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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Retail Ads 208-5000 Hhe Capital Tomorrow's Humid For pagt 11. VOL. Cl NO. 184 AUGUST 1986 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET HELP FILL the critical need for blood by donating to the Red Cross Bloodmobile be- tween 3 and 8 p.m. today at the Evangelical Presbyterian Wilson Road and Ridgely Avenue. AREA THE CROFTON Civic Asso- ciation has opposed a rezoning bid for professional offices along Route 3. Page 21. CITYSCAPE THE MAN who raises and lowers the Severn River draw- bridge does so with care and skill. Page 21. KENT ISLAND THE QUEEN ANNE'S Coun- ty Fair celebrates a way of life that may seem foreign to city dwellers. Page 5. DR.GOTT OBESITY can. be injurious to one's mental health. Page 27 CHEF'S CHOICE A NEW COOKBOOK gives plenty of ideas for meals with mushrooms. Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT receives a rewarding production at An- napolis Summer Garden Thea- ter. Page 28. STATE A BALTIMORE was killed yesterday while washing a car's wind- shield at a traffic light. Page 4. SQUABBLING in the Senate has clouded the vote on sanc- tions .for South Africa. Page 2. SPORTS THE ORIOLES are within 2V6 games of first place after beating the Texas Rangers. Page 22. PEOPLE WRITER Garrison Keillor of mythical Lake where the men are good look- the women are and the children are above is one of the 10 sexiest men in says Play- girl maga- zine. who origi- nated Prairie Home Com- on public radio and whose Wobegon Days'1 is a was vacation- ing in the Rocky Mountains and could not be reached for comment. know one tiling for said Howard a writer who fre- quently appears with probably ignore The others named in the magazine's top 10 list were actors Don Bruce Willis and Michael J. Fox. comedian Billy Sen Robert pro foot- ball player William New York Yankees manager Lou Piniel- developer Donald Trump musician Ruben Blades. For a look at other people in the news see page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit iff Pick 4 MM. INDEX 4 40 pages Calendar Classified Comics. cobUBBs Crossword Editorials...... Pood page Keat Island OMtaurin 20 tl ss 10 11-14 54 11 11 TUtfisioB listings tTfi being out In the open. 1 like being near the water and I en jay people. Who could resist a Job like ANNIE BELLINGER stands with Weems Creek bridge in the background. Photo by J Henson SWING SHIFT Bridge tender controls traffic By LINDA DURUNG Staff Writer In a tiny shack under an Annapolis Annette Bellinger sits 16 hours per seven days per six months per year. that when she's not running up a through a and across two busy lanes of Weems Creek Bridge. At least 10 times a the nimble 64- year-old bridge tender battles Ridgely Avenue traffic to reach her control box on the top of the swing span. From her control box she finally has power. The cars that had thought of bullying her are now at her mercy as she flicks on the red traffic light. know they are calling me she said. From the control box in the middle of the Mrs. Betllfiger drop's the bridge's releases the brake and turns the handle. little Weems Creek Bridge opens and swings 90 degrees to the left. A waiting sometimes as small as a cruises merrily through The boaters have a reason to be merry. They get service on demand. ya the sailors often shout to Mrs. Bellinger as they pass through. She's doing she although in her third year under the Weems Creek Mrs. who has tended many a bridge in recognizes her duty as more dangerous than most. In where she worked all types of in two years prior to coming s'he always had a shelter on top of the from which to work her controls. But in this job she almost has to take her life in her hands fighting traffic. try to beat the Bellinger sighing at the risks she takes daily. So much for the 15 mph bridge speed limit never seen anyone go 15 miles per hour over it. The cars come pretty close it gets hairy she said. on Page Col. Bridge tenders are human. Page 21. Police chifef retires Lindsey to step down on Nov. 1 By DAN CASEY Staff Writer County police Chief William S. a 26-year veteran of the announced yesterday that he will retire Nov. 1 to work in the private law enforcement field. who started as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief by said he cannot commit himself to leading the 475 officers in the department for an additional four years the length of the county executive's term. must in all fairness to the administration either make a commitment for another four years or prepare to give up my Lindsey said in a memo circulated within the police department. County Executive This decision my 26-plus years with this 0. James Lighthizer said he would accept the chief's retirement _no nt with deep regret IS M did a heck of a fTIOSt difficult I V6 job for the de- uari malro in partment and the IU county as a Lighthizer said. The successor to the post appar- department. ently will be chosen from within the de- partment. ______________________ choice will be made from one of the three deputy Lindsey said. the recommendation I've made to the Lighthizer administration and that's what they've agreed to. The three deputies George W. deputy chief since Joseph J. deputy chief since and Robert P. whom Lindsey promoted in October 1985. Lighthizer said he believes is more than enough talent from within the department to fill the Lindsey was contemplating retiring next after the department celebrates its 50th according to Officer V. Richard police spokesman. didn't intend to stay four more and he. could in good promise to lead the department for that Molloy said. it'll be easier for him to get a job now than four years down the road when he'll be Molloy said. on Page Col. Candidates trade charges on real estate By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer In the nastiest skirmish of the county's hottest local political Brad Davidson and Maureen Lamb are tussling over their real estate investments. At issue in the fray are Davidson's interest in an Eastern Shore water- front development and Mrs. Lamb's ownership of rental properties. Fighting for the County Council seat in District Councilwoman Lamb and Annapolis Alderman her are op- posed in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary. The new conflict is the latest in a heated race. But the high stakes may set this scuffle apart from the others. Land investments are a politically sensitive issue. Booming develop- ment around Annapolis lies at the center of this election. And county voters have traditionally shown that they dislike seeing their officials too closely tied to developers. For County Executive 0 James Lighthizer quickly abandoned his interest in a north county shop- ping center last year once his invest- ment drew publicity and criticism. The fight between Davidson and Lamb got under way July 21 when the alderman appeared before the County Council to testify on Fishing Creek Farm. The prospect of the farm's devel- opment with potentially polluting septic tanks spurred the council to approve public sewers for the water- front property outside Annapolis Davidson was among the oppo- nents of changing the sewer plan to permit the construction of 118 homes. That night Councilman Edward C. asked Davidson about bis interest in a waterfront community proposed for Easton An Annapolis woman asked in a letter to the editor printed in The he propose one thing for a fragile space on the Eastern then change in a phone booth before he drives across the Davidson has invested roughly in a partnership with an option to buy a 282-acre tract in he said. His investment gives him an 8 percent interest in Portico at the 900-unit re- tirement community. This week Davidson maintained that there are many differences besides miles between Portico and Fishing Creek Farm. Davidson cited Anne Arundel's shoreline moratorium and the area's inadequate roads and other services when he fought the sewer master on Page Col. Mkt Super agency eyed Schaefer urges environmental body By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Baltimore Mayor William Don- ald Schaefer yesterday called for a new state agency that would combine of Maryland's envi- ronmental regulatory and en- forcement progrtms ID a 27-page posiUon paper entitled Protec- tion The Commitment Contin- Schaefer. a Democratic candidate for said be would push for creation of the Department of Environmental Protection and Management environmental refu- tation and enforcement are han- dled by the Department of Natural Resources and the De- partment of and Byfiene Schaefer released his position paper at Jinny CaoUer's RJnr- side In ouWdt Aoaapotis His call for the afttey toltowtd a ow-htar of Wto- tatuB wHh who think it's absolutely essential you talk with people In the Wm. Donald Schaefer complained about clams being killed by too many nutrients in the bay Schaefer was accompanied on the tour by Larry presi- dent of the Maryland Water- man's Association and represestatires of the sport fish- sad the Isaak Walton a conservation group with 4JOO members in Maryland. fchaeftr said that M foreraor to talk with aU Uirtt to tornvtetiaf his raosMattftl pottdcs. think it's absolutely essen- tial you talk with people in the Schaefer said Taking a swipe at state Attor- ney General Stephen an- other Democratic candidate for Schaefer said be would reverse what be called sue first and talk attitude toward hazardous waste poUu ters He was referring to the Hat- ardotts Wast which Sachs crested in 19K1. Tbe strike copied by other brings crininal prosecutions against hasarttous waste dum pert. Schaefer has ac- cused Sachs of ntttaf bttsteess out of the state After releasing his Schaefer dined on a loach of sUaned clams aad crabs at the Rfrtnidt rwUcraat. Tht peattiaai piper dealt with tht ChtaapeaJU Bay cleanup. m Pact Oat   

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