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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland In Navy's Gantt steps aside. SEEPAOEC1 About Bad checks are on the rise. SEC PAGE Bi In 'New' cop is bogus. SEC PAGE A6 Retail Ads Business HO JELL M P 0 n X VOL. Cl NO. 302 268-5000 Oktmt Tomorrow's Steady rui For see page A9. MC 20 DECEMBER 25 Cents GOOD DONT FORGET WOODS ADULT Day Care Center will bold an open bouse starting at p.m. tomorrow at Our Shepherd Lutheran 400 Benfield Severna Park. AREA IBM STATE will pay for a study of a proposal to build a lUght-rail line from Annapolis to Baltimore. Page Dl. DR.Gorr DANDRUFF usually re- spends to medicated shampoo. ENTERTAINMENT AFTER TWO season's a rebirth of the Aanapo- Us Opera Company takes place. Ptge Cl STATE RETURNING a tax windfall is proposed. Page A4 WORLD HOUSE committee is trying to question retired V. Page MANY report stow CarUtmsi sates. Page A3 A3 THE University of Mary- land's taMtelayed basketball season players know they wffl be watched closely. HMH SCHOOLS THE LONG-RANGE attack boosts Southern over Severna 82-55. Page B4. PEOPLE who played Miss Kitty Russell on is planning to guide tours through trails of the Old Australia and Alaska As a tour leader for Global of New York Hiss Blake will start April 16 OB the it-day Australia which Hops in the Out back and Great Barrier Reef The tour through Alaska May 19 to Jttnt wiU take through Anchor Fairbanks and toe Yukon Hie June 10 to July 3 Old West tour begins in Kauu through Santa Fe Trail to Dodge Nebni plains and tae Oregon Trail. Two nights are spent on a wagon train Miss BUke retired in 1974 TV's toog-rwatag west at whtefa played the lead opposite Matt Oil. fcr It was the at the tntt. The show only n m m i ii HUM one BMNC yvar WIUWH ttM Para loafc at etker poonie ta yesterday -m 4- 114 VOYAGER'S FLIGHT PtClflC of Mornin of Dec. AP graphic GRAPHIC SHOWS the daily positions of the Voyager on its flight around the globe without refueling. Voyager pilots safe -4-J Lmslrminute problems don't hall historic flight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EDWARDS AIR FORCE Calif. Voyager ended its historic non- stop trip around the world with a safe desert landing today after a nine-day flight beset by engine problems and worries over fuel. The lightweight tri-fuselage plane with front and rear engines covered nearly its maker effectively doubling every unrefueled dis- tance record in aviation history. The Voyager was accompanied by three chase planes as it appeared through clouds over the desert. It slowly doing several victory passes before touching down at a.m. PST on a dry lake watched by spectators. Storm-battered pilots Dick and Jeana were helped from Voyag- er after the landing at this famed flight test center. Both had suffered bruises when Voyager was tossed around by turbulence over the Indian and Atlantic oceans and over and they appeared a little wobbly. Rutan said moments before landing. days without a show- Rutan screamed a victory stretched his arms above his thumbs and slapped on a cowboy hat before leaving the cockpit The couple was to be taken to the base hospital for checkups as international aviation officials checked the plane to make certain it indeed had flown nonstop. The flight had been repeatedly delayed amid warnings that if it didn't take off by its next opportunity would be in the spring. Yeager had the flu when the plane took off at 8 a.m. Dec 14 from dragging its fuel-heavy wings on the desert runway and shaving at least a foot off each Styrofoam wingtip. On the second day of the concerns about fuel consumption arose as Voyager went farther than expected to avoid a typhoon near but the typhoon pro- vided an assist with powerful on Page Col. Proposal said to need tuneup Plan to extend parking limits downtown criticized By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Some said it needs a complete overhaul Others called it worthwhile. Alderman John R. Hammond's proposal to plter downtown parking regulations brought out critics and supporters to a lengthy public hearing at a City Council meeting last night Opponents ranged from Annapolis residents who live outside of the downtown area to a representative of the Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce proposal before you doesn't solve the parking said Mary McKeown of hatham Lane who said most of the 300 responses to a poll of downtown residents and merchants he conducted favor his was unruffled by the criticism. squeaky wheels always come he said after the meeting silent majority wrote me Under the proposal by R-Ward 1- Two-hour parking limits on certain streets for downtown visitors would apply between Sam and 9 p m throughout the week The limits now run between 8 a.m and 6pm Certain downtown residents with resi- dential parking stickers would be entitled to park free in the Noah Hillman garage between 6pm and 9am The city would be authorized to issue a to downtown residents allowing exemptions to parking time limits for their visitors In Hammond said he supports extending parking meter hours on Mam Street and in the City Dock area from 6pm daily to on Page Col. City OKs use of fire hall Page D1 Kurdle steps down director to be consultant By TOM KR1SHER Staff Writer F. Beck chief of the county's Office of Planning and will step down from her post March 1 to start a consulting county officials announced this morning. Mrs. will be replaced by Thomas L. who has been serving as director of the county Department of Inspec- tions and Permits since September 1984. A replacement for who was Mrs. Kur die's assistant from 1980 to has not yet been named. Osborne worked in the Arlington planning depart- raent before coming to Anne Arundel officials said. I'm ex- I'm ehal-. Mrs. Kurdle said of the move from m the post she has held _ KURDLE for the past F. BECK KURDLE years H leaving March 1. Mrs. said she is leaving county government because seemed like the appropriate to enter the private sector. Mrs. who said mach of her work will be for zoning attorney Harry said there is a need for a planning consultant in the county to guide developers through the county's unique regulations. She said she will not testify or work on any cases involving comprehensive rezoning. would consider that a she said. have a real sense of where that line is. I'll be very cautious not to cross said he was educated as a planner and always wanted to be in charge of planning and zoning my heart I'm a he said. Osborne said he is taking over the depart- ment at a critical time for the which is in the midst of drawing up comprehensive waterfront development and devel- opment impact fee legislation The move is a lateral one for whose yearly salary will not be affect- ed by the change Inspections and permits and planning and zoning are about the same size Osborne said Osborne said be gained a practical knowl- edge of planning and zoning as chief of inspections and and he is ready to apply that to his new position He said he isn't worried about Mrs Kurdle's knowledge of planning and zoning being used at an adver- sary to his department welcome having a high caliber of people in the private he said bring us better products Shattered dream attained Bj FFHF OPTIMA'S Rs t T -p st-p-rt v I ank dreams of 'sMpr1 I- a of a no a n I ang VTprrtv ru hitting thf of irr IIJUTT E ntr 'hf Hf -pi-if-lv- thf that brake Nc-ri ra uni hit rr and ruptured hu dinplirifm Rut whpn hf four the injured mtdihipmir rtirlr fwjH hu VnTtr dreimi ttrpped rioter to when iftrr tad 10 mMiLht ifttr hu bruth Two oUwr mWsaipnMB grsduitH fcecaast praMeant Laag ef talks Injured mid commissioned tor in thr The duct r1- f it c eared of miscoo- an academj in that the accident r have happened any He shrugs off ques the I'-vsinal challenges want to preach e s Cap- HP tc on South rd into the HP snri the acariemv mg hi-r thf ft lit tr v F hu let i irm He pelvu tOfeUtrr to mend m fine HU also aevaral tnA aMtlar'Or.tacttr hat fcatterwJ to although police rule swferf nntupie m MMr naXinmaj tkat aleatel was a ea more for the of thf said hu fnend contnbuung fac- 4. 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