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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland HCWELL M P Q BOX 1558 LAUREL Newsroom 208-5000 Tomorrow's Mare showers For page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 161 JULY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET David and Ginger Hilde- brand will present a free out- door concert of folk music at tonight at Broadneck Sen- ior High 1265 Green Holly Drive. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. AREA COUNTY prosecutor's death ruled suicide. Page 29. SEVERNA PARK EAST-WEST BOULEVARD plan debated. Page 41. VIGNETTES ANNAPOLIS CONVENTION bicentennial plans under way. Page 17. LIVING CRUISE SHIPS rediscover the bay. Page 9. DINING OUT HARRY BROWNE'S redeco- rated. Page 31. STATE DRUG abuse a nightmare in Maryland. Page 4. 6 PALESTINIANS convicted of killing. Page 2. FED SAID READY to lower interest rates. Page 3. BOATING JOHN JENKINS is Cal 25 champ. Page 27. SPORTS WALLY JOYNER picked for ALL-Stars. Page 21. PEOPLE Singer Connie se- verely bitten when she inter- vened in a fight between her two pet husky says sur- geons con- s i d e r e amputating her right leg because of infection. Miss Stev- who underwent leg surgery Monday at UCLA Medical Center in Los was in good condition yesterday and said she expect- ed to be released next week. had to go inside my deep into the she said in a telephone interview from her hospital bed. was a chance of losing it. was very frightening. I can't imagine not running or dancing or playing. In a the enormity of possibly losing my leg was very frightening for me She was bitten June 27 in the backyard of her Holmby Hills home after she sprayed a gar- den hose to break up the between the two male 150- poood Caleb and Aja. After she separated the Caleb bit her right calf six the said. got a teta- nus shot and the doctors cleaned the wound and I thought I wai She then left on a cruise Ten she was airlifted with a severe infection For a look at other people in the news ste pige 3 LOTTERY Nttmben drawn yesterday Three-digit W7 Pick 4 TTtt. 5 Claaaifled -S3 Teieriaioa Station location rapped Editor's Beginning Staff Writer Jeff Davis takes a two-part look at the problems con- fronting the Annapolis Fire De- partment. By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer When a new fire station opens in West Annapolis this the Historic District may become a some city fire- fighters charge. The city is selling its old down- town stations and relocating the firefighters to the station under construction at the intersection of Taylor Avenue and Annapolis Street. Fire Chief Charles H. whoJiasateadlastly called for the consolidated station for 20 insists the new station will im- prove the fire department. we're going to be giving a little bit better Steele said. But firefighters ac- cording to the union president and sources in the department. people downtown don't re- alize how dangerous this will said a veteran city firefighter who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. people are in for a said another firefighter. didn't want it. The chief is the one who wanted Charles A. president of Local 1926 of the International Association of Fire said the union objects to the new sta- tion. Members wanted the city to renovate the downtown stations and improve salaries and benefits. weren't even asked about the new station we feel we were slighted from the Dalton said. Because of the random openings CONSOLIDATE RE STATION US NAVAL HOSPITAL iRascue HDM CoJ Water Witch Hook A Udder Co. Firefighters say city safety risked Map by M. Monica MAP SHOWS downtown location of Rescue Hose Co. and Independent and Water Witch Hook and Ladder Co. fire which are moving to a new consolidated station on Taylor Avenue. of the drawbridge over Spa the Eastport Volunteer Fire Com- pany should not be relied upon for downtown they said. Firefighters believe the move will isolate the downtown making it more difficult to respond to Historic District fires on time. had the same said Mayor Dennis who took office after construction of the new station had started under the ad- ministration of former Mayor Richard L. Hillman. Callahan said he was assured by Steele the situation was safe and the city's insurance rating would not suffer. looked at this very objec- tively and they said there's no Callahan said. think there's some sort of romantic to the old Callahan said of the fire- fighters' opposition. understand that and I appre- ciate that but we're dealing in realities here Callahan said the sale of two of the downtown stations will give the city a windfall plus about per year added to the city tax rolls. The city is closing the Water Witch Hook and Ladder Company and Independent Fire Company on East Street and the Rescue Hose Company on West Street. In 1983 the Independent Fire Company was moved to the build- ing next to Water Witch to the first phase of the consolidation plan. on Page Col. By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer The Annapolis firefighters pulled up to the burning' bouse ready for a workout. Ofly two were riding the four- man ladder truck. they jumped out of the cab and ran to the back. They jwrolled the booked them to hydrants and activated the pumps. Wearing heavy one of the sweating firefighters grabbed the nozzle and ran to the front door in an attempt to single-handedly tight back the blaze. The other man had to stay with the truck. Besides saving lives and fighting the the man entering the burning house bad something else on his When will the next units The scenario is real. It happened recently in Annapolis. City speaking anon- ymously in fear of use the story to illustrate their re- newed call for more manpower in the 81-member department They claim incredible workloads are damaging their health and the city's safety The number of multiple-alarm fires mainly to provide addition- al personnel at each blaze has shot up this year. And the value of property lost by fire in Annapolis has skyrocketed from in 1975 to million in 1985. By April this year the loss figure had already reached million. people of Annapolis have no idea how unprotected they said one firefighter. they had any they wouldn't dare have a fire in a fireplace or a Firefighters are able to put out fires through not a surplus of they say. have no idea how unprotected they are. If they had any they wouldn't dare have a fire in a fireplace or a City firefighter But the question is how long will 81 firefighters be enough to protect this growing Personnel levels have remained at 78 to 81 during the past 10 years. your house is on the fire department is the last thing on your a firefighter said. then you're gonna want to know where the 100 guys are to put your fire While the department is author- ized to have 81 the actual number of firefighters on duty in Annapolis is they say. guys are busting their asses why they don't have a heart attack is beyond one firefighter said. Under a regular 24-hour there are either 22 or 23 career firefighters and paramedics on duty at the department's five sta- tions. But if you subtract the officer in charge and four people assigned to emergency medical only 17 or 18 firefighters are on duty. And that's the manpower level if nobody is on vacation or taking a training class. For on April 26 when a three-alarm fire damaged three homes on Prince George Street in the Historic 22 men were scheduled for duty. on Page Cel. Making flattened dilapidated shops yesterday at the Street and Garrett Boulevard In Annapolis to clear the way for a four-story shopping sod office complex Gardiner general contractors of knocked down the rear of the then tipped the front backwards Coppola drunk when killed By JOANNA EAMET Staff Writer ton of movie director Francis Ford Coppola was drunk when killed in a Memorial Day boating accident OB the Sovtb according to an atrtopcy report reteaaed yesterday. Qaeatiaefl BOW have been raiaed whether actor Griffla O'Neal who tatd operating the boat OB wMeb GtM-Carte Coppola alao had hew Making. reaaaa that the son of actor Ryan O'Neal was not tested for alcohol was that he told police that Coppola wag piloting the 14 fool rent- ed ruBabout. State's Attorney ren B. Duckett Jr. said Griffin O'Neal told the truth. I kBOW JDC Natural Resource Police wottd iare given him the Doctett nid. they bettered that Griffin O'Neal wat the open tor of the H would been re- he said felt that waa Beeetaary Coppola's Mood contained 15 per- cent which is the equivtlent of about five 12-ounce beers con fumed in one how for a ptrson of his 124-lb according to the Department of Mortem Exam The autopsy thovefi that the 23- year-oM's body had no traces erf draft Two wftoetfes to accident who said that O'Neal was behind the wheel were not asked about their obtervatlons until one day lat er. marine police Capt Frank Wood said But if 0 Seal told officers he was operating the police might bsveoteded more evidence before forcing the young actor to submit to a test. Wood An oWteer who spoke with O'Neal felt that he no to require the test Wood said He also Mid thit it is not illegsl for gen on a boat to drink have certain rights Just because there is a death Page ft. Col Phone clone FCC reviews cellular form By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer In the hotly contested race for virgin cellular telephone a group of Annapolis entrepreneurs is finding its practices under fire. Competitors and reportedly some Federal Communications Commis- sion officials are raising about the way that Annapolis busi- nessman Stephen account- ant Craig several former partners in a law firm and others won cellular tele- phone franchises in five across the country. Partnerships connected with the businessmen last month won lotter- ies conducted by the FCC for cellu- lar franchises in San Puerto Little York. Pa and Miss a technology that uses radio waves to link mobile tele- phones to has only been commercially available since 19S3 The in an effort to keep up with the demand and find a fair way to award the hat experimented with several of application In the agency moved to I lottery system And. though the chances of winning are tens of thousands of individuals and compa- nies have applied for the mott re- cent lotteries But many of the applicants have abused the FCC officials said In the where fraud or criminal misrepresentation oc- the FCC reportedly plans to prosecute or'turn the catet over to the Justice Department for pruneu tton. FCC ConniMiooer Mark Fow ler on Jane 21. Hit worfe wen meant to help sUw mtti filtof s in npcomlnf M FCC official ktld It not etear whether the partner ihipt beaded by Stobert and others weald faD iato that cite But the raited by MB Paffe Oil
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