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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Remember to set clocks ahead tonight AP photo DAYLIGHT-SAVING timo begins at 2 so change your before bed. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON will shortly be able to enjoy more evening golf or cookouti thanks to that extra hour of daylight instituted as a wartime measure but now used primarily for recreation. It's time to spring forward to daylight- saving time. The change takes effect at 2 a.m. although most people will set their clocks ahead before retiring Satur- day night. Those who don't will be an hour late for their appointments. It was during the anxious years of World War I that Americans first took this step only 35 years after agreeing to a national time system. The summertime shift begun in was designed to save fuel by reducing the need for lights in the allowing that energy to be turned to the war effort. Daylight-saving continued in 1919 but then was dropped as a deluge of protests de- manded that the system be abandoned in peacetime. The time shift caused major disruptions for rural residents in a nation then primarily farm-oriented. Livestock do not observe changes in clocks invented by but continue on their own way. So shift of an hour by the clock confuse life tor a if he shows up for milking aa hear early or late by the cow's standards. Farmers alto are often early launching into chores in the cooler morning and thus the time change means working in the dark for them. So Congress voted to drop daylight-saving in 1910. President Woodrow a city resident still interested in saving vetoed the but was overridden by Congress. And that's where matters stood until World War when energy again took paramount importance and time saving was reinstttnted from to Wi _ only it done on a year-round basis under the title War Time. After the war some states and localities retained the but there was no national consensus until when the current system was adopted by Congress. Actually the system still isn't since the law allowed states to exempt themselves. Hawaii promptly opted out in Arizona in 1988 and Indiana in 1972. on Page Col. Retail Ads 268-5000 Business 268-5000 Classified I HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BGX 1558 Tomorrow's Pleasant For see page 11. VOL. LAUREL MD 20707 APRIL 25 GOOD PONT FORGET THE ANNAPOLIS Civic Bal- let will perform a spring con- cert at and this afternoon and at 3 p.m. tomor- row at Annapolis Senior High 2700 Biva Road. Tick- ets wifl be sold at the door. HOME OF THE WEEK WORKING AROUND and of the original a family designed a home with cathedral-style beamed skylights and plenty of windows. Page 25. STATE A HAZARDOUS waste dis- posal company agreed to drop a lawsuit against Maryland this week. Page 4. NATIONS WORLD GOVERNORS STOOD to- gether yesterday in opposing legislation being drafted by the Pentagon to trim their authori- ty over National Guard units. Page 2. THE CHAIRMAN of the Sen- ate Finance Committee is still waiting to see whether his latest tax plan is the magic formula that will spur the pan- el to overhaul the income-tax system. Page SPORTS THE WASHINGTON Capi- tals are within one game of elimination from the NHL playoffs after a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers last night. Page 13. PEOPLE MEMBERS OF the Kennedy clan and their guests skirted tourists and reporters in the Cape Cod resort of Hyannis yesterday as I preparations were made ifor the mar- of Maria Sari- and Ar- old jSchwarze- laegger. Cements for the wed- ding today of the daughter of R. Sargent and Eunice Kenne- dy Shriver have been so hush- hush that even veteran gossip columnists and paparazzi have been stymied. arrived before dawn Friday from Puerto where he had been on bis latest action film. Ms flew in late Wednesday For a look at other people in the see Ptge 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit CM. Pick 4 INDEX 4 48 Calendar Classified coiuam Crossword Eatertatonieot Homes alone Ustiefs OMtuaries Stock Tderisisn 22 2M7 23 45 10 it 25 H 7 13-20 I Photo by Fishing fur bargains Bargain-hunting boat shoppers lined the docks at the Used Boat Snow in Annapolis yesterday. At Mike of Rlva tries to sell his 24-foot Bayliner to Rick and Evelyn Blazer of Laurel. Cloudy weather kept attendance low on opening day. But a sunny weekend forecast has show sponsors hopeful. The show features 250 boats more than ever before and will be open from a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. Cable license doomed Council members to pull franchise By CHRISTINE NEUBEHGER Staff Writer Citing the failure of North Arundel CATV Inc. to meet its bonding County Council members plan to revoke the firm's franchise. The bonding violation has been unresolved since the council was first notified of it three months ago. Their patience worn two council members said yesterday they will seek revocation of the firm's as recommended by the county Department of Inspec- tions and Permits. council won't do something like this lightly but we've given them time to Jjrasateh this said County Council Chairman Wpia D-West River. If the council launches formal revocation proceed- it would mark the first time it has considered rescinding a cable company's license. something that we cannot let go on and said County Councilman Michael F. D-Gten Burnie. can bend over backwards only so long. Pretty soon you have to take a One of four' cable companies with rights to wire overlapping parts of the North Arundel serves about customers north of Route including hundreds of homes in Severna Park. An officer for Acton CATV which owns North said the company expects to clear up the discrepancy by next week. been working on it diligently over the last few said Thomas secretary of the Massachusetts-based Acton. be able to satisfy their North Arundel won its franchise in 1971 under an old cable ordinance that allows only revocation as ment for certain violations. By the newer cable law permits the imposition of less draconian penalties for such including fir In the county inspections and permits Thomas L. recommended that the council consider revoking North Arundel's franchise based on bonding and other violations. Since North Arundel cleared up the other on Page Col. Housing project concerns expressed By PETER WEST Staff Writer County hearing officers played musical chairs this week prior to a hearing to allow construction of a 588-acre residential project near Fort George G. Meade. The six-hour bearing Thursday on a special exception to allow Arundel West Associates to construct Seven Lakes community got off to an inauspicious start when a citizen opposed to the project asked the zoning officer to step down William temporary zoning bearing announced only min- utes into the proceedings that a potential conflict of interest might exist if be continued to adjudicate. Michael A. attorney for Arundel West is a tenant in a building owned and occupied by Ferris. was not made aware of your appointment to the case until two days Pace said. no time have we discussed this case. I'd just like the record to be clear on Ferris then asked if anyone in the audience objected to continuing the bearing. Neither Pace nor Larry representing the county Of- fice of Planning and object- ed. Daniel president of the Spring Meadows Condominium asked Ferris to step down. Spring located just outside of Fort is near the proposed development Ferris was replaced by Fred who was officiating at anoth- er bearing. Dunlap was one of two people Thursday who questioned whether roads and in the area are adequate to accommodate the proposed development. His concerns are shared by the county school system and Depart- ment of Public Works. The delay served only to lengthen what became an involved exposition of a which includes devel- opment of 435 acres zoned for medi- um density and low-density multi-family district residen- tial uses The project is bordered by Route 175 and Fort Meade to the west and the Amtrak rail line to the east and Reece Road to the north. Much of the tract is to be set asi as open with 24 acres slated for a recreation area with two nun- made tennis courts and a community center. Some of the property lies within the floodplain of a tributary of Sev- ern Run. The.developer proposes to baud as many as homes on the property over the next 12-15 years at the rate of 300-350 homes a year. The construction schedule is tally dependent on market said Peter Byrnes' a senior vice president of Winchester Homes Inc. The company U the managing gen- oa Page CeL Watchful neighbors halt crime By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer The Annapolis Police Department has a new example to use when it promotes the Neighborhood Watch program The seven burglary suspects caught near the Ralph Lauren Polo Shop last weekend were aabbed after citisen tipped off police. An alert Pmkney Street resident member of tae Neighborhood had doubts about the Jeep parked eo the street shortly before 5 a.n. potfee saM Then be saw sererai yooag nea watting with elastic trash bags aad called tbepottce. Wttato mtootes officers blocked off aU the roads toettaf tram aad seres young men were arrested for allegedly trying to break into the Polo Shop on Market the scene of four burglaries sioce December If ft hadn't been for that police believe they may have arrived too late. When Lt. John Wright spoke to members of the GernuBtown-Homewood Civic Asso- ciatioa Tuesday night be the Polo Shop arrest as a reason to sign up for Neighborhood Watch wai the most burglary suspects we have had in my 17 yean of police Wright toW the association The department hopes to per- saade more to organize Neighbor- hood Watch groan. Cpl. William R. city police said the Polo Shop case is a perfect of example of a citizen acting as the and for the police just illustrates what type of result you can get when the community and police work Powell said. it bad not been for that gut feeling that something was the person could have totally ignored it and we would have been there after the he said. In previous burglaries at the the had fled minutes after the alarm sounded with taeesaads of doDars worth of mercbaadUe startinf to see an in the munber of citizens tifninf up for Neighbor- hood Powell said. Aefrefciaateijr UN to Utt of the city's Hin i fay it MEMBER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ;