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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Retail Ads Business Classified Cfrculation 208-dOOO 208-9000 268-7000 268-4800 288-5000 HOWELL 0 BOX 1558 VOL. Cl NO. 131 I For see page 11. JUNE 25 Cents PONT FORGET THE JAZZ fusion Moon will present a free concert at 7 tonight at City Dock. AREA DOCTORS URGE whooping cough vaccinations for chil- despite increased cost. Page 37. CITYSCAPE SEWAGE goes hi-tech. Page 37. KENT ISLAND YOU can't beat him with then you've got to beat him with your says powerboat racer Wheeler Baker. Page 21. DR. GOTT BENIGN POSITIONAL ver- tigo is a temporary bout of dizziness. Page 39. CHEF'S CHOICE STEAMING is suitable for much more than crabs. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT THE ANNAPOLIS Summer Garden Theatre has opened its 21st season with perhaps the most beloved musical of all time. Page 34. TAMING of the has never been more timely. Page 34. IN WASHINGTON THE STUTTGART Ballet opens at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Page 35. STATE RONALD W. PELTON testi- fied at his espionage trial he was sure federal agents want- ed to recruit him as a counter- spy. Page 4. NATION WORLD THE SENATE has voted to authorize higher education stu- dent loans and grants for the next five years. Page 2. SEN. JAMES Abdnor sur- vived a primary election politi- cal Shootout in the South Dakota Badlands. Page 3. SPORTS THE CELTICS are a game away from the championship. Page 25. PEOPLE Fred Grandy of TV's Love overcanfe oppo- nents' charges that he was an outsider in bis home state and sailed easily into the Republi- can nomination for Iowa's 6th District congressional seat. 37. who hadn't lived in the district since he was will face dairy farmer Clayton Hodgson in November. who played purser Gopher Smith on the won or 68 percent. Grandy said Tuesday his margin of victory the question on whether I'm a native came a point where people got tired of all the be said. more negative things they said about the more positive people felt about For a look at other people in the news see ptge 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday. Three-digit Pick 4 021. INDEX 4 sections. 41 pages Cftlendsr 15 Classified Ads 40 tf columns 47 Crossword 41 Editorials 10 EBtertammeot J445 Keotlslaod 21-22 Food page..............1M4 Obituaries ................11 PottceBeat H Sports ...................2S-32 Television listings 15 Judge seeks changes in sentence review system By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Circuit Court Judge Eugene M. Lerner recently fired off a memo aimed at three colleagues in a battle cry to reform the way prison terms are shortened. Judge Lerner sentenced a man to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an acquaintance in her home. A three-judge panel reduced the time to two calling the original sentence possible justification could there be for reducing the sentence based upon the facts in this asked Judge Lerner in the absolutely This is not the first case where a' review panel has whittled away at rendered by the Annapolis who has a reputation among attorneys as being tough on defend- ants. Price is right 903 lots sold at tax auction By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Bidding was spirited and prices high as 200 people hoping for a bargain crowded into the Arundel Center yesterday for the annual property tax auction. The sale of homes and busi- nesses on which county taxes remain upaid generated about With auctioneer Robert H. Camp- bell directing the daylong 903 properties went on the auction block. Every parcel was many to real estate investors. very satisfied. Absolutely a said Gus county revenue administrator. What seems to draw most bidders is the prospect of getting a high return on their investment. Once the land is the original owner must pay the bidder an 18 percent interest penalty on the taxes to reclaim the property. 18 percent is what so many are said who got help the auction from his sons Robert H. II and Richard C. Campbell. interest rates have come so 18 percent looks real good. That's why on balance I think prop- erty was bid up right more than Furious bidding pushed up prices on Page Col. End of the line Elk lodge 1 of 2 bus station sites By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer A parking lot behind the Arundel Center and the Elks Lodge on Rowe Boulevard are the finalists in the search for a new Annapolis transit center site. A city panel agreed last night to focus on those two locations before meeting again June 26 to come up with a final recommendation. The panel stopped short of select- ing one site as originally scheduled after members said they wanted to consult with their organizations be- fore carting a vote. Mayor Dennis Callahan indicated afteifrhis election last November that the Elks cite would not be consid ered for the transit which would include bus terminal and cab station But the Elks property remains in the running because the committee is judging each site on its said Aktermsn Roth R-Wird who coairi the panel. myor'i decision was a polit ical one. The committee's decision is. in a pare what is the best plsce for a tramtft center she said CaRaban. who is a member of the was tmaraflaMe for cosameot this noning TnBC CMnllllM wCffJtt KB UOBS is Febreary wtth a list of 20 M Page CM. Of the 24 sentences appealed in the Circuit Court since five have been reduced. All of the sentences that were trimmed were Judge Lerner's cases. Any defendant who receives a sentence of at least two years in prison may appeal the to a three-judge panel. The panels are comprised of a judge's who are ran- domly selected. Although almost all of the eight other jurists in the Annapolis courthouse have had sentences most have remained un- changed in recent years. Judge Lerner's sentences are reduced with more regularity. Judge said he doesn't feel like he is-being singled or that his treatment of defendants is particularly strict. find that people around the courthouse feel I'm a stiff sentencer. I feel that I am fair 'What possible justification could there be for reducing the sentence absolutely Judge Eugene M. Lerner when sentencing. If they deserve a stiff I give it to them. If they deserve I give he said. t Judge Lerner's memorandum and 'call to reform or abolish the three-judge panels are rooted in the case of Daniel L. Stanley. facts in this case reveal clearly to anyone who can understand that while the victim was sleeping and that she was raped. A two-year sentence in prison is outrageous for this Judge Lerner wrote in the memo. Stanley pleaded guilty to a third-degree sex after he accepted a plea bargain in which a second-degree rape charge was dropped. Stanley knew the 34-year-old mother of one small having met her a few times before the August incident. According to county the woman was asleep with pneumonia in her bedroom when she awakened to find Stanley at her side. And after his there was some disagreement over how he should be pun- ished.Under state be faced a maximum 10 on Page Col. A HIGH-WIRE TASK Putting a fresh coot of gold leaf on the holla otop the 100-foot moats of the Mystic at the City Dock yeotordoy woa o toll one that local industrlol ooHolist Dutch Shultlo of the Spa Crook Sky Hook Co. giodly occoptod. The real task was getting from one moot to the other. As tourists looked Shuttle opted for the shortest route the support coble between the two The coble oeved Shultls the time and trouble of climbing down one moat end up the other. City In line or too By KEVIN DRAW1AUGH Staff Writer When Alderman Alfred A Hopkins cast hit first volt on the city budget in AnnspolU needed SI million to keep going another year. OB Monday Right Hopkins will rote on UK budget sgaia But this the msyor wants SX0 mtUfcn from taxpayers to get througa the ant fear btftaniftg July l. The growth it the aod exoceat of city government in recent yefft beta treojeodoos The budget bis tripled in just the past 16 years Where one building boosed most of the departments few osoe siiwcUues are DOW needed Bran eftew room to premium Some veterans of city government say the budget sad the bores ocracy hare gotten too Mg Others disagree aod say the city's machinery is shoot w aettyof Aa informal surrey by The showed Annapolis' city government is about the same site other smiU city governments in Maryland offer the sane municipal services Bat KHM small cities save big mooey by letting the sobarbao couo ties sroad then take care of cer- tain sorrkes Whether taxpsyen really those sariogs or simply make up for them to county taxes it difficult to detonate. a city that trass fers its n unioMlKh i to a cooaty loses seme tecsT Mid. been zillion studies doot OB thii to the said Aidemaa Irving Mager. I Ward 2 conflicting conclusioui many questions unan- swered for Annapolis Mayor Dennis Cattafcaa said ing his eanpaiga he would look at transferring three entities the city's Fire Board of Elections and the Purchasing oo Page It Col. 1   

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