Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Thursday Tranqulll flnds fa m 1 Today's Couples opt for big households. see PAQE 11 Severna Doc Robinson is an institution. SEE PAGE 45 _ he Tomorrow's More rain For see page 9. VOL. Cl NO. 262 NOVEMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE ANNUAL Greek festi- val sponsored by Sts. Constan- tine and Helen Greek Orthodox will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Hellenic Cen- 2647 Riva Road. DR. GOTT HEAVY SLEEPERS are not in danger Page 17 YEARS AGO IN Amelia Earhart be- came the first woman to ad- dress a graduating class at the Naval Academy. Page 13 ENTERTAINMENT MASTER the Reagan would have had more punch two years ago. Page DINING OUT MJKE PIERA'S addition to his crab house is classier than the old place. Page 35. STATE WILLIAM DONALD Schae- fer is impatient to get on with the legislative gage 4. SUPERPOWER arms con- trol talks ended bitterly today Page 2 MORE THAN 30 million Americans drink water con- taining too much lead Page 3 SPORTS COACH Ross is banned from the sidelines Page 23 PEOPLE Actor Ryan O'Neal commit- ted battery on a moonlighting police officer six years ago but will not have to pay damages he Jdid not in I jure a I jury decided I yesterday Manhattan I Civil Court JKarla Mos- jcowitz said jury must find the defendant responsible for either physical injury or men- tal anguish or for damages to be awarded is a total travesty of said Brendan J the 38 year-old cop- turned-private detective who lives in Congers N Y Campbell asked saying he suffered a scratched cornea from flying glass when O'Neal threw a drink bottle at photographers O'Neal. testified last week that he did not throw the bottle but dropped it acciden For a look at other people in the news see page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterday Three-digit 471 Pick 4 INDEX 6 68 pages Calendar 21 Classified Ads 4S-S8 columns 43 Crossword 68 Edhori.U 9 Entertainment 34-36 For the Record 40-41 Obituaries Police Beat 9 Severna Park 45-46 Sports 23-K Television listings 35 5 races hang in balance Absentee count under way By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer County election officials today were busy counting absentee ballots that will likely give Democrat Tom McMillen the winning edge in the 4th Congressional District race. His Republican congressional opponent Robert R. Neall must get about 70 percent of the absentee votes to overcome McMillen's lead. think that's reaching a Neall said. pushed make a I think we might get 60 The county mailed absentee ballots in the congressional including to registered said Betty head of the county Board of Supervisors of Elec- tions. As of yesterday had been she said. The absentee ballots could also change the apparent winners in three legislative districts and for although the chance of changes seem equally slim. In District Democrat Marsha G Perry holds a 239-vote lead over Republican John Witty. Although Witty said he still has hope until he gets the final he all but conceded kind of nice to know that if you are going to you lose to someone you Witty said. ran a good campaign and should she win I will have no problem with her capability Mrs who was unavailable for and Witty are seeking the open seat left vacant when a three-term left the House to run for Congress. The district's two Republican House mem- bers easily won re-election and had teamed up with Witty in hopes of keeping the district the only one statewide where Republicans hold all four State House seats The last Democrat elected to the House from District 33 was 0 James who won the seat in 1978 Four years Lighthizer was elected county executive He won a second term Tuesday In the two other close House Demo- crat Don Lamb has a 153-vote lead over Butt Schools may be smoke-free By PETER WEST Staff Writer They both smoke. But Jane school board and Ray the board's director of senior high agreed in principle yester- day that the board may have to snuff out cigarettes jn_ school the only board member who I support cnJfcgein existing 100 Andrew said She added that she started smok- ing at age 16 only to enjoy the privilege of slipping away from school to a corner The county school board listened to a proposal yesterday to tto away with the privilege of smoking in designated areas on school property generally in outdoor courtyards currently enjoyed by county second ary students A policy allowing students to smoke outside has been in force for more than a decade in county schools But the policy may be mappro priate in a school system that re- cently gained national recognition for the strict way it deals with students caught using drugs other than tobacco in officials yesterday The pending discussion by student representa lives and the soon may change its mind about students' right to smoke The board policy allows it cancel this policy at any time county or at individual schools because of major violations personally support a change Ueberroth said He also questioned how a change would affect students and the public Basing his presentation upon ques Uons posed by Ueberroth asked whether the new policy would on Page Col New schools OK'd Page 33 TOP'S UP Clifton of had hit up M ho rode down Forest Drive on way to tvotfc during chtity downpour. fotvcartfni to on tap for tomorrow ftom rOf awv Annapolis Alderman John R-Ward in District incumbent Del. Charles W D-Glen has a 169-vote lead over fellow Democrat James Riley in District 31 One other the Register of may also be decided by absentee ballots. According to unofficial Republican challenger George Nutwell Jr. received votes to incumbent Hazel Moreland's a difference of 174 votes a congressional certainly this has been the Mrs Eby said On Page Col. GOP merits Purple Hearts. Page 33. Drug-test talks end But mayor to seek voluntary program By BOB MITCHELL Writer Negotiations over drug-testing for Annapo- lis employees broke down but Mayor Dennis Callahan vowed to establish a voluntary testing program anyway Following the collapse of talks with union officials representing city police and firefight- Callahan said he would seek a voluntary testing program with the support of rank-and- file employees But such an effort would result in an unfair labor practice complaint being brought against the city while the testing program itself be challenged in court on constitu- tional union spokesmen said With both sides blaming each bar- gaming over establishment of a testing pro- gram for police officers and firefighters came to an abrupt representatives of both sides said unions backed out of their agree- ment Callahan said refuses to negotiate about it any said Jim Lowther of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local which represents rank and file Annapolis po- lice officers The city will move to establish voluntary drug tests for its public safety employees after consultation with local union leaders but without the involvement of high-level union Callahan said will arrive at a testing procedure and we will implement the testing procedure the mayor said Although participating in tests would not be a system a lot of peer pressure to take the tests Callahan said Details of the program have vet to be finalized but it would likely include advance warning of the month and week tests would be held and 48 hour notice of the day of the Callahan said If test results are positive on two consecu tive occasions an emplovee would get coun selmg the said If a third test after counseling shows signs of continued drug the would be dismissed he said Lmon officials agreed to these aspects of the plan during previous talks Callahan said I bet VGJ 11 see ar overwhelming response from the police department and the fire nntinufd on Page 10 Col Many find living on credit risky business By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Writer Peter and Paula Owens had a lot going for them a new house tn Glen a young son. two cars and enough cash for an occasional fling Then one they sbd to the brmk of personal bankruptcy and suddenly the thing that made life easy before lots of credit BOW threatened to push them off the edge The not their real stepped reordered their lives and resumed repaying their mort gage and credit card balance But it meant doing something a lot of people today are unwilling or unable to do ending their dependen- cy on credit for everyday Across the United States and in Anne Arundel consumers owe more money to credit card companies and financing com panies than ever before the US Federal Re serve Board's netsure of eonsuiber indebtedness has risen in the past six years from about tl 5 to trillion dollars or 12 times the feder al deficit the average troubled con who sought help from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Laurel in 1M4 owed K.MO Today the service's typrtctl client owes is an important said John economist for the Re- gional Planning Council in Balti more The mushrooming consumer debt burden has tertoot taplkataott tor and the eeooo- mv It is a emu encourage debt We do not discourage debt said Susan an economist at The Wharton School at the Lniversi ty of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia For mounting person debt can lead to family rnw or to bankruptcy Filings for all of bankrupt ties including personal and corpo rate are up at US Bankruptcy ftgtrt in Baltimore There were 2 law year and in the first nine imths of this year The Owenses who did not want to bf identified by name avoided bank- ruptcv but not a family trauma. Their mistakes were that they had no savings and based their family budget on two incomes Mrs Owens lost her job and the 11 year old son feU ill. the family faced each month with 800 in income and fl.ttOln bills Left SI 70 per month for food and the Owens turned to the Consumer Credit CoonteUfif Ser- vice of Maryland C ottinved M Page It.