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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Today's drug abuser is into cocaine a highly pure form of entered our county with a Paulette Open Door director By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer The profile of the average drug abuser seen by local treatment ex- perts is changing he is younger and is using several including cocaine in more dangerous forms. These disturbing trends present new challenges for local treatment which are swamped with victims of a worsening drug abuse according to experts in the field. ains the most com- mon form of drug abuse But at the detoxification unit in North Arundel the staff is seing fewer patients whose addic- tions are limited to said Steve one of the counse- lors. With cocaine playing a greater the effects of addiction are much quicker. While it might take an alcoholic 20 years to ruin his cocaine addict may do it in six months to a Buchness said. Cocaine users also are switching to methods of using the such as injection and which increase medical he said The fact that patients are getting younger is forcing a turnaround hi the approach to he said In the when the typical patient was a middle-aged man with a family and a the objective was Buchness said But when dealing with people in their teens and early there is no foundation on which to build are not talking about a reha- bilitation process. We are talking about starting from he said. we are seeing right now is certainly the increase in said Paulette director of the county Health Department's treatment Open Door. a highly pure form of entered our county with a she said. And Open Door's staff is also seeing an in- crease in use of other powerful such as PCP and LSD In more heroin addicts are seeking which has caused Ms. Clem to conclude epidemic in heroin exists. She attributed the expanding prob- lem to more adventurous attitudes about drug use. may be dipping into other drugs they maybe never would she said Users' preferences are often deter- mined by availability more than anything drug abuse experts say. A result is the addict whose on Page Col. Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 26B-5OOO 268-7000 268-4800 268-5000 e Tomorrow's Graff wet For see page 9. VOL. Cl NO. 196 AUGUST 25 Cents lllllllllllllllimilHIl GOOD DON'T FORGET THE NAVY Band's will be featured in a free outdoor concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Naval Acadmey's Turf Field AREA STATE Senate candidate Brent Johnson leads in PAC contributions. Page 31 CITYSCAPE A TALL SHIP for the Navy isn't a bad idea Page 31 KENT ISLAND SALT water seepage in wells is under study. Page 17. CHEF'S CHOICE OATMEAL lower cho- lesterol levels. Page 11 BUSINESS A CONFERENCE for worn- en business owners convenes next month. Page 30. ENTERTAINMENT THE RENAISSANCE Festi- val is celebrating its 10th year. Page 27 STATE THE STATE maintains Yen- Baetjer Howard con- tributed to the collapse of the thrift industry Page 4 A MEXICAN official admits a kidnapped U.S drug agent was tortured by police Page 2 SPORTS LETTING Napoleon McCal- lum play in the National Foot- ball League isn't unprecedented. Page 21. PEOPLE NEW YORK CITY Mayor Edward I Koch accepted a check in aid for the homeless from Billy Crystal I and Robin but not be- fore the pair put him through a few bureau- jcratic paces. you two Iforms of asked Crystal Win- dow The money presented yester- day was part of more than million raised through the Comic Relief benefit concert. because I was born in this city with a borne and it's a thrill to come back and help Crystal said LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 575 Pick 4 41t7 INDEX 4 40 pages 30 Calendar 28 Classified Ads 32-39 cotamns 29 Crossword J2 Editorials I Entertainment 21-27 Food page Kent IsUad 17.11 Obtaurfes 9 Beat 9 Sports 21-25 Television lifting i 27 Photo by Bob Gilbert NEW SUPERINTENDENT Rear Adm. Ronald F. greets Rear Adm. Charles R. Larson at ceremonies yesterday. TAKES OVER Marryott succeeds Larson at academy Rear Adm. Ronald F. Marryott was honored with a 13-gun salute as be took over as the 52nd superintendent of the Naval Academy yesterday. good to be back said the 1957 academy graduate during ceremonies on Worden Field. Marryott has just completed a year as president of the Naval War College in Rhode Island. Marryott succeeds Rear Adm. Charles R who was cited by an accreditation panel for improving academic programs during his three-year tenure. who received the Distinguished Service Medal from Adm. Carlisle A.H. chief of naval during the will assume command of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet and the North Atlan- tic Treaty Organization's Strike Fleet Atlan- tic. Before more than fac- ulty members and Larson wished his a happy 25th wed- ding then bade farewell to the midshipmen. look forward to serving with you in the said who will become a vice admiral if he confirmed by the U.S. Senate a career aviator and former Naval Academy served in the North Mediterranean and and also as Project Mercury recovery officer for the first three manned space flights He returned to the academy in 1964 to teach Naval history of U.S. foreign government and politics and interna- tional relations. He and his wife Carol have three sons Navy tells fleet to get fit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Now hear this if you're in the Navy you had better get in shape. Adm. Carlisle A.H. the new chief of naval has issued a directive to his officers and sailors mandating more of an emphasis on exercise and more frequent and more stringent physical fitness tests The directive requires fitness tests at least twice a year instead of adds a requirement for push-ups to the exam and raises acme of the standards for. paasing existing tests mch as the 1 5-mile ran and sit-ups in an accompanying praised the progress made by Navy person- nel since when the service introduced the current standards gains which have been made must he added physically fit is a basic component to operational readi- To help motivate better physical fitness. Trort's memo says the failure of any one component of the semi-annual fitness test will result in a failing grade for the entire exam Those who fall the exam will be ordered into a remedial exercise program If they continue to fail the their opportunities for advancement and promotions will be curtailed and ultimately they could be denied permission to re-enlist or dis- charged The directive also suggests the new test effective cannot be met without weekly exercise minimum of three weekly exercise periods of 30 minutes duration are required to maintain the directive states. are strongly encouraged to use the normal work day to satisfy this ra Page Col. Water billing Users pay for sewers By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer For the past 22 water customers have subsidized the county sewer operation in violation of the county an official charged this week. Estimates show the current water rate of per gallons is 15 cents higher than it should said County Auditor Joseph H. Novotny. Speaking before the County Council Mon- Novotony said water customers are paying part of the sewage bill because the two operations have been lumped into one budget. But insisted the charter clearly mandates separate water and sewer spend- ing plans a claim disputed by the adminis- tration of County Executive 0. James Lighthizer. grossly unfair to the water customer and H's not said the council's fiscal watchdog. The matter surfaced during a hearing on. an unrelated utilities bill. Trying to hold that ordinance Novotny asked the council to win an admin- istration promise to change the way it handles spending in the county Department of Utilities. The pending which reorganizes bureaus within the utility easily won adoption. But the responding to Novotny's agreed to look at the dispute over the charter. charter is clear and Novotny is right. Yet for years and years and years practice has been allowed to go on. And I for one don't want the sewer rates to go said Councilman Michael F. D-Glen Burnie. the prospect of higher utility rates has sent shudders down the spines of county officials. Proposals to raise water and sewer bills have stirred stronger emo- tions among county residents than proposed hikes in garbage or even in property- tax rates. Since water customers have subsi- dized the sewer operation under a practice followed by administrations throughout charter government history. And for the past two decades Novotny said be has objected to the procedure. But the auditor said be recognizes that politics hare driven the county to combine budgets in order to keep sewage rates down. If the two utility systems were made to operate under self-sustaining sew- age bills would soar while water bills would officials predict the sewer rate is set at 92 per gallons of wastewater. Customers pay about S200 i year for sewer and a year for water About county homes and butinestei receive public water and sewer service An additional many of them in south county or on the Broidneck and Neck are booked to jutt Mwer M Pare Col. Fire union scuttles irks mayor By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Mayor Dennis CaUahan yesterday blasted the onion representing paid county firefighters for scuttling a plan to temporarily beef up man- power in the city fire department. The aatioe objected to the plan which involved stationing one county firefighter to Aaaapolis because it was nnfatr to the said Rich- ard Goreo. pratitort of Local ISO of the International Association of Fire Irritates Cafe- Mid of the naoa'i objection think it's a perfect example of why many people are becoming disen chanted with think he's being Gono said trying to throw the monkey OB oar back and make M loot the bed people The city incorred more than 099 in overtime costs this summer because aa estimated one-third of city firefighters were unavailable for doty dot to illnesses and To compensate. Callahaa said be reeaOei three city firefighters teach- ing at the county Fire Academy in where both city and county receive training The county was able to make do without all but one city who ii needed to teach a course on emergency said coanty Criminal Justice Officer Francis J. Whbotrt the city the siie of the class would have been too large. Zylwitia said The county agreed to a proposal by Callahan to allow one of its profcttttoftl firefighters to votaajteer far with if the ty onion Zylwitis said Agreement by the union wai need- ed becaose the county doesn't have the authority to assign firefighters to work for other he said The county would have paid the firefighter to work with the city fire be taid The county firefighter would havt been needed BBtfl when city manpow- er levels should increase becasse of the end of vacations. Callahan said The plan had been agreed to by Charles president of Annapo- lis Ftnflghten Local Ptft OeL really irritates me. I think it's a perfect example of why many people are becoming disenchanted with Mayor Callahan
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