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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland UM buzzing over 2-0 football start SEE SPORTS Cl CAR BLAST Victim's friends remember troubled relationship A4 BrtHna rOnCQCMM tteYchM rOf 0VMMC6 ytttwttey In Essex. U.S. Embassy in Moscow PAGE A15 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER MD 35C ning eases crab proposal By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Recreational crabbers would be barred from crabbing on weekdays and commercial water- men could not crab-the upper Chesapeake Bay on Mondays under the latest proposal to protect the threatened crustacean. Gov. Parris N. Glendening last night agreed to ease proposed restrictions on crabbing in response to complaints from watermen and the seafood industry. After a meeting with the head of the state Department of Natural Mr. Glenden- ing amended his original proposal so watermen could work more days but shorter hours. The original proposal called for a ban on Crabbing would be banned 1 day instead of 2 commercial and recreational crabbing for two days a beginning Friday and a Nov. 15 end to the crabbing instead of the normal Dec. 31 finale. The amended regulations now would ban crabbing Monday for upper bay crabbers and Sundays for those in the lower bay. It would also shorten crabbing hours by to 6 hours for watermen on all days. Recreational crabbing could occur only only but the hours would remain the same. The season would end Nov. but plans for next year's crabbing season would have to be worked out said John a spokes- man for the DNR. was thev administration was that we maintain our goal of reducing the harvest of female crabs by 20 said Diana the governor's spokesman. plan does that. At the same it minimizes the economic The Executive and Legisla- tive Review Committee was to review the proposal today at a hearing in Annapolis. Watermen and seafood industry officials were expected to complain loudly about the econom- ic effects of the tougher regulations Ms. Rosborough said several members of the committee were briefed on the plan last night. The committee could amend or ap- prove the said Sabrina secretary for the committee. She said the regulations could take effect which would mean crabbing hours would be affected as early as Friday. The visiting Kent Island told The Capital that he planned no changes'at all to his original plan. Ms. Rosborough said today he had opposed any changes that would affect the ultimate goal of reducing the female harvest by 20 percent. roads lead to DNR Secretary John R. Griffin said. think we're very to a perfected plan which achieves our goal and which respects some of the very diverse and unique customs of crabbing up and down the The dividing line for upper and lower bay crabbing would be the southern tip of Kent Island to the border of Anne Arundel and Calvert Mr. Surrick said. Upper bay watermen had objected to Sunday saying sales are good on Sunday. Page Oov. Panto N. Glendenmg greats Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke at a victory rally last night- Turnout drive wins for Schmoke ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Mayor Kurt Schmoke launched a last-minute get- out-the-vote drive that swept him to a appoint Democratic primary victory yesterday against an opponent who had seemed within striking distance only days earlier. The city's first elected black mayor who enlisted at least 50 trucks borrowed from minority contractors to haul voters to the polls helped push turnout to more than 50 percent. Turnout for the general election in November was just 33 percent. According to unofficial Mr. the two-term led Mary Pat Clarke by 59 percent to 39 percent. With 100 percent of the votes except for absentee Mr. Schmoke had com- pared with for Ms. the white city council president. Kelley who drives a water had or 2 percent. With Democrats making up 85 per- cent of Baltimore's registered winning the primary is tanta- mount to winning the mayor's seat. Republican car salesman Victor Clark is Mr. Schmoke's oppo- nent in November. and gentlemen you we Baltimore Mr. Schmoke said at a victory celebration where supporters chanted more Ms. Clarke had trailed by a statisti- cally insignificant .4 percentage points in a poll over the weekend. Polls had shown voters split largely along racial so in a city where 63 percent of residents are getting Page STATE YACHT TO STICK AROUND Photos by George N Lundskow The Capital A converted Canadian World War II the state yacht Maryland Independence Is docked near City Dock In Annapolis. The state Department of Business and Economic Development plans four cruises over the next hosting businesses from aff over the state. Governor says it's good PR By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer The state yacht Maryland Independence can help draw jobs to the state by spotlighting the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay for prospective employers. That's the position of Gov. Parris N. who wants state officials to use the 112-foot yacht as much as possible to promote Maryland. think it's extremely I think we ought to take full advantage of Mr. Glendening said. The log kept by the state Boating Administration shows the state yacht is busier than ever. It regularly takes out passengers from her berth on Spa Creek near City Dock. Capt. Joe Jnd the wheel on the bridge of the state yacht. But whether a majority of those cruises are linked to business development or simply serve as floating pleasure trips isn't clear. But only six of those tripsappear to have been business-related. The majority of users were charitable civic and recreational government For between Marclj 8 and Sept boards or state agencies. the boat was used 44 Page Feds may save Marylanders gas money By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer The federal government apparently save Maryland motorists from having to buy more expensive palution-fighting gasoline this according to a state spokesman. understanding is they have given their tacit blessing said Marvin spokesman die state comptroller's the Environmental Protection looking favorably on the slate's todrop the special Awl require- Gov. Parris N. Glendening has asked a General Assembly committee to approve the change by emergency legislation. is short for the legislature to act because fuel companies will have to make their winter gasoline by the middle of this month unless they hear officials said Companies need sfr weeks' notice to produce the fuel at their Texas refl- nerte and have it at Maryland service stations by the Nov. 1 start date. The legislature does not convene until so the Joint Commi on Administrative Executive Legislative Review would have amend the fuel regulations as gency legislation that skips publj notification requirements The Baltimore-Washington required to use the fuels during colder months to reduce the carbon monoxide in the air. If the measurt motorists this winter will be spared a price increase of several cents a as well ai a 3 percent to 5 percent in average gas mileage. The region's air quality won't suffer because other pollution-control factors are now in said Quentin a spokesman for the state Department of the Environment. The year-round reformulated gaso- line sold in Maryland since January contains enough oxygenates to make a difference in carbon monoxide Mr. said. And ten efficient vebictei are Page time for Ice rink at county park to reopen 'Temporary' set-up slated for Quiet Waters ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer County skaters frozen out of their winter sport for the past two years will find the ice rink at Quiet Waters Park outside Annapolis reopened by county offi- cials said this week. The county is negotiating with bidders to set up a rink to be used year after year at the site for between and said Jay assistant director of the Recreation and Parks Department. The replacement placed on top of the permanent rink at the park water will protect the damaged pipes and concrete foundation for use as evidence in a lawsuit the county filed against the rink Mr. Cuccia said. The contract to operate the rink is being he said. cautiously Mr. Cuccia said. keeping our fingers crossed that everything will fall into Reopening the rink would return a popular winter sport to the Annapolis Neck Peninsula. The facility opened in November 1990 and attracted more than skaters on some weekends. But officials noticed in March 1993 that pipes carrying refrigerant to the ice were leaking. The rink failed in December 1993 and with the county refunding in skating passes for that season. After hiring consultants to study the the county decided to place a temporary rink at the reflecting pool and change the existing cooling system to fit the new Mr. Cuccia said. The fountain will be with mats and temporary cooling pipes laid on the ground before water is poured back in. advantage is you can use plastic tubing and it's a portable Mr. Cuccia said. The county must also hire a contractor to operate the rink and provide services such as skate rentals. basically terminated the agreement we had with the private Mr. Cuccia said. The solution will remain until the county's Circuit Court lawsuit tiled in May is settled. The county sued builder C.W. 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