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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Capital Tomorrow's Freezing For SM page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 5 JANUARY 25 Cent GOOD DONT FORGET tflla 16 will hold reglstrat for a sailing and seamanship course from 7 to 8 at the Board of Education Build- 2644 Biva and the Annapolis Power Squadron will hold boating course regis- tration at p.m. tomorrow at Annapolis Junior High Forest Drive. AREA Boating laws will get plenty of attention in the legislature. Page 25. ENTERTAINMENT If you think paintings are only for on try Page 14. STATE GOT. Hughes is expected to approve three instant lottery games to support a sports au- thority and possible planning for a new professional sports stadium. Page 4. NATION President Reagan is ready to acw eeouMafe saae. tions against Libya. Page 2. Cities and states say Presi- dent Reagan's upcoming budg- et proposal for fiscal 1967 win include major reductions in aid to local governments. Page 3. SPORTS Defense remains the heart of the Capitals. Page 17. PEOPLE Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee whose private life is often as torrid as his piano has withdrawn a di- I vorce peti- tion that claimed his sixth wife wants to change his personality. The 50- jy ear-old i said she 'and her husband be- gan .talking about a reconcilia- tion at New Year's Eve party marking her 23rd birth- day. didn't want nobody else kissing me at she said. She married Lewis in April than a year after the stager's 15-year-old fifth wife died of a drag overdose. Lewis' Thomas Vete- filed a request Monday asking tie Chancery Court to dismiss the divorce petition. Jim Sander- another Ltwis said the petition ffled Dec. 27 was being withdrawn meaning it can be ffled again. Lewis Had claimed his wife triad to ''re-forge and re-con- his personality and force aim to give up his old friends aod associates. For a look at other people in the aews see A LOTTERY drawn yesterday Pick 4-1447. iNoex Spates. Csjffoar Ads t-ll M .2741 II 6 OPEN ARMS Mayor welcomes state lawmakers By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Annapolis Mayor Dennis Callahan jokes he will be hanging around the legislature so much this session that think I'm one of the Callahan has vowed to live up to his campaign promise of making the 188 law- makers feel welcome during their 90-day stay in Annapolis which begins tomorrow. want to make it as pleasant as possible for Callahan said. they spend three months of their lives Legislators also spend big bucks although Callahan said he does not know exactly bow much the legislative session adds to the local economy. This legislators will be reimbursed up to per day for meals and including a daily limit on food expenses. But with lobbyists outnumbering legisla- tors almost 2-to-l and dinners and recep- tions filling up the social legislators need not worry about going hungry The entire allowance can be spent on lodging. mAMat Jj- atost Betas soso oner raws EOT legislators staying the whole 90 days and the opening of more.historic JOBS around- State Circle has lured legislators closer to the State House. The mayor's official welcome will be a reception for the legislators hosted by the city tod the District 30 legislative delega- tion. Callahan said the event will be privatly financed. envision H as a Welcome to he said. would like to make this an annual a tradition that they look forward Del John county dele- gation said he believes Callahan can set a new tone for the legislators in Annapolis. really think he will make a differ- Astle said. The tension between former Mayor Rich- ard L. HQlman and the lawmakers was reflected in such conflicts as a snafu over parking places around the State House and KNEELING IN THE aisle of the Mike Hicks of International Roll Cell yesterday sorted through cables and wires while setting up a vote tabluator. The device Is expected to be ready for tomorrows opening session. the ticketing and towing of legislators' cars. When HDlman went looking for legislators to introduce a local bill that would allow the Annapolis mayor to perform marriage cer- the city House delegation turned him down. During Hfflman's four-year term state money to pay for police and fire protection during the legislative session never in- creased. That's something Callahan hopes to change. He has already met with Gov. Harry Hughes and has asked for an In- crease in the 1987 budget CaHahan is also giving legislators some- OB Page CoL Utility growth passe 2 officials fear development By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer The County Council last night passed a bill allowing private developers to expand utility plants despite the vehement objections of two councilwomen convinced it will accelerate growth. The bill is aimed at easing government's costly burden of enlarging sewage and water treatment plants to meet the demands of new a county official said. But County Councilwoman Carole B. D-Severna Park still concerned that this bill will hurry growth Council Chairman Virginia P. D- West just don't buy that it won't help The council voted 5-2 to adopt the with Mrs. Clagett and Baker dissenting. In recent months developers have indicated m ft. VT outside Annipoos ami a sewer plant in Mary- land county officials said. B0t county laws tetihnicaHy have not permit- ted the county to guarantee utility service to a private boflder in return for enlarging a facili- ty. Under the newly adopted ordinance the county can promise service for the developer who finances a plant expansion. The change will satisfy a requirement some lending institutions impose on private builders. is not an incentive for insisted Thomas H. director of the county Department of Utilities. Like government privately fi- nanced efforts would move ahead only if they conformed with the adopted General Develop- ment Plan and the more detailed water and sewer master Neel said. Despite those assurances the bill stirred the fears of councilwomen already troubled by the current pace of growth in Anne Arnndel. concerns me that we'll lose a tool we now have to slow development I still think this wfll OB Page Col. Pleasure boaters deep-six restrictions By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Growing political clout helped boaters fight off an assortment of restrictive federal legislation in 19S5 and gird for bigger battles ahead. was a remarkable said Michael vice president of the Boat Owners Association of the Unit- ed a lobbying group bawd in Va. beat them he said of several congressional proposals to increase charges or reduce services to the nation's recreational boaters. By the time Congress adjourned for the victories A proposal to levy annual fees on boaters for Coast Guard services died in budget deliberations. The Senate changed its mind about cutting million from the U.S. Coast Guard. Congress ap- proved an operating budget only slightly lower than last year while increasing the Coast Guard's The Capital budget A bill to raise the fee for nautical charts from to also was killed. A Mil charging Customs Service fees to boaters who then return to Amercian waters also failed. Congress appropriated mil- lion for state boating the first time all fuel taxes tram boating have been earmarked for boating programs. seems that we've been winning some good ones said Ray former legislative liaison for the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs an umbrella group for local boating organisations. Hart and other boating leaders agreed that boating matters are cropping up more often in Congress because of pressure to balance the federal budget They said some politicians are treating boating as a luxury that can be further taxed to raise money for unrelated public services. But while the budget ax loomed over lobbying efforts in- creased and boaters began convinc- ing elected officials that theirs is an economically important industry. boating industry itself has become more visible and has done a better job of letting it be known that it is a major sport and a major contributor to the said Mick executive director M Page 8. CeL to crowded ttftt Nrtavwtys. 25. --------------THE TAXING SEASON--------------- Ministers lose a break IRS vows improved act DE1RA V1ADE10 The Rev Terry Sehoener Is talking in the true spirit of a holy man when he discusses changes in the federal tax code. of Wooes Presbyterian Church in Bevema stands to lose la annul exomt because a tax break tor expired Si. Under the old musters were auowed Is write off their bousing aOowsnce if they used It to pay a says 8ehoeuer. of us favor the eaaafe Because ft it was lha fair tateg to eV' That tax cede prerisioa U one of naay to an end with 1106. The expired those provisiooi were left with no aew law yet In place to address them. to abeyance here and I can't tell you what to said Ray GUI a senior legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Marjorle RWUme Aruadel County When both houses reconvene on Jan. they can extend the tax breaks retroactive- Ignore them or replace them with new provisions. The Ux advantage tor mlnteun barks beck to time when congregations were often toe poor to pay ministers enough to fUpurl s fsaitly lines hive cbunged and many pastors paid good taUries They may Mt be wonderful bet aehody get tato this for fleMathaW ftatiei the salaries et musters are net greet mlsaelirs ejtteaftei that sala- ries taed at aferafe MUM to HUM a 87 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue so plagued with problems last year that an estimated 1M mOBon telephone calls went is promising improve- ateat this more more workers and courtesy Bjr the IRS will be able to tefi you by phone whether your tax return has been received If yon call with a question about tfce agency a better to ftrt rou the rifht answer And there are no IKS officials are prwhcUof DO repeat of la it year's naacire toesJif to proeesafaag retorts. thlAk im wttl be s capacity aod stepped up worker training in the 10 regkmal service where an estimated 103 S million individual returns are expected to be processed this year. It was t new computer system hi these that created most of the proreasing backlog last year and delayed refunds tor of taxpayers iagesu tax ea Dee. Sf fhrisaMl aitittif eat smlUea tax psftafsi As the IRS adrtce to taxpayers FBe early aod use the pre-addressed Label Cast aeseotpaniea' your tax forms because It has year aod Social Security earn her. It veu ere expertteg s rou eoehf get ft to as as four weeks If yea file U Jaeaory er rteoatry After i le weeks- year BMtal BeteilU ;