Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Thumb injury cancels Tyson QUICK EASY Cooking class teaches about the versatility of pasta Bl DNR considers extending blue crab season Cl TOMORROW DRIZZLE PAGE AH WtUNtbDAY NOVEMBER MD Shooting suspect acted strangely ASSOCIATED PRESS NC The law student charged with shooting people to death in January had acted strangely as early as his 1 freshman year in law fellow students testified yesterday Wendell of Clyde -A is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Kevin a University of North Carolina la- crosse player from the Annapolis and restaurant worker Ralph 42. If he faces the death penalty He was arrested after stalking people along Henderson Street in Chapel Hill last Jan firing an M-l military rifle Mr Williamson has pleaded inno- cent by reason of and his lawyers began calling witnesses to trace his mental history The last of 32 prosecution witnesses was a po- lice officer who testified that Mr Williamson's fingerprints were on the weapon and its bullets. J. Patrick Herber. a 1994 UNC law testified that he heard Mr Williamson howling and saw him hit himself on Sept. outside the law school building was a very unearthly a deep guttural Mr. Herber said. never heard anything like it before or Mr. who was a fresh- man law student at the stopped to acknowledge a group of students as he walked then resumed howling and hitting him- self. face was extremely dis- Mr. Herber said. was very Police officers took Mr William- son to the university where he was interviewed the next day by a psychology graduate dent. was making me very nerv- Page LOOKING FOR TREATS Everyone from nannies to school children displayed their Halloween style yesterday. Ann Boddum and Jessica ruksson of who work as nannies. perform a quick hat check before flying to another house on Prince Oeorge Street In the city. Earlier In the 8-year-olds Emily daughter of BIN and Chris Phetme of and Kartlln daughter of Tom and Judy Mulrenln of show off their costumes At a parade at Angora Elementary School. See Page and more PageC9. By Mark M. -TtwCspiui the Capital Governor to weigh gun rules Panel targets handguns A gubernatorial commission was expected today to recommend a range of restrictions on handguns in including a one-a- month limit on handgun purchases In its report to Gov Parns N. the commission will urge a limit on the number of handguns Marylanders could buy each year and other restrictions The governor will consider the commission's report and discuss the issue with community and legis- lative leaders before drafting his own proposals to the General As- spokesman Dianna Rosbor- ough said yesterday has not decided which of the recommendations he will she said The commission's recommenda- tions fall 4bort of proposals Mr. Glendening endorsed during his 1994 campaign The recommendations Limiting handgun sales to indi- viduals to one a month. There are now no limits. Using to identify people who use false names and buy handguns illegally. Regulating private handgun sales in Maryland in the same manner as sales made by licensed dealers. Dealers are now required to abide by a seven-day waiting but private sellers are not. Mandatory safety courses ap- proved by the state police for all handgun buyers. for Balti- more officials in regulating hand- guns Mr. Glendemng's campaign plat- form called for limiting handgun purchases to two per person annual- limiting handgun ownership to 10 per requiring a special identification card for handgun pur- and banning handgun pos- session for people under 21 shortly after his elec- Mr Glendening surprised gun- control advocates by delaying ac- tion and appointing the Commis- sion on Gun Violence. Gun enthusiasts had complained that the commission was stacked with gun-control advocates. Vincent an official of Handgun Control Inc. and former head of Marylanders Against Handgun was named the commis- sion's co-chairman. But Mr DeMarco defended the commission saying it had done a good job of at the problem and coming up with Some gun-control advocates said that if Mr. Glendening accepted the commission's recommendations he would be backing down from his campaign pledge he's coming in with something less he then he should explain the said Phil a Montgomery County attorney active in Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse he was not honest back or some- thing has changed. He needs to Out of the spotlight Judge Duckett steps down into retirement By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer On his last day as a Circuit Court Warren B Duckett Jr. experienced what he called a The veteran judge said he realized yesterday that he was leaving not just the court he has served for seven but a public career lasting half his life. A former state's attorney and County Council the 56-year-old judge now retires to a life largely outside the public spotlight experienced such a long not jusi on the Judge Duckett licking off the highlights of a political career that began in it M96. What's nexf' What comes next for Judge Duckett was still up in the air even as of friends and well wishers stopped by his county rmirthi'iise chambers to poofinve Judge Durkctt is still weighing plans that could find him working by next year for a private law firm or even for the county Office of Law. Although he's retiring from tbeJWwfa bMtiueof By George N Lundskow The Capital Warren B. Duckett Jr. meets with Irwtn E. and PswM Norman In yesterday his laat day en the Circuit Cosft going to miss the the he proclaimed at one point And it's been Judge Duckett's affinity for others that has drawn him his greatest praise and his sharpest criticism Last year he helped to sec ure parole for Terrence a Prince George's County man who fatally ihot two police officers m 1978. He inflamed passions by kissing Johnson's mother and shaking the prisoner's hand as he was ted in shackles from Judge Duckett's estsftlay on to to several more yeai He hopes to mil'niru his future the night Of a retirement rli in downtown Mi.it at least 300 people pi.in to iiiend Like most of Indue Kelt s his last dav on the bench wasconsumed the public He spent his morning ith a prisoner who had written to lunchtime w ith a small group of and the afternoon on the where he wished one divorcing couple It was the people he encountered on the beach who i to mind tor Judge Meter mistake costs drivers By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Just when you thought parking in downtown Annapolis was bad it turns out the city may have been accidentally soaking you for an extra 50 cents a day at some parking meters. Although most meters have a notice advising motorists to feed them until p.m under city law you can stop dropping quarters in the things at 7.30 p m. somebody has put a few more quarters in the meters than they needed City Adminis- trator Michael Mallinoff said. Mr. Mallinoff said he had heard no complaints about the meters somebody has put a few more quarters in the meters than they needed Michael city administrator until former downtown business owner and self-avowed meter agita- tor Robert Rice noticed the discrep- ancy. is always a big issue in this Mr. Rice said. many people paid for the extra and where is all that The problem stems from the rapid-fire changes in meter hours over the past year. Aldermen changed the times for the meters twice in the past 13 months Although you can stop feeding all city meters at p advisories on most of the machines say the cut- off is while some say it's 6 p.m Aldermen also moved control of the meters from the city Police Department to the Parking and Transportation Department. Amid all the shuffling of tunes and meter hours got Mr. Mal- linoff said. Page INSIDE KENT Commissioners won't rejoin development panel. Cf WEST After-school study program meets with success. C4 Families of MIAs want DNA tests performed. A2 121 Arundel Report Ask a Vet Calendar Capital Camera Chefs Choice Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices DofsWortd EdtoWt. Cl Entertainment C5 HealthAFltness C12 Lottery......... C9 Kent island 81-4 Movies El Obituaries 06 Police Beat. CW Sports Cll Television C5 Tides A10 West County C8 B5 A4 C6 C7 All All Dl-4 C7 All C4 Eating fish cuts heart risk in half ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO Adding a little fish to a diet can reduce the risk of cardiac a study found. People who eat the equivalent of 3 ounces of salmon a week are half as likely to be stricken as those who eat no according to the study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings may aeetn to conflict with a weU-puWidaed by Htrvud' who found that men who ate fish several times a week were just as likely to have heart trouble as those who ate fish once a month. we view these results as complementary and not in conflict with earlier said Dr David S Siscovick of the University of Washington in the lead author of the new study The studies differed in two key Dr. Stooykk said.