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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland About Tanning Is not truly carefree. South Why public water is a turnoff. SEE PAGE 14 f Newsroom 268-5000 lie Tomorrow's Fair hot For 7. VOL Cl NO. 127 MAY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET WARREN KELLERHOUSE and the Chesapeake Greys will present a free concert of big band music from 7 to 9 tonight at London Town Publik House on Londontown Road in Edge- water. AREA COUNCILWOMAN MAU- REEN LAMB finds herself screaming about an overflow- ing septic system. Page 19. ET CETERA ST. JOHN'S College makes the grade in The New Republic magazine. Page 19. DR. GOTT BUFFERED AND enteric- coated aspirin have about the same safety for patients re- quiring large doses. Page 20. ARUNDEL ARTIST THE RECENTLY opened DeMatteis Gallery in the reno- vated Livery building on West Street is an ideal backdrop for the eclectic interests of its owner. Page 17. STATE A SECOND Old Court execu- tive pleads guilty to stealing money from the Page 4. SOUTH AFRICA says more force is needed to combat a growing communist threat to its national security. Page 2. I THE NATION'S trade deficit fell sharply in April. Page 3. SPORTS FRED COUPLES holds a 3- shot lead at the Kemper Open in Bethesda. Page 9. PEOPLE Chrysler chairman LEE IA- who led efforts to restore the Statue of says he was red-faced when he realized he visit- i ed the monu- ment since he was a child. I a coc c a said despite numerous trips to New York he never even took either of his daughters to the and that he only returned to the site in after President Reagan asked him to lead the restoration efforts. answer was simple and it was lacocca wrote in Sunday's Parade magazine. Statue of Lib- erty didn't mean the same thing to me that it did to my father lacocca said his an immigrant from took him to the statue when he was 5 years old. For a look at other people in the news today. pape 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit X22 Pick 4 INDEX 4 .W pages Calendar 22 Classified Ads 27-36 Comici. columns 25 Crossword 28 Entertainment IB-17 Health Obituaries Police Beat 7 South county 14 Sports M3 Television listings 17 Boating death report disputed O'Neal drove boat mirk thf of this 14-foot boat ranted last Monday by Qian Coppola and Qrtffln O'Ntil. Wltntssts say who waa killed In the South River was on the passenger's eide end O'Neal wee operating the craft. The boat Is now In a garage near the Pier 7 Marina. By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Actor Griffin Patrick O'Neal not Gian Carlo Coppola was operating the motorboat that struck a sail- boat's tow line on the South River killing a couple who witnessed the incident told The Capital. The statements from the operators of the towing vessel conflict with an account by state Department of Nat- ural Resources Police that Coppola was steering the 14-foot rented runa- bout. It also leaves open the possibility that the son of actor Ryan may face charges in the death of the son of Academy-Award winning film director Francis Ford Coppola. Marine police earlier this week said charges were pending comple- tion of the investigation expected next week. was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel General Hospital of damage to the back of the bead and marine police said. Kenneth and Bonnie Wilkins of wbo were in the sail- boat towing another said O'Neal was driving and Coppola was near the bow on the port tide. no doubt ia our mind at said Mrs. Wilkini. They also disputed claims by about the distance be- tween the two sailboats and his speed. O'Neal told marine police investi- gators the tow line was 150-feet long and the motorboat was traveling 15 to 20 or 17 to 23 mph. But Wilkins said the tow a to- inch nylon anchor was stretched about 50 feet between the two vessels. The powered by a 50-horsepower appeared to be going 30 to 40 he said. The couple recalls the haired boy with longer was sitting near the bow. The haired who had shorter hair was sitting towards the behind the steering they said. Coppola had dark hair. who has blond has a crew cut reportedly for his part in of a Vietnam-era movie being shot in Arlington Na- tional Cemetery. whose father is directing the and O'Neal took a day off from filming and rented the McKee Craft runabout from Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater several hours before the accident. The civilian employees of the were aboard their 34-foot the Frick a in Alms- house Creek heading to their marina la the Selby Bay when they came across the Lucky Me. The operator of the sailboat said he needed a tow. on Page Col. 'Pride was dependable9 Former captains say ship met all expectations By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer BALTIMORE From its first trials in the Chesapeake Bay to its last trans-Atlantic the Pride of Baltimore was dependable and easy four of the ship's former captains testified handled like a small boat. She was very said Mel- bourne Smith of who built the 80-foot schooner and took it through its sea trials. sailed up to my expectations. I was very Smith told Coast Guard and National Transpor- tation Saftey Board officials investi- gating the sinking of the Pride. Smith and other former captains praised the design of the ship and the maintenance performed since it was launched in 1977. Those who knew Captain Arm in E. Elsaesser III also defended his con- servative approach to sailing and the decisions he made just before handlec ke a small boat. She was very responsive Melbourne Smith. Builder or Pride the Pride sank 300 miles north of Puerto Rico. During five days of there has been no evidence that the ship the captain or the crew contributed to the May 14 accident. Virtually all of the accounts sug- gest that a freak squall was the sole cause of the accident. After an 80- knot wind knocked the boat water began rushing into an open hatch and the ship sank within a survivors said. The hearing is expected to end today after testimony from ship designer Thomas C. Gillroer of napolis and officials from Pride bf Baltimore the non-profit group that operated the ship. Hearing officers then have six months to issue reports on the acci- dent and suggest if any new federal regulations could prevent a similar incident. Frederick Hechlinger of Annapo- who helped build the ship and occasionally filled in as said the Pride was in good shape before its European voyage and return to the Caribbean. think the preventive mainte- nance program for the Pride during the last five years was And Jan Miles of who sailed the Pride to Europe last said Elsaesser's sailing decisions appeared to be cautious on Page Col. CapHcl ptvcxe BOAT BUILDER Melbourne Smith in his Annapolis shop. He built the Pride took it through Its sea trials. County approves Educators pleased SCHOOL BUDGET million budget By PETER WEST Staff Writer More money for school construc- tion and reading teachers has school officials smiling today following the County approval of a 1233.3 million education budget for fiscal The budget approved yesterday is 2 million less than requested by the but represents million or 7 9 percent increase over last year's budget The construction and renovauon funds were last-minute added to the county Bosrd of budget by County Executive 0 James LighUuzer Additional bonded indebtedness will not be reomred according to Ligbthitw. with the funded on a pay-as-you-go bam rather than through borrowing A board official promised to work within existing budget to fund a pilot program designed to improve students' writing ikilli by reducing the student to teacher ratio. The budget included tl mil- boo for reoorsttoBS to Aodover Hifh for renovations to Brooklyn Park High Total budget 3 million. million fo- AACC. million to rerair Artdover High. Brooklyn Park High. to pia- a Route 3 school 'or classrooms 6 saia't -r'ease 101.2 new 10 teachers 'or students 9.2 reading and engineering f Rxmte 3 corridor and School. in money for a school in for portable Couarilman whose district Brooklyn crmri comment Duriof County hearings on the school board budget turner this month several representatives of ares schools asked fs Col. D Linthi Andover and be reached for Tax rate cut 6 cents By CHRISTINE NEtBERGER Staff Writer The County Council last night adopted a 1460 million election-year operating cutting 6 cents from the property tax rate Setting a tax rate of per 1100 of assessed property the council doubled County Executive 0 James I.ighthirer's pro- posed 5-cent reduction Despite the cut. homeowners will still pay to average 2.7 percent more in taxes because of rising property values The council would have had to slash the tax rate to to offset higher assessments The owner of the average Wl.OOO county for will pay in property taxes thu up from last year In county tax rate will be City homeowners receive services from both and must also pay city taxes based OB Ann i current rate of SI 83 A new city tax rate will be set nexi month wbeo the City Council approves the fiscal 1W7 The council trimmed million from Ufbthiter's 1 million proposed spending plan COUNTY BUDGET million operating budget million for schools 6 cent cut in the tax rates tax rate for county tax rate for Annapolis million for construction million for road resurfacing 6 percent pay hike million for 210 m if I ion for rrxJoor poof can live Lijththiwr said responsibty I'm Tbe record milhoe fiscal 1M7 awdftet. which foes into effect on July 1. reflects a 13 percent increase over this year's TV wifl for 210 new school ctxmty M sod percent raises and worth aaiiboB M CoL
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