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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland rlQWHuL MICROFILMS P H BOX 1558 LAUREL Jhe For 7. VOL. Cl NO. 171 JULY 25 GOOD PONT FORGET TWO ACADEMY Award- whining Awful and More the will be shown at 7 tonight in the Cen- ter for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community Col- lege. Admission is charged. AREA THE SHUTTLE can be con- fusing for tourists. Page 29. u TALK OF THE TOWN THE SOFT drink battle is still on at the Market House. Page 29. POLICE A SHADY SIDE man was struck and killed as he walked on Snug Harbor Road. Page 7. STUDENTS EVERYTHING American has become larger than life for two French exchange students here. Page 19. DR. GOTT CHRONIC EPSTEIN-BARR virus infection appears to have been largely ignored. Page 2v. BUSINESS MORTGAGE COMPANIES fail to keep rate commitments. Page 9. STATE POLICE TESTIFY about Len Bias's death. Page 4. ISRAELI PRIME Minister Shimon Peres meets with King Hassan II. Page 2. ECONOMIC GROWTH slumped to an annual rate of 1.1 percent from April through June. Page 3. SPORTS THE ROYALS spoil Annapo- lis Night at Memorial Stadium. Page 21. PEOPLE After 13 Rlcardo Mon- talban will no longer be pitch- man for Chrysler Corp. because it's seeking a sportier i image. Chrysler I said it has I ended its re- lationship with Montal- ban that in- eluded television and print did not ask Mon- talban back because there has been a change in the direction of our Chrysler spokesman Moon Mullins citing a change in emphasis from luxurious to sportier cars. Mullins called re- lations with Montalban continue to drive Chrysler And be said Chrysler hasn't ruled out bringing back Mon- perhaps when a new line of front-wheel drive Chrys- ler luxury cars later this decade. in a statement released through his Los Ange- les was truly a special privilege for me to have been a part of the Chrysler family for so many years For a look at other people in the news today. page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit INDEX 4 40 pages Business Calendar Classified Ads columns 5 34-3S 19 M Editorials OMturies Pellet Best Sports Usttesjs 7 7 21-28 31 Photo by Bob Gilbert POLICE AND firefighters examine refuse truck shortly after explosion this morning. The windows in the cab were blown out. Blast injures truck driver Route 450 traffic blocked after air tank explodes By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer trash-truck driver was injured on Route 450 this morning when a brake airtank ripping a hole in the side of the state police said. The identified as Tracy of was transported to Anne Arundel General Hospital where he was being treated for apparent minor officials said. The road was closed for miles in both directions more than one hour while investi- gators examined the owned by Re- fuse Removers Inc. of Annapolis. A spokesman for the county fire depart- ment said it appears to have been a industrial accident. information I received from coiwty fire investigators is that they have conclud- ed it was not that it was an industrial said Lt. Robert M. Stevens Jr. cause was appar- ently a problem with the The passenger's side seat was pushedfor- ward and a hole was blown through the back corner of the green cab Glass from both doors to the cab lay on the highway near Nichols Road. A cap blew off an airtank for the said Cpl. Robin Garber of the state police Annapolis barrack. State police will inspect the truck to determine if it meets safety he said. Detective Sgt. David Michael said em- ployees of a nearby business heard a noise en Page 8. CoL Fishing Creek By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Despite strong the County Coun- cil yesterday stood by its vote to speed the arrival of sewer service to a prime waterfront tract near Annapolis. The action clears the way for construction of a controversial 118-home subdivision on the 200-acre South River property known as Fish- ing Creek Farm. The amended sewer plan won unanimous over the protests of several speak- including state Sen. Gerald and Annapolis Alderman Brad D-Ward 8. But a spokesman for two communities adjacent to the tract testified that most representatives of Watergate and Oakwood support the sewer On the sparsely-developed eastern' tip of the Annapolis the proposed sub- division has stirred fears about its effect on wildlife and roads. But residents and the Mark Vogel of D negotiated a plan that reduced the number of dwellings by to 118 homes. would be arbitrary to ask for the Frederick Smithson speaking in favor of the amendment on behalf of a Watergate- Oakwood committee Despite concerns about the traffic and Smithson have to realize the practicalities of the A sewer line along Thomas Point Road and the recognition that the developer could build without sewer hook-ups convinced some resi- dents to accept what they could get. In case there was any doubt about his Vogel told the council that he would install on Page Col. by USING HISTORY books and in the retired Maj Gen Holm wrote her account of women's roles WARRIORS General predicts progress for women in military By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer Retired Air Force On Jeanne Holm to be a in her fight for the right of women to be allowed in combat She looks at the worn en bare made thus tar sad renatns confident that someday all barriers hi the military wiD f.FI think I'm a realist with a strong of Get Hota said. dont wnrt to be a shrffl feMto. I don't ftd shrill Gen the first wwnan to two- star ranking in any S military branch predicts that by the year 2000 20 years after women first graduated from military acade- mics women will hold com hat posts wffl fly fighter and their names wffl be listed for duty on combat said Gen. an Annapolu resident since rvUriag troB the Air Force m 1975 Lt Col H Geoff Baker chtef of media relations tor the Air Force Command at Andrews Air Force Baw taW H doesn't a deal of difference today whether art or They are be stW Lt Deb director of media rela boos at the Naval agreed the only limitations women have DOW are m combat posttkMU women are well treated. cbeuid doteg what society allows Rome wasn't built in a Lt Barnhart said statements. Gen Holm said. show that confrontational tactics are not repaired far women to achieve coals and gam freedoms After took at what women have accom ptisted so she said. MI Utility rate cut sought Petitions cite interest savings By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer For the first time in two the Maryland People's Counsel is asking state officials to force Baltimore Gas Electric Co. and other utilities to reduce their rates. In petitions filed with the state Public Service Commission People's Coun- sel John M. Glynn said should trim its rates by million and Potomac Electric Power Co. should reduce rates by million. For which serves Anne Arundel the cut could mean a reduction of 12.50 on monthly residential electricity bills and a month on gas bills. PEPCO customers would save a month. light of the dramatic decline in the cost of The Capital over the last two years these utilities' rates of return are too Glynn said in a prepared statement. He pointed out that interest rates have plummeted since the last time that both utilities went to the PSC for a rate increase. The prime rate the interest rate that banks give their best customers has declined from 13 percent to 8.5 percent over that he said. the price of stock has nearly doubled since increasing from roughly a share to a share. continuing to earn at the rates of 1382 and what they have to pay to borrow is Glynn said. Glynn said bis conclusion follows a three. month staff investigation. The move could have a far-reaching impact on all utility rates. Glynn said he may also on m F weQ as other utilities. The Public Service on its _two weeks ago launched a similar review of -belmarva- fewer A JUgbL Co. rates on jthe Eastern of the things occurring here reductions in the cost of The Capital are being experienced all over the said William A. a public service commissioner. But a official yesterday called the petition and the PSC authorized the company a just and reasonable and since then we've consistently earned less than the authorized said John spokes- man. Two years the last time that went to the PSC for a rate the commission granted them a rate of return a on Page Col. Perch probe Researchers find species is scarce By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Splattered with mud and shoulder-deep in biologists caught and sorted thousands of fish in three county rivers this month But they still haven't found the one fish they've been looking for. haven't collected a single yellow perch in said Jay a fisheries biolo- gist for the state Department of Natural Re- sources not looking O'DeU said before cruising up Old Man Creek. tributary of the Magothy a traditional ground for the striking yellow aod blick fish Like the itrfped yellow perch has been declining rapidly in recent years But unlike the striped perch have oot yet target of fishing looks like department will have to take some management action shortly for yellow O'DeU said He refuted to speculate on the type of acUon Other tpeciet hive been managed by setting minimum site limits for buttdiag hatcheries in the case of shad and striped banning all sport and conBcrcial ftshiag To determine bow to protect pitch aod otter the state this year btfAB taadiscUac inventories of fish that live aad breed la Sooth sod Mftfothy rivers The toveatory will state officials stand the ptvMem of aad determiM bow to protect O'Dtfl uM. During the past two Mtttfttti dragged JwVfsot Mt war the iitrrtiJM at N areas of where spawn They've caught of M Oil ;