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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland 268-5000 Comfortable For 0. VOL Cl NO. 130 JUNE 25 Cents GOOD DONTFQRQET The Red Cross Btoodmobile will be.available to donors from to p.m. tomor- row at the Arnold Senior Cen- 44 Church Road. AREA THE COUNTY COUNCIL ap- proves extra school funds. Page 28. TALK OF THE TOWN THE CITY which decides downtown parking is- doesn't have to worry about a place to park. Page 29. CHARITY A FUND-RAISER here earns for homeless Guatema- lan children. Page BUSINESS BACON ASSOCIATES has plentv of sails. Page 11. ENTERTAINMENT CHARLTON HESTON stars in Caine Mutiny Court Page 16. STATE AN OUTBREAK of Legion- naire's disease is suspected in Charles County. Page i. NATION THE CHALLENGER com- mission is asking for new pro- cedures to give astronauts and contractors a stronger voice in launch decisions. Page 2. FEDERAL MEDIATORS call American Telephone It Telegraph and its largest union back to the table. Page 3. YACHT THE ANNAPOLIS Yacht Club celebrates its first centu- ry. Page 28. BASKETBALL LARRY BIRD isn't worried about how Houston plans to defend against the Celtics. Page 19. SOCCER WORLD CUP soccer is marred by its television cover- age. Page 19. THE BALTIMORE Blast drafts two Uni- versity players. Page 21. BASEBALL ROD CAREW retires at age 40 after 10 years in the big leagues. Page 20. PEOPLE Actor Charles Nelson RejOy has sued two entertainment alleging he suf- fered a fractured hip when he slipped on animal droppings while performing in a circus. In the lawsuit filed yesterday against Caesars Palace and Circus of the Reilly said the accident caused him shock and and be was forced to take time off from acting to recuperate. Specific damages sought were not listed in the suit ROM assistant gener- al counsel for World declined comment. The company owns Caesars Palace ia Las Nev where the accident occurred last June For a look at other people in the news fte page 3 t LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit IN Pick 4 -1717 INDEX 4 sections. 16 pages Business Calendar CtaatfftodAds coiamns Crossword Mttoriats Beat 11-15 M IMS 27 I 14-17 f I TetevMea Hstiags 17 But mayor still wants 4 to quit Housing panel avoids ouster By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Mayor Dennis Callahan has dis- missed the remaining misconduct charges against four Annapolis Housing Authority commissioners but will continue to seek their resig- nation. In a letter to the attorney representing housing com- missioners Everett G. Rev. Winslow D. Bruce E. Williamson and William Amos Callahan said he did not have suffi- cient legal basis to fire the four. therefore dismiss the remaining charges against these commission- Callahan wrote to attorney Michael E. Jaffe. The decision to dismiss the charges came after a meeting last Friday with Special Counsel Steven P. Resnick and City Attorney Jona- than Callahan said. The mayor was advised that the charges would not stand up in court if the commissioners were he said. The four housing commissioners originally faced nine separate alle- gations of but Callahan dropped four of them at a closed- door hearing May 16. The remaining charges involved allegations The commissioners failed to look into charges of fraud and mis- management involving Arthur G. Strissel housing authority execu- tive who U the target of an FBI Shaw and Williamson repeatedly missed commission meet- Commissioners failed to file personal financial disclosure reports hi violation of city The four took no action to discipline Strissel after getting com- plaints regarding his Safe and sanitary conditions at the Bloomsbury Square public hous- ing project have not been main- tained. The dismissal vindicates the com- Pettigrew and Shaw said yesterday. all along in was certain all along these charges did not apply and were not adequate reasons for removing the Pettigrew said. whole thing from beginning to end has been a Shaw said. just as soon forget about Despite dismissal of the five Callahan said he is still continuing to call for the resignation of the four commissioners. still seeking their resigna- tions. The charges have nothinglo do with their he said. have a maverick bousing Photo by Bob Gilbert OUT UP ON THE ROOF .Under blue Alvin Byler and Norman Coblentz hammer away on a new roof on the clock tower above the Navai Academy's Mahan Hall. The task of replacing the roof is expected to take all according to Harvey foreman for the Roberts Construction Co. Working conditions outdoors wilt be Ideal through forecast- ers say. For the extended see page 9. Toby circus 'stings' area teens By DEBRA VIADERO Bosiaess Writer The organizers of the Toby Tyler Circus taught 15-year-old Kellie Mill- er and a lot of other people a hard business lesson this spring. Miss Miller said she worked six soliciting ticket sales for the circus at its Annapolis office near her home. But the show's promoters only paid her for two nights of work kept going back when they told me the money would be ready and the last time there was a sign on the door that 'Office Closed Until Further Notice' she said Miss Miller is not ajpoe When the circus packed up ftrolg top and left Leaves lawsuit behind town in it left behind a string of disappointments and a state lawsuit. really a scam operation to say the said Jim executive director of Missing Chil- dren of Greater Inc. His non-profit group hired the cir- cus promoters and a triad of companies called Extrava- ganza Tickets Inc and Mass Media Inc to put on a series of circuses sad on shows as fund- raisers. The most recent show was the Toby Tyler held April 29 and 30 at the Anne Arundel County Fair- grounds. Alarmed that the companies were not adhering to-the terms of their Chandler in March froze the checking account for the event and voided the contract But be said his action came too late they took some funds that were not rightfully theirs and absconded with be said Some of that about by Chandler's was ear. marked to pay the legions of teen- such as Miss who helped sell tickets by telephone for the show. About 65 people were employed by the promoters at three offices in including one on Monti- cello Avenue io Annapolis And Chandler said many of those work- ers have since besieged Missing Children with telephone asking for their money. But the companies were already deep in trouble by that time Lor- raine M. the Maryland secretary of filed a lawsuit against the three companies on March 26 The filed through the state oa Page Col. authority on our and I hope the public conscience is awakened by what they have been reading about and seeing on Amos' term expires July and he won't be Callahan said. The mayor called for the resigna- tion of the five housing commission- ers in February after receiving allegations of misconduct from the Residents Advisory a tenant and the Anne Arundel Coali- tion of Tenants. Following the call for Housing Authority Chairwoman Ber- Una Nick stepped down' and was on Page Col. Meter raise j touted 'Give it a residents urge By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Residents and merchants last night endorsed higher parking meter rates for downtown Annapolis during a public hearing on the city's pro- posed million 1987 budget The council Finance Committee has proposed raising parking meter rates from 30 cents to 50 cents an hour and extending meter hours to noon until 6 p.m. Sunday. The council also heard union rep- resentatives ask Jor more money and business and i civic leaders praise the Office of Public Informa- tion and Tourism. The aldermen took no lis- tening instead to comments on the budget and occasionally debating with persons who testified. The council is scheduled to vote on the budget at a meeting next Mon- day night. The parking meter proposal won praise from several people at the hearing. do know the present does not said Ann a Murray Hill resident. say we give new a The city must find ways of keeping cars from parking in downtown spaces for prolonged periods and tying up valuable said down- town businessman James R. Martin Jr The the city expects to raise because of the rate increase should be applied toward improving traffic management downtown and in adjoining residential neighbor- said chairman of the city's Transportation Policy Adviso- ry But Alderman Irving Ma- I-Ward questioned whether all city residents would benefit equally from a parking meter in- crease. don't have tourists coming down to Ward Mager said. benefit do persons living in outlying areas get from raising of the Additional revenues from the in- crease should be put toward step- ping up parking enforcement in nearby said Peter M Page Col. WHAT TO TELL THE Clergy grapple with disclosing truth By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLAGE1 Staff Writer If someone yon lore is lying in a bed wftfe a term IntJ should be or she be told the truth' Meatfaers of the clergy who oftea serve as between aafeai aad batty have dtflsraat ovaatoas. Bat tan tfcat the iseas is aot eteer-cat is sacred aad be sail tie Fraaets Marvfcy of ft Mary's Reaiaa Catfc- aUe la Oaaaaalh a aatiaH has akeetate right to know that death U he said But be acknowledged that re to- gating factors often such as the patient's state of mind. And the will to live is part of the natural beating even if K meaas covatiAf on a he said. fan patieats sbooM be told the tnrtk OB a Rev. Marshy sett. Aa abtigatiM to tefl the truth is alas a idniaiistaai of Jewish aaU EahW MMcfcefl WoMaerf of the Beta TfUafc Coagrefattoe te Bat that law also betts for telling leu than the whole truth a he md And the issue is further clouded by the fact that Jewish law appears ta favor hetataf a patieet miiatata aa attitude that will contribute to recevery. Rabbi Whoiberg said As a physkrtani atuat walk a fiae wbea featiag with serf- vasty til baUaeiai the of testa with feope of ae said. The Gratfy Barbow. Katao- aattaa efcaptaia at Jobaa Beefcaas saW patiaats sbaaM aavt irasdeei of caoafe hi what Cat is sacred and mutt never be violated. patient has an absolute right to know that death to IlkelyT tor. SL Church ;