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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Class.fi. News Bus MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 'IE Tomorrow's Fair For sea page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 73 MARCH 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET Adm. James D. chief of naval will present View frdm the at 7 tonight in Halsey Field House at the Naval Academy. The lecture is free and the public is invited. AREA PLANS TO open a restau- rant in a senior citizens high- rise are opposed. Page 29. SEVERNA PARK THE LATE GORDON RI- LEY was a pioneer in protect- ing the Magothy. Page 37. KENT ISLAND A TRAFFIC WRECK victim dies. Page 7 DR. GOTT HEEL SPURS can be treat- ed. Page 16. YEARS AGO SEN. JOHN CADE kills an effort by former Sen. Jerome Council to legalize slot ma- chines a decade ago. Page 14. VIGNETTES The Navy once tested big guns nearby. Page 13. LIVING FULL MOONS affect health problems Page 11 ENTERTAINMENT BILL COSBY leads TV rat- ings again. Page 30. DfWHGOUT TICKLES has the look and feel of Florida. Page 31 STATE TEACHERS HIRED after July 1987 will have to pass a battery of basic skills tests Page 4. NAVAL EXERCISES in the Gulf of Sidra will end later today. Page 2. The country's foreign trade aided by falling petro- leum dropped 24 per- cent below the record deficit set in January. Page 3. SPORTS NAVY LACROSSE beats Pennsylvania. Page 19 PEOPLE KENNY ROGERS brought a crowd to its feet in his first concert since surgery to remove a small on his vocal cords ''They sent me to a friendly town to try he told the au- dience of 800 gathered at the University of Tennessee- Chattanocga arena Tuesday night who underwent surgery Feb. performed an houripf set of more than 15 including Take Love to Believes in and For t look at other people in the fee t LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday lit Pick 4-MM. INDEX S M pages Calendar Classified Adi CWMword Materials Eaterttinmeirt II t .51 M SMI 1441 7 7 ......11 Slate House photo GOV. HARRY HUGHES fields questions from Germantown Elementary School students during recent session at his State House office. With Hughes is principal Geraldine and teacher Shlela Grlgsby. FIRING LINE Hughes faces fifth-graders' queries By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer do you go I've never seen you at the one Germantown Elementary School fifth-grader said to Gov. Harry Hughes. gaett we just haven't been there at the same the governor responded. The question was just one of many points covered Tuesday in a half-nour interview session with chief executive. For many of his week- ly news conferences pale in com- parison to the fifth-graders' provocative questions had heard you don't like another youngster said to Hughes. reporter has a job to the governor told the 21 students seated on the rug in his State House office reception area. He added that sometimes he and other public officials don't like what reporters but that doesn't minimize the import- ance of the press. Then the governor turned the question into a mini-government One student asked if merchants offered him things free. Said No one's ever said explaining to the children that the first thing dictators do is take over the press The question about the press was followed up you ever had to tell lies to press people to get them out of of your I've never done Hughes said. Lies only get you in he added. Students asked Hughes what he will do if he loses his bid for the U.S Senate. might practice law. I'm not exactly sure what I'd he said The governor endorsed the United States' action in the Gulf of Sidra when one student asked about the Libyan confrontation. U.S. Navy had a right to be where they were in interna- tional Hughes said. Nary fits a right and a duty to defend Students had located Libya on the map and talked about the conflict there before posing the question -to explained fifth-grade teacher Sheila Grigs- by. Responding to a question on what one aspect of Maryland he would change if he the governor said he would the savings and loan situation Another youngster asked Hughes if people in stores offer him things free. No one's ever said Tuesday's visit was a follow-up to the governor's December trip to Germantown when he read to fifth-graders as part of the school system's Read-AloMi program Then with a hana-written Hughes returned the invitation Tax pardon approved Fight brews over funds By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Although the House and the Senate yesterday passed bills to allow tax cheaters a 60-day amnesty to pay state the two chambers disagree on whether local govern- ments should share m the expected windfall. The House version of the tax amnesty bill earmarks 60 percent of the money collected for local governments to help offset federal cuts. The Senate bill requires all money collected to stay in the state's coffers The House bill also provides the amnesty period for admissions and amusement and earmarks million for buying new medevac helicopters Both bills provide amnesty for income withholding sales and use taxes The amnesty would run from Nov through Jan. House Speaker Benjamin L Car- D-Baltimore said the dis- tribution to local governments could be a bargaining point when House and Senate conferees are appointed to resolve differences in the two bills always willing to negotiate as long as the Senate starts from the same Cardm said yester- day. According to figures from the state Income Tax there is currently million due on active tax accounts That figure does not include poten- tial revenues from unreported or under-reported taxes. The House voted 86-45 to approve its while the Senate voted 43-4. Del. Robert R-Davidson- had tried to amend the House bill Tuesday to eliminate sharing the money with local governments. His amendment failed on a 54-75 vote with the subdivisions at this stage of the game is irresponsi- Neall said after yesterday's final vote. don't know how much you're going to take Neall said his concern is based in part on the state's liability for the savings and loan crisis could be back here in May or June asking the taxpayer for more money to solve the savings and loan he said during the debate on the House floor. am deeply concerned the more on Page Col. Bill eases liability for blood By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer The disease AIDS and the crisis in liability insurance have combined to threaten Mary- land's blood say the American Red Cross and a state legislator Del Ellen R-Balti- more who has intro- duced a bill to address the said the measure very important to the Red Cross and other blood The bill would limit the circumstances under which blood suppliers could be sued for the transmission of diseases by transfusion. main concern is Ms. Sauerbrey said. The bill has passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. think it's an important said Del. John Leopold.R- a member of the House Judiciary Committee. it was to assist the Red Cross because the AIDS problem is Leopold said. was a bffl needed to protect an agency that was good TM problem with existing Maryland law is that blood is considered to be a rath- er than a Ms. Sauerbrey said. As a suppliers are sub- ject to the legal standard. wMcfr means they can be held responsible tot defective blood even if are not she The bill would protect people and organizations involved in processing and Iran- fusing blood from lawsuits un- less negligence is involved. on Page 10. Col. House panel backs cap on 'pain-suffering' awards. Page City plans waterfront building curb By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Let's face say Annapolis plan- ners There aren't that many natural features left to preserve along the city waterfront. city officials expect to take a big step in environmental protection and heat a few tempers when they announce new building restric- tions along some waterways. On April Mayor Dennis Callahan u expected to unveil land-use maps required under the state critical areas a program designed to curb pollution in the Chesapeake Bay The maps will place each parcel of land into one of three development including a zone that limits new construction to one home per 20 acres About 40 percent of the city lies within what Maryland calls 'critical a nbbon around tidal waters where land use has a direct impact on the s water quality But much of that land in the city is covered by concrete and according to city Plan- ning and Zoning Director Eileen P Fogarty Yet the along with new landscaping and site-review is helping save what's left of shrubs and views along city she said keeping vegetation is keeping eight trees on a Ms Fogarty said a success is getting five units instead of A recent for was a six-home development on Boucher Avenue that was built farther from the water and with two fewer homes than originally she said In areas mapped as intensely de veloped builders can renovate or redevelop property with few re Ms Fogartv said In most of those builders simply will write a letter saying there are no natural features to she said Less densely built areas will- dubbed limited development where new growth cannot exceed four homes per and some ral features must be said New business and marina ment is allowed as long as it doesnt damage the environment. Under the some of the most pristine areas will be placed in resource conservation where new development will be limited to on Page Col. Contras endorsed Kirkpatrick says issue is crucial By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Former United Nations ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick gave county Republicans a geography lesson last night Addressing a throng of GOP faithful at the party's annual Lincoln Day Mrs. Kirk- said aid to Nicaraguan Contra rebels is important because of that country's proximity to America's southern border Mrs Kirkpatrick wai tbe featured speaker at the so-per-ptatt affair ft La Fontaine MM Restaurant in Gta BtOVfe. Party officials said peopie attended tbe aaner. 100 more thai expected Mrs who was courted to rut tar U.S Senate in served as U.S rtpreaewtathre to the Dotted Nations for more thaa fov years hi the ataatiatratfan. J. pattey ta fratrai America test of his Mrs Kirkpa- tnck said is tbe most important issue facing the United States she said The Senate this week is debating whether to provide the Conlm with 1100 miIUoa in aid as proposed by Reagan The House of Representa- tives defeated Reagan's proposal last week The issue's importance stems from Nkara gua's location in Central an ares which has posed DO threat to America's south era harder in the Mrs Kirkpatrick said. saace the the Soviet Unto has hew SMirhig to promote tafttat rcvetetiofts to tbe region with the foal of attcriag tte ftohai wMk the Uvte4 she said American reftoMl-aecarity brtaftMfts asri svppart far democracy saake support of the Ooattt rebels ftghttag the regime MM. I FOftMCA   

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