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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Class.fted 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 N VOI pita I Tomorrow's sunny for paga 11. FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The Australian Year of Living will be presented free at tonight in Key Auditorium at St John's College AREA The county wants to go one step better than six bills aimed at reducing incidents of child which received Senate panel approval yesterday Page 35. CITYSCAPE Political Action Committees show how much clout they've got. Page 35. CHEFS CHOICE Valentine's Day means ro- mantic table settings and spar- kling beverages. Page 13. IN WASHINGTON Dance Theatre of Harlem is not up to its usual exciting standard of performance. Page 33. ENTERTAINMENT The Naval Academy Glee Gub's production of Mu- sic bits all the right notes. Page 31. YOU SAID IT A mandatory seat belt law is weighed. Ptge 36. STATE lawyers and insur- ance firms are battling over liability insurance rates. NATION President Reagan won't take sides in the Philippines elec- tion dispute. Page 2. WORTS Jeff Malone scored 43 points as the Bullets topped Portland Page 23. PEOPLE Jaseu starring in Los Angeles 1n a new produc- tion of Iceman says he's appalled by simplis- tic Holly- wood fare like Sylves- ter Stal- 1 o n e s series and Chuck Nor- ris films. want to retire from the human race with that kind of thing going Robards said over breakfast recently. plays Hickey in a role that launched his theatrical career 30 years ago. have a dramatic heri- tage one of the greatest playwrights in the English lan- he said. movies and Morris' action films exploitation and vi- okoce and things we thought we outgrew and we find we It's tragic to play upon tlaln the human Rebardi said he's been con. ttteriaf movie but the Hid of thing an the time vlfllauri and venge- I reaBjr get desper- IH probuUr do something that's worst than any of be added with a smite. LOTTERY Numbers draws yesterday Tbm41gtt M4 Flak 4-INT. Photo by Keith Hinray A CAR abandoned after it spun out sits on the shoulder of eastbound Route 50 west of Annapolis. 3 killed in accidents Icy roads contribute to Gambrills wreck By DAN CASEY Staff Writer In one of the deadliest days on county roads in recent two Millersville men died in Gambrills last night when a car struck a tree head-on. Another man was killed in an unrelated accident when a tractor-trailer struck him as he crossed northbound Route 3 near Dorsey shortly before county and state police said. An icy speed and alcohol were factors in the fatal Gambrills but the Route 3 accident was not weather- police said. A total of 17 other many caused by icy sent area residents to hospital emergency rooms a fire depart- ment spokesman said. Although the county was spared the brunt of a snowstorm that left only about 2 inches on the Annapolis schools opened two hours late this morning after freezing tem- peratures glazed over unplowed side streets overnight. The double fatal occurred at p.m. on Gambrills Road north of Antrim county police said. A 1980 Dodge Omni traveling north on Gambrills Road veered off the right shoul- der and struck a large police said. The driver of the Terry Lynn of 1294 Ashburton was pronounced dead at p.m. at Ihe Shock-TrauMa Center at University Hospital hi a hospital spokeswoman said. The passenger in the Derrick Alan of 1208 Dicus was pro- nounced dead on the scene by paramedics and taken to North Arundel police said. Police said the accident occurred shortly after officers were dispatched to Groff s home to investigate a reported argument. The argument was settled without inci- bat because both men had been Groff s brother began to drive the men to Clark's said Officer V. Richard police spokesmen. Somewhere along the Derrick Groff and Clark forced Groff s brother out of the OB Page Vets' loan squeeze Changes coming on VA lending By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer New limits and proposed changes in the Veterans Administration home loan program will make it tougher aad more expensive for area veterans to get a VA loan. The some of which could become effec- tive as soon as March are expected to hit hard in Anne Arundel an area with a large military community. The regulations scheduled to take effect next month Cap the maximum loan amount at the VA does not limit the size of loans it will but most lenders maintain a limit for VA- guaranteed loans with no down with larger amounts available if a down payment is Restrict the Joans to one-time use. Veterans now can apply lor a VA loan as bfter as they provided the previous loans are paid off and the property is End use of VA loans for refinancing. unfortunate. It's too bad other people aren't going to be able to use said James a veteran from Davidsonville. a program refinanced his 14 percent mortgage last summer with a 10 percent VA loan. Had he waited a few more like a lot of would have been out of luck. A VA loan also helped put Allen in his first home in 1973. was just a starter home. We were just looking for something to call our he said. know quite a few people who've used VA he added. At Merrill Lynch Mortgage veteran lender Janice Wood estimated that so percenttf the loans she handled in 10 years in the business were VA loans. on Page Col. Ruling hurts plan to bury wiring By KEVIN DRAWBAUGB Staff Witter Hopes of over- head utility wires in Annapolis' His- toric District may have been buried by a recent Maryland Public Service Commission ruling. The commission decided last week to shift a huge portion of the multi- million-dollar cost of undergrounding off the back of the Baltimore Gas Electric Co. and onto the backs of city taxpayers. this decision in my undergrounding is said Mayor Dennis Callahan. Officials have been trying for 12 years to find a workable financing plan for burying overhead lines in historic which estimates show could cost up to J26 million and take six years. But no financing plan has been found that is acceptable to all inter- ested which include city and state and the Maryland Public Service Commis- sion. Toe latest proposed Ust divided the million finbphase among the the city and Bat the commission ruled that BGfcE is not obligated to pay any- thing toward die project City tax- payers and the state should pay for it commissioners said. we're back to 'go' on this project because we don't think that Annapolis taxpayers should have to pay for all said state Sen. Gerald W. D-Annapo- who supports the three-party cosUhariagplan. Winegrad and members of the Annapolis Hotoe delegation filed bills last week that would strike down the commission's latest ruling and require adoption of the three- party plan by law. The debate over undergrounding began in when the General Assembly decided that utility wires in the Annapolis Historic District must be buried someday to help prevent fires and beautify the area. In a state grant to pay for undergrounding on five streets was approved. But city cost estimates were flawed and the project stalled. In the grant expired and the money returned to state coffers with no work started. Last Gov. Harry Hughes included for undergrounding in his 1986 budget. The money was intended to launch the first phase of a six-year program estimated to cost on Page CoL Police need new copters By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Maryland needs and helicop- ters and should spend about million to replace its according to the director of the state emergency medical services. R. Adams who founded the roedevac service in said yesterday that Maryland needs better equipment to step into a of helicopter rescue service. costs it's got to be done and it's got to be done Cowley said during a press conference at the Annapolis state police barrack. Cowley made his announcement while mem- bers of the state police aviation division gathered to respond to questions raised after a helicopter crash killed two troopers last month In a prepared the pilots and trauma technicians who crowded into the barrack base- ment with members of their called for better more training and more man- gft William i pilot selected ai the group's said they compelled to reassure the ciUtens of tbi state of Maryland of integrity ind safety of our medevac belieopter Cowley Mid btlicopten with eated mort to work on patients atrf more power speed tod liftoffs would eeet about U.2 to tl.J mUliou aptoce cot ton deaths by approximauiif II to our system simply through hetteauv atid director el the fkoeavTraaM Caviar tt University HotpHaJ ia tttak risk tbatr to tave ttvaa ami they shouht have the la sMdevaea flew HI from AUUW Arumtet Osuutr to the RUNNING AGAIN McGovern stumps for St. John's post By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer After meeting all day with faculty and administrators at St John's George McGov- era felt tired. feel like I've been put through the but it has been a food the 1972 Democratic presiden- tial candidate said As have other fintlitu who aspire to succeed departing President Edwin J the former South Dakota senator spent a long day on campus meeting with faculty and of the liberal arts college McGovern'i day on campus began at a.m yesterday with an appearance before the school's Graduate Institutt Committee. Several meetings and almost 11 hours tht liberal Democrat fielded questions at a attended by about M seote uf whom were MeOoven campaign buttons for tht otmlem. While McGovera sipped Utiitti fathered arwmd and asked tor his thoughts about rtatuf Udttet aad how mueh time he wtuM spetd raMtf funds f or the eoDege OM womau wanted to whether he taeufnt Us preietci et eampus woutt attract loo much ettetjttocj from the It is doubtful tbit reporters would trove a djstractiot tf he became pnsHaat at tht ABupetti MtOovera said. bivtt't bethortd mo toe mueh stew I left the he explained. KeOeven MM that throughout the day be was asked at hat pfveateeutt as a suukesmaei fur Ameri- t