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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Inside Defenses sack Cross-country skiing guide. SEE SECTION INSIDE Classified Circulation News-Busmpss Capital iPT wf Tomorrow's Snow For saa paga 7. VOL. Cl NO. 20 JANUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The Amupolii Wildfowl Carring and Art Exhibition continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ramadt Inn and the Hellenic Center on Riva Road. AdmU- sktt includes shuttle between sites. AREA A city lawyer challenges a state police ban on his giving breath tests to clients. Page 9. ETCETERA County Solicitor Stephen Beard has reason to limp. ENTERTAINMENT Mlddteton Gallery is featur- ing contemporary istfc works. ARUNDEL ARTIST The St John's College Art Gallery exhibits prise-winning mtxsotints. STATE tht Stats prosecutors IftmJI MA aisjDeai eoun nan no authority to grant Jeffrey itt aad wife their freedom. Two UJ. aircraft carriers steamed southward today to- ward Libya. Page A new House-passed bill lim- its the time banks can hold checks. SPORTS While Bears' quarterback Jin McMahon maneuvers in the spotlight Patriots quarter- back Tony Bason tries to slip into the shadows. Ptft 17. PEOPLE Fresh from filming a fourth- anniversary show on board the plans that brought them to cast members of Night David Let- scended Miami a great place. good waath. the ho- tel's perfect 'Miami Vice' sexy that's as aD Letterman said after arriving yesterday. He aad his entourage filmed a M-minnte show complete with Stupid Pet Tricks aboard their chartered Trans World Airways flight. The show will Feb. 1. Executive producer Barry Sands said filming in flight was s tstevtatsa first Tbe specially outfitted plane had Lsttarsaaa's trademark set ay la ttw first class with his show's toad. For a took at other people in ttw news see page 1 LOTTERY Nsjssoers drawa INDEX ttpagas. Calaadar 12 Pallet Beet ....0 .....a .14-11 .....T .....T .1741 ....II FUMING After 2 emissions test still irks motorists By EFFEB COTTMAN Staff Writer You would think after two years of mandatory emissions inspec- motorists would avoid the end-of-month rush at the Bestgate Road inspection station. And you'd think the bickering over the tests would finally subside. But as many car-owners prepare for their third trip to the the controversial program has yet to win the hearts and minds of the public. Mandated for cars 12 years old and the inspection pro- gram is designed to cut down on air pollution caused by filthy exhausts. It is part of the state's effort to achieve air quality standards im- posed under the federal Clean Air Act But skeptics said there are no scientifically proven air quality benefits from the vehicle emissions inspections program. And they say the consumer incon- veniences and expenses outweigh any marginal environmental bene- fit two people still do not like the said Randy the Motor Vehicle Admin- tstratioa representative to the An. napfttt station. keep their hostility he said. The Bestgate Road station has Lite target of bomb threats and have been rammed by trucks. Furniture has been tossed around the station office. I do fear for my said Jim manager of the Annapolis who said be has been spat cursed at aiid threatened. Despite such com- plaints are subsiding and the public in general seems to be more toler- ant of the vehicle emissions inspec- tion he said. think they are adjusting to agreed Sen. Philip C. VD- Brooklyn one of the staunch- est opponents of the mandatory tests when it was enacted. don't think they particularly like he added. jimeno said he is compiling infor- mation on air quality and revenue generated by the tests before decid- ing whether to introduce any emis- sion-related legislation this session. never thought the program would accomplish the purpose it set out to he said. not convinced it will im- prove ah- If the tacts support his suspi- he might sponsor bills de- signed to reduce lengthy waits and prevent automatic renewal of the be said. One trill would give private ser- vice stations the authority to con- duct re-inspections for ears that fail the test once. Proponents say this-would reduce 01 Page CoL RANDY MORGAN shows the exit he had to uae to enter crowded emissions center on Bestgatt Road. TICKET EXHAUSTS MVA OFFICIAL By EFFffi COTTMAN Staff Writer For more than two Randy Morgan kept his cool while dealing with irate who tailed the state vehicle emissions test. Bat now he's fuming. the state Motor Vehicle Administration emissions repre- can't believe a county police officer ticketed him for driv- ing in the exit of the Bestgate Road inspection station. He said the entrance was jammed Dec. 81 by some of the motorists trying to beat the end-of-month deadline for the man- datory inspection. had no other way to get to the he said. the hell to ittott employees praised to relax disgrun- e of the angriest the pollution test more than once. Morgan deter- mines which motorists receive waivers when their exhaust system is repaired but still exceeds accept- ed standards for hydrocarbons or As state liaison to the privately opefatH Morgan also lends sn ear when car owners gripe about the test results or excru- ciating long Itffffi But he hasn't calmed down him- Mayor's 'secret' meeting criticized ByEEVWDRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Alderman Terrie DeOraff called on fellow City Council members yes- terday to boycott future closed meet- ings held by Mayor Dennis Callahan. The mayor has held at least four informal meetings where food bought with taxpayers' money was The cost of the buffets was st most Callahan said. City business was discussed at tine he said. The money for the food came from a budget account under the control of the mayor's office for meetings and Callahan said. No more than per person is spent on food for the he said. Under city a majority of the nine-member eouncQ may not meet in private without announcing that a meeting is going to take place and under which of several exceptions it istobe closed. Callahan said no more than three aldermen and himself less than a quorum hsve been present at each of the meetings. do not talk about council agendas or anything like that This is our way of sharing informa- tion. There's no vote no arm nothing like he said. But Mrs. R-Ward disa- greed. and resolutions that are coming are discussed in those meetings and it is mentioned that hopes to have our The criticism surprised Callahan. surprised because Alderman DeGraff is the one who's always complaining about not being in- else are they going to get this the former mayor chose not to share this infor- mation During the I said there was not an open sharing of information. pledged to hold these meetings A SUN-DAY of the sun sfhouettod Laurie and bar as tnsy axptorad Spa Craak yastsrday aftomoon. Ths fair sklas are axpsctod to 0tvs way to s storm systom tomorrow aftamoon. and snow is Ilkary. Snow or rain Is on tap tor Sunday. For aaa ptgt 7. in my campaign. I pledged it in my inaugural He said he plans to continue hav- ing the meetings. I get a sense that the general public IH pay for it myself. If one or some of the alder- man choose not to show than they choose not to show up. But as long as I'm I have the information to share and I'm willing to share Mrs. DeGraff said the scheduling an Page CoL Too few Low pay drives teachers away Facing a major ha MarrUad ha the next two state and local aducatkei officials to fin the gap frost sach cos as saBMary tamer teachers asd liberal arts graduates. Bat without a sahstaatial iaemse ia salary scales lauuugsaal the state to attract snort batter high school gredmates hato the teaching other efforts to fffl the isapsaateg saartagt are aalfcrty to state School Sopartataadtal David HorBbaek said yesterday. Bersbeek told a of tsw Housing relief divides Cades trathre Law OosaasJttet ha that the teacher praMsss BMW to asa of bat Ikat If ast tt wffl be aaa at qaaltty. casse at a JUDI PKRLMAN Staff Writer Ardata Cade bai one lobbying larissjUjBt that tow others can match. OB the days she testifies before her state Sea. John ft. Serena she makes him a food 1 aavt to lobby Mm good Jwt Hkt etas doss. Bit I gwse I ds aad Community baa tmitnf inftiativas tor Utt poor to GOT. Harry R Hughes. Bar a menbtr of the pawtrM Budget asd Taxa- ttoa has ban erittcal of tat 19H Tbe MaryUsd Housing Policy CsvBMlM protects tkat by tbe Sfiillioe to help bouse low-intone Bb tottiativei Include constructing rental helping famttes rehJbtUtatiag exlsftag foadiaf non-profit bowing tad emting boustasg for the saftertyaadfc at On stats PaHiUsHai it IcMauak Caas has erttseissd tbe datiota sar raaaallttg tads to the w I. __ anasssi to fM geoeral fund. Tat rcnainiag nlllloa stesas fron existing pro- grams Abovt tt cones fron tat Maryriad Hont Flaaaeng Progran revotrtag that rsMlved tmatht state. proMmi wtta pay of teachers sai tks fttJIstrvBtat as.   

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