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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Nations debate extension of nuclear treaty A2 PHYSICS FUN Westinghouse takes engineering to kids Bl MB Mutt from citiputt built for the program McDonald says elbow feels fine SEE PAGE B2 OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TOMORROW DETAILS PAGE All MONDAY APRIL. .17. 19-.15. MD 350 Body found in South River home By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer County police are investigating the slaying of a 74 year-old woman whose body was found last night in her waterfront home in an affluent com munity outside Annapolis on the South River Katherme Hunt Ryon of 459 Wagga- mon Circle was found in her home in Wild Rose Shores near Ferrv Point by county firefighters and po lice at 9 16pm said Sgt Mark Howes county police spokesman 'We have not determined the cause of death but we re definitely looking at this as a homicide he said Details of the death were sketchy this morning. ith homicide detectives still on the scene An autopsy is to be performed on the victim to determine the cause of death Annapolis police said Ms Ryon s car was involved in an assault reported Saturday night in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue in the city Forests near bay waning ASSOCIATED PRESS A satellite survey of the Chesapeake Bay suggests that wetland losses have been but forests buffering the bay against pollution are falling to sprawl From data collected 400 miles above the earth federal researchers recorded only a 031 percent loss of wetland acreage from 1984 to 1989 The informa- tion was complied in 1990 but only trying to detect change over time in order to understand the trends and impacts on coastal Ford A. National Marine Fisheries Service recently made public The survey shows the amount of land cleared for crops grew by 2 percent during the five-year while developed land occupied by houses and shopping centers increased 5 percent Forest acreage dropped 3 percent The results underscore the difficulty confronting resource managers who are trying to maintain the natural functions of the bay in the face of a rising population that's devouring open space have a lot of rules that allow us to protect said Ford A director of the National Marine Fisheries Service laboratory m which conducted the SaWllite survey land-use con- trols'are in the hands of local govern- ment jThe Fisheries Service produced the bay survey as a prototype for what's expected to become a nationwide coast- al survey The idea is to scan the coast every five years to detect land-use fredds that might affect the environ- ment A government satellite conducts the surveys It contains a computer to measure differences in light reflected frem various types of vegetation trying to detect change over time in order to understand the trends and impacts oh coastal Mr Cross said The satellite survey included the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Delmar va Peninsula and the Delaware an area totaling 30.000 square miles The survey findings were released at a tune when the Fisheries Service is FORESTS. Page have not determined the cause of bufwe're definitely looking at this as a Sgt. Mark county police A Chestertown man and an Annapo- lis man driving Ms Ryon's white Volvo were injured during an attempted rob bery at 1141 pm A city officer found the two men in the car parked along Tvler Avenue with its rear and one side window broken out and glass scattered on the roadwav The two men in the car said were jumped bv a group of assailants who tried to take the kevs to the car One man was bleeding from his head and had a tooth knocked out and the other had a bloody nose and a torn shirt One of the victims was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center and treated and released An officer found in cash Ivmg near the car Bottles and a window scraper were the apparent weapons used in the assault Neither victim could give a good description of the men who assaulted them Ms Ryon was listed as the owner of the Volvo Police contacted her and told her the vehicle would be towed to Darden s Tow ing in Annapolis She wasn t in the car at the time of assault and her relationship to the was unknown this morning was also no indication of whether the assault was related to the murder police said In the last several months two Page Capital graphic ACADEMY EGG HUNT By Bob Gilbert The Capital Lt. Cmdr. John Qeteen daughters at they search the Naval Academy grounds yesterday for some of the 160 dozen eggs that midshipmen hid for the academy's annual Easter egg hunt. The midshipmen of the Stt Company put out 80 dozen plastic eggs and 60 dozen hard-boiled eggs for children of academy families. The from an and aN of AnnapoUs. By J Henson The Capital Police tape marks off the house at 459 Waggamon where the body of Katharine Hunt Ryon was found last night. Save waiver system for developers The key to solving Anne Arundel County's growth problems is using development fees to build more class- rooms and not eliminating the contro- versial program according to a com- mittee formed to study the issue The county allows developers to build in areas where schools are al ready crowded if they pay a fee But some candidates in the fall election proposed abolishing the fees which allow developers to skirt a county law requiring adequate school space and other services before homes can be built To combat overcrowding a draft report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Adequacy of School Facilities sug- gested changing school attendance boundaries more frequently using split sessions and examining year round schooling The committee report also noted that 36 classrooms have been lost in recent years due to the expansion of computer labs and other programs But the report rejects the idea that new development is responsible for The report rejects the idea that new development is responsible for school crowding. It says that since developers who have paid the have built homes adding 515 students to the school system. school crowding It says that since developers who have paid the have built homes adding 515 students to the school tern Of the million in fees collected the only million has been- spent County officials cite on how the money can be Page Tax Almost 3 hours each day ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Taxpayers jam- ming post offices to mail their returns before tonight's midnight deadline can ponder this- The typical American works almost until lunch time just to pay state and local taxes According1 to the Tax a nonpartisan research organization fi- nanced partly by the typical person devotes two hours and 46 minutes of every eight-hour -work day to earn enough to pay taxes If that person starts work at 9 a m he or she will earn enough to pay federal taxes by a m and state and local taxes by 11 46dm Tax Foundation economist Patrick Fleenor said taxes consume 34 4 per- cent of the typical person's gross in come 22 6 percent for federal taxes and 118 percent for state and local That's a higher proportion of gross income than a typical American spends on clothing and shelter combined Looked at another way the typical taxpayer this year must work just over four months to pay putting Tax Freedom Day as the foundation calls it on May 6. tied with last year for latest ever The Tax like many Page TAX TIDBITS Because April 15 fell on Saturday this the Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to file income tax returns until midnight tonight AH returns must be postmarked by that time. The following services are available for last-minute filers- Two representatives each from the Internal Revenue Service and the state Comptroller's Office will be on hand at the Church Circle post office in Annapolis to offer help from p.m. to midnight At Church full-service windows will be open until midnight. Only Express Mail delivery will be unavailable past regular hours carriers will be on hand on Church Circle and Northwest Street to take mail directly from customers who want to drop off returns at the curbside Other county post offices will mark returns for April 17 only if dropped in by the deadline posted on individual mailboxes and slots The only other post office in the county that will accept mail later usual wttl be the Glen Bumte whtch wttl be open until 8 p.m. INSIDE AMUNDEL Jack Kent Cooke s attorneys made an estimated in just six weeks of last summer s hearings on his Laurel sta- dium proposal But with the Redskins owner virtually abandoning that idea this month the attorneys may be the only true winners in the 16-month zoning battle 81. If all goes as major construction will be finished when students return to the renovated and expanded Broadneck High School in September 1997 but workers may still be covering bare floors and walls A9. 2 24 pegee Arundel Report Births Broadneck Calendar Classified Comics Crossword Beath Notices Bl Editorials All Lottery A9 Movies A5 Obituaries 86 Police Beat A8 Sports B12 Television B12 Tides A10 A4 All All B25 A7 All Portions of The Capital are 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 Groups join fight to stop drinking on prom night By MARY ELLEN LLOYD StafTWrlter Some parents rent limousines for their prom bound teenagers to keep them from driving home with someone who's been drinking But a few parents hand limo driver a case or two Of beer to send with their teens for the after-prom according to Andre and Shir- ley Prairie The who own De .Ele- gance Luxury Limo of have joined 28 otter tonousuje operators in pledging their fifelp in preventing underage drinking this prom season They ve agreed not to supply anyone under 21 with alcohol or allow alcohol or drug use in their vehicles They're a few of the many busi nesses schools and parents already working to keep teen agers this spring High School Sevefnheld a student assembly April 6 to focus attention on the issue And Severna Park High School is planning a party April 28 in the school cafeteria as part of Prom a campaign sponsored by Nationwide Insur- ance that gets teens to pledge they won't use drugs or espe- cially on prom night County police are also making plans to continue Operation SAVE Selected Alcohol Violation En- said Officer Randy police spokesman The program puts extra officers and detectives on night shifts to patrol for parties where underage drinking may be occurring and to step up drunken-driving enforce ment parents of local high school students and former stu dents are scrambling to arrange for entertainment and decora Page   

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