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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Your guidebook to area teams. SEE SECTION INSIDE MOWELL MICROFILMS 0. BOX 155C I AUREL I Newsroom MD I Tomorrow's Gloomy For too 11. VOL. Cl NO. 207 SEPTEMBER 25 DON'T FORGET THE FALL schedule of noontime concerts opens to- morrow at the Helen Avalynne Tawes Gardens with Deborah perform- ing p.m. The gardens are located behind the Tawes State Office Buildiog on Taylor Avenue. AREA A JURY in a boating death case was deadlocked yester- day. Page 21. CITYSCAPE ERIC SMITH is in search of the typical Annapolis tourist. Page 21. KENT ISLAND HOUSE of Dele- gates and county commission- ers seats are up for grabs this election. Page 8. DR.GOTT IT IS unethical for a doctor to refuse transfer ofmedical records to 32. CHEPS CHOICE CANNING IS A good way to handle garden leftovers. Page U. ENTERTAINMENT to be a Member of the Woodstock gen- Jration to enjoy the Crofton bat it helps. Page 29. AN INSURANCE company has paid out more money in the first seven months of 1986 for medical malpractice suits than it paid in all of Page 4. IRANIAN GUNBOATS inter- cept a Soviet ship In the Per- sianGulf. Page 2. SPORTS THE WAITING may contin- ue for Mike a senior tailback at Navy. 22. PEOPLE the 13th Telluride Film Fes- tlval has concluded in this old Colorado mining where Jimmy Stewart strolled down the tiny mala street and R0bii posed with residents' The an- nual festival is consid- ered the na- tion's leadteg showcase for filmmakers outside the Holly- wood mainstream. Thii highlights includ- ed a new Robin WflHasH vehi- cle based on a Sad Bellow novel. aren't going to be any toys out of this WiBUims said of the in which be plays a tortved character. a Tosuur Wflfcelm tfofi yoi wtad tt ttp awl him fafl be said. LOIIkHY Numbers drawn Pkk 4 by Bob QHlMrl TRAFFIC BACKS UP every afternoojn at nnh as workers tiouto 50 and tho now Sown Rivor Bridgo on their trok homo. By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Like a growth ini Anne Arundel County erupted from seeds planted long ago. growth is outrunning ttmtrok and strangling roads in its path. That view is held by many residents alarmed by development and tired of traffic jams. But how did we get to this point and who is to In 1983 a recovering economy triggered a growth explosion the likes of which the county hadn't seen in two decades. But the boom has a bust side. New development is straining schools and utilities. Residents fear that the quality of life is mostly by traffic. Heeding the ripples of local political leaders are looking for tougher ways to manage v Assigning blame for the situation is even more difficult Many critics fault county policies and politicians for accommodating development and failing to detect the storm warnings. blame to go around in lots of said James an environ- mental activist in Park. I wonder whether growth can be controlled soccetafalty. Its problems are 1 GOP1NG WITH GROWTH always recognized too late in the Since the county's population has mushroomed from to pushing- the number of dwellings from in 1960 to this year. In a growth has trans- formed largely rural Anne Arundel County into what some see as a numbing network of shopping clogged highways and sprawling subdivisions. Many forces have driven the wave of growth that is washing over the county. A prime location between Baltimore and the affordabflity of hous- ing and the lure of the Chesapeake Bay drew home-buyers here in droves. was attracted by the said L. Marshall an activist in Severna Park. moved from Catonsvflle to Ben Oaks in I've been fighting to save the water and tts scenic qualities ever since.'.' In the bonding industry emerged from a stamp. Lower interest rates and pent-up demand for houses set off a home- building boom bigger than any since the 1969s. Shopping malls began popping hotels sprouting and industrial and high-technology parks booming. International development giants like Trammel Crow ft Co. began extending their empires into the county for the first time. county is' unique. We're close to the federal government. We have a an airport and rafl. We're feeding off a huge educational complex. And what makes Anne Arundel County different is a quality of said Jeffrey director of the county Office of Economic Development Economic development officials have long boosted the county's of assets in hopes of attracting corporate headquar- ters. The efforts paid off last year. UNC Incorporated became the first New York Stock Exchange company to set up its headquarters- in Annapolis. Two other firms have since done the same. The hottest commercial land embrace's Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Developers attribute expansion there to several airport President Reagan's defense buildup and location. Parole is another hot spot for retail and hotel construction. Easy access to ABOUT THIS Rapid growth in Aaoe Arundel County has unleashed a legion of forces some some some ugly. la a three-part Capital Staff Writers Christine Debra Viadero and Efffe Cottman bold a mirror up to those forces. They will explore now the county got into what many call a Whose fault was What will happen in the Is it too late to adequately control The first installment questions the mistakes of the the second investi- gates the growing pains of the the third looks at what the Mure holds-tor the quality of life here. sewers and favorable ion- ing and Annapolis' pull as a tourism center are enticing builders to Riva Road. Said Cotmty Executive 0. James Lighthiz. Jot of things came together. No one could nave anticipated this kind of sustained growth and Growth means a healthy tax job oa Page CoL 1-97 runoff spurs daily inspections By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Plagued by sediment violations. Interstate 97 construction sites will be inspected daily under a joint plan announced this week by two state agencies. Prompted by continuous large- scale runoff problems at a U-acre site near Route 59 and the South Rim the directors of the State ffifhwty AdsBinistntion and tht Watnr Rtsonrets AdzaJhls- tration developed tht plan. Local environmental groups that the effects the massive earth-moving operations have on the Chesapeake Bay welcomed the move. have go out every day is very yon can't refute said Peg an officer in Save Our Streams. The agencies decided on the in- creased Joint inspecttons at several 147 sites after being at loggerheads for eight over the most site. The WRA shut down the site five times over sediment violations. Last month the agency brought criminal charges against the SHA contractor at the John Driggs Co. accusing the firm of deliberate sedi- ment potation. 'This work will be going on for several and we need to get this straightened out right said WRA Director James Peck. agrees 109 tnsnk there's no question will improve compli- SHA Director Hal Kassoff said. Kassoff and Peck agreed to the following Daily joint inspections at sever- al 1-97 sites by project-level with immediate written reports by WRA and SHA Weekly joint inspection tourt by SHA and WRA supervisors to moni- tor progress and resolve Monthly briefings with con- cemed the first scheduled for Sept 16. Cooperation between the agencies has improved in the past three according to State Sen. Ger- ald the Annapolis Demo- crat who chaired a subcommittee on sediment control. Although state highway construc- tion was once viewed n most egregious in sediment pol- lution of the Wtoegrad said the SHA has much more effective meat control programs today. Pupils begin anew as classes resume By WEST Staff Writer Some csme in walkers and some ia wbeelchsiri For students from 3 to 21 years the trip btck to Central Special Edwition Center yesterday was a kind of IsMMMMBtHST. Ascld abnost pohtk sehtel sfiiiissai. thty bnfan tht first day of offttway teacher they left wben school to While other .ttudents in their age group struggle to master spelling or students at Central work bard to master what teacber Carol Petrosky calkd an UK chfldron art ever fstng to Isjtm how to their Many still ant teaming bow to dispose property of their cafeteria trash or to groom tbttuolvts for school But the joy of string oM fritnds and is no different far thest Central students a typseni first Jay of anal teacher Soffit Harri- any wMB facial tht Anne Arundel County got off to i smooth according to William H Scott the Board of Education's assistaot sn- ptriateBdeot for idrafatistration. 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