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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               W- V neck ir WW ELL MICROFILMS Q BOX 1558 _ UREL iS ed ion om 268-6000 288-7000 268-4600 268-5000 Hugheses leave design legacy at mansion. SEEPAQEB1 Tomorrow's Nippy For see page A11. 305 ANNAPOLIS. DECEMBER 1986 25 Cents OOD LDREN'S Hory With Fat Al wffl tt 11 titts morn- Solly Drive. DYE helps uncover ses of child sex groups claim re- in attempted Iraqi t least 82 injured. nbassador is ap- i coordinate re- QvestigntioDS of the ftge A3. the t famous for ecteo- mte such as a-'s in Bride of -VT- nchiopneumoBia at Picture and Tetevi- p House and Hospi- rtlland said mkeswoman Jean ited by heart proo- stroke is Ltachester i the hospiUl Dec. is said. fist Lanchester's i were a 1935 nor- gently mocked the others were r the Mary order By tabeth Sullivan 'to England. OQ Oct. LtfKhtfur be- s in i Stfco i Isadora Duncan's film in British of Swi- rled langhtoa in reit wttb bin to in IfM Anne erf Gem to 1m for whteft her ae t it other people in VJMfWAJ. fay N. Lumhkow Firefighters pore through refuse at Fran O'Brien's Steak and Seafood House. Almost 30 firefighters were called to battle a two-alarm blaze at the Main Street restaurant yesterday. Second blaze hi Return rush Post-Christmas shoppers flock to Annapolis By PAUL GIRSDANSKY Staff Writer It was Annapolis commerce at its finest yesterday. The stores were packed and it was the day after Christmas. For the attraction was the search for after-Christmas bargains. For it was a chance to put Christmas cash to good use. For still it was a chance to exchange the tacky tie from Uncle Roland. Whatever the the shoppers were out in force. By early there were no empty spaces on the southwest side of Annapolis Hall. More than two dozen cars were parked in red-curb next to dumpsters or illegally in handi- capped-only areas. Even Santa was if you believe the license plates you read at Annapolis Mall. Santa is an but he parks legally. He had no reindeer but he made up for it with horsepower. In case you are Santa drives a red Chrysler mini-van with Delaware tags that read Forthe rert of the the afternoon was til Downtown traffic detour ed during restaurant fire By PETER WEST Staff Writer Almost 30 Annapolis and Naval Academy firefighters yesterday afternoon were called to battle a two-alarm blaze at Fran O'Brien's Steak and Seafood House. The grease which evidently started in the was the second blaze in less than two years at the Main Street a popular watering hole among Maryland's lawmakers. Traffic on many downtown streets again was detoured as six pieces of equipment and 28 firefighters responded. Police blocked Main Street from City Dock to Conduit Street and closed off Duke of Gloucester Street at Church Circle. Traffic was lighter than normal because many workers had a holiday on the day after making control police said. Michael a restaurant said -e was cooking ham and eggs when grease -aught fire in the broiler. A fan pulled the rames into the flue. it it he said. The flames apparently spread into some ductwork forcing firefighters to tear down part of the walls in the rear of the building to get at the according to Edgar N. Jones city battalion chief. Jones said it was unlikely that the blaze would have spread to neighboring business- es. wasn't going he said. was just a matter of chasing Firefighters arrived at p.m. and brought the fire under control by a fire department spokesman said. A second alarm was struck at p.m. fire and water produced an esti- mated worth of according to the fire department spokesman. Firetrucks from West Forest the Waterwitch company and the Naval Academy responded to the blaze. The last of the firefighters left the scene at p.m. The which dates from the 18th was extensively refurbished after a similar blaze in 1984. As part of the sprinklers were installed and firewalls added to the three- story building. A fire department spokesman added that sprinklers were set off during the fire. The modifications made it easier to fight the Jones said. problem was the fire was in the walls where the sprinklers can't get to he said. The sprinkler system will have to be put back into operation by a maintenance according to the fire department. Restaurant employees said they called the fire department and evacuated about 75 employees as a precaution. No one was injured The restaurant's operators said they hoped to reopen for dinner on Saturday A blaze in March 1984 closed the restau- rant until October of that year. Owner Sike Sharigan reportedly spent to renovate the restaurant. I'm said Josef a sales associate' tt Woodward and dismantling an artificial tree. Blumenfeld said the Christmas display would be gone by the end of the with its floor space restored to the furniture department. Whatever items that Blumenfeld wasn't taking customers were. They were encouraged by half-off they said. Ellen Krautler of who said she loves to had two Christmas ornaments and her husband in tow. She said it was her 25th consecu- tive after-Christmas shopping trip. just a said Charles Krautler. there was a good football game I'd be sitting home in front of the Linda Webb of Arnold admitted that she was a little surprised to find herself at a store after all the pre-Christmas shopping. think after all the time it took to get to you'd be tired. But you want to see what's said Mrs. armed with three rolls of wrapping three boxes of Christmas cards and six packages of Christmas tags. And then there were the people in search of new Christmas presents. on Page CoL Rare planetary scheme to raise tides By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Extreme tides could pose a danger coastal flooding next espe- ially to areai like Annapolis if there is a heavy rainfall. rare alignment of the sun 2 d moon is expected to raise tides near-record levels around the between Dec. 28 and Jan. carding to a report by the Nation- Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- ''ration if coastal storms occur at the same the danger of flooding is compounded. The greatest danger for the United States appears to be in the Northeast and especially the Gulf of Maine and Puget officials because of the of wet weather in those areas The agency urged seaside resi- fishermen and boaters to check tide tables for the times of extreme rises and falls and to be wary of weather conditions The extreme tides result from a combination of six NOAA officials said. Those Winter which occurred at pm. with the sun reaching its maximum southern point Tropic tides On Dec 30 the moon will be at its maximum south- ern point during the monthly causing high and low tides known as tropic tides. Also on Dec. the moon will be closer to Earth than at any other time during its monthly increasing its gravitational pull. New moon on Dec 31' The new moon occurs when the moon and sun form a increasing gravitational forces on Earth. Perihelion On Jan 3 the Earth be closer to the sun than at any other time in the increasing the pull of the sun's gravity on Earth. Regression of the moon'i This is an 18.6-year cycle in which the orientation of the moon's orbit varies slightly. 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