Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 Tomorrow's For page 9. VOL. FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The SPCA of Anne Arundel County will hold its annual meeting and election of offi- cers at tonight in the council chambers at Arundel Calvert and Northwest streets. The public is invited. AREA The county executive backs a bill that would give him the power to appoint school board members. Page 29. TALK OF THE TOWN The clock in St. Anne's will be fixed. Page 29. BUSINESS Workers' compensation costs here exceed the national aver- age. Page 11. REAL ESTATE No-money-down schemes tarnish the field. Page 13. COMPUTERS Random House has theosau- rus software. Page 14. SYLVIA PORTER Pick your public accountant carefully. Page 17. THEATER in the has a Simonized sheen. Page 26. MUSIC Pentad has musicians from three continents. Page 27. STATE Opponents say a lower Ches- apeake Bay bridge would not be worth the million a year needed to operate. Page 4. A NASA board investigating the explosion of Challenger will disband and help a presi- dential panel. Page 2. President Reagan's 1987 budget proposes a billion increase in defense spending. TERRS Notre Dame defeats Mary- land. Page 19. NAVY Team captain Vernon Butler leads the Midshipmen over East Carolina. Page 19. PEOPLE Tom the star of is expected back this week on the Toronto set of the sequel after suffering a film- ling of a fight the who also in Trial of Billy and other mov- tattered a concussion and was flown to Los Angeles for tests to find if be suffered a skull fracture. According to a a karate scene was being filmed over the weekend and Laughlin was ttt on the bead with prop bottles that are supposed to shatter harmlessly. They and several pieces of glass lodged in his skull. For a look at other people in the news page 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit -112. Pick 4 U41. INDEX ar 11-11 28 15 I i lf-H ....IT Opposes growth at Quiet Waters County fights loss of park By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer The County Council last night voted to oppose the annexation of Quiet Waters Farm after city and county residents warned a treasure would be lost if the land is developed. The council unamiously urged the Annapo- lis City Council to reject the proposed annexa- tion of the 357-acre waterfront which the county has long eyed for parkland. The action came after two local stale a city alderman and about 20 others asked the council to help block Quiet Waters' inclusion in the city and preserve it as a major park. The hearing drew nearly 200 most of them apparently supporters of the park plans. The county for years hoped eventually to buy Quiet but B.C.-area investors now have a contract to buy and develop it. Mayor Dennis Callahan this morning said he remains convinced that the annexation would be best thing for the I had to vote on it today I would be for it. If I could I would say the council at this point in time would also vote for and there would be a strong But Callahan called the County Council's resolution CITY vs. THE LATEST By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The struggle between the city and the county over the proposed annexation of Quiet Waters Farm is only the latest battle in a long war. For 40 Anne Arundel County and Annapolis have fought over territorial rights on the Annapolis Neck peninsula. The last major engagement was won by the city in when the 189-acre Wimble- ton tract was captured after six years of legal and legislative wrangling. Prior to smaller annexations in the Forest Drive area took place. But Quiet Waters would'be by far the largest annexa- tion since 1950. Under the current Continental Investment a Rockville development has agreed to buy the 340-acre farm adjacent to Hillsmere from Mary E. Parker for over million. Continental wants to build 250 high-priced houses on the which is now located in county territory. But the county does not provide water or sewer service to the area. Nearby lie the stubs of city sewer and water which could easily be extend- ed. With that hi Continental said last month it will allow the land to be annexed and give the city in exchange for sewer and water service. Conflict arose because the Tbunty has been eyeing Quiet Waters for years as a potential addition to its waterfront park system. The farm is one of few large natural tracts remaining on the rapidly developing South River waterfront. While annexation could add as much as to the city's annual tax it could also be a big loss to the Annapolis on Page Col. certainly demonstrates a sin- cere feeling on the county's part. We'll cer- tainly take this into serious At least one alderman agrees with Calla- han. Alderman Samuel D-Ward told FRIEND Catcher pulls dog from chflly creek By LORRAINE AHEARN Stiff Writer They say every dog has his but last Thursday was not the of days for a 10- year-old mutt named Holly. And without the help of an animal control it could well have been Holly's last. The who belongs to Margaret Wana- maker of Norwood had been playful- ly chasing the family's pet and basically doing those things that dogs do. didn't even think twice about his own safety... if had been 12-feet deep the dog could have pulled him Joe Animal control officer But running through the snow on an iced- over creek near Severn Holly sud- denly slipped off the ice and into the 6-foot- deep water. Neighbors heard the dog's terrified but it was two hours before anyone discovered she was trapped. Her owners made repeated attempts to rescue but with the temperature at 24 degrees all their efforts were foiled by the freezing water. Things began to look des- for the exhausted and barely con- scious Holly when suddenly an unexpected hero the friendly neighborhood dog catcher. Animal Control Officer Robert A. Ro- drigues radioed for help and went to fetch a but meanwhile1 19-year-old Amanda Wanamaker was in the creek struggling with the dog. Rodrigues ran back to the helped the girl toward the bank and then waded back in to rescue the dog didn't even think twice about his own said Joe another animal control officer. had DO way of knowing bow deep that water was if it had been 12 feet deep Photo by J ANIMAL CONTROL Officer Robert A. Rodrigues with Holly at the rescue site. the dog could have pulled him under After wrapping the dog in a blanket and taking it hi the a 21-year- old rookie in the county animal control went into mild shock He was taken to an emergency room for treatment of early hypothermia symptoms Although her owners said Holly had trouble moving her hind legs for a day or the dog has fully recovered As for he will receive a certificate of appreciation tonight at' the annual meeting of the local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals whose mother and father worked as animal control officers in New York state and whose sister is a veterinari- said he has always been a soft touch when it comes to animals Recently he came home from work at the animal shelter with a permanent house guest a cat named Shadow people think we just write said Rodrigues like Rodney Dan- gerfield no respect The SPCA also plans to recognize the staff of Family Veterinary Clinic in Gam- where a dog shot with an arrow was saved in November Certificates will also be given to the citizens who found the dog and rushed it to the vet sets a good makes people less likely to just drive by when they see an animal said Louise Carter of the SPCA doesn't stop just because you can't see it the County Council last night that tax bills continue to climb in Annapolis and city proper- ty owners would welcome any relief from their tax burden. He about com- mon sense and tax The investors who have a contract to buy Quiet Waters Farm estimate that their devel- opment of up to 250 homes would generate about in tar dollars for thecity. But several speakers including state Dels. John and Robert D-Cape St. Claire cautioned that the financial benefits of the proposed develop- ment would be they the development and its impact on area roads and other facilities would prove costly. pardon the but the 'Neck' will be one woman observed. Quiet Waters Farm is the last large unde- veloped tract on the fast-growing Annapolis Neck which stretches from Route 50 eastward to the Chesapeake Bay. entire peninsula is subdivided or developed. This is a desperate situation. It's an emergency. We must Aileen Talley testified. State law requires City Council approval of any annexation. But the county has no authori- on Page Col. Anti-bias bill out Snowden's effort called rigid' By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer A City Council committee last night reject- ed a controversial bill that would revoke the liquor license of any private club that discrim- inates because of sex or religion. In a non-binding opinion that confronts sponsor Alderman Carl 0. Snowden with his first legislative Rules Committee Chairman Alderman Irving Mager urged a revision of the bill. our opinion that should withdraw his bill and rework it... he Tm not going to withdraw it and I want it exactly as it the committee's recommendation will be for dis- D-Ward said this morning he would not withdraw the bill. he open to any reasonable modifications that do not in any way attempt to gut the The City Council is not required to follow the committee's recommendations. But thus far it has chosen to let Mager's committee work out the hard details on the bill. Nearly two months Snowden's propos- al raised hackles in local white male such as the Annapolis Yacht the East- port Democratic Club and the Annapolitan Club. In its original the bill would require the city to revoke the liquor license of any private club found to discriminate. too rigid. There's no said I-Ward 2. Under modifications recommended by Ma- the punishment for discrimination would be less severe. Instead of automatic the city would have the option to punish a discrimina- tory club with a suspension or revocation of its liquor license. The same triple-option system is used for violations of other liquor such as serving minors. The committee also asked D- Ward for more details on questions like bow a club could be found to be discriminatory and what exactly constitutes a club Committee member Alderman Terne De- R-Ward called the bill if certain details are better ex- the committee might support Mager said As deiiberationi members of the city's 12 private clubi rfll not be the only people watching. Annapolis it not the first town to encounter M Page Col. IRS seizes gems from Levitts' home By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUTHER VILLE Internal oae Service agents yesterday seized silver Bad other toBeetibiei from the tone of Jeffrey anJ Karot Levitt. The asUun of ptrsoaal proper- ty of tbe owaer of OM Coart Strhajs Loaa was part of at eftort it eoflect nort than tl.l nilboB ia tack taeone taaes the asapit aa US apekaeauB said. LaPootsu said that a Levitts' GnwMprtaf Vattty home yesterday morning and Mrs Levitt let IRS agents in A list of the items taken from the bouse or an estimate of their value was not available but they are petted to be worth of Uxm- of LaPeotM aaad. IRS who were tat mr Britf apparaat- ly workad at the boose until about t Mrs. who spent week- end hi the Baltimore Otvaty Jrt tor fkaatttt saofretf including a were locat- according to published reports She and her husband were sen- tenced to jail for criminal contempt Jf violating a court order Uniting weir perseaal spending to tl.OM a Jeffrey Levitt began serviag an is- BtOBtfi sentence OB the sane charge last week Mrs. Levitt sat fee dea of the Beau wtfle afeatta cenpfled n in- ventory Hens at the the newts safe BtflssM tt ftetof ffwt of at the IRS agents also discovered an MG sod a Tbun- derbird in the garage. The cars will be towed aceordifif to reports Items taken from the bouse win be stored to a warehouse aod could later be aictkMd off psfldtaf the OBteone of the Levitts' tat LaPoattaa said. Lsst the IRS seised 14 huwry aad collector can baioofiaf tht Uvftts iaetetiaf a HC white UK Mancte IJMLasrfalJKMact The IRS filed leins against tbe Levitts Jan 22 in Baltimore aod Worcester ceoaties for back taxes Tbe IBS maisttaiiu that the Levitu owe MMJ24 ia taxes for 1W3 and aSttofi for IMt. Tbe Levitts also owe ia Marylaad according to the state comptroller's office Tbe comp- troDer also has ffled liens against Uvttt property is foor avwd Pap 4.