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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland VOL. Cl NO. 55 GOOD PONT FORGET The Naval Academy Band Jazz Ensemble can celed in February because of has been rescheduled at p.m. tomorrow in Mitscher Hall at the Naval Academy. The concert is free AREA The City Council may resist any effort to oust Housing Au- thority members Page 29. ARUNDEL DIGEST COURT DOCKET A man who shot a dog with an arrow is sentenced to jail Page 16. JUST POLITICS The Democratic Central Committee names a replace- ment member. Page 6. COUNTY COUNCIL County Council vacancies may be filled by a special election. Page 14. LIVING Is there anything as irritat- ing as a run-of-the-mill fender- Page 11. ENTERTAINMENT A photography exhibit opens at Maryland Hall. Page 30. DINING OUT Damon's appears to have its act together. Page 31. STATE The Old Court payback plan is approved while the Levitts' jail term is upheld. Page 4. NATION Congress dealt President Reagan defeats on.Nicaraguan guerrillas. Page 2. A study suggests Vietnam era veterans are more likely commit suicide than those who didn't serve. Page 3. SPORTS Former North Carolina tail- back Kelvin Bryant sues to break his Baltimore Stars con- tract and negotiate with the Redskins. Page 19 PEOPLE DOB. Johnson has filed a million lawsuit against a real estate broker who allegedly disclosed that the televi- 1 sion star was plan- ning to build a home Miami's Star Island. The suit charges that a broker with Whnbish Realty broke an oral agreement not to publicly reveal any in formation about Johnson's the pnce or any spe- cific terms Johnson hired Llorens last August to find property where he could build a single-family home. The deal was completed Feb. 10 and shortly afterward The Mifmi Herald published a article on it For a look at other people in the news today. ptgt 3 LOTTERY Numbers drswn yesterday Three-digit Pick 4 INDEX 5 SI pages Calendar Cfcwtfied Ads cohmns Crossword Editorials 37-H 55 52 FortheBtcwtf OWdurta PvfetBett Spoils 212S f M Brisk For see page 9. MARCH 25 Cents DUAL Outrage brews over protection of violent witness By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer A federally protected with ties to a violent California knifed two county residents within a year after avoiding angering county prosecutors and his victims. Daniel Revelez Resales stayed out of prison for the first slashing after a U.S. marshal intervened in his case. Seven months Resales knifed a second county youth. donXcare information he orovid around slitting throats with impuni-' said Assistant State's Attorney Patrick J. who prosecuted the first slashing. In Resales was convicted of assault with intent to murder for drawing a hunting knife across the neck of 19-year-old David Irwin. The Glen Burnie resident was seriously injured and now has a 6-inch scar reaching from ear to ear. Eyewitnesses said lashed out without provocation when he was drunk at a party above a Ritchie Highway diner. He faced up to 30 years in prison for the crime. U.S. WITNESS PROGRAM FIGHTS CRIME By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Daniel Revelez Resales is one of about federal witnesses to be- protected by the U S government in exchange for their testimony. The Witness Security Program be- gan in 1970 when Congress passed the Organized Crime Control Act. This year the program will be fi- nanced with million in taxpay- declining to speak about specific cases. of convictions have been The witnesses are given new ident- ities and moved to another locale chosen by the marshals which supervises the program. Pro- tecting witnesses with new identities and addresses is considered essen- tial to prevent retribution. For Resales was known jrrano in his home state of San DANIEL ROSALES witness avoided jail. valuablelobl against orgmfzeiF said William U.S. Marshals Service spokesman. nothing that can replace a person who has been involved in the he name and was moved to T5len BuT according to sources. Participants are told to relinquish all friendships and extended family on Page Col. really and I had no way of finding because protected wit- ness records are Bell said. The judge agrees that Alexander and a letter from a U.S. attorney presented a persuasive argument against imprisonment. Judge Lerner also does not recall anyone mention- ing that Resales had a violent past. I known that he had his sentence would have been more Judge Ler-. ner wanted me to give him no time at At the Jan. the But U.S. Marshal Michael Alexan- der urged Circuit Court Judge Eu- gene M. Lerner against imprisonment because Rosales once testified as a crucial federal witness. Without Alexander said Rosales could be murdered in pris- the prosecutor and judge said. Yet who has since learned more about Resales' said Alexander's portrayal of the defendant was The marshal failed to mention that Rosales has a long violent record under another Bell said. In Resales' old identity links him to such crimes as possession of a sawed-off shotgun and accessory to an attempted mur- according to FBI records didn't even know who give you a break in this Judge Lerner ordered Rosales to pay the victim's medical bills and serve 90 days at the county Detention Center. The judge allowed Rosales to be released during the day to work at a Glen Burnie hard- ware store. Lerner also placed Rosales on five years probation and repeatedly warned him not to carry knives. Although Rosales assured Judge on Page Col. Photo by J Henson a workout during ballet practice at city recreation department is Amanda the 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sampson. Ballet is one of a handful of programs the city offers for youngsters. Worker drug tests debated Bill would restrict use of chemical test on employees By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer Employers say they have the right to ensure safety by testing employees for drugs But some people say that such tests violate constitutional rights and do not produce meaningful resulu. These contrasting views constitute a back- drop for proposed state legislation which would make employers follow narrower guide- lines la screening for drugs and using lie detector tests The bill restrict employers to drug capable of determining whether a pereon is impaired or as opposed to tests that only indicate whether a person has used drugs The restriction would current and prospective employees. The bill would about wipe out because current screening mounds are incap- able of determining impairmer according to Dr. Arthur McBay. chief toxic ogist in North Carolina's office of the medic. vaminer one of the nw ommon drug would definitely be hi ted because no way in the uorld going to decide impairment from urn Dr. McBay said. Drug screening has becorr- a hot both locally and Midshipman 1st U of Severna learned last week that he faces expulsion from the Naval Academy because a unne test allegedly revealed traces of co- caine And federal including about who live in Anne Arundel could be subjected to drug tests if the recommenda- tion of a presidential commission is carried out The panel on Monday issued a report recommending such testing to combat drug trafficking Some members of the com mis OB Page 10. Col. Drug test report irks Ptgt 2 Mid says he won't resign Drug dismissal in Larson's hands By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer After a last-ditch effort to plead his case this a Severna Park midshipman will let the Naval Academy superintendent decide his fate not going to said Midshipman 1st Class Jeff who is facing expulsion after a random urine test revealed traces of cocaine Bellistri said the Navy had offered him the opportunity to resign i by 8 a.m today with no further obligation to the service. Since he academy superintend- ent Rear Adm. Charles R. Larson will decide if he should be expelled. Bellistn arrived at I the campus adminis- tration building at about Bam. and re-1 quested an appoint- ment with he said just wanted to explain everything that's been going Bellistri said an hour later as he left building with relatives and his attorney But an academy attorney denied his request for a he said. An academy Lt Cmdr Stephen H said Larson began reviewing the case at 8 a m and is expected to make a ruling within a few days Larson has the final say in a case that began Nov 12 at 5 45 a m when Belhstn's company was awakened to provide urine which is part of the Navy's random drug-testing program Two weeks Bellistn was notified thst his specimen contmned traces of cocaine He was charged with violating the academy's conduct code a starting midfielder on the acade- my lacrosse denies using drugs He said he believed his specimen was M Page II. Col. Citizen panel blasts school spending By CHRISTINE NFL'BERGEI Staff Writer A county citicens board collided with acboot officials yesterday over how UK school system manages its assets and spends money The County Planning Advisory Board stowed reluctance to support a larger aebool construction citing dtaBteasore with bow litUe control government has over Board rf RducatiM tfce ptaMtaf tiut ft be w-Htjl to i increased school funding if the school board yields some of independence awl agrees to work more closely with those who thr bills The exchange came as an entourage of scnool representatives presented a proposed US-million aebool CMutroction aad renovation hnnfU to the planing panel the board tentatively agreed to recommend the county tilt aebool eafMal bodget n qi from million to roughly Sll miihon. the paoel plans to recon oder its decision at a future to agreeing ae an official recom meodatiM A five-member commission ap- pointed by the county the planning board annually gives the executive and County Council binding advice on the The Capital budget Tto sesftiM began school officiate paioting a dismal picture of the Ronald L assistant su perintendent for school support ser vim. explained how growth and the children of 'tbaoy are driving up the demand for more and how inflation is boosting construction costs Mean- while. state support is he said warned the planning board that overcrowding problems will go from bad to worse unless UK county government ftaetf more to renovating and building schools So Beckett county's commitment hat not been tremen- dous In planning board mem- bers defended county government argutag that H may be more eager to bite the bullet if the school system treated officiate at UK Anmdel Cen- ter more like aad lets like adversaries. tbe oocc M Page Get
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