Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Mallinoff to leave city for R. BROWNOUT Browns look bad in 20-3 drubbing by Steelers Dl ASteeler puts a hurt on Browns QBZeler. From food colors to pesticide Bl SEE BUSINESS SECTION TOMORROW BLUSTERY D C T 0 A R h I E 5 .A -Ft l Av LA TUESDAY NOVEMBER MD Federal government closes New talks are scheduled ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were sent home today as the budget deadlock between President Clinton and the Republican Congress forced h of the government to shut down. Another negotiating session be- tween the White House and GOP congressional leaders was ar- but no one sounded optimis- tic. Budget Director Alice Rivlm di- rected the heads of departments and agencies to the close down of affected operations promptly and in an orderly man- of us hope it isn't closed for very she said. The last time a budget fight forced the government to shut down was 1990. It occurred on a holiday and lasted only one day. Shutdown or the mail was delivered the Coast Guard Bosnia peace negotiations oo at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in air traffic controllers were on duty and VA doctors saw their patients. Only nonessential workers were was kind of a waste of time coming said Barbara Page President Clinton and the Republican Congress are In a budget deadlock. Much of the federal government was shut down today. Thousands locally are sent home By BRADLEY PENISTON StafTWrtter Several thousand workers in the county prepared to leave work late this morning 'as the federal government shut down. The looming furlimgh. had many area residents nervous. more than a couple of days would be very said Pamela a data col- lection manager for the U.S. De- partment of Housing and Urban Development in D.C. She said at least one colleague is considering working for a tempo- rary agency. very concerned that the powers in place would get to this 'kind of the Annapolis resident 'being This like a time for greeted the news with resigned shrugs. some mostly a feeling of acceptance. There's nothing we can do about so there's no use wasting emotional said an analyst for the U.S.. Department of Mr. who is also the Ward alderman in expected to be sent home this morning. Federal workers were told to report to their offices as sched- uled.this But after Pres- ident Clinton and Republican leaders failed to reach a compro- mise last night- in their budget it appeared unlikely they Page County sweep nets 19 'deadbeat9 parents By Bob Gilbert The Capital A parade of parents this morning trudges from the county courthouse In Annapolis to a waiting van that will take them to the county detention of 49 parents had been.taieifed for falling to appear In court for child support cases. By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer County sheriffs Deputies Bill Berger and. Jim Chartrandt waited early this morning outside the Madison Street debating whether they would have to bust in. Their Roton was wanted for not paying child support. Deputy Berger said to his partner as they stood in the 5 a.m. drizzle in the Annapolis neighborhood. must be in the the man's father came to the door and the officers in. They entered and the younger Mr. Thomas with- out incident. He was one of about 70 county residents being sought this morning for missing child support payments. The scene was much the same through- out the area as the Sheriffs Office made a series of predawn arrests of parents who haven't appeared in court for child support cases. As of 10 19 people including two women had been jailed in an annual sweep of and more arrests were likely throughout the day. The purpose of the arrests part of a multi-state roundup was to force the delinquent parents to pay at least a portion of the thousands of dollars they owe hopefully in time for the season's holidays. starts getting some money funneled in time for the Sheriff George F. Johnson IV said these kids will get a little something for From 2.30 to a 15 deputies can- starts getting some money funneled in time for the holidays. Maybe these kids will get a little something for Sheriff George F. Johnson vassed the county and knocked on doors at close to 75 homes. The early hour carried a built-in element of with the idea .that most scofflaws would either be asleep in the later getting ready for work. Most of the attempted arrests weren't successful. In some deputies tried to warrants that Were 3-years-old the defendants have adopted a relative's or friend's address while living elsewhere. In Annapolis' Newtowne 20 for Deputy Berger had a string of three apartments where his intended tar- gets were nowhere to be found. he ran into angry or just plain tired residents. is ridiculous. I'm up at 4 o'clock in the morning. My kids got to go to said one her hands folded across her as she talked to deputies. But Deputy Berger was remind- ing her that she was stuck as long as his a relative of keeps using her address going to keep stopping by unan- he said as he left. Page aj Y j J w 1 Late-night bars lose city battle for now By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer The Historic District is safe from the expansion of late-night bars at least for now. After a game of political cat-and- mouse between the mayor and two the City Council last night killed two bills that would have allowed more late-night bars and restaurants downtown. The aldermen made it how- that the measures probably will come up as early as Dec. 13. At issue were two similar bills that would allow downtown restau- rants to seek permission to stay open until 2 instead of the standard midnight closing. preservationists and business leaders protested the saying they reversed a deal penned into law last year that limited 2 a.m. liquor licenses to those that now exist. About 80 opponents of expanded late-night hours attended last night's meeting. The bills almost didn't come up at all. Sponsors of the legislation tried to delay the but a council rule requiring action on a bill within 120 days of its introduction forced a vote. The-action then turned into a bout of legislative gamesmanship. Page Vote makes sidewalk cafes legal on city streets. Cl INSIDE Seventy jobs cut when check firm closes. Bl 4 32 Arundel Report. Cl Editorials..... A8 Bl-2 A4 A6 Movies.......... B6 C5 Names in C3 C3 Obituaries.......... A9 C4 Ad C2 SevemaPatK...... B4 CIO Dl-6 CIO B5 Classified....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 From Kent 327-1383 All other Business Calendar... Classified.. Club Notes Comics..... Crofton...... Crossword. Death Storm bringing more wind By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer A Nor'easter is pounding the state -but Anne Arundel County will escape with only heavy rain and high winds instead of any signifcant snowfall The only real problem posed by the-storm here could come tomor- row night when any moisture still on the ground could turn to ipe as temperatures dip below freezing. There could also be some flooding. will be a rain event for Anne Arundel County with some strong said Amet Figuer- a forecaster with the National Weather Service at Baltimore- Washington International Airport. f As much as 1W inches of rain could fall in the county before the storm moves to the dusts could reach about 41 but that's not quite as strong as this weekend's which topped out at 56 mph at the airport. All this means we're getting off compared to the. western of the where snow was falling early this rtiorning. put it into the rain falling on this area translates By Mark M.Odell-n-The Capital Saturday's powerful storm pushed this sailboat about 100 yards Jrt Bear Neck Creek up to the front of Merle Bodycomb's Mayo honp. The gusto from today's storm won't be qqrte as but the area will get a lot of rain. Central and Western Maryland won't be as residents there will be shovelmgjots oJ snow. westernmost part of the state be- fore the storm gradually dissipates tomorrow. Gale warnings were posted for the Chesapeake Bay and along the coast Tides were expected to bexl W W f l -Wiriter storm or advi- stpi feet above but he is paying close attention to the storm to see if any flooding problems develop. City Public Works Director John E.C. Patmore was doing same. He reported no problems this morning. Eighteen hundred Baltimore Gas Electric Co. customers in the county were already power this morning from the company spokesman Nancy Kaplan said. everyone who lost power over the weekend-has been restored to she said County Department of Public Works crews reported no flooded roads this morning. Usa an agency said crews were out remov- ing debris left over from the week end storm. A tree downed last night at Terrace Drive in Linthi- cum was also being she said. State Highway Administration prews were also out this morning spreading salt along passes and highway acess in areas where snow was r No crews were salt'