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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland r in if ir u'UiiU Nf w Bu i 268-5000 Ulapttal Tomorrow's Cloudy For SM pnge 7. VOL Cl NO. 14 JANUARY 1986 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The Naval Academy Band will present a free concert at 8 30 tonight in Mitscher Hall at the Naval Academy AREA The owner of the Crab Cafe restaurant in Edgewater was found guilty yesterday of con- spiracy to sell cocaine Page 9. ET CETERA Ever been to a computer's Page 9. ENTERTAINMENT The Annapolis Wildfowl Carving and Art Exhibition will be held next weekend. Page 14. OLD PHOTOS Time Expo- is on display at the State House. Page 14. HEALTH Technology to help those with bearing difficulties has improved significantly. Page 10. STATE Scientists claim a break- through in research on treat- ment for PCP abusers. Page 4. The Reagan administration said it will consider the Sovi- ets' new disarmament propos- but not in regard to Page 2. Rain-laden clouds blocked Columbia's astronauts from landing in Florida for the sec- ond straight day today. Page 3. SPORTS Maryland's two major ath- letic associations are talking but not anytime soon Page 17 PEOPLE Rick Nelson had a severe drug problem and takes Quaaludes and many other the sing. er's former wife said in di- vorce papers filed in 1981 The filed by Kristin Harmon Nelson's attor ney during divorce proceed- also contend the singer and former television star of- ten hosted parties at his home where drugs were taken The issue of Nelson and drugs surfaced in published reports Wednesdaj Federal investigators were quoted as saying the New Year's Eve airplane crash that kiUed Nel- his fiancee and five others may have resulted from a cab- in fire ignited basing cocaine Nelson's friends and manag- er strongly denied he had been a cocaine user and specifically that he indulged in in which cocaine is mixed with solvents to punfv the drug which is allowed to and then smoked is all totally 100 percent Barbra Remecke the Nelson family's attorney said Thursday It's s mabcious attempt to blacken his image Federal officials they have yet to determine the DC-3 crashed in Texas as Nel son and his band traveled from Alabama to incert in Dal las The pilo copilot sur vived LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 8tt Pick 4 4121 INDEX 4 sections. 32 pages Calendar 5 Classified Ads 25 32 columns 23 Editorials 6 Entertainment 14-15 Health Obituaries PoUceBeat 7 Sports n-22 Television listings IS Couple sue pill maker Blame drug for enlarged liver By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer ELLICOTT CITY In the last 12 Constance Bailey's liver has swelled to SO forcing her to forsake her love of sailing and to cope with the inevitable question from is the baby The Severna Park woman says the ques- tion is always but she is used to it. have a medical Mrs. replies graciously. But what Mrs. Bailey doesn't disclose is that she believes her abnormal liver and mushrooming waist line were caused by birth control pills she took daily for nine years. The soft-spoken secretary claims her liver is suffering a toxic reaction from a brand of pill that should never have been allowed on the market. she began telling her story ic a five-man Circuit Court jury in Howard County. The panel will decide the fate of a million negligence lawsuit that Mrs. Bailey and her filed against the pill's G.D. Searle Inc. of Chicago. The case is being heard in Howard County because Mrs. Bailey is well-known in Anne Arundel County Circuit where she is a secretary for Judge Martin Wolff. The which has been pending for five is expected to last four to six weeks Searle's attorneys have vehemently de- nied Mrs. Bailey's labeling them blatant on the company. They recognize that she suffers from a liver but argue that it is congenital and not linked to the pill Mrs. Bailey was among the first women in the United States to take the birth control piQ when it became available in the early 1960S. Searle was the first company in the United States to market the contraceptive After having her second Mrs Bailey said she received a prescription in 1963 for the pill known as Enovid The dosage was later changed and she was prescribed another Searle Ovalin told me that it was a safe pill to be on and that it had been Mrs Bailey testified was my doctor I thought he knew what he was talking about AP photo CONSTANCE AND JERRY Bailey of Sevema Park leave Circuit Court in Ellicott City. told me that it was a safe pill to be on and that it had been tested. He was my doctor. I thought he knew what he was talking Constance Severna Park But one of Mrs Bailey's George argues that Searle rushed its birth control pill through federal approv- ignoring what he alleges are tests that showed the drug was unsafe. was in a race with the other drug companies to be the first on the market with the oral contraceptive The stakes were Kerston said Kerston said he plans to present evidence to show that Searle executives knew their pill caused liver problems in rats. He alleges that the company both falsified and concealed results from tests in order to secure Food and Drug Administration mar- keting approval. the Searle was falsifying designing tests and taking diseased tissue and throwing it away in- stead of analyzing Kerston told the jury. was a litany of violations that does not scientific common sense That is how Searle got and kept its promin- in the birth control pill market. The FDA reviewed the make-up of Searle's oral contraceptives in a special report completed in 1975. That and a subsequent Senate subcommittee investiga- show a link between the brand of pills on Page Col. Downtown crime fuels ire Victims demand action from law-enforcement officials Bv KEVIN DRAWB4LGH Staff Writer Angry victims of a continuing downtown Annapolis burglary spree last night called on a panel of key law enforcement officials to take action At a meeting sponsored by the Ward One Residents about 40 homeowners wanted to know what police were doing about the months old series of break-ins Lt John W Annapolis Police De- partment said detectives have been following the burglaries for weeks and believe they are connected He declined to say if police would soon make an arrest But he indicated that investi- gators are closing in on a suspect. The panel of officials included City Attorney Jonathan county State's Attorney Warren B Duckett former Alderman Gill County Councilman Maureen T Lamb and three others In burglaries were up 22 percent in 1985 over police said. In the last quarter of last 210 burglaries occurred compared to 166 the previous year Most of the residents at the meeting were victims of car theives or vandals in recent months Others complained about littering and public drunkenness outside their homes. Combatting crime was the mam theme of Mayor Dennis Callahan's successful election campaign last year With the recent burglaries and the prospect of another tourist-packed summer approach- residents wanted to know what the mayor is doing to fulfill his promises who is was not present at the panel discussion. he did meet in City Hall yesterday with consultants who have completed a long-awaited study on manage- ment of the police department on Page Col. Allen stuns GOP Rejects running for governor By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Former Annapolis state Sen. Arts T. Allen stunned political observers last night by an- nouncing he will not seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Dr. made his announcement in Baltimore to a group of supporters who expect- ed him to seek the party's bid for governor. have come to the conclusion 1 will not be a candidate for governor of the state of Maryland at this he said. Dr. Allen is the second prominent Republi- can to bow out of the race for governor in j the past week. Howard County Ex- ecutive J. Hugh Ni- chols dropped out ofj the race saying party officials had failed to promises to provide j campaign financing. But Dr. now an adviser with the federal Health Care Fi- nance said he hopes Nichols gets back into the race now that he has decid- T ed against running. GQp bld think Hugh had some concerns about running a candi- in the Dr. Allen said this morning. pulled out. he'll come For the past several Or. a retired physielatt who lives in Arundel on the had been exploring a potential gubernato- rial bid. A committee of supporters was formed last year to solicit support for him across the state. In his remarks to Dr. Allen said he decided against running in order to promote party unity and concentrate party resources behind one candidate. believe at any given there exists in the state of Maryland only a certain amount of resources available to especially those running for office in the pri- mary he said. these resources be divided between more than one the chances of either winning the general are decreased Asked this morning if he will rule out a bid for the party's U.S. Senate Dr. Allen think probably we would. I have not considered it Allen's decision not to run for governor stunned Republican leaders who had urged him not to run in order to allow Nichols to attract support from the national Republican organiza- said state GOP Chairman Dr. Allan C. Levey. came as a complete Levey said of Dr Allen's decision. lot of people in the state elected officials and party officials have been talking to Arts Allen for the past couple of weeks asking him not to run for governor A former member of the House of Dr Allen was the first black elected to the General Assembly from Anne Arundel County and the first black state GOP chairman. Now that Dr Allen has decided not to enter the Nichols should be able to attract support and money from Republicans across oe Page CoL Deal helps Gibraltar get OK from feds By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer The seal of approval for federal deposit insurance was on the doors this morning when Gibraltar Build- ing 4 Loan IDC opened for business The Annapolis-based thrift won federal deposit Insurance yeiterday after the lUte agreed to guarantee a 3 million note At a the depoiitors DOW have full access to their for tbe firrt time in eight The bond anticipation oote wai tbe latt hurdle Gibraltar Deeded to jump in order to qualify for tbe Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp seal one of tbe largest thrifts ia was tbe last of tbe local tartnfi and loans to join the federal deposit tasuraoce system. Its have beta ouMe to with- draw more than fLOM a month since May when the governor placed re- oa the state's Itt privately insured thrifts to stem runs Tbe bond notes from the state helped Gibraltar meet federal net worth requirements Under the approved yesterday by tbe state Board of Public Gibraltar must meet the net worth requirement on its own over the next two years so that tbe notes can be returned to tbe state In addition to receiving tbe bond anticipation Gibraltar and the state insurance fund agreed to swap some assets to help tbe thrift meet the FSLIC net worth requirement Officials for both Gibraltar aod the state said federal examiners had undervalued some of the associa- tion's assets So Gibraltar traded these undervalued assets to the state in return tor home mortgages held by the Maryland Deposit Insurance Pud. To its tbe state wffl betd some management rights that wffl allow H to oversee Gibral tar's PSYCHIATRIST HELPED LEVITT HANDLE MILLIONS By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer One of the more colorful aspects of a iS7-page report on the state's savings and loan crisis is a telling story of a his psychiatrist and bis regulator Tbe report by Wilbur D Preston Jr.. tbe special counsel appointed to Investigate the chronicles the mutual alliance between form er Old Court President Jeffrey A bis psychiatrist and the defunct Maryland Savings-Share Insurance Corp. The psyebittriM is Dr Hoefl K Connor Jr a specialist in victims of their own wealth learn bow to handle Dr Connor was a friend of Charles C Hogg III. who was then director of MSSIC Wrote Preston seemt to have pictured Levitt as a super- succeecful person whose principal probtem was dealing with his own success So Hogg introduced his friend Dr Connor to Levitt sometime January IKS Tbe arranged match most have taken a firm bold Not long Dr Connor was put on Old Court'i payroll help Levitt deal with the tragedy of being a million And Dr who also spe- cialised in organisational prob- became tbe in-house psychiatrist at Old Court. Later oa in tbe as Old Court became a more bvions prob- lem and state officials were dis- cussing what to do about Dr ea Page Get 'This is tbe most striateut agree- ment that has been entered into by week tor Gibraltar Practices and MDff with any ether leans at the 'along with Got. Harry who heads these of other leaser-known Ike state beard that tteued fee net were criticized in s special mwsttga- worth certificate. taon of the state's savings and loan The approval comes after a rough crisis. The report on the invesUga- was released but of Gibraltar's hot the the ttt en Pefi Cei ;