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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Dining An oasis of suave SEC PAQC F3 Uiftog O 3 Severna Troubled kids get 2nd chance. SMPJOffOf In Saints hav advantage SEE P4GE 6 Retc Busi Clas Circi HOULU MICROFILMS P Q BOX 15ej8 LAUREL MD 207 07 Newsroom 268-5000 lie Tomorrow's Fair windy For see page A7. VOL. Cl NO. 298 DECEMBER 25 O'Neal admits he drove boat Judge's verdict likely today Photo byJ Henson GRIFFIN O'NEAL and his walk hand In hand following a tense court session yesterday. By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Testifying that looked when he decided to cut between two boats on the South River last Memo- rial Griffin O'Neal said yester- day he saw a tow line just seconds before it struck and killed his Clan-Carlo Coppola. target was to get across the river. I set our said. knew I had a clear path to go between the boats. I saw no O'Neal's emotional testimony be- fore a packed Annapolis courtroom came on the third and final day of his boat manslaughter trial. After closing arguments yester- Circuit Court Judge Martin A. Wolff was expected to render a verdict this morning. O'Neal acknowledged that he lied about who was driving the runabout because he panicked at the sight of the 23-year-old son of mov- ie-director Francis Ford Coppola. head-was split right open I held his head up and I felt pieces of said the son of movie actor Ryan O'Neal. felt he wasn't going ta because I and I saw blood and 1 saw the fact that I killed my friend... I fell into a state of shock I screamed for help. I wanted everything to be OK. By no means did I try to hurt him Griffin O'Neal that point I fell into a state of shock I screamed for help. I wanted everything to be OK. By no means did I try to hurt him true. I was driving the said his voice breaking with emotion. didn't want to have to tell his father. I didn't want to have to tell my father. I didn't want to have to carry that which will have to carry anyway the rest of my His father Ryait who sat behind the defense was ob- viously moved by his son's com- ments. he wiped tears from his eyes. And during the prosecu- tion's cross he became visibly throwing up his arms and come For almost IMt the young O'Neal testified about that sunny but chill day when Coppola and his Jacqueline De La spent almost four hours touring the waters south of Annapolis. They were taking a day off from shooting the movie of in which was being directed by Francis Ford Cop- pola. The younger Coppola was helping his father. of Beverly had a role in the film. O'Neal recalled how was the funnest day I had in my as they motored around coves looking at houses. At one point he said they stopped at a sandbar in the South River and stripped down to their underwear to sun and dry off. O'Neal said he drank two beers on the sandbar. They then motored across the river to P. J. Tickles for a late lunch during which he had a beer and a according to testimony. O'Neal testified that he did most of the but be was not wealing the glasses he is required to wear to drive a He also said he had very on Page Col. GOOD Drug suspect free despite alleged threats DONTfOftGET The Broadrwk Senior High chorus and band present their holiday concert at the school at 8 tonight STATE TBE BOARD of Public approves a pay raise Page A4 HASENFUS spends Ws first night of free- dOJfl. A2 PEOPLE Academy ac- tor Ctifl pktetf by president to t4ay lead received a Hollywood Walt of Fame UJJLB fans gathered on Hollywood jioolevard 'tor UM yet- By DAN CASEY Staff Writer Despite alleged threats against a county narcotics a District Court judge yesterday allowed an accused cocaine dealer to remain free on bond. Assistant State's Attorney William Katcef had asked District Court Judge Thomas J. Curley to revoke bond for James Robert of Arnold. Barton and 19 others were arrest- ed by county and state police Nov. 19 following a three-month investiga- tion into cocaine sales in Arnold and Annapolis. Police allege that a tree stump is a ringleader in a drug network that has distributed up to 15 pounds of cocaine per week in the county. Katcef'told Judge Curley that since bis Barton has threat- ened the life of county Detective Paul Tabor and his and that Barton may flee the country to avoid prosecution on cocaine distribution charges. The information was relayed to county police and prosecutors by two separate Kat- cef told the court. Tabor led the probe that resulted in Barton's arrest take these against Detective Tabor and against his family Katcef said in arguing for revocation of Barton's secured bond With no prompting from Judge Curley noted that different informant has indicated that it was who shot a Raymond We- ber in a separate was shot on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park in Febru- apparently after stealing two pounds of cocaine from a drug deal- er. No arrests have been made in that and county police declined comment on Curley's statement in court. Weber's drip posses- sion charges But Barton's Public works changes City projects in disarray By BOB MITCHELL said. Staff Writer who earns in the public works projects post he has held since July has in disarms and require sweep- argued that inadequate manpower in manaecTcnt changes according his department is at least partly reports r a responsible for delays in public studN i onducted a team of works projects. calk fnr a wide The report presents a balanced nf if MI-TIS in the s J8 3 and does not place the blame i improverient pro for entirely on the t- T i-aiatrfl bv the Department Holiard I v counts team is to be d ie this momme king I no recommendations I'fr ire con'' t p lh r nr 'I -PCti fnr 'hr in r- p k i' the tone rxtrniton of AVMUP to Spa It would be tnapiproipmte in dm potential pernonnel un the report hai bm Public Worti Director Willum Hot Cttltkao Mid yeMerday TT.t report on naaagcneiu prat nnt f- jpparpr t repon that IA X V Thr nrpol for thr make term the end of Um fural and addtlional nie lawyer Gregory L. argued that the alleged threats were four times and that Barton has never failed to appear in court. share Detective Tabor's con- cern for his family. But it seems unwarranted in this case as far as I has never been involved in Stephen- son argued. Barton himself told Judge Curley on Page Col. Looser ties Unwed couples increase again By THE ASSOCIATED P1ESS WASHINGTON Americans are increasingly cboosmg to live togeth- er before or instead of getting and the number of unwed couples is topping 2 million for the first time The Census that imng 'ojether t about 2 22 -r Tuning a jump '-face- W IMG a one r- tr ult mg F' bcei wat aecMBpMiM by a confi of dential pertoetel Callahin REPAIR Of lop of it of jr ng the mtinuM although i r thu rte-f attributed thu phenomenon to e poit Wir II Blby ptopte wbo hive marnaje firntlto ii fa vnr of MuriUoo and Net marnins at UMir many hart xe m i Mi pmntvd out rta prertdt UM emobMil tt M reliUoethift wltknrt ttc et-onontc UM of M Page In a tlixty of how city puWk work a projects s y
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