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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Toll idea would speed up trip from Shore By PAT RIVIERE Stiff Writer Driving back to Annapolis from Ocean City this summer could be a lot easier and quicker if an Anne Arundel County legislator has her way. Del. Elizabeth R-David- has introduced a bill that would eliminate the toll on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for vehi- cles traveling from east to west. The current toll of each way would be doubled for vehicles trav- eling under Mrs Smith's proposal. major purpose is to keep the traffic moving as quickly as Mrs Smith said. The bill calls for the one-way toll to be in effect from May Memorial through Sept. the week after Labor Day. During that period last about 1.5 million vehicles traveled over the span each accord- ing to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Traffic was heaviest in when vehicles crossed the Bay Bridge The legislation also calls for the Maryland Transportation Authority to report to the General Assembly by Jan. on the effectiveness of the plan and the fiscal impact on the state Mrs. Smith said she does not expect any effect on state since the bill allows fees for east- bound traffic to be adjusted to make up any anticipated loss Collecting fees from people head- ing east does not cause the backup on weekends because peo- ple are leaving at different Mrs Smith said coming everybody seems to be leaving at she said She said the plan is one she has been thinking about for several years and one that constituents have asked her to introduce have been telling me it's something that is done in other she said. Mrs Smith said the summer trial for one-way collections should tell lawmakers whether it is something worth continuing year-round or just during summer months The bill has been sent to the House Ways and Means where Mrs Smith is a member know it will get at least one vote she said She added that she has no idea how the committee will feel about her plan Classified 268-7000 Cir New Tomorrow's Clear cold For see page 7. VOL Cl NO. 11 JANUARY 25 Cents PONT FORGET A service commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at p.m. tomorrow at the Naval Academy Chapel. The public is invited. AREA The City balks at a proposal to have mayoral ap- pointees face a committee for approval. Page 25. BUSINESS Moderate growth is expected this year. Page 9. ENTERTAINMENT Auditions for roles in at Anne Arundel Community College are open to the public. Page 23. STATE Gary convicted of forging pracriptioMf IMS wed a doctor and three pharma- cies. Page 4. The aircraft carrier Sarato- ga and an accompanying bat- tle group is steaming toward the Mediterranean. Page 2. SPORTS The Tar ranked No. 1 in the face the Terps tonight. Page 17. PEOPLE A Vietnamese refugee who went on a pasta-rich diet and did special exercises has add- ed enough flesh to his buttocks to qualify for flight Navy officials in said yesterday. Hang Dlnh Vu last year came up three-tenths of an inch short in upper leg measured from the back of the buttocks to the inside of the knee while seated. The purpose is to make sure a pilot's feet reach rudder pedals and his legs rest flat against his ejection seat for safety in ejecting. of Glen made the minimum of 21.9 inches with a tenth of an inch to spare when be was mea- sured yesterday at the Naval Aviation Medical Institute at the Pensacola Naval Air Cen- ter. feel Vu said after the measurement. high on life. It's made my who sUnds 5-foot-S and weighs about 140 left Vietnam in 1975. Two years ago be was ed by the Navy ai a security risk because two of his broth- en still were in Vietnam. When his brothers came to the United States last year be was accepted by the Aviation Officer Candidate School For a look at other people in the news tee page 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-dlfK HI Pick 4-Utt. INDEX 4 S2 pages. Cakodtr Classified Adi PattMBttt 9-11 S3 2140 SI I 2144 7 7 17-22 21 Md. aid SNUG ON A SWING Bundled up against the cold are swinging year- old and the children of and Barbara Zelley-Murchie of Eastport. gear is in order today. Photo by Ktftti which began falling shortly aftsr 8 this to expected to reach up to an Inch before stopping this evening. For the extended see page 7. Hughes head disputes report 'I don't feel I did anything improper' By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer The president of an Annapolis savings and loan yesterday denied the improprieties lev- eled against him in an investigation of the state's savings and loan crisis. don't feel I did anything said Lawrence B. president of Gibraltar Building and Loan Association Inc. 1977 to I supported that association. I didn't take any legal fees. My only income was from he said. The association was the only local thrift among several lesser-known savings and loans criticised in a report by Wilbur D. Preston a Baltimore lawyer. Preston was appointed by the governor to investigate the state's savings and loan crisis and his 457-page report was released Thursday. The unethical practices unearthed at those thrifts received small mention alongside problems at the more notorious Merritt Commercial and Old Court Savings and Loan. But Preston said problems at those institutions revealed the breadth of irregular- self-dealing and improprieties in the industry. The report charged that Gibraltar con- spired to help Sharon Savings and Loan Association insider lending limita- through a complicated loan transac- tion almost four years ago. But Goldstein said special counsel investi- gators never asked him or employees of his association about the loan. They never visit- ed he added. According to the the loan was made to MSD a company controlled by members of the same family that owned Sharon. In return for a reduced rate of the report stated. Gibraltar on Page Col. Lavltta again dtnltd fntdom. Paga 17. Bftrayal of our trust. Page 6. School drug bust nabs 13 By DAN CASEY Staff Writer In a continuing crackdown on drug use in county 11 students and two adults were charged last month after a three-month undercover investigation at Southern and Severna Park High county police said today. All the alleged violations were for posses- sion or distribution of small amounts of police said. The evidence was gathered by two under- cover detectives posing as students it the said Officer V Richard county police spokesman At Southern High four unidentified students were arrested and taken to Southern District station when they arrived for classes early on Dec. 18 Three 15- to 17-year-old boys were charged with distribution of the drug and one 14-year- old girl was charged with police said. No students were arrested at Severna Park High School because all alleged violations occurred off school grounds the students were served juvenile citations at their Molloy said Under state the police cannot release the names of juveniles charged with crimes The two adults are still at large. a 21- year-old Arnold joined the Navy and left the area just before he was charged. Police are still looking for the other an 18-year-old Edgewater said Lt Ronald head of the narcotics squad France declined to name the men The operation was curtailed at Severna Park High School after the detective there had his cover blown early in the school Molloy said But before that the detective attended a party and observed six students OB Page Col. Plans million for new programs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The budget Gov. Harry Hughes will present to the legislature tomorrow is expected to include about million for new including a modest pay raise for state workers and increased aid for education and sources said. Hughes is expected to include money for a 3.5 percent pay which has already been sharply criticized by Joseph Adler of the Maryland Classi- fied Employees an employee union. Adler said bis organization is extremely that Hughes is not pro- viding more money tor the average state employee making to a 3.5 percent means very Adler said. The increase nothing to bring people up to the level they need to be brought up Hughes also will include a large appropriation for selective increases for some categories of workers. Adler said that would but noted that most state employees- don't get the selective raises. The proposed million aid for public schools would be in addition to an increase already planned as a result of a school aid bill passed in 1983. The million sources say is expected to be in the budget for the housing program is far below the million recommended by a gubernatorial task force. It also is million less than the minimum Hughes said earlier he would provide to improve housing for the poor and elderly. But in addition to the money in the operating Hughes will make other funds available for his housing according to published reports. Lou Hughes's press would not comment on the budget figures. sources familiar with the budget confirmed that the figures were correct In addition to more money for pay education and Hughes is expected to 4 percent increases in welfare Money to combat teen-age Funds to improve juvenile detention facili- Money to help Prince George's County desegregate schools Hughes is expected to provide more than million for a program that would try to reduce the teen-age pregnancy rate Supporters and opponents of abortion funding joined last month in asking the governor to include money for a teen pregnancy program The program picked up support yesterday from the Black the Women's Caucus and Del Wendell chairman of the Baltimore City delegation in the House of Delegates oa Page Col. King holiday feted on different days By FRANCES JAQUES Staff Writer The designition of national holi- day for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has spawned confusion in many including Maryland. The is over who gets what day off. wbicb has been observ- ing King's birthday it a botiday since continues custom of eommesaorating occasion tomor- Jan. his birthday But the federal bobday will be observed Jan. following the holiday law by in USX which on Mondays to ghrt rates a three- day weekend. Anas Arsjkiai Csnatjr aid Aasapo- tts workers are wtth Mary land holiday observance. Gouty will follow the federal holiday tod be closed Mon- day Also closed tomorrow will be li- courts and senior pott offices and schools will be doted on Monday Trash will be collected in the city and county both days tod the land fills win be open City buses and parting meters will be operating both days. Tbt Ctplttl will be pub- tithed tomorrow tod Monday Last year was the first time that county schools were closed on King's birthday When a iking up tbii year's school tbe Board of Education agreed to observe tbe federal said Eleanor assistant to tbe so- Sbfeee schools wuTbe in teuton this stanants are expected to spend a portion of one day in an obterv- aaee bonortag Ms. Harris tiW. About half of tie state school boards have decided to remain open Jan 20 The Governor's Coordinating Committee on King's delib- erately avoided coming up with statewide guidelines on whether tcbooli tbould stay open or closed Tbe official state celebration will be held at 2 p m tomorrow in St John's College Auditorium culminating activity is a joint effort of the Coordinating Com- mittee and tbe Symphony tud Carroll Greene Jr of committee chairman At ooon tomorrow. Gov Harry wiH mike bit state of the state address to i Joint session of the General Astembly in the State House Following thtt. most of the legislators along with Gov Hugbn are expected to ttteod celebration it St. John's Tbe which it open to the win include telectiont by the M Page Col WHAT'S CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY Federal offices State off ices County offices City offices StLs Courts Schools Libraries Post offices City trash County trash Parking meters City buses Senior centers The Capital Open Closed Closed Closed Open Closed Open Closed Open WIN collect Will collect Operating Running Closed WIN publish WHAT'S CLOSED ON MONDAY Federal offices State offices County offices City offices SALs Courts Schools Libraries Post offices City trash County trash Panting meters City buses Senior centers The Capital Closed Open Open Open Ciosed Open Closed Open Closed Will collect WiM collect Operating Running Open WillpubNth   

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