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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Monday Darling holds Mets' hopes SEEPAGE 17 Fright films lure teens seePAOE9 our DS HOUIELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL Circulation Newsroom 268-4800 268-5000 Partly sunny For see page 5. VOL Cl NO. 253 OCTOBER 25 Cents West St. improvements eyed GOOD DON'T FORGET A DEBATE tonight between 4th Congressional District can- didates Tom McMillen and- Robert sponsored by Capital-Gazette begins at in Pascal Cen- terr for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community Col lege. Admission is free. AREA A RULING on textbooks by a federal judge in Tennessee could affect local families. Page 25. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader deal with a building contrac- tor. Page 25. ENDORSEMENTS OUR CHOICES for clerk of Circuit Court and re- gister of wills Page 6 ENTERTAINMENT ANNAPOLIS THEATRE of Magic is hosting a Houdini Festival. Page 14. AWAY WE GO TOP TREKS for November are spotlighted Page 15. STATE A COMPANY has begun sur- veying the Chesapeake Bay bottom for deposits of natural gas or oil Page 4 NATION WORLD THE RECALL of the US ambassador to Syria is under- Syria says Page 2 'STAR WARS' spending is going to a handful of defense contractors and laboratories Page 3 PEOPLE VETERAN ACTOR Forrest best known as Sgt. O'Rourke in the old television series F has died at age 67 fol- lowing a long bout with lung a family spokesman said yester day Tucker died at 6 10 p m Saturday at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland 30 miles northwest of downtown Los said family spokesman David Isham Among Tucker's more than 50 moVie credits are 1940's Westerner' with Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. and of the with Spencer and Ka- tharine Hepburn LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit Pick 4 7222 Lotto 10 13 33 34 INDEX 4 32 pages Calendar Clarified columns Crossword Entertainment Health Obituaries Police Beit Sports TeJeristoc listings II 26-32 23 27 14.15 5 17-21 15 Firms seek rezoning By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Business Writer A group of local companies is seeking a major rezoning with the city for a strip of prime business land on outer West Street. Coca-Cola Bottling Honda of Severn Savings Associa- tion and Warehouse Carpet and Tile Inc. want to rezone five contiguous lots from to The rezoning would boost the val- ue of the combined 6 acres and open the door for more intensive commer- cial development at a time when the city is still uncertain of the future of outer West Street. this point in we think it's a little premature to go ahead with a rezoning out there before we get a chance to look at the said Pat senior planner at the Annap- olis Department of Planning and Zoning. think I understand what they're trying to do but we just need more Outer West Street generally defined as the area extending west of Homeland Avenue to Parole is described in the city's comprehen- sive plan as an Known for its traffic jams and unattractive strip the area is targeted for a special land- use study by the city. But planners have had their hands fun with inner West West Annapolis and Parole studies that are now near completion. The intent of the outer West Street landowners' rezoning request may be to prod the city into action in that area. If it definitely got our Parking funds urged Keller said. The lots involved include the cur- rent site of Honda of Annapolis at West Street and Admiral Drive and a small vacant lot on the opposite corner known as the Riggins proper- ty. The small lot is owned by George owner of Honda of Annapo- lis. do not have any firm develop- on Page Col. By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Annapolis should borrow million to pay for additional parking on inner West the key to devel- oping the blighted consul- tants say. The released to the Inner West Street Advisory Com- mittee last was contained in the Inner West Street Parking-Tran- sit Program prepared by Desman Parking RPR Economic Consultants and The Phipps Group. City officials originally hoped pri- vate developers would finance con- struction of garages and other parking said Laurie economic and community development officer. But changes in the federal tax laws recently approved by Congress and signed by President Reagan have made real estate investments less she said. As a the city should raise the funds by issuing general obliga- tion bonds that would be paid back with money generated by develop- ment along the according to the report. If plans for paying off the notes fall taxpayers throughout the city could end up footing the bill for the city officials said. But that is an unlikely Mayor Dennis Callahan said. has been studied for so long by so many and the answer we need more he said. only way it wouldn't pay for itself is if we don't need more Although some questions remain on Page Col. Hunting hunters Police taking aim at poachers By JUDI PER..MAN Staff Writer Deer hunting season does not officially begin until next month but already authori- ties are being besieged with complaints about illegal hunting in south county. can almost count on getting many calls this time of year Small game are in season but you have the usual violators who try to catch deer before said Tona are damaging crops and and people are afraid of the liability Sgt. Ed county police a communications worker for the Department of Natural Resources Police. The complaints are expected to increase when firearm deer hunting season officially begins on Nov. she said. Two game wardens generally patrol Anne Arundel County and almost guaran- that at least one of them will be working overtime to answer all the com- Ms. Ives said. Most people complain about hearing shots or seeing high-powered spotlights that hunt- ers illegally use at night to freeze animals in their she said. an ongoing seasonal said Sgt Michael Hhchings of of DNR get a lot of calls on trespassing and shots fired too close to a residence Many hunters actually are legal but police nevertheless must respond to the com- be said Those who discover hunters trespassing on their property usually in rural areas A YOUNG deer pauses Friday in a clearing on Gibson Island. Photo by N Lundrtow such as south county must be willing to prosecute in order for authorities to run them off the land Farmer Donald who owns and rents 700 acres to usually runs hunters off bis property instead of calling authorities chase them down It's too much trouble to prosecute It's more trouble for me than for he said For illegal hunters not only are dangerous but they tear up too been a problem They destroy crops plain and simple by driving across be said McDonald permits some fnends to hunt on the property but admits that liability makes nervous He already has insur- ance on two poods Sgt Ed Lyons of the Anne Arundel County Police in Edgewater. says property owners are becoming increasingly concerned with and therefore are less willing to permit hunters on their land. are damaging crops and and people are afraid of the liability aspect It wouldn't surprise me if were Lyons said Often residents think hunters are shooting at which are in and don't bother investigating are doing it under the pretext of said Center works to prevent child abuse By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Jane knew something was wrong when the ought ber husband muf- fling their cms with piHow But she didn't do anything about it Then she spotted him squeermj the infant tightly under tbe arm to keep him from crjrtag Still sbe did nothing But when Jam not her real ntme noticed larfe m her baby's buttocks from ber husband's sbe fifttBjr fMgfct help trom tbt Department of Socul Services While working on the case social services put the woman in contact with the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child A and volunteer Donna Shuman Jane that Mrs Shu- man had come into her life earner The Exclunfe a non profit trains volunteers to become friends with par- eats who show of beeoataf child and to kelp tfetn break tbe cyck of jttMM. Those receiving help need develop better skills as or may just be under a tot of Like Jane thpj- often are isolated from farrih and fnends and need someone to help then sort through their problems We w a lot of farmhes with social isolation 'The are rapport said Beth Zehe. supervisor of the program in ARM Covaty Mrs wbo bis one fot teverred with tbe bon because sbe likes working with children But sbe found that she spends a lot more time helping parents rope Sbe visits the family each week to advise or just help them get oat of the house sounds like you're a stoop but you really sres't You're a site said For who btd no relief from ber two wtil ber husband ftturned home from wort M f. di NEW PRESS CAUSES DKJLAYS tte Ctpiti beutf prteMNI at fee compare i new There htvt bewi and there may be drifts a fetUag tbe ptttr owt tar MXtMvmi ops4 Jii _ ____-   

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