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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Weary Pride survivors coming home today By EFFIE COTTMAN Stiff Writer Survivors of the ill-fated Pride of Baltimore began the final leg of their long journey home while a search continued for their missing crewmates. Six men and two all weary but stepped onto American soil and into the arms of well- wishers yesterday morning in Puerto Rico. A homecoming for the survivors is scheduled for 4 p.m. today when two corporate jets touch down at Glenn L. Martin Airport in Baltimore County. Six other planes resumed a search this morning over square nau- tical miles of the Atlantic according to a Coast Guard spokes- woman in Miami. Searchers have not spotted debris from the dtwned ship or the missing Pride Capt. Armin Elsaesser of South and ship engineer Vinney of West Conn. Survivors told the Coast that they had seen face the bodies of the other two missing crew deckhand Nina a 23-year-old college student from and carpen- ter Barry of George- Del. will search as long as we feel there is a chance of said Coast Guard spokeswoman Brenda Toledo. know they did have life jack- ets and flares and other boats on so they had items to cling to in the she said. Survivors did not talk to reporters in Puerto Rico but Coast Guard officials and representatives of the Pride of Baltimore Inc. re- layed some of the crew's harrowing experiences during the past week. The Pride's 12 sailors were tossed into the ocean around noon May 14 when a 60- to 90-knot wind ripped across the boat's starboard side. Most were attached to safety lines on deck and were lowering sails in preparation for foul weather. Riding out an ocean they had no warning of the fierce and sudden that toppled the churned up 10-foot waves and lowered visibility to 50 feet. The captain and 1st mate John Flanagan of dove beneath the sinking ship to free two life rafts. One of the rafts exploded when it hit the boat's rigging. The eight known survivors spent up to six hours trying to inflate the second raft. They lived in the raft for 4V4 days on bits of thick biscuits and a daily ration of a half-cup of water for each survivor. Then they were spotted by crew aboard the Norwegian tanker Toro who saw a light from the raft. When the tanker turned toward the surviving sailors realized for the first time they they would on Page Col. Our Pride remains. Page 10. Newsroom 268-5000 Jlic Tomorrow's Fair mild For see page 11. VOL Cl NO. 120 MAY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE SOUTH River High School band and chorus will present a free spring concert at tonight in the school auditorium at 201 Central Edgewater. AREA THE COUNTY is asked to hire more teachers. Page 37. CITYSCAPE VIETNAM VETERANS join the parade. Page 37. KENT ISLAND DESPITE RECENT farmers are concerned about parched crops. Page 32. CHEF'S CHOICE BLACK WALNUTS are worth the effort. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT THE MARYLAND Hall Chamber Singers' concert was short but sweet. Page 34. IN WASHINGTON A ROBERT Arneson exhibit opens at the Hirshhorn. Page 35. POLITICS COMMON CAUSE lists votes of legislators. Page 9. STATE DR. HELEN Brooke Taussig is killed in a car crash. Page 4 THE TERRORIST who sur- vived the Rome airport massa- cre says Syria provided support in the mission. Page 2. SPORTS THE ANGELS downed the 6-4. Page 25 PEOPLE Jerry better known as has launched a 10-city publicity campaign for the March of Dimes The form- er child star of televi- s i o n s It To now kicked off i the tour as co-chairman of the an- nual fund raising dnve with a visit to the Vanderbilt Chil- dren's Hospital in Nashville Mathers said he became in volved with the charity be- cause his wife. Rhonda was born premature When she be came the couple re alized complications could occur LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 274 Pick 4 5S12 INDEX 4 pages Calendar Classified Ads 40-46 columns Crossword Editorials 10 Entertainment 34-35 food page 13-14 OWteartei n Police Beat Sports 25-31 Television listings 55 -------------'Aim admiral tells mids------------ Navy graduates mids By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Naval officers should aim high in their military careers but die of Adm. William J. Crowe Jr. told Naval Academy graduates and some specta- tors this morning. Beneath an overcast Presi- dent Reagan's top military adviser told the midshipmen not to their over world tensions. our own society has we live under a number of said Crowe who was ap- pointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October. to conclude that because we have serious problems we are going to the dogs is sheer non- said the 1946 Naval Acade- my graduate. As the crowd cheered and hooted each graduate crossing the plat- new JEasiga Gteafc Ewcett Campbell shouted in marine soun- doff mom and Ensign Matthew Carl an- other honor let out an Indian war whoop and hopped down the steps. Crowe ticked off a number of positive thoughts that have tran- scended the years of turmoil in Korea and Vietnam. The United States and world de- mocracy still prosper and enemies of the free way of life have been more often thwarted than and their star is in decline more and more as time goes In his fatherly and often humor- COMMISSIONING WEEK THE CLASS OF 1986 PACKAGE AVAILABLE Coverage of all Commission- ing Week events at the Naval Academy will be available to relatives and friends of graduat- ing midshipmen in a six-day package of newspapers provid- ed by The Capital. The which includes the editions from May 16 through May will be mailed anywhere in the U.S. for Checks should be made out to The Capital and mailed P.O. Box Md. 214M. For packages may be purchased at our offices at 213 West St. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Packages will be available for pickup after 9 a.m. Friday. by Bob OllbcH ADM. WILLIAM J. CROWE and graduating mids watch Blue Angels fly near stadium today. ous Crowe drew laughter as he told parents in the crowd to follow the advice of a bumper sticker that read yourself live long enough to be a problem to your children Crowe's 20-mmute address to the Class of '86 was preceded by the traditional fly-over of the Blue An- gels at a.m and a 21-gun salute. As the graduates filed into Navy- Marine Corps Memorial the underclassmen and friends seated in the stands erupted in cheers. Parents watched as the gradu- ates took their seats on the field. on my third roll of said Shirley mother of Ensign Mark Lowman. one of those dreams. Once the first three months of plebe year were we knew he'd make For Luz Dum the graduation of her daughter Jean today was her second academy commencement. Her son Marcial graduated in 1983. really wanted to be said Mrs Dum who was accompanied by family members from Long Island. As newly commissioned the 64 women and 951 men will be shipping out largely into three aviation surface war- fare and nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships In exchange for the education and training they receive at the the graduates are obli- gated to serve for a minimum of on Page Col. Truants' parents may face jail By JCANNA RAMEY Staff Writer If your child frequently plays hooky from you may be dragged into court in the next few weeks and thrown in jail. County school officials are taking a new approach to the age-old prob- lem of truancy. They plan to prose- cute parents whose errant children can't seem to make it to class. In the officials have tried conferences and counseling to corral some 30 truants who each year their noses at the said Edward director of pupil services But because those conventional methods don't always officials are turning to the judicial system for help. message is that truancy just isn't going to be Assist- ant State's Attorney James D Bar- ton said. Barton is reviewing files on 80 to 90 students who have missed as much as three months of this school year. In many instances misdemean- or charges will be filed against their parents. is one situation I know of where there are three kids in a family who are just not being pushed to go to Barton said Parents face up to 10 days in jail and a fine every day a child misses classes for unexcused rea- according to state law Another law increases the penalty to a fine and 30 days in jail if a parent forces a child to stay home The law requires all children 6 to 16 years old to attend classes. The statute also holds parents responsi- ble for getting their kids to class. Truancy is not a major problem in the county school system of students who attend classes an aver- age of 94 percent of the Miller said. But each year about students are singled out as missing an inordi- nate amount of school. These chil- dren are sent to who usually come to the root of the like not having enough clothes or the proper Depu- ty Superintendent C Berry Carter said The list is then narrowed down to about 200 students who receive a warning from the Office of the State's Attorney. The letter sent to parents tells them of the penalties for wayward students experience has been that if you don't do anything with these the problem tends to on Page Col. Odd-even fails County extends water ban DAYLIGHT EXTENSION would give bikers like Stephen Frickler more time to ride and relax In the Daylight extension OK'd B.T THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON National light-sariag time would begin on the first Sunday to three weeks earlier than at under a plao approved by the Senate yesterday The proposed change is less ambi tioni than fonr-week extension approved by UK Bouse Last The Bouse version mcbaded an eitra week IB the fall to provide more daylight during traditional Hallow- een by millions of the nation's cbDdrtB The between the two plans will be resolved s House- Senate conference Supporters of the measure which was attached to a fire prevention autborteatioa said tt would save reduce traffk arndenis. provide more recreation time and benefit the sporting goods conve- nience store and barbecue indus- tries Senate approved its version after defeating a bid to uble it by a Part D-Md- virfed la favar the Sea. Caariet Maty R-Md did rate oa proposal fcetaase be was la Mwtaaa stakiag a an aMeaaM. U.8 tep. MarJOTfe 6. Halt. R vaaV af her a tad oa Ike aa aide U S Rep Ed Markey. D-Mass a principal House said he was fonfjdeitt ft can be cleared for Prm dent Reagan's signature have repeatedly railed for more daylight-saving OB Page 12. Col Bj CHRISTINE NEIBERGER Staff Writer Despite last weekend's rationing record high water consumption has forced the county to ban all outside water use from noon to midnight on weekends The partial ban takes effect coun tywtde Saturday and will be in force every weekend until the drought subsides officials announced venter day The ban does Dot apply to Annapo Us those served by private wells or businesses dependent upon water The restriction replaces the looser odd-even rationing that went into effect last weekend Once warned violators will be fined S2S for first offenses and for subsequent officials said The are intended to ensure adequate water pressure and sop plies for fireftgbttng and indoor wa ter use Water consumption skyrocketed this weekend forcing the county to pump a record 36 4 million gallons Sunday about times the daily- average In the county system produced 356 milbon gallons the previous Sunday when rationing was not in effect With odd even in there was no savings at all In fact we pumped 800000 more gallons than jsual said Marilyn spokesman for the Depart- ment of Utilities With county pumps running at fulj the county's water customers began draining off re- serves stored ID tanks that maintain firefighting supplies In Severna water levels in the Jumpers Hole Road tower dropped low as far as we were concerned there wasn't any more water to Ms Harmon said The county received reports of low water pressure this weekend from Shipley's Choice Chester- fietri and other CoBtinoed oa Page Cei   

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