Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Now no one's laughing at 'wimp' bill for men 'Men are always supposed to be 'macho.' that's not the way It Is. Men are in trouble. A lot of women's problems have to do with Del. Cummings By JUDIPERLMAN Staff Writer When a state delegate last year Introduced a bill to study men and their some legislators laughed and called it a bill. But although upholding their some male legislators conceded it was a good idea. And the measure now is gain- ing the bill's sponsor says. are always supposed to be 'macho.' that's not the way it Elijiah D- said yesterday. are in trouble. A lot of women's problems have to do with such as child abuse and child support. If we laugh and say these problems don't we're he said. This year's resolution calls for the creation of the Maryland Task Force on Fatherhood and Fami- ly. The task force wouM ensure that state agencies understand the pres- sures and problems of today's men and plan appropriate support pro- grams. Del. Anne D-Balti- is a co-sponsor. Cummings noted that jails are filled with not that men commit suicide and crimes at a much higher rate than and that the majority of alcohol and drug abusers are men. I want to do is bring the issues to the forefront... to say that men are in trouble and the legisla- ture wants to do something about it and will do something about he said. At least one Anne Arundel County thinks the bill doesn't stand a chance of making it out of committee. was a joke last year. People came to the hearings to get a 'yuck.' The public perception is that people are not ready to think that men are screwed up and they need help especially when it costs Del John said. People who work with troubled males locally support the idea of a task and agree that men are too sterotyped. assumption a task is accurate Men have always had to go along with a stiff upper lip. But men do have said David who heads the county's protec- tive services division. Sexual abuse and violent aggres- on Page Col. he Capital Tomorrow's Looks For see page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 7 JANUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET Squaredancers are invited to two dances tomorrow. For de- see page 16. AREA Schools don't have enough money to properly rid build- ings of asbestos. Page 25. ARUNDEL DIGEST The former city attorney will be kept under contract tempor- arily. Page 25. ENTERTAINMENT The musical a trib- ute to Martin Luther King will premiere in Annapolis. Page 26. DINING OUT The Kona Tiki is not what you'd expect. Page 2T. STATE Hundreds of firefighters were kept busy well into the night fighting blazes on the Eastern Shore. Page 4. NATION President has ordered all Libyan assets in the United States frozen as a Page 2. The Justice fighting a lawsuit aimed at overturning the Gramm-Rud- man attacked part of it as unconstitutional. Page 3. SPORTS Willie McCovey is named to the Hall of Fame. Page 17. PEOPLE Vanessa Redgrave stuck to the business at hand at a Los Angeles news conference for NBC-TV's the refusing to discuss her support for the Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion. isn't a political V press confer- Miss Tuesday when asked if acts of terrorism in 1985 had made her question her support of the PLO. But Miss Redgrave recalled the period after the Boston Symphony Orchestra canceled her 1962 appearance as a nar- rator because of complaints about sympathy for the PLO She said she was blackballed from working for the next 13 until she was given a role in the film Boitoni- Miss- Redgrave won in a suit against the but a judge set aside the a ruling the actress li appealing For a look at other people in the newi today. see page J. LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-dlgtt Pick 4 44it INDEX I S2 Calendar CUnnVdAds columns Entertainment For PeBeaBeat Television listings it JM1 SI f 7 T 1744 .27 Photo by Bob OHbwl ANGRY DEPOSITORS shout want our during a rally outside the State House yesterday morning. 250 depositors bid Hughes a 'Hell-o' By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer well our Money isn't back where it belongs. And we will tell ya You're causin' Harry. You're still your're still you're not goin' song by depositors to the tune of As the General Assembly sat down to another 90-day session more than 250 depositors wanted to make sure they would not be forgotten. The members of the Maryland Savings and Loan Depositors Committee gathered outside the State House for a two-hour rally peppered with song a speech by consumer activist Ralph shouts and skjts. The group is among more deposi- tors whose money is tied up in four troubled HUGHES ON TV TONIGHT Gov. Harry Hughes will appear live on television at tonight to update Mary- landers on the savings and loan situation. Most Baltimore and Washington TV stations will air his five-minute statement Hughes is expected to wait until tomor- row to disclose his plan to free deposits frozen in troubled savings institutions savings and loans Despite frigid temperatures and a lower turnout than past the rhetoric was hot. couldn't protect myself from the gover- nor but I can protect myself from the said one bundled in a ski mask and sunglasses. Most of the attacks were aimed at Gov. Harry Hughes and his unofficial ambition to be a U.S. senator. And depositors vowed to keep up the pressure until state officials released their savings. Out of Potties You read one sign. Another sonfTsung to the tune of Me Out to criticized the governor for avoiding the depositors when they rallied at his political fund-raiser this fall. me out the back please. Get me far from the read the lyrics. tell you one I'm not going to vote for any said Earl a depositor from JeSsup. been a terrible Christmas for said a retired carpenter. He has been unable to tap his savings in Old Court Savings fc Loan since when the governor froze withdrawals there to stem depositor runs. Nader gave the group a fiery talk. He on Page Col. Levitts admonished. Page 4. Our say on Levitts. Page 6. Cade joins special panel By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Severna Park Sen. John A. Cade will serve as vice chairman of a special standing Senate committee that will review legislation aimed at ending the savings and loan crisis. Senate President Melvin A. D- Baltimore announced the formation of the committee yesterday in a speech on opening day of the 1986 session of the General Assembly. committee will enable the Senate to take a comprehensive and logical approach to this complex matter rather than a fragmented scattering of the bills into various Steinberg said. Steinberg and House Speaker Benjamin L. D-Baltimore both focused their opening speeches on the thrift crisis yesterday as the legislature began its 90-day session. outside the State frus- trated depositors protested their frozen funds. Anne Arundel County said they have had few recent calls and letters about the problem. legislators were speculating about the report to be presented at noon by Wilbur the special counsel appointed to deter- mine causes of the thrift crisis and the people at fault. In addition to naming people both in govern- ment and the savings and loan industry who are to blame for the Preston will recommend enactment of tough new laws dealing with the lending industry. who was briefed on the Preston called it a thorough examination. State House sources said today that the special report is critical of actions taken or not taken by Gov. Harry Attorney General Stephen state savings and loan regula- tors and the Baltimore law firm of Venable Baetjer which represented both Old Court Savings and Loan and the agency that insured and regulated private thrifts in Mary- land. Management problems at Old Court Savings and Loan surfaced last sparking a crisis of confidence in all state-chartered thrifts. The General Assembly convened for two special in May and to deal with the crisis One of the first steps in dealing with the crisis was for the legislature to dissolve the private fund that insured the deposits in state thrifts and create a state insurance fund the state did last May was very said Republican the Senate minority leader. state had no legal responsibility for guaranteeing the deposits But since the state has guaranteed the a major issue during this legislative on Page Col. The mayor is a Ml in the House. Page 25. Students say pot is the drug of choice By JACQUELINE TENCZA Staff Writer The majority of county high school students have used an illegal and marijuana is the drug of choice over according to a survey released yesterday. The presented to the Board of showed that 20 percent of sixth- through eighth-graders and percent of the 812 ninth through 12th-graders say they have used a drug sometime in the past. Marijuana and alcohol were al- most equally popular among middle and junior high school with 31.5 percent reporting marijuana as the drug they prefer and 32.5 percent choosing alcohol as their favorite. Among senier high school 40.8 percent said marijuana was the drug of choice. Alcohol ranked sec- ond with 217 percent selecting it. Since the results are from a drug education survey that was conducted for the first time this school officials have DO previous data with which to make a In the the school system has participated in the Maryland State Drug Abuse Survey. In August the board decided not to participate in that survey because it did not help school officials gauge the success of their drug education classes As a school officials devel- oped two oae for sixth- through sod one for ninth- through to mea- sure behavior and edge of drugs the data showed students understand the health hazards of but are not familiar with the specific makeup and effects of drugs need to spend more time on the pharmacology Dennis county school curriculum told the county school board yesterday But school officials were pleased that fifth gride students had at least recognized the health hazards follow ing two weeks studying drugs The majority of at both levels said the strongest reason not to use an illegal drug is that it's harmful to your health Less than 20 percent of the students at both levels named the law as a strongest reason not to use drugs Most students surveyed said their own friends do not use drugs but they thought most students m their school do use them OB Col. mgwk togHsvtfd. Ptyt X. HALTS COLDS Nasal spray stops virus By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON The next best thing to core for the con moo cold way to prevent this wintertime misery from spreading hat been foond There H that a coee spray made frem the catching the common researchers said to a report pah- Bshed today. Interferea has been soccessfeBr tested to two majsr aeJ a drag company promises the drag will be affordable la the people used the spriyi only when children and other relatives brought colds into their homes. The approach wai not bat overall they suffered percent fewer colds thaa issal the outcome was far better thaa aay other ipproifhn to coy which hart hen jr verthtess. Im W OW OIK first tartMCt where It ken tiont to show prevention of transmis- sion of to the said Dr. Frederick G chief thor of study The studies found that the spray appears to be effective only against the rbiBovirui Although many faros caa cause the rhtoovt- to the Mgfeat causing eetweee M percent and SI percent The twe atadaaa shewed that the spray Mnifjf tt percent effec- tive prvvenHejf edds cansed by are very encouraged by the observation of a high level of protec- tion against rhinovinu Hay- den said are somewhat dis- couraged tbst we had little evidence of protection against any other respiratory particular- ly influenza The spray is not availa- ble to the public and Sobering Corp.. which makes the isn't svre when tt will he Sobering has asked the Food and Drag Administration an Page I. Cel.