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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Calvin Hobbes retiring A3 BIG RIVAIJRY Morris leads Severna Park in battle at Annapolis Dl Annual art fest at Quiet Waters SEE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY NOVEMBER MD 350 11-alarm blaze AP oholo Baltimore ftraflgMers battle m 11-alarm that devastated two city destroying an abandoned warehouse and a neighboring business feemotex early this morning. Homeless suspected of starting Baltimore fire ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Homeless people trying to stay warm accidentally set fire to an aban doned warehouse eailv this morning causing an 11 alarm blaze that destroyed the ware house and a neighboring business complex in Baltimore's biggest fire in recent memorv The fire which sent billows of gray smoke into the morning sky was brought under control at 7 15 a m said Fire Chief Herman Williams Three firefighters suffered minor injuries The blaze caused an estimated million m Chief Williams said The fire broke out shortly after midnight in an abandoned mattress warehouse in the city s southwest burning the building quickh to a shell said Battalion Chief Hector Torres a spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department Heat and embers spread the blaze to the adjacent Holhns Street Exchange which was quickly consumed The block long business complex housed about 50 businesses including a recording a video production a photog raphy studio and a graphic arts office lost said Michael who worked for Diamond m the Ruff the video production company We were all small businesses We couldn t afford insurance Mr Wells who was filming the fire with one of the four cameras he was able to grab while running out of the said damage to his business was at least At least 60 people were in the building at the time and escaped unscathed he said only thing we have left is the cameras I ran out with he said While firefighters battled the blaze a block arson investigators questioned about 30 Page President readies for shutdown ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON With admmis tration officials and Republicans swapping increasingly bitter accu sations congressional leaders are expecting to quell internal differ ences and send spending and borrowing bills to President Clinton todav But both bills are all but certain to be vetoed by the president rais ing the specter of a government shutdown on Tuesday and a tight enmg debt ci isfs as the week wears on Cabinet officers complained that the measures were designed to force distasteful extraneous provisions down the president s throat such as legislation making it more difficult for the government to issue new environmental health and safety regulations That s a form of terrorism We aie not going to accept said Leon the White House chief of staff In a Cabinet session yesterday afternoon Mr Clinton went over contingency plans for a government shutdown The administration said 800000 of the government's 2 mil lion employees would be fur loughed Social Security and welfare checks would continue to be but not veterans benefits National park visitor centers and monu- ments would be closed but mail service would continue and air traffic controllers and soldiers and sailors would remain on duty The administration said the spending measure which would limit many agencies to as little as 60 percent of 1995 spending provided too little money Page Academy faculty could feel pinch ASSOCIATED PRESS Unless President Clinton and congressional leaders reach agreement on a new appropria- tions measure by midnight Mon- day a government shutdown could hit Social Security Admm istration workers in Baltimore and cut the faculty In half at the Naval Academy Most of the 2 million civilians employed by the federal govern ment would keep working in the case of a but some workers would be fur- loughed until a new appropria- tions measure is agreed on The impact is expected to vary from agency to agency In Annapolis a significant number of the approximately 1500 civilian Naval Academy employees would remain on the jab especially those involved in providing midshipmen health and Capt Tom Jur- academy said this morning Those include security and medical per- sonnel But midshipmen's classes would only be taught by the 275 military faculty members 'The civilian faculty by law are not going to be able to but military faculty are going to do as best they can to direct the academic efforts in the class- Capt Jurkowsky said Page County lawmakers line up against Redskins spending By BART JANSEN Staff Wnter County lawmakers are prepared to embrace a Baltimore Browns football stadium but a possible Washington Redskins move to Maryland is another story The General Assembly probably won't review stadium construction at Camden Yards for the Browns because the independent Maryland Stadium Authonty controls the million project But county lawmakers of both parties said they would seriously question proposals to spend be- tween million and million on a proposed Redskins stadium in Prince George s County I think there 11 be some resis tance there said Del Michael E D Annapolis We still need schools built and roads resurfaced said Del Phillip Bissett R the county's dele gation chairman that's done I think they re going to have trouble building a particularly Jack Kent Cooke he's got the cash' The wealth of football opportum ties follows a long drought since the 1984 departure of the Baltimore Colts Former governor William Donald Schaefer set up the Maryland Sta- dium Authonty outside the reach of the legislature to create a mecha ntsm for building a baseball park and a football stadium Football would move in next door to Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1998 if the National Football League agrees in January to Browns owner Art Modell's plans to leave Cleve land The deal raised some eyebrows because the stadium authority which receives its own stream of lottery funds agreed to pay Mr Modell s mov ing expenses Some reports have placed the expenses as high as million The deal sounds probably too generous said Sen Philip C Jime no D Brooklyn Park But the state to replace 20 000 lost jobs and up to billion in federal grants with investments such as he said We need something that will generate revenue he said Mr Busch said the legislature couldn t tinker with the deal be- cause the authority is handling it Lottery customers will pay for con- struction and ticket holders will pay for the moving expenses To the b st of my knowledge they won t come back to the legisla ture Mr Busch said In another Gov Pams N Glendening is negotiating with Mr Cooke to build a stadium near the Capital Beltway Mr Cooke would build the sta- dium himself but he requested government roads and other infra- structure at an estimated cost of million The state has offered million None of six county lawmakers interviewed would support spend- Page INSIDE Sweet tooth leads police to burglary suspect II Washington Bullets be come blanks New name to come Dl Annapolis Amndel Report Births Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crossword Death Notices Cl Or Gott Bl Edtonals A9 Engagements A6 Lottery C6 Obituaries B2 Police Beat C4 Sports C3 Television C3 Tides B2 All B3 A4 A9 A9 D14 C5 A9 Classified 268-7000 emulation 268-4800 Profit Kant 327-1583 AN othar departments 268-6000 Retiring Judge Duckett says goodbye to cohorts rtfc Judge Warran B. Duckatt Jr. a lit dbmar laat night In AanapoHt. At Ms By W Trouo The CapMl mMw Mouayf vi nw wateamai Paul I. Bowan Jr. of ana of ttw 300 By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer A people person to the retiring Judge Warren B Duckett Jr last night spent his final hours in the public spotlight acknowledging his friends It was such a long list that 15 minutes into his speech a crowd of 300 well wishers burst into laughter when he want you to meet some law school buddies ofmine And the list was so long that it even overshadowed the news of his future plans After nearly 30 years as a county councilman and he 11 start work next year as a consultant in the county Law Office Judge Duckett'8 speech capped a night on which most of the county's top political figures turned out to toast and roast a man who hai shaped the county s political landscape for the last quarter century Duckett changed the way criminal law is practiced in Anne Arundel County said William D a deputy state's attorney who was hired by Judge Duckett He took the small prosecutors' office and turned it into the biggest law firm in the county Judge Duckett actually stepped down from the county Circuit Court bench last citing a long battle with multiple sclerosis He was replaced by Judge Clayton Greene Jr Pap ;