Annapolis Capital, July 12, 1986

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Boat blast 'victim' reappears 10 years later think figured that they would be he Would change his Identity and everyone would forget about Lawrence Victim's stepfather By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer For 10 an Arnold man has puzzled police about a boat explosion on the Patapsco after which he vanished and the body of a friend bobbed to the surface. The lingering mystery about the accident was revived last month when Thomas Maynard reappeared. After a decade of the 44- year-old mason surrendered to po- lice to face an unrelated robbery charge hi Baltimore County. He is now confined at that county's deten- tion center. On Nov. Maynard was a passenger on a 28-foot cabin cruiser that exploded in the 45-degree Patapsco River. The boat's Donald and Juanita were also on board. The Severn both 29 and recently had plans to at- tend a turkey shoot that day. But they also wanted to winterize their boat and decided to take it out for its last ride of the season. According to Oxenrider's stepfath- Lawrence the couple was seen with Haynard boarding the cruiser at the White Rocks Marina in Pasadena The boat was last spotted speeding out to the mouth of the Patapsco before it suddenly burst into according to state police and Depart- ment of Natural Resources Police accounts. was on the but got Anne Arundel County prosecutor Gerald K. Anders says of Maynard. still trying to figure out what Marine police were at the boat's side in minutes and saw it burn. But officers saw no sign of anyone on board or in the water. The charred hull was towed to the where its gas tanks were also found intact. Oxenrider's body surfaced six months up river from the accident. It was so badly posed that a medical examiner could not determine a cause of death. Mrs. Oxenrider's body has never been found. She has since been legally declared dead. Anders has resurrected a volumi- nous police report on the accident to decide whether charges will be filed against Maynard for the explosion. was everyone's assumption that the accident was to be used as a Anders said. it's not clear in my mind yet what started the But if the explosion was a smoke- what was being covered What it did Maynard or the Oxeorlders have hi the explo- And is Mrs. Oxenrider though declared legally Did Oxenrider die hi the or was his body dumped Speculation about the accident abounds. One theory is that Maynard tried to fake his death because he was under investigation by the FBI for allegedly smuggling stolen gold and silver. Maynard also had been charged with the robbery of an elderly Pikes- ville couple in their home. He will be tried on that case July 30 Oxenrider's stepfather theorizes that the couple and Maynard climbed into a waiting boat. The cabin cruiser was then accelerated into the river and timed to he Mid. But who said the couple and Maynard were good thinks that the Oxenriders were either pressured or forced into blowing up the boat Foley said that the Oxenriders had a lot to lose if they staged an accident. Mrs. Oxenrider was four months pregnant and her husband held a good job as a welder for Westinghouse Electric Corp. don't think they knew what was going Foley said. think figured that they would be he would change his identi- ty and everyone would forget about What puzzles Foley is that Oxenri- der's body was discovered several miles up river. He speculates that on Page Col. HOWELL MICROFILM5 P n COX 1558 LAUREL ME 20707 ZOttOOOO lie Tomorrow's Hot A humid For see page 11. VOL Cl NO. 163 JULY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET and priz- es are features of the indoor carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the South County Rec- reation Center on Sudtey Road in Harwood. HOME OF THE WEEK ALONG the Severn Manresa presents an imposing sight Page 31. AREA A FIRE set by a child exten- sively damages a West Street SfATS JEROME S. form- er part-owner of Old Court Savinfs and has been indicted for theft. Page 4 NATION WORLD SENATE leader Bob Dole told White House officials yes- terday that the administra- tion's South Africa policy is matter of growing concern in the Page 2. A MYSTERIOUS Air Force plane crashed in Sequoia Na- tional Forest early killing the pilot Page 3 SPORTS STEVE SCHEIFELE'S skat- ing credentials are impressive Page 19. PEOPLE ACTOR TODD who plays Gary Coleman's brother on the rent TV was placed on three years' pro- bation yes- terday for bombing a car belong ing to a man with whom be had done business Los Ange- les County Superior Court Judge Robert Fratianne also ordered the ac tor to jail for one but he stayed the order until Jan 7 also was fined and was ordered to per form 300 hours of community service and to pay resti Uttion to an automobile cus- tomiser whose Mercedes-Benz was damaged in the explosion For a look at other people in the see page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 5M Pick 4 74T1 INDEX 5 54 pages Business News Calendar Classified Adi eofanns Cross word Editorials 29 32-57 17 52 10 15-16 SI 15 11 I fttttfs Ustings 14 AT SOUTH River High Jayne Astle teaches algebra In a summer class. Photo by Bob OlttMrt BOOKS OF SUMMER For it's no vacation By PETER WEST Staff Writer Summer time and the livin' ain't easy Not if you're atoning in a classroom for wintertime sloth This week fresh-faced elementary school students and adults only half a credit shy of graduation hearkened to the clarion call of the summer school bell At South River High 617 second- ary students from the Annapolis area joined more than others at Severna Park and Glen Burnie high schools to make up for lost time A few even were getting a jump on the future Though overall secondary schools en rollments recently have more students attended summer school in the past five said Wayne who has run the county's summer school pro- gram for 22 years Just over secondary students took summer school classes in he said. Reasons for the increase aren't but those who teach and administer sum- mer school sessions said more stringent graduation requirements seems to be a factor in boosting enrollment For a fraction of the county's summer school can be a second chance or a purgatory Students have the choice of enrolling for one of two morning sessions in air-condi tioned comfort But Listening to young people talk about why they're in summer school and their prospects of coming back next you can hear in the background the faint echoes of dialogue from a grade B prison picture Some will tell you about bum raps that left them a half-credit short of graduation and others will tell you they'll never see the inside of a summer school classroom again But there are veterans as resigned to spending July in the classroom as the Birdman was to life in his Alcatraz cell For many it's the great equalizer Those to whom SAT are just three more on Page Col No punishment By PETER WEST Staff Writer Donna Siedel is taking her young stu dents on a trip around the world of them will leave Arnold Elementary School The journey is part of a flashcard game designed to help her six students keep a fine edge on their abilities to multiply and divide. Mrs. Siedel and Michele Brady are foregoing the usual warm weather diver- sions to teach elementary summer school Mrs Siedel and Miss Brady teach math- ematics and to chil dren ranging from 7 to 13 years Both women said small classes make the summer session in some ways an ideal forum for teaching get a lot of individualized atten- Mrs Siedel said work on their weaknesses Only 128 elementary school students on Page Col Pool plans drafted Swim center's cost million By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Its corners brickwork patterned and walls seamed with solar the tibine of the county's first pool will resemble a modern art museum more than a swimming center. The graceful million slated for a site on Riva Road outside will bouse a 50-meter hot tub and diving according to plan recently submitted to the county. Ground may be-broken by the Nov. 4 but constructioa won't begin until next said Jamw'Voaxifcasv chief of planning and construction lor the county Department tff .Recrea- tion and Parks. With construction likely to take 60 the pool is scheduled to open March Vottzikas said. It will cost taxpayers about a year to and money will be fnnneled into the county's self-insurance fund to cover the he said. Once the facility will mark the culmination of a protracted effort to build the county's first pool. It was mired in political feuding last but in January the County Council approved a site off Riva Road next to Annapolis Senior High School. Hughes Group of Va a firm that specializes in recreation is designing the pool under a contract Two obstacles lie in the path to construction One is a 99-year lease agreement that must be struck with the county Board of which owns the 2 5-acre site a variance is needed to permit the pool building within 12 feet of the property line The structure will lie between Annapolis Senior and the school its side facing Riva Road A brick expected to be compatible with surrounding will be marked with verti- cal solar panels According to the the complex will bouse the three diving boards two 1-meter stands and one 3-meter and seating for 300 spectators At one end of the swimming a ramp for handicapped people will lead to a shallow swim- ming area designed for training those learning bow to swim. At the pool's opposite end will be a whirlpool large enough for 18 persons Air-conditioned women's and unisex locker two a snack and vending machine area and other facilities are on Page 12. Col Navy's McCallum signs with Raiders By JOE GROSS Associate Spsrts Editor Naval Academy graduate and former football All-America leoo McCallum signed a contract to play for the National Football League Angelei According to the Lot Angeles s 214- pound ninaing back at signed a contract for 1 million and received s fTW.006 signtef most of which is cMttiafent oo eventually pUytog for the Ratten is under contract to the Al the Raiders executive assists at said yesterday from his Los Aagetes office PSSM to Ufee 16 days fere the Navy iii oof traiataf camp 1st of that Uessak eatt HcCaDtm is fe Lmjtageles on tempsnry duty wltt tie Naval Re crating District there He was un- available for comment on his signing or plans The 22 year-old who hat a five year eommrtment to the is slated for assignment to the USS an amphibious assault craft with its home port in Long a suburb south of Los will be at the recruit ing district this take 30 leave and then return there for another week after the train tag Navy fpokeiman Ctndr KendsD Pease he will fo to the Pelelw which will permanent duty Other Naval Academy have participated in NFL training while on leave Eddie Mey who preceded McCaQum at Utl back for the Navy been taking part to the Atlanta Falcons' camps for the last tow years Tbe still don't know who is commited to serv- ing in the Navy until will be able to play in a professional football game Speculation U that McCallum. who WM drafted in the fourth round in last April's coUegt will at- tempt to play for the while he u stationed in the Los Angeles Sources at ttoe of tfee Nary to WashmcjBM report fee Ihi will be to the sttprartf istterfo- major repairs for s kftf WHss. would MeCaifem to ptsy for the wte selected MSB to the foarth round of the eoflefe draft FMttsl nfes state tint s player be contract te outer to eogte Is Loetsafe said. or not Mtpoieoa win be able to play for us during the regular is s matter that will have to be worked out between him and the Navy Locisale spoke very highly of Me Callum. he had just finished watching films of him in two of last season's games Locatale said says he isn't real but we drafted some- one who wasn't supposed to be real fast a couple of ago and last season be was the league's tes4mf rusher Napoleon to be the same ktod of turner The decision to allow McCsUum to participate hi the training camp was made by the Department of the Navy. Pease said plans would be determined his plan with LoCasak said have long-term commit- ment with him They have first call es Page CeL NAPOLEON ;

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