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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Showers For 7. VOL Cl NO. 40 FEBRUARY 25 GOOD AFTERNOON PONT FORGET The City Council will hold a special hearing at tonight in City 160 Duke of Gloucester to hear public testimony on proposed reforms of the Annapolis Police De- partment AREA Most of. the county's 64 fatal- ities in iW5 occurred in the denefe populated northern re- gion. 25. ACTION LINE The Capital helps a reader get a video club membership refund. Page 25. IYOUTH Legislative pages get a crash course in government. Page 9. AWAYWEGO The Ice Capades is fast- paced family entertainment at its best Page 15. ENTERTAINMENT The Annapolis Chorale will perform the music of Mozart at two concerts in March. Page 14. STATE A couple .whose son was murdered by a foster child have filed a million lawsuit against state and Baltimore County officials. Page 4. President Ferdi- ite his government's mil- treaty With the United States. 2. A submarine may have spot- ted suspect rocket booster. SPORTS Navy plays William and Mary tonight with 1st place on the tine. Page 17. PEOPLE Pattt Davis says the quickest way to get her to do something tell me not to do which has caused some conflict with resident land Mrs. eag Ms. who took her mother's maiden also says in the Feb. 24 issue of People magazine that she wanted to be poor as a child. some point when I was growing I wanted to be poor because I thought poor people were more she said. Ms. married to yoga instructor Paul said it was a catharsis to write the antoMographfeaT novel that talks abott cttflfcta between the fictional daafhter of a Cali- ionta governor and her par- eats. realized running away from circumstances as I did for so long is not the she said. WtthtBfioa want be m Ms. thtak be throwing tele she LOTTfttY Numbers drawn INXX IIUIUIUIIUIIHIIHUinilHIIIIHIIIIIII Bay legislation is complex Look for life before building By EFFffi COTTMAN Staff Writer So you've got your your mortgage and your vision of the perfect home on the Severn River. Now it's time to start looking for the isotria medeoloides and the peregrinus anatum. Those are two of the state's endangered plants and animals and one of the tasks facing developers under the county's critical areas program is to protect them. Until final land-use regulations are completed and approved 'by the builders must report on rare large trees and other sensitive environmen- tal features of waterfront land they want to develop. Questions about the isotria medeoloides or small whorled pogonia and the falco peregrinus 'anatum or peregrine falcon are sending developers to environmental consultants before seek- ing building permits. asking for a lot of detailed most of which is appropriate to determine what the impacts will said Nancy G. Kelly of who runs the consulting firm Coastal Resources Inc. know some people feel it's she said. County and city planners use the information to determine the impact of development on water quality and wildlife habitats. It helps them decide if construction plans should be altered to protect sensitive features. In most the report must Include the following The location and species of large trees. The area slated for disturbance during con- strnction. The location of 100-year floodplaina. Tidal and non-tidal wetlands and aquatic plants. Permanent and intermittent bodies of water. Critical areas faces challenge from W bills ByEFFIECOTTMAN Staff Writer Nobody said it would be easy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. So it's not surprising that the cornerstone of the state bay protection effort is as complex as the biology of the nation's largest estuary. The critical areas dMjjJM to prevent water pollution and preserve wiMJffle al- ready has changed farming and forest- ry practices within feet of the bay and its tidal tributaries. But it is not yet known how the final regulations will affect property growth or the environ- ment. made the criteria flexible so the local authorities could do whatever necessary to see the work was properly said Judge Solomon chairman of the the state Critical Areas Commission. final decision as to what is going to be done wiU be made by the local If the criteria are endorsed by the General counties have two years to write new land- use policies for county shoreline. The county will impose different standards for intensely developed limited development sites and rural resource conservation areas. Within a the county Office of Planning and Zoning will produce maps showing which parts of the county lie in which based on the current housing density and land use. In tiie developers are following interim requirements and the law remains a hot topic in the General Assembly. Legislative approval seems inevitable. The enacting legislation 9 and can't be Hut SO feffis fcaro been introduced to change Most try to dilute the program. They include types and how they absorb stormwater. j and othershoreline feature. Natural boundaries and critical areas bounda- ries. on Page Col. MILTON of JfcGarAy and Nancy Q. of Coactaf RMOUTCM vtew ptenc for waterfront development to be by critical state to pay f burse counties for running the program. At teast oM biU strenftheoi law. Sen. GetaM W. D-AnuapoBsY hai sponsored a mesJare that would halt state grants to counties that Cities get new respect in State House By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Mayor George M. Wyckoff the second-term head of city govern- ment in has never been iaviteti to the governor's mansion. He felt bad abort it for a he said. oae day I told Don Schaefer about Wyckoff said. he said he's never been invited Respect is something Maryland's mayors and the cities they adminis- Sewage pumps on way By EFFffi COTTM AN Staff Writer Boatert may find it easier to obey water pollution laws this year when three new marine pump-oat stations are installed in Anne Arundel Coun- ty. City and county already have received tentative approval for to pucbaae and Install sta- tion where boaters can pump the sewage fron their money hat been provided fncrt the U.S. EnvtronsjMsftal Pro- tection Agency under its Chesapeake Bay gnats program. lack hvisdtettoa wffl receive One grant will pay for the stattOB city limiu. white the other the coct of two stations BJstwhsn in the county The franti are part of a pflst profran to determine if more wffl ose pump-out if they are in it a demonstration pro- MM Ton a county ptaatMr wteo coordtnatlAf efforts to select for the ststkwi In both Uw northern and parts otthecomty. rtatty don't know bow mc- fatal to be. We're bope- M Maple wffl ter haven't often gotten in the state The Capital But the times may be chang- ing. Officials who represent municipal governments and taxpayers are opti- mistic about this year's session of the General Assembly. The days when cities were the State House's pipsqueaks are end- ing. City clout is on the rise and a new era of cooperation among local governments and the state is arriv- they said. Competition between municipali- ties and counties for state funds and legislative attention is offi- cials said. For a long the powerful counties were the undisputed cham- pions. years cities and towns literally had to pull teeth to get a bill out of the said Jon C. executive director of the Maryland Municipal which lobbies on behalf of 142 of the state's 155 municipal governments. underdog status is not au- tomatically assigned to municipal causes. A recent classic battle involved a dispute over automobile registration fee revenues disbursed to local gov- ernments by the state. Cities said they were being short- changed under the state's disburse- ment formula. They asked for a bigger share and the counties fought back. When it was the cities had won and the formula was changed. Since the league has support- ed 12 bins before the assembly and 11 have become law. Last four out of five league bills passed. Success has encouraged long-time urban delegates. I first came I was under the impression tint flic state would have preferred to see city governments just fade said Del Donald F. Hagers- town's voice in the The Capital for. the past 12 years. I think cities are here to stay. OB Page CoL bay. SHOW BUNNIES snowfall prwktod a arid Dodton of Arni son of BJH but fun. NAME GAME Lincoln head Americans list By THE AS80OATEB PEEK WASHINGTON WhM it tomes to naming Americans always hare kept Wasfebgtoa ffn4 Lincoln in infant In government records show that more than schools and other places bear the UOMS of the two preridtaU being honored OB this Precideat's Day. there are no leas than LJtf geo- graphical features named with 1.X1 places called Lincoln. of has an entire state nasMd after at weD ai the nation's whOe Lincoln 'i most prominent namesake is probably the The Capital city of Nebraska. A massive compendium of place names main- tained by the U.S. Geoktckal Surrey reveals that Land of hai the moat prteatUl for today's cetoerattou of the birthdays ef George Washington aad Abraham SOBC 121 spots In nUnoif are named nttaott also has M to give it 222 spots naned for tbote two pretidents. Ctote betted with 2M toeh it which boasta IN Ltocolw and 101 Waahiaftons. not aD prestdeati eotld be surveyed ta a brtef check of the USGS' Geographk bssnMttM Lincoln aod WashtagtM were as expected most COB BOB- placed a distaat third wtth Tie led by to OatfttDnaa 44 hi two thai MPiiMKll freatir I
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