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Capital, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland inside Liebert sparks 86-55 victory. SEE PAGE 13 Home of Offering best of old and new. SEE PAQE 2B Retail Jf IF I 58 ML .20 Tomorrow's Sunshine For see page 11. VOL Cl NO. 282 NOVEMBER 25 Cents GOOD DON'T FORGET ALEC GUINNESS stars in Bridge on the River at 8-15 tonight in Key Auditorium at St John's Col- lege Admission is charged ENTERTAINMENT WITH HELP from the coun- ty the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater re- cently got a new stage floor Page 21 STATE A woman who tried to con- vince her brokers that they overpaid her by last year on stock sales says they now want the money back but it's too late Page 4 NATION Two House committees in- creased pressure on the White House for more information about arms sales. Page 2 SPORTS THE LOCAL high school basketball season is pre- viewed. Pages 14-16. PEOPLE Just beyond the reach of the spreading limbs of a laurel tree is the 5-year-old grave of actress Natalie where a steady pro- cession of fans drops by daily to leave flow- ers and notes and to remember Two Holly- wood ac tresses jjgm whose lives ended ab- ruptly Marilyn Monroe and Miss Wood lure more than 100 visitors each day to Los Angeles' Westwood Memorial a tiny cemetery sur rounded by high-rise buildings Actor Robert Wagner is of- ten seen staring at the garden la-covered grave of his late the dark-eyed beauty of 60 movies who drowned five years ago today in the chilly ocean water off Santa Catahna Island He will just drive in and stand there He walks around then leaves The girls come. said cemetery spokes man Bill Pierce and fans come in every both to Marilyn's ciypt and Natalie's grave Pierce said The celebntj final resting spots are also on a Japanese tourist agency hmou sine shuttle route as close as we re ever going to get I m not a big fan of but I do want to pay my said Ad risnne 32 For look at other people in the tee page 3 LOTTERY Numbers drawn yesterdav Three-digit 2M Pick 4 SWf INDEX 4 sections. 48 pages Calendar Oftttifted Ads colamns Crossword Editorials Entertainment Homes Moine lutings Obituaries Beat ReHftan Sports Stock listings Tritfisiofl 8 23 41 10 21 2s 21 H n 19 28 20 SHOPSHAP malls mobbed SHOPPERS CROWD the Annapolis Mall in a scene that was repeated throughout the area yesterday. High-tech toys top list By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Business Writer T'was a month before Christmas and all through the Not a shopper was idle No peace could be found The checkbooks were full and the credit was The better to to charge and to buy The parking lots filled by the wee hours of While shopkeepers thrilled at what Christ- mas had born. The holiday shopping craze came to life again as it does every year on the day after in stores and malls across Anne Arundel County Thousands of bargain seekers descended on Annapolis the downtown retail and the shopping centers of Severna Park and Crofton. Pnscilla and Tracey Lorusso of Arnold fought the crowds on Main even though they knew before they left home what they were up against. said Mrs Lorusso just love walking around At the Ellen and Amy Scarborough of Millersville were trying to follow a shopping but finding it tough. plan was to come down here in the morning and get all our shopping done before noon so we could escape before the crowds got here But it's 2 o'clock now and we're on a Mrs Scarborough said. Mall management anticipated more than people would pass through the doors by the end of the day. An average day's on Page Col. U.S. shoppers pack the Page 3. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Toy guns that shoot beams of infrared light and a geaeration menagerie of talking animals will help determine whether retailers chor- tle or sigh over their sales this Christmas season. High-tech toys are among the few stand- outs foreseen by industry analysts and who expect only mediocre sales increases overall this year in the billion toy market Some computerized cuddles come as plush which have evolved into a number of new forms since the species first appeared in the form of Teddy Ruxpin last year Action from 22-year-old GI Joe to ultra-modern Lazer also are consid- ered some of the most popular picks far there doesn't appear to be a single blockbuster hit in the toy industry as in past years when we had products such as Cabbage Patch or Trivial which were said Charles marketing projects director for the Toy Manufacturers of America. Sales also are hindered by low supplies. Some shipments have been delayed because of production problems stemming from new analysts say This is apparently the case for the elec- tronic light guns marketed by Worlds of Wonder as Lazer Tag and by LJN Toys Ltd as Photon The space-age version of at to for the basic includes a pistol and sensor badge a target worn by a player that beeps when hit by the gun's infrared light beam and with a sensor helmet A few of this year's projected best sellers are already proven including Worlds of Wonder's trend-setting Teddy a animated stuffed and Tonka's Pound Puppies line of stuffed dogs This year's shoppers will encounter the second generation of these some of on Page Col. by N Lumjskow SANTA GLAUS greets families at City Dock after arriving yesterday by city police boat. He then hopped aboard a fire truck and toured Annapolis shopping centers. Hammond council vacancy pondered By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Unless the pendulum swings once more in a dramatic District 30 legislative election re versed by one vote the City Council will have a vacancy to fill as of January John the three term Republican alderman from Ward was declared the winner in the race for the third of three District 30 House of Delegates seats after a judge ruled to admit absentee ballots that were previously disallowed Though Democrat Don Lamb yesterday filed notice that he will political observers in AnnapohT had begun reviewing the seldom used procedures for filling a vacancy on the council Under the rules the Republican Party would most likely present three GOP appli cants to the Democrat controlled City which has the final vote on the matter There are five Democrats on the one Inde pendent and two Republicans you look at it strictly as a party line naturally the Democrats would have an awful lot ot say Mayor Dennis Callahan said Hammond said it was unlikely that former Mayor Richard Hiilman who recently switched his paru affiliation to Democrat would be interested in the vacancy But Hammond said active m Ward 1 politics had been talked up for the job including Arthur freenbaum Marlene Pren dergast and Should Harrrrr-d s victorv the erman said he not resign until shorth before the new legislature is sworn in Jan 14 According to the city charter the procedures would be as follows The mayor informs the City Republican Central The committee advertises a public hearing for qualified candidates who meet age and residency requirements The committee caucuses and announces a list of three candidates The three candidates address the Citv Council at the next council meeting and The council votes on the replacement and the winner is immediatelv sworn in The city charter Aould not p-ohibit a Democrat from succeeding Hammnd shojld he resign according to dtv Attc-nev than Hodgson But to be included in the list submitted to the a Democrat would have to present the committee with a petition bearing the signatures of 50 registered Republicans from Ward 1 Meanwhile members of the county delega Uon are hoping the Lamb-Hammond contest will be settled quickly in the Court of Special Appeals where Lamb would have to file his appeal of the decision that reversed what was originally tabulated as a three vote win It s reallv holding up a lot of said delegation chairman John Astle D-Annapohs There are a lot of things we cant do until thev seat somebody these orientations for new delegates the legislative reference oeop e don t Know which one of tKen tn tr Oil chops wood heat But 'romantic9 fireplaces remain popular Bt JUDIPFRLMAN Staff Writer When it to heating the house people look for bargains and others look for beauty That s why many homeowners once switched to wood as a cheap source of heat have returned to ml That s also why which still maintain a romantic mystique arc more popular than ever even though they're more expensive to feed For fireplace the pnce of wood will continue to increase unless trees being cleared for development are utilued rather than dumped in landfills Hank De executive drrctor of the Maryland Forest Association a citi ten conservation group Two of people firewood those who burn it because of economics and those who use it for Bruin said When a fuel cnsu struck m the mid scores of homeowners switched to fireplaces or cheap wood stoves as a source of heat As late as 1MO a state survey indicated that almost one-third of Maryland households used wood as a heat source But now that the pnce of oil has dropped many home owners would rather forgo the haul ing maintenance and dirtiness of and opt for oil heating instead to stick with wood or oil is a real debate now said Don VanHassent chief of resource utib ration for the Forest and Park Dm swn of the Department of Natural Resources When oil sky high people looked for alternatives Now there s a lot more competition and oil is probably on top But who's to say tong it will be before the goes up'' he said people have come back tn ml heating They came off of it on Pape 12 Col HOMEOWNERS WHO switched to wood heat during Htt Mwrgy shortages of the 70s are being lured bpck to oil falling ;