Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
HOWELL MICROFILMS P. 0 BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 2070 Newsroom 268-6000 Tomorrow's Pleasant For see page 11 rOL Cl NO. 240 OCTOBER 25 Cents GOOD DOWT Celliit Frederick Zlotkln li featured with the Annapolli Symphony Orcheitn it 8 to- night it Mirylind Hill for the Creative Conitltutlon Av- enue and Greenfield Tioketi will be told al the I HOMt Of THi WiiK COLOR and coordinated de- cor highlight Deiigner Show Page 13. ITATi A UNIVERSITY of Mary- lind tnk force yeiterday pro- poied that ftthietei meet tougher admiiiion and sea- demio itindftrdi and do out ipeclal Page f A STRONG earthquake and afteriheeki wrecked In dowetosra tin lalvador unconfirmed porti said scores of people had beea Page -r 9POPT8 MIDSHIPMANmay have to wear sndwthoes againat Air JrAff PtQPLt Comedian Chevy Chase has chocked into the Betty Ford Center in Hancho Cal- to break hia addiction to drugs pre- scribed for back pain curred by stunt a pub- it for the bmedian ltd yester- entered'the rity clinic for drug and alcohol addiction several days aaid his Pat sley. The painkillers were first prescribed to the comedian to relieve back result of years of pratfalls and stunts as part of his work dating back to his days on 'Saturday Night said Ms. Chase would often open the show by taking a rough tumble across or the but recovering quickly to from New it's Saturday a grueling pro- duction schedule on nonstop Chevy thought it neces- sary to rid himself of his de- pendency on these prescription pain her statement said. The drug was not identi- fied. Chase was last seen in public at a Sept. 20 symposium on humor and the in which he met former President Cera Id Ford. For a look at other people in the see page 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit W7. Pick 4 INDEX 5 52 pagei. Business News Calendar Classified Ada columns Editorials Eattrtatammt Hornet Movie lifttafi ObltuiriM PotiM Bttt -K Sunday meters no longer free A By JEFF DAVIS Stiff Writer Another explrei this weekend in Annipolii Juit in time for boat ihow viiitori. Beginning motorliti will no longer be allowed to ptrk at meteri for free on Parking meteri will be in operation on Sundayi from noon to 6 according to a preii releaie inued by the The new Sunday houri officially took effect Oct. but city officiali made lait Sunday a parking day. The City Council decided to add the Sunday houri and hike parking meter feei and finei in June. The new meter ratei went into effect July Disaster averted Club extinguisher thwarts boat fir By JEFF DAVIi Staff Writer A beat expleiien et an i yacht club Wedneiday threw a theide dentiit into the water t but the fire wai quickly charging motorists 50 cents per The old rate was 30 cents per hour. a nickel gets six a dime buys 12 minutes and a quarter is worth 30 Overtime parking fines were raised from to 110 effective July 1. Council members cited several reasons for raising to encourage greater use of the city shuttle reduce competition for the scarce downtown parking spaces and bring meter fees in line with parking garage fees. The city also makes more money in the in fiscal year parking meter fees raised officials said. Officials have estimated the increase will bring in an additional while the addition of Sunday hours would bring in The city has already seen an Increase in revenues since the higher meter fees went into effect July 1. According to figures released by city po- meter fees in September Increased from the previous year to That figure should rise because not all of the 850 parking meters had been con- verted to the new rate structure during the month of September. Two retired police John Campbell and Patrick were hired by the city for approximately in salaries and benefits to recalibrate the meteri as well as The GnriU.N.-Smtts woi not Mriottily injured in the dtyflrt The cwiit remains under but authorities believe tht boat'r f fcetrteil system ignited fuel The explosion occurred when Dr. Smirnoff started the en- officials City fire officials are crediting A special fire extinguisher kept at the Maryland Capital Yacht 18 Cheaapeake and an alert dockmaiter with preventing the fire from spreading to other boats. that wasn't I'm sure the fire would have been said Battalion Chief Edward P. Sherlock fire department spokesman. were ready for he said. Several years ago the city fire department met with local marina operators and made recommenda- tions for fire safety Including the large commercial fire extinguishers on wheels. Maryland Capital Yacht Club took the advice and possibly saved a lot of boats Wednesday as a Sherlock said. The 150-pound dry chemical fire extinguisher is ideal for he said. The extinguisher can be used to fight a fire from a greater distance than a smaller type and will last he said. It also caft't be stolen as easily. National Fire Protection Associa- tion standards apply only to marinas built since so fire officials make fire safety recommendations to operators of the older marinas. Sherlock said marina operators should check the wiring on the have a box at the head of the pier where firefighters can turn off the keep portable fire extinguishers on the pier and a larger fire extinguisher such as the type used in this week's fire. Marina operators should also iden- tify their piers with numbers or other markings to assist firefighters on Page Col. make repairs and The men recently finished changing the clockwork and conducting routine mainte- nance of all the meters. They were hired to replace a Baltimore firm which police officials said did not repair meters during a one-year period. which was paid did make however. In when the firm's contract had police officials estimated about half of the city's meters were not working. Capt. John head of the police division which includes parking said he was with parking ticket complaints until the meters were repaired. Driven away ency ends Sea of masts Photo Bob An eagle's eye view of the U.S. Sailboat Show from the roof of Hilton Hotel shows throngs of would-be boat owners who filled City Dock yesterday. Tens of thousands of more people are expected today and tomorrow. van n ly SCOTT UUTENSCHLAGKR Staff Writer The high eost liability Insurance ts driving the community aetion agency out of the ttefi buifii -v But government efftciiii ny the icrvice for thousands of county dents will continue with little ruptioa. are targeted to be out of the business by Oct. said Yevola executive director of the Anne Arundel County Economic Opportunity Committee. The non-profit EOC has given notice to the state that it will no longer provide rides for of the Medical Assistance Peters said. And tht EOC ia negotiating to have the county assume 1U role as 4 transportation provider for elderly day-care clients. The EOC has used vans and station wagons to provide the service. The EOC's decision to drop trans- portation services was prompted by an accident in August involving one of its Mrs. Peters said. Following the in which two elderly women were the EOC's board decided the agency needed to raise its insurance cover- age to she said. But after learning that the agency could not obtain that level of cover- agency officials decided to ter- minate transportation services. board felt the agency's expo- sure is too Mrs. Peters said. Since the the agency has tried to minimize the liability risk by transporting only two passengers at a she said- Even though the EOC has trans- ported Medical Assistance clients for 16 the state anticipates no problems finding another service said Mary Jo Castor of the Medical Assistance Policy Adminis- tration. don't expect any lapse in service at she said. Porter Services Inc. has submitted a proposal to take over the which will operate out of the same office and with the same telephone number as Ms. Castor said. Approximately 15tOOO county resi- on Page Col. Lack of water halts creek dredging tour ByJUDIPERLMAN Staff Writer County and state were scheduled to tour south county creeks yesterday The boat ride was how- because tht water was too ahallow for boata to get out. Yeiterday i problem demonstrate the need for dredging tin all south county boaters and water- men who are urging tht county to buy iU owe dredging equipment CouBty Department of Public Werts Director Danny 0. Boyl who overmi ctxinjy said he is checking the cost of equipment and promised to make the purchase part of hia fiscal budget request teriously looking at equip- ment 'County Executive 0 Lifhthistr Is very serious about dredging projects. We've devoted more attention dredging than we ever Boyd said About 25 who live along Carrs and Broadwater Bear Deaie fathered at the borne of Bert Downs In Mimosa Cove to dtetttft the plans wttfe Usually the Department of Natural reimburses counties for their large dredging projects But DNR said that dredging imali waterways is not cost effective be- cause they fill in too quickly and do not have enough boaters to justify spending the money. feel like were throwing away good money if we dig a channel because it In so said Robert director of DNR i dredging programs. Parker for filled ID sU inches just three months after it was last he said be putting in channels m unstable he said. which cost about 11.5 mil- are also loo expensive to bene- fit the small group of people using the waterways. Gaudette said argued that more pfople don't use the water- ways because they can't get their boati m we need is 2 feet of water We don't want the whole pie. just a waterman Lee Lawson said If the county buys own dredg- ing which costs some- where between 1180.000 to 1170.000. the state may fully reimburse the county or at least split the cost of operations. Gaudette said can make a tentative commit- ment that we can help somehow toward the operational he said f Being able to dredge withoih ob tuning bids would sccelerste projects and reduce costs. Boyd slid Officials said their bigfett prob lem is finding a spoil site to dump the silt after and urged Pepe 11. Cel.