Annapolis Capital, December 22, 1986

Annapolis Capital

December 22, 1986

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Away we Indulge in the BMA. SEE PAGE C9 In hits the SEE PAGE cl Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 268-5000 268-5000 268-4800 Ulhc Tomorrow's Cloudy in p.m. For see page A7. VOL Cl NO. 301 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD DONT FORGET CAROLERS will meet at 7 tonight in the lobby of the Maryland Inn on Church Cir- to go caroling through the Historic District. Bring a flashlight. AREA A VIRGINIA developer wants to build a huge marina complex on Kent Island. Page Dl. ACTION LINE THE CAPITAL'S consumer advice column helps a reader with a damaged furniture or- der. Page Dl. STATE A COAST GUARD board of inquiry seeks the cause of a petroleum barge explosion that killed three men. Page A4. NATION A PANEL investigating arms sales to Iran may consi- der limited immunity for officials. Page VOYAGEfrfaeaded out of the Caribbean today toward early completion of its global flight. Page A3. SAILING ALL FOUR semifinal chal- lengers for the America's Cup are declared legal. Page Cl. SPORTS VTNNY TESTA VERDE says he'll play for the team likely to pick him after finish- ing last hi the league this year. Page Cl. PEOPLE Brooke Shields says she wants to get married eventual- but wonders if she'll be as close to anyone as she is to her mother. The ac- j model 1 and college I senior also said that macho men turn 'her off and she has to take the initiative to get dates. Miss Shields said she has received many marriage pro- posals. want more than anything to get she said. not now don't want to replace my mom's affections with some- one she said. may sound but I've 'Will I ever find a husband who I will be that close friends with' still boltttttg onto my I don't want to let For a look at other people in the news set page A3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn Saturday. Three-digit MI. 4 Lotto M M ft 14 INDEX i Editorials PftiK-P Youth A6 01 4A 9 t t fi R r BS-C Council's Cooperation and conflict By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer On a brisk day 12 months a diverse group of men and women gathered on the State House grounds. They were the winners of tne Annapolis city elections held one month earlier. As they shivered in the December cold during their newly elected Mayor Dennis Callahan noted their differ- ences. doa't know how you did he said in remarks addressed to the audience of 300 attending the cere- mony. with only eight spaces to fill you selected six men and two four three Re- publicans and one A little more than a year variety of personalities and on the City Council re- mains one of its strong said Carl 0. D- WardS. having two two women and a broader perspec- tive on social issues is probably the best thing that could have hap- pened to the he said. Reflecting that Callahan and the council have tackled a wkfe-raagteg agenda that has cov- ANALYSIS ered everything from city zoning to investment m South Africa during their first year in office But as the mayor and aldermen enter their second year diversity threatens to give way to divisiveness that could harm the one alderman said. growing increasingly dis- tressed by the attitude of the present City said Alder- man Brad D-Ward 8. think it's growing increasingly confrontational. 1 think there are people posturing for political Alderman John R. R Ward a frequent opponent of agreed. collegial-type atmosphere has disappeared to a large extent I think it is a consequence of things getting down to a partisan he said. From finance to police foot pa- a variety of issues kept Calla- han and the council busy during their first year in office. On the fiscal the mayor and council passed a 527.1 million budget in June that featured ft slightly lower property tax higher pay for firefighters and police and increased parking meter fees The council approved selection of Goth Court as the alte for a bus ending a controversy that erapted during last year's mayoral campaign. Callahan cited as successes the formation of a narcotics task force by city and county making city police foot patrols a permanent downtown fixture and getting more money from the State. Most items Ptxrto by George N Lundskow BARRY EDMONSTON of Edgewater and Dianne Nolle of Severna Park ponder the federal government's new W-4 certificate. Will forms serve Altered tax laws make new W4 forms more complex By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Business Writer If you thought taxes were complicated before tax wait until you see the Internal Revenue Service's new W-4 employ- ee's withholding allowance certificate. Millions of American employees in anyone who works must fill one out by next Oct. 1. think it's going to be mass said Pat Smith of Pasadena Mrs. Smith was one of 16 Anne Arundel Community College business students asked last week by The Capital to test the new four- PARADE page W-4s. The IRS is replacing the old two- page W-4s in an .effort to fine-tune the income tax withholding system and adjust it to the new tax law. Most of the who ranged in age from 19 to said the new forms were too too long and confusing old form seemed a lot easier A lot of the people who work in my office can't even read. This is going to make things harder on our payroll said Melissa McCon- nell of Severn Other students completed the form and found that it accomplishes its goal people probably need this s a good said Gary Amberson of Se Park. The new W-4 is designed to determine -lore accurately how much money employers should withhold from employees' paychecks for federal taxes. In the new withholding determma lion should more closely match the actuai tax owed by employees at the end of the have beer too large In Maryland 70 percent of infers had too much mnppv withheld on Page MO. C ni Bus service periled Subsidy for D. C. line By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer With the only Annapolis-to-D.C. commuter bus service facing a Jan. 1 shutdown because of staggering county representatives are urging the state to step in and keep the buses running. Following meetings with state transporta- tion County Councilwoman Maureen said Friday that she is expecting a state subsidy for the private bus line to be announced before the year's end. Commuters say it is critical that the Maryland Transportation Authority act to keep Dillon's Bus Service's Blue and Gold Line operating. The number of residents commuting to Washington and the rush-hoar traffic on Route 50 are expected to worsen during construction of Interstates 97 and 68. subsidizes rides for people who live in Annapolis and work in said Joyce who helped organize the commuter line and sits on the 6th District Traffic Committee. the person who lives in Annapolis and works in Washington has basically been told to fend for An average of 180 people currently use the Annapohs-to-D.C line each way. One of the company owners said Dillon's has steadily raised fares to keep up with insurance premiums The ride once cost 50 each but is now up to a minimum of each way with the purchase of a book of 10 tickets. In compari- the MTA buses running from Annapolis to Baltimore roughly the same distance as Annapolis to Washington cost only each Higher fares to D C have driven customers to Ronald and left the if ontinued on Page Col. 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