Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Dining Hospitality reigns Severna At she's a busy leader. Retail Ads 268-5000 tie SKE PAGB C1 In Terps go with Krivak Tomorrow's ft ore For see page A11. VOL. Cl NO. 292 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET GOVERNMENT the State Circle residence of Gov. and Mrs. Harry will be open to visitors from 7 to 9 tonight. AREA PLANS FOR a county swim- ming pool hit a financial snag. Page Dl. VIGNETTES STEAMBOATS served the Chesapeake. Page BIO. YEARS AGO IN Gov. Marvin Man- del's first corruption trial end- ed in a mistrial. Page S3. ENTERTAINMENT THE BACH Meistersingers' Christmas Concert is Sunday. Page D2. STATE GOV. HARRY Hughes ad- dresses legislative freshmen. Page A4. WORLD CIA Director William Casey says a businessman tipped him to diversion of profits from Iranian arms sales. Page A2. A GUIDE to women's legal rights points up differences be- tween states. Page A3. SAILING THE AMERICA'S Cup at- tracts controversy. Page Cl. SPORTS CANDIDATES for Navy foot- ball coach begin arriving this weekend. Page Cl. PEOPLE Street which gave NBC some de- serves to leave the air the same says Veronica Ha- who plays the tough public defender on the series. think our last Ms. JHarnel said not giving up on the show by any means and we're hoping the cast members will not give up on it said Brian Robi- an NBC spokesman. NBC moved from Thursday to op- posite ABC's hit ing Ms Hamel said would not be able to compete against think re a quality she think we deserve Dignity of leaving other people in see page A3 tat style For a tbe new LOTTERY drawn yesterday Three digit 9M. Pick 4 INDEX F' CUtltftwl AdJ Ctnttt For lUronl OMtetrtn All FI 2 C112 Plants rated 2 treatment facilities get low scores By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Despite efforts to upgrade county sewage treatment several facilities still pollute local waters and violate state health a new study shows. The by the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Bay ranked the Patuxent Wastewater Treatment Plant in Crofton and the Cox Creek plant near Stoney Beach low on the pollution control scale. But Thomas H. director of the Department of said he doesn't understand the poor ratings because these plants haven't been cited for permit violations since 1984. The survey looked at the quality of along with permit com- according to Scott the foundation's director of environ- mental defense. The foundation examined require- ments for suspended solids and biochemical oxygen a mea- sure of the amount of oxygen that the wastewater will consume when it enters the water. also compared actual concen- tration of Burns said. The information was culled from monthly reports filed with the Was- tewater Management Administration of the state health department's Office of Environmental he said. The Patuxent plant ranked 23rd among 33 large plants included in the statewide he said. The Cox Creek plant ranked 20th. The survey gave considerably bet- ter ratings to the Annapolis rated and the Broadneck ranked 16th. The foundation plans to release its complete study of the state plants next week. Neel questioned the rating given to county don't know of any of those facilities that's doing a poor of complying with state permit regula- he said. he only prob- lem during 1985 was the Annapolis one of the highest-rated plants in the survey on Page Col. GONE TONQING As swans cruise a lone oyster longer searches the bottom of the South River on a drizzly outing yesterday near the Hiilsmere community beach. More gloomy and colder weather is expected tomorrow and into the weekend. For the extended Photo by Bob Gilbwl Center bill scored New same debate By TOM KRISHER Staff Writer The second version of a bill that would allow conference centers in some residen- tial areas has failed to quell controversy despite regulations county officials say are tougher. At a two-hour public hearing before a full house at the County Council last proponents testified that the new version of the bill would help to control growth and preserve open space. But as maintained that it would bring an unwanted hotel and traffic congestion to their neighborhoods. The bill would allow conference centers to be built as to the zoning code in three predominantly resi- dential zoning classifications. vote bill is possible at the council meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Arundel Center. If the bill would allow Rouse Associates to build conference retreat on 700 acres off St. George Barber Road near the South River in Davidsonville. Rouse had asked for a special excep- but was turned down by a zoning hearing officer who said there was no provision in the law for a conference center. While Rouse asked to appeal the ruling to the Board of a bill was introduced allowing conference centers in Rl and Deferred Development zoning but it was rejected by the council in October. The appeal is pending. The new version of the requested by County Executive 0. James Lighthiz- was introduced last week. Of the 21 people who testified against most said the bill is full of loopholes that would permit a large number of guests who would use the center as a hotel. The bill's that the center would bring twice as much traffic to their area as a boosing development and said the bill is on Page Col. Physical fitness test bill got a real 'workout' last night. Page 01. Across-the-board state tax cut debated By KEVIN DRAWBAUGR Business Writer Marylanders should not have to pay higher state income taxes in 1988 because of federal tax reform. State Comptroller Louis L Goldstein said yesterday To prevent a tax from going to the Goldstein recom- mended adopting a across- the-board 5 percent tax credit The credit would save individuals and corporaUons from paying 3 million in higher taxes on their 1W7 to be filed in early 1988 Those savings would offset most of the 7 million in automatic tax hikes they would have to pay without state action the easiest and fairest ap- proach and covers the most taxpay- said whose suggestion is under consideration by Gov -elect William Donald Schaefer Some Anne Arundel County legis- gave the idea a chilly reception State Sen John A R-Sever- na said- ought to do everything that we can to ensure that the so-called which is really a permanent tax is not taken by the state But he said Goldstein's proposal really because a 5 percent tax credit would mean more to some taxpayers than to others prevailing sentiment the is to come up with some recommendations And my feeling is to do more than just one like Ux credit may have to combine two or three different things to bring some equity into Cade said State Sen Gerald W D- also called for a more comprehensive package of tax law changes and described Goldstein's proposal as meat-ax approach The prospect of a huge infusion of unexpected new state tax revenue in 1988 generated by changes ra the federal tax code that expose more of Marylanders' incomes to state taxes has drawn much attention in the state The Capital Some legislators are rushing to come up with spending proposals for the money Others are viewing the windfall as a chance for the state to reform its tax rodr possibly making it more is a perfect 'pfxrtumty for us to res tV said Del. John C 0 The inrome tax system was caile-d one of the progret- Sive in thr nation m a IMA by on Fife Ml. D Board reneged on deal rrrrt 'ha1 v i night PUf R VU Muff Writer ha f r a School funding shufflr blasted r-a a'k of founnlman Fdwsrri Ahem Jr D n r rr imr jtior arc a KMon and T tii a t JTfVi he 'he UPM nun ri 'v Fterutur 11 'smet and the rounit the hoird to f n During the tntially cordial dinner Broadneck elementary the fount IH fr ox Middle ir the the Pirk Flfmentm hifh on ItiM ftf tn the CommiKfe on if it f1 NT e the a Ip in it Alem itrf mi Pige A1Z meeting the Arundel Center in first priority for sute funding in its The county administration ad Schools bMtrd and Council ctpiui budget request vtaeed million cost of the man to MtignfOMt. Ptgt D1.