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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Classified 268-7000 Tomorrow's Fair A 408 For details. paga 11. Ml w vr JANUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET Michael Hoskin of Cam- bridge University will discuss and Theology from Newton to at 8 tonight in the Great Hall at St. John's College. AREA A county police narcotics de- tective is cleared of depart- mental charges. Page 33. If you want a good argument about mention Tex-Mex. Page 13. BUSINESS Computer makers try to standardize equipment. Page 40. ENTERTAINMENT and springs to life. Page 28. CONCERT The Maryland Hall Chamber Singers are establishing a tradition. Page 28. IN WASHINGTON Two exhibits at the Phillips Collection are particularly ap- pealing. Page 29. STATE Police hunt for a man they say raped and handcuffed a woman and threw her into the Patuxent River. Page 4. President Reagan ordered all American companies and workers to quit doing business in Libya and get out Page 2. Civilian unemployment eased downward to 6.9 percent last month. Page 3. YOU SAID IT Should the U.S. retaliate against Page 27. SPORTS Annapolis High scoring sen- sation James Butler is no point-hungry ball hog. Page 21. PEOPLE The story of Leon Klinghof- the disabled American tourist who was killed during the AcbiUe Lauro ship hijack- ing last and his may be made into a television movie. Mrs. Klinghoffer has been talking to producers about selling the story. is not a crass commercial j said I spokeswom- an Letty Si- 'mon. Mrs. Dinghofifer want to be a public but she feels the story should be who was con- fined to a was tilled and his body dumped overboard by Palestinian ter- rorists who seised the cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Mrs. Klinfaatttr and her daughters have Bet with sev- eral producers. were impressed with all of bat no producer had been se- Ms. Stnoo said. For a took at other people in the news page J. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit- Pici4- 40 M-SI ....19 INDEX 4 40 pages. Batfaess Cakadsr....... IdstoriAls .11-14 ....11 ....U n-s GOOD WILL it Santa escapes ticket By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer A West River farmer should check nt the county tfew state's attorney. While cleaning out his 1985 bag of good Warren B. Duckett Jr. dismissed a traffic ticket that Elbert Tucker received last month for towing to City Dock. though it's after the in the spirit of the season I'm going to salvage the and drop the Duckett said. A state police trooper Dec. 10 issued Tucker the hefty fine on Route 2 for towing an unregistered hay wagon on a highway. Tucker and his convoy of Santa's elves cried. The wagon wasn't an ordinary but the great St. Nick's they ex- plained. Santa's helpers urged the trooper to stay out of their way. After a crowd of children and Santa himself were anxiously awaiting their arriv- al in Annapolis at the Great Illumi- nation festivities. safety the trooper ordering the wagon off the road while writing the ticket In the last Duckett said he has been inundated with callers screaming injustice and offering to pay Tucker's ticket. And Tucker SSM has spent jMny loaf hoars te predicament didn't do anything from what I've been said. had my driver's license since I was 16 and have been stopped for a broken headlight know guys who work the Eastern Shore and come here across the bridge without Tucker said. Tucker said festival sponsors told him that state law allows farm equipment on public roads. The farmer also said he checked the and by bis his trekking north to Annapolis M Page CoL FRISBEE FETCH Pliolo by HftitaioA Yesterday's sub-freezing temperatures didn't deter Byron McWilliams of Annapolis from playing Frisbee- catch with his outside of Maryland Hall. Warmer temperatures are forecast for tomorrow. For the end-of-the-week see page 11. Link to Parole funded Rt. 50 span work also moved up rf __ By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The State Highway Administration has ap- proved funds for the final leg of Patuxent keeping its promise to relieve traffic congestion in the Parole area. The 1.8-mile link was among several pre- viously unfunded road projects benefiting from an extra million in transportation funds expected over the next six years. Other area projects moved up because of additional funding include widening and replac- ing the deck on the Route 50 bridge over the Severn and improvements to Route 32 in the Millersville area and Route 100 in north county. Extra money is anticipated because of high- er than expected gasoline taxes and vehicle titling and lower than expected costs for several bridge and road said John transportation spokesman. SHA Administrator Hal Kassoff said con- struction of the final link of Patuxent Boulevard will cost about million. Groundbreaking is scheduled for fiscal year he said. The entire also known as Route should be completed by fiscal Kassoff said. Just fantastic said County Councilwoman Maureen T. D-Annapolis. think most of the people who live down here on the Peninsula will be tickled to death because traffic problems along Forest Dim have just gotten said D-Aaatpdtii. Mrs. Lamb and other city and state politicians lobbied for months for funds to complete the calling it the most important road project in the Annapolis area. The four-lane thoroughfare between Route 50 and Spa Road has been touted as a cure for traffic congestion in Parole. It win replace Forest Drive as the major link between Parole and the Annapolis Neck and enable motorists to reach Route 50 without using West Street or Route 2. The first two segments of the from Route 50 to Church already had been funded for construction in the six-year highway planning guide. It is being built in so the road initially will not include an elaborate inter- change at Route Kassoff said. on Page CoL Official balks at giving city new pool By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Swimming pools are for cooling but a plan to build the county's first pool near Annapolis has boiled over into a feud bitterly dividing the County Council. County Councilman Theordore J. Sopbodeus argues that denser popu- lated north not deserves the county's first swim- ming facility. D-Lintbi- said he's not convinced that the county should build swimming pools when funds are sorely needed for school construction and renovation. The controversy may dominate a hearing next Wednesday night when citizens are invited to testify on the resolution giving the council's bless- ing to construction of the first pool. The recommended site is next to Annapolis Senior High School on Riva Road. County Executive 0. James Lighthiser had long expected to build tbe first swimming facility in north county. But he recently threw his support behind the Annapolis site to break a deadlock stalling the pro- gram. Last Sophocleus and the other six council members signed a letter indicating they don't object to proceeding on construction of a pool near Annapolis while the location and type of north county facility remains under discussion. The dispute that has since mater- ialized prompted Councilwoman Maureen T. to introduce the resolution make it very clear where tbe pool will be and get rid of all this The measure would reverse the priorities of tbe pool plan approved last year that placed a north county pool at the bead of the list. Although Ms. Lamb feels aged by the response I've gotten from most of the she said tbe disagreement truly pulling the council apart. It should not be a north-south Sophocleus said this week he doesn't want the location of the county's first pool to split the county or its council. But be complained that he's not satisfied that county administrators exhausted efforts to find a site for a pool in north county. He also said be is not certain whether he'll ultimately support pool although he approved the project in the fiscal 1986 The Capital budget. Mrs. Lamb wants to know what my problem it's that I'm just not sure we should be investing mil- lion for a he said. Sopbocleus has requested that the council schedule a second hearing in north county Jan. 29 at the county Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie. It that he may have trouble getting the necessary votes. oa Page CoL Legislators may hold 'bullies' at bay STATE HOUSE RALLIES MOVE By JUBI PB1LMAN Staff Writer Organisen of today's savings and loan raDy in Annapolis were surprised to learn the state will impose new restrictions on demonstrations st the State House this year. Demonstrations no longer will be permit- ted on the State Boose steps and on State said State Police Capt. Warner head of the governor's security detail. all including the savings aad loan will be limited to an open courtyard seross tbe street from the State between GoveriBeat Boose sjcn toe Legislative Services BwfUrnf. Tee new rales wffl arovMs better access to the State Boose sad increase pattfe Seapter said. laBy erfsaisers who pretot a differeat location wffl need oiMlai peraUssioa freai tat stste Departaeat of General diction of the department tod both Annapo- lis and state police. going to have written guidelines with s list of do's snd don'ts We want to clean up some internal controls and house- Sunpter said. Corp. Barbara a spokeswoman tor AnnspoHs City said this morning she was not aware of the new rale but was sure the department had been notified. City officials were unavailable for com neot. superintendent of the Annap- olis state complex for the Department of General said previous raffles oa tfce State Boose steps have forced often to walk State Ctrtk Is fit sste the ea the slept creates a move- tor pxirstfisas. We're stop- ea Page Ctt County delegation develops clout By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer A stable and united Aruodel County legislative delegation may be better able to take on the during the 1M8 General Assembly session that begins today. The so-called baffles are the four counties whose legislative are larger thta Amoders If Baltimore Ctty aad Moatgomery and Prince George's counties. la recent the four largest delegations hare come to Annapolis with requests for big backs. They have been untied and successful. done si waU as caa bt saU Sen. Gerald W. Winegrsd. Tab the Aane Anmdel County sdssia- ittrstioa of County Executive 0. Janes Ltfbthiser has made oaly modest reaoests far tefWittoa The county's big-ticket ttaws are nssjsjests for roads aad scbsw sseaey. v Other HetM oa the wtsa ttst A faad lor a ceaumiaesMftTt wi State reimbursement to the county for wildlife maasfeinent Placing deputy under tbe classi- fied salary schedule Allowing Mutual aid between tbe county sad federal government for firefigbting and rescue equipment without reimbursement. Allowing construction of new senior dtisea tadlittes rsther thsa requiring reha- bilitation Allowing the county to conduct criminal background checks oa potential employees Annapolis Mayor Dennis Calls- who took office last has request- ed the sUtt teerease funding for potice sad fire protectioa in Aaaanoiis. The IU7.0W the stats eoBtribgtes to these services has re- stained coartiat tor tow yean. at the District U dekf stes is lfal are atffl In the county Uwsiskers have ia the Isst tareetreart depeadabk wetting relationships   

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