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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 268-8000 269.6000 268-7000 268.4800 VOL. Cl NO. 1 HjWELL 1 T r '-j LAUREL GOOD PONT FORGET The CITY COUNCIL will hold a hearing at tonight in the Council Chambers at City 160 Duke of Glouces- ter on a proposal to add Monroe Court to the downtown residential parking district. AREA THERE'S A shakeup at the housing authority. Page 15. DR. GOTT Check labels SALT. Page 28. YOUTH to AVOID GREASEPAINT is luring many young area performers into careers on stage. Page 7. ENTERTAINMENT Red Stocking benefit MARYLAND HALL. Page 10. We lists TOP TREKS for May. Page 11. STATE BAY POLLUTION guidelines are too Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schae- fer says. Page 4. PRESIDENT REAGAN stresses support for Philip- pines President Corazon Aqui- no. Page 2. SPORTS THE RANGERS upset the Capitals. THE 76ers eliminate the Bul- lets. _____ NAVY LACROSSE suffers a heartbreaking loss. THE ORIOLES lose to the Blue 8-0. Page 16. PEOPLE BRODERICK the gruff and jowly Oscar- winning actor who died at age waged a lifelong battle with v alcoholism that kept him from becoming a great u his longtime J agent Al Melnick said. Crawford suffered a stroke last year and died Sat- urday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Cal- Melnick said. Crawford won the 1949 Acad- emy Award and New York Critics Award for his portrayal of political boss Willie Stark in the movie the King's His private life was often troubled. Married three times and twice divorce lawntts against him alleged mistreatment He was arrested twice for drunken driving. Crawford had been a Broad- way actor in the worked as a sad merchant seaman between engagements and served IB the Army Air Corps during World War II. Crawford followed the King's with a well-re- ceived comic performance in Between 1955 and Crawford appeared in epi- of For a look at other people in the see page 3 LOTTERY drawn Saturday Three-digit Pick 4 Lotto 94 11 U 14 22 INDEX I 28 Calendar 5 Classified 27 Crossword 21 Editorials 12 Entertainment 19-11 OMtearies PoUeeBeat 13 Sports Television 11 74 She 1LMS JP e fofeceeti For eee page 13. MD APRIL 25 ANNAPOLIS ELEMENTARY then called the Annapolis Grammar around 1900. In background le Spa Creek. TRADITIONS Annapolis Elementary celebrates 90 years By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer Annapolis Elementary School first-grad- er Megan Collins says teachers could not have been as tough when her grandfather and great-grandfather sat in the same classrooms. tonl-BftflridioUl she laid. But her 78-year-old grandfather disagrees. had to walk to school in all kinds of weather. They didn't clow school for a bit of said James B. who attended the school in 1915. And there were no computers or calculators to help his Collins said. Megan's family is one of a number whose have passed through Annapolis Elementary School classrooms. But it wasn't until school officials there started combing the area for its alumni that many of these families realized they were a part .of the rich history of the county's oldest elementary school. The search is an effort to piece together the school's history for a week-long 90th birthday celebration which began today. been working on this for weeks said Annapolis Elementary School Principal Victoria Waidner. Mrs. Waidner has unearthed pictures of Photo by Sob Ollbffl PRINCIPAL Victoria Waidner In front of the Often Street echool. the school when it still had a fourth floor and copies of PTA and school board minutes dating to the turn of the century. On the culmination of the cele- former students are invited back for a bit of nostalgia. And for those former students who don't remember but want to remember grades and absentee permanent on Page Col. Our Hippy blrthdiyl Ptgi 12. Drunk boaters targeted Police to boost patrols near city By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Drunken boaters will be three times more likely to be arrested this summer under a new state boating officials announced Sat- urday. Operation SWAMP will concentrate police in the most popular and most dangerous waterways to spot drunken according to the state Natural Resources Police. Under the which stands for Safer Waterways through Alcohol Monitoring three police boats will be assigned to the Severn River between the old Severn River Bridge and Greenbury Point. In recent one police boat usually patrolled that according to Capt. Frank regional commander of the Natural Resources Police. chances of getting stopped are much once the program begins Memorial Day Wood said. usually only stopped serious tors because they kept them busy To increase police who handle inland jobs will be reassigned to Wood said. Other areas targeted for extra patrols are Deep Creek Lake in Garrett Middle River in Ocean City and he said. Police selected waters with the highest number of arrests and Wood said. The Annapolis area leads the state in each be said. Police with special training IB alcohol detec- 4ta vitt stop and others who violation is frequently associated with drunken he said. Besides arresting those who appear officers will keep track of crowds on the the types of boats most frequently stopped and violations on the water. note statistics will be used to plan future safe boating Wood said. we will significantly reduce the number of accidents and deaths relating to said DNR Secretary Dr. Torrey C. Brown. It also should make people think twice about overindulging while Wood going to tell them we'll be out there. We're going to tell them what we're looking for and we're going to tell them they're going to be The DNR also has produced brochures and planned other efforts to make people more aware of the dangers of drinking and be said. Mick executive director of the Anne Arundel Marine Trades said on Page Col. County eyes Crownsville site for park By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer The county is expected to buy and convert 71 acres in Crownsville into a park for the fast-developing Gener- al's Highway corridor. Under a agreement signed recent- the county wiU purchase the located off Crowwrffle Reed south of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Getf tor abort if the County Council approves another tlM.MO to help acquire and develop officials said. The park would fill the increasing need for ballfields and recreation space on the peninsula between the Severn and South west of Annapolis. It would take two or three to develop the said Joseph J. director of the county De- partment of Recreation and Parks. The approved in Feb- ruary by county representatives and owners Alfred E. and Dorothy M. gives the county sole par- chasing rights until June 2. If the extra park funds are includ- ed in the annual budget the council must adopt by June the county would exercise purchasing said. were about laid Charles W. chief of the right-of-way division in the county Department of Public Works. The county's search for potential parkland along Highway began last prompted by fami- lies involved in local youth sports teams. More than 400 children play on teams sponsored by the youth soccer and lacrosse association in Rolling Knolls off General's Highway. But the area enough playing fields to accommodate the The quest for open space also driven by the growing pressure of development on the once-rural corri- dor and the imminent arrival of Interstate 97. The portion of the property farthest from Crownsville Road lies adjacent to right of way taken for the interstate. The park would serve a corridor now encompassing only two smaller recreation the Ar- den-on-tbe-Severn park and 4-acre Herald Harbor perk. a lot of support for this McCann said. The council previously approved spending to acquire and develop the park. If the extra funds are the county will settle the deal this summer and begin working with communities on the next faQ or winter. identify with their They're very personal Me. Cam saMt explaining why be could not predkt the range of the park wetud include. of the tract are but much of U is cleared and is being leeeev fer' TsrnnBSj. The agreemeBt would allow the DaywglU to remain in the residence on the property until July 3 homes burned Historic District residents escape By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer A three-alarm fire in Historic District early yesterday caused extensive damage to three homes. Abort W occupants of the booses at and as Prince George St. escaped but three were injured in the which took than three to awing natter control. Firefighters atid the fire was very difficult to otiafotab. was weD into its advanced we got aaid official There was so inch fire bkewiig out of the R extended to a DOOM across a sevee-toot saM Battatioe CUef Edward P. ghertotfc Jr. rosily a stahten said sjst late the walls tod we couldn't get to taid one of the was built in 1903 So far investigators have determined the fire broke out in a traih can next to a refrigerator in the kitchen of retired U.S. Air Force Col. James L Qumn Jr. at 233 Prince George St An investigation continuing today into a theory that a combination of used to clean a cedar chest caused the accord- ing to Capt Albert B Baer Jr Baer taid Quion's wife had been cteaaing the chest Saturday with paper Unseed oil turpentine and vinegar Paper waked with the solution may have heen discarded in the trash CM aad later Baer said. 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