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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Kent Toll collectors pay a daily toll. SEEPAGE 13 Chefs Annual cookout is a big hit. SEEPAGE 19 Inside ads starting roll at UM. Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation N 268-5000 268-6000 268-7000 268-4800 VOL HOWELL M RCFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 Tomorrow's Showers For page 11. OCTOBER 25 Cents LAUREi_ GOOD DONT FORGET A FREE presentation and discussion on will be given by Ron. aid Boucher at tonight at St. John the Evangelist Roman Caflhtfc Church on Ritchie HighwarhlSeverna Pi AREA lobby the County 0 new school. Paae CITYSCAPE CAMPAIGN litlfet literature. Page 41. DR. GOTT WHEEZING and unusual swelling should alert the bee sting victim to seek medical help. Page 50. ENTERTAINMEi MARTHA WRIG featured in a at the Rustic Inn. Page 16. IN WASHINGTON ARGENTINO danced onto the Warner Thea-- tre's stage last week. Page 17. STATE THE TRUSTEES of the Bal- timore's pension funds chal- lenge the city's South African divestment law. Page 4. NATION THE SANDINISTA govern- ment may try an American captured when a cargo plane was shot down. Page 2. CONGRESS must pass a sec- ond emergency spending bill to keep the government running pait midnight. Page SPORTS THE ANGELS handle Roger Clemens and beat the Red PEOPLE The cover of the new issue of Life magazine features actors Tom Cruise and Paul New- man. Or Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. For the first time in its Lite is issuing two different covers. Readers in the West will see Newman upside down on the left and Cruise right side up on UK readers in the East will see them reversed. The two who will soon be seen in a sequel to the 1961 film called Color of posed flat on a pool table for Life's their heads next to each other but in opposite di- rections The magaxlne's staff debat- ed who should be right side up who should be upside and associate editor David Friend came up with the to cut the country in half For a took it other people ID the news tee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 2H Pick 4 INDEX 5 sections. SO Classified Enterta Food 20 Kent Police Television MD Conference center bill hit By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Davidsonville residents were sur- prised and angry this week when the county introduced a bill that would virtually guarantee con- struction of a controversial confer- ence center on the South River. The which would alter the county's zoning code to permit con- ference as a type of commercial recreational was introduced along with eight other bills Monday night. Residents charge that the legisla- tion was designed specifically to grant the Rouse Asso- the right to build an execu- enior Zoning change unfair tive conference center at Route 50 and the South River. is specialized legislation for a special interest group It just said Louis Zanardi of Rut- land View Estates unfairness is blatantly ob- said Joseph Moorcones of Harbor Hills Rouse had tried to obtain a special exception by calling the center a commercial recreational which is a permitted use on the agriculturally zoned IsncJ claimed it is a which is not a permitted use the county code does not address conference so the special exception was denied. county has sold us right down the river We've been sand- bagged They couldn't get this thing passed legally so now they're just changing the said Lezlie Pas- saro of Davidsonville The bill requires that no more than 30 percent of the guest or dining facilities can be available to the public during any 12- month period. That means the facility could take a majority of overnight guests dur- ing its such as or perhaps during as long as it still meets the yearly percentage requirement Mike project manager for said this morning that spous- es of executives will not be included as overnight guests but as part of the conference group In the facility would oper- left Council panel makes report By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Eight sites are being considered for an Annapolis senior but many questions remain before one can be a city alderman said yesterday. A committee chaired by Alderman Brad D-Ward yesterday trimmed the number of potential sites from 20 but was cautioned that many of those may not be available. The eight sites still under consid- eration Less than 2 acres across Hilltop Lane from the Kneseth Israel syna- gogue at Hilltop and Spa A 1-acre parcel next to the Annapolis Library on West Land at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 1101 Bay Ridge Less than 2 acres on Forest Drive next to St. Martin's Evangeli- cal Lutheran Church at 1120 Spa More than 6 acres between Forest Drive and Annapolis Neck The Giant Food store at Forest Plaza in The space that formerly housed the Safeway at Eastport Five acres on Forest Drive between Green Briar Lane and By- water Road. Mayor Dennis Callahan formed the panel this summer to find a lite for a day facility that would provide recreational opportunities for senior citizens. The panel will recommend a site to Callahan and the City Council but does not anticipate holding a public hearing on its choice before it con- cludes its Davidson said The list from which the final eight sites were selected consisted of ev- ery possible location for a senior center without regard to coit or other concerns Davidson said fact they are on the list does not mean they are for tale said Laurie economic and com- munity development officer could conceivably be for on Page 12. Col ONNELL RETURNS j im and H State Sen wee welcomed by County Councilman Edward Ahtrn Saturday the Stonsy Cretk Democratic Club occnion a fund-raiser for Ahem f lectio Stoney Creak where i- .lit power bese ot po I'tcs and he n the patriarch of the club released to Baltimore halfway bouse ast week to serve out the remaining month of his prison sentence for tax i got a new husband he's 6' oounds lighter end 10 seld Connell's Patt right le e photo of taken prior to hie Urn ate as a residents charge. county is not going to have someone on the doorstep judging whether it's 30 Mrs. Pas- saro said. But James assistant di- rector of the Office of Planning and said officials felt the 30 percent figure was fair. it comes down to is whether- a conference retreat could survive with an outright prohibition of overnight Cannelli said. evidence was that they Although Cannelli admits the legis- lation does not define a conference on Page Col. Clinic visits rise Hospitalization rate plunges By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Americans are using outpatient services and clinics more ajd hospitals government statistics have found. Hosehaliiations have fatten below 150 per Americans for the first tot'in 15 the Division of Hospital Care Statistics reported yesterday. rate has been coming down said Robert Pokras of the hospital care which is part of the National Center for Health Statis- tics. The rate dropped to 148 last the lowest since when there were 144 hospitaliiations per according to the center. Health statistician Edmund Graves reports that there are many reasons for this Including the growing use of outpatient ser- vices and the introduction of the Diagnosis Related Group method of payment. Under the DRG federal payments to hospitals are set at a flat fee based on the patient's ill- rather than on the length of stay or services performed a system designed to encourage hospi- tals to control costs. Hospital use plummeted 11 percent from 1983 to IMS. the average length of stay for hospitalised patients is con- tinuing to drop. The average stay in 1985 was 6.5 compared with 7.7 days a decade the Statistics Center reported. The report is based on patient discharges reported by a sample of 414 hospitals across the nation last year Cataract treatment and many oth- er services formerly performed in hospitals are increasingly being done on an outpatient basis or in Gravel explained in a tele- phone interview The hospital use rate could well continue to drop as this trend contin- ues under government encourage- he taid M Ptfe it Cei Unpopular auto tests prove hard to sell By PAT RrviERE Stiff Writer Nearly four yean after federal threaU spurred Maryland into insti- tuting a vehicle emissions inspection state lawmakers are still looking for ways to convince the public it'a the nuisance hub of the problem we have is. we have a program that has been very unpopular tod we can't get the bureaucracy to come up with the statistical data to first convince us so we can demoastrate to the people who elected ut that this program n working.' Sen John Cade told U S Environmental Protection Agency representatives yesterday in Annap oUs Although an EPA audit of Man land's VEIP program released in August concluded that the program is running memberi of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Force said they want bard evidence like it in baby talk and visual aides said Del Nancy L Murphy D-Baltimore County think that much aa they are if they felt it was making a significant contribution to the environment they would go for said Park The VEIP began in 1984. requires motorists in eight junsdic tions including Anne Coun ty to have the exhaust emissions of their tars inspected annually tor five consecutive years The inspections are aimed at im proving air quality by requiring on that do not meet federal emission standards The General Assembly autborited the program in but January 1994 a month before the iotpec- lions were to begin public opposi- tion had mounted leading some to launch an unsuccessful revolt to halt the program complained about the tf annual fee the anticipated long waiting lines and the requirement that owners of failed vehicles prove thev spent 150 on repairs before being exempted There were abo complaints that the program was unfair because only metropolitlai cooties were tar- geted But federal officials Mid the state lose up to MM million IB federal highway moaey if the pro- gram were scrapped Richard D director oo the EPA's Office of Mobile Services. said yesterday that tf the pttfraa is discontinued to the EPA   

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