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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland ssified jlation Business Family settles down on State Circle. SEE PAQE 16 War hysteria e Tomorrow's For see page 7. I NO. 3 JANUARY 25 Cents Old Court owner indicted GOOD fFORGET handbell es will present a free i Night Celebration of it 4 p.m. tomorrow at Titage Baptist Drive. SRTAINMENT Widespread Jazz Or- i kicks off the new year Maryland Inn. Page 15. ON ien killed three people en themselves in a 40- rampage yesterday in Pentagon awarded its contract to Me- I Douglas and the Air awarded another to Marietta. Page 3. Terps open their sec- sons tonight Page 9. t-voiced Whftney Hous- eived six American Mu- ll ward nominations ay for -her debut year as a while veter- an country band Ala- Ibaaa and versatile British pop musician Phil Collins garnered five each. multiple nominees in- grizzled country star Welsoa with while leen Aretha Franklin ik group Kool and the id four each. a former mod- e self-titled first album d 3 was nomi- or favcrite pop female favorite rhythm and smile favorite and blues single for ive Good favor- thm and blues rhythm and blues fe- deo and favorite and blues video g All My Love For i was nominated as fa- pop male fa- pop album for favorite le video favorite Ingle Philip Bai- r and iflip Bailey as favorite and blues male video who enjoyed with a million-selling ick album and a hit sin- reeway of re- lominations for favorite tale video favor- k female fa- black female video tnd favorite black sin- leo for of took at other people in 9tt ptge 3. drawn yesterday. 241. i-mr K M pages is 21 rttefi teat .If IS ...7 ...7 II .1-13 14 Action called just Business Writer The indictment of Jeffrey A. Lev- former president of Old Court Savings fc Loan was -welcome news to some Anne Arundel County residents yesterday. A Baltimore grand jury indicted Levitt on charges that he stole and misappropriated million in de- positor money from two thrifts that he controlled. It was Levitt's Old once the biggest privately insured savings and loan in the that spurred a crisis throughout the state's savings and loan industry last May. News of management problems at Old Court set off runs that quickly spread to other savings and loans in the state and paralyzed the industry. those who hact been touched by the seven-month-long cri- sis welcomed Levitt's indictment the first resulting from a joint state and federal investigation into the Divorce rate still falling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON America's divorces have declined for a second consecutive following 20 years of government statistics disclosed yesterday. There were divorces in the United States in fewer than the National Center for Health Statistics said in releasing the most recent complete figures available. That 1 percent drop followed a 4 percent decline between 1981 and reversing a two-decade trend that had seen the number of divorces in the nation more than triple to an all-time high of 1.2 million in 1981. Both trends in family composition with many young people delaying marriage and the recession in the early years of this decade have been cited as contributing to this trend. Anne Aruadel the di- vorce rite has remained relatively steady during the last four wtth last year showing a slight la- crease. During the first 11 months of IMS there were divorces regis- tered hi Circuit compared to the year before for the same period. Statistics for December 1985 were not available. IB the divorce rate experi- enced ai 8 percent drop from whei marriages ended In di- vorce. there were The nationwide decline may not be a permanent noted Jean van der Tak of the Population Refer- ence an independent Wash- ington research group studying population. think it's i short-term although some people want to interpret it to mean that marriage Is more she said. Provisional estimates indicate that OB Page Col. think it's good. Put him in jail. Throw away the key if he's of said Alan J. presi- dent of Severn Savings an Annapolis thrift that survived the industry crisis. Severn suffered heavy withdrawals in the early days of the crisis last May. To stem those heavy withdrawals around the Gov. Harry Hughes froze accounts at all of the former privately insured thrifts Severn among them until they qualified for federal deposit insurance. least a little bit of justice is being said Bob Rees of Gam- bttib. He is a local organizer for the itkrylaad Savings Loan Depositors a grass wots organiza- tion of depositors whose money is tied up in four crippled savings and loans in the state. The money for Rees' business and his personal savings are tied up in on Page CoL Felony theft charged AP photo JEFFREY LEVITT Indicted for embezzlement 'Technical' spending error funds pay for party. Page 4. -Wi Court and Loan owner Jeffrey A. Levitt was charged yesterday with theft and misappropriation of mil- .Jion. JHe allegedly took money from two thrifts that was earmarked for property transactions and converted it to his own use. The Baltimore grand jury's indict- ment is the first resulting from a joint state and federal investigation into the causes of a crisis in Mary- land's privately insured savings and ban industry last May. State Attorney General Stephen Sachs said he will seek indict- relating to other within two or three months. The case against Levitt a string of phony phony settlement kickbacks and just plain taking the Sachs said. Levitt was indicted on 12 felony theft charges involving million 5an anonrasr Progressive and Loan. The indictment also con- tained 13 misdemeanor charges of fraudulent misappropriation by a fi- duciary involving the same million as the theft charges plus million in a separate transaction. The maximum penalty would be IS years in prison and a fine on each theft charge and five years in prison on each misdemeanor charge. Levitt also could be required to make restitution. plain it indict- says that Mr. Levitt used Old Court Savings and Loan as his pri- vate trough at which he a trough that was continually replinished with other people's the attorney general said. Levitt flew from his second home in Boca yesterday and went to state police headquarters at Pikesville to be fingerprinted and on Page Col. Spring Fifteen-year-old Mteeh Qarrett took advantage of the recent mild weather by sharpening his skateboarding skills In the parking lot at Navy-Marine Corps MeroortaTstedlum. Today Is expected to be partry surmy with high temperatures of 40 to 46 There It a 40 percent chance of ram or enow and tomorrow la expected to be ctaidy wtth a SO percent chance of rain. High of 35 to 40 art predicted. Feeling the pineh Longtime county farm store closes JUDI PERLMAN Sooth County Staff Writer One of the county's oldest farm supply stores has a victim of changing agricultural trends in the area. After 47 years in Waysons the Mary- land Tobacco Growers' Association shut its doors at the end of the year. Its three other Maryland stores remain open. marketplace is changing in that area. Anne Arundel County is growing fast. More people are moving in and farming is slowly going said Henry general manager of the compa- which began in Maryland in 1906. are very few young farmers and the older ones are retiring and selling the land. The profits just are not there. It's a combination of a lot of he said. The pinch at the Maryland Tobacco Growers' Association began some time ago. Last year the company sold Triangle Tobacco Warehouse in Waysons where annual tobacco auctions are held. Southern States feed supply in Upper located just five miles from Waysons is experiencing the same manager Paul Bowens said. agri-business has been declining. Peo- ple are converting to weekend farming and houses are developing. acreage is he said. Anne Arundel County is not the only area that is losing farmland. It's happening in Prince George's County and northern Calvert which so much that it scares Walke said. no question the picture has been and it will continue to said Turp the county's agricultural extension agent. Farmland is becoming so scarce in this county that there is a huge demand among the larger farmers to rent additional acreage from other Garrett said. is a tremendous demand M Page Col. A bridegroom by any other name... By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Deborah Boehm and Donald Perkins' marrUfe followed the course of most ttooal romances until he decided to become Mr. Boehm. The couple net while working in Aaaapo- Us as state troopers la Love Uoewmed as they were promoted to corporals traMterred to polkt bMooiurten hi Pikes. vffle. Bat before they exchaafei the Bride-to-be had request WoeJd her take her BASM ta Of the agreed. is a new the froon said. cao'f a man take a woman's Four days before Christmas they tied the knot at the Baldwin Memorial United Meth- odist Church in Mfflerwlllt. The couple officially became Mr. aad Mrs. Donald tad iMborah Boeha. utd he cheat to take his wMfe's namt aaaly of tradsttea. The Boeha family has bees hi the Asmapofis since the tan of the eeaturj. Mrs. Boehm'i is a total who sttfl Mm tat faaiy te FBI SB rests m stfl the eUer new husband have moved into a bouse on the famQy farm. Her Al a county pottcc also lives OB the historic la his ft-reareM Aeejater aad her 'They art pread of their whkh they shoeld said the new Mr. ftodfef that Us faaQr had M wtth the ante tkeejfct it weald be as easy to take her if It was So before the grooai took the nsmsaal step of Us wilt's MSM at the he te the briefs fatter for legal eeVfee. The elder Boeha askei tat eeoaty Cent far a stasap of approval. la a aenoraadaa issved last Judge James C. Cawood found that Perkins use the name Boehm if be without going through an official court- approved name change. The Maryland Equal Rights Amendment assures equality among the so tf a woman caa Uke a man's name hi marriage than the opposite should be Cawood Yet Maryland law only seems toaecept the bride's right to assume the groom's JUSM. la only one reeofaixes Beeha's the So Boeha may fad Us aame CeL
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