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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail _. r P- M 1 IV C Tomorrow's Warmer For eee page 9. VOL. Cl NO. 115 MAY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The SOUTH RIVER Dance Company will present ing in the at tonight and tomorrow night in the South River High School Auditorium on Central Ave- nue. AREA U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Mayor Callahan endorse Tom McMillan. Page 33. SEVERNA PARK FRANK LAFFERTY is in- dispensable to Severna Park High. Page 45. LIVING RECREATIONAL vehicles are like punk rock. You love 'em or hate 'em. Page 11. .ENTERTAINMENT THERE WAS nothing stodgy about the Anne Arundel Com- munity College choir and jazz ensemble. Page 36. DINING OUT THE NARROWS restaurant sits overlooking a magnificent stretch of water. Page 35. STATE JEFFREY LEVITT was re- leased from prison two days last week to search his home for papers. Page 4. AN AMERICAN doctor treating victims in Chernobyl said today more will die be- cause they received lethal dos- es of radiation. Page 2. THE HOUSE appears poised to join the Senate in calling for a tax increase and a sharp cut in President Reagan's pro- posed military buildup. Page 3. BOATING THE LIBERTE de Timex Boardsailing Regatta and Beach Festival comes to Sandy Point State Park. Page 31. SPORTS THE TRAINER of last in the Kentucky is still optimistic about the Preakness. Page 23. PEOPLE E. Ross Perot says the choice of Emmy Award-winner Richard Crenna to play him on television is better than I I Crenna the in- I dustrialist in la two-part of I Wings of Ea- begin- jning Sunday on NBC. The based on the book by Ken tells of the 1978 rescue of two Perot employees from Iran. Perot commissioned the mis- led by retired Army Col Arthur D. to free the two from a Tehran prison They were arrested after Per- ot's Electronic Data became embroiled'in a legal dispute with Iran. a fine Perot said yesterday of Crenna far better than I de- For a look at other people in the news see ptge 3 LOTTERY Nnmben drawn yesterday Three-difit Pick 4 INDEX ft at pages Boathtf 31-32 Calendar 13 Claadfted Ads columns 7f Crossword M Editorials I Entertainment For the Record 4244 OMtaarfefl Peflee Beat Sporti Television 35 Zoning ruling may be appealed County nixes Rouse center By JUDI PERLMAN Sooth County Staff Writer A proposed million executive conference center in Davidsonville is neither a hotel nor a recreational facility and cannot be a county zoning officer ruled yesterday. in a 42-page opinion the longest ever written in Anne Arundel Robert C. Wilcox said that the coun- ty's zoning code needs changing before the Rouse Associates facili- ty could be permitted. The decision brought joy to the Davidsonville community of Harbor whose citizens spent 31 hours testifying and grilling Rouse wit- nesses during three days of hearings last month. don't believe it. This is really resident Don Wilson said. Mike Rouse's project man- said yesterday that the compa- ny has not decided whether to appeal but emphasized that not our intention to walk away from the property. obviously a and a severe one at Power said. have to look at the options before making a Under existing residential-agricul- tural a permissable alterna- tive to the conference center would be a 141-home subdivision. Wilcox said his decision was diffi- cult because the county's zoning code does not address conference centers or define hotels and motels. agonized over this. There is no law on this and I had to rely on my conscience and common he said. Rouse Associates requested a special zoning exception to build the 250-room conference center on 708 acres at Route 50 and the South River. The developer said it would agonized over this. There is no law on this and I had to rely on my conscience and common Robert C. Zoning hearing officer be an alternative work place for corporate complete with lei- sure time activities. Harbor Hills homeowners argued that because of its sleeping accom- the center would actually be a which is not a permitted special exception under zoning guidelines. Wilcox disagreed. proposed center does not become a hotel because of its sleep- ing facilities anymore than a univer- sity or hospital becomes a hotel because of its sleeping and eating he wrote. Residents also argued that the center's business-related environ- ment showed that its primary use is not recreational. On that WilcoX agreed. By emphasizing the facility's cor- porate and educational recreational activities became sec- he said. mere existence of recreation- al amenities does not alter the facili- ty's primary purpose or Wilcox wrote. Rouse's admission that the golf swimming pools and tennis courts would not be used during cold weather further weakened the asser- tion that the complex is intended primarily for commercial-recrea- tional he said. the numerous recreational amenities are an integral part of the conference center's marketing pack- they do not transform the cen- ter use into a commercial- recreational he wrote. because a cat is born in an oven doesn't make it a he wrote. commercial recrea- tional use must be primary to the facility and not If Rouse had focused on proving the facility is primarily residents could have argued that the facility was a resort Wilcox said. were trying to fit a square peg into a round Wilcox said. Wilcox did that on Page Col. LAST HURRAH City embraces Commissioning academy visitors events readied By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Hanging out the blue and gold showing a Midwesterner how to eat telling the 37th person hi a row how to get to Halsey Field House Annapolis loves Commissioning Week. are generally in a festive said Sign 0' the Whale owner Jess Behrin- ger. Behrmger was decking out his window displays with blue and gold nauti- cal gifts and etchings of Bancroft Hall this week as much for parents as for Uf BElf the midshipmen who wfll VVlWIHRWMWIIIW WEEK finally walk oat of Ban- croft Hatt next week. THE CLASS OF 1986 really a salute to-------------------------------------------- the parents of the mid- Behringer said. mothers have come in and told us this has been the best time of their To some city residents especially those with unmarked driveways the graduation events and the influx of visitors they bring represent just another inconvenience. But to a number of merchants in the hotel and gift what used to be called is a good curtain-raiser for the summer season. do a lot of party platters and a lot of said Bert Kappel of Produce Farm which sometimes finds itself in- structing customers on the fine art of crab picking. pretty much know how to do Kappel you get across from somebody from the Midwest it's disgusting to them. Eating crabs has got to be one of the most barbaric things in the Since Commissioning Week tends to be a fairly busy agenda in the tour and on Page Col. By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The Naval Academy cracked down on security and touched up its military heritage this but left intact the long-standing traditions that precede graduation. A a.m. ceremony tomorrow at Tec- umseh Court will kick off six days of Commissioning Week culminating next Wednesday when more than mid- shipmen hurl their white hats into the air. la mawo- ers and precision-flying will help thousands of visitors celebrate the transformation of college students into Navy en- signs and Marine Corps second lieutenants. said PACKAGE AVAILABLE Coverage of all Commissioning Week events at the Naval Academy will be available to relatives and friends of graduating midshipmen in a six-day package of newspapers provided by The Ciptttl. The which begins with tomor- row's and runs through next wQl be mailed anywhere in the United for Checks should be made out to The Cipftfl CommlsiloBing P.O. Boi MD aUo may be picked op at our offlcei at Weft St. between f a.m. and 5 p.m. for Midshipman 1st Class Richard Dean of Crownsville. going Guests can share the raids' growing enthu- siasm during a concert and academ- ic open house tomorrow. Tomorrow one of the most infamous rites of Commissioning Week com- mences. All plebes will gather at Herndon Monu- ment to fulfill one of their biggest certainly their sloppiest challenges of the year. They'll celebrate the new freedoms of upperclassmen by scaling the grease-cov- ered monument and replacing a plebe ie cap at the top with an upperclassman's hat. While legends hold that the plebe who replaces the cap will be the class' first history has never followed that course. most of the 200 pounds of lard on the monument ends up on the and most seniors hold fond memories of the Herndon feat. Weekend activities open to the public include a band boat display and glee club concert Satuday and two band concerts on Sunday Heads will be cocked to the sky on Monday when the Navy's precision-flying the Blue perform over the Severn River They pilots will practice their routine Sun- day On one of the oldest traditions of Commissioning Week the color parade will be held on Worden Field The parade includes a ceremonial exchange of flags with the help of the Color a lady chosen for the honor by the commander of the company that demonstrates excellence in athletic and professional accomplishments At graduation ceremonies the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Adm William J Crowe who graduated from the academy in will addresi the new OB Page Col. Ciplul photot GRADUATING MIDS go for a dunking in the Severn River after their final parade. Commissioning ctfondtr Ptgt 13. MIDS STRUGGLE up the Herndon Monument. The annual climb will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 THE HAT TOSS on graduation another tradition. The ceremony will be Wednesday mommg at Broadneck parents blast redistricting By JUW PERLMAN Staff WrMei Demeadinf that their children be kept m a neighborhood acbool. more thaa 300 resMenti last ntgbt de Bonced rcdtttrkttef and pressed Cor portable classrooms to temporar- ily ease overcrowding at Broadneck Ekmetary School At feast M inclodmg elect ed state and coonty fled tfartag the three-hour bearing before the Board of Education on proposed redistricting Addreutng the board for the firat time in their political ca- ftate Sen Gerald Wwegrad. and County Council worn as Carole Baker. D-Severna voiced their opposition to and support for of temporary They were joined by John R-Millermlle. and Rob ert D-Cape St Claire Under the plan. 125 Broadneck Elementary students from the Bright Leaf. College Manor. Hidden Ridge and Raiotree would be sent to Oak Hill Elements ry School IB Severna Park. The board wfll make a decision on the plan at iti June t meeting But the board ii Dot likely to submit a supplemental budget re quest to the County Couacil request ing money for a new Broadoeek elementary icbool. which residents a requested fact that it haav't been done yet iadkate that we intend to stick with the The Capital board member Patncia Huerker said after the meeting Emphasizing that their children should oot be ripped away from the peniatnla and forced to nde a dangerom twi route to Oak Hill. said portable or are the logi- cal solution to overcrowd mg Sornf parents also arted the board to reconsider an earlier proposal of sending College Manor and children to Arnold Elementary School and to use other community buildings for kindergarten to free up space at Broadneck two Broadneck Elemen- tary teachen said that portable may ease classroom congestion but wouM make cafeteria and crowding even worse Second grade teacher Kathryn Gil- ford said that recently she sent S5 children indoors after they suffered cuts and bruises because other chfl- ea Page Get
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