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Capital, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Your It's something to smile about. SEE P4OE Check out fun with the 'card.1 SEE SECTION INSIDE Virginia floors No. 1 Tar Herts. Cold wet For see page 5. VOL. Cl NO. 26 JANUARY 25 GOOD DOrVTFOflQgr Eugene Charnlak of Brown Univeriity will diieuii com- puter language in the first of three tree leeturei on artificial at tonight in Key Auditorium at St. John'i College. AREA A civic group endorses pres- ervation of Old Bates but not by selling its land for hornet. Pigi t. fTCFTERA Pete's Pool Hall has some famous Ptge t. JNTeRTAINMiNT Carolyn If cDade will present an evening of song and poetry. Plfttt. ARUNDfL ARTIST Maryland Hall hosts paint- ings by Laura Biggins Palmer. A state of siege is declared Haiti. The IBS processes tax re- turns faster this year. Ptgt 3. The Birds adopt the first voluntary drug testing 11. Actor CHit who has made a career of playing hard-bitten bines not afraid to take the Uw into their own is hoping to take a stab at the rote of small-town may- or. Eastwood. filed papers yesterday to run for mayor of Camel the picturesque city on the Monterey Peninsula where Eastwood has lived for 14 yean. 'Td like to get away from the negative attitude of this council the tough-guy actor said. Eastwood said he prefers di- plomacy as a means of solving problems and labeled the cur- rent council and Mayor Char- If he is victorious in the April I Eastwood said he would cut back on activities in motion pictures. Mrs. Townsend said she thinks accomplishments of this council in the past four years have been Eastwood sued the dtjr last year over the City Council's rejection of development plans for a commercial bofldbg ad- jacent to the Hog's Breath In. a restaurant of which he is a co-owner. The dty aetaol oot of coat SB a cein promise version of the LOTTERY Numbers drawn Thm-dtgtt-rtt Pick 4- INDtX AP photo STUDENTS BOW ea they put memorial tor teacher Chrtata MoAulIHe et Concord High School. parts found Rocket flame may have set off explosion By THE ASSOCIATED PBES8 CAPE Fla. Specialists examined at least five large chunks of shattered Chtl- fenfer'f fuselage and stu- died the possibility that a blowtorch of flame from a solid- fuel booster rocket triggered the explosion that destroyed the shut- tie and its crew. Officials of the National Aero- nautics and Space Administration were surprised that so many large pieces survived Tuesday's fireball. The big sections and several small pieces of the main body were plucked from the Atlantic Ocean yesterday and ferried to Port where they were unloaded and taken to a hangar that is storing thousands of pieces of shuttle debris. A NASA videotape of the unload- ing showed the CbtUeoger't nose part of the parts of a cargo bay and sections of wing. The largest piece of the latest find was about 20-by-8 feet. on the side of the cabin area was a yellow with the word pointing to an emergency hatch. The wreckage was spotted float- ing about 60 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral. Doctors at Patrick Air Force examined a fragment of bone and tissue that floated ashore 35 miles south of Cape Canaveral to determine if it belonged to one of the seven astro- nauts. It was attached to a blue and police said it probably was a foot bone. on Page CoL MfiW staffer ftpt 4 Burglary rate soars city By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Crime in Annapolis dropped 2 per- cent last year but burglaries soared by 22 according to statistics released by the city police this week. Burglars struck Annapolis resi- dences 784 timei last year an all- time high in the city. In the previous police reported 604 burglaries. The statistics also show police had difficulty solving burglary cases. Only 74 of the 10 were solved. the police made arrests in a 17 percent clearance rate. for the number of convictions in those some of which have yet to come to were Robbery showed the most signifi- cant decline with a 28 percent drop. Larceny was down 9 percent and rape was unchanged with U cases. Lt. John W. Wright said of the 2 percent drop in overall crime. But he noted the department if eoMSMnoal ejsottt tbe- Inereasemburglarlei. the figures would in- dicate that one in 11 ctty residents was touched by crimes ranging from murder to motor vehicle theft not all reported city except were committed against city residents. With one In 44 city residents affect- ed by Wright said the department is taking several steps to combat the problem. One priority is an improved Neigh- borhood Watch he said. The department is also looking for help this year from an auxiliary police force and students from Anne Arundel Community College's law- enforcement program who will pa- trol the downtown streets beginning this spring. But the police especially need help from community watch groups as it upgrades its crime prevention pro- CRIME 9 CAR 4 2 CHART COMPARES eHy Crimea In with those In gram and reassigns some Wright said. A consultant's study. recently con- moving officers from desk Jobs to street patrols and crime-solving post- The critical which is being evaluated by Chief John C. also recommends returning 10 expe- rienced officers to the streets by abolishing the corporal position and retitiing them master pottce officers. corporals do not work patrol beats. Although the 80 officers in the patrol division have a low the 17 percent clearance rate is low for cities of comparable accord- ing to the study. a national crime clear- ance has been improving since 1981 while Annapolis shows no compara- ble the study said. In the Annapolis police had a clearance rate of 15.8 percent com- pared to a 20 percent national rate. en Page CoL Progress hurts Weems Creek By EFFffi COTTMAN StaffWrtter Continued development near Weems Creek could double the pollu- tion that flows into the fragile water- according to a new county study. The Management Plan for the Weems Creek unveiled at a ptbtte meeting last calls for a series of county and state actions to reduce pollution potential and preserve the aesthetic values of the creek. Most suggestions require new poll. not according to Charles chief of the wat- ershed management section of the county Department of Public Works. But the most pressing need re- quires funds for comprehensive studies to pinpoint pollution prob- lems yvf he said. Weems which begins near Annapolis Mall and meanders through high-density commercial and residential is highly sus- ceptible to urban the re- port said. It also is influenced by a major state failing septic sys- natural erosion on steep slopes and heavy boat traffic. And it shares problems afflicting both the Severn River and Chesa- peake because tidal action ex- changee creek water with that from the larger waterways. The host of influences is one of the reasons Weems Creek was selected for the first study under the county's new watershed management pro- McCulloch said. If the 1.9 square miles of land that drains to the creek is developed to its fullest potential under current the risks of water pollutant are greatly according to the consultant's report Without the amount of sediment washing into the creek would increase by 40 the amount of phosphorous loadings would jump by SO the report said. the annual rate of pollution would soar 110 percent The report calls for the following safeguards to prevent that from hap- Channel improvements down- stream of the ramp connecting Route SO and West Street Take erosion abatement mea- sures at the Betjte 99 bridge abut- meat near Admiral Drive. Wetland preservation. Development restrktioaj on i with plants. on CoL ------------AID TO ELDERLY------------ Bill halts mandatory retirement Workers simulate seniors' lives By PAT RIVIERE SUff Writer An Annapolis lawmaker wants older peo- ple to have the right to continue working as long as they are able. Testifying before the Senate Judicial Pro- ceedings Committee Sen Gerald W. Wtoefrad called bis bill making mandatory retirement illegal rather aim- ale MB to address a complex proWerc thing that's compelling about this Itftalaton ti what we're talking about is the dignity of our older Witegrad said if we btd that law in effect for Wt would tot SOSM of oar finest The biQ allows a 70-year-old mandatory retirement for feeolty in higher education tt ajtjo aBjws a m-year-oM man- retiteflssjnt far executives ww i M a rearm The legislation requires the employee to state ia writing that be wants to continue worktBf. Tbe statement must be made at least M days before the usual retireaaeat and the employee must perform Us duties a manner that is satisfactory to the employer The bill ii modeled after a IftS bill sponsored by Del. Idaroae D-Mont- gonery That bill failed to win approval. wt have dooe through the roars is prejudge older Mrs. Garrott test Uw committee. Sot said forced retirement can hurt people psycbAfefkatty and economic ally See elaiaed then has an increasing trend toward forced retirement But butt sjses repreaesrtsUvM saying more people are cheeefeag tarty rettremtet reettr rttJrlag By SCOTT LAUTENtCHLACEl Staff Writer Employees at Mertdtati Naming Center recently put cotton kn their wore gloves and asieared petroiemn Jetty OB stmglseaas to got a better Idee of what it's Uke to be a resident there. For moat of then it proved Out beteg forced into a Mratng hosae Is a terrible During t recent seesioe. esnpioyoM of the Sevoma Park faefitty asked to iSMgfeM tkeKeaives as fS years oU and vtetiSM of a Aceordiftg to the near caAdroa had decided t twang hesae wee the asjewer. think i would to one employee eate. The ftetftt et tvtai in a disturb tome it's a tar saaay aeeior cttiwtu. Mtrkdiat Nursittg Ceoter is a 141-oed fadttty Out is nearly always A4mlt- steoj Coordtaator Joan Church said aanally Sft-85 years are saostiy wonen. They range froao being rery to aatd. part of Merttan's of were oaetgaed to theta aware of tbe reatdeata' Ms. aaM. The goal was to their empathy. Any Job caa becosat even a people aoeod Aeatstset Deooae Skwiam to one pert of the traHtatj closed to get a taste of wtet r s ley to he ;