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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland In Sport 49 viefortitl SEE PAGE here to go de deux. SEE MOTION INSIDE South Town's tree was worth the effort. SEE PAGE B1 HOUELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 155S LAUP Ei- Circulation Newsroom MD 207 O 268-4800 288-5000 Tomorrow's forecast Some sun For see page A9. VOL. Cl NO. 299 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET JAMES will perform a Christmas concert at 8 tonight in the Naval Acad- emy Toe concert is free and open to the public. AREA MAYOR CALLAHAN will give a deposition in a lawsuit filed by housing authority com- missioners. Page Dl. ETCETERA KEY SCHOOLS hoping to illustrate how much one mil- lion is have reached PageDl. DR. GOTT A CHEAT deal of informa- tion can be obtained from a blood sample. Page B8. ENTERTAINMENT LOOKING FOR a bright hoi. iday Consider a Chinese circus show. Page CIO. ARUNDEL ARTIST THE CARDINAL Gallery of Maryland Hall exhibits paint- Fat Bold. Page Clz. TH1E STATE Police Crime Lab director ts under investi- gation. Page A4. THE SOVIET Union ends internal exile for Andrei Sak- harov. Page A2. PRICES ARE going up again. Page A3. SAILING DENNIS CONNER says his Stars Stripes should beat USA. Page C7. SPORTS THE BILLETS beat the Warriors. Page Cl Television host Pbfl Donahue plans to tape some Shows in the Soviet Union car ly next year and feature a Soviet audi ence and guests The shows will taped in its firit for eign loca lion will be Up-cd 22 M for broadcast m the United States Feb 113 ind m the Soviet Unkm later The wiU involve use of interpreters a ad Uiere will be no Soviet reitrictionf topics or audience Mid the retettt. which M thefuevU in taatey. A3 LOTTERY FCVUTXJIT Photo by Michael P Majer GRIFFIN his and defense attorney T. Joseph Touhey leave the courthouse following thft verdict. i Coppola's mom .saw trial Vi Victim's mother said pleased with O'Neal verdict By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Unknown to the the mother of Gian-Carlo Coppola attended the Griffin O'Neal trial this week but sat anonymously in the packed courtroom to avoid a county prosecutor said. Eleanor accompanied by an was pleased that O'Neal was found guilty of at least one charge in the Memorial Day boating accident on the South River that killed her Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K. Anders said. The Coppolas as I Anders said. think it was important that he was found guilty of Mrs. wife of film director Fran- cis Ford quickly left the Annapolis courthouse after the verdict as reporters circled O'Neal and his movie-star Ryan O'Neal. She could not be reached for comment. After a three-day Circuit Court Judge Martin A. Wolff acquitted O'Neal of boat manslaughter and reckless boating. But the judge convicted the 22-year-old of a lesser charge of negligence for causing the accident that killed Coppola. of Beverly faces up to three months in jail and a fine when sentenced Feb. 27. Coppola died when O'Neal drove a rented runabout into a tow line stretched between two powerboats. He was struck by the line and thrown backward into the 14-foot Mc- Kee craft. The impact crushed his skull. Judge Wolff ruled that O'Neal was taking risks by driving fast and cutting between the boats that were about SO feet apart. The judge said he beb'eved that O'Neal did not see the rope when he made the turn. on Page Col. Is seafood a health Consumer report urges new federal inspection program By SCOfTLAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer The tons of seafood harvested annually from the Chesapeake Bay would be subject to a stepped-up inspection program if Congress acts on a study recently released by a consumer group. Saying public health is endangered by a lack of Public Voice for Food and Health Policy has called for federal inspec- tions of seafood similar to the program for meat and poultry. is a public health scandal m the making that requires first-rate legislative attention said the group's di- Ellen Haas Americans are eating seafood more often because of the nutritional but at the same time they are at risk of viral and toxic contamination because there is little government the group said in a report. The report called for a federal inspection program for setting national standards and establishing an inspection program to ensure compliance. Harold owner of Woodfield PVr- Oyster Co. in said there for additional regulations because his plant already is inspected by the state and federal governments. But David administrator of the state Community Health said the proposed program would be much more comprehensive than existing Maryland programs Current inspections primarily look only at the general sanitation of processing not the he said. personally feel that any foodstuffs con- sumed by the general public should be subject to Resh said on Page A12. f nl n Drug riddle unfolds Cocaine dealer pleads guilty By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer A cocaine trial yesterday provided one more piece to the puzzle of a Severna Park shooting and the major crime ring believed to be behind a prosecutor said. Shooting victim Raymond accused of intent to distribute pleaded guilty after a surprise witness testified for the prosecution. Police are hoping that the conviction of shot in apparent revenge over a drug will lead them to four suspects in the broad-daylight shooting last March in a Rit- chie Highway parking lot. Weber will be the first step toward prosecuting the people who shot said Assistant State's Attorney William Roes- sler. like dominoes. You've got to knock over the first one before you get the Following what police theorized was the theft of worth of 56-year-old Raymond Weber was shot in the chest in the parking lot of Gary Hart Associates Real- tors. Beneath Weber's car police testified they found an ounce of cocaine and inside the locked trunk a kilogram more than a pound. Along with the cocaine described as 90 percent pure police said they found a .38- caliber a scales and a telephone and account list. Investigators say the shooting put police onto a four-county cocaine network they say deals several pounds of cocaine weekly. The ring had already been under investigation in Baltimore County for at least a year. shooting kicked it all Sgt. James Snow said of the local which brought about 19 cocaine arrests one month ago. thing is a nightmare incredibly Police described Weber critically injured in the attack as an who apparently double-crossed the network. A 28-year-old Crownsville man who said he is a cocaine addict yesterday testified that he was sitting with Weber in Weber's car when a familiar car drove slowly by twice. After a truck and a van pulled into the parking lot Stevens realized it was he and got back into his own car. guy pointed a pistol in my said who drove off after the shooting and called rescue workers. heard a shot from behind me and I saw Ray go back and reach for his side. I heard another Police have suspects in the but there have been no arrests'or indictments. If Weber testifies against his his possible 20-year sentence on cocaine charges could be Roessler 'Continued on Paer Col. 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