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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland IRS itemizes luxurious Levitt lifestyle By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer Even the stars wouldn't com- plain about this stuff. A glass piano with hundreds of crystal and sterling pieces including three- foot high silver more than 75 Dottles of good scores of expensive prints and paintings. These are just a few of the items the Internal Revenue Service seized from the three homes of former Old Court Savings and Loan President Jeffrey Levitt and his Karol. All -will be auctioned off to repay million the Levitts owe in federal income taxes. The which have not been HOWELL MICROFILMS P 0 BOX 1558 appraised are stored hi boxes at ware- houses in Ocean City and Boca where the Levitt's homes are located. The IRS also seized in cash and in uncashed checks. public information spokesman for the said the auctions should take place within the next few months. No location has been but he expects it will occur at each of the ware- houses there's enough room to see The expensive and unusual items are sure- to draw curious crowds. Perhaps a buyer would like one of Mrs. Levitt's seven furs including one mink stole with the name embroided on the inside lining. Then there's the cigarette machine from the a photocopier from the first floor and three slot machines from an upstairs den. There's also a golf cart with a Rolls-Royce but that's in Florida. From the master bedroom of the Levitt's Lutherville home came five ruby and emerald 12 other gold rings with 11 a diamond safety three watches and a weighing machine. More pieces of jewelry and several valua- ble coins were found hi a bathroom safe. In a foyer were figurines of naked women including a black and white woman with her legs sterling cheese trays and condiment and a sterling cooker with dinosaur heads and legs for its arms The formal living room had a grooming tray with sterling scissors and nail and several sterling miniature figurines. Two lithographs came from the laundry 10 prints from an upstairs storage room and four paintings from the hall laundry room. At the Levitt's Florida the IRS took 21 carved ivory including a tesque figure beating a and two sets of monkeys hi no hear no speak no positions. Also confiscated were crystal and paintings At the Ocean City home the IRS took LAUREL MD 20707 he cerarak and crystal clock radios and lamps and a ceramic Monopoly board. The IRS announced earlier that it had seized several expensive cars including Cadillacs and Mercedes-Benz- es. Levitt currently is serving an 18-month prison term for comtempt of court after he and his wife violated a spend- ing limit imposed by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Joseph H.H. JCaplan. Levitt is the key defendant in million civil fraud suit brought by the state after Mary- land's savings and loan crisis. List of seized page 6. Tomorrow's Warmer For see page 9. GOOD PONT FORGET The 34th Annual Soroptimist Club of Annapolis Antiques Show continues from noon to p.m. today and from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Medford 18 Willow St. Admis- sion is charged. HOME OF THE WEEK Bill Powell has a window on the or at least on the Magothy River Page 23. STATE The Senate approved the Critical Areas bill. Page 4. NATION WORLD Tie Swedish prime minister was shot to death while walk- ing in downtown Stockholm. Page 2. The first pinch of the Gramm-Rudman deflcH reduc- tion law takes effect today. Page 3. SPORTS Joaquin Par- Keith Hernandez aad four other major leaguers linked to drag ase were suspended yes- PEOPLE Mamie born three years before Ouster's last may have claim to a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest per- rela- tives said. Mrs. I born March accord- ing to relatives. That was two months and 12 days before the birth of Eliza Williams of recognized Monday by following the death of Shigechyio Izumi of Japan at age 120. Mrs. who lives in a 111 nursing suffered a stroke last year and is unable to speak but requires no medication Georgia of a niece of Mrs said she and her hus- band have been trying to coo- tact Guinness was a marvelous story teller Her mother witnessed the third Lincoln-Douglas de- which was held in and her father fought with Sherman to Georgia during the Civfl saM Frank Under- a grandson. For a look at other people in the oews. s LOTTERY drawn yesterday Three-digit Jtt Pick 4 INDEX 4 44 pages Calendar Classified Adi cohnnns Crossword' tutorials tttertammsttt OMtaartes Sektt ttstiafs listings 17 2M3 B 41 I 2t I 0 7 11U 24 It Pnow by J. Hanson OYSTERS BY THE 6USHEU are brought in by McNasby Oyster Co. employees Jack WlnemlHer of and Donald Cantler of St. Margaret's. BAY BOUNTY By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer By watermen's it was easi- ly the worst day of winter. Fog clung tightly to Parish Creek and freezing drizzle soaked through sweat- shirts and work pants. In other the oystermen might have abandoned their boats for indoor chores on this miserable February morning. But even when they can't see beyond the bow of their the guys who ply the winter bay are driven by a few rays of sunlight touching their livelihoods. A decent harvest and those little critters the promise of the future are giving commercial oystermen and state officials cause for optimism this year. ought to see the little said Billy Joe Groom of Shady Side as he cranked on the space heater in the cabin of his workboat. And so Groom waited in vain two hours for the fog to then turned his boat into the navigating with a compass and stopwatch toward the oys- ter bar at the mouth of West River. he's been hauling in about twice as many legal-sized oysters as he did a year ago still below his daily quota of 25 he said. State harvest records are running a little higher than last year but there's no way of predicting the final according to William head of the oyster program for the state Depart- ment of Natural Resources. But the biggest news spreading on boat radios and through state natural resources offices is the excellent hatch of oysters this year. said DNR Sec- retary Torrey C. Brown of the bay's baby oysters. The hatch is the biggest since 1939 and could produce a huge harvest in three or four accord- ing to the DNR. best part of all of this is that the spat landed on and is growing on all of this shell we've been laying Brown said. on Page Col. Home teaching advances But delegates table school board bill By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Despite opposition from state and local school a House committee has approved legislation easing restrictions on home education. But the Anne Arundel House delegation decided yesterday that an election year is no time to deal with a bill giving the county executive the power to appoint school board members. After heavily amending the home schooling the House and Administrative Law Commit- tee voted 164 with two members abstaining to send the bill to the House floor. Del John the bill's said he introduced the legislation to legalize what is being done by about Maryland families. The bill allows anyone to teach their children at home as long as they notify the local school keep specified and have the child evaluated annually by a certified teacher. Current guidelines adopted by the state Board of Education require a person who home-schools to apply to the local board. The person teaching must be a certified teacher or a college graduate with expertise in ments. C. Berry Arundel County said he was unsure how the 1 will affect the school's current home teaching policy. didn't see the amendments until we walked into the Carter said. may make it a little more acceptable. I just don't Del. William said he voted against the bill because it would not give local public school systems enough control over home teaching situations. was amended enough to satisfy enough people to get the Turc said. I don't think it properly Gary said IS other states have passed legislation that is not as tight as his proposal. fact of the matter is we have over families out there operating underground and they're not going to come into Gary said. people have demonstrated they can educate their on Page Col. Tag Just read the directions tr By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer There's no need to be confused. That's the message from Motor Vehicle Administration spokesman Steve who says he's baffled by news stories saying motorists don't know what to do with their new stickers. For the first under the state's new staggered registration motorists are getting two stickers to apply to their rear license plates. Nothing goes on the front plate. Just read the envelope the stickers arrive be Mid are two easy ways for the public to know bow to apply their Horwitz said. enve- lope contains an explicit description and even a diagram showing bow to put it on. the same material with a diagram is on the back of the So why is everybody Horwitz blames it on a news story generated in Carroll Comity and circalated across the which claimed the MVA's system is tng among drivers who don't know what to do with the stickers State police Sgt J.J Cutter of the Westminster barrack was quoted as saying his barrack was getting swamped with calls from confused motorists. don't know if the Motor Vehicle Administration didn't give people directions or if people aren't reading bat people have no idea what to Cwtter reportedly said. The serf east's comments created coamvien awl reporters following up on the story started flooding the MVA with Horwitz said. yesterday I've ffeMed a fair number of he said. Sgt Thomas of the An- napolis state police said he hasn't received any more calls about registration this yearrthan is previous years. pretty well spelled out the where you put the be said. But there's a good chance Cutter received a lot of calls because the Westminster barracks serves many Ingram said It is. the only police agency serving that area and may have received more questions than other departments. Now that the situation is cleared Horwitz wants to make it clear what to do when the stickers amve. The MVA converted to a new system that will phase in registra- tion each rather than have all 32 million motor vehicle regis- trations expire at the same time. cars will have to display the proper year sticker and a sticker for the month the tags expire On regular license the sticker designating the BMoth goes on the upper left comer and the sticker designating the fear goes on m Page OA Truck tarp lobby tries again By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The testimony hasn't changed much over the years. A hooch of frustrated motorists com plained of m aad a piano flytag from trucks barrettaf high way Ami a groap of truckers and constrocttoa offlciats said better law enforcement not covers wffl solve problemi caused by highway debris. This covered bad tefialatioa became the isaae hi the Marytami GwenJ laiyimlai the jat eottlebffl. -t caa't hefiavt that iMiathmj like this Diaae Rauscb of Severna Park told the House EaviroasaenUl Matters Committee yesterday. Mrs Ransch. whose family has beea the victim of four cracked wiadthkMs from flytof said legislators shoohi aot watt for a sertont accident to convince to past the MD. year more aad store sftotoriets are Del Ida G D Montgomery who has hat fat 12 yean. She aad ether propoaeaU view H as a hfl wtth a larfe hat feacratr af ssfsirUrs. Us. RaMa hat Dfcrtf nurntaiaed that tarps are aa expeasive and ineffective means of reducing shattered wind- shields and accidents. regret that I could act devote the time that the traekiac lobbies do to this Mrs. Servers by the American Automobile Asso- ciate show that M percestt at to Maryland membership a Mi reqafctaf eovert on aB trans aatf ether loose n i niHaf te AAA saaiunaii BID Zarai ta the B-year history of the at Mafylaad have we had oar this lorti the way they have M MB. There haa be eesaafttai to ;