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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland bday's mulators give a feel for road. Monday Navy ranked 9th in hoop poll. Your Rules cuit funds for home care. Newsroom ZOO-4BOO 268-5000 Tomorrow's Some For see page 7. VOL Cl NO. 271 NOVEMBER 25 Cents Pannuty among those indicted 7 arrested in cocaine raid PONT FORGET THE LEGISLATIVE Force to Review the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program bold a public bearing en the program at 4 p.m. tomor- row In Room 200 of the James Office 300 Rowe Blvd. AREA tHE CITY is running but of room to dump its garbage. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer -ad- vice column helps a reader with a missing mail order cookbook. Page 29. ENTERTAINMENT PETER a lead- Big Scottish radio and televi. will perform AWAY WE GO BALTIMORE'S elite clus- tered in and around Mount COURT Savings aai itepositoTs rally again. NATION PRESIDENT Kim B Sung of North Korea apparently has died or a power struggle is under way. Page 2. THE FEDERAL air surgeon has recertified more than 250 aviators once grounded by medkal conditions. Page 3. SPORTS THE 49ers can take over the top spot in the NFC West with a victory over the Redskins tonight. Page 19. PEOPLE Red Skelton plans back in action Wednes- days after he had to of benefit perfor- mance bCr cause beat exfcaas-p tion. He re- hearsed sKits at his desert home over the weekend to prepare for a six-day engagement at Cae- sars Palace in Las Vegas. doing a spokeswoman rimself fawn a performance while on Mage at the Anahcirr tfea Center on when hot lights and exhaustive fit Skelton aired from 1951 to For a look at other people the Dews today LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit W7 is it M u M INDEX By DAN CASEY Staff Writer At dawn county police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agen- cy began arresting suspects in a secret interstate cocaine trafficking investigation involving Ruben Pannuty. 559 Jandon Barbara Jean of the same and Scott Gilbert 338 Oak Man- or were arrested by undercov- er federal agents and Baltimore police at Pannuty's home on Jandon Court in Brightwood this morning. Pannuty allegedly supplied co- caine to drug dealers here and in Baltimore. They in turn allegedly sold about 1 pound of the drug to two undercover detectives. One was a DBA agent and the other was an undercover county according to feder- al indictments unsealed this morn- ing. The indictments allege that Pan- nuty bought cocaine from Roy Lee of N.C. At a search of Hill's home Oct. federal agents and North Carolina State Police seized a Blue- bird motor home owned by said Agent Robert a DEA spokesman. The indictment alleges that Pan- nuty used the motor home to store cash profits from cocaine sales. Also indicted on drug conspiracy charges Anthony Bryan Pannu- of 338 Oak Manor Glen Robert and John Robert both of Balti- James Allen of 2925 W. Almondbury Pasade- and Ronald Clinton Dorr of 107 E. Furnace Branch Glen Burnie. Anthony Pannuty is Tony Pannu- ty's police said. The sealed federal indictments against Pannuty and eight others were returned earlier this year by a federal grand jury called by Breck- enridge the U.S. Attorney for Maryland. The raids are the culmination of an investigation that began in Feb- said O'Leary. If convicted on all the charges against Pannuty READY TOGO Road crews set for snow By TOM KRISHER Staff Writer Snow. When it it can turn a 40- minute drive home from work into hours of sliding and wait- ing in snarled traffic. But the people in charge of keeping roads clear in the county say they're ready to do battle with Mother Nature when the flurries fly this year. all set to said Raymond E. an assistant district engineer in charge of snow removal for the State Highway Administration in the county. The state has 35 dump trucks equipped with salt spreaders and 14 graders and front-end loaders and 119 employees as- signed to clear the 339 miles of state and U.S. routes running through the he said. About tons of enough for an average are stock- piled at four locations in the coun- he said. Hutzler said he has a budget of for snow removal this slightly higher than last winter. Top priorities for state crews when bad weather hits are bridges and as well as major commuter routes like Route Ritchie Route the Baltimore-Washington Route 100 and Interstate Hut- zler said. The the county and Annap- olis have agreements with con- tractors who will help plow during major storms. The state has about a dozen on Annapolis has hired two. with four others in and the county has nine and msy hire more. it looks like the storm is going to be so great that our people aren't going to be able to keep up with we have them on call. We simply pick up the phone and thev come said Danny G PSoto by Ollbort STOCKPILING SALT to battle future snowy streets are city public works employees James Reuben Smith and Joe Sweeney. The salt is kept inside a dome adjacent to Spa Road. director of the county Pub- lic Works Department Bovd said his snow budget of and fleet of 55 trucks should be enough to handle a normal winter on the miles of county roadways going to remain cautiously on Page Col. faces up to 105 years in O'Leary said. is owner of Tony's Disco a bar on Mountain Road in Pasadena. He purchased the bar in 1977 from Ronald Dorr Sr. Dorr was the only person indicted who had not been arrested this morning. In conjunction with the county police this morning charged Pannuty with theft from Baltimore Gas Electric Co. Pannuty allegedly stole an esti- on Page Col. Md. tax system assailed No pus ftfor reform seen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Although govern- ment statistics show that Maryland's income tax system is one of the most regressive in the no concert- ed effort is under way to overhaul it. don't think anyone has a game said outgoing House Speaker Benjamin who has been elected to Congress. Maryland is one of about 20 states that will gain significant new reve- nue as a result of the federal tax changes. Officials now conservative- ly estimate Maryland's windfall at million. Adovocates of tax reform contend that Maryland has become a prime example of a state that should use its federal tax windfall to revise its income tax system so that it be- comes more progressive that based to a greater extent on ability to pay. Under such a lower- and middle-income groups would pay a smaller percentage of their incomes in taxes than they pay while upper-income taxpayers would pay a higher share. The state's income tax system approaches a flat with four of five taxpayers subject to a 5 percent rate plus an additional 2.5 percent that provides revenue for Baltimore and most other subdivisions. The top rate is reached at a taxable income of only Unless changes are thou- sands of working poor will be sub- ject to a Maryland income tax while at the same time they are off the U.S. rolls as a result of the federal tax overhaul. In a family of four with an income of has a tax bill of But when the federal tax law takes full effect in 1988. a family of four would have to have an income of before beginning to owe federal taxes state Comptroller 'Continued on Page Col. Airline fares to start flying high again By PAUL GIRSDANSKY Stiff Writer the flier Airline tick- ets are going up In the early as the federal airline deregulation took fares tumbled as new airlines entered the market and brought with them new competition. In 1M6. the sifting process has put several airlines out of business or to merge with others said the com- and prices are moving back up airlines are The market is definitely chanmg. Airlines sre tired of losing said Ruth Dukkony. of Annapolis Travel Service there are still good if yoy plan in advance and then ou don't change your mind Joe a spokesman for United Air said the losses sustained by the airline industry were simply too much to bear -ver the long run lot of carriers have had losses in the last year and are trying to he said think the fare levels were too low in relation to Hopkins said United lost mil- lion in the first half of 1MB before registering a third-quarter profit of 6 million The casualties have mounted this year Frontier Air Lines. People's Express Republic Airlines. Continental Airlines. Eastern Air- lines. World Airways. Lines and Provincetoun Boston Air lines are on the list of companies that have been merged into other companies or gone out of the passen- ger business. The fare which are ex pected to continue through the win vary from destination to destination Joanna SmitV manager of Bay Travel Inc. in said the trip from Baltimore-Washington In tern a toon a 1 Airport to Wichita. Kan on Page 1ft. Col. there are still good deals if you plan in advance and then you don't change your Ruth Annapolis Travel
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