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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               ailoween not just for kids. see INSIDE pH Inside Hurst shifts Sox into gear. SEE PAGE 21 HGWEuL fl ROFILMb P 0 BOX 558 LAUREL Circulation Newsroom MD 2O 7 L ZOO-4OUU 268-5000 Jhe Tomorrow's Rain likely For see page 5. VOL. Cl NO. 251 OCTOBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE SHADY SIDE Rural Heritage Society will sponsor a program on Indian history and a discussion of decoy at tonight at toe Shady Side Kiwanis 1216 Sbady Side Road. AREA CRIME is a growing prob- lem in the Fair Winds develop. meat. Page ETCETERA WAYNE ALAN plans to bang around the State House Wednesday. Literally. Page 28. SELECTED TERRI FOWLER'S paint- ings will grace fund-raising Christmas cards. Page Business CHRYSLER reports a steep earnings decline. Page 40. WEDDINGS A took at new brides and Pages 3d. ARUNDEL ARTIST parate Page 18. stxre WORSHIP parapher- nalia has been linked to suS- pected robbers in Westminster. THE U.S. is cutting off the with the Sovi- et tinkm. Page SPORTS NAVY'S Doug Wojcik wants to be a leader on the basket- ball court. Page 21. PEOPLE MEDIA MAGNATE Ted whose-color-tinting of vintage '-black-and-white motion pictures has provoked protests from film- said Is by tthe oatcry has oo plans to al- ter his P course. last time I I owned the films that we're in tile process of Turner said. The controversy erupted when the Turner Broadcasting System recently announced plans to color more 100 movie including Maltese Fal- and Doodle Turner earlier this year paid more than 2 billios for MGM's library of movies. For a look at other people in the see 1 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit W7. Pick 4 INDEX 4 lections. 40 pages. ss Adt CaMfct. columns Cnwnrard 40 14 30S9 27 SI 7 18.19 5 5 It Group wants remedies Area traffic now 'out of hand' By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Realigned better mass tran- sit and staggered work hours will help untangle the knot of traffic choking according to a county traffic report released yester- day. The based on a five-month study of traffic calls for improvements to roads blamed for the worst such as Forest Bestgate Road and Taylor Avenue. But the study committee also said these quick fixes won't cure traffic nightmares unless city and county governments make a greater com- mitment to smooth driving. committee was looking at government to do said Councilwoman Maureen T. D- who launched the study after her listed traffic as their biggest problem. Committee members we have not addressed the we've let it get out of she said. bad and it's going to get worse before it gets said committee member Joseph Sachs are lots of things on the board which are going to make it bad in the next two or three when the State Highway Administra- tion steps up construction of a mas- sive interstate he said. we rearrange the we just think there are ways to let it not get as bad and even to help in some One of the committee's top priori- ties is convincing the state to speed construction of Patuxent which will relieve congestion on Forest Drive. The group also called on the coun- ty to widen Bestgate Road and the city to create a connection between Spa Road and Taylor Avenue. Other short-term goals Improving rush-hour travel across the Route 450 Severn River even if it making the bridge one-way during peak hours. Creating flextime policies for county and city employees to soften on Page Col. FUZZ BUST Police want ban on radar detectors By PAUL GIRSDANSKY Staff Writer Radar detectors. Are they allowed by the Constitution or are they an on-the-road version of obstruction of The continuing debate over wheth- er to outlaw these devices is likely to resurface next year in the Maryland General officials say. The battle lines are clear. Law enforcement agencies want them manufacturers and retailers want to keep selling them. The police argue that increased speed from detector use leads to higher highway casualties and in- creases the rate of non-compliance with federal speed which could jeopardize highway funding. Supporters of detectors say motor- ists have the constitutional right to receive the radio waves used in decry the 55 mph speed limit as a relic from the oil crises of the 1970s and say driving 55 is danger- ously slow on many highways. only person who buys this is someone who flagrantly violates the speed said Officer David Fromme of the Annapolis Police traffic safety unit can't be used for any other useful purposes But John D owner of HA Hi Tech an Annapolis retailer of the said most customers travel 63-65 mph on a four-lane highway to keep with the flow of traffic want to know where the traps are On I 95. if you go you'll get even in the slow lane On the national the radar detector question spurred a national outcry earlier this month when the federal government briefly consid ered banning the items Even though packaEed with a pro to raise the speed limit to 65 the legislation failed after intense on Paep ol by J OFFICER DAVID E. Fromme holds a radar gun Inset' his nemesis the radar detector Wrong Residents balk at street switch By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer The city is studying a proposal to reverse traffic flow and put shuttle buses on Prince George Street in downtown resi- dents learned last night. But residents say the concept runs the wrong way because it will add to existing traffic problems on their street. Meeting with members of the Ward One Residents city spokesman Thomas Roskelly said the city is considering the restoration of a Maryland Avenue shuttle bus stop at the request of the Maryland State Circle Association. Under one of the plans being traffic along Prince George which now runs away from would be rerouted to- ward City Dock In a shuttle bus stop would be added at Prince George Street and Maryland said director of Public Infor- mation and Tourism for the city. Shuttle buses that now go down Duke of Gloucester Street would head toward City Dock on Prince George Street before making their way up Main he said. Citing low usage by riders and operating the city in 1985 eliminated a shuttle bus stop at King George Street and Maryland Avenue Maryland Avenue who contend- ed the shuttle was never properly promoted by city renewed calls for a nearby bus stop this summer Prince George Street residents were notified by letter of the proposal and asked for said Mary president of the merchant group. Most responses so far have been but she hopes that will change as more is learned about the she said One advantage of the concept is it would put shuttle passengers closer to the State House. Naval Academy and Paca and Hammond- Harwood houses as well as the Maryland Avenue shopping she said Although city officials are reviewing the oroposal to change the thoroughfare's traffic they haven't decided whether it is feasi- Roskelly said The proposal has drawn opposition from city public works officials who want the street maintained a way of departing from down- town Roske Brush fire proves costly SUNDAY METERS JFFFDVMS Staff Writer How much does it io fight brush 4 Glen Burnir man icarnec the hard way in District re-centn when a judge ordered him to the county 64 for a one alarm fire he set that scorched a GambniH field The hefty charge could serve as a lesson io others with the approach of the autumn brush fire season A dry summer combined with the county's sandy soil could .spdl a busy season for county firefighters this year Brush fires are generally ignited by careless burning or juveniles playing with or lighters Judge fines man 82.500 We thought we had the beginning of it two weeks ago said Capt James Koch county fire department spokesman Most of the fires were in the Glen Burnie including a fire burned 25 to Vi acres for several days before firefighters plowed the area Brush fires have since died The season will probably begin by the end of October or beginning of November Koch said The tpnng brush fire season usualh begins KI March In the recent Dut'ict case Judge L Edgar Brown from Caroline Donald Eugene Hood Jr M negli setting a fire that charred the field off Bell Branch Road on April 20 Judge Brown Hood a sus pendeti jail sentence a pendfd fine and placed him on probation But he added one condition of probation Hood must repay the 594 64 during a 36 month probation pf nod The cost determined by caku Idling the manpower and use of eight pieces of fire equipment Hood admitted to vtting the firr 'CoeOaoed Col.   

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