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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland All's Gates are set to open SEE ENTERTAINMENT Go New head coach has Mlds ready for fresh start Dl Nivyit hi Data. West St. house slated for new OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 SEPTEMBER MD 350 Churches launch anti-casino war About 200 peopto took part In an rally at tiMQbn Bumfe United Methodist Church night. The brought together by county religious By TODDSP ANGLER Staff Writer After battling casinos across the Tom Grey came to Glen Burnie last night expecting to find a 90-pound weakling hoping to knock off gam- bling's professional fighters He found an 800-pound gorilla in- stead. Surrounded by 200 people armed with petitions and lawmakers' names and the field coordinator for the National Coalition Against Legal- ized Gambling all but proclaimed that casino interests had better look some- where other than Maryland. is amazing. I go to places where there are five people in the Mr. Grey said after finish- ing his pep talk to the group over With a groundswell of anti-casino support coining out of the religious the Anne Arundel County Coalition Against Casino Gambling in Maryland an unwieldy name for a little group started in the basement of the Glen Burnie United Methodist Church is becoming a viable politi- cal force The local politicians have certainly with a state two County Council members and a hand- ful of delegates sharing the stage with religious leaders from across the county They did not speak They sat and listened Last night's rally at the church was gathering of like-minded said the Rev. Carroll Kemp of the Glen Burnie Methodist Church The he was made up of congregations from all sorts of churches Presbyterians and Catho- Methodists and Baptists conle together to prevent and evil that could come into this beating them with grand- Mr. Grey said But Mr. a former Methodist minister from warned the opponents that there is no more time for educational meetings or quiet carp- ing on the question of casinos. he is the time for acting for writing for attacking the Page Postal Go charge it By THERESA WINSLOW For the first time in its the U.S. Postal Service is Offering custom- ers the chance to pull out their plastic. Twenty-two county post offices now take American Mas- terCard and as well as a host of ATM cards including MOST. They're joined by other offices around Balti- more and the rest of the nation. think it's said Annapo- lis Postmaster Barry Riggins. been moving toward this for some The majority of the county offices began accepting the cards Sept. 1 for payment on everything from books of stamps to mailing packages. The only items that can't be purchased with plastic are money passport applications and C O.D.s Mr. Riggins said customers have inquired about using credit cards for a long time. Although many are still unaware of the new he expects it to catch on quickly and become the most popular payment method. definitely going to be a time- he said. no doubt about Earlier this only one credit eard machine was on-line at the Church Circle post office in but three more have since been Mr. Riggins said. Yellow posters heralding the new service are also up in the he said. Featuring a colorfully smiling patron holding a stack of credit the posters read- it works for it works for Most customers who stopped by the Church Circle post office Wednesday Page INSIDE Sex case forces Annapolis......... Births.............. A9 Calendar Campus News...... Classified........... Club Notes....... Croitwofd......-... Death Notices...... Portions of The CapKaf art prMad each dar on recycled paper. The newspaper USD to recyclable. teacher ouster. U CtaMHM....................268-7000 Ctccutotton.................. From Kant Al other has been one of the most overwhelming experiences of my Cal Ripken Jr. on breaking consecutive games streak OrtoiM flMovtotap CM MPNMI with hto wN0t KMlyv 9MI Ms i t to through i Baltimore hails 'Iron Man9 Ripken ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Cal Ripken earned status for showing up to work at the ballpark every day for more than 13 years. to tens of thousands of people took long hmch breaks or skipped work altogether yesterday to see the Cal Ripken Day parade through downtown was trying to keep myself from coming but I couldn't btlp said Ketih Fiiberof MfllersriBe.a hoar break to see the parade. hubbub is worth waving atop a float that carried him through downtown Baltimore to the Inner Harbor. Fans thronged the leaned out windows and climbed on rooftops to catch a glimpse of the Iron who made baseball history by playing in consecutive games. love fans mapping photographsind tossing confetti as he passed. and Ripken waving and mntitag Page Smoggy days of summer are on the way out ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE The good The summer smog season is almost over. The bad It was one of the worst .in recent years. a constituent of hit unhealthy levels 14 times this compared to 10 last year. Eight of those days occurred during 26 consecutive days of temperatures above 90 degrees The summer high of 179 parts per billion was recorded at 4 p.m. July 15 at the state Department of the Environ- ment's Aldino tracking station in Har- ford County. The department has 14 tracking sta- tions throughput the including one in Davidsonville and another at Fort George G. Meade. The federal danger level for ground- level ozone is 120 parts per billion. Last the state's highest reading was recorded at Fort Meade. This it finished in second with a reading of 174 parts per billion at 3 p.m. July 15. that Saturday was also the hottest day of the summer. The mercury crested at 102. The highest ozone reading at the Davidsonville tracking station came a day with a reading of 144 parts per billion at 3 p-m. The first code red of the summer came June 18 The last code red was is important to note we are making progress in clearing the there Menyltn Department of Environment issued Aug. 21. Barring a return of unusually stagnant weather which doesn't appear since a cold moving into the area the smog attack appears to be forecasters said. The high temperature at Baltimore- Washington International Airport yes- terday was 90. Wednesday's high was Tuesday's high was 91. The mercury today should peak 'in the upper with a code yellow ozone but that will be the last flirt any kind of heat for a Dick a National Weather Ser- vice forecaster at BWI. Code yellow indicates moderate air quality There were also code yellows yesterday and Wednesday. Thanks to the cold tempera- tures will begin a downward spiral and by Sunday the highs will only be in the 70s. Lows will be in Page Pension plan has unions council bracing ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County worker unions are scram- bling for information and County Council members are bracing for a court fight in response to County Executive John G. Gary Jr.'s pension- reform proposal unveiled this week. Two council members said Mr. Gary's plan to repeal lucrative benefits granted in 190 makes sense to save taxpayers millions of despite an expected legal battle. But union officials sought to learn more about Mr. Gary's other such as consolidating the county's five pension plans and creating a 40-hour work week. About one-third of the county's employees work 35-hour weeks. Helen president of Ameri- can Federation of County and Municipal Employees Local said the current flexible hours helped many of her clerical workers hold Jobs white raiting children. of the people said if they were compensated for additional they would do she said. Labor changes will be negotiated in the collective bargaining un- like the pension reform legislation for top officials. But without a bill to union officials spent this week groping for details about how the plans would merge and how benefits would change. got some serious questions and we've got to tear it apart and study said Jim president of American Federation of County and Municipal Employees Local 5ft not sure what he proposed to Common concerns revolved around possible ctrfs in benefits. have to wait and see how sharp the knife hi going to said Officer Dennis P. president of ;