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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Blazing Soviet reactor spewing radiation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW An inferno raging in a devastated Ukrainian atomic power plant ipewed more radiation into the atmosphere today amid reports of hundreds of deaths in what is probably the world's worst nuclear disaster. more than miles northwest of the Chernobyl nuclear warned residents on its east coast against drinking contaminated rainwater. Radioactive fallout reached Austria and some officials advised parents to keep infants indoors. The Soviet which has provid- ed scant has said two people were killed and four communities evacuated because of the which occurred 60 miles north of the Ukrainian The Capital of 2.4 minion people. But other reports indicate the accident was of catastrophic proportions and not yet and the Soviet Union was seeking help from the West The United States and Britain are advising their citizens who are in to leave. Dutch amateur radio operator Annis Kof- man said he picked up a broadcast late yesterday that-appeared to come from near the crippled plant in which an unidentified ham radio 'operator said two reactors were on fire and hundreds dead and Other reports mentioned only one crippled reactor. An American in a telephone interview from Kiev on the NBC-TV said she was told of hundreds of casualties and water supply problems. Intourist guides us that their infor- mation indicated something 300 said Karen a language and literature Bates College in Maine. were given the information that the city water which is right next to where the accident was has been now cut off to the city and they are using alternate water she said. Kofman quoted the Soviet ham radio operator as saying in emotional heard heavy explosions .-you can't imag- ine what's happening here all the death and the Kofman said Soviet whose report could not be independently spoke in English to another man with a call sign peculiar to Japan. 20 miles from and in fact I don't know what to Kofman quoted the Soviet ham radio operator as saying. don't know if oar lenders know what to do because this is a real disaster. Please tell the world to help aad thousands of people are taking their children and cattle to the be quoted the radio operator as saying. Kofman said the man reported he was trying to get uncoataminated supplies of food and but expressed fears that such supplies could soon run Kofman said. The in a sketchy report yesterday on the weekend reported two deaths and said four towns had been evacuated. It said the three other nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl plant had been shut down. Britain and Finland today began arrang. ing for the evacuation of their while the American Embassy in Moscow advised U.S. citiieni to leave Kiev. British Embassy spokesman Donald Mac- on Page Col Related disaster Page 2. FALLOUT may go ovor polar cap to u.s. FHoul cloud potar KTOM Canadt tttQ Into Int oonnwcwVn UnttMlSlMM Retail Ad- Business Classifies Newsrooi iao cnnn I Tomorrow's Like July For page 11. VOL Cl NO. 102 APRIL 25 Cents GOOD DON'T FORGET The Double Decker STRING BAND will give a free concert at tonight in the Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College. AREA 60V. HUGHES vetoes a'bill to allow slot machines on the Eastern Shore. Page 33. CITYSCAPE ERIC He's no Dus- tin Hoffman. Page 33. KENT ISLAND THE SUMMER schedule for opening the drawbridge starts tomorrow. Page 19. COUPON SHOPPERS Have the method. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT THE ANNAPOLIS Civic Bal- let presented its spring treat. Page 28. TAKE A side trip to Great Va. Page 29. STATE A PLAN to free up savings and loan deposits could be Page 4. The U.S. trade deficit jaaped 16.3 percent in March. PtgeS. SPORTS CHARLES JONES is named to the Maryland Box- ing Hall of Fame. Page 21. PEOPLE A man who once weighed 640 pounds says be was kicked out of a health club because the there didn't want a fat man around. At a hearing Monday before the state Division of Human Ira D. Shpriatxen said his contract at the Jack La- Lanne Health Spa in was canceled because he was obese. didn't look good eaoagh to be in the said Shprinte- who BOW weighs 285. Jack LaLanne attorney Sey- JKffler denied the charge. of New Re- said he bad joined the club when be weighed about 500 pounds. He accused the club of discriminating against him on the basis of a disability morbid obesity For a took at other people in the oewi fee page 3. LOTTERY Nnmbm drawn Three-digit Pfck4-7IB fWOfX 4 40 pages. Calendar Oascifod Ads coiuaaa Crossword Mtorttli Pood page OMfcurtas PottttBeat Sports Jl tt .11 11-14 .11 11 2nd mid charged for drugs By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer An Anne Arundel County midship- man wanted to clear his con- has resigned from the Naval Academy after admitting be used cocaine. The third-year midshipman origi- nally pleaded innocent when a ran- dom urine test Jan.'6 revealed the presence of an academy spokesman said. But he came forward April 15 and admitted taking cocaine during Christmas according to Lt. Cmdr. Stephen H. acade- my public affairs officer. Clawson refused to release the age or hometown of the stu- FHA loan Limit reached on mortgages ByDEBRAVIADEBO Staff Writer The Federal Housing Administra- the government agency that backs billions of dollars in mort- gages each yesterday called a halt to mortgage applications. The move is expected to weigh heaviest on low-income and first- time homebuyers here and across the nation who depend on the FHA to buy a according to industry experts. the agency insures 12- to-15 percent of all home loans. But mortgage companies in Anne Arun- del County said today as many as half the loans they make are backed by the FHA. Buried under a booming new mort- gage and refinance the FHA told lenders at the close of business yesterday to stop taking new mort- gage applications because the agen- cy had exhausted its 157.4 bfflkm credit limit. The freese may be however. Within the next few weeks. Congress is expected to extend the FHA credit limit. The president then must sign any extensions into law. This most area mortgage bankers were waiting for word from their home offices on whether to continue iaktag mortgage applica- tions. Most predicted the FHA freeze would meaa delays for bomebayers. that we haven't processed is kind of at a said Thomas a regional vice president for Centraifed Mortgage Co. in Severna Park. Chris area manager for Chase BOSM Mortgage Corp. in Pa- ea Page It CoL County resident resigns citing federal privacy laws. But independent sources confirmed for The Capital that the midshipman lives in Anne Arundel County. He is the second mid charged and the first convicted under a random drug testing program instituted at the academy several years ago. Urine samples of students were analyzed this year under the pro- Clawson said. In the'first Midshipman 1st Class Jeffrey M. Bellistri of Severna Park was reinstated after Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. See Page 10. rated there was insufficient evidence to prove he had knowingly used drugs. A urine sample Bellistri provided Nov. 12 contained high levels of cocaine but he maintained his innoc- even after being found guilty in an administrative hearing. After Bellistri took an FBI poly- graph test April Lehman over- turned the guilty verdict and ruled there was insufficient evidence that he knowingly used the drug. Clawson said the two cases were unrelated. The were in dif- ferent classes and different compa- nies and they had different he said. The academy provided more de- tails on the Bellistri case because lawyers ruled that he waived his privacy when he spoke to the media. Clawson said the second midship- man was tested the mornog of Jan. 6 along with about other students in his company. A Several laboratory tests confirmed that there was cocaine in the speci- Clawson said. the midshipman con- tested knowing use and he submitted results of a'civilian polygraph exam in his Clawson said. Following an administrative hear- ing March 25 and the comman- dant of Rear Adm. Stephen K. found him guilty and recommended expulsion. Academy officials did not rely on the lie detector test because it did not meet Department of Defense Clawson said. on Page Col. l ftyJ. CONCRETE BARRICADES awaH piacomont noar Bancroft Hall yesterday. Barrtora part of a ttghtonod academy aacurity system. Naval Academy boosts security By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Concrete barricades were installed at the Naval Academy under a security system imposed yesterday. Bat the around Ban- croft HaQ and near the administra- tion bufldmg were not prompted by direct threats of an acad- emy spokesman said. The various security which also limit access routes and keep athletic fields lighted at were proposed last according to LL Cmdr. Stephen H. acad- Barricades go lights go on emy public affairs officer. Recent conflicts between the Unit ed States and Libya prompted acad- emy officials to proceed with the be said. U.S. planes bombed Libya April 14 to retaliate for the death of an American serviceman killed in a West German nightclub. Among the bombing targets was a naval training facfltty for Libyan teeavagm. After tha Li- byan leaders vowed revenge against the US. academy has received no specific said. is no toflpattoa that Baa- croft Hall is a likely Claw- son said of the dormitory that houses midshipmen. we're doing is based strictly on our com- IDOu Clawsoa said the academy began evaluating and upgrading seetrity last and visitors between sunset aad sunrise. Barricades were proposed be uid. The final decision was made following the Mediterranean con- flicts. just something we have to be concerned Clawson said. really was our own decision but certainly responsive to the Department of Defense directive ea- conraging every place to pursue security The simfliar to those surrounding acme govemneat buttl- ings in preveit most vehicles from driving 19 Bancroft HaD. 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