Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Peace plan under fire in OCTQ ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 ON A WING Holiday house tour to feature me homes that float Dl WlngN' Prayer will be part of home tour. Terps lose to Wildcats Cl Meade falls in state semis SATURDAY NOVEMBER MD Shoppers empty wallets Black Friday buyers set out ready to spend By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY StaffWriter Surrounded by shopping bags and temporarily collapsed on a bench at the Annapolis Mar- ie Durkin of Laurel was the kind of Christmas shopper local re- tailers were hungry for yesterday. spending a bundle here and we haven't even hit Penneys or Ms. Dur- kin said. Accompanied by three sisters and three Ms Durkin ar- rived at the mall at 9 a m. By late they had spent a few thousand and after three round trips to their vans in the parking lot still had more gifts to buy. Called Black Friday in the retail trade because it often puts re- tailers in the black the day after Thanksgiving is the kickoff of the holiday buying season. For the period be- tween Black Friday and Christ- mas is the busiest of the year. When it came to how much holiday shoppers planned to spend- this the same as last was the refrain heard from several people briefly interviewed at random in the mall by The Capital. Several of those who said they were spending more said it was because there are more people in their primarily grandchil- dren. Mildred Farnsworth of Kent Is- By J Henson The Capital Stack Friday shoppers Sherrl Hall of and Karen Fogle of Crofton relax for a few minutes from shopping for glfty at the Annapolis Mall. The mall and other area shopping were crowded yesterday with tgcal residents hoping to get a Jump on the holiday buying season. land brought her granddaughter Ashley Pudinski to the mall yes- terday. Mrs. Farnsworth said she's spending more this year because her grandchildren are getting old- and their gifts more expensive. From what she's seen and people seem more certain of their economic future. a lot more confidence in the economy then there was a couple of years Mrs- Farns- worth said. David Hovatter of Davidsonville was one of those shoppers with more gifts to give this year. He and his wife Pam now have two grandchildren. looking like a pack and I've made a couple trips out to the Suburban Mr. Hov- atter said.' Shoppers seemed to be keeping a sharp eye out for discounts yesterday. Along with lots of other Margie Mercer showed up at the Kay-Bee Toy Hobby Shop in the mall yesterday Mrs. Mercer waited an hour and a half in line to take advantage of Page Happy holiday in store on Main St. By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer Diana a pilot on week- passed up on her dream plane to bet Main Street would takeoff was my she waving an arm at the expanse of her women's clothing shop. I have is in this Instead of buying the she opened Jazoo at 216 Main St. in late August even as the jack- hammers pounded in front of her door Three months she said her business is soaring. Half of her inventory is already and the street's eight-month reconstruction Is nearly finished. Promotional events have merchants geared up for strong sales season That has merchants expecting with reason a strong holiday season that could help make up for a rocky year. .A series of promotional events starts this and construction crews are cooperating with the shops. About two-thirds of the street is and crews plan to gradually remove fences as they pave their way up the instead of wait- ing until the project's scheduled Dec. 16 finish. is going to be a march-of bricks. We're going to cheer the whole said whose namesajte'siiillry i is near the top of the hill. She organized one A Capital that has nearly half of downtown's shops cam- paigning to win votes for the best Christmas tree. The contest began yesterday often dubbed Black because the onset of Christmas shoppers puts stores in the black. The street also is participating in Eleventh a late-night shopping festival on Dec. 7 orga- nized by Maryland Avenue busi- and the annual Midnight Madness festival is a week The events should be on a with last because with most of the construction project com- Main Street has emerged virtually unscathed Only two Main Street stores have closed since the construction Burger King and Stony Creek Trading. four others have Ms. Early's Anna- polis Home and and wom- en's clothing stores The White House and Hazel T. The latter's Shareen Z is a downtown retail veter- an who formerly owned Baraka Art and Frame. very brave or she said. Ms. Early said people had the MAIN Page HE'S Santa Claus gives away candy at City Dock yesterday after arriving on the cKy Fire Department's fire boat Charles H. Portrayed by Annapolis auctioneer Robert St. Nick rode a city flre truck Instead of a sleigh to paw out candy canes to local children. The sweets were provided by Annapolis Professional Firefighters Local 1926. The magical old eH will seem to be everywhere at once this arriving at various shopping a Kent Wand parade and and the Baltimore A Annapolis Trad Park. By N. Lundtkow Capital Severn killed by friend By ERIN COLOMB and LIAM MCGRATH Staff Writers A 12-year-old Severn boy shot and killed his 11-year-old friend yester- day when a shotgun he was holding accidentally fired in his county police said. Nicholas Peter of 1355 Ava Road in was pro- nounced dead at p.m after a state police helicopter took him to the University Center Shock- Trauma Center in Baltimore. The shooting occurred at p.m. inside the 12-year-old's house at 8293 Road. County police would not identify the older boy Sgt. Jeff police said the 12-year-old was holding a 16-gauge shotgun when he shot the Nicholas in the upper right chest. The boys found the gun in the house. the most we're leaning toward but we're still investigating the he said Kelly charges have been and declined to provide further detafls of the incident. Leaving a loaded firearm accessi- ble to an unsupervised how- is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to The boys had been good friends and neighbors for four Sgt Kelly said. Police interviewed the 12-year-old and his father at Western District Police Station in Odenton last night The boy went home with his father. The house where the shooting happened is near the intersection of and Burns Crossing and about a quarter-mile east of Ridgeway Elementary School. Mike president of the na- tional Coalition to Stop Gun Vio- I Site of fatal shooting Capital graphic said about unintentional shootings annually are among about gun-related deaths na- tionwide. Of the unintentional he the number involving such as rifles and shotguns is less than 10 percent. Those weapons are typically more harder to shoot and more intimidating than other guns making children less likely to play with them Mr. Beard said. he the number of accidental shooting deaths nation- wide has dropped about 40 percent in the last five when the count was annually. About suicides and homicides annually involve said Mr whose group lobbies Congress to reduce the availability of handguns and assault weapons. Judge stops Browns move for now Team must stay in Cleveland for suit ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND An Ohio judge issued a preliminary injunction yes- blocking the Browns from moving to Baltimore until a trial is held in the city's lawsuit. In a five-second Cuyahb- ga County Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Callahan announced he had ruled in favor of the city. Judge Callahan heard three days of testi- mony earlier this week on the city's request for the injunction. Browns owner Art an- nounced Nov. 6 he intended to move the team to Baltimore for the start of the 1996 season. The city is seeking an order forcing the team to stay in Cleve- land Stadium until the Browns' lease expires in 1998. very said George von a lawyer for the city. is just one step in the process of keeping the Browns in Cleveland. But on this Friday we're very hap- The judge asked the Browns and the city to submit a suggested trial date by Monday. Cleveland Mayor Michael R. who was on was according to spokesman Nancy Leslc. The Browns could but preliminary injunctions are diffi- cult to overturn. obviously disappointed by the said Dennis a lawyer for the adding that an appeal was a possibility. just one battle in a much larger engagement to prove to the NFL owners who are voting on this in January that we are going to work tirelessly and not stop our despite this to keep the team Ms. Leslc said.' Dianna a spokesman for Maryland Gov. 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