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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Home of W ik Restored lives again. see PAQC 29 Retail Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 208-5000 268-5000 268-7000 268-4800 268-5000 Tomorrow's Milder For see page 9. VOL Cl NO. 270 NOVEMBER 25 Cents GOOD FORGET 'CHORAL a y a music and a musical are this weekend in the -r- area. For page 8. HEWBORN infant who soatched from his moth- arms a week ago by a posing as a nurse was to her embrace Fri- the offices of the FBI. NATION in- the United States will L predicted that most Ameri. limited arms to HEAD coaches will be from the sidelines as 'HiflcylaBd takes on Qemson in today Page 18. PEOPLE MBS IERINIDAD and Toba- 23-year-old Giselle Jeanae- Itftdfe was crowned World late Thursday in the 36th an Dual beauty pageant at London's Royal Albert Hall. The 5-foot. 5-inch secre- tary from M a rabella was chosen the 77 contestants tfk's Pia Rosenbefg was first runner-up and Chantal Schneber second runner-up Miss Laronde was declared Winner over some of the world's most glamorous worn CO in such categories looks iarf'personality. She will sue- title-holder Holmfricwir a school teacher from fie pageint run by London Eric M or ley and Ml wife has raised Of Millions of doll art for under privileged and disabled -.4ffft ttoce it was held at tie fHitfval of Britain in 1W1 HUr a look at other people in ptg e 3 LOTTERY SACK SAGA Will plastic bag replace old By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Next time you're in line at the check-out take a break from the scandal sheets and think about more important things like grocery bags. Do you prefer the traditional brown paper bag that stands upright in the car but rips open when it's Or the plastic bag that collapses in the back spilling out fruits and veg- and squashes the bread when you grasp both handles hate plastic bags. Every- thing gets jumbled up. You put them in the trunk and every- thing falls out and rolls said Anna Peters of Arnold ai she stood at a check-out cotuft. '-I in i Susan cSf also4 flrffim use them as kitchen trash bags and save money. They're easier to are the best things that ever said lone Moore of clutching her plastic bag. like the handles. They're much better than Grocery stores seem to agree. Across the to both the joy and the chagrin of their groceries are opting to pack food in the cheaper and more durable plastic bags. Bag production at Rochester- based Mobil Chemical the nation's largest supplier of plas- tic grocery has increased espcially in the on Page Col. Photo by N. Lundskow ANNA and Kathy store load groceries into plastic bags at Graul's Market on Taylor Avenue. Lamb wins by 3 Hammond eyes recount By TOM KRIS HER Staff Writer In an election called the closest in Anne Arundel County for at least 20 Democrat Don Lamb won a District 30 House of Delegates seat yesterday. lightheaded. I'm excited. I'm re- lieved that it's Lamb said after learning of his unofficial victory over Re- publican John Hammond by a margin of three the Annapolis alderman from Ward said yesterday that he will talk to Betty head of the Board of Elections on Monday before deciding whether he will ask for a recount Mrs. Eby said that in her 20 years of service with the elections board she never seen a closer race. a had a seemingly safe 153-vote margin over Hammond on election but it was narrowed to 28 votes last week when absentee ballots were counted. The lead dwindled to eight when Ham- mond supporters discovered a 20-vote addi- tion error on Thursday. In yesterday's count at the Arundel Cen- Hammond received 11 votes and Lamb received narrowing the gap to three. Hammond said he was prepared for a narrow loss. was sort of the underdog in this wfiole he said. the last 10 I bad nowhere to go but In the 4th Congressional District race. Republican Robert R. Neall picked up 18 votes on Democrat Tom McMillen in the absentee ballot but McMillen re- tained a 426-vote lead. Although McMillen has not officially de- clared Jerry his campaign said the election is finished. Me Millen was in Florida on vacation and could on Page Col. Dangers for elderly drivers cited By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Behind a steering wheel the elderly find precious but they face far greater dangers than do younger transportation experts said yesterday. most people over 65 should not be driving on Maryland said state police Cpl. Vernon Campbell. majority of elderly people do not have reactions good enough to drive 55 Campbell told about 80 senior citizens and representatives of county aging agencies. At a seminar on elderly driving held at the Annapolis Holiday Campbell and other officials said vision slowed reac- and medication affect driving skills as rrnple grow older. But the elderly can reduce the risks by paying greater attention to their driving and the factors that affect they said. The sponsored by the Maryland Association of Women Highway Safety Lead- ers is part of an effort to help older people recognize their driving limitations and compensate for age-related problems. Although only 9 percent of Maryland driv- ers are over that group causes 17 percent of all accidents that occur at said Roland a highway specialist for the National Highway Traffic Safety Board. Federal statistics show that most accidents involving elderly drivers occur on clear days. on straight roads within 15 miles of the driver's home And these accidents usuallv result in less damage to the but greater injuries to the than accidents involving younger driv- he said. elderly have a special problem in Campbell said. But they also depend on their cars more than most of the he said. gives them a feeling of he said. can be the only thing in their life that they really enjoy. take it away is He said older drivers must be aware that medication affects driving particularly when mixed with alcohol. first thing that alcohol affects is vision What do most elderly people have a problem with' Campbell said Older drivers also tend to drive close to median particularly at night. The result can be a head-on crash with the force of a freight he said. And he acknowledged that seat belts can be particularly uncomfortable for older driv- ers. But better to be alive and uncomforta- ble than dead and he said. everything you can to protect your- Robert an Annapolis said one of the biggest barriers to elderly driving is preventable. Several diseases that cause vision to dete- such as can be treated if they are diagnosed before causing nerve he said Navy wraps up home season B.T JOE GROSS Sports Editor the Navy football team hai been saving hest for today's game at Navy- Corps Memorial Stadium could be a one. Kr Midshipmen make their final Annapo sppparance of the season today when play the University of Delaware in a beginning at p.m After Navy's only remaining game this season will be a Dec. 6 date with arch- rival Amy in Philadelphia Navy will be out to break a five-game losing streak in front of a crowd anticipated to be near nearly one-third of which will supporting the visiting Blue Hens from Newark. Del The Midshipmen might well be playing tn save the job of their Gary Tranquill According to Naval Academy the coach is likely to fired following this his fourth straight without achieving a winning record. The 3-6 Midshipmen will also be playing with bopei of avenging last year's surpris- ing 16-13 loss at Delaware. That was the only time the Division I-AA Blue Hens have defeated the Mids The only previous meet ing of these teams was in 1M1 when Navy 12-7. The game will tx- televised on the Free dom Football but be shown in this area only on Channel 56 in Washington The radio coverage will be on WNAV.H30 arc a very frustrated group right Tranquill said cwitinue tn self- destruct haven't been going after the opponent to make things happen for The fame will pit the most productive quarterbacks in the of the respective with Bill Byrne leading tbe Midship- men and P.ich Gannon directing the attack for the 7-2 Blue Hens Navy's senior returns to the starting lineup after two weeks of opening on the sideline Byrne has completed 114 of 209 passes for yards and 10 touchdowns But he has been intercepted 11 times and has not been as sharp as in the last two seasons Byrne holds Navy career records for completions passing yards and passes He ne-eds only DO yards today to become No 1 in total offense Byrne is a fine quarterback and he has some fine Delaware coach Tubby Raymond said 'I have great respect for Byrne and I'm sure my players do too Delaware's Gannon is a fi-foot-3. 196- pounder who is equally adept as a runner and passer He holds Delaware career records for completions and total offense yardsi Without the sacks taken trying to pass. on Page TRAFFIC SHIFTED Traffic pattFTr1. 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