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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Away we Roll over to the Rose Hill Fast. Today's Teen-age parents find a 'Place.' SEE PACE 9 t 1 Retail Ad Business Classifiei Circulatic Newsrooin AOO-OUUU VOL Cl NO. 112 GOOD DON'T FORGET AUDITIONS for the will be held at tonight and tomorrow at the Crofton Civic Associa- tion on Crofton Parkway. AREA ONE SENATOR opposes a business groups rankings of legislators. Page 25. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with a mail payment. Page 25. BUSINESS SOME PENSION plans con- tain clauses to slash payments at retirement. Page 24. ENTERTAINMENT The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will play the Naval Academy. Page 14. STATE JEFFREY LEVITT is ex- pected to plead guilty in a bargain for 12 to 20 years in prison. Page 4. THE COMMUNIST Party has disciplined three employ- ees of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Page 2. A STUBBORN week-old for- eat blase that firefighters thought they had whipped ap- peared to have eluded them again today. Page S. PEOPLE PHIL who deftly handles s variety of sensitive issues oo his syndicated televi- sion talk brawled in an ter- minal with a man who shouted abuse at him and his suthorities said. The fist fight In La- Guardla Air- port's central terminal broke out yesterday after the a supporter of political extremist Lyndon shouted that Donahue and his actress Mario to be said Donahue the two began shouting and the fight began. Donahue and Ms Thomas were walking through tbe terminal about when the man hue and his wife ought to be police said. fists were a police spokesmen said al officers and they had to pull them The protester was identified as William Ferguson Jr of N J a member of the International Caucus of La- bor a group affili- ated with LaRouche For a took at other people In tbe news today pige S LOTTERY Numbers drawn Saturday Three-digit M8 Pick 4 7W 11 INDEX 4 M pages BustoeM Calendar Classified Ads Con cotanmi RdHoria.il Obituaries Sports TtterMoa ttsttaf s 24 n 23 14 -15 7 7 17-22 IS ic Bit cloudy For sea pagt 7. MAY 25 Cents HOT CARS Auto theft up sharply though crime rate drops By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Auto thefts are on the rise in reflecting a trend reported by police officials across Maryland. First-quarter crime released by Annapolis police last show the city's crime rate dropped 8 percent. The biggest decline came in larceny while the biggest increase came in car theft. Car thefts jumped by 27 percent. auto thefts rose nearly three times as much last year as the national average increase of 6 according to FBI figures. But state police say it's hard to pinpoint why the theft rate in Maryland is so high. FBI figures show car thefts in Maryland rose 17.2 percent from in 1984 to in 1985. In Baltimore the number of thefts increased 11.2 percent during that period from to and in the first three months of this auto thefts rose 25 percent. In car thefts rose 4 percent last from 124 in 1984 to 129 in 1985. The Anne Arundel car thefts rose 27 percent from 664 in 1984 to 843 in 1985. During the first three months of this year MAKING THE CAR THIEF'S JOB DIFFICULT Police offer these tips to prevent your car from being Remove your keys and lock the doors. One out of every five cars is stolen because people forget to do one of the two or both. Don't try hiding the keys inside the car. Thieves know to look under the under the floor above the in the glove compartment or any of the other hiding places. Don't store spare keys in magnetic cases hidden under hoods or in wheel wells. Never leave a car unattended with the motor even for a short dash into a convenience store. Some car thieves stake out such stores for that convenience. Park in well-lighted areas. Bright lights and heavily traveled streets often deter an auto thief. Park with the wheels turned sharply to the right or left to discourage a thief from towing it away. Don't tell the attendant at a commer- cial parking lot or garage how long you intend to be and never leave your house keys with the ignition keys. If you have a separate trunk take it with you. Install tapered door lock buttons and a locking gas cap to slow down or discourage a potential thief. Consider installing special locks or an alarm. Some insurance companies offer a discount for installation of such devices. car thefts in Annapolis rose by 27 from 26 in 1985 to 33 this year. Figures for the county are not available. have no conclusions or as to why the rate is so high in said Sgt. Clarence 0. head of the state police auto theft unit. simply more automobiles and more people of the age to take he said. more registered the more opportunity for National statistics indicate that at least half of the cars stolen each year are taken for by teen-agers. Cpl. William R. city police spokes- said many of the cars stolen in Annapolis are found on the streets of Baltimore. Powell surmised it is the work of criminals who come down to Annapolis and then steal a car for a ride back to the city. They either abandon the car or sell the he said. Most thefts in Annapolis occur in the downtown Powell said. In many the car thefts could be prevented or Powell said. The most obvious deterrent is to not leave keys in the he said. People should also park in a lighted area and lock the doors. You can go a step further by purchasing locks or sophisticated alarm systems which cause the car's horn to sound and lights to flash upon the detection of motion. this stuff can be Powell said. a real professional car thief wants to steal your car that's what he's going to he said. you want to delay it as much as Powell said he believes the city's declining crime rate can be partially credited to the residents. decline through more heightened awareness of the citizens and more citizen participation in Neighborhood he said. on Page Col. SUN SEEKER For Lisa there's no better way to spend htr lunch hour than soaking up the eun along a Photo by J Htnion Spa Crttk bulkhead. Some clouds ara expected to move In tomorrow. For see papa 7. County system said wasteful By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer County taxpayer-paid work time and car wear-and-tear is going to waste because some county In- spectors drive to and from the Arun- del Center County Council members say Led by Councilman Edward C council members last week maintained that it's Ineffi- cient to require 45 inspectors for the inspections department to meet ev- ery morning in They urged officials to explore alternatives to the dally Including expanded use of the Arun- del Center North Excess mileage criticized The exchange came during tne council's review of the county De- partment of Inspections and Permits budget two weeks ago Defending the current arrange- Thomas L Inspec- tions aaid the morning gatherings ensure even distribution of regular management control and consistent interpretation of enforcement codes But Osborne laid hit agency will take a close look at the advantages of and will explore whether the existing system war rants change in the near future As the county's civil the inspectors monitor all local con- struction activity to ensure that it meets grading and sedimentation stan- dards they drive to the Arun del Center on their own time in county cars fueled by county gas the inspectors make and re- turn phone confer with their supervisors and on occasion formal ly meet with the entire inspection team Then the inspectors fan many of them inspecting work sites as they work their way north or south away from the centrally located Arundel officials said But takes an hour or more to travel Ritchie Highway in the and then some of them have to back up to Linthicum or Glen Burnie That's maybe 10 hours a week wast- ed plus gasoline wasted The morning meetings were rec- ommended a couple of years ago by studies designed to improve man- agement of the inspections officials said on Page Col Tests halted 300 projects to face delays By SCOTT LAUTEN8CHLAGER Stan Writer Many county property owners will have to postpone building until next year because the health department was unable to clear up a backlog in soil tests. About 300 tests have been post- poned until next effective- ly stalling development of those properties because the percolation tests are required to install septic systems. The county Health Department ceased percolation tests Friday in areas with fluctuating high-water spokesman Charles Yost said. the department does testing in those areas only during the from Feb. 1 to April when the water table is high. But confronted with a record num- ber of which translated Into a backlog on April the department extended the wet season until Friday It was necessary to suspend test- Ing in the designated areas because the water table has fallen so low that accurate testing is Yost said The areas those with low elevation and near ac- count for about one-third of all land In the county on Page Col. AIRLIFT Lawyer commutes weekly to Fla Editor's oote is in occi stoat.1 ibout tbe prominent people wfto live tod vort in Anoipolit By KEVIN DEAWBAl GH SUff Writer When Harry Blumeothal ends work be doesn't bead for an affluent local suburb like tbe hundreds of other lawyers whose offices ring Church Circle He drives to Baltimore-Washington Interns tional gets OB tbe first available southbound plane and flies to Florida every weekend BIumeoibaL an AnespoUs attorney for 25 moved hit family to Boca Raton a few years but kept practice on Street Tbe arrangement makes Win a com noting reeord-boMer ft also keeps him tan more ANNAPOLITANS so tbtD matt everyone elie around and healthy moved to Florida I d stop working seveo days a I'm a workabobc I worked down there I'd have to come up to get away from it said tbe man who beads UM biggest and possibly the prestigious Law firm in town Thirteen attorneys aod 27 employees wort under him He earns 1175 in weari well tailored suits and turns down two out of three cases because be doesn't hate enough time Jttsl mention his name and local govern meet officials get edfjr Faife ft. Col Ml ATTORNEY Harry at Ms West Street office moved to Florida I'd stop worfclrvg days week I'm   

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