Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Tuesday Ojeda faces the Monster tonight. SEE PAGE 21 In Service keeps tourists roiling. SEE PAGE 9 About Change in store for old store. SI1PAQC15 he Tomorrow's Sunny 70.f For see page 5. VOL. Cl NO. 248 OCTOBER 1986 25 Cents County OKs growth controls Rouse center measure fails small-lot bills pass DQNT FORGET THE CROFTON Civic Asso- ciation sponsors a candidates' ttight at 8 tonight at the Crof- too Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive. AREA A PROTOTYPE blue- priat is approved. Page 29. DR.GOTT properly- doesn't cause long- term soreness. Page 40. REVIEW -A -MUSICAL evening with Martha Wright met its prom- ise. Page 18. ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS FOR Fantas- are on sale. Page 18. STATE TWO FORMER roommates Len Bias are f. lea red charges in his death Page NATION WORLD MOTORS and are pulling out of South Page 2. of ozone at the Pole has a ehemica.I Page 3. SAILING COURAGEOUS IV of tile America's Cup. Pssf- 21. SPORTS TJffi JETS break Denver's unbeaten record. Page 21. PEOPLE Kellye Cash flew by helicop- 7ter to a Navy see her father for the first fline since she became Miss America. Capt Boy Cash commander of. the El had been off the Norwegian coast for a NATO exer- cise called Northe r n Wedding '86 crowned Srp heading at the Cion after sadness of hir r I vi-ni played icaker- ted 'landing at cepted a from her more than had r.- Iwart she ftid Cash. on u For a look fee BCWS twi i. LOTTERY Numbers JKDfX By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer The County Council yesterday killed an eleventh-hour bill that would have allowed Rouse Associates to build a conference center in Davidsonville. Although voting unanimously against a zoning code revision submitted by County Executive 0. James sever- al council members signalled that the talks would resume after the election. Now on appeal after being turned down for a special the Rouse proposal for an executive conference center on 708 acres of farmland deeply divided Davidsonville neigh- bors. Some felt it was in reality a hotel that would intrude on their but others argued that it was an ideal way to 'Stalker' suspect arrested Man linked to 'wave of terror' By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer The attacker spent his nights in Annapolis stalking women who were walking alone. One woman was kidnapped and raped at gunpoint near Mayo. Others who got away said they were grabbed around the neck and threat- ened with death. City police on Sunday arrested Charles Edward Parker accus- ing him of a one-mart wave of terror that touched three neighborhoods in the Annapolis area. Authorities are also investigating Parker in connection with other at- including two in Prince Fred- erick. District Court Judge Lawrence Rushworth ordered Parker held without bond during a bail review hearing yesterday. he gets there's no reason for him to said Assistant State's Attorney Michael May. In July Parker was released from the Maryland Correctional Institu- tion in Hagerstown after serving five years of a 10-year sentence for two 1981 robberies. He is on parole until 1391. Parker pleaded guilty to driving the getaway car in robberies of a convenience store on Forest Drive and an Eastport gas station on the same night. A total of was stolen. In a letter to a judge protesting his Parker claimed it was too -'iff for a first-offender who was driving the i feal that a ten-year sen- for a first conviction is like .'ing 'sici a baby in a cell with a dog. the baby has no chance. how I feal 'sir1 in here with he wrote. the three months since his 'Continued on Page protect a wide stretch of Davidsonville from residential development. sides gave compelling said Council Chairman Viriginia P. whose district includes Davidsonville. should be an alternative to residential housing on large tracts of land. The majority of people who have contacted me have felt that was a worthwhile endeavor. vote 'no' on this but I look forward to an alternative in the she said. Some of the Davidsonville residents who came out most strongly against the Rouse proposal said that with certain changes in the project their opposition could turn into support for Rouse. Davidsonville resident Leslie Passaro said a key point would be the guarantee that Rouse on Page Col. By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Stepping gingerly out of a political briar the County Council yesterday resolved deadlocks on two major growth-control mea- approving an adequate roads bill and a small-lot building ban. lii final action before the Nov. 4 the council passed a unamended version of the adequate roads bill proposed by County Executive 0. James Lighthizer. The backed by an overwhelming ma- jority of civic is intended to fight additional traffic congestion. It will force developers to bear more of the burden of road- building costs when their projects would over- load traffic capacity. But the tumultuous debate over banning construction on small lots that do not meet today's zoning standards prompt- ed Councilwoman Maureen D-Annapo- to amend for the third time the hotly contested measure Residents of old south county communities clamored for the arguing that small outdated parcels divided up half a century ago were timebombs of future overcrowding. But citizens who paid taxes on the vacant parcels for years denounced the bill and picketed the Arundel Center. Mrs. Lamb agreed to give these landowners three more months to decide what to do with their parcels in exchange for making the building ban permanent instead of just a one- year freeze. The bill will now take effect on Jan. instead of the original Aug. 4 that was on Page Col. Photo by David J. Wallace For Capita Renovation of the new Severn River Bridge is on but upgrading other parts of Route 50 into Interstate 68 could be delayed. State projects in area face delays toll hikes eyed to fund roads By EFFIECOTTMAN Staff Writer Steeper gas higher Bay Bridge tolls and delayed highway projects may be in the county's transportation pre- dicted yesterday At an annual briefing for lorai state Transportation Secre- tary William K Hellmann said fed- eral budget cuts arid mine construction costs have forced him to seek an increase in the state gas tax And because Congress adjourned last week without appropriating highway state road projects scheduled to begin next spring will be other transportation leaders said. In a county legislator's proposal to collect tolls in only one direction of the Bay Bridge could tolls by 50 cents But not all the reports were bleak when the Department of Transporta tion updated a smorgasbord of trans- portation issues for the County Council and legislative delegation. There also were promises of new services for county motorists and offers to study revised bus and train schedules to help senior citizens and commuters Hellmann's rail for a gas tax- increase was not surprising. Last year he said a tax hike would be needed by fiscal 1988 to fund the state's ambitious road construction program The financial has grown worse since he said The DOT faces a 4.3 percent cut in federal funds and a new order to spend only 80 percent of the federal transportation money allocated to he said. Bids on state construction projects arc rising sfter two stable years and costs have been increasing during highway planning he said combination of those four has put a tremendous strain on the transportation trust Tontinwd on Pace Col. U.S. cashes in on sales of new gold coin Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ASHINGTON The American is flying high and the U.S. Vmt couldn't be happier The country's first general-circula- tion gold coin in more than a half- renturj on site yesterday and demand exceeded of fi- nals Mid The mint sold more than ounces of gold in the first receiving orders from 24 of its 25 primary distributors Officials said if pace contin- they will boost their estimates of fjfst-year sales above the 22 million ounces now forecast the orders that are coming in. the interest is definitely said Donna director of the U S Mint She said she hoped to capture the Si billion American investors spent last year purchase eoid coins minted by Canada and other countries The coins have a face value of ISO. and SS. but their sales price will fluctuate based on the market price of which was selling in New York for M26.10 an ounce yes terday The which feature Mjps REVERSE of US gold coin Liberty on one side and a family of eagles on the contain gold in amounts ranging from one-tenth of an ounce for the coin up to a full ounce in the t50 gold piece The mint is not selling coins di- rectly to the public but is distribut- ing the coins to 25 primary dealers worldwide who must place orders for a minimum of 5.000 ounces'of gold These dealers the coins to network of coin precious met brokerage banks and savings and loans 'In the demand for tke is hot hardly anyone is selling them None of the Annapolis-area dinks contacted mom toe have item. Mar.vlaiKl National Bsak. Ann a po- lls Banking A Trust National Bank and Equitable lank are not roins and don't plan to in the near spokes- men said Coin dealers have ordered the bot are still waiting to re- ceive already ordered ami paid for tnem We're expecting to M Page S.