Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Away ire date to Monday Redskins flunk preseason test. SEE PAGE 14 Arundel Our forefathers loved oysters. SEEPAGE 13 HOWCLL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL Newsroom HD 2O7O7 J 3he Tomorrow's Not as warm For see page 9. VOL. Cl NO. 188 AUGUST 1986 25 Cents DON'T FORGET NEW or those needing to make must register by today to vote in the coming primary elec- tion. Registration will be taken until 9pm at all county library branches except the Annapolis branch on West Street and Keuthe in Glen Burnie. Also at Room 114 in the Arundel Center in Annapo- lis. AREA THE CITY of Annapolis has won the latest legal skirmish in a long-running battle with the developers of a downtown office building. Page 13. STATE REPUBLICAN U.S. Senate candidate Richard Sullivan's reported decision to bow out and endorse Linda Chavez in the primary comes a week after a poll showed Ms. Chavez leading him by a three-to-one margin. Page 4. UNION CARBIDE'S investi- gation of the 1984 gas leak that killed more than people in India is focusing on a dis- gruntled employee. Page 2. SPORTS THE ORIOLES lost their fifth straight game yesterday to the Cleveland 6-3. Page 14. PEOPLE THE RECENT expedition to explore the wreck of the Titan- ic is bringing lucrative speak- ing con- tracts and publicity to the chief sci- entist of the government- funded mis- sion. Robert D. a it senior scien- tist at the Woods Hole Oceano- graphic has a series of high-paying appear- ances scheduled. He also is selling a story to National Geo- graphic complete with exclu- sive deep-sea photos funded by the Navy but unavailable to the public And he is planning a book about his submarine dives to the hulk of the luxury liner that sank after striking an iceberg in 1912. is reluctant to talk about the but col- leagues defend him the most wide- spread feeling in the scientific community isn't it neat that someone has done something that has caught the imagination of the said William executive secretary ot the University Na- tional Oceanographic Labora- tory Systems in Seattle don't think he's an opportunist or anything like that For a look at other people in the news fee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn Saturday Three-digit 214 Pick 4 fSSZ Lotto It IIII U INDEX 2 24 Calendar 5 Classified Ada 1122 columns a Crossword Editorials 10-M BffUrtatnmwrt OMttwries Beat Sports 14-17 Television liftings Fire fight Callahan cuts staffing level By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Amid complaints about a shortage of manpower in the Annapolis Fire Mayor Dennis Callaban angered union representatives Fri- day by cutting staffing levels to reduce overtime pay. The arguing that too many firemen are out on sick issued the directive to reduce from 17 to 15 the minimum number of firefighters on duty at any given time in the city. Callahan called the which will put an Eastport station ladder truck out of service for lack of a policy to cut unscheduled overtime pay that cost the city over two pay periods in July. With nearly one-third of their staff out because of long-term vacations or training fire officials had been paying the over- time to maintain minimum staffing. Rather than increase the depart- ment's overtime Calla- han chose to reduce service. running thousands of dol- lars over Callahan said. think the sick leave is The president of the city firefigh- ter's union confirmed thefa number of firefighters and paramedics have been.injured but he denied that sick leave was abused. you're doing is compounding the problem by having less people do more said Charles president of the Annapolis Profes- sional Firefighters Local 1626. they have a problem with sick leave they ought to see what they have when there's not enough people to fight the Dalton was scheduled to meet with Callahan this afternoon to discuss the staffing which is part of the city work rules but not a condi- tion of the firefighters' contract. A full shift of firefighters is but the former minimum required level of 17 was devised in recent years after an instance in which only nine firemen were on duty. Sherlock said that as of this morning there were four firefighters out because of long- term illnesses and six off for train- ing. Fire officials assured Eastport Alderman Alfred A. chair- man of the Public Safety that taking Engine 36 oat of service would not hurt fire protection in his ward. not as good as when we had truck 36 in but it's happened said Batallion Chief Ed- ward P Sherlock Jr. think it's obvious that we have a manning oa Page Col. IttiMtnflOfl by M. Wllllwni CONSTRUCTION around the county has much wildlife. URBANIZED Growth forces area's wildlife to flee By EFFffi COTTMAN Staff Writer v County residents an getting back to nature thia year whether they want to or not Sailors are sharing boats with nesting ducks while drivers dodge geese on highways. Homeownen are waking up to the rap tap tap of woodpeckers and farmers are oa the lookout for vultures that prey on baby calves. Throughout Anne Arundel wildlife are the wildest things. These animals aren't they're just Justing to buildings and people woo are taking over their according to wildlife experts. try to get the individual to realise that this is a part of said Lee Terry of scavenging animals shewing op ia areas. seems in this people are becoming too urbanised and they're touch with an animal damage control officer tor the UJ. Department of is among seems in this people are losing touch with Les Animal damage control officer the state and local officials who try to balance the needs of nature with those of an expanding human population. think a lot of it is because of the massive building in Atme Aruodel said Jan county Animal Control administrator. Whenever trees are cleared or dirt ia exca- animals are forced to find new she said. Many end up in residential at least rtfi they find acre saitabk ahe ei Page It Wife found slain Police hunt for husband By DAN CASEY Staff Writer Police today were hunting for a 43-year- old man who allegedly murdered his wife in their Brooklyn Park home last night before stalking and gunning down a man he believed was her lover. Another woman was injured in the shoot- which occurred within minutes of each other in the home and a nearby food said Officer V. Richard county police spokesman. The John Edward is considered armed and Molloy said. This police obtained a warrant charging Jeeter with first-degree murder. An East Coast manhunt has been issued for Malloy said. a train engineer on the Chessie System railroad and an avid fatally shot his before leaving their home and going to Lucky's Market at Ritchie Highway and Townsend police said. he gunned down Bruce Allen McEl- a clerk at the and shot a woman customer in the Molloy said. who lives in was in critical condition at the Shock-Trauma Cen- ter at University Hospital in Baltimore this a shock-trauma spokeswoman said. The wounded Cathy of 408 Seward was in stable condition at South Baltimore. General Hospital this a hospital spokesman said. Mrs. Jeeter was pronounced dead in her home at 5235 Kramme police said. Molloy said she was shot several times with a small caliber weapon. Only minutes Jeeter allegedly en- tered Lucky's brandishing a 12-gauge shot- gun and accused McElroy of having an affair with his wife and selling drugs to Jeeter's Molloy said. With seven employees and several cus- tomers standing Jeeter allegedly chased McElroy around the firing several rounds from the police said. McElroy ducked under a counter and then ran behind a meat but Jeeter caught him and shot him several police said. McElroy finally fell behind a counter. Jeeter allegedly reloaded the shotgun and walked behind the where he placed the barrel of the gun at the fallen clerk's bead and fired at point-blank police said. Jeeter then walked out the back door and drove away in bis a 1985 dark blue Oldsmobile Delta Molloy said. Clarence an employee of OB Page Carpet salvaged as rubble is cleared By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Work crews spent the morning clearing debris from the Carpet Country building on West Street that collapsed Friday because of an ap- parent structural defect While buUdosers rolled over piiei of rolled wood and Carpet Country Manager Clifford B. Loweniteio stood on the exposed wooden floor and declared be's still in business. only thing that fared in wai the roof. Not the business Not Car- pet said a 40- year veteran of the carpet business. cleaning up be said. Tbe buainees at Mil West advertised as baring the area's larg- eat carpet win eoathne operating from Lowmteta's naUDers art today aad we tatted to MfiB every oMife- tioa we Loweuteia said. iea't going to atop the win the storefront normal from West But the view from around the corner on Hudson Street is a differ- ent story. What used to be the rear of the building is now an exposed floor with piles of debris A structure in the rear also survived the col- lapse Hudson Street is open and t yellow marker cordons off tbe site Lowenstem said be does not know why the roof collapsed He disputed claims by a neighbor that a new roof caused tbe cave-ia Tbe roof was fixed m yean and was not tbe source of be said not concerned with that concerned with my he saM Determining the cause of tbe c i ve- in will left to insurance investiga- according to ctty Pobtic Works Director WQUam Holland rate is to protect tbe life tod aafety of the HoDaod titd. after they work today I'm going to release the building back to the Prior to the tbe building CeL ago the 1 m rpet Country building.