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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Away we Tour the house that Ruth built. Inside First-timers set for Super Bowl UtfAOf 18 Today's How to prepare for final exams. SEE PAGE 8 ci. Circulation 268-4800 News Business 268-5000 pita I Tomorrow's Colder For see pegs 13. VOL CI NO. 10 JANUARY 25 Cents GOOD DONTFORQET The Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the doling of Carrie Weedon Ele mentary School at Thrift avoided rules report hits Gibraltar The city Alcoholic- Control Board wants to raise the tab by for liquor establishments that stay open late. Ptge 15. ACTION Line The Ctpittl's consumer ad- vice column helps with the mystery of the missing film. Ptge 15. ENTERTAINMENT The Italian Festi- will be held next month. Ptge 10. STATE A wood-burning stove may have caused a fire that killed six people. Ptge 4. NATION An American cargo ship in International waters was inter- cepted and searched by the Iraniattaavy. Ptge 2. Gramm-Rudman will force a 4.3 percent cut in domestic programs and a 4.9 percent cut tor the military on March 1. Ptge 3. NAVY Navy beats visiting George Mason University. Ptge NBA The Lakers are setting a hot pace in pursuit of another title. Ptge 17. TERP8 Georgia Tech beats Mary- 8847. Ptge It. PEOPLE Stock car racer Junior John- son says he never gave up hope he'd get the presidential pardon that President Reagan granted him for a 1956 moon- shining conviction. filed a request for a par- don just over said 54. hadn't given up hope that it would come though I was told when I filed that it proba- bly would take quite some The granted by Rea- gan Dec. restores civil rights lost upon conviction on a felony charge. of was convicted after being cap- tured at his father's still. He served 11 months in the federal penitentiary in Ohio. Johnson was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in 1972 and was the subject of a Last American in the late 1970s. For a took at other people in the news set ptge 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit M4 Pick 4 Lotto M M n 8 U INDEX I 21 pages. Calendar Classified Ada columns Mstoriaii...... UtftTUtaauet Obttaarias PetteeBeat 6 2121 27 12 10-11 11 II Tslsilsssn ..11 .14 By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer of igs and loan unearthed problems anoV unethical -practices in sojne Anne Arundel County savings and loans and real deals.--------------- The 457-page report compiled by a special counsel concluded that insi- der deals and excessive fees were common in nearly all of Maryland's fast-growing including one in Annapolis. In this the report pinpoints Gibraltar Savings and Loan Associa- of Annapolis. The report charged that Gibral- tar's practice of giving business to a known savings and loans in the state that drew criticism in the report. try crisis. jiJawyer for cmg ace Goldstein was diversion of corporate as- And it called Gibraltar's jxchtnge commercial Preston wrote. president of the self- John Hanson and Fairfax savings and loans were also cited in the by. Preston charged that Gibraltar was one of several associations in of a low lorertfsTTaTe'Toan' with another association conspir- acy to avoid insider lending limita- Goldstein called the report bum The million association is one of the last associations in the state awaiting full approval for fed- eral deposit insurance. Gibraltar is one of lesser- Until Old Merritt and Community savings and loan asso- ciations' executives had attracted most of the public's attention throughout the crisis. while the problems at Gibraltar pale in com- parison to improper practices at those more notorious they illustrate the wide scope of the Indus- past six or seven years. Partly as a result of that rapid Gibraltar's net worth dipped to a negative 18.3 million on April before the onset of the savings and loan crisis. additional factor revealed by our investigation was that Gibraltar had no discernible underwriting standards or policy guidelines for Photo by Kollh LEGS PLY as Instructor Mary McNeil tikes a class through a workout at the Living Well Fltnees Center In the Annapolis Mall. FIT IS A HIT Health clubs get post-party boost By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGER Staff Writer Has the holiday season taken its toll on your Are you tired of seeing a flabby physique in the And your New Year's resolution was to get in What do you For Anne a 42-year-old Cape St. Claire the an- swer was to get a workout four days a week. Last Mrs. Wens and her husband bought lifetime member- ships at the Living Well Fitness Center in the Annapolis Mall. Her goal is to lose weight and regain some of the fitness she lost during her years of sedentary living. figure it's going to be a lifelong she said while pedaling vigorously on a station- ary cycle at the club. Health club operators say the fitness business is as more and more people try to rebound from feasting over the holidays and get in shape by summer. New members tired of they know they've put on weight and it's their New Year's to prepare for warm-weather said Lew manager of Sever- na Park Racquetball It Nautilus Club in MlllersvUle. While the health club business usually picks up in the surge in new members this year is especially Gerrard said. He said his club will get twice as many new members this month as In December oa Page Col. Hosts laud 'drink-o-meters' By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer After his guests had imbibed his hospitality at a Christmas an Anne Arundel County man served up a surprise before allowing them to leave. The The mini-Breathalysers indicated that three guests should by and instructed a fourth to to two stayed off the road provided a good im- proved public awareness and quite possibly saved the host said of the supplied free by the county during the recent holiday reason At least 20 persons who used the meters to check their sobriety did not questionnaires returned to the county have showed A question- naire accompanied watch were distributed free of charge at publk libraries. phenomenal. That's exact- ly the kind of thing we wanted to see said Eric coordina- tor of the county Drug and Alcohol Program. it's very well possible that more than one life was The was included in kits made available under a pilot program called CRASH Create Responsible Alcohol Serving Habits It's been called toe first government- sponsored effort of its kind. About individual breath- testers were distributed to county including a second ship- ment of about that arrived after residents depleted the first supply at some library branches A final figure for the number of claimed is not in but officials believe that most were gone by New Year's Day The response has prompted county officials to declare CRASH a big hit. reaction has been over- Avery also citing telephone calls both from local resi- dents urging larger supplies and M Page Cet City may expand old dump KEVIN DRAWBADGH Staff Writer Annapolis may run out of space to dump its garbage by 1M8 five years sooner than officials expected In the city is considering expanding its landfill by purchasing acres next door worth approxi- siately said. New stadias the eld city latXffil off Route wfll be Ml ta two fears If ewrwt daaaaaf rates eetJtawe. ttBdass saM the sate veoM last attil I9tt Increased dumping by commercial waste haulers has shortened the landfill's life said William C director of publk works A ftody completed two weeks ago confirmed suspicions HoBjad said be had a year ago that the ISM life spaa was too optimistic. fen had to do wss look st hesaH not a desperate sttuatkm We hare to start plaMUng ahead BOW so that vhei we ABB oat of well have a weD-rtfiiUttd space to go into The old life span could be stretched By reducing dumping rates or installing a more powerfal trask the vefeuM of terial temped the laodiffi eoaU he reduced Another option might be buiidiaf the letsj-dtUyed garbage iaciaerator proposed for Annapolis. Holland said. Bat wadjat lusMaiarrtteni coakpU- cata swab tast Mayer Dennis CeUahaa. Aside from the landfill is the city's strongest revenue producer ID fiscal ft generated a Ott.MO surptiis more than any of the city's seven other venture projects Most of the revenue comes from damping fees charted to commercial waste haulers at rates of 120 per ton for a covered load aad 122 per uncovered ton About half of the garbage dumped at the landfill cosaes from commer- cial Holland said. aa Page Cel nmensrs tmreampany that did business through the report said. Goldstein owns Arundei Title Corp. and Gibraltar borrowers paid in title insur- ance fees to Arundel Title from 1984 to according to the Preston said the practice was diversion of corporate the report illustrated a on Page Col. Ltvltt nttlnrt loin toil. Pigt 4. Seat belts backed Fatalities buoy bill's chances By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer A rise in Maryland traffic deaths may convince legislators this year to back a bill requiring motorists to wear seat supporters predict. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday approved the co-sponsored by Sen. Mi- chael D-Glen and supporters hope the House Judiciary Committee will follow suit. The bill would subject motorists to a fine if an officer stops them on another violation and finds they are not wearing seat belts. Last year the House panel rejected an identical proposal by a 16-4 mar- gin. But the bill's supporters claim that a 13.7 percent increase in high- way fatalities in the state during 1985 along with a shift in public opinion is the ammunition they need to conquer House opposition. common said Sen. Gerald a member of the Senate Judicial Pro- ceedings Committee. need seat belt compliance now to save lives.'' State police reported 528 automo- bile deaths last 89 more than they reported in 1984. In only 38 cases the victims wore safety and law-enforcement officials esti- mated that 290 would have survived the crashes had they been buckled in. Baltimore surgeon Dr. Ameen Ramzy told the would say to any cone spend a night on call with me at the Shock- Trauma any and see the difference between the people who wore the belts and the ones who didn't It's senseless While the full Senate is expected to approve the bill as it did In the obstacle will again be the House Judiciary Committee. Panel Chair- man Del Joseph Owens. D Mont- gomery last year marked ss Page CoL Jttwnty feMferi. Ptfft MAPftHOWl ;