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Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 268-5000 208-5000 268-7000 268-4800 268-5000 Tomorrow's Warmer For see page 11. VOL. Cl NO. AUGUST 1986 25 Cents DON'T FORGET CANNON FIRE will punc- tuate the dur- ing the Naval Academy Band's final City Dock concert tomor- row. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Bring your own seating. AREA A PRIVATE corporation has received permission to experi- ment with afterschool science classes in area schools. Page 15. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column warns about com- panies offering to for a Social Security cards for infants. Page 15. HEALTH NUTRITION EXPERTS now say fast food has its value. Page 6. TELEVISION WHEN IT comes to on-the- air nothing is sacred for Christian television talk show host Dick Hatch. Page 9. AWAY WE GO SEPTEMBER'S top treks are listed. Page 9. STATE THE NAVY reports it has successfully tested an under- water explosive device in the Chesapeake Bay without kill- ing any fish. Page 4. SOVIETS often maintain le- gal with Americans before pumping them for se- the FBI says. Page 2. CHILDREN of working mothers tend to do better in researchers report. Page 3. SPORTS THE ORIOLES missed a chance to gain ground on the Red Sox. Page 18. PEOPLE THE the professor and Mary Ann couldn't make but there was Gilligan and the too. Bob Den- v ver and Alan stars of the old 1 tele- 'were guests at Milwau- kee's which held its annual beach party at Bradford Beach on Saturday. at that sea of faces out there. Aren't they marvel- said in his booming voice. While most in the crowd were too young to have seen the zany show when it first ran from 1964 to they appar- ently caught it in reruns. just one of those shows that has a universal said 51. guess peo- ple really like silliness and broad The two played up to the signing autographs and posing for pictures. Aad the Skipper managed to get in a few whacks Gilligan with bis hat. For s took at other people in the news tee pige 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Saturday. Three-digit 745. Pick 4 MM. Lotto Mil 17 82t M INDEX Business Calendar ClAtcifled Ads cofcmns MatftUls tntartainmaBt HetHfc OMtaartes PoHetBeat 28 5 21-21 27 21 U' M 11 ...II iOT Photo by J. Htnton HOTELIER PAUL PEARSON stands before the Gov. Calvert one of the newest of the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Annapolis market enters a 'new age' By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Paul Pearson runs the classiest hotels in town. Just ask any of his competitors. They'll tell you Historic Inns of Annapolis is the team to beat. So people took notice two weeks ago when Pearson laid off three mid-level executives to make way for a major reorientation of marketing strategy. By culling his public relations staff and boosting his direct sales the city's top hotelier signaled his recognition of a new era in the local hotel market. is at the cross- Pearson said. From Howard Johnson's to Holiday managers are talking about a hotel glut and trying new strategies to draw cus- tomers customers who might once have been turned away. A year the Annapolis area had 11 hotels that offered a total of 977 rooms. it has 15 hotels and rooms. And if current plans for more hotel construction go total area room supply could top in two doubling the supply available in 1985. At the same the demand for hotel rooms has not grown as quickly as many anticipated. I first came people told me I'd be booked fan la- especially on weekends. Not said Donald manager of the new 215-room Annapolis Hotel on West Street. market is three competitive and he said. The hotel glut is fostering which could benefit consumers as prices fall and quality rises. It is also causing changes in the business. Overly conservative managers are being replaced with executives. The Annapolis Hilton Inn on Compro- mise the Climat de France on West Street and the Ramada Inn on Jennifer Road have all seen management changes in the past eight months. Unprecedented advertising and market- ing campaigns are being launched. The focus is on attracting overnight visitors from outside the mid-Atlantic nrtirtr who make up most of Annapolis' tourist population. The Annapolis Hotel runs a weekly diplay advertisement in the Sunday Trav- el section of The New York Times. The Ramada runs frequent spots on Washing- radio stations. The Holiday Inn in Parole is launching a new marketing effort. on Page Col. Exhaust test has support Majority favors emission program By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE A majority of Marylanders af- fected by the state's emissions testing program favor annual testing to improve air quality and support the current testing according to two separate surveys conducted by a Baltimore research firm. Of the 500 people questioned by Riter Marketing 57 percent said they favored testing for emissions and 74 percent favored programs to reduce exhaust emissions. Those who favor the program said it helps reduce air pollution and forces owners to repair faulty according to the survey which was conduct- ed in March by random telephone interviews. Those opposing the program cited cost and inconvenience as well as the exemption of some vehicles from testing. trucks and older model cars do not have to undergo the tests. The state's emission testing program was launched in February 1984 in an effort to improve the air quality in the Baltimore and Washington metro- politan areas. Since the program started to June of this more than 4.5 million vehicles have been tested. The program is administered by Systems Control which commissioned the surveys. Most 72 said there was an advantage in separating the emissions testing and repairs and 77 percent said they favored keeping it that way. Under Maryland's the owner of a vehicle failing the emissions test takes it to a private mechanic for repairs. The first survey involved participants from Balti- more Anne Prince Montgomery and Baltimore ties had had a error factor of plus or minus 4.5 according to the firm. In wWWfln to aJbout sion's testing participants trene also asked about other environmental issues. Nearly one out of two Marylanders questioned said that air pollution was the most serious environ- mental problem in the metropolitan areas of the state and 62 percent cited automobiles as the major cause. A little over half of those 53 said that they thought that the emission testing program was effective in reducing air pollution. on Page Col. Yearly ragweed pollen assault starts By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer The sneeze meters are just start- ing to register the invasion of rag- weed and come the battle against hay fever will be hi full swing. Dr. Bruce a local allergy is predicting a moderate fall bay fever season similar to last year. think we will have a moderate when the season which normally occurs during the first half of he said. This time of the cause of problems for hay fever victims is ragweed. Approximately 25 percent of the population suffers from respir- atory and more people are allergic to ragweed than any other pollen producer who measures pollen counts from the roof of Anne Arun- del General Hospital each said he started detecting significant amounts of ragweed pollen in the air last week. The levels are still relatively but they probably will very he said. One factor working to keep counts down has been the recent which washes pollen out of the air and off plants. But that won't last so Helmly said pollen counts will climb to more than 100 grains per cubic meter within a couple of weeks. So far this they have generally stayed below until today when a count of 45 was recorded. Pollen counts ranging from 70 to 100 are sufficient to produce symp- though not extremely severe Helmly said. Last the ragweed pollen count reached but only for a brief period. After peaking during the first or second week of ragweed pollen counts typically remain fairly high into late September or early Helmly said. Hay fever called allergic rhini- tis by doctors is a classification that includes allergic responses to all airborne whether produced by trees or grasses. When the pollen causes the mucous membranes of the nose to become inflamed. The results are runny dry throat and itchy on Page Col. African volcano gas kills They're Soma of the competitors In MM 11th Annapotlt Run the starting Una at Corps Mamortal Stadium yaatarday. BIN Naval Aeatfamy aaalalant crow country i homa Drat Far tfataNa and mora By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cameroon At least people were killed by toxic gas seeping from a volcanic lake in northwest and survivors were Qeeing the area and being the government said to- day There wai no word on the number of injured. A 17-member Israeli army medktl team arrived in this West African nation today ai part of international relief that the Cameroon government said would involve the United States. Brit- tin and France. far as we volcanic activity is still going medical team leader Dr. Michael Weiner told reporters 00 the plane from which was carrying Pnme Minister Shimon Peres for a state visit There bsi been DO official government report of volcanic activity. Cimerooa Information Minister es Ngaajo told reporters that military authorities in charge of rescue operations filed a prelimi- nary report of at least dead. He said a wide area being evaoutad and others wan Oeetnf. and that rescue work- erf 4m wearing fas Ngan- ftt aatth tad could rise as vorfcan advanced into afbetadarta. the foranmaat tat laaat kflkd WW MAP SHOWS location of from the area said at many as 1.000 may btve died. The teak of hydrogen sulfide a coloring gas which smells like rotten eggs was a a govern roent communique MM yesterday. Hydrogea U often found tn volcanic It U often formed the decay of animal natter. Lake NiM Mar about 300 northwett of the The Capital Has in a vokaak crater Caafttroon is an oil-producing sise of California wtth natu- ral fas raatrves eattvated it 15 trOttaa cubk fact n has a tfea of 1.2 aUioe. at M tribes
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