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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Ross joins exodus from UM athletics ly THE ASSOCIATED COLLEGE Md. Citing a variety Maryland foot ttB Coach Bobby resigned this effective 14. Ross bad ufcrtri in Mm tUttKfltoK S tsday to nsde fltt aldetofum badly about he Mid be had shown players plans of proposed Byrd Sta- dium IMprovements promised to Mm by the administration. He said he had expected work to be wgy by sow. acting- said today that probably to leave and had numerous discus- stons with his family. He said he would not have left had he not felt the program was in good shape to turn over to a successor. He said the absence of a perma- nent replacement for Athtetic Direc- tor Dick Dull had some impact on my ball program following the fcvt dooe that dwfeg induced death of Lea Bias in tenure at feel our football team has Starts said the university represented Die university both have at aooouncemett by Wednes- on and off the he said in his day oa how i prepared statement. Ross said have always felt that a major offers football program can be sue- or by wpridag within tae rules After KCM and the concept the v f i i HOWELL MICROFILMS P.O. BOX 1558 Reta Busi Classinea Circulation Newsroom LAUREL MD 207O7 298-7000 208-4800 Tomorrow's Windy wet For see page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 283 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE REV. Bernard a Maryknoll associate pastor in and the Rev. Bis- arck former direc- of Catholic Radio in will discuss U.S. policy in Nicaragua at tonight in Room A 7-8 at Mary's High School on Duke of Gloucester Street. AREA PROBLEMS at an abortion clink highlight the dearth of abortion regulations. Page 29. ACTION LINE THE CAPITAL'S consumer advice column helps a reader with credit report Page 29. HEALTH direct correla- NAtURAL RESOURCES po- lice o0mb the whatever tbl weather. ft YOUTH THAI HGUYEN's art draws attention. STATE A COMMISSION proposes barring lobbyists from cam- paign fund-raising. Page PRESIDENT REAGAN faces calls for a Watergate' style probe. Page 2. SPORTS NAVY'S David Robinson scores a career-high 43 points. Ptgett. Stylish leading man Cary died of a stroke Saturday hi where he was to appear in a program that includ- ed from some of his 72 movies. His Barba- was at I his side. He had ap- j peared _ at rehearsals .Oat tten lie body was flown yesterday to Los Ange- les. There wffl be no funeral. Cremation is planned. For more on Grant's LOTTERY drawn Three-digit w rick 4 mi. Lotto- II INDEX 4 Calendar pages. Crostword fdMartali rli lament BeaW. Fsttce 30X5 S2 if ii-n 7 5 .17 TAXIS ARE LINED UP along the curb and some are double parked on Main Street while awaiting fares. HdMOfi Citytaxidub indmtfy said in need of an overhaul By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer The taricab business in Annapo- lis needs a jump start to provide passengers with better city officials-and some operators say. Passengers who rely on the city's fleet of 116 face a variety of including vehicles that don't meet safety a con- fusing fare system and delays in getting critics say. At the same the rules that govern the city tasdcab industry need to be brought up to date and enforced in a more consistent man- city officials and taxi owners agree. are a lot of said Ruth owner of Crown. Diamond Mid City Cab of Annapolis. Taxi drivers and local govern- ment both contribute to the situa- she said. can come from Despite the array of one thing is certain. The city's taxicab fleet plays a growing role in meeting local transportation said city Transportation Di- rector James Chase. As the tourist industry there will be more affluent people visiting Annapolis who want to get around without relying on the city bus Chase said. Taxicabs also provide transporta- Passengers face a variety of including taxis that don't meet safety a confusing fare system and delays. turn for the other end of the economic Ms. Russ said who don't people who lost their older people and younger people who don't have a The city's goal in regulating taxi- cabs is to improve the quality of service without driving independent operators out of said James chairman' of tie city's Transportation Policy Advis- ory Committee. But that is easier said than done. hard to develop standards without writing some people out of the he said. Some taxi owners already have difficulty conforming to safety city inspection results show. ID city inspectors issued seven equipment repair orders for violations of state safety standards during an inspection of 28 records show. Repair orders are for problems such as cracked wind- bald and holes in said Annapolis Police Sgt. Anthony who assists with the inspections. The results are typical of findings from other city taxicab said Nancy ait tive assistant in the Department of Transportation who supervises the tests. For the vehicles to be licensed by the repairs must be made to make the taxis conform to safety on Page Col. ged to aiite-up for services By LORRAINE AHEAKN Staff Writer The state should pay a larger share of the city taxpayers shell oat annually for trash pickup and emergency calls at state offices in according to Mayor Dennis Cailahan. Providing police protection at citi- sen demonstrations and collecting trash daring the 90-day legislative session were two examples Cailahan cited Friday as he urged focal dele- gates to posh for a larger reimburse- meat from be state. Last year the state kicked in for but city ac- countants say this is only a fraction of what It costs Annapolis to service the state The Capital. Costs go up every year because of pay raises for city ing to Chief Accountant Timothy Elliott. At the same time service has to be expanded when the state adds facilities such as the new HaQ of Records on Rowe Boulevard. who is seeking a grant in the governor's proposed said that more than 40 per- cent of the buildings in Annapolis are county aod state offices. If tite state offices in the city were private rather than public the city would collect per year in taxes on according to the city Finance Office. leaves us to pay the freight for not only all those but all the tourists as Cailahan said. Last year was the first time since 1982 that the state increased its payback to the raising the amount by Cailahan said he thought the prospects of a better deal for the city taxpayers were good. With the savings and loan cloud gone from the Cailahan said he felt the governor will be able to move down the list of budget priori- ties. He also expects his working rela- tionship with Gov.-elect William Donald Schaefer to be closer than it was with Gov. Harry Hughes. think there's a chance Gov.. elect Schaefer will be more recep- agreed Del John D- chairman of the county delegation. coming from a that has a lot of state offices. I'm sure he understands the Because the state budget must be packaged and presented to the legis- lature by the time Schaefer is sworn in next the budget wiU be a joint effort between Hughes and Schaefer. The state's payment to the city in lieu of taxes has been sore point for with past mayors waging wars with legislators. Case of the kegs Police donate seized booze to seniors r PAH GIILSDANSKY Staff Writer Police Cpl Edwin Mentecky hat had a pietty good job for the last four He hit played Santa Claus for MWJOT ciUrm He glvM The alcohol. ronfUcaUNl during invfttigj ki ftvw away oocr i yrar in mid whea it la DO ioaftr in court to destroy dump H down the or down the sink. said he realised five yean After getting permission from Police Chief John C Schmitt. be contacted the city's Department of Aging in the early of 1WC2 I askfri if they interested in taking this alcohol that I roUected. 1 didn't know how murh I would have at the end of the he mid Bv md the amount he had The haul uvrluded 2S of beer you name several bottles of vine of Ute real and a cast of whiskey. was qatte a he said. la it a basttwr Tkaaawal haul of beer J ;