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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Annapolis, MarylandClassifies 268-7000 c be vol. Xviii no. 289 Good afternoon Don t forget you Are invited to assemble at 7 tonight at St Anne s Epis Copal Church on Church Circle for an hour s caroling through the historic District bring a flashlight the Crofton Community singers will Lead the Way. Area having trouble with a product or a service ask our consumer Helper action Une. See Page 17. Entertainment the Christmas display at Longwood gardens is pre viewed in this week s away we go column. See Page 13. State Baltimore s proposals to Lim it or ban the Sale of bullets would be unconstitutional. See Page 4. Polish authorities promised to lift most martial Law restrictions by year s end. See Page 2. Sports the skins almost lost and Colts almost won yesterday. See Page 18. People life is Golden these Days for Tom Selleck and Joan coffins but May be somewhat sour for Pia Zadora. Selleck Star of the to series magnum and miss col Lins one of the scheming worn in of won 1982 Golden Apple awards yester Day As stars of the year. The Hollywood women s press club bestowed the prizes for the 42nd year. Kimberly Coy spokeswoman for the organization founded in 1928 by the late gossip column 1st Louella Parsons said the group s 150 members selected winners in nine categories the received 5-Inch Golden apples mounted on plaques Mill Zadora Star of the movie Butterfly and the upcoming. The lonely f beat out six other contenders to win the sour Apple award for the celeb Rity who most believes in his publicity other Honoreen included Lor Enzo lamas of lbs Falcon Crest and Debbie Allen of Abc s Fame Ai top new male and female stars to talk show Host Phil Donahue As top daytime Star Quincy Jones a i top music Star Lena Home As top Broadway Star and a t director Steven Spielberg As top showman actress be tie Davis gave Henry w in Kier the Louella 0 Parsons award for projecting the image of Hollywood through hit personal and pro i Coy said for a look at other people in the news today tit Page 3 her own lottery the winning number drawn saturday in Maryland s Nura Bers game lottery War. Ill Index Busia Eti Newi Calendar classified Adi comte columns editorials entertainment 11 5 2940 .11 .14 12-13 .15 i policy beat .10 i sports.18-25 i television v i capital tomorrow s forecast so cold for details see Page 15. Annapolis Maryland monday december 13, 1982 cents teens buy alcohol easily officials blaming system by Jim Burke staff writer nearly three years ago county liquor Board chairman George Reese King warned area liquor dealers and inspectors that the picnic is Over after a Survey conducted by the capital demonstrated How easy it was for minors to Purchase alcohol Here. Upon learning of the most recent Survey showing conditions have not improved King lamented i guess the picnic in t Over. People Are still Selling to them last week King and some others charged with enforcing area Alco hol regulations conceded recent Laws raising the drinking age and penalties for minors and dealers Are worthless without stricter enforcement ironically most said they were not surprised by the Overall re sults adding that they can do Little More under the current system to target illegal sales to minors. They blamed the system and Low priority of the Issue for allowing the problem to continue. In the county officials cited Lack of control Over the 10 liquor inspectors because they Are politically appointed. The inspectors Are the main Means of enforcing age regu lations. And in the City where the City Council sits As the liquor commis Sion Alderman Gill Cochrane a Ward 1, continued his Call for a separate liquor Board. He also conceded recent Laws aimed at curbing the problem Are Worth less because of almost non exis tent enforcement measures. I thought we d have a better track record than said King. But i can see from the ones that you went to that it looks like it would hold True for the rest of the 369 other establishments in the county. I m not saying it s not bad. I alcohol sales to a random Survey to capital Ojtko i t of 21 sow beef of wine to a m nor at least five that sold four mat 10 St mtr tout identification each was visited ii Annapolis Weems Creek Charlie s West Dittwe 1 fran Al Milton s _ of Bob Ward parole area Southdown a i old x c3 i i Edgewater a Severn a Park Arnold i c babe s Beer Cork and x. Bee Millersville wine spirit shop w be _ no _ a Cwi s Ojo think your Survey shows that it he added. King who has held the part time position since 1969, blamed the system of inspector selection and said his hands Are tied until i get some really aggressive let s face it there Are some Good inspectors and then some that Aren t so he said i can t do anything about them because they re under the current system the 10 inspectors Are assigned to patrol 10 hours each week in specific areas. Each inspector is appointed by state senators from the county and continued on Page 16, col. 5 Survey most sell to minors by Jim Burke staff writer minors can still buy alcoholic beverages with ease in the area despite the raising of the drinking age according to a Survey con ducted in the last three weeks by the capital in which 17 out of 21 local establishments sold Beer or wine to juveniles. The random Survey of county and City bars restaurants and package Good stores using juvenile volunteers found 16 establishments that did not ask for identification and sold Beer or wine at least once. Another store even sold Beer after the minor could not produce an id. Five also sold to a minor a second time in follow up visits while four others refused to serve the minors on either occasion. The Survey comes five months after the state s Legal drinking age was raised. The new phase in pro Gram will eventually hike the mini mum age from 18 to 21. Under the current Law you now have to be 18-years-5-months old to drink Beer or wine in Maryland. The City taking it one step further last month passed a Law imposing fines and penalties on minors caught purchasing liquor. A similar Survey conducted by the capital prior to the passage of the Laws two years ago showed the ease with which minors could obtain alcohol with 19 of the 25 establishments checked Selling to minors. Despite the new Laws and nation Al attention Given to underage drinkers the number of establish ments Here serving to minors in the poll remains As High. The two 17-year-old High school students used in the Survey had Little Trou ble getting served. Highlights of the recent Survey include a bartender at fran o Briens the no. 1 menace drunk Drivers Are consid ered the no. 1 menace on America s roads today. Nationally alcohol consumption is involved in an estimated Highway deaths a year. In Maryland state police estimate that 75 percent of the Drivers who cause accidents had been drinking and in Anne Arundel county 21 out of 51 Auto deaths in 1981 were drunk Drivers. As part of the National drunk and drugged driving awareness week the Capi Tal will publish a series of stories this week examining the drinking and driving problem in Anne Arundel county. Among the areas that will be probed Are the accessibility of alcohol to minors the track records of judges who sentence drunk Drivers the changed lives of victims. Teen drinking too common. Page 14. Radio to Aid in War on drunks. Page 17. Restaurant in Annapolis refused to serve a 17-year-old girl once say ing a few years Back the evening capital went around to Check up on us and we got in some kind of trouble. I m a clerk at a county package Good store served a 17-year-old boy even after he was unable to continued on Page 16, col 3 Madd somber Vigil for the dead by Jacqueline Duke staff writer the flame from a tiny Candle cast a somber glow across the color portrait Mary Golden cradled in her left Arm illuminating the smiling faces of her daughter and grandson. The flame also accentuated the haunted look in mrs. Golden s eyes. Instead of sitting Home and crying for something that happened All the time you get out Here and do she said quietly As she stood with 30 other people at a candlelight Vigil organized by mothers against drunk Drivers. The ceremony outside the court of appeals building last night was similar to services held across the country marking the beginning of National drunk and drugged driving awareness week proclaimed by president Reagan. It was barely a year ago that mrs. Golden lost her daughter Glenda Tibbs 21, and 4-year-old grandson Anthony Bateman in a car Accident caused by a Drunken Driver on generals Highway. Rob Ert Kaiser was found guilty of the deaths and is serving a three year work release sentence at the Mary land House of corrections. Since the tragedy mrs. Golden an Annapolis resident has become an Active member of Madd and credits the group with helping her Cope with her terrible grief. Among those undaunted by Snow and sub freezing temperatures last night was Maureen Fine of Crof ton who sat on the icy Steps of the courthouse clutching her 3-year-old daughter Lindy. I think when you have a child you realize what a tremendous loss it would be to the said mrs. Fine who recently joined Madd out of a sense to try to make things pausing to Survey the marchers she noted they seem so commit commitment to the problem of drunk driving which claims victims a year has distinguished Madd since its creation several years ago by a California Mother who lost her 13-year-old twin daughters. Today Madd boasts 92 chapters in 31 states. The woman at the Helm of the Anne Arundel county chapter is Jean Heald an Annapolis resident whose son was injured by a Drunken Driver two years ago. Mrs. Heald began organizing the group in the Winter of 1981. Since then Madd has emerged As the Leader in the local anti drunk driving crusade by swaying Public sentiment converting politicians and county officials and establish ing a network of involved citizens. To achieve their goals mrs. Heald and other victims have had to overcome a reluctance to Dis play their wounds and publicize their stories i have no facts but i would say that we Are starting to see a behaviour change which is our ultimate mrs. Heald said last week. Police and county officials agree. They have made the Public aware that drunk driving is a serious problem on our continued on Page 16, col. 1 Linda Watt among those at Vigil last night heaviest december snowfall covers area 0 a m Bah a a 1_ _ 1 1 .1 the season s first snowstorm blanketed the area in four to seven inches of White stuff yesterday in the heaviest december snowfall recorded in at least nine years. There was one weather related death Satur Day and a Blaze that gutted a Home this morning. A 16-year-old Bowie girl died sunday of injuries she suffered in a three car Accident saturday afternoon on defense Highway. Brenda Ann Lavigna of 3973 York Lane died when the car she was Riding in skidded on a wet Roadway crossed the Center line and was struck broadside by another car near St Stephens Church Road she was the Only person involved in the crash wearing a seat Belt county police said. Firefighters braved the icy roads twice when they responded to two one alarm fires at a Home near Way sons Corner. There were no injuries but the Home at 5230 Sands Road was gutted by the second Blaze there this morning. According to National oceanic and Atmos frigid weather moved into the Eastern Seaboard today. See Page 3. Academy forecaster among those who predicted a duffing see Page 17. Pherice administration records the storm was the heaviest december snowfall since 8.3 inches fell in december 1973. Treacherous roadways discouraged most local motorists from driving yesterday. But by this morning numerous fender benders had been reported cars were unable to climb icy Hills and during this morning s Rush hour Slick conditions caused a several cars to skid off route 50, state police reported. Yesterday morning about a dozen cars were abandoned on route 50 Between the Bay Bridge and the Prince George s county line and about five were left on Kent Island. With a flood of Calls for service Tow trucks could t keep Pace with the demand to remove stranded cars state police said. More than 660 tons of Salt had been spread on City and county roads by this morning by Road Crews Manning about 50 county and four City Snow trucks. County and City Snow Crews will be paid for working approximately hours of overtime. The teen Ager who died m saturday s Auto Accident Misi Lavigna was Riding in a car driven by Susan d. Sprouse 16, of the 12000 Block of Whitehall drive Bowie who had Only been driving for four months. Continued on Page 10, col. 5 Richard Moxley used Power Blower to Clear walk in front of Paca House yesterday

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