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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland HAPPY EASTER Clossil Circulo News FOR RELIGIOUS SEE PAGES 6-7 Tomorrow's forecast Nice For see page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 75 MARCH 25 Cents Shore compromise cleared PONT FORGET is the theme of the Broadneck Chem- ical People Task Force Sock Hop for starting at 8 tonight at the Super Skate Roller Rink on Route 50. Ad- mission is charged. HOME OF THE WEEK AN ANNAPOLIS family can get away from it all in their own back yard. Page 25. ENTERTAINMENT FREE NOON band concerts will begin Monday at City Dock. Page 22. STATE LEGISLATION REQUIRING insurers to pay a greater share of the cost of outpatient mental health services has run into problems on the Senate floor. WORLD LIBYAN LEADER Moam- aut Khadafy his score- _ i ..I frtf I. j -at ifit tlanV estv rar me cnBanaHtpjen watt the C.S. fft ta the wkfcQ he eafted a Libyan am- fWBfoTY-SIX ._. and three lornia counties sued the federal government yesterday to block proposed regulations involving two major welfare programs. Page 3. SPOffTS DON head Ws- ketball coach at the University of is said to be one of two top candidates for the bead coaching jflb at the NavaT Academy. Page 13. PEOPLE THE WINNER of the first David Letteraaa Scholarship at Ball State University is fol- lowmg quicklyta his mentor's footsteps. Letterman. a 1970 Ball State sprang from local broadcasting positions in Indi- his to fame and fortune on NBC's Night With David Let- Tom of works as a copy editor at WOKZ-FM Jn Muncie and often performs comedy routines at coffeehouses there. Gully told The todiuupolis Newt that Letterman was his idol even before be received his scholarship. Letterman couldn't present the scholarship in person last but sent an apologetic telegram that Sorry I eonjstat be there ta person. As yon Pm busy with the Geneva For a look at other people in the see Pigt 3. LOTTERY Lottery drawings were not conducted yesterday because af Good Friday. CafaMsr Classified Ads Crossword Mttorials 2M7 21 ....41 18 a-a 2S ..22 ..11 11 I .IMS By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer A Senate committee yesterday approved compromise legislation giving Eastern Shore counties more flexibility in developing land alojng the Chesapeake Bay's shoreline. The package of five bills modifies the development criteria established by the Criti- cal Areas Commission. The House and Senate have already passed resolutions approving the commission's criteria. Although the resolutions cannot be legislators may introduce bills at any time changing the criteria. The Senate Economic and Environmental Affairs approval of the House- passed bills clears the way for enactment by the full Senate next week. Last the House Environmental Mat- ters Committee's approval of the bills ended several weeks of intense and emotional nego- tiations among Eastern Shore Ready for Senate approval legislative leaders and the governor's office. we're not completely Del. Daniel M. told the Senate committee. do give us more flexibility and we feel they will be of some especially to the lower Long urged the committee to approve the compromise we feel this is such an important area for the Eastern Ellen an aid to Gov. Harry told the committee it is her under- standing that the governor will sign the bills into law. A major complaint of Eastern Shore legis- lators against the commission's criteria was the density requirement of one dwelling per 20 acres in resource conservation areas land that is primarily farmland and forest. Shore legislators had sought to increase the accept- ed density to one dwelling per eight acres. The density requirement remains intact. one bill allows more rural development a total of 5 percent growth in resource conservation areas. The commission's criteria had required that 2.5 percent of that 5 percent be around developed areas. The change allows the total growth to occur anywhere if there is not sufficient land around the developed areas. Of the other bills approved in the A second bill makes it easier for families to subdivide their land and transfer smaller parcels to immediate rela- tives grand- or grandfather. A third bill makes it easier to. transfer development rights. The fourth bill allows wet- lands to be included in the 20-acre density requirement. The final bill requires that 14 of the 25 commissioners be present and voting when the commission takes official action. It further requires three commissioners to be present at public hearings. Once the bills and resolutions are 16 counties and 44 including Anne Arundel and will have about 1V4 years to develop their own based on the commission's lor development along a buffer along the bay and its tributaries. Page 4. Gary withdraws annexation bill. HOUSE HUNTING County competes for historic landmark By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer and finds its way not the Bay lighthouse that glossy calendars or coffee the county wants Seven Foot Knoll a ftgJithouse Chit nai folded vessels up the bay since the CivflWar. But the submitted this week to the U.S. Coast may be two years too late. Baltimore City asked lor the located at tiie raoufli the Patapseo two years when tHCoastguard decided to no longer maintain it. City's proposal won approval contingent certain said Lt John public affipi officer tor the Coast Guard District Va. odds are very small that Anne Arundel will be a We to acquire this Tingley said. county officials aren't utterly pessimis- tic about their chances. Buffl in the Seven Foot Knoll is oldest sorviviag screw-pile lighthouse on the said Donna county historic sites surveyor. It atop attached to iron threads that are screwed into the bay floor. More than competition from the cost of moving and restoring the 30-ton lighthouse may dim county hopes for winning it. An acquisition effort would cost of thou- sands of to meet. Coast Guard Tingley estimated. The unable to afford such an has proposed the structure be relocated to nearby Downs Memorial Park at the Coast Guard's expense. But Tingley said the U.S. government would be unwilling to bear any cost to allow a group to acquire federal property. Under the county's the lighthouse would be placed OB a small jetty and restored. A small foot bridge would be built for visitors. think we have an ideal location for something like this to be preserved and said Joseph J. director of the county Recreation and Parks Department OB Page 12. Col. SEVEN FOOT Knoll Light hat been only to seagulls since when the Coast Guard automated It Chain retailers locking up downtown Mayor would bar new bars By DEBRA VIADEBO Badness Writer In an effort to slew what be calls the cf Mayor Dennis Callahan predicted that new bars downtown would have a tough time getting liquor license administration wants to go on record saying that tt would be with extreme difficulty that a liquor ttcense would iasimd wbert an Misting Bcense hat oat already been be aaid. Callahaa made hii Thursday awntaf before meeting of the daaapilii Batumi of Bt duals la to mer- abant growing fttntan to arrival af the to and af the the number of bars com- pared to the number of retail shops in in my down town is be said Callahan said his fear and that of downtown residents was that the city would take on the look of the Georgetown section of Washington. D.C Ending Georgetowning of An- was one of Caliahaa's cam- paign themes last year. The Alcoholic Beverage Control an independent city commis- approves all Honor bcense ap- nUcatioas ta the cfty Among other bar owners must prove that there to a need tor their ta the area to get a Hcense face onpoaitien from when their reonnsta come before the liquor Steep rents force out locals They often face onpoaitien iBnW _ ft cfl- nrdnr ta narrfve hi any cfl- ad a INI hKftaSi In MAVOH OEMMtt CAUAfUM late. At the board said the fee hflce was la bnnrd recommend response to Ika oonibar nf fact for fkat opea By DEBRA VIADERO Basiaess Writer The migration of big chain retail- ers to downtown Annapolis is an on the of the local merchants say some of that there will be some very serious damage to the fiber of life in Auaapolif of the attack or assault on Annapolis by national si id Larry Vincent during a meeting morning of the Annapolis BttfioeM Cotttttm. an association af downtown Vtoeent the group's vfrr presi- dent also owns Lauraoce a Mate Street clothier Orer the last fire as histor- ic reaovatiaas and flourishing boat aess the citr some retaBart' dowDtowt fbey raar tnm trawty taMfctaf ar fsftrie retaSen aa fte taipk tamrea Palo tad Laura Aaniey to as Qrowa And the newly fashiona- ble Italian sealed a contract later that morning to move into 101 Mam the former home of Mata Street Card ware. Merchants with an ear totbe retnfl industry eapect as nuny as seven nr more big retauen to come over fka neat Tht relatively new interest in downtown Annapolis has driven np rents for retafi space A few rents have as much at according to one rough estimate While big-name chains caa atfnrri steeper state ot the tadependent stores stmggk to mm are so you've gat be ntreng to said feTnao. a broker far Bnataatt gtaanred the BesaMtitt the sixth AaUd win atat
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