Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail Ads Tomonaw'a feraoaat For aaa paga 11. VOL. Cl NO. 231 OCTOBER 25 Cantt GOOD PONT FORGET THE NEWJE Renaissance Vtfyces win give a free outdoor concert at p.m. tomor- row In the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden at the Tawes Stale Office Rowe Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.' AREA POLICE statistics support Chief John C. Schmitt's asser- tions that public housing and crime are linked. Page 37. CITYSCAPE AN OLD standard is disap- pearing from video game par- lors. Page 37. KENT ISLAND SOME ISLAND residents commute by airplane. Page 21. CHEFS CHOICE HONEY is the key ingredient in Rosh Hashana menu-mak- ing. Page 13. NAVAL ACADEMY A MIDSHIPMAN from Be- thesda is named brigade com- mander. Page 13. BUSINESS SYLVIA PORTER continues her tax series. Page 36. ENTERTAINMENT CELLIST Frederick Zlotkin appears with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Page 34. IN WASHINGTON at the 1s wen worth a trip. Page 35. STATE BALTIMORE longshoremen join a strike. Page 4. THE RELEASE of Nicholas Daniloff unlocks the door to a superpower summit Page 2. CONGRESS passes an emer- gency spending bill. Page 3. SPORTS THE MARINE Corps denies 1st Lt. Eddie Meyers' request for a transfer to play pro football. Page 25. LEFTY have a contract and I expect to Page 25. PEOPLE If Prince Charles and Prin- cess Diana turn down your dinner you can get the next best thing their butier. The Daily Mirror reported yesterday that the royal cou- ple's Harold is available to officiate at private functions for just Susan a London society caterer who acts as Brown's said Brown usually handles functions for eity people and pri- vate households The Mirror quoted him as saying be readily accepted and prefers payment in cash Brown said be would never do anything to embarrass his employers am careful about it I don't go anywhere I night see their friends or any- one they know For a look at other people in the news see page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday CM Pick 4 INDEX 4 41 pages Business Calendar Classified Ads columns Croat word Editorials Eatertatnneat Pood page Kevtlslaoi Obituaries NlotBtat 16 3MI 47 40 10 2Ut 11 11 2S-32 25 DEADEND By DAN CASEY Staff Witter Using a sophijticated computer state police hope to find links between last week's grisly slaying of an Anne Arundel County woman and other unsolved murders nationwide. After interviewing more than 140 friends and aquaintances of Brenda Lorraine police say they still don't have a motive or a suspect hi the murder. Earlrieads have come to deadends. Mrs. of Faywood Glen was slabbed to death sometime between ii p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. state 140 interviews police baffled by bizarre murder CASEY police Cpl. Butch Rose said. describing the slaying. Rose said. Entering details of Mrs. Bloom's police Cpl. Butch Rose said. The attractive mother of three children was last seen alive in an near the intersec- tion of Mountain Road and Route 100 about 7 p.m. Thursday. She left alone and dh Rose said. like to talk with anyone who may have contacted her or seen her after 7 p.m. Thursday anywhere hi the Rose said. Her body was found nude in a grassy clearing near the rear of Friendship Park at a.m. Fri- day. The park is across Dorsey Road from Baltimore-Washington Interna- tional Airport. Police said the killer or killers The manner off death suggests the killer has a Cpl. Butch Rose parts of Mrs. Bloom's body. She had been repeat- edly stabbed. was overkill it's bizarre. That word is at the top of my in describing the Rose said. The macabre manner of death suggests that the killer has a chotic he said. Police are working on three or four theories on the circumstances surrounding the but he declinef to elabo- rate. Last night state police were com- paring characteristics of the slaying to murders in other parts of the country via VIP a sophisticated law-enforcement computer network. has to be an unusual case to be a candidate for VIP said Sgt. Pat Drum. Details about certain unsolved murders around the nation are on file in the system Entering details of Mrs. Bloom's deaUrihto the computer has taken 30 hours he said. Mrs. who was married two years was a outgoing woman with many aquaintancea. She had no car or driver's but often hitchhiked or got rides with Rose said. She was known both by her mar- ried name and by her maiden Brenda police said. strange thing is we find any enemies that she Everyone seems to have liked Rose said. Mrs. Bloom frequented on Page CoL f Bay Bridge closing Eastbound span to get new deck By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer There won't be any alternate routes available next week when the state begins one of the biggest repairs in history redecking the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge. State transportation officials are counting on three lanes on the newer span and indulgence from drivers to keep traffic moving during the million project. That's about all they can hope since the only other link to the Eastern Shore is a detour of more .than 100 miles through Cecil County. Beginning the four-mile eastbound span will be closed while workers replace the deteriorating joints and lighting said Thomas a spokes- man for the Maryland Transporta- tion Authority. The work was ordered two years ago after engineers discovered that the concrete and asphalt deck would wear out by Freburger said. Damage to the 34-year-old span resulted from constant exposure to salt water and repeated freezing and thawing he said. which in recent years jumped about 5 percent also contributed to the bridge's growing pains. More than vehicles cross the bridge every month during the winter. In the the lure of Maryland and Delaware beaches swells bridge traffic to as many 1.6 million cars and trucks a month The repairs will be funded through ton which last year gener- ated million. The unfinished bridge will be re- opened between May and September 1987 to handle the onslaught of beach Freburger said In the lastbound traffic will be diverted to Oft west- bound span on the bridge working with minimum of said toll facili- ties police Officer Joseph Clancy But new traffic patterns and re- strictions on trucks hauling wide loads should reduce Clancy said During morning rush rough ly 7 to a m two lanes of the bndge will be open for westbound oa Page Col. Photo by J SHIRTLESS AND Jeff Strong relaxes on a bench near his Crofton home while taking a break from biking and the heat. winter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Depending upon which almanac you swear this winter will either be mild or average. In fact the winter of 1987 should be mild for most of the says this year's Old Farmer's Almanac a penodical that also warns people who break a mirror on Friday the 13th to burn their socks with holes in them. Closer to the 1987 Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack predicts a average winter in Western Maryland with a chance of a white Christmas. The Hagerstown in its 190th year of predicts normal precipitation for the 132-day period from Nov 13 to March while temperatures will average about 2 degrees below normal. William E. the Hagerstown alma- nac's weather said he expects 44 inches of snow to fall on Hagerstown and surrounding areas over the winter He predicts that a storm could bring rain or snow on Dec 24 and 25. Last O'Toole his predictions for the same period were correct 65 percent of the time O'Toole bad not predicted this summer's a fact that blew his said Gerald W. the almanac's business manager. Abe the Old Farmer's Almanac's fictional forecaster with a claimed 80 percent accuracy record since predicted the Northeast's wet but somehow missed the Southeast drought This year Abe promises skiers a Thanksgiv- ing Day snowstorm in New and winter colder than usual along the Atlantic in central the South- west and it will be warmer. oa Page Col. Workers face criminal checks By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Beginning workers who come in frequent contact with chil dren will undergo background checks to determine whether have a criminal record But a check with some local agen ties this morning revealed that are unprepared to comply with the new state law The investigations are to include include new employees at public and private licensed dav carp juvenile detention and cor- rections recreation centers and overnight as well as foster parents Volunteers are not required to undergo the checks Anyone hired before today will not be examined law covers all types of facilities that are licensed to care for said Ed assistant director of the Criminal Records Central Repository of the state police Those undergoing background checks will be allowed to start work while investigations are pending even though they can take several Whiteman said legislature was primarily looking for a deterrent If a person feels he's going to be he's probably not going to apply in the first be said Employers at facilities not identi- fied in the law have the option of requiring a background too School employees undergoing in vestigations range from administra teachers and secretaries to substitute teachers and bus drivers. Even people such as little league coaches and Boy Scout leaders will be examined. The Board of Education is pre- pared for background checks and has a clerk who will do fingerprint- although most fingerprinting can be done at local law enforce- ment offices But other area gencies are not aware of their role in the back- oa Page CoL County students' SAT scores improve By PETER WEST Staff Writer The scores of county students on the Scholastic Test jumped an average of 14 points overall in the last five according to county Board of Education fig- area. This year's on the verbal mathematical used a screening device by many were slightly higher overall than the national the figures show One school official credited greater em phasis on literature and composition in recent yean for boostiBg the verbal while another teacher training and in- creased dedication may have boosted mathe- scoreji. The portion of the test is designed to meajere tat abfllty to solve problems as weQ as to apply mathematical reasoning to the T processes of algebra and geometry The ver bal portion tests readme comprehension and vocabulary In the 1M5-M school the average county score was 453 on the verbal test and 4M faa math Both have possible top score of The national average for the same period were 431 no the verbal and 475 IB math Average scores nationally have remained con- over the past two years Anne Arundel County scores last year were slightly lower in verbal and slightly higher in mathematics than those of other Jurisdictions acrou the average verbal score The average math score was 475 Siace 1K1. average verbal scores within the county have moved op 12 points over the five- from a score of 421. They dropped brieTty to an average of in lftlJ2 gad n I 420 and The improvwnent in verbal jfBfes may be attributed in part to the quality of literature being studied by county students as well at an emphasis on English according to Allan coordinator of English Ian- fuage arts Writing more at are now required to improves all verbal be said don't think that it the reason but it's certainly i reason he Schools alio are emphasizing quality liter- by ruch-recognized as Crane and opposed to the 'junk literature.' for watt of a batter that was prevalent fee late tpat aad early be said Habttaal readers perform better on the tetts than toa-mden becinae they learn to f 457 4 4261 '83 8 CHART SHOWS ncwf atata national avaraoe ftcocaeTon SAT taata.