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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               Severn a Her Santas go to Smithso 'Good In Skins boot Zendejas. Retail Busin Classi Circul News HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 te it Tomorrow's Some sun For see page A11. VOL. Cl NO. 296 DECEMBER 25 Cents O'Neal drove wildly GOOD PONT FORGET THE BAY Winds Communi- ty Band will present a free Christmas concert at to- night at Maryland Hail lor the Creative Constitution Av- enue and Greenfield Street AREA THE NAVAL Academy is getting new sailboats. Page Dl. OR. GOTT WEATHER PLAYS an im- portant role in our emotional Hves. Page A6. ENTERTAINMENT MARYLAND HALL plans two new subscription series. PageDl. STATE INVESTIGATORS say vi- IBS that disappeared from a laboratory at Fort Detnck was properly disposed of. Page NATION WHITE HOUSE Chief of Stall DoWld T. Regan is quitted by a Senate Intellig- ence Page A3 A PANEL urges pay raises of 60 to 80 percent for top federal employees. Page A3. SAILING USA and Star i will meet in the America's Cup semifinals Paged. SPORTS THE BEARS rally late in the game to topple the Lions. Page Cl. PEOPLE SOUTH AFRICAN activist Winnie singer Dionne Warwick and Steven Spiel berg's movie Color Pur were cited at the 19th annual NAACP Image which recognize positive im ages .of blacks in the entertain- ment industry Mrs Mandela was given the organization's of Life given annually to a person considered a leader in the human rights movement It was accepted Sunday on her behalf by South African singer Miriam Makeba Miss Warwick won the tertainer of the Year award and Color Purple named best motion picture of tbe year Whoopie Goldberg was named best actrru and Oprah Winfrey bett supporting attrai for tbeir roles in Otker winners ID movte wwe Gregory best actor for and Washing best supporting actor for For a at ctiwr in tfcc newi today pift A3 LOTTERY Nwnben drawn yeflerday Young actor goes on trial in boat death By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Flanked by his movie-star Griffin O'Neal went on trial yesterday in Annapolis for the Memorial Day boating accident that killed the son of film director Francis Ford Coppola. Actor Ryan O'Neal sat behind his son while listening to testimony in a packed courtroom about a day of drinking and fast boating on the South River that ended in tragedy. started driving the boat really Jacqueline De La Fontaine testified on videotape played on a courtroom television. Miss De La Fontaine was engaged to Gian- Carlo who was killed when Griffin O'Neal drove a runabout into a tow line stretched between two boats. Her testimony was videotaped because she is about to give birth to Coppola's son and could not attend the trial. was playing like going wild He was going in back of boats and jumping the wakes. It was choppy out there. It was a little boat. was scared. I 'All of going to get killed.' I thought we were gowg to flip said Miss De La of Beverly Calif. Coppola and O'Neal rented the 14-foot boat with a 50-horsepower engine from Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater. When Miss De La Fontaine saw the she said she took it as an omen. knew we were in she testified. was a big motor for the a little fiberglass Although Miss De La Fontaine was ashore and did not see the she had been on GRIFFIN and his movie star leave the courthouse downtown during a lunch recess yetttontey. board earlier and seen O'Neal driving. of Los is charged with boat manslaughter and five other counts related to negligent or reckless boating. If convicted of the manslaughter he faces up to a year in prison and a fine. The young actor is accused of driving the runabout with wanton and reckless disregard for human which is how Maryland law defines boat manslaughter. He has pleaded innocent. Although he may be guilty of error in O'Neal is not guilty of committing the defense attorney T. Joseph Touhey said in his opening remarks. What occurred around p.m. last May 26 was just an said describ- ing his client as an inexperienced boater. Miss De La Coppola and O'Neal were in Va. when they decided to spend their holiday boating. Coppola was working for his father on the set of of which was being filmed in the area. a slender man with very short had a role in the movie. In her often tearful Miss De La Fontaine said that both Coppola and O'Neal drove the boat fast. It was a but chilly day and she remembers getting on Page Col. County OKs conference center bill By TOM KRISHER Staff Writer The County Council yesterday approved a controversial bill allowing conference centers in some residential areas after being assured such facilities would not become hotels The council passed the bill 5-2 with council members Edward C. D- and Carole B. D-Severna voting against it. The action clears the way for Rouse Associates to build a conference center on 700 acres off St. George Road near the South River in Davidsonville. The which becomes effective Jan has divided the Davidsonville pitting many longtime residents in favor of the center against newer residents who oppose it Opponents yesterday said they have legal options to fight the but would not elabo- rate Before the the council quizzed Plan- ning and Zoning Officer F. Beck Kurdle about what would be done to keep the centers from becoming hotels During public opponents had said they feared the centers would be used as bringing traffic to their neighborhoods Proponents said the center would bring less traffic than 167 which the Rouse company said it would build if the bill was not approved. The bill defines a as one of a group of five or more adults who make advance reservations and use meeting rooms. No more than 30 percent of the center's facilities can be used by guests who do not fit the definition of a conferee and would use it as a officials said Monthly reports of guests using the center must be made available to the Office of Planning and Mrs. Kurdle has said. The bill makes conference centers to the zoning laws in three residential or rural zoning areas ORPHAN COOKIE Gingerbread city in need of a home By PAUL G1RSDANSKY Sttff Writer David Perrv has a 256-squ a re-foot prob lem It gingerbread model of Arrrrx ir'- drd as a fund raising d p a p fp Salvation Arms s progra-n for lKf Kf rii Tt Pern PXCC itne cVf trr i -an ir i rt 40 rf at i- and in the form DAVin to mnv. hurt Ms officials 'urnrd diu-- t itjwif PH 'lerp t pnough roorr N iu i find hfimr case in to keep the kp ille LKWII iub r OP w ai It fwilri nd flay IKf Tlw it tc 'hr KWH ii needed for bunding hut it muni therr hv tomorrow It can't go to Mih Perrv It to moved MiehMl of from Its F'f 'if it i to do for 'I saw M r f r rrf for the Hn first pfforu but derided to work Hf f gured thit ould agree to take it on Pne fol TT Supporting the bill were council members Virginia P. D-West Theodore J. Michael F. Gilli- D-Glen Maureen T D- and David G. D-Crowns- ville. Mrs. Clagett said she wanted Mrs. Kurdle's answers on the record because legislative intent has a great deal to do with enforce- ment on Page Col. Critical areas bill OK'd. Page 01. Navy picks ex-assistant for coach By JOE GROSS Associate Sports Editor Elliot Uzelac is about to change his way of life After MX as an assistant coach for a of Michigan football team that has been a national tbe 45-year- old taking over as bead coach of a Navy te- at has gone four years without a winning Urelar nrd the Athletic Aittrf f n Board of day Vnd hpad roach HP r fired Dec after tr Thp airii iT 'hf fn'Ti o' a Adm F 11 i from fruurxl Mr 1 ir will that boxy prrpiruiK gin offensive linemfi thetr New Ywr i Day appearance tn the Rose Bowl afaiaft I M Page Cti. _ if   

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