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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               rs Catching as fun as MCTtCM M8IOt MICROFILMS 0 POX 1558 LAUREL Newsroom MD 20707 266-5000 Tomorrow's Might rain For see page 11. VOL. Cl 186 1986 25 Cents County seeks curb on growth S r f k PONT FORGET PARENTS WEEKEND at the Naval Academy begins to- day. More than relatives and friends are expected to arrive in Annapolis to greet plebes who began their naval careers just one month ago. AREA CONSTRUCTION has start- ed on a borne Historic Annapo- lis says will detract from the F Paca House. Page ETCETERA A THUNDERSTORM and power outage couldn't force the curtain down on Mu- sic last weekend. Page ARUNDEL ARTIST OLD LOCAL POSTERS on display at the Arundel Center are treated as both art and as glimpses of Annapolis nostal- Page 8. STATE THE SECOND phase of re- taming funds to depositors at Old Court Savings and Loan could take as long as two extra months. Page RADIO MOSCOW briefly re- ported the defection of former agent Edward Lee How- ard today. 2 SPORTS GREG NORMAN shot a 65 yesterday hi the first round of the PGA National Champion- Page PEOPLE AFTER 42 yean of anonymi- ty and a four-month the of the 96th Fighter Squadron has fi- nally been found. She's Jackie whose pinup poster once graced the squadron's club- bouse. In her pres- ence will grace tbe World War n group's reunion. She didn't even know she was being sought until she read about the group's search in a newspaper story. think it's wonderful that they remembered Mrs. Gardner said Wednesday. never dreamed that after 42 years anything like this would1 IB Mrs. Gardner was a clerk and assembly worker at Lockheed Aircraft in where the Light- niag fighter planes flown by fee squadron were built She was named Lightning Lady and became tba arjoad- iwn'i exclusive altar ten of tha BBr BW pictures of 3S women. think every one of them will want to see said Maj. Richard the uatt lander you've never a pinup in flesh aad you do waat to aM bar I For a took at other poopfe to tbe aewt Me i. LOTTERY Numbers Thm-digit Pick 4 im. MJPCX f ir Add foJomni to 20 12-11 M 11 .........11 By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Construction of about planned homes could be delayed or halted under a new law the county executive is seeking to brake growth. The law proposed yesterday by County Executive 0 James Lighthizer would force developers to pay for the impact projects have on major roads. Tbe which is scheduled to be introduced before the County CounciHUig. would block nearly all new development unless a builder can meet tougher standards aimed at preventing further traffic congestion in the county. It would require more costly road studies and improvements to accommodate major subdivisions and commercial complexes a dramatic Lighthizer said of the so-called Adequate Highways Ordinance. Law may delay homes is a serious situa- Traffic problems lie at the center of the election-year debate over growth around Pa- on the Broadneck Peninsula and in other booming areas of the county. Lighthizer predicted the bill faces the tough- est legislative battle of his four-year term. will be met with a great deal of resistance from the development community. I would say to the if you're serious about controlling you darn well better get behind this in a vocal Lighthiz- er said. f -An official with the Anne Arundel County Trade Council said this morning the proposal may slow industrial but not residen- tial growth. far as housing I suspect it will have not effect. These things generally don't in the long said Eugene chairman of the council's legislative affairs committee. The cost of upgrading roads simply will be tacked on the purchase price of he said. long as interest rates stay down and people can afford to they But the proposal may deter the industrial growth type of development that provides jobs and taxes without imposing demands for he said. Unlike that type of development is not guided by market he said. are are competing with other counties for industrial Harvey said this puts us in a noncompetitive situa it's going to affect industrial develop Because industries are built faster than new the cost of road improvements may require more immediate investments for industrial he said. If may be easier for the developer to chose a site in a county with more he said. The trade council worked with the county on the bill but has not seen the final version or taken an official Harvey said. But that improves the ambiance of living in the area we favor because that helps he said. Several council members said the bill' on Page Col. Crash tests 10 of 26 cars do poorly By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Two low-cost imports from Korea and Yugoslavia and Ford's new pride the Taurus and performed poorly in 1986 crash the government says. Tbe annual tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra- tion showed that 10 models of the 26 cars tested doing poorly in the 35 mpb head-on crashes into a fixed barrier. Tbe impact was severe enough in the 10 cars that one or both of the front seat wearing seat would have been killed on impact from head accord- ing to safety agency calculations. The conducted with instru- ment-equipped dummies over the past eight have been highly controversial with who contend that they can vary widely because of test circumstances and do not reflect injury risks under real highway conditions. But auto safety advocates argue that tbe tests represent a clear indicator to car buyers as to tbe relative protection one may expect as a result of automobile design during a major highway crash. crash test results separate the safer cars from the less safe insisted Clarence di- rector of tbe Center for Auto who expressed disappointment that more cars did not perform better. The highway safety agency gener- ally regards any bead injury rating of more than as probably fatal to the occupant Tbe cars that exceeded the threshold for one or both front-seat occupants the Lsuzu Yugo GV from Plym- outh Colt Saab American Motors Jeep Volkswagen Ford Taurus. Mercury Sa- Hyundai Excel from South Ko- rea and Subaru GL Tbe Yugo recorded a bead injury rating of for tbe dnver and for tbe while tbe Hyundai Excel just dipped under the threshold it 9M for tbe dnver but soared to for the passenger oa Page tfcyj. Woaloy Lyona of OoMtton found both atttdo and brawn off MM Severn Wvor to noat wfiito raadinoj Tnt Caywtaf Joraw Gfaon Parti Wadno iday. Don't Mid In. Loans moving slowly By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Kevin and Lori Gallagher of Deale are among thousands of Maryland homeowners who hoped to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates this but came up empty-handed this summer. The Gallaghers noticed rates falling in so they went to United Mortgagee of Severna and gave a fee to David a loan officer. In they goF a promise from Waters that be could refinance their current 13 percent mortgage down to 10 percent within 60 days That was five months ago. Today the who live in a two- bedroom waterfront home on Sneed are still waiting to hear from Waters. Mortgage bankers in the area have blamed application processing delays like the Gallaghers' on the tremendous volume of applications in the market this year. In the lower interest rates pushed mortgage rates below 10 percent for the first time in seven setting off a flurry of refinancing and new loan activity. Waters said bis office is swamped with work. guilty of not getting back to the Gallag hers he said. getting our share of complaints. We do more mortgages than anyone else in Anne Arundel County. of the complaints are fair. Some are unfounded But just come in here and watch one day It's he said going to get tbe Gallaghers settled at just about where we said we could Maryland's banking commissioner said yester day that some mortgage companies in tbe state are intentionally dragging their feet in processing loan applications to see whether rates go higher before they lock in a customer Henry tbe state's assistant banking spoke yesterday about his review of 292 complaints about mortgage bankers' handling of loans. Bryson did not disclose which lenders had been targets of complaints But tie said some lenders were especially slow in ordering or following up on appraisals Of 282 pending mortgage commitment be said 22 have been resolved and resolved in the- consumers' fivor Brysoo said tbe lending firm in each of those volunteered to honor an expired commit- or it honored it under pressure from his office be declined to sty bow many oa Page Cot. i professor to lead academy By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Rear Adm Ronald F Marryott. career aviator tod former Naval Academy aroteaanr. was Mated to- day at tbe tew acadeay taperia- teadent Marryott. of rroopirt Park. will be twora to If for a three- year tow of Arty. Can-eat Savarialoadeat Rear Adm. Charles R Lartoa has beea aaarttatatf to the rack of adsat- ral aad a of the Fleet Hu replacement graduated from the academy ia and became a pilot two years liter. Marryott served in tbe North At- Medtterraaeaa aad Padfte. and atoo as Project Mercury recov- ery officer for first three minted apace He ictWBed to the icadeny in 1M4 to teach Naval history of VS. toreigB foverwaoat aad panties aad iatcnuttoaal tiou. Other ttsiganeats have iaciaded coamaader of the Moffett FieM Nival Air Station and commander of tbe Iceland Oefenie Force In iddition. be has held several strategic tod policy portions ia UN State Department aad oa tbe staff of the Chief of Naval Daring the past he served as presKteot of the Naval War CaOefe ia R.I his degree from the Naval Aeadeny. Marryott's educational hackgronad bKtadas a masters de- ftte troai Aattrkaa Uaiverttty hi D.C. Be aiae fradaated froa the ArHMd Fortes Staff CoBage ind the Nitkoai War College Hit military honors Include the DefeoM Superior Service the LegioB of the Meritorious Servfct Medal the Navy Air tbe Anaed ExaedKiooary Medal aad the Virtual Serviee He aad bis wife Carol have three Bte ckaafe of command ecreao- oa the icademy'i Wordon wffl htttvde a nffitary parade art aa address by the Chief of Naval OperatfcM Cartttk A.H. Trost KEAJt ADM. MONALO MAftNYOTT   

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