Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Dealing with guiit. Chef's Colonial spirit still alive here. SEE PAGE B1 Inside Uzelac to throw 'bone' next fail. SEE PAGE C1 HOWELL MICROFILMS Retail Adi P Q BOX 1558 Business LAUREL MD 20707 Newsroom 268-500O ic Kent The isle aids fire victims. SEE PAQC Tomorrow's Rain For see page A13. VOLCINO 297 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PUBLIC is invited to Deimift Callahan's open ttcttte from 2 to 4 p.m. tomar- fcjhwr at City 160 Duke of iPGloueester St THERE WILL be no proper- rtax increase in Anne Arun- i County next but you pay higher income taxes state doesn't adjust its t to match the 1987 federal .tax according to county PtgeDl RETAIN high-quality Gov -elect m Donald Scbaefer to raise talaries of at three of the pests to as a year. Page f WOULD SENATE Intelligence chairman says he 11 days of IJtiw North on SM4 i Bonde. CL who won Award for her por- tte intellectually pre- it om e d yetter. day that be leaving the ifcow after this season T b e 'Cheers' pro- of- to my a ftry difficult to mate. Wt'WTtaoe realty terrtfle work at tut i-re dcdded to to mf family and tarn 'ateonee- von her Emmy mr test la ta liar bar portrayal hHk Imrv wakrms Diane Cban- to arar tkt hat 'M aad tx-Jpek por stast mi IMMMT At O'Neal to take the stand May have seen tow line By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Moments after his boat struck a tow a distraught Griffin his injured friend Gian-Carlo Coppo- la dying before said that he told Coppola to go between the two O'Neal allegedly made the remark to Cheryl a witness who testified yesterday in Circuit Court about the fatal Memorial Day boat- ing accident on the South River. The Crofton woman was one of the last witnesses called by Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K. Anders. The prosecution rested its case yes- terday afternoon against the 22-year- old the son of movie actor Ryan O'Neal. Her testimony and that of a Dwight indicate that O'Neal may have seen the tow line. The 72-foot rope was stretched be- tween two one of which was according to testimo- ny. O'Neal is charged with driving a 14-foot runabout so reckless- ly that he caused the accident that killed the son of movie director Francis Ford Coppola. The 23-year-old died from a deep head injury caused when he was struck by the tow line and-thrown into the boat. The defense began its case giving O'Neal's T Jospeh the chance to prove the accident was an error in judgment and not the result of gross neglig- ence. Touhey said that O'Neal will testi- fy about why he first said that Coppola was driving the boat. O'Neal is also to explain why he turned his runabout between the two boats and that he did not see the tow line. In the traumatic moments after the O'Neal apparehtly went into shock at the sight of his injured friend. The captains of the boats using the tow line each radioed a request for help. Taylor and Atkinson were nearby and heard O'Neal's screams. was kind of he was screaming so of said. was hysterical and very concerned about his friend They motored over to O'Neal's McKee rented from Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater. Atkinson turned Ms attention to Coppola and Ms. Taylor testified that she tried to on Page Col. Photos by Michatl P. DEFENSE ATTORNEY T. Joseph Touhey leads Griffin O'Neal and Chris'Erosovich back to the courthouse yesterday following a lunch break at Reynolds Tavern. Trial lures the curious By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer When actor Griffin O'Neal's trial began Judge Martin A. Wolff announced that it would be conducted a normal trial in Anne Arundel The Circuit Court judge had the choice of moving the case to a larger courtroom. he kept it in his with six pews that hold- between 40 and 60 people He said he wanted to cut down on spectators. But surprisingly few people have ventured inside the Church Circle courthouse to watch. Although the courtroom has been at and some people have been turned most of the spectators have beta reporters. There a contingent of about a dozen people in the audience who have taken off work to attend the trial But they are not all there to see or his movie-star Ryan who has sat through testimony yesterday and Monday mornings. Charlette of for is interested in water safe- ty. Her 18-year-old Aaron died in a boating accident Memorial Day 1985 on the Severn River Griffin O'Neal is being tried for the boating death of Gian-Carlo Cop- killed on Memorial Day 1986 on the South River. hoping that all of this will change some Mrs Koehler said. just ironic that this happened the Memorial Day after Aaron died. My heart just goes out to the Coppo- la family because I know what we went Luck died when he was struck m the head with a boat propeller after on Page Col TV CREWS and curious passers-by gather as actor Ryan OWeal walks along Church Circle. i. Lamb asks court to uphold election win By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Justice may be but not final the District 30 House of Delegates ce that hinges on one vote democrat Donald E who his election night uctorj over Republican John R Hammond slip absentee were count- asked the Court of to uphold the county elec- board's decision that gave nb a three-vote victory Last a Circuit Court judge gave Hammond a one-vote victor. when he ruled that 12 absentee ballots should be counted After hearing more than an hour of arguments Chief Judge Robert Murphy said that the court would make a decision as quickh as possible but did not indicate when that would be Albert M Lamb's attor ney. told the state's highest court that the 12 ballots should not been counted because they were not postmarked before Election as state requires Figinski also argued that the state constitution gives the General As sembly not the judicial system the final authority to decide elec tions Neither Lamb nor Figinski would say whether Lamb intends to appeal to the Democrat controlled legisla- ture if the court upholds the lower court decision But Lamb had previously mdicat ed be anticipated the General As sembly will resolve the issue Hammond s lawyer argued that the issues was not who won the election but whether votes should be counted think that the legislature has the ultimate and final decision to decide who was but I don't think the legislature has the ultimate and final decision to decide which votes are said Diana Hammond's lawyer Mrs Motz also argued that the election should be construed liberally and that the court was right to order the 12 votes counted Three of the ballots were mailed from overseas military bases The remaining nine ballots were mailed from within the state and contained signed affidavits stating they were mailed before Election Day The riirfV -n the Board of f Hf-1 ions to absentee votes state-' her the affidavit or a d be considered proof that the bam u were mailed in on Col. 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