Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Waiting for Navy Can he SEEPAGE 13 You can't tell this book by its cover. SEE PAGE 25 HOWL.LL MICROFILMS F 0 FOX Lr.Ur-.-Ei Birds e as good a Many. Tomorrow's For see page 11. VOL Cl NO. 193 AUGUST 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET CRAB FEASTS are among the area events scheduled this weekend.For more informa- see Page 8. ENTERTAINMENT A LIMITED number of tick- ets'are still available for the Baltimore Symphony Orches- tra's Anniversary featur- ing soprano Leontyne Price. Page 21. STATE A GRAND jury investigating Len Bias' death apparently re- cessed for the weekend without handing down any indictments. Page 4. THE SENATE approved a package of santions to be.im- posed against South Africa. Page 2. PRESIDENT REAGAN ap- proved plans to build another space shuttle. Page 3. PEOPLE MUSEETFIRE RANG out in yesterday to herald the beginning of a three-day celebration honoring the 200th an- niversary of the birth of j frontiers- loan Davy Crockett. Crockett some sporting coonskin c a p s flocked to the birthplace of Greene County's famous son along the placid Nolichucky River. The faithful traipsed over dusty roads in the Davy Crock- ett Birthplace State Historic a 65-are park rimmed by tobacco fields and the to learn about the buckskin-clad adventurer who hunted ran for Congress and fought alongside Texans at the Alamo in 1836. Many Crockett fans picture their hero as was portrayed by John Wayne or Fess taid Jim head of Di- rect Decendants of Davy Crockett and a great-great- great-great-grandson of the frontiersman. Bat tome scholars have said recently that Crockett went to Texas to buy land or rejuven- tate nil political possi- bly did not write the tall-tale memoirs in his books and probably didn't wear a coon- skin cap. of them are rather upset about natural- be said. seems some- one's always attempting to make a dollar writing negative books about Davy Crockett. They weren't there it the Ala- to they can't be For a look it other people in the ptgt 3. LOTTERY drawn yesterday. Three-digit Pick 4 INDEX 4 41 pages Newt Calaadar........... CUssMadAds..... Editorials Movie OMteartM PabctBaat 24 .....S 2M7 ....a iS ....If a 25 21 11 ..11 .....7 .Ift-lf ....a ....31 GACY Naval Academy won't soon forget Charles Larson By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer When he picks up an extra star and takes command to the Second Rear Adm. Charles R. Larson will leave his mark firmly stamped on the Naval Academy. He'll be remembered as the super- intendent who advanced computer and outer space training and ob- tained a bigger academic budget and a new activities center. And he'll go down as the officer who allowed a football star to play an extra convened the first academy court martial in dec- ades and instituted a drug testing SPOTLIGHT ON PEOPLE procedure that drew some- times attention. His actions made one of the acade- my's youngest superintendents one of the most influential. wanted to keep the place on the move so that we keep pace with a modern Navy and a changing said this week as his three-year tour of duty drew to an end. think the overall goal was to make the experience relevant to the real As he prepares to the acad- emy is in the midst of installing a million academic and adminis- trative computer network. This afternoon each plebe will be issued a microcomputer as part of an effort to eventually outfit every student with a computer. be able to train in sea- REAR ADM. Charles R. Larson talks informally with new midshipmen in Bancroft Hall. manship and navigation and signal flags and rules of the road with a computer screen rather than the flash cards I used to Larson said. Besides boosting academic re- search the training will prepare them for computers in the he said. Larson also saw the Navy's grow- ing needs in outer space and institut- ed a space technology curriculum. And he paved the way for a million increase in the academy's academic budget and construction of expenses usually deducted from a million new brigade activities center. More subtle efforts also were insti- tuted to prepare young naval offi- cers for the real world. Seniors were issued paychecks to cover laundry and other their he said. That should help them learn to on Page Col. Our say on Larson. Page 10. Herald Harbor-178 to get stop light By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer A congested intersection in Crownsville will soon have a new traffic light that could save lives in more ways than one. The state will install the new light at Herald Harbor Road and Route where Gov. Harry Hughes was scheduled make the announcement about it this morning. The traffic light will allow drivers on Herald Harbor Road to turn more easily onto heavily traveled Route something that is very difficult to do said County Council- woman Maureen D-Annapolis. The problem is so bad that Herald Harbor volunteer firefighters often sit at the intersec- tion for several precious moments while trying to respond to life-threatening calls in the Crownsville area. have the sirens and the lights and airhorns the whole nine yards. And it still takes us time to get out one firefighter said. a bad intersection. You can time the wait with a he said. the guys get some of the language they use would not be appropriate to have their own lives to worry about. would sit and sit and sit. Traffic never stopped said Freda presi- dent of Herald Harbor's civic association. took our life in our hands if we tried to make a left turn. We never had a chance to get Taking River a back to Route 178 was not a good solution because it is narrow and she said. Mrs. Lamb and Councilman David Bos- said they are delighted about the new which they have pushed for during the past few years. The intersection actually is in Boschert's district but residents of Herald Harbor com- who live in Mrs. Lamb's frequently use Herald Harbor Road to get onto Route 178. Transportation officials initially refused to install a light because the intersection did not meet State Highway Administration guide- Mrs. Lamb said. She said they studied the area in the morning when there was little traffic on the roads. But the two council after deliver- ing 100 letters of concern from asked highway officials to monitor the inter- section this time during rush hour. on Page Col. Face of poverty Fewer but younger By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The face of poor America has grown younger bat otherwise changed said a Census Bureau study released this week. The study found that the share of elderly Americans living in poverty has but from 1970 to 1984 poverty remained concentrated among young and uneducated people with several children but no job. The aew report on poverty in 1M4 adds detail to a study issued Just a year snowing a decline in the national poverty rate to 14.4 percent While that represented tt.7 million people ttvtng below the poverty that was down from from 15.2 per- cent in 1M2 million which represeatod the first atfatt eaot drop to poverty since 1971. Whfle tbe new study did not update those rear-oid it dal toclok sane aew detail abaat wba lives to poverty. Updated aatkMal poverty figures for 1M5 are expected to be released late this month. Tbe of pavertr status depeadhaf oa the ate of tbe famttr aad where H lives. For the povtrty dmahhold far a Baa- lim famiy of fear was ap aa Cat Photo br J GRIFFIN and hla attorney. T. Joseph leave court yesterday. O'Neal posts bail By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Actor Griffin P. O'Neal yesterday appeared in Circuit Court in AonapoUa to post which allow to reaaia free before bis boat trial. charged la the Memorial Day South River accident that kffled movie director Francis Ford CopooU'i SOB. hired a Paaidena bondsman to post the nooey. Jaaipfc Cox was paid 10 or by O'Neal far hit bai aceordtef to court records. Coi provides that are backed by an e conpany as collateral. The 21-yeir-old son of actor Ryan O'Neal was ushered to the court clerk's office by attorney. T. Joseph Tonbey. to file the bond. On Judge Raymond G Thieme Jr ordered that O'Neal post the bail to assure his appearance it trial. A trial date has not been set who met in private with O'Neal for about two bourt before posting the declined comment. The freckled dressed in a blue tie and gray also did not want to talk Three roatine requests were also filed in O'Neal's case. The motions seek to quish any aa Page it. Cat. Bigger bucks Cade leads in campaign cash By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer With a cool in the bank. state Sen. John Cade has the largest campaign war chest among the 46 candidates seeking Anne Arundel County's 18 seats in the 1987 General Assembly. the senator from the 33rd legislative this week report- ed having the most cash available among Lbe candidates going into the Sept. 9 primary R-Severna reported starting out with and rais- ing during the last year The Senate minority leader. Cade it one of four county senators who bis DO primary opposition Cade it also heading the 33rd District LegUlative Teim. which in- the dinners two incumbent EUtsbeth Smith and John Gary. Although team reported no unlimited transfers of cash from other political can be made to the team The campaign financial which covered all activity through Aug. the first of two due at the State Administrative Board of Elec tion Laws before the primary. Most on ol.