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   Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - April 13, 2002, Frederick, Maryland                                Singh beats rain at the Masters Sports B-1 NAR speaker says iversity is It Building Estate B-12 Speaking for the President In today's 2002 Randall Family, LLC Vol. 119 No. 159 ra Ittin MurniiiK -IS.VOO 1.IOO Saturday, April 13, 2002 Frederick, Maryland 21705 www.fredericknewspost.com City bucks court order By GEORGE DORSEY News-Post Staff gdoTseydi'fredsricknewspost.com The City of Frederick, claim- ing public safety is at risk and without court permission, used a Hagerstown contractor Friday to dismantle rear-side portions of a collapsed private residence at 20 W. Fourth St. Mayor Jennifer Dougherty said she was adamant that these types of unsafe buildings "will not be allowed in our town. I cannot allow this. It's disgrace- ful. It is a public safety hazard." The city's chief legal services officer, Heather Price Smith, agreed saying "I think we did the right thing. We acted to avert potential problems such as physical injuries to persons on the property." Ms. Smith said neighbors had seen children hopping the fence. Boards nailed over entrances had been ripped off and people were get- ting in. "It is clearly a public safety Ms. Smith said. The properly is owned by Allan M. Pickett of Mount Airy. Both Ms. Dougherty and Ms. Smith said the problems pre- dated the current administra- tion. The legal problems date to at least April 1996. In addition to (Continued on Page A-10) Staff photo by Sam Yu A demolition crew from Allegany Wrecking Contractors of Hagerstown removed debris and disman- tled part of the house at 20 W. Fourth St. Friday morning. Dumping debris into a trailer is John Zeilo. Arafat decries suicide bomb The United States examines Arafat's words. Story, A-3 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned a Jerusalem suicide bombing, trying to meet U.S. condi- tion for a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell, as Israeli forces Saturday moved into more West Bank villages and shelled Palestin- ian offices. Meanwhile, Palestinians sur- veyed the devastation in some of the areas hardest hit in Israel's two- week-old West Bank offensive. One man in Nablus said eight relatives, including a pregnant woman, were crushed when Israeli bulldozers demolished a building near their home. Israel said it was unaware of the deaths. Powell, who is visiting Israel on a mission to bring about a halt to the violence, has said he would not meet Arafat until the Palestinian leader condemned terrorism and Friday's bombing, which killed six people in a crowded outdoor market in Jerusalem. He canceled a meet- ing with Arafat set for Saturday. "We are condemning strongly all the attacks which are targeting civilians from both sides and espe- cially the attack that took place against Israeli citizens yesterday in Arafat's statement, in Arabic, said. It was released on the (Continued on Page A-10) Girl, 15, jailed in eye stabbing By KATE LECK3E News-Post Staff kleckied'frederickneivspost.corn Erica L. Ahalt, a loth-grade honor student at Brunswick High School, was sent to the Alfred E. Noyes Juvenile Detention Center on Friday after being charged with stabbing a former friend seven times with an X-ACTO knife, once in the eye. Since the Wednesday night attack the victim. Dawn Wilkes. 20, of Jefferson, has undergone two surgeries and has a 90 percent chance of losing sight in her injured eye, said Assistant State's Attorney Kenny Shapiro. He told Frederick County Circuit Court Judge Julie Stevenson he was against allowing Miss Ahalt to stay at home. To be accused "of such a heinous stabbing at this age I must ask for Mr. Shapiro said. Juvenile justice officials believe Miss Ahalt "is an absolute threat to he said. The stabbing occurred about p.m. Wednesday near Wendy's restaurant on U.S. 40. where a (Continued on Page A-10) Bartlett wants to halt cleanup at Detrick By TARA BUCK News-Post Staff Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-6th, believes Fort Detrick's cleanup at Area B-ll is a waste of time and money and should be stopped. His comments were made dur- ing an announcement that the post is gaining a new, larger to 13 mil- lion commissary and post exchange. Fort Detrick officials said Thurs- day that permanently halting the cleanup is a possibility. The project was stalled last week for a second time after more vials containing harmful bacteria were unearthed. Already over budget, and taking much longer than anticipated, the cleanup of the 1950s era landfills Fort Detrick to get new PX, commissary By TARA E. BUCK News-Post Staff appears to be turning into a money pit. "I don't want to spend any money on cleaning it Dr. Bartlett said. "Every place in the country doesn't have to be cleaned up enough so a day care can be built and the kids can eat the dirt.... I think it's silly." Dr. Bartlett acknowledged the site has contributed to groundwater contamination that showed up in several near-by residents' wells and that problem "should be solved." Before the cleanup began Army officials said the site primarily con- tained suspected carcinogens TCE and PCE, used as de-greasing and dry cleaning agents. If the contamination of water beneath the site is not migrating, (Continued on Page A-10) 3 f V Asphalt plant fire T nhoto bv Bill Green Firefighters hose down one of two large tanks containing asphalt that caught fire Friday afternoon at a plant on East South Street. Story, A-4. Fort Detrick's commissary and post exchange (PX) arc an "insult to our enlisted servicemen" Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R fith, said Friday. The congressman came to town to announce that, the post will get a much larger facility by late 2004 or early 2005. At a cost of to million, the two new buildings will triple the size of Detrick's current PX and com- missary, which Dr. Bartlett said are "very inadequate And though the project is moving along, it's not, moving fast, enough to suit Dr. Bartlett. The new buildings will bo built across from each other on the post's (Continued on Page A 1 0) N EWSPAPERfl R C H I V E Th carry on By KATIE DUNN News-Post Staff Staff photo by Skip I.awrraro The pit.rhin' Mabry family. Back row, from left are Willard Mabry Sr. tvith sons Willarrt (Rocky) Mabry Jr. and Frank Mabry. Front, row, from Rooky's twin daughters, Kim and Kari, Ifi, and Frank's son, Dan, 17. Three generations of Mabrys have pitched horseshoes for the Frederick Horseshoe Pitchers Association Sixteen-year-old Mount Airy twins Kari and Kimbcrly started throwing horseshoes two years ago at. an FHPA banquet. At the banquet FHPA Vice President Jack Moxley asked the sisters if they would like to join in on their fam- ily's pastime and be part of the league. They accepted. The girls' father, Rocky Mabry, loves playing against his daughters. "They are just said Mr. Mabry. smiling. "They like to beat me." He said his daughters are trying to get some of their high school friends to join the league. They may have some hick but horseshoe pitching "is kind of a sport no one talks about." he said. Mr. Mabry's brother, Frank Mabry. and his son. Daniel Mabry. 17, also com- pete with the family Monday night at Maryvale Park, located on West Patrick Street across from Frederick Middle School. "It's something to do." said the younger Mabry, as he looked out on the park's grassy pitching courts. Rocky and Frank Mabry's father. Willard Mabry Sr, loves John Deere tractors so he paints his clay horseshoes yellow and green. Willard Mabry has been pitching horseshoes for decades. "I've been pitching since I was a little he said. "1 love it. It's a stress reliever. You meet a lot of nice people. It's good clean fun." (Continued on Page A-10) Big Game's pot hits million ATLANTA (AP) The jackpot in the multistate Big Game lottery drawing srew to million Satur- None of the tickets sold for Fri- day's million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Big Money Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday. (Continued on Page A-10) Index Estate .B12-C9 Classified ...........CVO-E3 Comics.................B6 Editorials. Letters ........A6 Obituaries ..............A5 Religion...............E6-8 Sports ................Bl-5 TV Listings .............E5 Weather................A2 Potions of Tfw ,ire prater! each day on The newspaper also is rocyclablo   
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