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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Classified Circulation HOWELL MICROFILMS News-Business P 0 BQX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 Showers For page 11. VOLCIN0.90 ANNAPOLIS. APRIL 25 Cents GOOD DONTFORQET THE FIDDLE Puppet gen will present free dance concert it tonight in the Center for Performing Arti at Anne Arundel Commu- nity College. AREA BROADNECK HIGH Stu- dents and administrators com' promise on penalties for tardiness. 43. CITY8CAPE HOW DO we respond to ter- Page 49. KENT ISLAND _QUEEN ANNE'S County ATTORNEYSwfflfce ted to solicit business through directmailings. Ptge 4. THE U.S. bombing of Libya nas set back plans for a sum. mit meeting with the Soviets. Page 2. THE HOUSE deals President Reagan a setback in bis effort to win money for Nicaraguan rebels. Page 3. SPORTS The Capitals face the Rang- ers in division playoffs. Page 31. PEOPLE Actor TODD BRIDGES of the ABC-TV show rent has been ordered back to a San court after pleading innocent to three felony counts charging him with bombing a car. The 20-year-old Bridges is accused of detonating a plastic bomb in a Mercedes-Bent owned by his automobile cus- Gregg on March 26. The explosion caused only minor damage and there were no prose- cutor Michael Knight said. Bridges pleaded innocent yesterday to exploding a de- structive device and two ether counts. He was ordered back to court for a May a preliminary bearing and was remained free on bond. Knight said Bridges was up- set win who had been hired to customise the actor's Porsche sports car. because of the cost and time be took. For a took at other people n the news page i. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit Ml Pkk4-im. INDEX jattttoai.g pages. Calendar niaatflfi WOSWWWW Mtortals .4441 ....If ....41 ....11 .141 may face a tax hike. Page IS. DR.GOTT COUGH SYRUP can help some women get pregnant. CHEF'S CHOICE DO KDDS prefer store-bought 21. BUSINESS DOMESTIC AUTO sales are up. Page 42. ENTERTAINMENT BALLET THEATRE of An- dapolis shifts easily from classical to modern dance. IN WASHINGTON AMERICAN BALLET Thea- tre is a favorite at the Kenne- dy Center. J7. TAX TIME No happy returns here By DEBRA VIADERO Basnets Writer There must have been as many incomenax horror stories as last- minute filers last night as taxpay- ers here braved mist and darkness to meet the annual mid- night fWfg deadline. The local joined as many as residents around the state who waited until yesterday to file their income-tax returns. Roughly as many Maryland income-tax re- turns were also among the crush. you you pay at the last minute. When you get a file Stephen an Annapolis lawyer. Britz owed. He was dashing into the Annapolis post office to mail his return. the cars .were parked eight-deep along Northwest Street at p.m. at a crew of 24 postal Workers was scheduled to stamp the last April IS postmarks on the returns. is as soon as my account- ant got them said Lynne PoHzos of pavidsonville. I always file at the last-mlnute. I'm just a last- minute she added. So why do so many taxpayers think there's a Whole pattern in our culture about said Tom a psychologist Counseling fitAnnapolis. uln schooi when you had a report to you waited until a day or two beforehand. You prac- tice that for 12 years he said. Muha said the stress of tax deadlines also causes serious anx- ieties others thrive on it. what people need to do is go out and play now and get rid of some of that he said. A vacation was just what ac- countant Ted Schultz and his wife had in mind. After three months of tax preparation with their Sev- erna Park General Business the Schultzes were get- ting ready for a week in the Caribbean Sea. been doing it every AT LUNCHTIME Mifci.CtHe of HWenwUU. mailed taxrotumf and of his Post on Church Circle. post office to mail in 23 requests for including his own. In the lobby of the state Incline Tax Sam Harrison was drinking coffee and putting in overtime hours as a security guard. The offices were open until 9 p.m. for last-minute tax assist- returns and forms. come in up until nine. You'd think people would have their taxes paid by he said. From 5 p.m. until Harri- son counted seven taxpayers who had come in for help. Twenty dropped off returns and about five had filled out forms in the lobby. as my accountant got them finished. I always file at the last-minute. I'm just a last-minute Lynne Davidsonville year for six or seven said an accountant for 15 years. Others weren't so lucky. had planned taking off today at noon. But I'm on my way back to the said Herbert Han- an Annapolis accountant. It was 6 p.m. and Hansen was at the Robert whose money is still frozen in First Maryland Savings Loan was paying his 1086 estimated busi- ness taxes with a check from First Maryland. on Page CoL We may strike Libya again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Denounced by allies and adversaries alike for the bombing raid on President Reagan yesterday said the United States may strike again and Col. Moammar Khadafy should not un- derestimate America's anger. undaunted by said that the United States would prefer not to have to repeat its attack on Libya. is for_Li1 end its pursuit of terror for political purposes. The choice is Rea- gan declared in a speech to business leaders. nothing is not America's it's not America's he said. policy has been and remains to use only force as a last In calm was disrupted in Tripoli this morning when anti-air- craft fire broke out for a half'hour. The weapons fire was triggered by a U.S. reconnaissance accord- ing to Libyan officials. Reporters heard small arms and mortar fire and saw apparent street skirmishes near Khadafy's head- quarters. About 70 reporters had been crowded into a bus for a promised news conference with Khadafy. The trltp' was aborted when small-arms fire started about 500 feet from the bus as it neared Khadafy's sprawl- ing headquarters which bombing attack. ''Gunfire started and they wheeled the bus around and 1 turned and saw roundt ricocheting off -the said Associated Press correspondent Robert H. who was on the bus. He said it was not clear who was involved in the fighting. we went back through neigh- borhoods in a traffic was crazy. People were trying to get out of the he said. Ibrahim Seger of the Foreign In- formation Department anti-aircraft fire. When they heard an American plane they started Libyan radio said in a broadcast that a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird recon- naissance plane had violated Libyan airspace. Libyan officials reacted angrily when they heard short-wave radio reports relaying the journalists' sto- ries of street skirmishes. not it's not Seger said. Journalists in the Hotel Al Kabir saw a Libyan patrol boat fire cannon rounds along the Tripoli on Page CoL Mftfd Pages JAMES L. HOLLOWAY III Khadafy had back to the wall. 'U.S. had Khadafy on the run' By LORRAINE AHEARN Stalf Writer Libyan leader Col. Moammar mfeMJUl to Monday flight's retaliato- ry a U.S. terrorism expert said yesterday in Annapolis. Speaking at the opening of a for- eign affairs conference at the Naval retired Adm. James L. Holloway III said Khadafy's sudden disavowals of such incidents as the TWA jet bombing that killed three Annapolis residents signaled he was underpressure. a remarkable phenomenon to see him making threats and then to see the footwork when he is ac- I didn't do said the head of the Vice President's Task Force on Combatting Terrorism II. not what we're going to do it's what Khadafy's going to do he said. While the bomb damage assess- ments were not yet Hollo- way termed the air strike in hitting infrastructure targets-such as the Benghazi air- strip. He said that although there had been civilian they were outweighed by the toll Libyan- on Page Col. Mayor changes tune on City Hall wing By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Mayor Dennis Callahan has changed his mind on a proposal he strongly campaigned against last year a costly addition to City HalL After careful the mayor said yesterday he has decided the only solution to the problem of cramped working space for city employees may be construction of a new wing like the one proposed by former Mayor Richard L. Hillman. Nicknamed the during last year's election the former mayor's 11 million addi- tion proposal was lambasted by Cal- lahan in campaign debates. Callahan labeled the project a white elephant He pledged to kill it and use the leftover money for several including renovat- ing the Independent Fire Station on Duke of Gloucester Street for office space. But Callahan said yesterday a new architectural study of tie old 2-story fire station shows there is little room in it for more offices. was a real shocker I still have a difficult time bow can we remodel over there and end up with less space. But that's what they're telling Callahan said. what other options are You can fire people and cut staff. You can spread people out over other buildings. Or you can build an addition onto City he said. Alderman John R. Hammond. R- Ward consistently opposed the plan to scrap Hillman's proposal. has done Us homework now and he understands the City Council approved the City Hall addition last Hammond said this morning. The question of how to house the city's growing bureaucracy resur- faced this week when Callahan presented his proposed fiscal 1M7 The Capital budget and 1987-1991 The Capital improvements program to the City Council. Aldermen questioned the adminis- tration's plans for several including a delay of the Edgewood Road widening and improvements to Cedar Park Spa Road and Taylor Avenue. very worst street in the city is Cedar Park Road 1 think it's outrageous that city the money in the pot and there's been no progress on the said Alder- man Brad D-Ward 8. Other projects were debated at a OB Page Col. .It Late love with the law 'Handy' Judge Lowman now tries politics By JOANNA RAMET Stiff Writer District Court Judge Donald M. Lowmn former railroad work- iron sales- man and defense attorney is now trying his hand at county pottttct The amiable whose haattwart has Uwehed the Railroad and the Calrert CHOs Nuclear Power It earn- falgmsjf far a sett on the eoooty OrattCMrtheadi. Be Us Md ta thfc Mi's SPOTLIGHT on Robert H. HeUer the newest member of the nine-judge Circuit Cowl in Annapolis. start off by saying I wasn't bora a Jadfe Low- saanaaid. law came as a eeeood carver tor 9-yearoU whose first fuB-tiBe job was on the B40 RailPatd. Be began werttaf on the rallmd at 11 gjTMhMttsg treat Gtesi Bar- ate Ssrter High Sehoet Judge Lowman prides himself to working with his which are Urge and a testament to his days in Industry. required to do so today. I could take an engine apart and put it hack together and have H the Put says. wss pretty says Robert vfee worked with Judge Lowmaa repairing asaeaMy nacktees at the Katser Aluminum plant in the IftMs. to rattie Mat. B M CeL went into law school because I thought I was to do it. But 1 had no Intention of practicing law... But after I passed the I realized law was something I fell In love Donald M. District court judge ;