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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Tuesday friends honor Len Bias. SEC PAGE 10 In Entrepreneur er gave up. Talk of Did you catch the SEE PAGE 27 HOU'ELL '1ICROFILMS P ECU 1558 Capital Tomorrow's Fair warm For see page 7. VOL. CH40.148 JUNE 25 Cents AID DELAYED Lack of crews still holds up of ambulance calls GOOD PONT FORGET THE LOCAL chapters of the Nuclear Wapons Freeze Cam- paign and Clergy ana Laity Concerned will sponsor a free Step Toward Rea- at tonight at the First Presbyterian Duke of Gloucester and Con- duit streets. AREA A JUDGE orders a new hearing for the Red Carpet which lost its liquor li- cense. Page 27. ENTERTAINMENT AN IMPRESSIVE one-act receives its world premiere. Page 17. STATE BALTIMORE'S Department of Social Services is under scrutiny for handling of abuse reports preceding the death of a child. Page 4. NATION THREE PEOPLE were killed and two wounded after a gunmtn took hostages in a Beverly Hills Jewelry store. STATES .be- world's largest debt- or country In the first time ft has been a net debtor since 1914. Page SPORTS MATS WILANDER defeats American Scott Davis at Wim- bledon. Page 19. PEOPLE Melvln who claims he was left million by Howard is now flip- ping burgers for a living back in his home- town. i recently quit his job as a travel- ing sales- man to open a cafe because _ was tired of long hours on the road. Dummar was living in this 843-resident town about 100 miles southeast of Reno in 1968 when he says he picked up Howard lost in the desert When the billionaire recluse died 10 years Dummar's name hit the head- lines as a million benefi- ciary in a will that turned up mysteriously and become the subject of a long court battle A jury ruled it was but Dummar threatens to sue any body who says he forged it had no part in writing that and I don t believe it's a If I sound bitter it's because lam' he said Dummar's story was the subject of the 1980 vm and Howard He had a cameo role in that film as a cafe cook For a look at other people in the news see 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit M7 Pick 4 INDEX 14 36 35 30 15-17 7 7 4 Business Calendar Classified Adi cohan us Crossword Editorials Entertainment OMtuariet Pottee Beat Sports Teterittoo 17 By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer Anne Arundel County residents are not guaranteed that the ambulance nearest them will be dispatched to their according to a continuing investigation by The Capital. One of every five ambulance calls last year was initially refused due to the lack of fire department records show. Two years nearly one in eight calls was reject- ed. In every the county ultimate- ly finds ambulances to take the calls. But those refused calls called by the fire de- partment Declining volunteer participa- particularly during the Unused financed by community donations and main- I really don't think anyone suffers because of an ambulance is two minutes John W. West Annapolis president tained with tax Lost time as fire dispatchers search for a manned ambulance minutes that could prove critical in life-or-death situations. Fire administrators and volun- teers contend that no one has suf- fered because of turndowns. The career firefighters' is less certain that will always be the case. But if it's a cardiac the longer the response the less time we have to make sure that that person said Richard president of Local 1563 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Paid firefighters charge that turn- downs represent a chronic and ig- nored one that aggravates a manpower shortage because it places more of a burden on them. Eleven career crews and one vol- unteer unit operate the 12 paramedic units that bring the most advanced lifesaving methods to emergencies. In volunteers play a ma- jor providing basic life support Photo by LIGHTS FROM form ribbons of light In this time exposure of the State House which now is awash In brighter spotlights. Dome shines in a new light By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Annapolis is seeing the 21J-year- old State House in another light these days with the help of four 500 watt mercury vapor bulbs The crisp new look was unveiled about three ago without fanfare But the spotlights that cast a surrealistic glow on the wooden dome have not gone un noticed It looks almost like it s float ing says an Eastport artist so white now against a dark blue sky at night Mrs Hammond can sit in her back yard and look across Spa Creek to see Maryland's Capitol looming over downtown Annapolis It's a sight that has inspired her to create a silk likeness A once-dimly lit dome is inspired Earl Seboda to order the lighting changed The oldest capi tol in the nation should not be masked spotty iightinc rea soned the secretary of eenerai services for the state wasn't doing it he said most histonc building in the whole state of in my is the State House For electricians replaced four 1000 watt incandescent spot lights with 300 mere an -apor bulbs Although a lower wattage tbe new lights bring more to the 116 foot dome The main goal was to make it stand out said Pern TON a state electrician Mercun vapor tends to illuminate much like a black light Annapolis photographer Marion Warren who has documented the State House since captured its new image the first night it was aglow He and his Marv. chose the end of Boucher Avenue in Fastport as their vantage point The new lighting a big difference VSarren said does iend itself to the drama of the State House Until now the light has onttnued on 8. ol and transporting victims to hospi- tals. The 24 volunteer-operated ambul- ances handle about 50 percent of all ambulance career or com- bined crews take the fire offi- cials said. Paid crews cannot turn down calls but volunteers can. Records show that some depart- ments have strong service records. For Maryland which ran 686 turned down only And the Deale Volunteer Fire partment turned down 23 calls handled 606. Yet a couple of stations refused nearly as many calls as they an- swered. Riva Volunteer Company turned down 148 running 158. Jessup rejected 192 calls but re- sponded to 195. on Page Col. Power packed Council backs anti-bias effort KBTfH DftAWBAUGH StaH Writer The City Council last night twice outvoted the mayor and passed two bills that will force a local club to reveal its reputedly discriminatory bylaws and open tbe door for a city anti-discrimination law. The all-male Eastport Democratic Club is the only private group in Annapolis that has refused to submit to government scrutiny of its membership policies and bylaws. A citywide survey of discrimina- tion in private clubs and businesses was conducted this spring by the 11- multiracial city Human Relations Commission. The commis- sion presented its final report to the council last night. One of the recommendations in the report was that the Eastport club should be forced to cooperate with the survey through a subpoena Mayor Dennis a former club opposed the proposal on the principle that giving volun- teer commissions the power of sub- poena is a bad idea. But Alderman Samuel D- Ward said the council should back on Page Col. PARKING FINES UP The City Council voted unani- mously last night to raise parking ticket in Annapolis by Fines were or depending on the violation. They will now rise to or The council Finance Com mm it- tee recommended the Increases. agreed completely with tbe Mayor Dennis Calla- bin said. dollirs isn't even enough to process the paperwork OB a parking ticket today It wai really a matter of be said go op to Baltimore and get a ticket were a Httie bebtod that's ail Crofton considers becoming a city By SHERRY SUff Writer Becoming the first municipality in Maryland since 1KJ an idea quiet- ly growing m the of -tome Crofton but county sre Crofton tt the largest of 21 special Ui IB the county and ready to wine extent as an incorporated city. Town Manager James A Hi taid Tbe sprawling planned community on the western bonier of tbe county is facial traffic over- crowded schools and its of major construction sirrr rarlj 70s Becoming a municipality give Croftoa the power make laws and for stale and federal foods. local that the area might also gain pohu c ckwt Crofton u affluent bedroom community geared essentially to Washington. cnic association President David D Lombards said Once protected by and guards. Croftoo has opened itsetf to the pubiir and neMs laws and '.mds to maintain its rjral atmosprr-r local officials clam Stnct covenants regulate thr ar of residents hut the abilitr in make 'he pubhr are needed Mickey said Tbe town manager said hr believes becoming a municipality would increase tbe area s revenues Bui Robert Agee chief aide County Executive 0 James Lighth be sees DO advantages to municipal status county does it all The f-imrnt operates here as if it were hie and rtnn t s.w many smail towns within a big eiM be said There are few grants which would qualify of its general wealth and revenue snaring is a dwindling funding source it is easy to say Well we qualify for all these graoti I d like to which himself a Crofton said any tbe community needs exist in the county and enforcable bv C rofton police Maryland s system of governmesft relies on strong county control. which u the reason no new mi pality has been incorporated Lorrbtrdo taid sometimes officials do not how to Ooflon matters because of Ha distnct Becoming municipality increane its prominence and its position as fir comity go. he said M Page ;