Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Inside it's Clemens HGWhLL M '.'KOFlLr P 0 B OX 5I'd LAUREL MD newsroom zoti-auoo Jhe Fair 35 For see page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 268 NOVFMBER 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET A HEALTH fair will be held from a.m. to p.m. tomorrow in the Student Cen- ter at Anne Arundel Communi- ty College. AREA A REORGANIZATION of school grades has been de- layed. Page 35. DR. GOTT ASPIRIN can cause bleeding from the stomach. Page 18. YEARS AGO IN a grand jury or- dered Sheriff Joseph W. Alton to prevent Sunday sales of alcohol. Page 17. ENTERTAINMENT A BOWIER production of Get Your is a sure-fire hit. Page 36. DINING OUT WIDOW BROWN'S has been transformed. Page 37. STATE MARYLAND provide million to replace flie of Baltimore. Page 4. PRESIDENT Reagan admits sending military equipment to Iran. Page 2. A FEDERAL judge throws out a drug-testing program. Page 3. SPORTS ANNAPOLIS and Meade High bring similar styles to their Class AA state quarter- final showdown. Page 23. PEOPLE Mark son of the British prime and Diane the daughter of a Dallas an- n o u n c e d their en- gagement i today with a discreet no- tice on page 20 of the London Times. said when be and his 25- year-old fiancee appeared yes- terday at 10 Downing the prime minister's official resi- dence. The who runs a real estate business in is the daughter of Theodore and LoU Burgdorf. Their fortune was founded on Burgdorf's auto dealership. Thatcher his fiancee are expected to marry in Dallas early next year and will live in Texas. For a look at other people in the news see page 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit K7 Pick 4 Mtt INDEX 4 68 pages. Calendar Clsssified columns Crossword Entertainment For Record Obituaries Pobce Boat Setoraa Park Sports Tekvisioa liftings 1C 47-M 43 68 10 36-38 4M2 11 11 45-46 23 37 Abuse cases rise Staff may not meet the load By JUDI PERLMAN Staff Writer With family abuse cases doubling in the last two the county has expanded its staff to treat offenders and their but officials fear it will not be enough. The addition of five social workers at the Department of Social Services does not necessarily alleviate the Director Edward Bloom said this week. Since staffers must respond imme- diately to all they spend .more -time investigating cases than 'providing long-term therapy and ser- which is where families need the most he said. Quite the same offenders turn up again because they were not given proper Bloom said. deficiencies- have-been the- inability to follow through. We've been weak on the other side. We take the initial action to protect the child but if is we have not been able to doit. been short. We must han- dle calls but we can't do follow he said. By the time repeat offenders are seen the problem often is bad enough that the child must be taken out of the home. Had the correct treatment been available the family may have remained to- Bloom said. we've lost all the way around. The whole thrust is to keep the he said. This year five state-funded posi- tions are being added to the protec- tive services division to provide better service to clients once the initial paperwork is completed. Having a bigger staff means that more cases will remain open for treatment to avoid future even though new families are being added to the Bloom said. In the the number of abuse referrals are at their steadily increasing until reaching a on Page Col. Law saves soldier Statute cited in auto death Photo by J. IwMOn BUNDLING UP The winter-like wind that blew in today almost was enough to chase a smile away from even a scarecrow's face. An extra layer of straw protected this scarecrow at Homestead Gardens in but gardening experts there suggest mulching plants that remain outdoors. A record-cold temperature Is expected tonight and freezing is on tap for tomorrow. For see pago 35. By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Automobile manslaughter charges have been dropped against a soldier because he was under orders when he allegedly caused an accident that killed a pregnant Gambrills woman. An obscure 19th century federal law makes Spec. 4 Gerald F. DeShields immune from Judge John S. Hargrove ruled in U.S. District in Court Baltimore Monday. Romana Richner died Aug. when an Army-owned Blazer driven by DeShields collided head-on with her Hon- da on Route 32. of Balti- swerved across the center line into Mrs. police said. Under orders from his cotnmfiMttM DeShields was Uking a fefiow soldier who broke his ankle at t ontt softball game to Kimbrougii Array Hospi- tal at Fort George G. Keade. The accident occurred as DwShieWs merged from Roate 3 after allegedly passing four cars on the left shoulder. He is also accused of being drunfc The Army reservist and his passenger were thrown from the vehicle upon but neither man was seriously injured. judge found that DeShields was on duty and acting in the scope of his orders the accident defense attorney Larry Ceppos said. The judge agreed with Ceppos that DeShields' case is covered by an federal statute. The law arose from a case hi which a U.S. marshal fataOjMriwt a man who assaulted a Supreme Court justice. There was an uproar over the tiling and the officer was accused of acting excessively. The Supreme Court that federal officers are immune prosecution should they make a mistake in judgment while carrying oat their duties. just feel that justice is blindfolded right said Mrs. Richner's Maxine of Cape St. Claire. don't want but I don't think on Page Col. PG blacks get credit for McMillen win By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Heavily Democratic and predomi- nantly black Prince George's County provided the winning edge for Tom McMillen in the 4th Congressional District race. feel we played a crucial said Alfred L. chairman of the 4th Congressional District Rain- bow Coalition. The an outgrowth of Rev. Jackson's 1984 presiden- tial endorsed McMillen over Republican Robert R. Neall. The coalition is also claiming a key role in McMUlen's win in pre- dominantly black Annapolis pre cincts. McMillen beat Neall by an almost 3-to-l margin in the southern portion of Prince Georges's County included in the district. In predominantly black that margin was even higher as much as 12-to-l in an Oxon Hill for instance. McMUlen needed the margin in Prince George's County to defeat ANALYSIS a conservative endorsed by retiring Rep. Marjorie S. R- Anne Arundel. and President Rea- gan. In McMillen billed him- self as a who supported sanctions against South Africa and made enough promises to the dis- trict's black population to win their support. Tom McMillen victory means a sharp turn on certain said Annapolis Alderman Carl 0. Snow- den. D Ward spearhead- ed the Rainbow Coalition's efforts in Anne Arundel County. Social programs are one area where blacks are hoping McMiUen will Uke a more liberal view than Mrs Holt. think he will bring the social agenda more in line with the moderate Soowden said. Snowden also said he believes McMUlen will pay more attention to the entire district than be claimed Mrs. Holt had. Neall wrote off the black vote from a policy Snowden said. Neill never got a single blsck leader of any stature to endorse According to an early campaign plan devised by Albert Win- chester Neall's first campaign m Pife It Col ever taught me how to manage but for four years the I was taught and shown by example how to lead H. Ross Perot Perot praises ability of average Americans By EFFIB COTDWAN Staff Writer H. Ross hero of espital and soldiers reserves his own praise for guys be calls ordinary Americans Americans are ttill capable of extrsordtoiry achieve- the Texas millionaire told Naval Academy midshipmen Ust night a 1953 academy graduate and pioneer of a massive comput- er services credited a group of ordinary men with res cuing two who became the first American hostages in Iran. The just before the American embassy demonstrated that desire often U more important than genius. Per ot said during his speech at Hal sey Field House as part of the academy's Formtal Lecture Se- ries. Perot's which has dis- tinguished him in civilian miliUry proves that theo- ry After four years in the Perot became a computer man for bat left after com pany rejected his idea for a new service. Prom that he founded his own Electronic Data Systems Corp. which provided i hill range of computer services for customers The company now people throughout M Pige Cal.