Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Tuesday Tway's hot shot sinks Norman. SEE PAGE 17 In City firm offers video shopping. SEE PAQB9 Talk of Old friends reunited here. SEE PAGE 25 HQUIULL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUPEL MI Capital Tomorrow's Some sun For see page 7. VOL Cl NO. 189 AUGUST 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE NAVAL Academy Band's Wind Ensemble pres- ents a free children's concert at 8 tonight at City Dock. Bring your own seating. AREA THE ANNAPOLIS City Council last night approved studying the sale of the fire station across the street from City Hall. Page 25. STATE THE NATIONAL Transpor- tation Safety Board will send a representative to Spain to look more closely at the servicing of life rafts that failed when the clipper schooner Pride of Baltimore sank. Page 4. A CANADIAN patrol vessel carrying 152 women and children found mysteriously adrift in lifeboats made it safe- ly to port today. Page 2. SPORTS THE ORIOLES snapped a five-game losing streak last night in beating the Toronto Blue Jays 34. Psge 17. PEOPLE FIVE-YEAR-OLD Brent who rescued his 6- year-old playmate from chok- ing to was honored for his heroism yesterday and re- ceived congratulations from the doctor who developed the Heimlich maneuver. was all Brent said when he grabbed the mi- crophone after receiving the including a computer from the City Council of Mass. Dr. Henry J. who developed the anti-choking said be was heart- ened rather than surprised that the young hero learned it from a TV show. The Heimlich maneuver is so simple to learn that schools should teach it to all children from first grade on and send brochures home to educate said who Joined city officials in honoring the boy. Brent became famous last week after he grabbed Tanya Branden in a bear hug and lifted the 41-pound girl off the dislodging a piece of hard candy caught in her throat. incident points oot bet- ter than any words can ex- press that it is possible to learn it instantaneously from watching R cm TV or seeing a HeimUch said. For a look at other people in the news iwe ptge 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday itt Pick 4 INDEX 4 12 pages. Btutoets M3 Calendar 14 Classified Ads 28-90 eotaans 31 Crossword 21 loteriafe I Beat Tehwtsaoa listings 7 7 17-a .23 Buckle up for Study shafts rear-seat belts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Should rear-seat automobile passengers buckle up or Government safety experts say they can't agree in the wake of a new federal study that found in many crashes the lap-only safety belts which are found on the rear seats of most cars often cause more severe injuries than they pre- vent. The National Transportation Safe- ty Board revealed yesterday that a study of 26 frontal auto accidents involving rear-seat passengers wear- ing lap belts showed that in many cases the belts themselves caused the most serious injuries. The NTSB study acknowledged that its sample of accidents was statistically but concluded thatjkhj sajBpfes dearly show that lap belts often restrain the wearer in a way that causes serious spinal and abdominal injuries be- cause of the concentration of impact forces and the effect of the torso across the belt. many the lap belts induced severe to fatal injuries that probably would not have occurred if the lap belts had not been the NTSB report although it stopped short of urging such belts not be used. But Patricia the NTSB's vice told reporters the safety board unable to state with confidence whether passenger vehi- cle occupants should be advised to use lap-only belts or in light of the findings. Ms. Goldman emphasized that the answer was to require automakers to install shoulder-lap such as those required on front hi the rear seats as well. Some foreign automakers already provide such and several U.S. manufacturers have plans to soon phase them into their cars. tens of millions of cars are expected to have only lap belts on rear seats for years to come and the mere suggestion that those might better go unbuckled brought immediate reaction. oa Page Col. CHICKEN NECKERS Photo by J Hcnson A street-end park at Spa View Road provided a peaceful crabbing spot for 6-year-old Patrick Matron and his 10-year-old brother Brian. They are the sons of Frank Marron of Davidsonvllle. No word on how many crabs the Matron's caught with their net and chicken but crab experts say this season's crop remains bountiful. Actor pleads innocent O'Neal gets bond in boat manslaughter By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Griffin O'Neal yesterday pleaded innocent to boat manslaughter in a Memorial Day accident on the South River that killed film director Fran- cis Ford Coppola's son. T. Joseph the attorney for the 21-year-old son of actor Ryan described his client in court papers yesterday as an inexperi- enced boater who did not take reckless with Gian-Carlo Coppola's life. Neither nor his attor- ney appeared in Circuit Court in Annapolis. The plea and a prosecu- tor's request for O'Neal to post a bond were entered in his court file. Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K. Anders and Touhey had agreed to the bail amount which was approved by Judge .Raymond G. Thieme Jr. OTflnf fits ontfl Friday to post the according to the clerk of the court. When the accident O'Neal and Coppola were taking a day off from shooting of a movie being filmed in Va. Coppola's father di- rected the Vietnam-era from which O'Neal reportedly has re- signed. Coppola and O'Neal rented a 14- foot runabout from Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater on the South which is typically crowded with boats during holidays. With O'Neal at the the Boston Whaler cut between two pow- one of which was being towed with a 50-foot according to Natural Resources Police. was struck with the rope and thrown backward. An au- topsy found that Coppola was legally drunk at the time and died of a massive head injury. Although O'Neal told police that Coppola had been operating the witnesses placed O'Neal be- hind the wheel. A county grand jury last month indicted O'Neal for boat manslaugh- ter and five lesser charges involving reckless or negligent boating. If is not necessarily a criminal act where an inexperienced person is concerned. This was not someone taking a reckless T. Joseph Attorney for Ryan O'Neal convicted of all the young actor faces up to five years and eight months in prison. good number of the rules of inland .navigation were including O'Neal's failure to keep a lookout and improperly owrtiddng another Anders said. To convict O'Neal of boat man- a jury or judge must find that he acted with neglig- to cause Coppola's death. Maryland law defines gross neglig- ence as or reckless disre- gard for human Touhey suggested that even if it can be proven that O'Neal was a crime was not committed. running into a tow rope with a boat constitute the attorney asked. is not necessarily a criminal act where an inexperienced person is concerned. This was not someone taking a reckless Anders said he insisted that O'Neal post bail to ensure that the Beverly resident ap- pears for his trial. A trial date has not been set. Although agreeing to the Tou- hey said it is not necessary. I don't think he should have a bond. Where's he going to O'Neal's case will bring a flurry of attention. But Touhey said he has not considered asking that the trial be moved to another county because of the pretrial publicity. 'Mr. Average' treks uphill road to House By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer How does a self-styled average guy guy with a two kids and a conduct an uphill congressional campaign against a nationally known profes- sional basketball player who has been running rings around him for a If that is 38-year- old John S. Pantelides and he's playing the campaign game against former Washington Bullets baskte- ball player Tom he plays like a fox terrier sinks his teeth in and hangs on For the last Pantelides has been fighting a desperate battle for the same media coverage and atten- tion that has come naturally to the 34-year-old the acknowl- edged front runner in the Democrat- ic primary for the 4th Congressional District. Pantelidei's most recent com the Federal Commumca ANALYSIS tions Commission requesting free air was denied. Pantelides had gone to the FCC after two television stations that aired news programs about McMil- len's transition from sports to poli- tics said Pantelides was not entitled to equal time. opponent does have high name but that works the other way as Pan- telides said. McMillen began his quest for Con- gress over four years ago. Poised to run in he decided against the race after a concentrated fund-rais- ing effort. But the early fund-raising efforts have enabled McMillen to bank a warcbest almost six times as large as the money Pantelides has collect- ed since be announced his candidacy la it fall. McMillen said one of his goals this election has been to unify the Demo- cratic party in the 4th Congressional District. In Anne Arundel public support for McMillen has come pri- marily from north county politi- cians. Annapolis Mayor Dennis Callahan has endorsed McMillen. but County Executive 0. James Lighthiier and States Attorney Warren B. Duckett have been slow to warm to McMUlen's candidacy on Page 8. Col. SECRET Classified jet fighter on toy store shelves By KEVIN D1AW1AUGH Staff Writer If jroo wtre s Soviet SB Annapolis toy is the last place you'd look tor military sapar secrets. Don't he so sort. A near-perfect plastic model of the top-secret Stealth a filter M U.S. Air woe't edttf to ter safe this at Jwemlt labs M Stmt He Air won't Utt abort the or the real plane. The Testor Corporation. of Rockford. m.. ii happily crank lag out Us hottest-selling item in rears. Aad the toy stores can't get enough of then. cone to asking for them everybody that mystique there It's to be top bat there foa've got fear hands on it sod FOB cai said Dart of Javenfle Saks. Tbt for at the apparently the oaly in tht am tor the toy. The Testor model not reveal any of the inner workings of the so- called Stealth streraft So the KGB ti not likely to be btatiag down Ute door of Bowcbil'i store But the model hts gotten s tot of not the least of which because its outer svrfacet are ni morcd to be a ID percent secarate portrayal of the real said John Dewey. Tester eohUc tkntttrector. has beta so much written the actual aJrpteae in the mena that the model U sort of PLASTIC MODEL the Steetth H appears on Ihe boi. caught up in tht be said Testor has sold over of then on the wholesale market. That's a lot of orders for a plastic model he said. Jwenile Sales has gotten only eight or nine of the models from the manufacturer. All were oa Page ft. Cel.