Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
HELP WANTED APPLY WITHIN Talk of Here's one way to fill the jobs. SEE PAOE 33 In hotel space booms. Tuesday As Bucs take Bo. SEE PAGE 21 Wt L I l' 1 H r j i L I'RLL I newsroom nr 208-5000 Tomorrow's For saa pags 11. VOL Cl NO. 101 APRIL 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET County police are WARN- ING MOTORISTS to beware of traffic in the Bestgate area today and as pro- crastmators line up at the auto emission testing station. AREA THE CITY COUNCIL hears complaints about a downtown pizzeria. Page 33. DR. QOTT ONCE BUNIONS have been the situation should stabilize. Page 30. FOLLIES Red Stocking will raise money needed by Maryland Hall. Page 8. ENTERTAINMENT The King William Players of ST. JOHN'S College will present Midsummer Night's and Juan In Ptge 28. REVIEW ttuii.PMge2S. STATE is sappy BALTIMORE withdraws from competition to host the Democratic National Conven- tion. Ptge 4. ATTORNEY GENERAL Ed- win Meese says U.S. tourists abroad probably are about as safe as they are when they travel in the United States. Ptge 2. THE GOVERNMENT'S main forecasting gauge of fu- ture economic activity posted another strong gain in March. Pages. SPORTS THE CAPITALS get a little sick at what might have been. Page 21. PEOPLE who turns 40 next stys she'd rather be turning 25. not like Jane Fonda or .any of these women say bow fabulous liter think it Its to turn she said in the May Nve of Van- tty Fitr. not thrilled with whose birthday is May alio ii puiiled by her enduring which seems to be based more on who she is than the progress of her career. tttak people like but Pa oottaaetiy sure she saM. thiak there are just people thst yen like For a look at other people In the newt tee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Tfcree-dlgtt IW Ptek 4 INDEX 4 40 pages Butacss Calendar Classified Ads eoiamas Croaswara Editorials KBtertataneat li-20 5 34-40 n K 10 PaHeaBast litstiags 11 11 n-n 9 Radioactive cloud hits Europe Soviets report nuclear disaster By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW A Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman warned today that travel to Kiev might be dangerous because of a the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Athough there was no confirmed word on deaths or the Soviets have asked at least two countries for advice on fighting a fire in the crippled atomic reactor. Experts and officials in the United States said today that the nuclear accident was almost certainly a fuel meltdown that caused fatalities. The official news agency Tass first report- ed the accident yesterday in a four-sentence dispatch reporting one of the plant's atomic reactors was damaged and measures were being taken to the It did not say how serious the accident was or when it occurred. Abnormally high radiation levels were first detected Sunday in Finland and also reported in Denmark and more than 750 miles northwest of the plant. An official of a West German atomic energy lobbying group said today the Soviet Embassy in Bonn asked for advice on how to Pension upheld High court rejects teachers9 challenge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE The Maryland General Assembly's controversial revision of the state's pension plans two years ago was upheld yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court. Without the court turned away legal challenges by state employees and teach- ers unions. The Maryland State Teachers and the Maryland Classified Emloyees associations had argued that the General Assembly had broken a contractual and that the changes were therefore unconstitutional. But the nation's highest court refused to invalidate the legislature's actions. Two lower courts had also previously rejected the chal- lenge. Lawmakers in 1984 voted to require in- creased contributions from those state employ- ees or hired before who wished to remain eligible for unlimited cost of living when they retired. Tom president of the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel called the Supreme Court's actioa major set- back for are extremely disappointed that the Supraae Court woottnt review this. We felt all along we were right and the state was wrong. With UM teacher it will do nothing to attract competent he 'said. major concern is the lack of trust In the state legislature. One year it guarantees certain benefits sad the next year it takes then PaoUao said. Beverly president of the Mary- land State Teachers said the retirement particularly with the Supreme Court's disappointing decision does not bode well for the coming crisis in education. will be difficult to retain those teachers we have and to attract new ones to a state that does aot keep its she said The General Assembly bad revised the plans because K was worried about the in creasing burden toe pension plan wai placing M Page It Col. Russians have asked the Swedes to help them to fight a fire in their burning reactor and evidently it's quite a huge Ulf Stockholm scientist fight fire in a nuclear power plant. must be the worst that has ever happened in the peaceful use of nuclear said Manfred of the West German Atomic Forum. He said the Soviet diplomat specifically asked how to combat a graphite fire. In Stockholm Frigyes a reactor inspector at Sweden's State Nuclear Power Inspection disclosed that Soviet officials have sought Swedish advice on how combat a fire in a nuclear Asked if the request meant there had been a core Reisch said in a radio one could be certain of that already A meltdown can occur when the heat in a reactor core builds up faster than it can be and radioactive fuel may be boiled off into the atmosphere. Ulf senior scientist at the National Institute of Radiation Protection in Stockholm who appeared on ABC-TV's Morning absolutely lat- est news is that the Russians have asked the Swedes to help them to fight a fire in their burning graphite reactor and evidently it's quite a huge accident that has gone Walter an independent U.S. nu- clear said on NBC-TV's show that a fire still burning would imply is still radioactivity spewing into the air from on Page Col. For related see page 2. SITE OF nuclear accident In the Ukraine. PAUL C. principal for the day at Parola checks on a class The sixth-grader satd the annual student-staff swttoh want FLIP SIDE Students find it's tough to teach By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer Tony Knight says he doesn't want to stay in teaching. The kids are too loud and the pay is too low. A Parole Elementary School sixth-grad- Tony's decision followed a day-long stint as a fifth-grade teacher at his school last week. liked but I think one day is he said. He was one of 30 sixth-graders chosen by teachers and the principal to take part in the annual Parole Elementary School stu- dent-staff switch. On the youngsters stepped into the shoes of the custo- media specialist and teachers. The new staff members received a brief- ing on their posts the day before the actual explained Parole principal Richard Colbert. an experience that we give our sixth-graders every year to see what it's like on the other he said. And how is it on the other Student teachers say talk all right. We keep telling them to be said Morris Snowden a sixth-grader who worked as Tony Knight's fifth-grade assistant teacher And they ask so many he added. Sixth-graders working with primary stu- dents said they didn't have much trouble working with the little ones But sometimes keeping their attention is difficult try to keep them from fighting so they can do their said- sixth-grader Edie who was teaching a first- grade class The novice educator quickly leanred to separate the children In the main the two itudent secretaries bad the phones under control Page Col Deal Accused gamble with justice JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Judge Rnymood G nteme Jr ottered the Uyetr-tfd tecurily purd t deal She could pietd guilty drunken drtrtog sad go to ttr tm or ttlu her cut tafere caotaer Circuit Ceort judge. It the womto stiff ike couW Josv big arasMtioe It for aer twat to 75 before tsked. Tbi Judge Tbe womu nturoed to tee Aaatp- olh eomrtnom toi sealed t Welcome to a Moaday afternoon ia Covtrooso No l and what coart refulars caD Make a It's the time when defendants a Mt wMh by appeal- vftSf laUaNHHBVViiPQv VanPVv Diatritt Caaft to fhs Cavt And iff the only tiane in a court when defeadaats know what their punishment wUl be should they ptesdgvilty It's the Jadtetsl vertiaB of a errs- talball AHhoegh dealt are tbere is arm twisting or haggling over ponishnent If they doa't tike what's they caa plead nil the sad try tek ItCare a jary or saotber judge. Bat there are risks If their puiskneet could be worse than Iktssae's offer the punishment is less severe About 900 cases are appealed each year to Circuit under the legal right that defendants have to a jury trial ID District cases are beard solely by judges Yet these jun trials often don't pan out with most of the appeal cases ending in guilty pleas Make a U designed to dispose of these cases in ooe afternoon so thsjrloat dag the daily docket are trying to weed out every ease where a parson retUy doesn't wait a Jury Assistant State's Attorney William D Roessler said I certainly don't want them to feel that they are getting an advan tage appealing their cases Make a is arranged just with defendants represented by the Office of the Public Defender The deals start by Roessler selecting the appeal cases where guilt is almost a certainty and the offense is relatively minor Tbe prosecutor then sends his list to Public Defender Stephen E Har- ris who reviews the cases and sees if aafage it Cal.