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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland it Tomorrow's Snow in a.m. For see page 5. VOL Cl NO. 34 FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET Pancake suppers will be held tomorrow at several area churches. For see to- day's page 16. AREA There is no support among politicians for a stadium in north county. Page 25. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with a mail order. Page 25. EVICTED Highway workers evict a man who had been living in a cardboard box. Page 32. SOUTH COUNTY Where will Carrie Weedon students go to Page 32. PHOTOGRAPHS Annapolis photographer Marion E. Warren returned from China with 70 rolls of exposed film. Page 15. YOUTH Valentine's Moonlight and or an unnecessary Page 10. AWAY WE GO Alexandria pays tribute to George Washington. Page 13. STATE The owner of a dissolved corporation is personally re- sponsible for corporate loans from Old Court Savings and Loan. Page 4. NATION WORLD PoDwatehers plead for a fair vote count in the Philippine election. Page 2. NASA was warned of poten- tial failure of booster seals. Page3. NAVY The Midshipmen didn't win but they won. Page 17. SPORTS Pole vaolters near the once unimaginable 20-foot plateau. Page 17. PEOPLE When Ron Reagan Jr. asked the Night au- dience whether they thought he picked to host the comedy be- cause he is a contributing of Playboy the crowd responded with light applause. But when he asked bow many thought he was asked to host the show because Us jatber is the response-was wild yells. Reagan Saturday's show by dancing in his briefs pitying a broom like a rock 'n' roll guitar in a takeoff from awvie to a skit spoofing the -Back te tix Reagan ttarektd back fettee to the set of of the There he convinced his father to give up his liberal Demo- cratic political philosophy. For a look at other people In the news tee page 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit 7H. Pick 4-181. Lotto II14 IS H If tt. INDEX I urtioni. tt Calendar .11 Claaaiflfd was ON TRIAL Judge forced to hit political trail to keep his job By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer After a full day of dispensing Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Heller Jr. now moonlights as a politician. Heller says he has no other choice but to pursue voters at fire hall spaghetti dinners and other political pow-wows. The Annapolis resident simply wants to keep his job after the next general election Nov. 4. All Circuit Court judges must run for office after being appointed by the which for Heller was almost two years ago. In this county they traditionally run unopposed. But this election jnay be different. County District Cofirt Judge Don- ald Lowman says he may break with custom and seek Heller's spot on the higher where civil and crimi- nal jury trials are heard. have been a number of people who have encouraged me to said appointed to the lower court bench in 1982. not discounting the State law allows lawyers to chal- lenge a governor's Circuit Court appointee. It's a fact unique to that bench. Judges in the state's three other courts never have to cam- paign. realize that if I want to keep the I have to said. known that all along. I'm not a but I do like peo- ple By judges and politics are not realize that if I want to keep the I have to campaign. I've known that all along. I'm not a but I do like Robert H. Heller Circuit Court Judge allowed to mix except during a Circuit Court election. But even only the judge running for election can join the political circuit. Heller's eight col- leagues on the bench are forbidden to attend any breakfasts or crabfeasts thrown on anyone's be- half. The political is a bit altered for the elections. The judicial candidates' names appear on both the Republican and Democratic pri- mary ballots. Despite this non-partisan ap- there are many vocal oppo- nents to Circuit Court judges campaigning for including the county and state bar associa- tions. think it puts judges unnecessari- ly in compromising said Annapolis attorney William a Heller supporter and member of the Judicial Nominating Commis- sion. someone is appointed to a judgeship and appears to be doing a good then that person should be able to keep the job without running for Some legal observers also argue that a Circuit Court judge has earned the post after being singled out by the commission and then the governor. A judge also has forsaken a law practice for public service. don't see any reason to oppose Bob State's Attorney War- ren B. Duckett Jr. said of the soft- spoken magistrate. is one of the most brilliant young lawyers I've on Page Col. CURTAIN OF FOG The State framed between two masts on Spa can just barely be seen In the fog and mist. but colder weather is expected to linger through tomorrow. There is a 60 percent chance that which began falling just after rush hour this will continue through early Tuesday. Forecasters say a mass of cold air will bring clear skies Wednesday through with the high temperature each day in the 20s. For more on the see page 5. PtKrto by Crime rate up a modest But acts of violence soar By DAN CASEY Staff Writer Overall reported crime rose in Anne Arundel County last year for the first time in four including a disturbing 10 percent increase in acts of county police said last week. Crime in one form or another touched one in 31 county residents last a 1 percent increase over 1984. One out of 395 residents were victims of violence. In 1984 the figure was one out of 425. Burglaries rose 9 while auto thefts jumped 27 police said. The only decreases reported were in which declined 5.3 and in which dropped 35 according to the statistics. The 1985 figures ended a three- year stretch of steadily declining crime but officials said there was little cause for alarm. bad to reach a point where would level because they've been declining nearly 10 percent a year since said Officer V. Richard county police spokesman. County police Chief William S. Ldndsey said the figures were ing a minimal and we're still below regional Lindsey said. crime overall climbed 5 percent through and vio- lent crime jumped 9 accord- ing to state police. In the same time crime in the Baltimore met- ropolitan area rose 4 percent Year- end figures have not been released The rise in the county crime rate may reflect an increase in the de- partment's workload since 911 emer- gency service went into effect last Lindsey said Residents who might have called state police to report a crime last year are dialing 911 and reaching county police he said on Page Col. CONTACT WITH POLICE CUTS FEAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON A study of experimental police projects concludes that door-to-door contact with city residents can substantially reduce the fear of crime. The survey of programs in several low- and middle-in- come neighborhoods of Hous- and also found that opening store- front police stations increases citizens' sense of personal safety in urban areas. The techniques also can help re- duce crime levels in some the study found. The which was re- leased found that in where the population is growing rapidly and popula- tion density is contacting citizens about crime-related problems and stimulating the formation of neighborhood or- ganizations can reduce the fear of crime and re- duce the actual level of victim- In an older city such as successful techniques included opening a low-rent storefront police station in the neighborhood and directing po- lice to make contacts with citizens in their com- bined with aggressive law en- forcement of crime can be even more debilitating to cities and destructive to neighborhoods than the actual incidence of crime said James director of the Na- tional Institute of the on Page Col. Students find no escape from writing Editor's Ctpittl Stiff Writer JtcqoeUoe Teactt rolafttcrt tt i tide tor t Gftb-grtte aotitl etwtiw dm tt Etstport Ekottttry School is to occtftootl cohan recounting her observations. ly JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer To many writing as- tifajBeats are about as appealing as cleaning their bedrooms Some even will complete all their other homework and may even ask to wash the dishes before beginning a writing assignment But tteee Jess than half of the 00111117 ntotb-jrtderi who took the state Functional Writing Teat county teachers have been requir- ing students to put pen to paper more frequestiy. Katfeerlne Harmina's fifth-grade social studies class at Eastport Ele- mentary School is no different Mrs. Harmma has made a con- scious effort this year to incorporate writing into her social studies class She keeps up with what the young- sters are working on in English class and pays special attention to those For when they were working oa outlining to English she had them ootliae their aodal studies material. Trytaf to oertte a creative assign- Mrs Harnioa recently asked her class to write a aewsaeaer arti- cle twt deadline sonethtaf that eeevred Jost before Revolntkmary War. long does it have to is the usual question that follows a writing assignment. not the teach- er stressed. Before the youngsters started the assignment. Mrs. Harmint asked asked me to talk to them about writing you're be- lieve you're telling your friend about I told them sit down and tell your mom or somebody at borne about it before you start to After completing the five of the 20 students said they really struggled with it But most said they didn't mind it Some even liked writing Mrs. Harmma said she was pleased with the papers Some compositions were merely a series of sentences that had been lifted from the textbook Others filled the page with the names of half the people who attended the first Continential Congress But the majority of the students putted together something although i couple of the more crea- tive pieces strayed far from the Despite the grade or how long they struggled with all of Ike ftflh-f were anxious and proof M Page ft. CoL FAR 'KIT 'M' CAftVLI' DOUT TODAY Two COMICS tusks thoff debut In today's Issue of TTwCspMst Ths Far ttdsn la the product of Gary Larsort. His cartoons ars bwi About world yanked inside Larson just Ontabsd Ms fourth The Far Side by Larry WrtaM. ons of vjs POM The new comics will be found today on Page 31. To make room for the now ths crossword puiifs MS boon novod ffoan wis COMNC to the Jaisinsd sdforlWnQ ion t ;