point at the mouth of the Severn River near Annapolis and in other areas. As watermen arid state officials continue the oyster seeding Maryland's federal lawmakers are scrambling to restore million in federal money for shellfish disease research that wasn't included iri the Clinton administration's proposed fiscal 1996 budget. A dry could bring a resurg- ence of the diseases. summer will be the summer we .learn an awful about the future of the oyster in the said Robert an aquatic biologist and executive director of the nonprofit Oyster Recovery Partnership. The 1-year-bld partnership of state scientists and environmental organizations is overseeing Maryland's oy- ster recovery outlined in a 25-page plan. For seeding- about a dozen bars is mom want to get pretty flowers for their Long-distance phone companies are preparing for what is always their busiest holiday of the year. handled 122.5 million calls last up percent since 1989. The company found in a survey that 68 percent of Americans were planning to call their mother 24 percent were planning to call a mother- and 17 percent planned to call a grandmother. For families willing to embrace the Kinko's Copies and Sprint have teamed up to provide discount telecon- ferencing tomorrow. what keeps oysrering alive in the Anne Arundel County portion of the bay. said Chris Judy of z state Depart- ment of Natural Resources biologist. Low salinity in this part of the bay' protects young oysters from and der- mo. The flip side of low salinity is that it's less conducive to reproduction. used to plenty of oysters when my dad said Smith Island water- man Chuck Marsh. Now the family does whatever it can to make a including using its oyster Seven to move the bivalves from southern bay waters to the upper bay. He was one of a dozen watermen hired by the state to move 200.000 bushels to replen- ish under-productive oyster bars statewide. In the few hours between late afternoon and dusk last month. Mr. Marsh and others used huge'water hoses or shovels to push 18.000 bushels some 9 million'oysters into the waters off Tolly Point near Annapo- lis. Despite recent hopeful the stakes problem of restoring the population to levels of years ago is contingent on many researchers and state offi- cials said. Donald executive director of the University of Maryland's Center for Envir- onmental and Estuarine said oy- sters are unlikely to come back dramatically on their own.. even with active we're Page Kinko's has installed video confer- ence centers at. more than 140 outlets across the including the one in the Festival at Riva off Forest Drive near Annapolis. The conferences cost on week- when they are used primarily by businesses. But for per. half-hour per geographically detached famil- ies can each sit down at the local Kinko's and be connected by video and satellite At least a people can fit into the private conference rooms join the watching their' Page INSIDE ARUNDEL Annapolis' residents are being asked to fund a million budget next year and will have a chance to say something about that Monday. The .City Council will hold a- public hearing on the budget at 7 in City Hall. Bl 4 Arundel Report Bl Lottery A4 Calendar 64 Movies A8 Cap. Cam C17 Obituaries......'..... All D5 Police Beat All Comics...... B6 Religion B5 Crossword D14 Sports Cl-5 Editorials A10 Stocks B2-4 Homes. 01 Television A9 Portions of The are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 From Kent 1 8 land 327-1583 All other departments.. 268-5000 Crew cleans up remains of boaters' dreams By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY StafFWriter Decades before the 40-foot' Chris-Craft had been someone's dream but Tuesday after- noon in Deale a barge-borne excavator relent- lessly clawed the yacht into a sodden pile of rot- softened wood. know how long it took to build and we take them apart in two hours. That was somebody's pride and joy at one said Bob crew chief of the state's derelict boat removal team. Abandoned and sunk at a Rockhold Creek dock for two the Chris-Craft was one of about 15 boats in Deale waters on the hit list this week. The team was formed last as a way to gradually eliminate the backlog of 400 abandoned boats littering the state's water- ways. Anne Arundel has the greatest con- centration of abandoned boats in the said Bob chief of the marine services section for the Boating Administration. The team has removed some 100 boats since its formation in July 1994. But because 50 vessels are abandoned every several more years are needed to eliminate the backlog. think we're gaining on the Mr. Maddox Removing a boat is simple if it's only been sunk for a year two and is more or less intact. Large-volume pumps are used to float the vessel to the and the boat is then towed to the barge. Anchored to the bottom through removable the barge serves as a stable platform for the excavator. Excavator operator Daniel Webster started at the top of the gradually tearing out the superstructure and the interior with the steel-toothed bucket. In an all that was left of the boat was the hollowed-out shell of the suddenly looking as solid as a paper cup bobbing on the water's surface. The team sets up where there are enough abandoned boats to keep it busy for several working from a data base generated from Natural Resources Police reports and resident complaints. The crew conies equipped with a an a small tugboat and three smaller workboats. Abandoning a boat is a simple question of Page By J. HanMKi The Capital Excavator operator DanM Webster apart an abandoned boat on RookhoU Creek In Deale as deroNat boat removal crew eMef Bob Orme watches. The crew waa formed HMV UIMMlMf w pTaWllMlly 019 i toft to the state's waterways.