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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Classified- 268-7000 Circulation 268-4800 For page 7. FEBRUARY 25 GOOD DONT FORGET The Naval Academy Plane- tarium will present watchers of Ancient at 7 and p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. For free reser- call 287-2907 between 8 a.m. and pjn. AREA Glass is reported in another brand of baby food. Page 28. ARUNDEL DIGEST Developers plan to cancel their contract to buy Quiet Waters Farm. Page 29. COURT DOCKET A promise to join the Ma- rines fails to delay a jail term. Page 5. JUST POLITICS McMillen supporters are using a bogus poll. Page 6. LIVING Surplus outlets cater to campers and Page 11. SOUTH COUNTY A subdivision is planned for Loch Haven. Page 26. ENTERTAINMENT A movie about a bum kept the competition down and out of the top spot. Page 30. DIHIHG OUT the Whitehall Inn has re- opened as simply Whitehall. Page 31. STATE A-measure to limit insurance coverage for1 thrifts to per person instead of per ac- count is gaining favor in the General Assembly. Page 4. NATION Pbiippines President Cora- zon Aquino today began releas- ing Filipinos jailed on political charges. Page 2. A presidential commission probes a of in the chain of command at SPOffTS Terps and Georgetown win. Page 19. PEOPLE Singer Andy who is charged with misdemeanor drunken driving of his Rolls- faces a hearing April 24 and an inno- cent plea hat been en- tered on' his offi- cials said. .famed for such songs as Days of Wine and and from the movie was not required to appear for the arraignment Monday in Redlands Municipal Court A lawyer entered his plea. WiDiams was stopped Jan. 20 for driving erratically in Red- lands. afoot SO miles east of LM as he was on his train gotf tourna- For a took at other people in the aewi fee page 3. LOTTERY Ntuabers drawn Pick 4 INDEX 5 54 pafes. Caleedar II Ads 37-SS COilBUM IS Crossword 8 BtHoriais M IrttrUtaMOt 10-12 the Record O44 OMtoaries 7 7 Sports Strissel improprieties alleged FBI probes home building By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The FBI is investigating allegations of improprieties in the construction of a large private home in Eastport belonging to Arthur 6. Strissel executive director of the Annapolis Housing sources con- firmed. FBI agents reviewed files at the city Public Works Department yesterday and will review files today at the city Planning and Zoning Office on the construction of the house two years city officials said. Agents are probing allegations that in building the Strissel unlawfully obtained materials or assistance from private contractors doing- business with the housing sources confirmed. astounded to hear that kind of Strissel told The Capital last week. Strissel said his Arthur G. a general construction contractor from Adel- built the house at 411 First St. on the corner of Jeremy's Way. Strissel said he has never received any personal financial gain from any contractor Photo by Hirvty THE Eastport home of Housing Authority Executive Director Arthur G. Strissel Jr. The FBI is investigating allegations of improprieties behind the home's construction. who has ever worked for the housing authori- ty. you asked me my I would have to say yes. But he said. Strissel said that as housing authority he has awarded authority contracts in the past to contractors who have done work on his or his wife's personal properties. been a he refusing to name them. not opening my friends and associates and business people to some he said last Friday. Strissel and his together or separately own two homes in a condominium in Ocean a downtown retail building and interests in at least two restau- rants. Strissel is also listed in court documents as a general partner in VYTAR Associates owners of Spa Cove Apartments. He denied holding any interest in the apartment complex when recently questioned. Dean K. spokesman for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban said it would not constitute a conflict of interest for Strissel to award a housing author- ity contract to a builder who had previously worked on his or his wife's personal proper- ties. The FBI and the HUD Inspector General's Office confirmed last week that they are investigating allegations of fraud and misman- agement at the housing authority. They re- fused to identify who was the target of on Page Col. Sewer pipe breaks Sevema Park cuts water use lyBFFDECOTmWJ have been on water use today as a broken pipe that dumped thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Cattail Creek yesterday and this morning. the worst situation that has come up in the past three years for said Marilyn spokes- man for the county Department of Utilities. The break was discovered at 5 p.m. yesterday in a pressurized pipe that pumps sewage from about Severna Park homes to a treatment Ms. Harmon said. Department officials do not yet know precisely how much sewage overflowed or if it poses any health hazard. But they said repairs have been complicated by groundwater build- ups near the break and by efforts to divert sewage to other pipes. the time we discovered a sizable amount of sewage already had flowed Ms. Harmon said. The pipe handles about gallons of sewage a bat the spin probably involved far lesi sewage than she said. It was not known why the pipe or how the accident was dis- lie said. Park residents have been asked to limit their water usage today to reduce the amount of mate- rial entering the sewer she said. ask that they keep to a minimum the amount of water they use during the crisis situation. flow to that area the broken was stopped last night. We're trying to catch with the spilled she said. M Page CoL ONE OF the cars struck on the new Severn River Bridge yesterday came to stop under a tractor-trailer's wheel well. Crash closes span 'Luck saves 2 in bridge accident fcy KtMh ntfvvy TRUCK DRIVER Robert Wright awaits htlp. By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer A five-vehicle crash on the new Severn River Bridge yesterday closed the span's westbound lanes for almost two hours and tied up traffic on both sides of the police said. Two persons were treated at Anne Arundel General Hospital and released following the which police said involved three tractor-trailer trucks and two cars. Police said the accident occurred shortly after p.m. Westbound lanes of the bridge remained closed for almost two hours and one eastbound lane was closed for nearly an hour while emergency crews cleaned up debris. Traffic diverted from the bridge tied up streets in west Annapolis and Parole until 4 said Annapolis police Sgt. Donald O'Neill. On the Broadneck the accident caused traffic problems and backed up traffic on Route said Officer V. Richard county police spokesman. A fiery crash on the same span in March 1985 left one man dead and jammed local traffic for seven hours. A similar tragedy was averted yesterday because of quick thinking by a said State Trooper Michael Nkkol. Donald of found him- self between two of the tractor-trailers and tried to change lanes to get out of the way moments before the accident Nickol said. Hofman and his were taken to Anne Arundel General treated and released. Hofman said when he saw the brake lights on the tractor-trailer in front of him go on and oa Page Col. School board bidding for million By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer The county school board last night adopted a 1254.1 million operating a whopping HI minion increase that calls for hiring 140 new teacbert. The budget i 17.7 percent increase over spending toil year ii the largest ever aought and largest hike recommended by the board in recent yean. Last county School Superintendent Robert C Rice aiked for a 20 percent in- crease. The botrd trimned that by V million lor a it percent Increase. The iMdfet fiaaBy by the County repreeeated only a 1.1 perceat In- crease. thii rather thM ewtting Rice's the school board is Meidhkf 1 thntkti Tfce addttoaal an tt date elementary school growth as well as to expand existing programs such as prekioder- garten and the rniddk school program The budget also includes two new a library security system to cut down on losses from theft and a pilot program to improve students' writing skills. Tbe budget for to install the Horary necurity at three tenier high tfbooii tpeeiilisu told the board at a public bearing latt month that they spend at much as percent of their budgets replacing ftotea or tost AMuai M books and library materials st lentor htfh whooli between according to Brian school director of media The schools that would receive the security tjrstoflu have not yet been Baned. Aaottor new program iadvded UM OPERATING BUDOCT 40 elementary school teachers. 24 teachers for gifted middle students. 19 pre-kindergarten teachers. 17 high school teachers. 8 elementary guidance counselors. 5 teachers to cut English class size. 3 asbestos coordinator. 1 puttie affairs officer. CAPITAL BODOCT miHion. The S280.000. Arundel Senior High Southern Middle Severn Elementary Geo. Fox Middle plans S6.8 W. Sev Park Elementary. 18.1 Route 3 elementary. Andovw Senior High. Brooklyn Park Senkx. Mayo Elementary plans package calls for five at two scteeis to to are English tad tfcey eaa't get papers ea CaL ;