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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom HQUILLL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 c Capital Fair 88 For page 11. VOL Cl NO. 179 JULY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET FREE OUTDOOR concerts will be presented tonight by the Wally Saunders Dance Co. at In Kinder Park at Jumpers Hole Road off Ben- field Severna and by the Naval Academy Band at 8 on the Turf Field at the academy. AREA A CITY alderman asks for a probe of former Alderman Gill Cochran's role in a Market House dispute. Page 33. SEVERNA PARK DEVELOPMENT is under way on an environmentally delicate parcel. Page 41. DR. GOTT HOW CAN you tell if you're a Page 17. VIGNETTES FERRIES once carried pas- sengers over the South River. Page 18. YEARS AGO IN Government House was under renovation. Page 16. LIVING CONVERTIBLES are back. Page 13. DINING OUT A FIRST-RATE Italian res- taurant replaces a fine French Ptge 35. ENTERTAINMENT ACTOR'S Workshop will be held at Maryland Hall. Page 36. STATE PENNSYLVANIA farmers offer hay to drought-stricken counterparts here. Page 4. JUSTICE WILLIAM H Rfhnquist denies wrongdoing as a political operative two decades ago. Page 2. FOR ONE of four who file will mean a tax increase. Page 3. SAILING JUNIOR SAILORS from 11 clubs joined CBYRA's Fun Dsys competition. Page 29. SPORTS AN ARBITRATOR rules drug-test clauses for baseball players are unenforceable Page 21. PEOPLE Wfll television private eye Thomas Magnum escape death who an old hospital building is The star- ring TOB SeDecaX will film an epi- sode around the demoli- tion of the 10-story Kai- _ ser Hospital IB which is being ton down Aug make wsy for a hotel The script calls for played by to be trapped In tn elevator in the buSding LOTTERY drawn yesterday Three-dfcft Stt Pick 4 MM INDEX I pages Calendar CUsstftodAdt caknuia Crossword KdMSffUU iS-SS 31 17 M-B rorflttBtearl Mtes Bast Psrt 11 .11 4141 'Click it or ticket' Seat belt law gets strict By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Maryland's seat belt law gets teeth tomorrow when police across the state abandon a 30-day grace period and start writing tickets. it or is the new slogan being promoted by the Na- tional Capital Coalition for Safety Belt Use. common sense to use seat said 1st Lt. Leonard A. commander of the state police bar. rack in Annapolis. face they do save lives and that's the bottom line person- al he said. And if you don't begin- ning tomorrow you'll wind up with a ticket The new which backers say will cut down on fatalities and insurance includes the following Police cannot stop a motorist for failure to wear a seat belt. A vehicle must be stopped for a differ- ent The law applies to the driver and a'front seat passenger next to the door. A third person in the middle would be exempt. If a pas- senger isn't wearing a seat the driver or the passenger can be All motorists driving on Mary- land roads are subject to the A violation carries a maxi- mum fine including court costs. It is not considered a violation and no points are assessed to a driver's ttfiftthe seat belt issue is grotts such as the National Capital Coalition for Safety Belt which is'based in are working to reinforce their according to executive director James Wise. That includes psychological rein- forcement and changing some mo- torists' attitudes about using seat belts. an admission for some people that belt acknowledges their own mortality By not wearing a seat it's like 'it's not going to happen to Wise said. And some drivers and passengers on Page Col. WINDOW WORK Photo by Bob Qlttttrt Robert Marks of Bay Ridge found no relief from the heat while making the windows shine above Stevens Hardware downtown. But forecasters say less humid conditions will prevail for the next day or two. For the weekend weather see page 11. New roads not enough Traffic panel urges ridesharing By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Bigger and better roads may rem- edy some traffic but getting more people out of their cars will help cure a citizens panel prescribed yesterday. The Sixth District Traffic Commit- tee pledged to promote more park-and-ride car mass transit and other methods to ease the daily rush-hour strangle- hold on roads in and around Annapo- lis. need to build roads to move but the other side of the coin is to reduce the number of cars on the said Ann a city activist and commmittee member. In downtown Annapolis and around major employers must be encouraged to develop flexi- ble employee work also known as the committee members agreed. A public or should oversee the flextime plans of area businesses and government members suggested. we do something about flex- we'd get people out of work at different times and that should make a big said County Coon- cilwoman Maureen D-Annap- who named the committee to suggest solutions to area traffic problems. County officials and a consultant are conducting a study of flextime among namely those around Annapolis and Baltimore- Washington International county transportation planner Ro- land Davis said. Citing other ways to relieve traff- the committee will push for mere park-and-ride lots along routes 2 and the county's most heavily traveled roads. Among the possible park-and-ride sites named were Severna Crownsville and Mill- ersville. Six park-and-ride lots now dot the county and another is in the plan- ning but more are Davis said a silent minority of people who car pool and need a place to Davis said. He howev- that lots in Parole and Cape St. Claire are timed to open upon com- no total solution But every car that park-and-rides and ridesharing takes off the road is one less car that has to wait in line in front of you to get off Route 50 and into James Committee member pletion of Interstate 97 and the Route 50. committee wants to see an ride-sharing program pro- moted at especially in businesses along the car-clogged Riva Road corridor near Parole members if car and van pool programs are to they need more publicity and sup port from both the public and pn vate sectors About has been budgeted for this fiscal year to advertise Davis said About 74 percent of Anne Arundel workers drive generating 118 318 trips a according to the 1980 census The remaining 26 percent about people travel to work in groups of two or more on Page Col. Boaters pay more for 'same' gas BEWARE OF FUEL ADDITIVES By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer Buying gasoline for your car or boat can be more than a mindless task With summer travel well under station and marina testers from the state comptroller's of- fice have joined the Automobile Association of America hi warn- ing people about the dangers of fuel additives For the main problem is with lead substitutes For the headache can be caused by butane and alcohol additives. Marvin A. assistant to the said since the state began testing fuel quality at service stations during the little gas has been found But AAA representatives still warn that customers must be ware of butane-enhanced octane on Page Col By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer From marina to the rea- sons vary but one fact remains Leaded gas prices on the water are more than 30 percent higher than on land Marina citing high sup- plier costs and low volume claim the cost of gas for boaters cannot compare with what motorists buy Leaded gas at Maryland service stations cost an average 87 3 cents per gallon at self-serve pumps dor ing according to the Automo- bile Association of Amenca But marina customers forked out an extra 27 to 38 cents per gallon Marina prices range from a gallon at Smith's Marina off Ridgely Road in Crownsville to at Pier 7 Marina on the South River in Edgewater. Richard A owner of Smith's said he pays more to buy gas from a supplier than motorists pay at service station He paid W.9 cents per gallon the last time he filled his gallon Unk about 2 cents higher than the average retail price at gas stations Smith said his supplier stocks him with although he doesn't know what is different be tween that and service station gas Andy general manager at the Annapolis Yacht Basin Co said he was told the gas he buys from Gulf contains cost-increasing chemicals that decrease condensa tion At the Yacht leaded gas is 22 a gallon Marvin A Bond assist ant to the state said his which tests both manna and service station contends there is if any difference on Page Col Defending defense at Neall boosts military By PAT RHIERE SUff Writer With former Secretary of State Alexander M Haig at his side Republican congressional candidate Robert Neill yetterdiy called for a strong defense bawd oo tbe premise that the Soviets always be our opponent1 who candidly Ulked about his Mpirition for tbe White in praived Neall ai i advbcite of President r c art a foUower He loafb af those in ftrtt hit rift vMH over for UMt M to resignition on M Atoxandw fOflhi s siMSibar of tbe Boost of Delegates frMB position on national defenje during a press conference rith Halg at La Fountain Bleu of Glen Burnie Later be Joined a t75 per couple reception in a main ball room Haig Mid he WM not paid for hit but uses money be his collected through a political ictioo committee to cam patffi for i select group this year's COP eindidites Last Hiig vis in Biltimore ftunptof for Maryland Repubtkio ftkbcrastoriil Del Tom Moooey In his position NetH called for buitoini i ttroof defenw to none building tnd aiitDUinkng ftraof ve serve UK cause of DMCC by tbe cost of too for aay potential adsersan he said He ad'.ocated a 2 u 3 pc- cnt growth in the defense budget ued development of weapons inch as the stealth be Tiber ind upgraded stragetic control and communications terns also he supports full funding of the ttntegic defence iai tiative and providing Nicaragua's Contris wtth and humtai. tarian ttxittance 'It is thts mittance thit wfi force to Sttga- tiate in good he Mid Neitl aUo said he rapports sores to cut defense ty cutting labor costt and closing pfe. tentiilty expendible bases am very Mpportrtfrt at his position on defense aad