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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 News-Business 268-5000 Tomorrow's Warmer For see page 9. VOL. JANUARY 25 Cents payout set for March 31 PONT FORGET Free child fingerprinting by city and county police is avail- able today. For see page 6. DIRECTORY A complete listing of the 1986 General Assembly. Page 17. HOME OF THE WEEK The history of Dorothy and Herman Robbins' house reads like a story with a happy ending. Page 23. ENTERTAINMENT Emily Frankel has reworked de with far more success than most. Page 19. STATE Two Prince George's County students were in fair condition yesterday and 46 others were treated for minor injuries after the school bus in which they were riding overturned on the Baltmore-Washington Park- way. Page 4. NATION Italy will suspend weapons shipments to Libya. Page 2. President Reagan says the Pentagon will slash its opera- weapons-buying and re- search accounts rather than reduce personnel spending to comply with a new balanced- budget law. Page 3. SPORTS Conference championship game roundup. Page 11. PEOPLE A freelance journalist who claims he was assaulted by Sean Peon was told by a Los Angeles judge that his mil- lion lawsuit against the actor is not specif- ic enough. Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien on Thursday gave Ian IMarkham- a 'British sub- ject who lives in Los 90 days to amend the com- plaint. In his Markham- Smhh alleges he and freelance photographer Laurence Cot- trell approached Penn and then-fiance Madonna as they left the Maxwell House Hotel in on June 30. In his million suit against Madonna and Penn's employer at the Orion Pictures Markham- Smith claims Penn punched him and knocked him to the fraud when be asked for an interview and photo of the for a look at other people in tbe fee page 1. LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday. Three-digit ITS Pick 4 5471. INDEX 4 44 pages Business News Calendar Classified Ads cohunns Materials PotkcBeat 22 6 25-43 21 8 19 23 19 9 7 11-17 24 By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Depositors at Old Court Savings and Loan could withdraw at least from their frozen accounts beginning March but it could be four years before all money is re- leased under a plan Gov. Harry Hughes unveiled yesterday. Although Hughes said his plan for salvaging deposits in three ailing thrifts would pay depositors minimal effect on legisla- tors are skeptical. doesn't help me at all. My problem is Old Court and the deposi- tors are hollering for their money said Del. George D-Glen Burnie. who have been de- manding instant release of all funds still tied up in Maryland- Skepticism greets plan the Maryland Savings and Loan De- positors Committee. would certainly prefer to see payment said House Speaker Benjamin Car- who also said he would like a larger initial payment. But Cardin said he won't know until the legislative fiscal staff ana- lyzes the governor's plan whether changes can be made. The plan requires using mil- lion hi state money. But Hughes said he anticipates recovering all but million of taxpayer rest said David co-chairman of House of said he would propose legislation week to make his plan a reality. He has proposed using million in state funds to begin paying Old Court depositors March 31. The ini- tial payments would be a minimum of to each depositor with a million total payout that would be divided equally among depositors. The second million payment to depositors would be made Aug. 31. Future payments would be made quarterly until all money is returned to depositors by 1989. Hughes said he proposed dividing the payments equally among deposi- tors so that small depositors would be the first to get all their money. The governor said the first pay- ment will close out about accounts and that after the second payment about depositors will his money up to the insur- ance limit. on Page Col. HUGHES' PLAN Here is how Old Court deposi- tors will be paid according to Gov. Hughes' plan. The timeta- ble and funding are subject to legislative approval. All deposits up to the 000 Insurance amount will be paid. The first payment of at least per depositor would be made March 31. All deposi- tors would receive an equal share of million. A second million pay- ment would be made Aug. also In equal amounts to each 5VERNOR magic uDlu payment Dec. Photo by J. THE COUNTY Council's arc-shaped dais is more open to the public than a previous configuration. FOR THE PEOPLE Boater charged in death By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer A Severna Park man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a waterskier struck by a boat nearly eight months ago in the Severn River. Joseph F. was cited Thursday by the State's Attorney's Office for the which spurred public debate last summer over safety and stricter speed limits on area waterways. Steven Aaron became caught in the propeller of DiPiazza's i Department of Nat- ural Resources said after the accident. Luck had just dropped I the waterskiing line when who wit- nesses claimed was driv-l ing recklessly and at excessive over police said. The accident occurred died after fiis feed SITE of ski accident. Council less remote in renovated chambers By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer The County Council used to do its business sitting on a remote dais in somber chambers to make decisions that affect the lives of persons. But after a renovation that wrought dra- matic the home is a place that projects what officials call an image of a government closer to the people. The which included expansion of council cost about nearly a penny on the tax said county Central Services Officer J. Michael Evans. Some of the most conspicuous changes have narrowed the physical gap between the audience of citizens and their county repre- sentatives. For council members now sit on the Calvert Street side of a more compact chamber. Under the old the council appeared more distant from the sitting with their backs to Northwest Street in a more rectangular chamber. the council also can better see and be seen by the public. An arc-shaped which succeeded a more a horseshoe-shaped allows the entire council to look toward the seated audience. Other features also downplay the separa- tion between officials and citizens. In front of the first row of aud rice Chairs is a small a more subtle boundary than the larger barrier of the past. technique we followed was to make the council seem less distant and to give the chambers a more friendlier Evans said. Gone are the dark stained wall panels and hard floors. Oak finished in a provincial veneer now lines some chamber sound- absorbent cloth covers the others and be- tween them a burgundy tweed lies underfoot. The council's old for years regarded as inadequate and much in need of had a lot of faults. Among the most troublesome shortcomings was its which leaked like a sieve. Judy C. council administrative said up to a couple days after a r'Sinfall the roof required council staff to place wastebas- roasting pans and buckets here and there to catch water. Spotty lights and faulty amplification equipment also led the bst of headaches. In addition to a new the renovation includes sound and lighting systems. When improvements were taxpay- ers and other citizens weren't forgotten. Refurbished with new springs and reu- the anchored audience chairs got a new lease on life. Seating capacity was reduced slightly to 160 to make space on Page Col. May near a narrow stretch in the north end of the Severn River by Camp Arlington Echo. Luck was pronunced dead about 1V6 hours later at the Shock Trauma Center of University Hospital in Baltimore. Police said that DiPiazza told them he was traveling at a reasonable speed and following the boat that was towing Luck. who could not be reached for said he noticed Luck in the water when he was 25 feet away. DiPiazza was also towing a skier and said he tried to avoid an accident by veering to the right. The charge of manslaughter in this case alleges that DiPiazza acted in a negli- gent to cause Luck's according to court records. The crime carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine. Charlotte Luck's said she thought the charge was fair. didn't set out that day to kill my but because of his inexperience and recklessness he said Mrs. who became emotional when discussing the accident. At least one area resident hopes the man- slaughter charge will encourage boaters to consi- OB Page Col. Undemo cr atr i c Party challenges Eastport club By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The Maryland Democratic Party has asked Mayor Dennis Callaban to persuade the all- all-male Eastport Dem- ocratic Club to change its dis- criminatory membership policies. not admit blacks or women to a Democratic club violates the very principals upon which our party is found- wrote Howard J. state party io a Dec. 90 letter to the mayor a is ao inactive member of the State Street club. He stopped attend- ing tbe club's Friday light meetiBfS years ago whea bis proposal to lift the Ben- bersbin restrictions was de- feated ia a vote. la a recent teJerisiM inter- view. Callahan caUed the club ettbarrasswetrt to the Democratic enbtrrassaettt to he said he would not resign from the club. long as the word 'Demo- cratic' is tacked onto their I'll be working for a change from he said. Thomas wrote to Callahan appreciate your efforts in the past to remedy this situa tion and would encourage you to use four as May or of to put an end to noli Nine days the Annapo lit Democratic Central Com mfttee wrote a letter to George Eastport club's president Tbe committee asked the club to its rules and v membership policies that pre- vent any registered Democrat from fining as members and participating ruDr secretary James hope the East- port Democratic Club Win make these changes in its membership poli- cies and by-laws in order that we as the duly elect- ed representative body of the Democratic Party of the City of AnnapoUB do not find it necessary to dtoaseooiate your club with the Democratic Par- James R.Martin Jr. Democratic Central Committee Poor coffee crop brews price hike EXCERPT FROM tetter wrtttei i By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Coffee drinkers may soon have grounds for with a drought in Brazil pushing the pnce of the bean up this year. Speculative trading on tbe green bean commodity market has been percolating since when news leaked out that the world's largest coffee producer expects a meager spring harvest Observers fear the damage is run- ning as deep as ft did after the frost of when a pound of ground roast was poshing 14. tine tbe situation seems to have gotten said MiHon an economist with the U.S. 'Department of Agriculture never seen them go up thit The pattern began in November when the New York wholesale price for a pound of coffee beans wai 55. By December the price stood at and at fear's eM H had riieatofl.il. Changes ia supply and demand on the eonunodtty market are not usual- ly last at the grocery store level for about three or four months mak- ing the time ripe for hearty increas- according Margie Berkowitz of the National Grocers Association. On Procter it Gamble increased wholesale prices by 50 cents a bringing its Folgers brand to per an increase of II 27 over what it was in October Another major U.S. coffee Chock Pull 0' won't say what it charges grocery stores but has instituted increases comparable to Folgers. As of today. General Foods Corp. has retained tbe S3.4o-a-pound price it set Dec. 23 when it announced an increase of M cents per pound. getting near and no one know's where it's going to said Tom a coffee bvyer for Safeway. Although supermarkets hare been paying at least 25 percent more for coffee since a pricing manager for the Safeway than said the trend has ret to bit hard en tbe shelves. Most stores are still draw- ing on previews stocks bought at stable she hot theae Cel J
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