Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
WEEKLY MAJOR LEAGUE PAGE 17 gi PQF I M Ret Bus Cla Cirx Nev he Tomorrow's Warmer For seepage 11. VOL Cl NO. 111 MAY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET ONE-Act will be presented at to- night and p.m. tomorrow at COLONIAL PLAYERS The- 108 East St. HOME OF THE WEEK HOMEOWNERS GENERAL- LY fall into one of two categor- ies those who like to overlook water and those who prefer woods. Page 25. STATE A FEDERAL judge refused to block the state-backed sale next week of ailing Community Savings and Loan Association to Mellon Bank Corp. of Pitts- burgh. Page 4. WEST GERMAN and Austri- an officials say they may seek reparations from the Soviets for the Chernobyl nuclear di- saster. Page 2. SPORTS THE KENTUCKY Derby winner will be on display at this year's Preakness and that hasn't always been the case in recent years. Page 13. PEOPLE ACTOR HERSCHEL Bernar- dt best known for his long- running Broadway role as Tev- ye in the musical on the and as the cynical Lt. Jacoby in the TV has died. He was 62. The actor died Thurs- day night of a heart at- tack in his sleep in his Los Angeles said his manag- Charles Stern. Bernardi's smooth voice was a popular feature on numerous television and he provided the voice for the Charlie Tuna character on Starkist spots for 20 years. played more than Broadway performances as the lead in on the replacing Zero and starred in another Broad- way the Born in New York City on Oct. he learned acting in Yiddish theaters there and later enrolled at the Actors a gathering place for Hollywood radicals in the 1940s. As a he ended up on the entertainment industry's blacklist a little-known fact at the because wasn't as prominent as other blacklisted performers who captured tbe public's eye inadvertently found out wben I lost three jobs in a once said tnend informed me that my credentials had been checked and 'Your name came back dirty For a look rt other people in tbe see pige 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit ttl Pick 4 INDEX 4 sections. Classified 44 10 Movie Sports Stack listings TaitTtetoB 24 20 Golden Gates Honored officer found her niche By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Three years ago Martha Gates dropped her scissors and a 15-year career as a hairdresser to work as an officer at the county Detention Center. In the beauty Ms. Gates she developed a knack with people while cutting and curling their hair. And she liked the idea of using her talent in a new especially one wide open to women. knew I didn't want my own shop and I wanted a job with more she says. She learned from a friend about jobs in jails and supervising inmates. Ms. Gates sensed that she would be well-suited for the field where she finds that an intuitive not is an asset. you ever heard the 'Your hairdresser knows asks Ms. Gates. Ms. has proven that applying her instincts from salon to jail cell has worked. In three years at the county jail she has never called in sick and proudly proclaims that love this Tomorrow she will be honored as Anne Arundel County's Correctional Officer of the Year and will compete for the state title at a banquet in Baltimore. has a lot of street says Officer Sandra who was trained by Ms. Gates. listens to the inmates. Being-able to listen and understand elimi- nates a lot of In personnel Ms. Gates' field is called She is quick to point out that she is an and that people who work in jails or prisons disdain the age-old label of are correctional says Ms. a Glen Burnie native. are The criteria to work is so much higher now. The average Joe just can't come in here and get a whereas before you Ms. Gates has lobbied against the title of which women offi- cers were called at the county jail as late as the year she was hired. But helping to change protocol at the Photo by Bob QIHwrt CORRECTIONAL OFFICER Martha Gates at the county Detention Center. jail has not been Ms. Gates says. Neither has learning her job nor accepted among the ranks of 65 10 of whom are women. The built in houses about 220 inmates. Most of the prisoners are men and are in dormitory-style cells awaiting trial. Ms. Gates rotates between the day and evening shifts. In her spare time she is an avid bowler and pitches for the county government women's Softball team. On Jhe job she is charged with oversee- ing both male and female inmates. She helps to bring them their cafeteria-style usher them to various counseling and religous meetings in the jail and transport them to court or hospitals But a large part of her job and that of other officers is just seeing that nothing goes wrong. Because most prisoners are awaiting they are generally on their best behavior and have hope in them in six months they'll be Ms. Gates says. Yet inmates have to be watched careful- separated according to temperaments if placed hi individual cells. So to keep apprised of what's going Ms. Gates talks to the inmates with what she calls a easy-going de- meanor. She is mindful not to mention activities in the new restau- rants or anything that may make them woeful about their confinement. And on steamy summer nights when the temperatures peak in the unairconditioned she brings inmates ice to help keep them cool. guess a lot of people think that you on Page Col. Kidnap suspect caught Forrer arrested in California By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer A prison escapee who kidnapped his baby from a Pasadena foster home last month after forcing a county social worker to lead him to the child was apprehended last night in Calif. William Thomas was arrested after leading Salinas police on a high-speed chase that ended when his rented van crashed into a bank said Jim an FBI spokesman in Baltimore. Ferrer's 10- month-old was inside the van during the chase. He was not strapped into a child safety seat and suffered minor bumps and bruises after being thrown around the Dearborn said. WILLIAM FORRER kidnapped baby Last month Forrer allegedly posed as an FBI abducted Anne Arundel County social worker Lynn Marie Martin at gunpoint and forced her to take him to his who had been placed in a foster home by the county Depart- ment of Social Services. Forrer was allegedly assisted in the kidnap- ping of Ms. Martin by his Joyce Ann and an unidentified man. is a federal fugitive from a grand jury investigation. She was arrested last week in a San airport. police in located between Los Angeles and San apparently tried to stop Forrer in his and he took off down a one-way Dearborn said. He smashed into a police car that attempted to block his path and tried to run down a motorcycle officer before crashing into the building. Shots were fired but no one was injured. Dearborn said Forrer then bailed out of the leaving on Page Col. Plans stepped up for academy-area hotel By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The Naval Academy Athletic Asso- ciation will begin land negotiations and select a developer this month for a new hotel and conference center overlooking College Creek. But the which is not affiliated with the Naval Academy and receives no federal still has not committed to building the facility for academy visitors and tourists going to proceed in hopes that it will be a viable said J 0 president of the non- profit association not a cinch. If it looks like it won't be we drop The decision will hinge on whether a 175- to 225-room hotel off Rowe Boulevard can attract guests in a area that's already facing a hotel building boom. There were hotel rooms m Annapolis in with another 118 scheduled to be completed this year County more than new rooms are under construction this spring. Coppedge said de- velopers were enthusiastic about the potential of a new hotel near the State House and Navy Marae Corps Memorial Stadium That suggests the project is feasi because the developer also will run the hotel and wouldn't support something he said. Coppedge wouldn't reveal which developers submitted designs or spe- cific details of the proposals But the association expects to se- lect a developer this then begin more detailed studies of the suggested design and permit re- he said think we would know by the end of the. if the hotel will be Coppedge said Each proposal would be compati- ble with the historic character of he said believe the architecture is with- in what the city of Annapolis would Developers also will be expected to protect the wooded land- scape along College he said Because it is next to a tidal the hotel site bes within the state critical area Developers will have to comply with environmental laws stricter than those imposed on in- land construction Coppedge said the association also is negotiating the purchase of land for the hotel More than half of the 7 4-acre site 4 3 acres is owned by the academy It is part of a tract of land on Page Col. Site of propoaad Naval Academy Athletic Aaan. hotel NO GO Travelers shunning terrorist insurance Callahan resigns from Eastport club BjDEBRA VIADERO Business Writer Local travel agencies are finding few takers for an insurance policy designed to protect travelers when terrorism forces them to cancel tbeir vacation plans think if people are going to go to they're going to Ruth co-owner of Annapo Us Travel Service in Annapolis Marini Annapolis Travel. Aladdin Travel Agency and AAA World Travel Afency are among 77 Maryland travel agencies offering a newly expanded insurance policy against trips cancelled because of terrorist incidents It works this way If a bomb explosion in London's Heathrow Air port takes the charm out of a London the traveler can eaaeel the trip within days of the achedsded arrival The insurer picks ap UB for tost atr hotel or aar otter DOB-refoodabk that the traveler has al- ready paid someone is reluctant to I could not say this would make the Terence Aladdin Travel Agency The offer also good for travelers who opt to skip one city on a multi-city tour The rates provide II.000 of insur ance for f74 to with a maximum tlO.OOO coverage The policy is a product of Access a New York-baaed subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield The company decid ed to add terrorism insurance to its trip cancellation interruption coverage last January when a group of travel agents and tour operators made the suggestion 'We were actually going to intro duce it after Memorial Day for the summer travel season and because of the TWA hijacking last said Edward president of the company But Access America moved the date up to April after a rash of terrorist attacks this spring don t believe we're The Capitalizing on terrorism We haven't raised of the prices on our Schul man said believe it helps travel agents provide additional peace of mind for be added the addition of terrorist cov- erage has piqued interest in Access Amenta Schulman said travel agencies and the press have besieged the company vHh questions store the policy was put on the marttet It would be nice if the availability of the extra coverage helped pick up sates of trips to travel agents said Bet they aren't so sure that it will the difference M Fife 11 Bj KEVIN DRAWBAIGH Staff Writer Dennis Callahan said yesterday he has resigned from the Eastport Democratic Club an all male group that may soon have to explain its membership policies to a com mission investigating discnmi nation in Annapolis Callahan called the club an embarrassment to the the the Democratic Party aod the nation He called its members bunch of dino saurs He said he has pushed for change in tbe club for mally bars women and blacks from membership But be said have made no progress at all For one of tbe few times in my I'm throwing in tbe towel He said he has decided not to renew his membership for the next year club will never change until half of its members die And I hope to be around to see that because maybe then can work toward bringing the club into modern American so ciety he said Callahan was criticized for his membership in the State Street club former Mavor Richard L Hillman during the election campaign last fall He was also urged bj the Maryland Democratic Party to persuade the club either to change its policies or change its name fallahan he tried through intermediaries to bring about reform But his efforts failed The s Human Relations Commission is considering serv- ing a subpoena on the club to obtain information about its membership policies and M Pafe 11.