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Publication: Annapolis Capital May 1, 1986

Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Today's Explorer finds God's country. see PAGE is THE CAPITAL Than.. uu 3 me home loans DOCUMENT HOWELL MICROFILMS P.O. BOX 15S8 LAUREL 200-5000 I 207O7 IWJBKwWPSWwKfi MP he Ula p it VOL. Cl NO. 103 MAY sumes be said. The bill enacted by Congress rais- es credit ceiling to billion and boosts com- mitment authority to billion. GOOD PONT FORGET THE MARYLAND a square-rigged full-scale repro- duction of the ships used by early is open to visi- from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at City Dock. AREA THE INTERSECTION at Taylor Avenue and West Street will be repaved. Page 37. LOOKING FOR a challeng- ing outdoor activity for the entire Page 16. IN 1936 a man was given an hour to leave the city after pleading guilty to a statutory offense with a minor. Page 18. ENTERTAINMENT THE ARUNDEL Vocal Arts Society and The Annapolis Op- era present their Spring Musi- cal Festival. Page 38. THE SZECHUAN Gourmet is particularly proud of its Peking duck. Page 38. is the loosely disguised story of the 40. STATE THE STATE will continue to hold the line on its property taxrate next year. Page 4. THE SOVIET Union turned down an offer of U.S. aid to help deal with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Page 2. THE FEDERAL Housing Administration is preparing to go back into the mortgage rages. BOATING A RACING yachtsman turns to boat building. Page 34. SPORTS ANNAPOLIS HIGH grad Donald Brown is drafted by the San Diego Chargers. Page 25. PEOPLE The hen that the half- pound egg turned out to be a hoax perpetrated on an unsus- pecting farmer by his neighbors. anybody realize that this poor chicken would have to have a Caesarean section to have this Carol Sousa said after her George and son John Nicolace admitted the hoax. On April the two placed a hard-boiled goose egg under a hen in GEORGE AILOWS henhouse. Arliag said be was so sur- prised aad proud about the egg that he called a which ran a photograph that wsj picked op by wire ser- including Tbe Associat- ed and used in newspapers around the nation. LOTTERY drawn Three-digit 452 Pick 4 07S. INDEX 72 pages. Boating ....................32 Business ...................31 Classified Ads 51-72 Coaaies. eobmns 47 Cressword .................71 BaUtoriato..................10 BvtertatBSsesjt ..........3M6 FertheReesrl 44-tt Ottbsaries 11 PofeeBeat 11 .................25-35 3-cent tax rate cut prof etback ___ UK Shipley's gets new school '87 budget RV JAroiTPiMVP By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER I T By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer County Executive 0. James pledging an unprecedented commitment to has proposed a million school The Capital budget that includes a new elementary school in Severna Park. Lighthizer also is seeking County Council approval for a million school operating budget with 109 new positions including 92 additional teachers. The county executive's recommendations still fall substantially short of the school board's request for a million operating budget and million for The Capital projects. The County Council can. restore cuts made by the county executive in the school board's requests. The school The Capital which Lighthizer touted as one of the highlights of his proposed county spending calls for funding school construction without a commitment from the state to reimburse the not appropriating with that expecta- said Adrian G. county director of adminstration. Since the the state has funded large- scale school construction and renovation projects. But hi recent these state funds have dwindled and school officials have been pressing the county government to pick up the difference. FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS million for schools. million for Severn Elementary School renovation. for Southern Middle School renovation. million for a new elementary school in Shipley's Choice. million for school roof replacements. 109 new school including 28 special education 20 elemen- tary and 15 reading teachers. million for Anne Arundel Community including three new positions and lOypercent raise for part-time employees. f- think that's a step in. the right direc- said county School Superintendent Rob- ert Rice about the proposed The Capital budget. have to give him credit for proposing The The Capital budget includes million for a new elementary school in Shipley's Choice and to design the renovation of George Fox Middle School in Pasadena. the county has allocated million for the Severn Elementary School a portion of which is likely to be reimbursed by the state next year. And million was added to the Southern Middle School renova- tion project to cover cost overruns. on Page Col. By CHRISTINE NEUBEKGER Staff Writer Boasting of Anne Arundel County's econom- ic and financial County Executive 0. James Lighthizer today unveiled a budget that includes a 3-cent cut in the property tax rate. The operating the largest ever is 9.8 percent larger than last year's spending plan. The next fiscal year begins on Julyl. The budget includes 204 new pay raises for county and school new and. expanded social environ- mental and anti-crime and im- proved education funding. If the County Council approves the recom- mended cut in the tax property owners still would pay an average 4 percent more in taxes due to the rising value of property. For the owner of the average home would pay a tax bill under the proposed tax rate of per of assessed property value. That is up from last year's but lower than taxes would be under the current rate of per The which must adopt the budget by June would have to slash another 17 cents off Lighthizer's proposed rate to negate climbing property assessments. Calling his budget most the most conscientious financial plan ever submit- ted in Anne Arundel County Lighthiz- er presented it to the council this morning. Speaking to council members and a crowd gathered hi the council 'old reporters that only one Demo- 157 Republicans in signing a the aid proposal to the House Uures of at least 218 House to do that. eratic ranks holding against Democratic predicted there WOUld million operating b million for schools. 3-cent cut in the tax rate per of assessed value. tax rate for Annapo property owners. for construction. million for road resurfacing. million for police. million for fire. million for 6 percent pay raises for county workers. No increases for garbage or other rates. million for 204 new jobs. million for indoor pool. said his budget shows that govern- ment is for the people that citizens have the right to cost-effective modern services... that far-sighted financial planning is m the best interest of our community Lighthizer called for increased services at a time when politicians are scrambling to explain program cutbacks as they cope with on Page Col. '87 budget hearing schedule. Page 5. truck wrecks Driver Blast averted CASEY Staff Writer A propane tanker truck crashed into a gas pump island and burst into flames hi Severna Park this killing the driver and forc- ing the evacuation of hundreds of nearby workers. The in front of the 7- Eleven store at the intersection of Benfield and Jumpers Hole occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Rescue workers on the scene said the cleanup would last at least until noon. The propane in the truck did not explode. The driver of the which is owned by United Propane of was unidentified this morning. The owner of the former County Executive Robert was not available for com- ment Details of the accident remained sketchy this but a county police spokesman Mid the accident occurred as the truck pulled onto the convenience store parking lot for an unknown hit a car parked at the pumps. As it hit the the truck turned flattening the two gas pumps and coming to rest on the driver's side facing the store. FIREFIGHTERS EXAMINE overturned propane truck at Benfield this morning. Flames from truck charred sign at gas pumps. Employees in 7-Eleven heard the driver's screams as the cab burst into said Officer V Richard MoUoy. county police spokesman. One unidentified woman was being treated for minor injuries at North Arundel Hospital this morning as a result of the accident said William hospital stationed on Hole Road north of the 7-Eleven and on Benfield Road east of the wreck set op portable fire stands that seat water cascading onto the burn- ing truck Firefighters themselves were warned to keep at least 500 feet from the in case the tank did ex- plode. Bystanders were kept feet way Employees at 7-Eleven and at surrounding including the Benfield Village Shopping Cen- were evacuated from tht area as a precaution. Had the propanelank exploded would have been a ose police official said. Firefighters ex- tinguished the fire in about 21 min- The tank holds 2.200 gallons of M Pafe 12. Get Judge OKs mayor's housing hearing By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH SUIT Writer A CtrtuH Court yesterday cleared the way for Mayor Dennis Callahan to bold a bearing tonight oft allegations of misconduct four Amapolis Housing Authority eoBttisskners. Judge James C. Cawood denied a by the cammisskuxTS tor aa to Mock the bearing hi dotaf Cawood also raM teat the hearing partkipaBts shesU estate ojeestiaes aboet Cafla- han's suitability as bearing officer before discussing the misconduct al- legations The judge also said that if Calls- BAD decides to dismiss any of tbe after tbe tech action would not take effect for 23 days. Tbe delay would give tee commis- stoam' attorneys time to appetl the mayor's decision to Circuit Court. Cawood's ruling essentially bur- beta sides with establishing official record of their differences se the court ran have something to base its decisions OB in the attorneys said. Tbe action marks the first in- stance of intervention in the war between City Hail and the hous- ing authority paoel. probably not the Cawood said Both CaDihan and the eowmts- sionen said they were pleased wtth the jodfe's deftstoes. court has cleariy stated that Mayor CaUahaa wffl be cm as well as the said Commissioner William E. Amos Jr.. Amos is ooe of tbe four com mis- siooerT leaded of nine of and of by a coalition of public boosing tenants. Tbe ether three are Chairman Everett 6. Pettifrrw. the Rev Wins- low D. Shsw sad Bmce E. Wifliam son Pettigrew said be is with ruling. Tbe accusations against the com mlaskmeri range from improperly electing bousing authority Executive Director Arthur G. Strissel Jr. as secretary and treasurer of the Board of to failing to in- vestigate charges of fraud and mis- management against who'is now the target of an FBI probe The state-chartered city housing authority administers a O million annual budget faaded by the federal government It is respsmssate tor managing more that UU hOMtag units. ee. Put Oat ;

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Publication: Annapolis Capital

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Issue Date: May 1, 1986

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