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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland HOWCLL Jj P 0 BOX 15''8 L_- '.TEL pin 2070 again For page 11. VOL i NO. 208 SEPTEMBER 25 GOOD PONT FORGET THE MARYLAND Seafood Festival opens at aoon tomor- TOW and coatteues through Sunday wide variety of foods and atttartaininent at Sandy Point State Park. Sen. ion fet in tomorrow. SCHOOL board rejects a sex education film. Page 33. ARUNDEL DIGEST TSE BOAT manslaughter trial of Griffin O'Neal probably wfll be postponed. Page 38. SEVERNAPARK PARENTS may help decide school redistricting. Page 41. VtGNETTES SALT WAS important in Co- lonial Maryland. Page 19. YEARS AGO IN 45 children were rescued from the Chesapeake .Bay after their sailboats were capsized. Page 43. LIVING AFTER 101 the Wat- erwitch fire station awaits its last caH. Page 13. ENDORSEMENTS THE CAPITAL chooses among District 30 Democrats fdr state Senate and House of Delegates- Page 10. J0 fagrand Mag wofkera. Page 4. NATION THE WIFE of a jailed Amer- ican reporter today refused to go to respond to a Soviet sum- mons. Page 2. SAILING THE ROAD to success dur- ing CBYRA race week was not easy. Page 29. SPORTS Orioles end a road trip toaster. PEOPLE Mayor Coleman Yooag Invested in a fishing in an attempt to fid a till salm- on he caught without a permit During a goodwill vis- it to western Michigan llast week sponsored by the Mu- gkegon Young and Us Chronicle Managing Editor Roger caught salmon. But neither had a license. When asked if he had a the mayor Never had. Don't be- Here in 1 Yoaag'i remark sparked a rttra of proteat to the Depart- NattrJi Resources. drawn I M Adi colomas vnaswora 7 4441 17 M OMtearles Park 11 11 4142 041 GRID LOCK at rush hour Motorists wait PJfrto by Capital and wait at Wost Street and Rfva Road fait Friday evening. 'IT'S AWFUL' Residents cite traffic as 1 problem COPIN0 WITH GROWTH By DEBRA VTADERO Staff Writer Every weekday sometime I and beeojaes movinjg of metal and frustrated drivers. _ pour out of tite maQi aad the plaias. Cars empty from Route An struction site and remember the forest that estimated Annapolis Science Center ooee stood to Ita They might compiam employees edge out onto RIva Road. Aatf about polluted a confuted bar. dowtown workers head for suburban bor and a school system straining la spots to awful. When the lime comes near 4 I won't even dare go down Riva Road toward said Chris a resident of Harbor Hills. This is traffic congestion the most obvious manifestation of 20 years of uneven and sometimes rapid growth in Anne del County. Growth has put on many faces here. like the masks of comedy and they can alternately' make you smite or cry. Business people will teU you about the low unemployment the relative the .burgeoning tax base and the growing number of places to things to do and spots to dine. Residents might point to a bulldozed con- meet the crush of students. But most of they complain about the traffic. a their right mad would deny Out traffic is said William Maho- executive director of the Anne Arundel Trade Council. Since the number of vehicles owned by county residents has more than quadru- increasing from to in More more more workers commuting front outside county compeund.tiie increase. Oespite past read thwarted attempts to make more road improvements and improvements slated to the coun- ty and state road network hasn't kept pace. THIS SERIES Rapid growth in Ame Arundel County has uaiswjtetf of forces some Ja Capital Staff Writers Cbriifjjne Debra up to those forces ney explore horn the vhat many call a was What will la the The first installment yesterday ques- ticmed the mistakes of the today's story Investigates the growing pains of the and look at the quality of life here to the future. over the last few years' and we at bow giifloet wmes director of the county DepartwcBt of Public Works. One congested spot under the county oa Page CoL But most would move here a'gain By LINDA DURLING Staff Writer Despite overbuilding and the overabundance of traffic hi Anne Arundel most residents in an informal poll by The Capital said they would move here again if they had it to do over. Most cited the county's and as well as family as reasons for staying in the area. Bat of the a residents who responded to the 16 said they would not move here again today knowing what they know now. And the reason they cited for that decision is the enormous growth in the county over the last several years. Many said Annapolis is no longer the quiet little town they sought out a number of ago. The aimed at measur- ing tiie effect of continued commercial and residential growth on the county's quality of was conducted by random interviews over a three-day period. Residents from all over the county were asked to rank various areas that affect the quality of life on a scale of 1 to with 10 the highest ranking. Respondents gave widely divergent ratings to such things as cultural recreational safety and open space and natural environment in the county. the average ranking for all areas ranged from 5 to 7. Respondents were also asked whether the quality of life had deteriorated or improved since they had been here. Only two respondents thought there had only been improvements. there are more community more shops and said a Glen Burnie woman in Annapolis are improving cultur- ally. There are more sail races on Page Col. Grade rules QR'd Students need 1.6 GPA to play By PETER WEST Staff Writer Beginning next semester secondary stu- dents will have to maintain a tow average to participate iri extracurricular the Board of Education decided yesterday. The eight-member board unanimously ap- proved a more stringent eligibility policy that requires students to maintain a grade-point average on a 4.0 scale to partici- pate in clubs or plays. rattier have them graduate said School Superintendent Robert C. board policies apply only to interscholastic spbrts and require 1 students to maintain a or average. The new rule ap- plies to students in grades 9 through 12 for all extracurricu- lar activities and to seventh- and eighth- graders who partici- pate in interacholas- tic sports. The first time that a student compro- the new 1M Standard would be IDISO. If in March after But I don't mid-semester grades are postedr The ment may School boarf iiwmbaf many as of the approximately 20.0W pupils who take part in sports and Bice The which will be implemented through administrative regulations to be approved at a later allows a student to receive one during one of four eligibilty periods. Students who fail to meet the 1.9 standard wiH be placed on probation for IS during which time they may practice but not take part in their chosen activities. Students who fail to improve their grades will be declared ineligible to participate. Rice discounted pojsftaity -the new policy will lead to we tea a we don't feel he's getting- Rice said. trust the grades that Nancy W. attending her first board meeting since her appointment by Gov. Harry Hughes replace board member John C. said she was not comfortable with allowing a student to fail a class yet take part in other activities. 'E' to me represents the absolute absence of she said. will compromise. take consid- ering where we've come from. But I don't Dke Board member John L. a mathe- matics professor at Anne Arundel Communi- ty disagreed. He said that a student may occasionally fail one but chroni- cally .bad students probably will do poorly across the board. oa Page Board of education clips film for a slxthyrtkto health course. Page 33. Marijuana forest Police find 4pot patch' on farm ByJUDIPERLMAN ftovta Couty Staff Writer Cowty police early this morning uprooted a of marijuana plants grow- Mafwfidty on a area farm The some as high as 10 feet weighed about 500 pounds and had an aatteated street value of aotiwri- ttessaid It Is the largest field discov- ered ia this police said is probably the bJfgcrt swirure we've ever had. as far as pot patefces Drtaetrre Jeff Irvine said Officer Fred Reynolds discovered the plants yesterday montag as he walked ahtftf the IPO-acre farm tooktag lor good a the man who leases 4M.OM Police refused to identify the saying they did not want him bothered by curious youths who around property But Tbt CtpiUl leute GeraU who moved the pcofrertr about tkref ago The farm u owned by i D C attorney but neither the owner nor Hoyt are inspected of having planted tht said Officer Rtchird V a police spokes- man Police also declined to identify the property cnraer Youths who often bang out in a wooded area behind the may be tbe polktMkJ Reynolds be stocked when be dtocrremJ the thkk foliage a fomt of it and the plants formed a ereaeaet bt tHi. felt I had walked kata a 'Cbetffc aad CkMg' awtta. 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