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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland South County families mark milestones. SEE PAQE 15 1L. Right shoes needed for happy heels. SEE PAGE 9 Bluegrass fest comes to Crownsville. SEE SECTION INSIDE Retail Ads Cla Cir Ne 208-8000 208-0000 MGUin L KJCP F- i I 1 Ll Tomorrow's Summery For sss page 7. VOL. Cl NO. 116 MAY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET HAMMOND- HARWOOD 19 Maryland designed in will be open free to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in celebration of National Preservation Week. AREA THE RED CARPET Lounge and Harry's Liquors yesterday appealed a liquor board deci- sion to close them the former permanently and the latter for two weeks. Page 29. ETCETERA A FORMER PROSECUTOR at the county Office of the State's Attorney is gone but not forgotten. Page 29. ARUNDeL ARTIST THE FACULTY SHOW at the Anne Arundel Community College Art Gallery offers a lively mix of works. Page 18. 8TATE PERJURY and misconduct in office charges have btsQ brought against the president of the St. Mary's County Pagt 4. RESCUERS found sight missing climbers on Mount Hood but oaly two remain alive. Pigt i. CONGRESS appears ready to pin a budget that would cut more than billion from President Reagan's military spending Pigi 3. THE ORIOLES extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 win last night ovsr the Minnesota PtgtU PIOPLt don't think they have the right to take away my cigar after former sports commentator HOWARD COSELL has Joined other celebrities in backing a smokers' rights group. former New York Oov. Hugh Carey former New York City Mayor John Lindsay and Mets owner Fred WUpon told a New York press ence Wednesday they support the Committee for Common Courtesy. The funded by the tobacco is fighting a proposed law that would limit smoking in restau- rants and work places in the Big Apple properly ventilated do- mestic cigar after good din- ner ii a custom that we should all be allowed to Mid agreeing with Cotell For a look it other people to the oews tee page 3 LOTTERY M BU 0 VU V V O Three-digit 4 D J Pick 4- 4 sections. 40 Classified Bittorisls 1 4A Ksxenssnsssn 1-10 -2S Television 'House of cards' falls Old Court funded developer By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer County officials will file a lawsuit the against a compa- ny that left them with in worthless paper and public works improvements left undone. The company is First Chesapeake Financial apparently a company set up by county developer Richard who bor- rowed millions from the now-defunct Old Court Savings and Loan. The a dozen more like it in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court and acres of undeveloped land around the county are part of a financial house of cards that is crashing around Hallock and his Mary Sue O'Master. For Anne Arundel the problem was that Hallock or a com- pany headed by his partner put up four letters of credit from First Chesapeake as a guarantee that they would do the sediment or drainage work on four separate de- velopments. To get a building develop- ers must put up a letter of cash or a bond to insure if they don't complete the the county will have the money to do it in the end. But improvements at the Alex- andra Fox Broadwa- ter II and Frankin Manor Beach subdivisions were nev- er done. When county officials tried to col- lect from First they could not find the company. First Chesapeake listed 2511 Riva Road as its mailing the same ad- dress that Hallock lists as his real estate office. But the financial com- pany was not there when Assistant County Solicitor Robert Pollock went calling. Letters to the company also went unanswered. all we're at- tempting to get water out of a said County Solicitor Stephen R. Beard. a corporation that ap- pears to reside in a desk Since those public works agree- ments began going the county has changed its policy. devel- opers must produce letters of credit from a federally insured county solicitors said. But the change came too late for the four developments. Beard said county officials will file a lawsuit a on the letter of credit put up for Alexandra a small develop- ment on Cedarhurst Road near Shady Side. Old Line Homes of Maryland a company headed by a close associate of had promised to complete drainage work there by May But Old Line has had its own problems. Like most of the Hallock- owned or Hallock-related Old Line had hefty mortgages from the bankrupt Old Court Savings It Loan Association. were unable to continue when Old Court Savings Loan began withdrawing the line of credit that it had previously agreed to and on Page Col. One wish Mid hopes dad joins him By EFFIE COTTMAN SUtt Writer Only ons thing could make grad- uation swsstsr for Midshipman 1st dm Linh Bi my did was that would bs the bigfsst present anyone could give Ls'i father remains in a Viet- nimsis labor where he has been held for 11 years while his family took a long journey to a new home and new life in Annapo- La and his brother and sisters were evacuated from Sai- gon on April two days before South Vietnam feU to the His Cuong Ba colonel In the South Vietnamese wai expected to join his family The 23-yeir-old systems engi- neering major still has vivid mem- ories of that the last time he saw his father. didn't expect any fighting to while the United States was evacuating families of South Viet- namets military officers. mom was pregnant. We were OB the bos waiting for the flight to leave and we heard the shooting They sat there for two hours before piling into the planes. Sitting near the doorway of the Le watched the fighting ai he left his home was a strange feeling At the I just thought It was a At a refugee camp in they checked dally with the Red Cross for word that their father would be joining them. It never came. the time we got to the U S we found out be didn't make Leiald Le and hit family ipent 18 months in campi in Ha- waii and Pennsylvania before mov- ss Page CoL Wwloi by Bob Whits thslr elsssmstss wsrs costing ths Hsmdon Monumsnt with Isysra of whits grssss this Mldshlpmsn 3rd Clsss John snd Dssn Crsft stood on ladders snd ussd duot taps to sseurs s whits hat to ths top. This sftsmeon st freshmen will attempt to ollmb ths 21-foot rstrlsve ths hst snd rsplsos It with sn upps relsssmsn's Lsgsnd hss It thst ths mid who sehisvss ths hst swltoh will become ths first admiral of ths olsss. PACKAOI AVAILAILI Coverage of aU Commiaaloa- teg Week ereits at tke Naval will be available to relatives aid Muds of log midshipmen IB a package of newspapers provid- ed by The CtplUI. The which began with Thursday's edition and rum through next will be mailed anywhere in the United States for Checks should be made out to Tbe Cafttil and mailed ComnlssiofttBf P.O. Box MD. Z14S4 Packages also may be picked op at oar offices at 213 West St. between t a.m. and 5 p.m for C.M. BACK THEN Hometown mids stop to reflect By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Elisabeth Biss of Annapolis ussd to think Catholic nuns wsrs Jeff DuBinok of Annapolis once thought good wsrs I Both senior midshipmen got a rude awaken- leg when thsy arrived at the Naval Academy four years ago. nun is going to walk up to you and pick a string off your Miss Bass pulling i errant thread from her military whites. just a matter of whether or not you can sit down and effectively study for three DuBinok COMMISSIONING WEEK THE CLASS OF 1986 Miss DuBinok and some of the other 18 graduating midshipmen from Anns Arundel County reflected this week on the challenges of attending a that also is a training ground for future military It was a lot of said Richard Dean of he wouldn't want to do it over who is waiting to learn if his exam grades put him in the top 10 percent of his said no experience so far will match the moment that be throws his hat into the air following graduation next Wednesday already been practicing that Along with his diploma and ensign he'll leave school with painful memories of plebe summer and the upperclassmen who needled him had some guys that just would not He'll be one of those guys this as an assistaat company officer working with next year's plebes until when be beads to nuclear power school in Fla But he thinks things have improved since his induction day. they would always tell you what you can't do Now they tell you what you can do I like that more A problem afin Bass encountered still plagues some new ttudenU. who arrive tinpre- w Mayor drops 4 housing panel charges By EEVIN DRAWBAUGR Staff Writer Mayor Dennis CaUahan It ft night dismissed four of nine misconduct charges pending agatast four Annap otis Boostef Authority commission' era la closed in Oty HaQ. CaUabaa let stand five charges against tke who have beea accused of misconduct aad neglect of duty by a group of pvbik heostag Tke mayor did not rak on whether the fire rsmsJsJsaf are strffl- eieot tor bin to fire Com- missioners Everett G D Shaw. Bruce E William- son and William E A Jr That decision it likely to be an- noSjnced at third hearing on the charges No date has been set tor that the mayor said Whatever decision CaUahan likely will be appealed the com- missioners' attorneys to Cir- cuit officials said The five charged let stand include allegations that the commitsioners Fsflstf to file personal financial resorts ID ISC in of city ethict law. Failed to investigate of fraud and mismanagement against Arthur G Strissel Jr authority executive who is now the target of an FBI probe. Palled to matoUin and standards at the Blooms- bory Square public bousing project on St John's Street. Failed to discipline Stnasel for pubik complaints that have made retarding and. That Williamson and Shaw have repeatedly been absent from board meetings Michael E Jaffe the D C attorney is defending the demanded during the hearing that all nine be dropped He called the proceedings and accused who presided over the of grossest denial of doe in upholding some of the charges The procedure followed during the hearing saw Suianne K attorney for the tenants present evidence to support the nine charges On each charge Jaffe criticized the evidence and asked for dismis- sal With little explanation. either granted or denied the rtrftnss attorney's The mayor granted Jaffe'i re- quests to dismiss charges Out the .rommtukinert Improperly elected Strosel as secretary and treasurer of the board. Failed to utrettigate that Cesrfc Maais. homing ty legal acted improperly CD contract dealings between the as- ;