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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland 2 Scandals not shaking academy's standards the academy where future Naval leaders are can't expect anything but a maximum Capt A.H. Deputy commandant By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The razor-shsrp discipline and military demeanor ingrained in mid- shipmen was on display yesterday during the season's first.Naval Academy dress parade. But another image emerged dur- ing the past month when drug and sex scandals provided a of a rarely seen aspect of student life and academy policy. Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. is considering a recom- mendation to expel Jeff Bellistri of Severna Park because a random drug test indicated cocaine use. Lehman also will decide whether to release five other midshipmen charged with sexual misconduct for an incident last December in the academy dorm. The cases demonstrate that mid- shipmen face the same temptations as other college students but are expected to exercise greater re- officials and students say. But above the message in these incidents is loud and the academy has a low tolerance for serious mistakes. think our midshipmen fully understand said Capt. A. H. deputy commandant of midshipmen. Behind where future Naval leaders are can't expect anything but a maximum he said. A rigorous application process screens out potential students who can't accept that Ko- netzni said. midshipman here is under the same pressure for the _ sexual he said. But students held to the staunch conduct code realize it's necessary to preserve the Navy's he said. all the money the taxpayers those taxpayers have a right to -demand a return on their invest- Konetzni said. that public trust is ruined for one we tend to lose The incidents have not tarnished the academy's image or efforts to recruit high-caliber said academy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Ste- phen H. Clawson. Publicity generated by tot on- ant off-court the varsity basketball team outweighed the ative picture drawn by these coated he said. Clawson don't think it really hurts the academy to let members of the local community and prospective candi- dates know that we demand hifb standards of midshipmen. only concern was that in the Bellistri for a there was on Page CoJ. Circul News-B HOWELL p. Q. BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 he UJaiiital Tomorrow's Fair and 55 For see page 9. il VOL. Cl NO. 85 APRIL 25 PONT FORGET The first hearing for SCHOOL BOARD candidates is 7 p.m tonight at Southern Senior High 4400 Solo- mons Island Harwood. AREA TWA BOMBING victims' bodies to return.. Page 37. SEVERNA PARK TRESPASSING and vandal- ism can be fought by organiz- police say. Page ARUNDEL DIGEST A GUIDANCE counselor's firing is upheld. Page 37. LIVING Before you racet you've got to learn to run. Page 13. OmiNGOUT Beta's has an independent style. Page 41. takes Ballet The- atre of Annapolis in new direc- THEATER Ftew ftver the Cue- too's is handled with coarage and care. Page STATE A FREIGHT train derails in Bowie. Page 4. A SECOND AIRCRAFT car- rier steams into the Mediterra- ready to strike against Libya. Page 2. SPORTS AN ORIOLES newcomer wins the game. Page 25. PEOPLE Playboy publishing .empire founder HUGH HEFNER turnenHrf and says he is enjoying each decade I more than I the last. '.'Let's the next years are I be said. Hefner he _ _ I spends most of his time writing his auto- biography. is my major focus and my major be said. taking care of myself be said. stroke had last changed my focus in terms of work and For a look at other people in the news tee ptge 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit Pick 4 MM. W0EX S 76 Calendar Classified columns 20 71 Obituaries PottceBest Starts listings I ZS-IS .41 CITY Detective Howard L Taksey reviews crime reports tor information on a theft case Legtfork pays for city's top detective By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Fresh out of college seven years Howard L. Taksey joined the Annapolis Police De- partment. Enthusiastic but admittedly na- ive and Taksey learned his way around the streets of Annapolis. away I knew I liked Taksey says of his first days with the department. liked everything about the job. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the other the brother- hood although it was a rude Growing up in a middle- class neighborhood in Silver Spring didn't exactly prepare him for face-to-face encounters with criminals on the back streets of Annapolis. But Taksey caught on. He be- came more sophisticated and de- veloped the hard edge needed to work in law enforcement. He also developed an interest in the investigative end of his cases. After several years as a uni- formed officer be was appointed to the department's detective bu- reau. The experience and enthusiasm paid off. In IMS Taksey led all enjoy working I tike the career I picked. By no means did I make a Howard Detective other investigators by closing 112 cases. He specializes-in property crimes. was recently honor- ed for the accomplishment with the Distinguished Service Award presented by Maryland Law En- forcement Officers Inc. The cases he worked on includ- ed a sophisticated burglary ring in whicb-several Prince George's County men were arrested for breaking into video stores in An- Anne Arundel County. Calvert County and Baltimore. guys were Tak- sey Their led to the closure of a lot of unsolved cases in be said. Other of Taksey'i notable cases include burglaries at mir bins on Moreland Parkway and a break-in at Rinaldi's Annapolis Bowling Lanes. The investigations take a lot of Taksey said. There's no such thing as a typical day. Lots of phone talking with sources and suspects and writing reports can be howev- er. A homicide or other emergen- cy can throw off a whole day's plans. As a specialist in property Taksey has kept busy investigating which have plagued Annapolis recently. In burglaries rose 22 percent .with 734. feel it's a group of sus- probably closely related they know each other and it's probably he said. At one Ume or another the suspects j have been seen talking to each other or banging police said. The department re- cently cracked a major city bur- glary ring. A common link to all of thtm is where they sell the goods a piece of information the depart- ment is withholding in hopes of making more arrests. While Taksey gets the recogni- tion for solving the be SB Page Col. City board under fire Housing Authority accused of neglect By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Mayor Dennis Callahan said yes- terday he will hold a special hearing May 1 to decide if four members of the city Housing Authority's ing board should be fired. The hearing is in response to charges'by housing tenants that the housing authority commis- sioners are guilty of and of In a letter to. the mayor an attorney hired by the tenants brought nine charges against the commissioners and calted for their Ilismlsial. me there appear to be enough legitimate concerns to warrant a hearing I find myself politically in a no-win situation. I eanoot in good conscience ignore the Callahan said. Accused of wrongdoing are com- mission Chairman Everett G. Petti- grew and commissioners Bruce E. William E. Amos Jr. and the Rev. Winslow D. Shaw. of the commissioners are shocked and disappointed that this is the route the mayor wants to Amos said. Rev. Shaw said news of Callahan's decision came as a surprise. only way I learn things is through the paper. never has the decency to call us be said. The charges brought by the ants do not seem to be be said. hat changed since the mayor and Alderman Snowden called lor our in the first Rev. Shaw said. I In the letter to CaUahan from AlaiT a commissioners are accused Failing to ffc personal Unsocial disclotfre reports fc Improperly electing Arthur G. Strissd housing authority direc- as secretary and treasurer el Failing to investigate FBI charges of fraud and mismanage- ment against Failing to maintain proper liv- Continued on Page Col. Curve proves deadly again M Woman dies in Blvd. trash By DAN CASEY Staff Writer A 19-year-old visiting Finnish woman was killed and a Severna Park woman critically injured in a head-on collision on Route 648 in Arnold last county police said. The which police said was caused by a hit-and-run oc- curred in the exact curve where the principal of Annapolis Senior High School was killed in an accident nearly two years ago. Erica Victoria of was pronounced dead on arrival at Anne Arundel General Hospital at a hospital spokeswoman said. Her Sirkka Irmeli of 85 Barrensdale Drive in Severna was in critical condition this morning at the Shock- Trauma Center at University Hospi- tal in a spokeswoman said. Charges are pending against the driver of the car that caused the Richard Ellsworth Quarles of 934 Lake police said. despite two broken knees. SITE of last night's fatal crash. fled on foot from the accident and turned up at Anne Arundel General Hospital this police said. Miss Jansson was visiting the Mitchells and had been scheduled to leave for Finland police said. because she was having such a good time she got a three- month extension on her visitor's said Officer V. Richard Mol- county police spokesman. The crash occurred in the same spot on the same in as an accident that killed high M Page CsL County leads in boat mishaps By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The sailing The Capital of Maryland again leads the state in boating injuries and Natu- ral Resources Police said. Pour people died and M were injured in boating accidents ia Anne Amodet waters last accordiag to fifares released last Accidents increase statewide la percent of the 221 Maryland boating scetteats carred ia local waters. the nnaaiai of boating asttas ristkuii to ietttae la bat BMTS tajuriei sad acciteaU were recorded oa Maryland waters than is recent marine police The statistics were released as the Department of Natural feared up for another crowded boat- ing season. police said this year they win step up enforcement and eaves- total activities in an effort to re- dace accideats and deaths. f Arandei Cooaty traditionally DCMitf tavft NNT fteetase f ipsflactf state in boattaf mishaps and drunken ssid Capt. Prank regional commander of the DNR police. Seven south of the Seven River Bridft to Greenbary U the hottest ares as far as boattaf accideats are he said. the busiest area. It offers more as tar as facilities sad sceak it's etsee to aMtiranotttaa he east 01 the along with alcohol abuse and impro- per boat were responsible for most accidents and be caki. IS people died in boating-related accidents in IMS. six fewer than to 1M4 and seven fewer than in INS. There were M Don-fatal injuries in MBS. compared to 75 a year earlier. And boaters reported 221 accidents resahiBf in more than S300 damage each last compared to accidents to IfM. Police estimate that only 10 per- cent of hosting accidents are report- ed to aatborittM. BOAT YEAR WracKS Hud CNANT SHOWt ;