Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Inside Are Patriots a team of SEE PAGE f 6 Away we gp's winter respite. frt f f Classified 268-7000 Tomorrow's Clear cold For see page 13. VOL Cl NO. 4 JANUARY 25 Cent Money to top 'seriousJ session crisis awaits assembly GOOD PONT FORGET A free cross-country skiing r BackCountry Tours at to night at the Annapolis 1410 West St. AREA Plans are again under way to mark the bicentennial of the Annapolis Convention of 1786. Page IS. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with an insurance refund. Page ENTERTAINMENT Original mezzotints by the world's leading practitioners will be exhibited in the St. John's College Art Gallery. Page 11. STATE The U.S. attorney suspended its investigation of Old Court Savings and Loan. Page 4. NATION Col. Moammar Khadafy says Libya is in a of A new balanced budget law will wipe out President Rea- gan's defense buildup in two a congressman says. Pages. NAVY The Navy basketball team kicked off their Colonial Ath- letic Association season with a 7641 victory. Page 18. TERPS The Terps to Duke. Page 18. PEOPLE Entertainer Johnny Carson is gambling on Nevadans hav- ing a sense of humor. Gov. Richard Bryan asked for an gy for a joke he said held the state's women up to but Carson told his To- night TV audience on Friday that Bryan should and held forth with more Nevada humor. is a rich with 38 percent of the nation's gold. Most of that in the teeth of six cocktail waitresses in serves i useful pur- separates California from Colorado so John Denver doesn't keep Californiani awake all night with weird songs about The original Joke' the difference between a par- rot and a Nevada You can teach a parrot to say DO For a look it other people in the news fee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit Pick 4 Lotto M as aj 11 is INDEX f 2ttpaget Calendar Classified Ais cottmns 5 29-B 27 Eatertalnnkeot Sports lutings Ymrtk 11 U 11 Staff Writer When state legislators convene at noon Wednesday for the last session of their four-year election- year posturing may be overshad- owed by more serious money mat- ters. The lingering savings and loan which has strapped depositors and threatened the state's credit still requires a large chunk of state money. Just how large is still a matter of debate for the 1986 General Assembly. But it's money that in any other election year might have gone to more constituent-pleasing political plums. typical election year is one doors of the treasury and dance out a lot of new programs or said Del. Robert R-Davidsonville. year I think you're going to see more damage the House minority leader and member of the committee that oversees the state calls his assessment The savings and loan issue is likely to dominate the session for at least the first few 'days as legislators await Gov. Harry Hughes' plan for paying off depositors whose money is tied up in Old First Maryland and Ridgeway sav- ings and loans. In Woodrow the special investigator hired to deter- tie crisis to wQl present his report Thursday. just to make sure np one forgets the depositors plan a rally on opening day to press their demands for immediate access to their funds. In an interview Hughes acknowledged that the savings and loan issue could be a complicating factor that will make it more diffi- cult to get the work of the General Assembly done this year. hope it's not. I hope whatever is done on savings and loan will be over with he said. Hughes said he will trave his de- positors payback plan ready to present to the General Assembly by Neall and other legislators also say growing concern over rising insur- ance health-care cost contain- ment and school construction funding will command legislative at- tention. Hughes has said his proposed budget will include money for new housing raises for state employees and increases in welfare grants. The governor's housing program is intended primarily to make better and affordable housing available to the poor and elderly. Hughes wouldn't disclose the amount of money he will put into the housing but said it will be Photo by Sot OHbwl MOTORISTS ZIP by crumbled retaining will In front of the Arundel Center on Northwest Street. Wall has been battered by vehicles. WRECKING WALL Traffic light may brake crashes at Arundel Center By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer That's how county workers reacted to recent newt that the Arundel Center wall at a sharp turn on Northwest Street had been hit once more by a car. On Dec. a snowy Friday a pickup truck careened into the will and left a gaping bole in it. Within the hour a car followed the same knocking a chunk of brick and mortar to the ground was another rough day for that said County Executive 0 James who caught a gjlmpse of the Incident from his fourth-floor office The accident marked the fourth time in eight years that the modest barrier has battered by pasting said Donni looked out and saw the hole in the wall. A few minutes later I looked out again and it was Councilwoman Lamb manager of the county Central Services Office's safety and Insurance division Last time the repair cost Fortunate- the truck driver's insurance company will pick up the Ub for the new dsmtge In county taxpayers have been forced to pay for repairs only once. In that a motorist reportedly struck another forcing it to collide with the and then drove off The snow that dusted the county Dec 20 is regarded as a contributing factor to the most recent accident heard a big bang like someone dropped recalled one county em- ployee who works on the first floor within yards of the wall just happened to walk into my office and look out the window when the second guy careened into the wall and took a big hunk said Larry E a county purchas- ing agent whose third-floor office overlooks Northwest Street looked it bicked off and drove OB Page Col He also wouldn't say How niuch he will provide for pay raises and in- creases in welfare grants The governor was in preparing the budget be will submit Jan. that a strong growth in state revenues gave him about mil- lion for what fiscal people call dis- cretionary spending. That means the amount of money available after Hughes funds the mandatory growth in the state budget items over which he has no control. Some of that will be set aside to pay back depositors in crippled thrifts. Some also may be saved as a budgeted surplus to help protect the state's AAA bond rating. on Page Col. City boasts surplus But 5 projects remain in red By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The city government continued last year to climb out of the financial hole it fell into in the late 1970s. Improved management and higher tax revenues gave Annapolis a 000 surplus for fiscal according to the annual financial statement released Friday. well on our way to recov- said Alderman John R. Ham- chairman of the City Council Finance Committee. A multi-million dollar pension fund debt that damaged the city's finan- cial standing five years ago is being paid off. But perfect health will remain elusive as loag as some chronic losers among taxpayer-supported venture enterprises fail to turn a Hammond ssid. The Market the City the water the bus system and garbage collection services drained the treasury again in accountants ssid. Each of the enterprises is meant to turn s profit or at least break even For the city landfill In Crownsville charges commercial dumptrucks to per losd With revenues higher than expenses last the landfill returned to taxpayers. the city parking garage showed a profit and the sewer system was In the black by But taxpayers lost on five other enterprises The bus system cost more than it earned The garbage collection system ran a deficit and the municipal water system lost The less basic City Dock and Market House enterprises lost and according to tbe statement Taxpayers made up the deficits on Pafe 14. Col. Bumped couple jog jet's dress code By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES A couple forced off a Europe-bound Jetliner at Balti- more Wasbisfton International Air- port betaise they were wearing frgglng suits has woe a lawsmit against World Airways Donald and Magdakfia Colgan of a Los Angeles betntei a World Airways to Los AoMlM tost Juae tor their first trip to fenvpe. Bat they otiy got as far as Baltinore-Washington Interns tiwul Airport Although their gray hls-and-hers Jogging suits were apparently ac ceptable ia Los an airline official ta Baltimore found the en- sembles too casual for transcoatiaen- tal travel. A brochure accompanying the dis- count tickets said dressy attire was required. The couple bought the half- price tickets from a friend through a World Airways program offering dis- counts to friends and relatives of employees mentioned that to us when we boarded in L A said Coif 37 they we would have come back next day or changed our clothes there or whatever We wanted to be comfortable But It was too lite The with the Coif ins' lug- f age including the change of clothes that would have met the dress code off for Frankfurt The Col- gans returned home on another air- line. Last the Coif ani won against the airline in smaD claims court The airline is appealing the judgment ID their 10 months of pUnninf for the trip passports and even a auto loan to buy an Audi In Europe two Jogging suits were the last thing that the Coif ans expected would interfere toM the judge there's no way we would have consciously flaunted s dress said Coif s safety engineer tar an insurance company think the main point is that they let us on tbe plane in Los Angeles without saying anything said they were waiting to get aboard the World Airways after the layover when they were told they had to be properly attired tore-board give me my bags. and well change' They wouldn't fire us oar bsfs be said asked If I could buy s jacket and Ue but there were no shops in the But about half an hour before Page Cat.