Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Lack of money could sink Navy tall ship can Itarn an awful lot from sailing a boat. But we do that now at the Naval Academy with a lot of small boats. We don't need a square- rigger to Improve that training.1' Navy officer Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Secre- Ury John F. in move tbitt is railing in Mrvice and in ordered 4he chief of nml begin designing tin ship that the Navy ean claim ai Its in one-page memo dated July 16 and obtained by The Associated concludes that the Navy needs a rigged sailing ship tor to augment recruiting programs and to serve as public symbol of Use traditions and heritage of our naval service to enhance our relations with the American people Lehman laid the ship must built in the United Stales and should carry the name Unitto SUtea in order symbolize tb the world our commitment to democracy and the free and open use of the SeveraFnml speaking on condition that they not be identi- questioned the ing that It would be difficult for the Navy to find money tor the project. Although no cost estimate for such t ship has been lot of people think it's Just unneces- iatfi particularly when we're working oo Ctpuoi Hill to live a number of important said one officer car learn awful lot from sailing a the officer said. we do that now at the Academy with a lot of small boats. We don't need a square-rigger to improve that A spokesman tor the Naval Acad- which ii not Involved with the proposed this morning that the ship would not bt able to in Annapolis. would be Wo large of ship to dock at the Naval slid Cjadr. Steve Clawwa.- some TTiidihipmen would on hut our concentmion is on snruil sailboats Rep. Charles E D chairman of the House Armed Ser- vices Committee's seapower sub- said yesterday that he had not heard of Lehman's plan. it seems to me that in the present fiscal situation facing our country and the lack of adequate town to takt care of many important military projects it does not.seem to me to be a top-priority item at this he said. Lehman's memo was sent to A dm Carlisle who came the new chief of naval opera- tions on July 1. Trost wai unavailable to discuss the but his office released a prepared statement CNO has received the secretary's memo concerning the sailing ves- The CNO has directed that the concept of a Tan Ship be including developing the al requirements and life-cycle The United States operates only one large sailing ship the Coast Guard bark That Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom JE Capital Tomorrow's Showers For see page 7. DONT FORGET A TRAINING session for volunteers to help with voter registration will be held at tonight in lobby confer- ence room C-l at the ment of Natural Tawes Building on Taylor Ave- nue at Rowe Boulevard. AREA THE COUNTY Council last night approved six charter amendments. Page 25. TALK Of THE TOWN THE TOUR BOAT business could use some says Joe Gross. BUSINESS ROOKIE'S Meat Market ia a throwback to the age of the corner grocer. Psge A STATE A BALTIMORE Uw firm wants a million atalprac- ttce lawsuit against it thrown OPEC COUNTRIES unani- mously agreed to a drastic cut in production. Page i. SPORTS THE ORIOLES picked up a game on the Red Sox with a win over Toronto. PEOPLE LORRAINE BUXTON says she was Just trying to get a glimpse of actress-singer Cher when suddenly her car was struck I behind by s 'vehicle car- rying the- star whose pictures radorn Mrs. Buxton's home and shop. ''She wasn't just in an she was in an accident with her No. 1 fan. I'm her I'm not a Mrs. the operator of Celeb- rity Hair Design in Mass. Is like a part of the Mrs. Buxton says the acci- allegedly triggered by a drunken was a beck of a way to meet her favorite but the encounter was a thrill nonetheless Cher was treated and re- leased st a local hospital She is currently filming Witches Of in the town of Cob south of Bos- toe. LOTTERY Numbers Three-digit ZZ2 Pick 4 7H1 JMOfX BIG EARS Sludge saves thirsty crops By JUDI PERLMAN South County Staff Writer The bright green stalks towered above Arthur Dove's head as he shucked a plump ear of corn. at that. These ears will be nice and he said. With farmers agonizing over their drought-stricken one wouldn't think that Dove's healthy feed corn is growing in Anne Arundel County. But it is. Dove had sludge applied to his farmland the key to survival during this parched he says. Sludge consists of residual solids and water generated by wastewater treatment plants. Bio-Gro Systems a county-contracted sludge re- moval hauls the organic residue from the plants and disposes it. Farmers often like sludge applied to their land because its nitrogen acts ai fertilizer. But many farmers such as Dove say sludge also retains which has been a life-saver this year. sure it has helped the corn a lot. It holds the moisture in the ground for a said whose stalks are at least eight feet high with ears falling away from the stalks the true sign of good corn. been as dry here as anyplace else. Without I would have been he said. James manager of a on Page Col. Photo by Sunn Slilnktmp SLUDGE-FED com towers over Arthur manager of Willow Lake Farm. Parking plan stalled City restrictions to be redrafted By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer -7 Like a car that won't a proposal to restrict parking overnight in downtown Annapolis isn't going a city alderman said last night. About 30 downtown residents and merchants met with Alderman John R-Ward at City Hall to discuss his proposals for reducing parking congestion. Hammond last month proposed allowing enly those downtown to park on residential streets between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. He also called for two-hour parking limits between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week. the two-hour parking limits apply between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Following criticism from the merchants and some residents at the the plan to keep visitors' vehicles off downtown residential streets overnight has Hammond said. part of the proposal is gasping for he said. the business community has some real problems with it and the residents have some Rather than bar non-resident parking the city should extend two-hour parking limits in residential areas and meter hours to 9 said Harbour House restaurant owner George Phillips The two-hour limits should be in force on week- and meter rates should be with the money going to fund improvements in the city shuttle he said. Keeping the two-hour limit in place until 9pm would essentially accomplish the same thing as overnight restrictions but provide downtown visitors with more he said on Page Col. Judge offers deals to expose dealers By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Facing 10 years in a con- victed drug dealer recently declared in an Annapolis courtroom that he had found Jesus. Circuit Court Judge Robert H Heller Jr. decided to test the man's credibility and offered him a deal If the dealer would tell police what he knew of the drug Judge Heller would consider giving him a lesser sentence. would be evidence to me that you are sincere and Judge Heller said need to make more than a bold statement that you have found Jesus Judge Heller's offer is a twist on an old theme Prosecutors have long turned to drug dealers and users to help po lice In prosecutors often make a pitch for leniency to judges But rarely are informers recruited from the bench Judge Heller said he makes his offer only in select cases. the right candidates claim they are ready to turn their lives around. They are often long-time drug deal- ers or users A defendant is given 30 days to tell all Police will then report back to Judge Heller about whether the per- son has cooperated they come in and testify that has been sincere and I will modify the sen- Judge Heller said But becoming an Informer does not mean that a defendant will go he said In one case a man convicted of PCP possession was offered the chance to be jailed at the county Detention Center instead of the more crowded Maryland House of Correc- tions So the defendant hasn't com pleted his 30-day stint as an inform- er But if police testify Judge Heller might also consider trimming his time from two years to 18 months and allow htm to be released during the day to work Although some defendants have rejected his several have on Page Col. Clutch assist Bradley stumps for McMillen By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Stumping for Democratic congresswn al candidate Tom U S Sen BUI Bradley of New Jersey yesterday praised McMillen as a politi- cian presence here demonstrates my respect for said a form- er teammate of McMilteo when the two played professional basketball for the New York Knfeks Over 3M of McMtlltfi's tup- otter candidates and politicians gathered at the Elks Lodge grounds st Rove BoaJerard yesterday for s Stt-per. person hot dog and hamburger rally tor tht 4th CoBgmsioiul District candidate. Aaaapelis Mayer Detals who hotted the also per person cocktail party for McMillen at the Calvert House pnor to the outdoor rally McMillen staff members said 175 people attended the private reception who retired from profes- sional basketball in Apnl. often com- pares his political career to that of Bradley's 1178 peopte used to say I was Dot a Bradley said was mo- nmg to serve the not the poUti- dsw think Tom has the same Bradley was elected to the U S SeMte la Itn IB his first bid tor publk office MeMfflse is making his first try for pttbtte ia seating tht Coagm. M Cat FLAMKIHQ tttl traettay are Tom and Mayor Deonte Caftahan.