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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               1 Take a tour with regional cuisines. see PAGE Tomorrow's For see page 7. VOL Cl NO. 1 JANUARY 25 Cents DONT FORGET __Church recordsjyill cussed at the me Anne Arundel Genealogical So- ciety at tonight at the Severna Park United Method- ist 731 Benfield Road. AREA The growth issue may over- shadow county politics during 1996. Page 33. ARUNDEL DIGEST Long lines greeted procastin- ators at the county's auto- emissions test site on Tuesday. Page 33. BUSINESS Finding the best airfare is difficult. Page 23. DINING OUT The Crate Cafe is fine for finicky eaters. Page 21. STATE A tax break proposal for homebuyers would not signifi- cantly reduce closing costs as- _wUhMrjhas4sg. Libyan leader Col. Moam- mar Khadafy said retaliation for last week's terrorist at- tacks in Eurpope would lead to war in the Mediterranean and attacks on the United States and Israel. Ptage 2. SPOUTS The Capitals shut out the Page 25. PEOPLE The stories of the badly burned pilot and co-pilot of lick Nelson's plane may be crucial to piecing together how it killing the his fiancee and five members of his in- vestigators say. Helicopter. pilot Don RuggKMhwho was flying in the said that seconds before the p.m. crash one of the DC-3's pilots gasped for breath as he radioed a distress message from the stake-filled cockpit Friends and relatives of the victims say the DC-3 bad been plagued by engine trouble la past months and that it had more trouble before its last flight who became known to millions of Amtri- cam as a youngster on Adventures of Dixie and Har- was flying from Ala- bama to Dallas for a New Year's Eve concert He and his band had ap- peared Monday at PJ'i Lounge hi and took off Tuesday afternoon. LOtTsfirtY Numbers drawn Three-digit 4B. Pick 4 IHXX 4 41 .21 .IS coteaas WPtortsfc ....IT .....I ..Ml .....T .....7 .041 gloaming of the setting sun along the sea watt on the Naval Afeadtiny Early morning sunshine today will give way to clouds end oceeJble showers tomorrow. r Pension benefits increase By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -Youmay. nearly. 40 million Americans who will find a 3.1 percent benefit increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security In- come checks being delivered this week. But the new year also brings a Social Security tax increase for all workers and higher Medicare deductibles for the elder- ly. The average worker will have to pay an extra dime from every that he or she makes to support Social Security as the payroll tax climbed from 7.05 percent to 7.15 percent yesterday. That amounts to a 1.4 percent increase. The self-employed face a 4.2 percent increase as their payroll tax rate climbed But workers me from 11.8 percent to 12.3 percent. And for workers earning or the maximum payroll tax in 1986 is up by or 7.5 percent higher than last when the cutoff was More than 7 million workers are expected to pay the maximum. The 4 million blind or disabled recipients of Supplemental Security Income were the first to get their benefit increases. Those welfare checks were scheduled to be delivered a day early due to the Social Security spokesman James Brown said. The Social Security checks for 37 million DWI arrests down Police report calm holiday By JEW DAVIS Staff Writer The crusade to get drunken drivers off the road must be working. After a relatively calm New Year's area police today reported fewer drunken-driving arrests than last year and no deaths on county roadways. State police arrested seven people in the county for drunken driving New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day despite canceling a sobriety checkpoint in the Glen Burnie area due to the weather. County police made five arrests for drunken including a 25-year-old Hillsmere man whose car struck a county police car at the intersection of Hilltop Lane and Spa Road in Annapolis. And in the first arrest of the year for the Annapolis Police an Eastport man was charged with drunken driving early New Year's pay after his car was stopped for swerving on Bay Ridge Avenue. Tho drunken Traffic fatalities decreased as with three lies will be delivered as usual the third day of the month. The average SSI monthly payment for an individual rose by to and for couples by to But about half the SSI recipients also get Social and as their retirement benefits go many will wind up with reduced welfare checks. The 3.1 percent benefit increase is the smallest since Social Security benefits were linked to the Consumer Price Index hi 1975. It translates to extra a month tor retired boosting the average pay- ment to For elderly the oa Page Col. In during a four-day. New Year's holiday seven people were killed on the state's ingimifag two in the county. Scattered showers ended around p.m. New Year's Eve and temperatures dropped to the 30s by according to the National Weather Service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The new year was ushered in with sunny and mild laid forecaster Fred- Davis. The high temperature yesterday was the low 24. While many county .residents .were toasting each other with firefighters in north county greeted the New Year fighting a two-alarm blaze possiSIy at a vacant house near Harundale. The fire on Route 2 near Marley Station Road was reported at p.m. Tuesday. A second alarm was called at p.m. and the fire was declared under control at a.m. An investigation is continuing into the origin of the fire. One firefighter was treated at North Arundel Hospital for minor injuries. On Maryland the three victims included a 23-year-old Salisbury man killed in a 22- year-old Elkton man near his home and a 22-year-old Baltimore woman in Baltimore County. Around the more than 171 people had died on the highways as the three-day New Year's holiday on Page Col. New aide to boost tourism THOMAS ROSKELLY tying up loose By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer There is Love New is a Capital and is And then there is an Annapolis Memory Take Home a Pinking So reads a popular spoof bumper sticker. To such is the image of tourism in Annapolis an image that Mayor Dennis Callahan hopes to remold. The mayor plans to ask the City Council soon to fund a new Annapolis Office of Public Information and Tourism. At an annual cost to taxpayers of at least the two-person office would some semblance of to tourism promotion in the Callahan said. through the there was a tot of talk about selective tourism and festivals and what we're going to do about them We're just answering the demands of con- be said. Callahan has already hired an advertising Thomas W. to head the proposed of- fice. lives in Eastport and formerly worked for Bridgman Asso- ciates Inc. and Dart Drug in Wash- D.C. He is now working for city on a temporary contract. If the tourism office is approved and funded by the Roskelly would receive a salary of between aod per year and likely have one assistant just a whole lot of loose ends that I envision Tom the mayor said. Roskelly would be responsible for city press relations and other duties. But luring tourists the right kind of tourists to Annapolis would be his primary the mayor said. Unroanaged and tour- ism has grown into one of Annapolis' top industries. The third leg of an economic triad that includes govern- oa Page Col. WRITING WRONGS Schools frustrated by test failure rate By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer Sbe'i an booor junior class vice president aod ber high school is prefacing ber oae-act play. Sbe'i also one of county 11 th- traders to fail the state Poaetkaal Wrtttaf Test twice. The ease of this 16-year-otd who said see would be embarrassed if ber named were wed fflastntea the sifBtficaMt inoeneisteney ef the state Peartteart Writtmj SMM '4 definitely pass the next she said. I failed the second I just sat at my desk sad cried This sttoattoQ it tqvallr frustrating far teachers a poor writer you help him. But when one of your good writers yon dent knvw what to de far lamented Lpdta an Attoapotis Seniar High School Be fttafe teacher. Oead stedents may be fafltaf far a said AM t. much effort koto the Lett because they think tbey'D breece through she taid. Others miy be getting good class grades because they're strong la gram- Itttntore and other as- pects of EngBsb Maybe they don't do moch writing to se the weakness show op. Ms. CtaAi pjfjesled. And Hndtati are used to taktaf aeWpk cheaw aid we see a defidaacf hi hrlfhtet seadevts datt pvt wrtttaft that we railed tie it SAMPLE TEST   

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