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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Chefs It's time to go peach pickin'. SEE PAGE 11 Kent Set to commute by SEEPAGE 19 In Navy starts two-a-days. No room but lots of rooms. SEE PAGE 33 P 0 1558 070 Tomorrow's Pleasant day For see page 9. VOL. Cl NO. 190 AUGUST 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET CHILDREN OF all ages are invited to the free storytime at 7 tonight at the Crofton Li- 1657 Crofton Centre AREA VOTER TURNOUT on the last day to register for this year's primary was down con- siderably from 1982 levels Page 33. STATE BALTIMORE MAYOR Wil- Ham Donald Schaefer has raised or about twice as much as bis major opponent in the Democratic gubernatorial Attor- ney General Stephen H. Sachs. Page 4. NATION REPUBLICAN SENATE leaders are moving to choke off debate and force a final vote on President Reagan's proposed million in aid for Nicaraguan Contra rebels af- ter thwarting Democratic at- tempts to kill or limit the proposal. Page 2. HOUSE AND Senate negotia- reaching a dead end in efforts to draft a tax-overhaul are turning the chore over to the chairmen of the two congressional tax-writ- ing committees. Page 3. SPORTS THE HERO'S summer la- crosse program is flourishing and still growing. Page 23. PEOPLE BOB FERGUSON got a chance yesterday to do what many people only dream stand in front of an automatic teller ma- i chine and withdraw I thousands of I dollars of somebody I else's rnon- y. 1 a public de- won the grand prize in a bank promotion in State Col- an hour in front of the machine to punch up to in withdrawals. With his helping to scoop out the and and keeping track of the time and cleaned out the bank in 40 minutes. never thought that stand- ing could be so much he joked as he calmly punched out the series of codes and amounts. The machine was specially programmed to allow Fergu- son to remove up to each time and to do five transac- tions before having to re-insert his card. It was stocked with only the most the frand prise winner could claim. For a look at other people in the BCWS Me 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn Pick 4 4111 INDEX 4 41 Cateadar CUartftedAds Qpaatword II 15-42 31 I .41-12 ...1141 9 84T SHIP SHAPE Women help keep Navy's fleet afloat By EFFEE COTTMAN Staff Writer When she isn't cooking or gar- Mary Bennett of Davidson- ville finds ways to help U.S. ships survive enemy attacks. Mary Jo Bieberich of Arnold studies hydraulic fluid and greases to keep vessels running smoother. And most of the Angela Leimkuhler of Annapolis doesn't even try to explain what she does from 9 to 5. Although each would be barred from service on they are among the female engineers and scientists playing a growing role keeping the Navy's fleet afloat. The influence is already appar- ent at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research'and Development Center in Annapolis. Behind two closely guarded .gates where researchers explore ways to improve naval the female technical staff more than tripled since 1976. Now 38 of the 474 scientists and engineers are women. throughout the country in the Navy and in industry the statistics are changing. National Science Foundation fig. ures show that nearly 3.3 percent of the nation's engineers are wom- en. But new college graduates are shifting the balance. In 14 percent of the new engineers entering the workforce are female. That women gradu- ated college with a degree in a 12 percent increase for according to a study by the Engineering Manpower Com- mission. The number of master's degrees for women increased nearly 20 percent Photo byJ Hinson MATERIALS ENGINEER Angela Liemkuhler works with computer. In the 7.5 percent of its engineers are a 5 percent increase since 1982 At the Taylor the figures are a bit higher. About 8 percent of the 474 scientists and engineers are women. Although the local researchers don't rally behind feminist they admit that the challenges for women are expanding. do think that women the will be able to go onboard said Mrs a 51-year-old rae- on Page Col. UM may drop fall basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE PARK The Umversi- ty of Maryland is considering can- celing or rescheduling all of its fall semester basketball games because of concerns about the academic per- formance of athletes. The university apparently also is considering a third but more drastic option canceling the entire sea- sources said. The decision comes in the wake of revelations about the failing spring semester grades of star player Len Bias who died of cocaine intoxica- tion just two days after being draft- ed by the National Basketball Association champion Boston Celtics and four other members of the basketball team. Maryland Chancellor John B. Slaughter held a series of meetings last night with university and team officials at bis home and at the office of Athletic Director Dick Dull. Slaughter declined to comment on whether he discussed changes in the schedule. The University of Maryland con- firmed that Slaughter will hold a news conference at noon today. Washington television station WRC-TV reported that head basket- ball Coach Lefty Driesell and Slaughter met at Cole Field House with the entire team yesterday to discuss possibly canceling or post- poning as many as six games next winter. The station said Slaughter called the meeting to talk to the squad about academic performances and what will be expected of each of them in the future Slaughter met late yesterday in Dull's office with as- sistant coaches Ron Bradley and Oliver and players Keith Derrick John John- son. Tony Massenburg and Greg Nared All declined comment after the 90-minute meeting One source said that eight to 10 games scheduled in late November and the first three weeks of Decem- ber will be with some possibly to be rescheduled during the semester break in January. hoped five or six games could be the source said. there's no doubt that some or several games will not be Wake Forest is the only Atlantic Coast Conference opponent sched- uled for a December game and that is to be rescheduled in sources said Sources said that the shortened season was one of three including cancellation of the entire schedule or canceling one or two games Academic coordinator Jim Dietsch expressed bis surprise at the just a few weeks before the Mary- land schedule was to be made offi- cial. thought it was too late to do anything about this season's sched- he said. been working out proposals shorten the for next but I never even considered this Gothard who Jfrepares the schedule for said yester- day that contracts have not been signed for some qt the December games. He said it would be tween two as to the future of games for which contracts were signed. Of the games that would be can- celed under the two were scheduled for a tournament in Balti- more involving St. Joseph's of Phila- Loyola and Bucknell. Another confirmed matchup would have been with Marist College at Madison Square Garden in New York City who serves as the universi- ty's assistant athletic said he was awaiting word from Slaugh- ter on arrangements. on Page Col. Bias said to have smoked marijuana 'casually.' Page 4. Campaign contribution limits urged By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer The General Assembly should lim- it campaign contributions from fam- ilies and lobbyists as well as from political action an Anne Arundel County senator said yester- day. Sen. Gerald W. D-An- presented seven recommen- dations for tightening campaign finance laws to a governor's com- mission examining state election laws. who is seeking his sec ond term in the has for three consecutive years sponsored legisla- tion limiting PAC campaign contri- butions. Brent Winegrad's oppo nent in the Democratic said people would find ways to contribute what they wanted regard less of limitations. He also said he does not feel lobbyists need to con tribute to campaigns to ac to legislators. never contributed to a cam paign and I always found legislators said the form- er secretary of the state Department of Employment and Training. think they are the best friend a legislator can have Winegrad told the committee that as a legislator he has noticed a triangle the the PAC and the legislator that has more and more together over the years. Winegrad also said be has increas- ingly become concerned with legisla tors raising and soliciting campaign money during the annual 90-day legislative sessions and with lobby- ists soliciting campaign contribu- tions from their clients These checks are then turned over to lawmakers while they are consid- ering legislation being he said Winegrad said his most important recommendation was to limit the amount a political action committee may contribute to a campaign should everyone else be limited and not Winegrad asked is so magic about a His other recommendations includ- ed Prohibiting members of the General Assembly from soliciting or accepting campaign contributions during the 90-day legislative Limiting families to one contribution per candidate per elec- tion Current law allows each indi- vidual to contribute up to to a on Page Col. AUGUST IS TOP MONTH Car thieves get hot By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Your car is more likely to be during August than any otter month of the according to a warning issued this week by Maryland State PoUce say the favorite time for ear tfcfera to steal is Saturday tad Soadar between 4 p.m. aad 1 BOW through October Car theft is retvfMg op Ja Mary- land wbart say tbtfts to- creased 17 percent Ust yaar wttb AM tbbj car theft la according to state pobce During Out same vehicle thefts increased W percent in Anne Anmdel rising from 223 to 311 vehicles stolen In thefts rose 27 from 26 to The problem is not as bad in Qttea Anne's County where car tbaft dropped from seven during first quarter of to five Pobce sty the statistics can be reduced by motorists who learn to protect their ears sad troopers who karn bow to spot hot cars a case of educating the OMMrs the said 1st Lttioaart A of feAiffeapttts barrack Potts said this week has been designated Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Week in Maryland. Police believe car theft increas- es during the summer because more people are on the roads and more leave their windows optfi Most stolen cars have beea left unlockad with tte keys bi accordinf to police. And moat ears brokaa itta bare valuables sach as pack- ages or catteaaat hi pUia view oa thesaats To help iacreax motorists' awareness of car thafl ar tha A. wl troopan to sone aa Paft CaL BEAT THE THIEVES If i tk-kf reaflj wantu he jrt natter wbat utept tau But My the belt tkfaiX rou nn Like as to beU on tHf n fcestere year kert rnU up d laek the errry becaaae people ar SB ay tee YWI V to teak tv abate vtoor. gfcwa ar aaj at the atber s   

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