Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland O.J. Simpson's murder trial starts TERPS ON TOP No. 8 Maryland handles N.C. 84-67 B2 N.C. State's Mark Davis foubUM's Rodney Elliott Gary taps Holland for county post SEE ARUNDEL REPORT iPD L-QX Capital TOMORROW' BLUSTERY DETAILS PAGEA9 MONDAY JANUARY 23. 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD Era ends with Levitt's passing By TODDSP ANGLER StaffWriter Thirty years of of meet- ing governors and of making friends with any stranger who sat in his Main Street restaurant came to a dose yesterday when Charles A. Levitt died in a Baltimore hospital. Through his friendliness and ability to remember the restaurant he and his wife opened in Chick Ruth's became as recognizable a venue in downtown Annapolis as the State House or City Dock. was more than just a dell It was like a second home to a lot of said former governor Marvin MandeL a good friend for whom the booth is always reserved the restaurant. With photographs and citations and Levitt's drawings covering the walls above small orange Chick Ruth's has been a favorite eatery for the state's top as well as tourists and locals lunching on beef or chopped liver. i You paid the bill to Chick Levitt. would start talking abort their job or their family and he would talk to said his .Teddy C. recalling those days -when the line at the cash register would get long. 'We got a and he'd The people in line usually got their .change with a joke or a compliment from the unassuming white-haired proprietor. taught me more about business than four years of college said Todd who now manages the restaurant. best for the cus- not what's best for was an Annapolis said Col. Larry former state police superintendent and longtime friend of Mr. Levitt's. brightened your day. If you ever went in there down in the you always left with a big smile on your The 67-year-old Mr. Levitt died at Sinai Hospital in just a week dnd a day after suffering what was believed to be a mild heart attack. He spent the week undergoing a series of cardiac surgeries. As he was being taken to an operating room about p.m. he. was THE CHICK BUTHS DEUY JOKE BOOK By J. Henton The 1989 Chick who died yesterday at age took pride In his ability to make customers unite. In this file he and his son Ted show off their collection of dolly Jokes. stricken by a final heart attack. Mr. Levitt was born in 1927 and grew up in the Patterson Park section of Baltimore. His parents were Isa- dore and Helen and his father worked as a printer. He married his former Ruth in and after run- ning the Cozy Musical Bar in Balti- more for more than a they bought the restaurant at 165 Main St. liked said his son. he bought the and we moved Levitt recovered from a heart attack suffered shortly after he bought the but he had another one 13 years ago that re- quired bypass surgery. The operation was a success and was like Over the as the clientele expanded and the restaurant ex- panded its hours around the Mr. Levitt took to naming sandwiches for state and federal officials. And he made friends with a lot of too Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins' name graces a tuna salad on rye with tomato. added the onion to it I guess to give it a touch of Hopkins said. wish everybody could be like Chick. He always had a jolly greeting and a compliment Page was an Annapolis Institution If you ever went in there down in the you always left with a big smile on your Larry former state police HOME 250 33C Officials ready to ease limits on rockfish ASSOCIATED PRESS OCEAN CITY Rockfish are plenti- and officials say they're now ready to ease restrictions on harvesting the once-endangered species. Under regulations being drafted by a regional sport fishermen will likely see a longer season or higher catch limits. Commercial fishermen will be able to at least double their rockfish catch general they are consider- ing doubling catches in the short term over the next few said John D. rockfish coordinator for the At- lantic States Marine Fisheries Commis- sion in Washington. can count on significant in- creases in commercial quotas over the next three Mr. Field said. He and Harley fisheries biolo- gist for the Maryland Department of Natural spoke yesterday at a seminar on the future of also known as striped bass. The pair spoke_ during the final day of the Maryland Watermen's Association's 21st annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade Exposition. Mr. Speir said there will be an increase in the sport fishing catch limits or a longer but not both. The commission is deciding the yearly rate at which rockfish can be fished from Maine to North Carolina. the rate 20 percent of the population. That could be raised to 30 Mr. Speir said. The panel also will decide How many of the rockfish will be fished from coastal waters and how many from bay including the Chesapeake. The commission trying to set up a way we share equally in those Mr. Speir said. do that by setting size limits on the coast and size limits in the Once the commission issues regula- including yearly quotas on the number of pounds each state can individual states can impose additional Page Questions abound after error nearly sets convict free ByPJ.SHUEY StaffWriter As the man convicted in the brutal beating of a Crofton woman waits in a state county officials are blam- ing each othef for the mistake that almost made him a free man. For one Shawn T. was free even though he was supposed to be serving 30 years in a Maryland prison for an assault in November 1992. After he had served almost two years in federal prison in Alabama on unre- lated bank robbery federal prison officials put McDonnell on a Greyhound bus bound for home on Jan. 12 His file in Alabama did not contain the paperwork from Anne Arundel County directing prison officials to send him back to Maryland for more prison federal officials said. wouldn't release him if we had a letter of saH Ed executive assistant to the administrator at the Federal Corrections Institute in Ala. A memo last week in the county State's Attorney's Office said the county Sheriffs Office might be to blame for misdirecting McDonnell's pa- perwork. McDonnell was turned over to fed- eral officials early in 1993. the Sheriffs Office had processed as they should eral would have picked up the fact that McDonnell had received 25 years the memo said. Kristin spokesman for State's Attorney Frank called the memo And officials in the State's Attorney's Office said they're still trying to find out where the paperwork was mis- placed. Page Rose Kennedy lived century in spotlight INSIDE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYANNIS Mass. Rose Fitz- gerald whose life spanned more than a century of American politics and died yesterday surrounded by the clan she led In her 104 Mrs. Kennedy saw her family rise to the pinnacle of political a position that some- times cost the family dearly. She buried two sons felled by assassins' bullets. After each the family re- grouped at its compound on Cape Cod Yesterday was no different. At her bedside was her son Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and his daughters Patricia Kennedy Ambassador Jean Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Sen. Robert F Kennedy's and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. passed away peacefully to- Sen. Kennedy said in a prepared statement had a long and extraor- dinary arid we loved her deeply To all of us in the Kennedy .and Fitzgerald she was the most beautiful ROSE KENNEDY rose of Mrs Kennedy died from compli- cations of pneumo- nia Last she had trouble breathing but was not hospitalized The family gath- jered Friday when her health wors- ened She had been confined to a wheelchair since a stroke in 1984 was a great lady and the mother of a said Dave a longtime aide to John F Kennedy who ran the Boston library in his honor for 30 years. President Clinton and Hillary Rod- ham Clinton extended their sympa thies few Americans have endured as much persojial sacrifice for their country as Rose the presi dent said played an extraordinary role in the life of an extraordinary Mrs Kennedy had lived her life in Page ARUNDEL An unexpected dusting of snow covered area roads last night and this causing several accidents and forcing police to tempor- arily divert traffic from some highway ramps and bridges. Bl. Duke will play the rest of this college basketball season without coach Mike Krzyzewskl. B2. Arundel Report Broadneck Calendar Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Bl Editorials A9 Lottery AS Movies A6 Obituaries... B7 Police Beat B6 Sports B12 Television B12 Tides A8 A4 A7 A9 A9 .82-5 A7 Portions of The Capital ate printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also Is recyclable Classified.......................268-7000 Circulation.....................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 VIGIL NEAR STATE HOUSE By Mwh M. CcptW Richard and Mellnda of Pasadena hold during last night's vigil at Lawyers Mall In AnnapoNs for the victims of shootings at abortion clinks hi the past year. The organized by the National Organization for Women In marked the 22nd anniversary of the Supreme Court abortion rights decision In Roe Wade. It was attended by 30 to 38 people.