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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Playoff 'Skins get San see PAQC 91 Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 268-5000 268-5000 268-7000 268-4800 268-5000 HOWELL MICROFILMS F. 0 BOX 1556 LAUREr. Olhc DECEMBER Tomorrow's Cooler For page A11. 25 Cents GOOD QONT FORGET WEATHER the annual holiday parade of light-bedecked boats begins at tonight in Annapolis Har- STATE A MARYLAND woman who pleaded innocent to kidnapping a day-old boy from his moth- er's hospital bedside remained free on bail yesterday when a federal magistrate de- nied a government request to jafl her until the trial. Page A4. NATIOHI WORLD LT. COL. Oliver L. North wrote an undated memo for his White House files outlining the plan to divert to Nicaragua's Contra rebels profits from se- cret arms sales to a source-close to the House Intel- ligence committee said yester- U IK A polky reversal likely to upset America's Japanese Canadian part- ners is the tbe billion facility for research after all. SEW NAVY football coach EHJet Uzelac has almost fin- the job of selecting his assistant coaches. Page SI. PEOPLE DOROTHY the last permanent resident of a million-acre wilderness in northern Minnesota who once cafled the an in bas died at 78. Ms Molter was found dead Thursday in the log cabin she'd lived in for 56 years in the Boundary Waters Area. Officials said she appar- ently died of natural causes. Her remote. Jtardy ejdattBtt attracted many in 1052 ttae Stturtiy Ere aing Pott called her Woman ta years as totty as viftrton signed the book in her and she told reporter io TVe never been lonely in my Ms. Hotter was kaewa many as Ute Beer because she would homemade not beer to tbe rammer tanoetfU wbo by her eabia M of In the mewmo Mien would stop to viait her. At MM die nMtoeiy ttowsborrf through the or paddled her canoe 30 miles acroxt tbe area's to Sly to bay tappties aad pick up tor nafl. For took at other people in tbe tte pigt A3 Photo by George N. Lundskow lights and tires were all Michael Payton could salvage after this tree crushed his truck Thursday. man's truck By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer You usually don't think about the insur- ance phrase act of of a tree falls on your pickup truck. That's what happened Thursday morning to Michael who narrowly escaped injury when a large tree crashed down on his 1986 Ford right across the front seat. was shocked at first Then I had to because there was nothing else I could the Annapolis construction work- er said. You also don't think- that lightning really strikes twice. But with this freak accident it did. The tree was located in the back yard of Robert and Pat Elton of Downs on the Severn. If Payton were he probably wouldn't have parked his truck near their home. took a break and were deciding whether to sit in the truck or at the house. We chose the house. Ten minutes later the tree Michael truck's owner The balloon ripped the Eltons' roof and knocked over a stone and the woman fell into their new damaging the bushes and injuring herself. Last a woman crashed into the There's a cloud over Eltons' house after she grabbed a hot air certain people and I guess it's us. People balloon and was yanked from her boat in the are hang around with Mrs. Severn River and flown across the Downs. Elton joked. On a more serious note she God nobody was in the most recent accident. _ Paytoa-and his Clark were constructing a house behind the El- tons'home when the tree fell. Porter was on the second floor when he heard a loud looked and saw the tree falling toward the new house. Had the tree been 10 feet it would have hit the Payton said. started'yelling when he saw the tree falling toward him. I just heard the crash. I thought he was falling off the second Payton said. I saw the truck. I was Construction workers usually park their trucks close to the new house. But because the ground was muddy from so much they had been parking farther away and closer to the trees between the two proper- Payton said. That most of the workers had stayed home because it was a rainy day. That gave Payton an entire lot on on Page CoL Callahan cuts Holland loose By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Mayor Dennis Callahan fired Public Works Director William C. Holland saying he was with the performance of the department head. Barry J. an attorney for Hol- said he plans to contest the dismissal. intend to follow the appeals procedure for the Dalnekoff said. The filing of comes less than a week after a report on the city's million program of public works projects called for sweeping changes in management procedures. The study was conducted by analysts from AnneArundel County. unhappy with his Cal- lahan said of Holland. study done by the county is a virtual indictment of non-perfor- mance. It's time for a change and I'm making that laa two-paragraph letter to Calla- han said the firing took effect at the close of business yesterday. The reason for the firing is inability to effectively perform the duties of your office as the Director of Public the letter states. Holland was offered an opportunity to resign effective at the beginning of the icw year but turned it Callahan said. resignation would have been the easy way to do the mayor said. were backed into a corner as far as the firing is It was necessary to act immediately be- cause the department is in turmoil following the the mayor said. clear the air right he said. The resignation offer was Holland because nothing in the study merited his stepping downv not supported by anything I've he said of resigning. my record stands on its The city will seek a successor to Holland from .outside the placing adver- tisements in trade journals and local publica- Callahan said. William bureau chief for will act as interim on Page Col. Frequent flooding plagues Rt. 450 By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer When it rains in it pours on The two-lane road turns into an asphalt 'ream during when up to 2 feet of ater collects at a low spot near the Annapo- landfill. Rain Thursday raised water levels enough rover the westbound lane. 'It usually ends up with some car stalling said Howard Barlow of Southhaven. who the route daily. Besides forcing cars m jockey for water has led to IPT- closings and raised safety state officials and nearby residents said. And nobody knows why. The State Highway Administration plans to conduct an engineering study to pinpoint the cause and determine if flooding can be said Edward H. SHA re- gional engineer. The area always has but the problem intensified this year during nearby contraction of an overpass for Interstate 97 and a new entrance road for Honeywell which lost its old road to the interstate. always did Good but it's flooding more Meehan said. He said the agency would try to restore Route 450 to its previous even though that may not eliminate all flooding. Meehan suspected that rising water is caused by a culvert extension built to reduce the velocity of water draining under the road toward Broad Creek. He said that culvert improvement was designed to satisfy state Department of Natu- ral Resources regulations to protect the stream. DNR who approved the culvert design before issuing a waterway construction said engineering studies show that tbe design would not worsen flooding. made sure there would be no change to existing flooding said Kas project engineer for the Water Resources Administration. would have had something to say if they were causing additional Taherian said he was not aware of the increased but noted that signs had been posted for years warning motorists that the area flooded during storms But he said if there is additional it would be the responsibility of the highway which a member on Paer i n Rawing nVm Alive and kicking Atkinson leaves new job for shot with 'Skins By KFVIN DRAHRAl'GH here HP was doing very field jrnals and a' point last Business Writer Cinotti said wrric in thr Rr-dU.rX 31-30 loss to Atkinson lines up on the Tr.en on the telephone thr i th the Washington Red- rsrt rd tkint tomorr.'.w oarh Joe t L n'L f '.r irf mfl j- -n ihr thr only NOS.S watchme him Atkinson L- ph 1 A ''f a hiehrr cause Would M.-iorts'. i' rt him r'f 'he ff for a m.-.rtgasr there omv one thti Rut pliyen hurt thf trim .r wiil A t k i n rmotti irr Whit Skivmvt i I'ntvfrnHy of utting foothill hf Atkinvw banker v. kicker 1 Hf vai irrftnmeodpd to by i Max piacHi on Voti havp to frt to it. friend oi mint. how he came injured reserve after misting two fage All. 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