Annapolis Capital, January 18, 1986

Annapolis Capital

January 18, 1986

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Newi-Buaness 268-5000 Capital Tomorrow's Rainy For see page 9. VOL Cl NO. 15 JANUARY 25 Cents GOO There is a surprise in Guy and Mildred Marlow's contem- porary brick rambler. Page 23. ENTERTAINMENT is at Burn Brae Dinner Theatre. Page 19. RELIGION A Roman Catholic bishop who banned church weddings for couples who live together before they marry says the policy has been a success. Page 7. DR. GOTT Drugs can ease the pain of diabetes. Page 20. HONORED Georgia Maxwell of Crofton is volunteer of the month. Page 20. STATE A mandatory seat belt law passes the Senate. Page Libya will be allowed to con- tinue subsidizing its students at American colleges. Page 2. The Air Force chalked up its best peacetime air safety record ever in Page 3. BASKETBALL Annapolis wins the battle of the unbeatens. Page 11. COLLEGES No. 3 Duke plans a coup at North Carolina. Page 11. PEOPLE star Philip Michael Thomas is charging to appear at a ceremo- ny in memory of the Rev Martin Luther King. who plays detective BJeardo Tubbs on the hit NBC- TV win speak on King's legacy and slag a hymn at Sunday's tt-minnte sponsored by the Seattle Bene- fit Gufld Association. Thomas' fee wffl come from special funds raised by the GttQd an affiliate of the Southern Christian Lead- ership Conference. The actor could not be reached for comment have no problem with his fee. Black actors are Just starting to make that kind of money and be deserves Mid Freddie Mae tender of the Guild Assecia- tion. be said he prob- ably would five some of it as a for i look kt other people in seeaaftJ. LOTTERY Ifuabert drawn Plekl-MB. INDfX 44 pates. News CUuudar CUsstfWAdj columns ill 22 5 21 I Management faulted PONT FORGET Two and Old and Curious are being staged in the area. For see Cal- page 5. HOME OF THE WEEK Report blasts city police ByKEVINDRAWBAUGB Staff Writer If Annapolis hopes to fight crime better than it has in the sweeping changes are needed in the city's troubled police depart- the experts have found. A long-awaited management study of the 101-officer force was released by Mayor Den- nis Callahan yesterday. very little in that report that seemed surprising to me. It says everything we were saying through the whole campaign right down the Callahan said. Private consultants found level of crime in Annapolis has not increased substantially over the past five Annapolis has a much higher crime rate than cities of similar size in the United the department's record of solv- ing cases involving serious crime substan- tially below solution rates for cities of similar size and the entire they said. In police service annually costs each Annapolis taxpayer roughly on aver- as compared to 158 for cities of similar size across the nation. efforts to combat crime efficiently are hampered by serious problems in man- mor- ale and training in the they said. Some of the blame for management defi- leadership failures and poor morale is laid at the feet of Police Chief John C. SchmiU and his immediate assistants. The consultants recommended that the chief more directly involved in managing the affairs of the They also noted that while most of the chiefs hand-picked assistants are there are few Replacement of the chief is not recommend- however. should be recognized that the chief has been trying to manage a department which has experienced a tremendous attrition rate. Any chief would have had great difficulty managing a department efficently under such they said. Most of the blame for the department's problems is assigned to institutional flaws perpetuated over the years. Among the problems and possible solutions identified by the consultants are the follow- Personnel turnover is extremely high and a very serious To keep more officers on the force the city should consider raising police salaries. the police disability retirement pen- sion system be closely To save should consider on Page CoL POLICE OVERHAUL Raise evaluate pensions. Reduce to get more officers on patrol. Reorganize divisions and ranks. Turn to county and state police for vice and drug law enforcement. Abolish ASET tactical team. Replace current shift schedule. Monitor sick leave abuses and disability retirements. Address morale problems. Broaden downtown foot patrols. Install computer equipment. Photo by XHMMWl FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR Charles Hatle with single-engine plane at Lee Airport in Edgowater. DW-FLY Pilots question rules requiring alcohol tests By JUDIPERLMAN South Gouty Staff Writer A new federal aviation rule requiring pilots to submit to blood-alcohol tests or risk losing their licenses is silly and some private fliers say. But other pilots say they're all for it. Cary a flight instructor at Lee Airport in said that while many pilots probably don't wait the required eight hours the bottle and the they rarely fly drunk Pilots will laugh at the rule because they know that flying after drinking is he said Lichtman has seen pilots at a Prince George's County airport who bad been and has about a few pilots at Lee Air- he adding that those instances are rare. The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced it will force pilots and crews to submit to checks when asked to do so by local or state police. If they the FAA could revoke or suspend their certificates and and the offender could face civil penal- ties. FAA officials said the drinking prob- lem is worse in general aviation mainly private planes and company air- craft Lichtman said that most pilots stay away from alcohol if they're gojjlg to fly. Since air becomes thinner wita higher a pilot who has had one drink will feel as it he's had he said. never get away with drinking. No one would try agreed Charles L. a Lee Airport flight instructor. In the new FAA rule would be hard for police to Lichtman said. how do they conduct checks on private What are they going to follow them in a Check them as they come out of Most accidents are to due simple pilot error and not he said But William another Lee Air- port said he supports the rule after having read in aviation magazines that alcohol is a factor in many general on Page Col. Rating retained AAA bonds kept despite crisis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Maryland retained its AAA bond rating ending fears that the 8-month-old savings and loan crisis here would damage the state's standing in the bond market Standard Poor's in New York announced several months ago that it was reviewing Maryland's borrowing capacity in light of the financial liability the state government accepted last May when it took over insuring 102 thrift institutions then insured by a private agency threatened with insolvency. Standard It decided yesterday to keep the AAA the best on Maryland bonds. It means the state government will continue to pay the lowest interest rate posjoofe when ft terrows money. The bond-rating agency- said the decision was based on the assumption that the state General Assembly wfll approve Gov. Harry Hughes' plan to reimburse depositors of failed SIcLs over a four-year period without using state bond money. this is a vote of confidence by Standard Poor's in the economic health and financial policies of our Hughes said in a statement are still among only nine states which this firm has judged worthy of a AAA bond rating. I intend to continue doing everything I can to keep it that Under Hughes' the state will use million of excess money in its transportation trust fund and million of 1986-87 general tax revenues to pay off depositors of Old Court Savings and which is and three other if necessary. Old Court alone has a million deficit. But the state hopes to get extra money by suing ousted savings and loan officials for and it also can dip into an million savings and loan insurance fund inherited from the now-defunct Maryland Sav- ings-Share Insurance Corp. Hughes has said he thinks the long-term cost to the state will be only million. In the state legislature last May author- ized million in bonds to help Maryland savings and loans obtain federal insurance. That bonding authority is being used as a guarantee allowing thrifts to count on the state bonds as assets to qualify OB Page It. CoL Phantom tickets mystify drivers When Dr. Roy V. Land Jr. of Annapolis got a parking ticket from D C last he didn't think anything of it But today it appears that he is one of thousands of Maryland residents who have received tickets from Washington police for violations that couldn't have be said Irate ticket-holders have flooded radio and television sta- with complaints about the erro- neous When the 140 Ucket arrived Dr Laod'i rwWenre last week he said he didnt give it a second thought. immediately assumed it was my who used to take my Porsche to District against my looked a Then be looked at it again. The ticket issued to his Alfa- Romeo sports car for a parking violation that occurred in Septem- he said. Bst there is a the was completely mo- perabte aud locked up m my ga- be said. know damn well tbe ear want Dr. Land apparently isn't the only one to have gotten tickets for a violation that never happened One radio station's morning talk show was abutx with complaints from drivers saying they had re- ceived unwarranted parking tickets from Washington. Norma of received a ticket for a parking metsr wUeh said her Ford car bad been parted on Fifth St N W. oo July 2. Mrs. McAdan drives a Toyota and am she was at bone that day Tom Harden of Reistertown re- cently learned his ticket was indeed an error He had not driven to Washington in three years After he learned the ticket had been written for another but that one license tag letter had been changed through a key- board error. Mistakes are bound to crop considermf that tbe District of Col- raMa writes 1.5 million traffic tick- eta a said James D. chief of tbe Washington traffic adjudication bureau. When they drivers can coo- test the tickets by writing to the be said But since only a doten motorists have be said. we made a we are prepared to clear that out but until someone brings data to we can't find out whether there is a big problem or a little problem there are a few persons over tbere tbe Baltimore who are btatiaf tbe drums desperately trying to get sup- port and data and so far they have produced a Prisons dump drug addicts By Kir KH IF RE JOANNA K4MBY SUff A in liw five yeari ago is dumping convicted erimiiub onto tbe streets aod flog ftaf up tbt courts i frowing rate Aod Aruafel Couoty is bear- taltbebruutuftbfproWett.iccord. uwrt and alt to get law re- inmatas mutt not be convicted of a crime kai a penalty of greater thaatt years was pasted wrth tbe idea that tbe state would pat up i baUdtng to treat fbaae vhtch han't bap- sakt total Assistant State's Attorney Winua who is tar tbe law's wfcat bus baps-surd is to i of then have been returned to prison lor various vtottUoot Tbe law that inmates apply for their relriM in the county where they are iactrceritml Since Aaae AruDdel aati Wathingtoe coun- ties have tbe bulk of the state their Clrcait Courts are bctaf ttuutdated wtta requests. About 409 reuueats are psttdtag in ABM AreadeTs court Four draf casts are board at at uuit file tbere a baaklef uatB full Deputy ftatfi Attaraty Until last tbe early- vert rarely bscauas tbe pritofi parole boards were screening tbe But a law passed last year re- amed tbe board troia tbe process. Tbe appbcatiaas fa duTuetty to OrcuH Court judfas. Wbea tbe parete beard was re- CWNul uVpuaaauVL atuaaiul AflMI auuTuaapuauW CeuaO Qgsfc Mga lay- Five Freak D ;

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