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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Today's Senloritis is settling in. Sff PAOf 8 nside ids to sound E' bell again. 19 V. Tomorrow's Cloudy For saa paga 13. VOL. Cl NO. 46 FEBRUARY 25 Cents v GOOD PONTfOflQET A more effective neighbor- hood watch program and Quiet Waters Farm will be discussed at a special meeting of the Murray Hill Residents Asso- ciation at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the second floor media center at Bates Junior High School. AREA The county Charter Review Board is likely to recommend loosening the open meetings law. Pige 15. ACTION LINE The Ctpittl's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with a missing payment book. Page 15. THEATER The cast of the Anne Arundel Community College' production of la re- POUCE Two Baltimore men charged in the stabbing of the county school superintendent's wife art ftttef OB STATE Garter w _ over srtw of its fcftr food. Pafr President Reagan calls on Philippine President Ferdi- nand Marcos to step down. It will probably be at least a year before NASA tries to launch aaother space shuttle. PtgeS. SPORTS Navy beats Army in over- PEOPLE Britain's Prince Charles wrapped up his visit to the United States with a polo victo- ry and a bit of relaxation in Palm Springs. CaM. Charlts-------- came to Cal- ifornia from a whirlwind tour of Tex- as and spent the weekend at Sunny- the Bt-acre es- tate of form- ar U J. ambassador to Britain Be left Cafifonaa early yes- tsjrday after basting ia el. rlmrilaas to rein to Loadon. A Brisk pate team of defeated a UA teasa Mat a need the exercise very and say ttver aaaes at more asasr ar days at seat LOTTERY drawn US. Pkk4- IMDCX Calendar ClaaeMleriAds WBBBwoTm ttatoflaU amJerlslaaisat Yeatt .ls.Il II .11 11 .M Liver lament Pill company settles lawsuit By JOANNA RAMET Staff Writer A Severna Park woman hat agreed to settle a multi-million dol- lar lawsuit in which she alleged that a birth control pill caused her liver to balloon to 24 times its original size. Constance Bailey reached the out- of-court settlement Saturday with the contraceptive's 6.D. Searie Ic Co. The action ended a five-week trial that would have concluded today with the jury's liberations. Mrs. said the agree- ment bars her from disclosing the amount of money she will but that the settlement was consider it fair. It wasn't what we expected. But it wasn't worth chancing it with a jury because you never now what a jury will Mrs. Bailey said. Mrs. Bailey and her Jer- filed the lawsuit almost five years ago. The case was heard in Howard County because Mrs. Bailey secretary for Judge Martin A. Wolff. we dnwa allaged that tW con- tractptfvts she took daily from WM to 1972 caused toxic reaction 4n her which has frown to almost 10 pounds. Her condition hat caused miHions at benign cystr to multiply in the organ thai normally weighs a fewpowtds. Searle's attorneys have argued that Mrs. Bailey'i condition is con- genital They said that millions of women have taken Enovid and Oval- the pills that Mrs. Bailey says are without side effects. Both brands are stfll on the market. Annapolis attorney Joel who represented Mrs. said that negotiations for a settlement began about two weeks ago. If the case had not been Kats said that he was prepared to ask the jury in closing arguments today to award Mrs. Bailey million in damages. very happy with the settle- ment and I think that speaks for Katx said. taken five weeks of trial and testimony to get where we've A large part of Mrs. Bailey's case iavohrad aOagatfoas that Searie fal- lifted tost neotts to rush its birth control pills osi the market Searie was the first to get federal approval to market its pffls. In three days of a former U.S. Food aad Drag Adsahv iatratioB official charged that flearie gave the agency mJttfailing mfor- as Page CeL KIN TAVENER of Cape St Claire sands 4-yeer-oJd Elizabeth Soflel soaring down snow- ooated htn at Broadnaok High School whlla Sally Ann Maya looks on and her turn. Elizabeth Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Soffel of Arnold. Sally Is the 8-year- old daughter of Ms. Susan Maya of St. Claire. MORE SNOW Slushy rush hour expected By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Weather forecasters and road crews this morning braced for a snowfall of up to 4 inches that was expected to begin in time for the evening rush hour. Forecasters expected an initial snowfall of 1 to 2 inches this evening with the possibility that up to 2 additional inches could accumulate overnight. They pegged the probability of snow at ft percent. At least some of the white stuff was expected to be falling by the time commuters begin their trek home from said a spokesman for National Weather Service forecasters at Balti- more-Waahiflgton International Airport probably will be snowing by that time. But whether there will be 1 to 2 inches on toe groaad by that time will be anybody's seat the who declined to give his Predictions for snow this evening follow a Saturday snowstorm that dumped nearly 3 to 4 inches on the area. At meteorologists measured 2.8 inches between p.m. and the spokesman said. In some up to 4 inches fell. The snow quickly turned to slush on area roads because temperatures hovered just above the freezing the spokesman said. Although forecasters expected some kind of precipitation they were surprised at the amount of snow that he said. looked to us like it would probably change to sleet sometime in the he said. was more fluffy stuff than we State police in Annapolis handled 10 acci- dents and the snowfall played a role in a majority of a spokesman said County polke handled at least 15 snow- related said Officer V. Richard police spokesman. House chief resigns Mayor sought Nick's departure By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Bertina Nick resigned her position today as chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners of the embattled Annapolis Housing Authority. Mrs. was asked to step down two weeks ago by Mayor Dennis Callahan. She refused to comply until when she and the mayor met and agreed that she would leave her post effective Callahan said. Mrs. Nick could not be reached for com- ment. I In a prepared state-1 Callahan stool announced that In nominate the ReV.l Charles A. Simma to I take Mrs. Nick's on the board. I The Rev. SimmaJ associate pastor of As-l bury United Methodist Ctwca Bay Wdie J warded- CaUahan's the board he wwdd not automatically become chairman. The board must choose its own the mayor said. Callahan has asked for the resignations of five members of the board. The Bev. Wmstow D. another board said Mrs. Nick's decision has not affected his position. know the mayor and Carl Snowden want me to resign. But I haven't changed my he said. William E. Amos and Everett 0. other board refused to comment Bruce B. the fifth board could not be reached this morning. Callahan said that if other resignations are he has two other potential nomina- tions in mind. He said he would recommend Marita Carroll and Carolyn Butter be named new board members. Mrs. Carroll worked on Callahan'i paign. Mrs. Butter worked on the election campaign of Alderman Cart 0. Wards. The housing authority has been embrofled in controversy for the past 10 days. Callahan publicly asked for the resignations after Mrs. Nick refused to brief him on a recent board aioatag. He then said whole boustag has become iaseawtttve to concern aad that little has been butt at thebwatag authority. All five cosBsaiseaMscs were appointed by previous mayors. CaUahaa is attesaftiag to assert stronger Ctty Hail over the maverick houataf authority by appointing his own antes to a aaatortty of board Md. urged to boost drunk-drive laws 21 bills drafted for the crackdown The following driving bffls are asMBg those under cotueaeritioo by the Sea- ale Judicial Proceedings Sponsored by Sen S. Freak Shore. D. Montgomery SB 104 lowers from 1J to 10 the of alcohol u a blood for tfcat UM sewn was driving while II IMay of a pema granted probation tfmeat the court to the MVA ao PW SB 1M parwai convicted of DW1 hstwesa flat aatf tun sad provides that hatf war to the tohsaatd act to reckleas or nafUteat drtrlng offeasee. SB 1M tbe State Highway Administratioa to erect at state CD- traces warning Individuals agaiaat druakee SB 109 that if there a .10 or more percentage of alcohol in a perm's blood they may oot operate a vehicle. SB 110 for M a Ucenae of anyone convicted of an alcohol-related offense for the fint one year for CDbaeqveat within a five-year period SB ill probJMta opea aleeboUc beret- to motor vehicle The peoahr a flae of up to 1500 SB 112 prohibits from coo- fuming itcobotoc in a reticle afld i fine 0f to 150ft include pasaengtn in a Usicab or the Bring of a nMMer hone Spuamed by Beward A R the at aa Assembly has 'tools we need9 By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Life could get evea bumpier for draakea driven Maryland if the Qaaeral Assaathty passes a of tough afeaaam aow It A total of 21 have been introduced to the Seaate JaftdaJ Con iavortaat of whkh htdaie SB m el 9 To make a U percent btood-skohd content coocnmrve proof a peraon was sssaav To allow a defendant's to take a chemical teat admitted m ewt and. To Lsamnite the of a driver whe refusal to take a ehajajaal tost Jeaa Haahl si heed of the stato i driving la AD the aisaHifi have te do pass the WDs. they havaa't done mnch to the past two It's abort time the kfislatnre tightens up the laws ea draakse she said bad two years of not doaag mneh aad aadag the said erf the 741 tataHttas hi IW wert attributed to aeeardiaf to MADD. The year. M frtaaaaae wart aleshal related Tasthvony on the 21 heard oa Pah. It. They art cmrreaOy htcag atadmd hy a Mtheemmittee headed hy Sea. f Varaaa .Bahimore Caaatjr. aad eaahJ he ImmV WVJBK committee te te head a piftCKJifst OT Maw MflMMfTWaT OaraM W. ft asmapftHi. a af the Jadklal saataia Ate It r   

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