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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL w..ui Will MD 20707 ZOB-5OOO Qtatrit w VOL Cl NO. 119 MAY 25 GOOD PONT FORGET STUDENTS from 12 Annapo- lis-area schools will partici- pate in a choral music festival at tonight at Annapolis Senior High 2700 Riva Road. The public is invited. AREA SEVERNA PARK parents oppose redistricting at Folger McKinsey. Page 33. TALK OF THE TOWN TRAFFIC will be a problem at the new fire station. Page 33. BUSINESS AN ANNAPOLIS firm makes TV documentaries. Page 13. COMPUTERS OUTLINING programs make organization simple. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT A TUBA ensemble is much of a good thing. Page 28. THEATER THE SET for Harold Pin- ter's puts you in the mood. Page 29. DEARABBY NOT ALL American women have been lucky when marry- ing men from foreign coun- tries. Page 31. STATE U.S. REP. Parren J. Mitch- ell won't run again. Page 4. THE SUPREME Court is- a split decision on affirm- ative action. Page 2. THE ECONOMY grew at a surprisingly strong rate the first quarter. Page 3. ORIOLES THE on a winning are frustrated by a rainout. Page NAVY NAVY baseball heads for re- gional play. Page 21. NBA HISTORY favors the Hous- ton Rockets over the L.A Lak- ers. Page 22. PEOPLE Wfflie Nelson has been dis- charged from an Tex- hospital after surgery on his left and therapists fitted him with a spe- cial splint to allow him to resume playing the guitar who broke the thumb he fell off a bicycle about 10 days is suffering some pain but oth- erwise it doing just said Dr Bob Walters at Seton Medi- Center The country singer dis- charged two days af- ter bttef hospital attdtbstid. said Nelson hoped to perform Thursday in Las Ve- Nev For a look other people in tbe newt fee ptge 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 7M Pick 4 INDEX 4 40 pi Business 1J-20 Calendar 7 Classified Ads 34-40 columns 31 Crossword 36 BdttorUU 10 Raterutament Otfteartes 11 Beat 11 Sports 21-27 Television listings 4 on Pride still missing replica ships Survivors in Puerto Rico By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer While Baltimore mourned its lost symbol of good will Annapolis sailing experts debated the safety of replica ships and the ever-present dangers at sea. happened to the Pride of which is carefully serves as a remind- er that the sea can be said Gary a prominent local racer who was tactician on one America's Cup team. been in rough stuff a number of times. I tend to be cautious in the Another local boater said the sinking of the Pride last week shows that ships modeled from old designs should not be tested at sea. don't believe those things are safe to go to said Arnold C. owner of Gay's Yacht Yard in Annapolis. an old-fashioned design. When our forefathers went around the world in these they lost a lot of he said. Boat-builders have learned much since the when ships were built with heavy masts and light he said. Even the ships were loaded with ballast stones or hogsheads of tobacco to provide more interior weight. The replicas don't have enough weight to withstand the fiercest he said. think they're sacrificing safety at sea for he said. Jobson disagreed. think the Pride has proven herself to be a sturdy said who planned to attend a black tie reception to celebrate the ship's return to Baltimore next month. He said replica ships can withstand the roughest weather. on Page Col. By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Eight survivors from the lost Pride of Baltimore arrived in Puerto Rico this morn- ing as the search resumed for four crew members still missing in the Atlantic Ocean. The six men and two women did not talk to reporters as they stepped off a helicopter at a Coast Guard airstrip at Aquadilla on the northwestern tip of the island. All eight were dressed in orange and aqua jumpsuits and all but one were barefoot. Two crew seen by survivors floating face down in the were presumed dead. The other two missing including Pride Capt. Armin Elsaesser may have reached a life according to Baltimore officials who spoke to survivors. Two Coast Guard helicopters transported the including two Anne Arundel County from the Norwegian tanker Ton anchored 20 miles offshore to the Borinquen Coast Guard station. The Coast Guard said a press conference would be held later today. Gail executive director of the Pride of Baltimore Inc. who flew to Puerto Rico from Baltimore last said the survivors probably would not discuss their ordeal until they were back in Baltimore. She said they would undergo physical examinations. ''Jar company is arranging flights to fly them to Baltimore as soon as she said. first concern is for the welfare of the eight survivors. I will need time to talk with them. No doubt they will talk back in on Page Col. AT THEIR Sevema Park home Joseph McGeady Sr. and son Patrick show PRIDE SURVIVOR Joseph McGeady Jr. as PRIDE CAPTAIN Armln E. ElMiaaw flfto pictures of Joe Jr. and the Pride of Baltimore. pictured in his family's album. among those still missing at sea. Higher city tax differential argued By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Annapolis property owners should get a bigger break on county tax bills than is proposed in the 1981 county the County Council was told last night. Annapolis Alderman Brad David- in a statement read by Capt John H. Griffin of the Annapolis Fair Tax called for a higher for city taxpayers But Couocilwoman Maureen blasted as criticism of the pro- posed by who is challenging her in the Sept. 9 primary election David- son did not attend last night's hear- ing. The tax differential is the amount county tax bills are reduced for city taxpayers who receive services from both jurisdictions. The differential was one of a variety of money issues discussed before a standing-room-only crowd at a public hearing on the proposed budget at the Arundel Center. Under the spending plan proposed by County Executive 0 James the tax rate for Annapo- lis residents would be per of assessed valuation. That is lower than the proposed tax rate of per of assessed valuation for other county residents contained in the 1987 budget. In addition to county city property owners also pay a city property tax. Last the City Council approved a tax rate of 93 per of assessed valuation. If calculated the county tax rate for Annapolis property own- ers would be not wrote Davidson The manner in which the differential is calculated is to Annapolis he said The county is willing to listen to arguments for exempting Annapolis taxpayers from additional county taxes but is bound by an agreement reached with the city in 1985 to keep differential at Ms Lamb said Lighthizer gave a commit- ment to come to an agreement with the she said. this we have increased the differential for the city of Annap- olis After the Ms. Lamb at- tacked Davidson for trying to make a political issue of the differential after it was negotiated by city and county officials. Brad Davidson to try and use this as campaign material is uncons- on Page Col. ABOVE SPORT Sailing mids for future By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer They resemble nothing less than the.v re semble nuclear subs or aircraft but the boats used in the Naval Academy's sailing program are still considered the ultimate basic training for future officers COMMISSIONING WEEK THE CLASS OF 1986 With upgraded the academy's sailing teams have gained more of an edge in their competitive circles recently But direc tors of the smtil-boat and offshore oiling programs say sailing at the school is not just a sport the naval officer's point of view it creates desire to be tops an ability to offshore sailing director Louise who leaves today with several of the big academy boats sailing in a major race in Long Island Sound and XOs are chosen Dot necessarily he-cause of sailing bat organizational skills the ability to surround themselves with good players and train then About 160 midshipmen tail the large off shore boati The other half of the tailing the intercollegiate tailing team. about SO nidi in tailboards and Lasers essential purpose Js to prepare naval r SPECTATORS LINED the saawall along tne Savam Rtvtr yastarday as the Anyals. including tht four officen for sea both programs do said Gary Bodie. director of mtercolle giate sailing teach you tactical and strategic decision-making and seamanship The intercollegiate team is considered the most actively recruiting taletrt into the academy small-boat sailors tend to hare a better background in one-design said Bodie. under whom the team ojaalified for all five of the intercollegiate championships be tveen list tod this Spectators at yesterday s naval review got a look at tbe pinpoint maneuvers of the dinghies. Lasers and Mistrail-braad tail- a recent addition for the team Aside from the the school also replaced 30 of the 42P series boats and bought a doten new J-24 that will allow the intercoUegiates to enter more local and the offshore underclassmen the chance to skipper a boat While the small vessels teach thebasics of strategy tad wind rt is through offshore sailing that mids learn about surviv ing heavy weather and ocean-going naviga tiot This summer a crrw of midshipmen will cross the Atlantic to Rtttiesotlte. a two masted vessel Oat is the largest of the big Whik the school budgets for small big boats are all donated Page PACKAGE AVAILABLE af til Week eveats at tbe Naval will tvaBtafe u relattvM awl W fra4a- to a stx-tty aaekAft af i Iky He TV aaektfe. vhkb tecMes the fraai Mar II tianogk May vO fee to the VA. tor 14. Checks he vtfe U Ctflttl tad ailed Week. P.O. Ma. Par ttJt. packages may he at 213 Wtat Si. tetweea t   

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