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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Away We ij-Xs Summer fete 3j.. ft is a musicale. SEE PAGE 9 make f5 HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL _ Tomorrow's Cooler For toe page 11. YOU Cl NO. 164 MONDAY. JULY DONTFORQET DANCING in the to celebrate Bastille will be held from 8 to midnight to- night at the Maryland Inn on Church Circle. AREA A NEW POLL shows Barba- ra Mikulski has stretched her lead over opponents in the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Page 15. ACTION LINE THE CAPITAL'S consumer advice column helps a reader still awaiting his guaranteed refund on a mail-order item. Page 15. ENTERTAINMENT X SPECIAL has found suc- cess after shunning their style for mainstream sounds. Page 8. STATE WOMEN NATIONWIDE are backing Rep. Barbara A. Mik- ulskl'i race for the U.S. Sen- 4. THOUSANDS of black stu- dents in some South African townships stayed iway from school today 11 the nation's black schools reopened. Pigii OVERSEAS and domestic trips by U.S. lawmakers and their aidei cost taxpayers at least 14.78 million in Ptgt SPORTS THE AMERICAN League ii out a new set of sluggers for tomorrow nlght'i All-SUr Game in Ptge 18. PEOPLE WOODY who plays a bashful bartender by the same first name on the television series was beaten along with his brother in a police said. wn treated for facial injuries at Hilton Head Hospital and re- said rescue squad di- rector Pat Lancaster. His who was severely wn treated for a fractured injuries to an eye and cuts on his Lancaster and a hos- pital spokesman laid lait night. Further information wai not available. The Saturday night fight with the owner of a limousine service started over a disa- greement about a said Hilton Held Deputy Sheriff John Kistler Woody along with boxer Gerry ictmi Lynda Carter and singer Don- nie were on the Island daring the weekend for the Gregg Russell Pro-Celebrity Offshore Powerboat Exhibi- tion For a look at other people In the news see pige J LOTTERY Numbers drawn Saturdaj Three-digit Pick 4 Lotto 1 O M 11 M INDEX 2 28 pages Calendar Clarified Ads columns Crtwffword Editorials Entertainment PoBet Beat Television liitinii 5 22-26 27 22 12-13 11 11 I SHELL SHOCK Oyster lovers compete By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer Emily Post would have been ap- palled. Throwing manners and often their lunches 16 people chugged oysters Saturday before a boisterous crowd in front of Middle- ton Tavern. The idea was to swallow as many oysters covered with cocktail sauce and followed by a swig of near-beer as possible in two minutes. For that meant maybe 10 but to the grand it meant as many as 144. For the the contest meant cheering for people with cocktail sauce running down their faces. It meant urging on contestants who were attempting to swallow more oysters than their stomachs allowed. Allison from won the women's division after dedi- cating the contest to her month-old Annie. Mrs. Jenkins came to Annapolis Saturday unaware of the contest. After Inspecting gathered she decided It was time to return to the oyster-eating busi- ness. While she couldn't eat one of her favorite making up for lost time. I'm dedicating this to my little in hopes that she'll some day be able to suck down oysters like she said. Vowing not to get Mrs. Jen- kins took the stand. Unlike many other she partially chewed the careful to pace The plan must have at Jenkins ate 21 oysters during one of the day's rain showers and remained healthy the entire time. on Page Col. Phelei by Sunn Stllnkimp JOHN shows unorthodox form In winning the oyster shooter conteet. championship winner Greene applauds another contender. 1 man dead 2 critical accidents mar weekend By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer An Oxon Hill man drowned off Masons a man was seriously injured after jumping from the Bay Bridge and a house in Bay Hills caught fire after being struck by lightning over the authori- ties said. The combined with traffic accidents and routine kept police and rescue workers busy for most of the weekend. A thunderstorm that dumped more than a half- inch of rain in the county caused scattered power outages yesterday. Power was knocked out for more than customers of Baltimore Gas it Electric Co. by storms that struck in two from 6 to 7 and again from 9 to 10 according to utility spokesman John Metiger. All power was restored by a.m. Metzger said. The storm apparently skirted the Annapolis leaving only a few minor according to Michael J. Chesser of The hardest-hit area waa western Howard he said. Showers swept through the area Saturday after- cooling the high temperatures and scattering a crowd watching an oyster eating contest in downtown Annapolis. Forecasters ire calling for clear and cool condi- tions tonight with lows in the mid- and upper 60s. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and not as hot and with highs in the mid-Ws. Yesterday's drowning occurred in the bay off Masons Beach. The victim was tentatively identified as Edward Lewis Sherry. Officials at the scene said the victim jumped or fell from a boat at approximately p.m. He called for help and then went under the water. Rescue boats were dispatched to the scene from the Coast Natural Resources Deale Volunteer Fire Department and North Beach Fire Department. Divers searched for the victim until p m when they were called out of the water and dragging operation commenced. Rescue workers OB Pafe Col. More obscene calls tie up lines 'Don't give the caller an audience. this kind of caller just wants an Frank CAP Telephone Cranks up dramatically By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer Complaints of obscene and ha- rassing phone calls have shown a marked increase in the but prosecution of telephone abu- sers does not mirror that according to county authorities Almost as many telephone abuse complaints were reported in the first six months of this year as were filed In all o4 said Officer V Richard MoUoy public Information officer county po- lice Some 743 or harassing calls were reported during 1985 and 609 were logged through June this Molloy State police in Annapolis also have noticed a pro- increase in harassing and obscene calls this said Sgt. David Horano Despite the Assistant State's Attorney William M Kat- cef said he has not an In- crease in annoying call cases In the courts during the past six years He did not have statistics Most of the cases he has seen are harassment calls County police do not have fig ures of arresis made for telephone misuse and Molloy said he could not estimate how many such cases end up In court Molloy said a number of factors on Page Col. Hang up on lewd callers By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer Hang up When the obscene caller dials your the best reaction you can have is to Imme- diately drop the receiver on Its books give the caller an audi- ence this kind of caller just wanU an said CAP Telephone spokesman Frank W Just Just the telephone company receives approximately 100 re- ports a day of pbone pranks calls that are either ha rassing or threatening Of about half are one-time calls instances where someone receives an annoying call but nev- er hears from the suspect again Telephone company officials teli the victims of such calls to hang up immediately upon hearing the first offensive word. If the caller Is hang up after saying hello two tiroes You never should give Inform i- tion about yourself until you are certain of the identity of the per calling you can be tricked into giving information without realixing you're receiving an ob- scene said Officer V Richard public information officer for the county police USAF relay tower set here Bj BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Tbe U S Air Force plans to make OownsriUe part of a communka net wort deigned to withstand the effects of nuclear mfBUry officials said A 219-foot radio relay tower for the Grand Wave Emergency or GWEN. would be tmilt for 2 mtthoi on land owned by Maryland Pvbik Television and the state it CrownsviUe Hospital Center near Hawkins and CrovnsviDe Tbe cemmuieattoes systea is hatted by defense officials who say It strnffthtw the ahflrtr to deter nucfear whfle Melear-freete charge that GWEN is based on the idea that the United States could win a nuclear war The Crownsville site will be one link m a chain of communications towers and transmitting centers being developed the continen UI United by RCA Corp for million according to the Air Force Tbe tower will be located on an 11 parcel located next to an R5o toot Maryland Public Television low according to John O'Brien. for the Air Force Elec froede Systems Division Tbe GWEN tower is not expected to cane aoy igierferaice with public teievUta said Bruce Herget director of engineering for Maryland Prtttc Television When completed the commanica Uons network will strengthen the ability of the Unfted States to deter a Soviet first stnke 0 Bnen said Under one scenario envisioned by- military a nuclear de- vice could be exploded high in the atmosphere prior to an attack O'Brien said Such an explosion would create an electromagnetic or EMP which could wipe out existing com mumraOofts systems. 0 Bnen said Low frequency signals ex pected to resist EMP will be broad cart from the CrownsvilJe tower to airborne command centers and land bated farces. O'Brien EMP like high bnret of electronic O'Bnen said 'It can travel along electronic wires and blow out your equipment The possibility of such an attack jeopardizes the ability of the United States to respond in kind to a nude ar attack a key part of the nation s nuclear defense he our communications are vul- nerable to this type of this sets up one way of attacking the country and leaving us very ham- pered m O'Bnen said But GWEN has come under Are from supporters of a nuclear weap- ons freece who say the commnnka- uoos network will make H poatthie for the Untied States to to attack the Soviet Union after sides have exchanged a first strike m CtL ;