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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland -I a i Ola pit Tomorrow's Breezy For see page 11. VOL Cl NO. 42 FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD DONTFORQET The Ward I Asso- ciation will meet it p.m. tomorrow at the Annapolis El- ementary School on Green Eileen city director of planning and wffl discuu how zoning affects Ward I retidenti. AREA A bill to crack down on junked cars won the approval of county residents. Page 53. CITYSCAPE Quiet Waters Farm is an ironic name for property creat- ing such an uproar. Pige 33. CHEF'S CHOICE Muffins are running strong in the morning breakfast race. PtgelS. DR.QOTT TMJ syndrome is spread. Page INWASHINQTON Free concerts abound in the nation's The Capital. Page 29. ENTERTAINMENT An a capella singing group will perform at Anne Arundel Community College. Ptge 28. YOU SAID IT A proposed law to control the of musical recordings to minors elicits a mixed re- sponse. GOT. Harry Hughes is pected to sign a bffl.tnat wffl ensure tint ao highway projects art delayed or eetod iweause of the savings tad loan crisis. 4. officials who gave the to launch the ill-fated CnaJZenger were never told of tow temperature readings on a booster rocket Ptge2. SPORTS The Capitals beat the Island- era. Page 2Z. PEOPLE Stuntman John Weeten said he would keep trying to prove he is the strongest despite being hospital- ixed after a too-heavy motorcycle ran over him as he lay on a bed of nails. was in stable condi- tion yester- day at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital for a sHgbt crack to the taflbooe and paralysis of his bladder suf- fared daring the stoat Friday. Despite he per- formed a second lifting ntoe peopto sitting on before going to the hospital The first stunt went awry when a Hi-pound driver skewed up with a aWfound Mtertycto tojtead ef a dfat bats. In Weoton bis ehtst endured about 100 than preview it bft. tt realbr did a on be said. For a took it other ptopto to tfce J. LOTTERY Hmaben drawn yesterday UiDEX Employee fraud alleged FBI probes housing authority ByEEVlNDRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The Annapolis Housing Authority is under Investigation by the FBI for unspecified allegations of fed- eral officials confirmed yesterday. FBI agents in Annapolis and Balti- more refused to identify the target of probe. But they-said the being conducted in co- operation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban is centered on an employee or em- ployees of the agency. can certainly confirm that we are conducting an investigation with the cooperation of the Inspec- tor General's said FBI spokesman Andy Manning. Hotel burns Arson suspected in Shady Side By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer A three-alarm apparently set swept through the 100-year-old Andrews Hotel in' Shady Side last night damaging the interior of the vacant structure. The blase burned out of control for hours as firefighters worked their way through the tt-room hotel which has' been boarded up to recent fire investi- gators said. 7 Investigated _____ fire department _spokesman Lt looking at allegations of fraud involving the bousing authori- ty and that's about an we can Manning said. Arthur G. Strissd executive director of the bousing said yesterday he did not know his was under investiga- tion. comes as.a shock to some Strissel said. I am advised that a former employee who was dismissed by me is now making some Hi-based against me. is quite a setback and a shock. I didn't know I was dealing with such a vicious he said. Truman HUD's regional inspector said the agency had been investigating the housing authority for some time. But he said the investigation was recently turned over to the FBI. He refused further comment. Strissel heads an agency with an annual budget of about S3 million. The housing authority over the years built and now manages 10 federally subsidised public-housing projects inhabited by more than city residents. The agency also supervises federal rent-subsidy programs at six pri- vately owned apartment complexes. About one of every six homes in Annapolis is under some form of federal a ratio unmatched by any other Maryland officials said. Mayor Dennis Callahan declined to comment this morning on the FBI investigation because he said be didn't know enough about it. George attorney for the housing said this morning he has no reason to suspect anyone in the authority of wrongdoing. am not aware of anything that has occurred at the housing authori- ty that would even be on the fringe of fraud because if I was aware of something like I don't think I would have remained on the Manis said. Bertina chairwoman of the authority's Board of have absolutely nothing to hide If thinks there are any I would cer- tainly never stand in the way of any investigation they might want to Chartered by tin funded by the federal government and partially governed by the the housing authority has many masters. In events apparently unrelated to the FBI Cillahan in the past week has tried to get greater control over the agency's actions. On Friday Callahan asked for the resignations of all five members of the Including Mrs. Ev- erett G. William E. Amos on Page Col. Possible bus sites selected By EFFffi COTTMAN Staff Writer A city committee last night selected 20 possible sites for a bus terminal and visitors center in including one that the mayor already ruled out A S-acre lot adjacent to the Elks Lodge on Howe Boulevard was identified earner as a potential site tor the million transit center. Mayor Dennis a lodge announced after his election victory that toe controversial site would not be considered. t a coamUttw ffldn't i as a six-monta Tlie roof was Jwwd through many of the of building OB Snag News of the fin brought and to t7-year-old Ethel who was bora to the onuomg and helped run the hotel which was m her family until the 1980s. bufidmg has worried me I'm but Pm also standing here thinking theft's beauty to the eW parts and the bcaaty of it has she laid this morning. don't know what said Vhv cenu owner of the building. was scheduled to be torn down hi the spring Ms. who purchased the building in the early said the old hotel was in poor shape and too costly to renovate. The Mary- land Historical Trust had asked her to restore the building. DEBWt FROM fire covert porch roof Andrew Hotel. been a historical so it will be a loss... I'd love to see some nice homes but we'll have to see about she adding that money would be a major factor in the plans. Mrs. Andrews1 Robert built the hotel 100 years ago. It served as a general post office and family home. Mrs. Andrews and her husband purchased the hotel in renamed it Andrews Hotel and operated it until 1986 when they sold it to a real estate agent. was a mark of fun. A lot of fun was had there. The groups from Baltimore enjoyed it so she said. Mrs. Andrews recalled people arriving by steamboat or horse and buggy. She talked about summer dances at the hotel with accordion music inside and Japanese lanterns lighting the lawn. the sad part to me... it's a it was an era of the steamboat days when everyone came by. to spend summers at the hotel known as the Rural Home until 1932. those things came to my mind this morning as I wandered around the she said. Mrs. Andrews said Shady Side got its name with the help of her who was postmas- OB Page CeL 'System' failed vandal suspects ByJUDIPEILMAN SeeJh Conty Staff Writer The parents of two teen-age boys arrested last week for vandalising 13 Edgewater homes whfle playing hooky claim that the schools never informed them their sons were One father blamed for not helping hfc son before the incident shrugged this off. Now it has come to a said Tom May of Edge- water. May's and Wflham both of were charged with entering and vandstiimg II homes and causing more than S9MW hi damage during school hours to the last two weeks. The youths allegedly sliced and destroyed carpeting and other valu- ables throughout the according to police. The elder May said his a model child at is hyperactive and has a history of problems. But when the boy sought neither social workers nor juvenile service workers helped he said. exhausted everything in Anne Ami- del County. The mental health center and Juvenile services are all a May said law-enforcement officials told Urn last that he has commited a serious he has crossed over the gray and well get the attention of the Tood attended South Hirer Vocational Tech- nical Center m Edgewater in the mornings and the Phoenix Center in Annapolis a school for problem children in the after- which he had previously attended full time for three years. William is s student at South River High School. The boys allegedly went on their crime rampage in the mornings. Todd then caught the bus to his father said. Both May and William's who were shocked at their sons' said school officials did not tell them for two weeks that their boys were skipping classes. I had I could have dropped him off in the morning and my wife could have picked him May said. have a can in to the principal's office. Both boys' teachers are supposed to know if they're there. Why wasn't I Mrs. Retauaksaid. oa Page It CeL service. city officials said the station should be accompanied by an information center far tens of thousands of visitors who cone to Annapolis each year. Other proposed sites The state parking tot on Taylor Avenue next to the Department of Natural Resources building. Two state-owned parking tots on Rowe Boulevard near the Lowe Office Bufldtag. Btoomsbury a housing develop- ment near legislative buildings. The state already plans to buy the development The CapftaJ newspaper buftdmg at 2U West which may be sold when the paper moves to new fafflttift under construction. A parking tot on Northwest and Calvert streets. West Street property from Jim's Comer restaurant to Taylor as as land nearby where a car repair shop and a car wash are located. Land near the corner of West Street and Taylor Avenue owned by Menke car dealership. West Street where Erol'a Video Store is located. The Coca-Cola plant at 1750 West which is for sale. A vacant tot at West St The Cox Property near Route 50. The committee said tt didn't know the exact toca- tionoftbeland. A tot at 1714 West St. Forest Drive land where offices of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund and Motor Vehicle Administration are located. The J.F. Johnson Lumber Co. property oh Chmojuapin Round Road and West Street on Page Cat AFTERMATH Family thrust in scandal By DURA VTADEEO In the the Duacani had no idea their fimliy business would beeseia part of the sordid perma- history of tbt Maryland savings crisis aJhMet a decade a loan to Dstteaa Family Campgrounds mwsU be ovt ai an Insider to a counsel's rspertoatWeHttj And the Park family ponM eensMer taeinaeires a differ- kind ef riettai never tkeugbt wai aay- thhg ftnvy abewt reeaAed Cindy He recently tsM the story of the that entangled a famfiy Douglas Duncan was s connsetor to the county system Their three children were teea-agers. In tbe family vet out to realise the dream ft was tonga. Mrt Ihtncan said Fhtaaeiag wai aard to come by Bad weather set them back They ran up agatost unexpected in county sonktgUw wert ftut to many pitfalls. tt seemed like wherever we tamed we'd get a evtbect she recalled. In whea the family wai oa tbe rerge of optting tbe camp- groaad and creditors were at the tbe Dtaeans needed more rnoawy toJt couaaa't sleep at night We were eating band to mouth and i every tattle bit that we iav Wi V V ;