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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland MORE NATIONAL COUPONS INSIDE TODAY AND EVERY SUNDAY See Page C1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Mids 20-14 Villanova is Homecoming Tigers claw Terps GAME ONE BRAVES Maddux pitches two-hitter TODAY 7p.m. channels 4. 11 OCTO ARCHIVES LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 OCTOBER Fed-up man fakes A vwrwrnv aw__j.___i_i______i_ J Ullg intruders By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Wrifer After four burglaries at his Admiral Heights home since last Barry Myers was fed up. actually. Besides thieves made off with his high school ring and his late moth- er's jewelry. So he faked going to work parked his truck several blocks from his walked back and waited inside his residence with a gun. Abort four hours be caught two people inside. got madder each said 'the 48-year-old equipment operator for the county Department of Public Works. if I'd have shot I'd probably have been in jail. I just want my stuff back That's all I want. This is stuff I can't Mr. Myers eventually let the 16-year- old boy and 21-year-old woman he caught go figuring city police would pick them up. They did. TJie who is was charged on a. juvenile'citation with fourth-degree burglary. got madder each time. if I'd have shot I'd probably have been in jail. I just want my stuff back. That's all I Barry Admiral Heights resident Gloria V. of 49 Pinkney was also charged with fourth-degree burglary. Capt. John W. city police said officers are investigat- ing whether the pair were involved in the previous break-ins at Mr. Myers' home in the 400 block of Ludlow Road. Police are also looking at whether the boy is tied to three other recent burgla- ries in Admiral Capt. Wright said. think Mr. Myers was very he said. he not taken the time to get these people might not have been appre- Capt. Wright did add that police have had extra patrols in the Admiral Heights area since the spate of burgla- ries began there last month. And Mr. Myers had nothing but praise for the despite matters into his own hands. think the police did a good he said. tried to do everything they The break-ins at Mr. Myers' home of 38 years began Sept. 12. He'd never had Page BWI tower showing its old age Local air controllers say it causes additional stress but not danger By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer A rotary phone perches outside the offices of the Federal Aviation Adminis- tration at BWI Airport. On the floors above the aging air traffic controllers wrestle with simi- larly dated technology that can push the daily juggling of flights into dicey over- drive. Many of the controllers orchestrate a dizzying rush of departing and arriving a process they call having your head kicked Local air traffic controllers and FAA officials said equipment dating to the 1970s makes the stressful job of manag- ing planes even more difficult and poses a serious safety question for passengers at the busy airport. should be a major concern of anyone who flies on a regular said Karl president of the BWI local chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. officials say the federal bu- reaucracy makes it unlikely that the equipment will be replaced anytime Soon. Ongoing technological problems at the tjirport include the failure of VHP radio equipment used to communicate with Mr. Ludwig said. Channels appear to bleed into each forcing control- lers to load an entire region's worth of traffic onto a-siugle he said. radar display screens pose a problem at the Baltimore tower. the screens show or false several controllers said. A false target can force a controller to re-route an airliner..' The equipment has limited controllers' abilities to keep track of Mr. Ludwig said. is not state-of-the-art equip- the Pasadena resident said. The airport's tracking system have the same capability as your 386 some officials dispute that the public is in any danger from the use of outmoded equipment. because the equipment is old doesn't mean it doesn't work said FAA spokesman Lorraine Carra. The equipment is it should be it needs to be but no one's life is in said Sam who has been a controller for more than 20 years. Page Acting shift Mipervtoor Sam N BWI Airport Some contralto of Anrapolls and Jackie Caffwnter ef UntMcwn work together to ByJ Henton-1 ttnate ak and traffic at Harbour House owner calls it quits Lunch with friends will be missed By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Shakespeare said well that ends and in downtown Annapolis that seems to apply-to celebrating your retirement by riding around on a forklift with hot dogs on your head while waving to a large crowd. With that but Annapolis said goodbye last Sunday to Harbour House Restaurant and its George both city landmarks. Mr. closed the restaurant retiring after a 35-year stint in the up- and-down business world of downtown Annapolis What started as a one- story restaurant in 1960 quickly blossomed into a half- block-long building with four kitchens and a terrace. Mr Phillips said he knew the restaurant would even though others didn't share his enthusiasm. was known as Hells Point. There was nothing he said. For he picked op-two empty commercial lots overlooking Annapolis' Ego Alley and bontarlngthe Civic groups on alert for white-collar heists By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Paul McMurray is sure the volunteer group he toeads has watched its money like a miser. For the Crofton Middle School PTSA has required twjo signatures on the few checks dt writes. most of the money it raises each year is spent quickly. is no way in our group that you could get away with skimming more than a buck or he said. But that hasn't stopped the PTSA from preparing for Ita first outside audit in years.. because of the tw6 other Mr. McMurray ferrlng to two PTAs that recently have been swindled by treasurers. Thanks to a string of though cases in the1 past white-collar crime emerged as a new concern for many county civic groups. Once insulated such wor- some of the mostly volunteef groups have tightened up security to prevent theft from within. Others say they at least have become more alert to potential for embezzlement. The heightened concern comeg at a time when local prosecutors are seeing a jump in all types of white-collar heists. From civid groups to more Page LOW Mostly sunny today tomorrow. M Death probe Nancy Bush says racism and negligence may have caused her daughter's death. Mrs. Bush is the mother of Holly a Chester woman who died of a heart attack after two deputies allegedly foiled to give her Immediate CPR. W MMD Route 3 plan has businesses on edge. ON 1M Some tales from the coffee mug. U NfTM TO Take off with airline Net sites. M i Care and of the CDftOM. M Have we forgotten our 11 HUMOfc Vote for Dave your no-issues candidate. U WALTHAPITMSfeGetin shape for ski season. It TIUVILs Florida's in-between season greet for golfers. M Arundel Report ..Dl Editorials 410-11 Buwnew.....Bl Lottery. 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