Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Friday But can Nap make the see PAQE 16 Come ye all to the SEE SECTION INSIDE South Scores welcome building ban. SEE PAGE 6 Capital Tomorrow's Some sun For see page 11 VOL. Cl NO. 198 AUGUST 1986 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET COSTUMED GUIDES will give candlelight tours of Lon- don Town Publik House in Edgewater from 7 to p.m tomorrow. Admission is charged AREA SHOULD THE city build an- other downtown parking ga- behind Annapolis Elementary School on Green Page 15 ET CETERA FOR you can join the search for the legend- ary bay monster Page 15 ARUNDEL ARTIST MFA GALLERY on the tir- cle's Summer Juried Exhibi- tion is a cut above its predecessors. Page 9 STATE HUGHES and District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry sign an agreement en- suring that patients will go to the nearest hospital for treat- ment of serious injuries. Page 4. NATION WORLD OKLA began burying 14 victims of a mail carrier's post office rampage Page once a prime goal of tax is hard to find in the compromise plan awaiting final action in Congress. Page 3. PEOPLE PAUL MCCARTNEY says he's become less self-critical since the beatles broke and if he stopped writing songs tomorrow be hap- py with the of work left be- Ihind. I stop composing JBthem as of W f I'll have done enough for said McCartney in an interview to be broadcast next week on NBC-TV's show But the Liverpool now promoting his soon-to-be released new has no plans to stop writing to whether I should sus- tain I think I can I think I fully intend to keep said McCartney but 94 I'm going to have to slow down a it's going to have to go to the ballads more And sort of maybe sing a little softer and not quite so high. Wear looser trousers who in the past has said he was sorry about the way the Beatles reacted to the marriage of John Lennon and Yoko said he isn't as hard on himself about those years anymore For a look st other people in the news fee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 241 Pick 4 ttff INDEX I 28 pages Calendar 5 Classified Ads columns 10 Crossword Editorial pages 11.12 Entertainment OMtoarles 11 Poliee Beat 11 Soutfe county sports it-it TetovMon listings I SHA enforcement questioned Runoff spurs state dispute By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer As sediment from a highway construction site yesterday turned the county's last natural trout stream to a muddy two state agencies clashed for the second time this week over apparent runoff violations by road con- tractors. Criminal charges against a contractor were filed Tuesday after flooding from an Interstate 97 construction site shut down sections of Route 50 on Sunday. The Water Resources Administration claimed that a Driggs Corp crew dumped sediment-filled traps into a stream in order to speed up work. And at another 1-97 site near Routes 3 and 32 in the WRA said yesterday that sediment control problems found earlier in the week still had not been corrected. By yesterday morning the upper Severn Severn Run and Jabez Branch the only natural trout stream in Anne Arundel had turned a murky brown. 'This is completely inexcusable. The state Highway people are letting get Linda Severn River Association never seen it this bad it was almost thick enough to walk said Andy who yesterday paddled her canoe upnver from her Point Field Landing home trying to find the source of the mud. The WRA traced the problems to the northernmost 1-97 site between Millersville Road and Dorrs which began earth- moving operations in early August. This currently encompassing about 8 acres on the Route 3 median represents one of the most ecologically sensitive parts in I 97's path. It eventually passes through Sev- ern Run Environmental Area is completely inexcusable The state Highway people are letting get said Linda whom the Severn River Association assigned to review the state's Environmental Impact Statement for that stretch of 1-97. said all precautions would be taken to protect the environment. If this is called protection Recently county officials were able to stall an effort by an 1-97 contractor to mine 110 acres of Severn Run Environmental Area for fill dirt needed at the interstate. But as for the 1-97 site the county has no jurisdiction. a trespass for us to even go on their on Page Col. 1-97 SEDIMENT RUN OFF SfTES GOLD GIRL Olympian swims on to a new career By LINDA DURLING Staff Writer Two years shortly after winning two Olympic gold med- Annapolis' Theresa Andrews turned in her goggles and swim cap for notebooks and a back- pack. SPOTLIGHT on people Retiring from Miss Andrews returned to school at the University of Florida and be- for the first a college student with only one obtaining a degree. Today she's almost there. She recently returned from Florida to her Ferry Farms home to relax for several weeks before starting the last leg of her most recent goal Miss will receive her degree in therapeutic recrea- tion this December after working as an intern at the National Rehabilitation Hospital The career she looks forward to has little to do with swimming Miss Andrews she's never been justa swimmer not a I'm an all-around person whole swimming career was a stepping Miss An- drews said I've completed one thing and I'm ready to go on to another Miss Andrews said that during her internship she will help recov OB Page Col. wle swimming career was a stepping stone. But I've completed one thing and I'm ready to go on to PNolo by Bob THERESA ANDREWS her two Olympic gold medals while relaxing near her family's backyard pool yesterday afternoon. She has retired from competitive swimming Capital map by M Monica Williams MAP SHOWS the sediment runoff sites. Scores improve 9th-graders figure out writing test By PETER WEST Staff Writer Emphasis on the of writing and a greater incentive to succeed helped county ninth-graders reverse an embarrassing failure rate in a state-required writing officials say. Posting the largest improvement in the almost 75 percent of the county's ninth-graders who took the Maryland Func- tional Writing Test in April passed. Only 48 percent of the county's ninth- graders passed the test administered in the spring of 1985 a 2 percent decrease from the number of students who passed it in 1984. And while members of the county school board were pleased at this year's performance and especially praised the efforts of teachers in middle and junior high at least one said county students still have room to im- prove. I'm said board member John L. Wisthoff. But county students more ground to too. When you have a higher you can go he added. the passing rate increased from 54 percent to 68 percent Anne Arundel was among 12 of the state's 24 school systems where students passed at a rate of 70 percent or higher Five school systems posted a passing rate of 80 percent or better. Those who failed the test will be able to take it four more times The next test is administered in January Allen coordinator of the county- school system's English Language attrib- uted the increase to effort in classroom and a strong emphasis on writing at the middle and junior high school level as well as in the elementary schools This year's ninth-graders also will be the first class required to the pass the test in order to a fact which Starkev said may also have influenced the jump in test scorei Heather stuaent school board said she could not comment on the news because she had not yet had a chance to OB Col Court's vault stores macabre gems By JOANNA RAMEY StUft Writer There's a museum of murder and armed shoplifting and drunken driving in a locked vault on Church Circle. Like the Hope the exhib- its are considered yet they bold no beauty They are the macabre gems of crime that prose enters and police covet The diagrams and Mti of bloodied clothing chronicle convictions that are on appeal or involve co-defendants twitting trial It's all crammed into a security tight vault at the county courthouse Aad thonffe and often rank. the evidence is intriguing something interesting a piece of food in a piece of ssys clerk Vicki Zerr. rummaging through one box. She and co-worker Mitxi Barton yesterday donned jeans and T-ahirtf to make more room a pocket Lifesav en and a bloody she unfolding the tiny piece of paper. 'Here's any car keys.' I wonder whit that A suitcase stuffed with marijuana has become a home to bugs that have gradually nibbled away at the evidence It's been sitting in the vault for 13 waiting for a co- defendaBt to surface One trophy of deception is a wick- er basket confiscated by customs at BalUmore-Wasbiagtofl International Airport Sewed into the lengths of thick straw is more marijuana. Mrs. Zerr said. they got there's even a charred piece of Mrs Barton said It's from the rate where the guy burned his bouse and collected the insurance A police diagram from the murder of i service station attend int in Gambrills is piled in one corner as a stark reminder of the crime A box of fatigues and a handgun bold more chilling evidence. They were seized in 1M3 from an Odenton man charged with gunning down a ei Page 14. Like the Hope the exhibits from criminal trials are considered yet they hold no beauty.